List of Pokémon Journeys: The Series episodes
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|List of Pokémon Journeys: The Series episodes|
Pokémon Journeys: The Series international logo.
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||27 (Japan)|
12 (United States)
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original release||November 17, 2019 –|
The twenty-third season of the Pokémon animated series is known as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā) in Japan, Pocket Monsters W (포켓몬스터 W, Poketmonseuteo W) in South Korea, and internationally as Pokémon Journeys: The Series. The season premiered on November 17, 2019 on TV Tokyo in Japan, and on April 8, 2020 on Tooniverse in South Korea. In the United States, it is a web television season that premiered on June 12, 2020 on Netflix. This season follows the adventures of Ash Ketchum (voiced in Japanese by Rika Matsumoto, in Korean by Lee Seon-ho, and in English by Sarah Natochenny) and new protagonist Goh (voiced in Japanese by Daiki Yamashita, in Korean by Song Harim, and in English by Zeno Robinson) as they travel across all eight regions of the Pokémon franchise, including the new Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Shield, along with a young girl named Chloe (voiced in Japanese by Kana Hanazawa, in Korean by Yoon Eunseo, and in English by Cherami Leigh) and learn to use Gigantamax moves.
On April 19, 2020, TV Tokyo, MediaNet and ShoPro announced that the series would be going on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, with production temporarily suspended. Reruns of old episodes of the Pokémon anime on TV Tokyo in Japan from April 26 to May 31, 2020. On the same day, the production of the new episodes was resumed after Japan announced the cancellation of the Emergency situation, and after rerun of old episodes on TV Tokyo. New episodes began airing again weekly from June 7, 2020. On April 23, 2020, The Pokémon Company International announced that Netflix has secured the U.S. rights to air future seasons, starting with "Pokémon Journeys". The first twelve episodes are available for streaming as of June 12, 2020, with additional episodes to be released quarterly. The series premiered on Teletoon in Canada on May 9, 2020. The show is set for release on September 1, 2020 on Pop in the United Kingdom.
The Japanese opening song is "One, Two, Three" (１・２・３ ワン・ツー・スリー, Wan, Tsū, Surī) by After the Rain's Soraru and Mafumafu. The ending song is "Pokémon Shiritori (Full Size Ver.)" (ポケモンしりとり フルサイズVer., Pokémon Shiritori Furu Saizu Ver.) by the Pokémon Music Club's Pokémon Kids 2019. The Korean opening song is "Start of a Journey" (여행의 시작, Yeohaeng-ui Sijak) by Lee Il-song. The ending song is "Memorizing Pokémon Names" (포켓몬 이름 외우기, Pokémon Ireum Oeugi) by Cha$e." The English opening song, "The Journey Starts Today", is performed by Canadian indie pop band Walk off the Earth. Its instrumental version serves as the ending theme.
|J#[a]||E#[a]||English title |
|Original air date||English release date|
|1088||1081||"Enter Pikachu!" (Pikachu is Born!)|
Transcription: "Pikachū tanjō!" (Japanese: ピカチュウ誕生！)
|November 17, 2019||June 12, 2020|
In this prequel episode, Pikachu's backstory as a Pichu, his being cared for by a Kangaskhan after falling off a cliff, the events leading to his evolution into a Pikachu and eventually meeting Ash are revealed.
|1089||1082||"Legend? Go! Friends? Go!" (Satoshi and Go, Let's Go by Lugia!)|
Transcription: "Satoshi to Gō, Rugia de gō!" (Japanese: サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー！)
|November 24, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|Ash, his mother Delia, Mr. Mime, and Professor Oak travel to Vermilion City to attend the opening of Professor Cerise's new research lab. Professor Cerise wants new trainer Goh to choose his first Pokemon from among the Kanto starters, but he refuses because he wants to choose Mew instead. The sudden appearance of Lugia causes Ash and Goh to meet and both of them to go on the ride of a lifetime to learn more about Lugia.|
|1090||1083||"Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower" (Fushigisou, Isn't it Mysterious?)|
Transcription: "Fushigisō tte fushigida ne?" (Japanese: フシギソウってフシギだね？)
|December 1, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|A bunch of Ivysaur are causing chaos throughout Vermilion City, and Professor Cerise sends Ash and Goh to investigate. While learning the cause of the trouble, they not only learn more about each other but also clash with Team Rocket, who are now using Pokéballs supplied by Giovanni via a Pelipper that arrives whenever they call it. With the help of the Ivysaur, Pikachu defeats Team Rocket and the Ivysaur evolve into Venusaur.|
|1091||1084||"Settling the Scorbunny!" (Let's Go to the Galar Region! An Encounter with Hibanny!!)|
Transcription: "Ikuze Gararu Chihō! Hibanī tono deai!!" (Japanese: 行くぜガラル地方！ヒバニーとの出会い！！)
|December 8, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|Ash and Goh travel to the Galar Region to investigate reports that Pokémon are growing giant-sized. While waiting for their train to the Wild Area, they meet up with a trio of food-thieving Nickit, led by a mischievous Scorbunny that seems to connect with Goh.|
|1092||1085||"Mind-Boggling Dynamax!" (Kabigon Became Gigantic!? The Mystery of Daimax!!)|
Transcription: "Kabigon kyodai ka!? daimakkusu no nazo!!" (Japanese: カビゴン巨大化！？ダイマックスの謎！！)
|December 15, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|Ash and Goh continue their investigation in Galar's Wild Area, encountering a Snorlax affected by the mysterious phenomenon, now called "Dynamax". Meanwhile, the Scorbunny from the previous episode has been following them.|
|1093||1086||"Working My Way Back to Mew!" (Catch a Lot of Pokémon! The Path to Mew!!)|
Transcription: "Pokemon tairyō getto daze! Myū e no michi!!" (Japanese: ポケモン大量ゲットだぜ！ミュウへの道！！)
|December 22, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|Goh and Scorbunny have become partners, but Goh is still determined to catch Mew someday. However, he finds that catching certain Pokémon isn't as easy as he thinks.|
|1094||1087||"Serving Up the Flute Cup!" (The Hoenn Region, Site of Fierce Fights! The Battle Frontier Challenge!!)|
Transcription: "Gekitō no Hōen chihō! Chōsen batoru furontia!!" (Japanese: 激闘のホウエン地方！挑戦バトルフロンティア！！)
|December 29, 2019||June 12, 2020|
|Hearing about the Hoenn Region's Battle Frontier Glass Flute Cup competition, Ash immediately signs both himself and Goh up. Goh's battling inexperience gets him knocked out in the first round, but Ash, Pikachu and Mr. Mime show him that battling can be fun.|
|1095||1088||"The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!!" (Don't Lose, Pochama! The Drift Ice Race in the Sinnoh Region!!)|
Transcription: "Makeruna Potchama! Shinō chihō no ryūhyō rēsu!!" (Japanese: 負けるなポッチャマ！シンオウ地方の流氷レース！！)
|January 12, 2020||June 12, 2020|
|Ash and Goh meet a Piplup from the Sinnoh region that has run (actually swam) away from its owner Lauren. Traveling to Sinnoh to return it, they learn that Piplup ran away because of its jealousy about Lauren's Croagunk, who's competing with Piplup for her attention. The two Pokémon decide to settle their quarrel by competing in the Pokémon Iceberg Race, which Ash and Goh decide to enter as well.|
|1096||1089||"Finding a Legend!" (The Promise We Made that Day! The Houou Legend of the Johto Region!!)|
Transcription: "Ano hi no chikai! Jōto chihō no Hōō densetsu!!" (Japanese: あの日の誓い！ジョウト地方のホウオウ伝説！！)
|January 19, 2020||June 12, 2020|
|Reports from the Johto region of sightings of Ho-Oh, the Legendary Pokémon Ash and Pikachu saw long ago, send Ash and Goh to Johto in the hope of seeing it. At an ancient bell tower, they meet a boy who also wants to see Ho-Oh and his grandfather who has lost his belief in the Legendary Pokémon.|
|1097||1090||"A Test in Paradise!" (The Kairyu Paradise, Hakuryu's Ordeal!)|
Transcription: "Kairyū no rakuen, Hakuryū no shiren!" (Japanese: カイリューの楽園、ハクリューの試練！)
|January 26, 2020||June 12, 2020|
|Acting on reports about Dragonite, Ash and Goh begin a search for a mysterious island that may be the Dragonite habitat. To get there, Goh catches a Dewgong to use as a Ride Pokemon, but its chasing a female Dewgong it's fallen in love with sends them headlong into a storm; fortunately, they are rescued by Dragonite who bring them to their island. While learning about the Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite living there, Ash and Pikachu help a Dragonair who's having trouble learning how to fly.|
|1098||1091||"Best Friend ... Worst Nightmare!" (Koharu, Wanpachi, and Sometimes Gangar Too)|
Transcription: "Koharu to Wanpachi to, tokidoki, Gengā" (Japanese: コハルとワンパチと、時々、ゲンガー)
|February 2, 2020||June 12, 2020|
|A Gengar is revealed to be responsible for poltergeist activity at the Cerise Institute, and Ash and Goh race to catch it. Meanwhile, Chloe isn't sure what her dream for the future is and whether or not she even likes Pokémon, but returning to the lab she becomes caught up in the battle between Ash/Goh and Gengar.|
|1099||1092||"Flash of the Titans!" (Daimax Battle! Dande, The Greatest of Them All!!)|
Transcription: "Daimakkusu batoru! Saikyō ōja Dande!!" (Japanese: ダイマックスバトル！最強王者ダンデ！！)
|February 9, 2020||June 12, 2020|
|Professor Cerise gives Ash and Goh tickets to the World Coronation Series, which is being held in Wyndon (a city in the Galar region). Ash and Goh discover that Dynamax can be controlled during the final battle between Lance and Leon, in which Leon's Charizard defeats Lance's Gyarados. Meanwhile, Team Rocket attempts to capture a Drednaw by battling it with a Bellsprout, but Drednaw then goes into Gigantamax form and goes on a rampage.|
|1100||1093||"Satoshi vs. Dande! The Road to the Strongest!!"|
Transcription: "Satoshi tai dande! Saikyō e no michi! !" (Japanese: サトシ対ダンデ！最強への道！！)
|February 16, 2020||TBA|
|While the Daimax Kajirigame chases Rocket-Dan, Satoshi and Go lure it to them and battle with Pikachu and Hibanny. When a strike from the Daimax Kajirigame cracks open the ground and releases energy, Pikachu becomes a Daimax Pikachu without the use of a Daimax Band. With help from Dande, Satoshi and Pikachu defeat Kajirigame, with both Pokemon returning to normal after the battle. Satoshi asks to have a battle with Dande, who later sneaks up on Satoshi and Go and agrees to battle Satoshi.|
|1101||1094||"First Visit to the Unova Region! Raid Battle in the Ruins!!"|
Transcription: "Hatsu isshu chihō! Iseki de reidobatoru! !" (Japanese: 初イッシュ地方！遺跡でレイドバトル！！)
|February 23, 2020||TBA|
|Satoshi and Go travel to the Unova region to explore the Ruins of the Titan, located in the middle of the Desert Resort. Due to the hot sand making walking difficult, Pokemon Ranger Keira suggests that they use their Pokemon to sled across. Reaching the ruin, Satoshi, Go and Keira meet the Group Leader. They explore the ruins, but find the path to face the Ancient Titan, a giant Golugh, is set with deadly traps, leading up to a battle.|
|1102||1095||"Snow Day, Where Is Karakara's Bone?"|
Transcription: "Yuki no hi, Karakara no hone wa doko?" (Japanese: 雪の日、カラカラのホネはどこ？)
|March 1, 2020||TBA|
|With the systems down at the Sakuragi Institute due to a major snowfall, Go decides to go home to visit his family. While waiting for his parents to arrive, he and Hibanny spot a Karakara being bullied by a gang of Mankeys. When the Mankeys steal Karakara's bone, Go, Hibanny and some of his Pokemon decide to help Karakara get its precious bone back. Meanwhile, because Go had left behind his present to his parents, Satoshi and Pikachu come looking for him, and after learning what happened volunteer to help.|
|1103||1096||"Satoshi is Cursed...!"|
Transcription: "Norowareta Satoshi…!" (Japanese: 呪われたサトシ…！)
|March 8, 2020||TBA|
|The Gangar that "haunted" the Sakuragi lab is back, and it's as mischievous as ever! Satoshi and Go resume their race to catch it, but it gets away. Go starts insinuating that Gangar might be back to curse Satoshi, and all of a sudden weird accidents start happening to Satoshi. Later, he literally runs into a Trainer whom Gangar (who's been hiding in Satoshi's shadow) recognizes as its former Trainer who had abandoned it. Satoshi intervenes when the enraged Gangar attacks its former Trainer, and Rocket-Dan (who've been watching from the sidelines) decides that they want Gangar for themselves.|
|1104||1097||"Hibanny, Use Your Flaming Kick! Face Tomorrow!!"|
Transcription: "Hibanī, honō no kikku! Asunimukatte! !" (Japanese: ヒバニー、炎のキック！明日に向かって！！)
|March 15, 2020||TBA|
|While training with Satoshi and Pikachu, Hibanny is teased by Go's Hihidaruma into using a Fire-type move, but things don't go well. Hibanny is frustrated, and when Go seems unsympathetic Hibanny runs away. It manages to learn Sparks, but Go is too interested in catching Pokemon to notice. Chasing after a Pelipper, Go and Hibanny run into Rocket-Dan, who attacks them using a Nyorobon and a Kamukame. Hibanny is quickly defeated when its Sparks move fails again, and Satoshi and Pikachu join in, with Pikachu "blasting off" Rocket-Dan. When Go again seems unsympathetic, Hibanny runs away again and again runs into Rocket-Dan, who battle it again. This time, Go and Hibanny work as a team, causing Hibanny to evolve into Rabbifuto, whose new Sparks Kick move defeats Rocket-Dan. However, in the battle's aftermath, the relationship between Go and the former Hibanny may never be the same.|
|1105||1098||"Satoshi Takes Part! The Pokémon World Championships!!"|
Transcription: "Satoshi sansen! Pokémon wārudo chanpionshippusu! !" (Japanese: サトシ参戦！ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス！！)
|March 22, 2020||TBA|
|In order to boost his ranking in the World Coronation Series, Satoshi and Pikachu, with Go and Rabbifuto, head out to the Kuchiba Gym to face their old opponent Matis. However, with Matis away, the gym is now being run by Visquez. Their battle is a two-on-two match officiated by a Rotom Drone, with Pikachu starting out for Satoshi and Raichu for Visquez. During the battle, Satoshi recalls Pikachu and sends out Gangar, who defeats Raichu. Visquez sends out Marumine, who defeats Gangar, so it's all up to Pikachu ... and Rabbifuto is watching closely!|
|1106||1099||"I'm a Metamon!"|
Transcription: "Watashi wa metamon!" (Japanese: ワタシはメタモン！)
|March 29, 2020||TBA|
|Musashi still has dreams of being an actress, so she and Rocket-Dan try to sneak into a studio shooting a film in which one of the actors is a Metamon that can't transform properly. Terrified by the film's dictatorial director, Metamon runs away by secretly hiding in Musashi's bag. When Rocket-Dan finds it after returning to their hideout, Musashi decides she's going to train it to transform properly. Meanwhile, Satoshi and Go are searching for the missing Metamon.|
|1107||1100||"Go Towards Your Dream! Satoshi and Go!!"|
Transcription: "Yume e mukatte gō! Satoshi to Gō!!" (Japanese: 夢へ向かってゴー！サトシとゴウ！！)
|April 5, 2020||TBA|
|Today is Pokémon Orientation Day at the Sakuragi Institute! The six visiting children are split into three teams: Team Blue escorted by Satoshi and Pikachu; Team Red by Go, Rabbifuto and Koharu; and Team Yellow by Professor Sakuragi and Koharu's Wanpachi, to explore a section of the city and learn about the Pokémon they meet. Naturally, the kids are in for different but interesting experiences: Satoshi and Pikachu show their kids Pokemon-battling (getting involved in a World Coronation Series ranking match along the way), and Go goes on a Pokemon-catching spree with his duo. Trouble strikes when Rocket-Dan try to steal Pikachu, Rabbifuto and Wanpachi using a fake Lugia.|
|1108||1101||"Hit Your Mark, Wave Guidance! Satoshi and the Mysterious Egg!"|
Transcription: "Todoke-ha shirube! Satoshi to fushigina tamago! !" (Japanese: とどけ波導！サトシと不思議なタマゴ！！)
|April 12, 2020||TBA|
|While out searching for Pokémon eggs, Satoshi and Go encounter Hashiba, who challenges Satoshi to a World Coronation Series ranking match, but his Kentauros is defeated by Pikachu. At the Kuchiba City Pokémon Center while Pikachu is being treated, a Pokémon egg from the Sinnoh Region that hasn't been willing to hatch yet reacts to Satoshi, and Joy-san entrusts the egg to him. That night at the Sakuragi Institute, the egg hatches to reveal a Riolu, who runs away and starts attacking wild Pokémon indiscriminately, including an Iwark that may be too strong for Riolu unless Satoshi and Pikachu can get there in time.|
Transcription: "Sayonara, Rabbifuto!" (Japanese: さよなら、ラビフット！)
|April 19, 2020||TBA|
|Satoshi and Go have gone to the Hoenn Region to investigate the phenomenon that causes Agehunt to migrate, but the rift between Rabbifuto and Go seems to be getting worse and worse to the point where Rabbifuto is refusing to listen to Go and doesn't even seem to like him! While they're all staying at the Pokémon Center, Rabifuto keeps sneaking out at night. Satoshi, Pikachu and Go follow him to an underground Pokémon Dance Club where Rabbifuto seems to be quite the dance star and appears quite happy. Believing that Rabbifuto would be better off without him, Go decides to release Rabbifuto, but this may be the worst decision he's ever made.|
|1110||1103||"A Massive Panic! Sakuragi Park!!"|
Transcription: "Dai panikku! Sakuragipāku! !" (Japanese: 大パニック！サクラギパーク！！)
|June 7, 2020[b]||TBA|
|All the food in the Sakuragi Park has disappeared, and all the Pokémon there are starting to fight out of hunger. Satoshi and Go decide to stake out the park overnight to catch the culprit.|
|1111||1104||"Take a Break! Rocket-Dan!!"|
Transcription: "Yasume! Roketto-dan! !" (Japanese: 休め！ロケット団！！)
|June 14, 2020||TBA|
|Rocket-Dan receives orders from Sakaki to take a vacation, which apparently applies to all Rocket-Dan members, but while they're taking things easy in the Sinnoh Region Resort Area Matori and her Elite Team swoop in and start snatching up Pokémon! Now Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth and Sonans have to work with Satoshi and Go, who are also in Sinnoh, to stop Matori without anyone finding out who they are or violating their orders from Headquarters.|
|1112||1105||"A Battle Festival Exploding With Life! VS Mega Lucario!!"|
Transcription: "Inochi bakuhatsu batorufesu! VS megarukario! !" (Japanese: 命爆発バトルフェス！VSメガルカリオ！！)
|June 21, 2020||TBA|
|Satoshi returns to the Kalos Region with Go to compete in the Battle Festival, in which a lot of the participants are also competing in the World Coronation Series. During the competition while Go, as usual, is out catching new Pokémon, Satoshi comes face to face in a World Coronation Series Ranking Match with an old friend and opponent: Gym Leader Corni and her Lucario! It's a two-on-two battle, with Satoshi's Gangar and Kairyu vs. Corni's Kojondo and Lucario! Satoshi and his new team of Pokémon must find a way to battle through and emerge victorious, while Go sees Mega-Evolution for the first time.|
|1113||1106||"Jump! Koiking / Crown Yourself! Yadoking"|
Transcription: "Hanero! Koikingu / Kabure! Yadokingu" (Japanese: はねろ！コイキング・かぶれ！ヤドキング)
|June 28, 2020||TBA|
1) Go decides to enter his new Koiking in a Koiking High Jump Tournament, but his Koiking has gotten too big and fat to jump, so he decides to train it using training tapes by Pokémon World High Jump Champion Kasuking...plus a special secret technique of his own.
|1114||1107||"A Heroic Legend! Dande's Ultimate Battle!!"|
Transcription: "Hideodensetsu! Dande saikyō batoru! !" (Japanese: 英雄伝説！ダンデ最強バトル！！)
|July 5, 2020||TBA|
|Satoshi and Go return to the Galar Region to see a World Coronation Series Match between two Trainers in the Master Class: Dande and his rival Gym Leader Kibana.|
Transcription: "Mesomeso messon" (Japanese: めそめそメッソン)
|July 12, 2020||TBA|
|After the Dande-Kibana match, Satoshi and Go come across a timid Messon that not only won't stop crying but whose crying and tears causes other people to cry as well ... including Satoshi and Go! Then Rocket-Dan turns up to make matters worse.|
- The English episode numbers are based on their first airing in the United States on Netflix. Other English-speaking nations largely follow either this order or the Japanese order. Episodes released on Netflix in the U.S. are released on a quarterly basis while those on TV networks outside of the U.S. are aired on a weekly basis.
- This episode was originally scheduled to air on April 26, 2020, and the six following were to air in the subsequent weeks, but did not due to the production shutdown.
- Robinson, Zeno (2020-04-23). "Looking forward to #PokemonJourneys release and BEYOND BLESSED to join the incredible Pokemon family as the voice of Goh!". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
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- "New 'Pokémon' Anime Trailer Confirms Upcoming Series to Include Ash, Pikachu and New Character". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- Hodgkins, Crystalyn. "New Pokémon TV Anime Delays New Episodes Due to COVID-19". Anime News Network. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
- "＜番組からのお知らせ＞新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大にともなう「緊急事態宣言」の解除を受け、一時見合わせていた番組制作を再開いたしました。これに伴いアニメ「ポケットモンスター」は来週６月７日（日）夕方６時の放送より、最新話の放送を再開いたします。みなさま是非ご覧ください！！pic.twitter.com/G8JaUCepSI". Twitter (in Japanese). @anipoke_PR. 30 May 2020. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
- Loo, Egan (31 May 2020). "Pokémon Journeys TV Anime Resumes New Episodes on June 7 After COVID-19 Delay". Anime News Network. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
- "NETFLIX AND THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL TEAM UP FOR U.S. PREMIERE OF POKÉMON JOURNEYS: THE SERIES". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
- Porter, Rick. "Netflix Snags Rights to 'Pokémon' Animated Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
- Sherman, Jennifer. "Netflix Streams New Pokémon Journeys TV Anime on June 12 (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
- Pokémon Journeys: The Series Coming September 1, 2020, to POP
- "After the Rain's New Pokémon Anime Full OP Released on Mafumafu's Channel". Crunchyroll News. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- Pokémon Music Club's Pokémon Kids 2019's new Pokémon Anime Full ED Released on Natalie Music's Website. Retrieved 2019-11-24
- This is the first Pokémon anime English opening song not to have the lyric "Pokémon" at any point in the song, unlike previous Pokémon English opening songs.
- "'Pokémon Journeys: The Series' Heads To Netflix In The U.S." Deadline.com. April 23, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
- "Pocket Monsters Episodes". TV Tokyo. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- After airing the 22nd episode of Pocket Monsters: New Series on TV Tokyo in Japan, on April 19, 2020, Pokémon anime will rerun the old episodes on TV Tokyo from April 26 to May 31, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.