Pokémon Journeys: The Series

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Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Season 23
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series international logo.
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes51 (Japan)
36 (U.S.A.)
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17) –
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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, and internationally as Pokémon Journeys: The Series. The season premiered on November 17, 2019 on TV Tokyo channel 7. In the United States, it releases as a streaming television season that premiered on June 12, 2020 on Netflix, making it the first Pokémon series not to air on conventional broadcast television in the United States, unlike previous series. It premiered in Canada on Teletoon on a weekly basis on May 9, 2020.[1] This season follows the adventures of Ash Ketchum and new protagonist Goh as they travel across all eight regions of the Pokémon franchise, including the new Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Shield.[2] As a result, the finale part from the games makes an earlier appearance, rather than taking a few seasons; thus truly breaking free of the typecast the show was in until the Sun and Moon arc. Supporting characters include Professor Cerise, a Pokémon researcher who oversees Ash and Goh's missions, and his daughter Chloe, Goh's childhood friend.[3] 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".[4] On September 13, 2020, it was announced the anime will switch from airing on Sundays to Fridays on October 9, 2020.[5] The first thirty-six episodes are currently available for streaming as of December 4, 2020, with additional episodes to be released quarterly.[6] The show began airing on September 1, 2020 on Pop in the United Kingdom.[7]

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 for 31 episodes, by Golden Bomber's Nishikawa-kun and Kirishō for 18 episodes, and by Karaage Shimai's Erika Ikuta and Sayuri Matsumura from Nogizaka46 starting episode 50. The ending songs are "Pokémon Shiritori" (ポケモンしりとり, Pokémon Shiritori) by the Pokémon Music Club's Junichi Masuda, Pasocom Music Club and Pokémon Kids 2019 divided into two parts, The Pikachu → Mew Ver. (ピカチュウ→ミュウVer., Pikachū → Myū Ver.) for 18 episodes and starting episode 40, and The Mew → Zamazenta Ver. (ミュウ→ザマゼンタVer., Myū → Zamazenta Ver.) for 20 episodes and starting episode 41, and "Strange and Wonderful Creatures" (ふしぎなふしぎな生きもの, Fushigina Fushigina Ikimono) by Tortoise Matsumoto (Ulfuls) for 3 episodes.[8][9] The English opening song, "The Journey Starts Today", is performed by Canadian indie pop band Walk off the Earth, making it the first English opening song not to have the lyric "Pokémon" at any point in the song, unlike previous English opening songs of the Pokémon anime.[10] Its instrumental version serves as the ending theme.


J#[a] E#[a] English title
Japanese title
Original air date[11] English release date
10881081"Enter Pikachu!!"  (Pikachu is Born!)
Transcription: "Pikachū tanjō!" (Japanese: ピカチュウ誕生!)
November 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)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, and the events leading to his evolution into a Pikachu and eventually meeting Ash are revealed.

  • Note: In this episode, Hana Takeda voices young Ash Ketchum, Kei Shindō voices Goh, and Ikue Ōtani voices Pichu. In the English dub, they are voiced by the same actors that voice their more grown up counterparts aided by some technical tweaking.
10891082"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 (2019-11-24)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 Pokémon 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.
10901083"Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower"  (Fushigisō, Isn't it Mysterious?)
Transcription: "Fushigisōtte Fushigidane?" (Japanese: フシギソウってフシギだね?)
December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)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.
10911084"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 (2019-12-08)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.
10921085"Mind-Boggling Gigantamax!"  (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 (2019-12-15)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.
10931086"Working My Way Back to Mew!"  (Catch a Lot of Pokémon! The Path to Mew!!)
Transcription: "Pokémon 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 (2019-12-22)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.
10941087"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 (2019-12-29)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.
10951088"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 (2020-01-12)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, while Team Rocket plan to sabotage the race by capturing all the Pokémon that have entered.
10961089"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 (2020-01-19)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.
10971090"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 (2020-01-26)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 Pokémon, 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.
10981091"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 (2020-02-02)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.
10991092"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 (2020-02-09)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.
11001093"The Climb to Be the Very Best!"  (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 (2020-02-16)September 11, 2020
While the Gigantamax Drednaw chases Team Rocket, Ash and Goh lure it to them and battle with Pikachu and Scorbunny. When a strike from the Gigantamax Drednaw cracks open the ground and releases energy, Pikachu becomes a Gigantamax Pikachu without the use of a Dynamax Band. With help from Leon, Ash and Pikachu defeat Drednaw, with both Pokémon returning to normal after the battle. Ash asks to have a battle with Leon, who later sneaks up on Ash and Goh and agrees to battle Ash.
11011094"Raid Battle in the Ruins"  (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 (2020-02-23)September 11, 2020
Ash and Goh 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, Pokémon Ranger Keira suggests that they use their Pokémon to sled across. Reaching the ruin, Ash, Goh and Keira meet the Group Leader and explore the ruins, but find that the path to face the Ancient Titan, a giant Golurk, is set with deadly traps, leading up to a battle.
11021095"A Snow Day for Searching!"  (On a Snowy 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 (2020-03-01)September 11, 2020
With the systems down at the Cerise Institute due to a major snowfall, Goh decides to go home to visit his family. While waiting for his parents to arrive, he and Scorbunny spot a Cubone being bullied by a gang of Mankeys. When the Mankeys steal Cubone's bone, Goh, Scorbunny and some of his Pokémon decide to help Cubone get its precious bone back. Meanwhile, because Goh had left behind his present to his parents, Ash and Pikachu come looking for him, and after learning what happened volunteer to help.
11031096"A Chilling Curse!"  (Satoshi is Cursed...!)
Transcription: "Norowareta Satoshi...!" (Japanese: 呪われたサトシ...!)
March 8, 2020 (2020-03-08)September 11, 2020
The Gengar that "haunted" the Cerise lab is back, and it's as mischievous as ever! Ash and Goh resume their race to catch it, but it gets away. Goh starts insinuating that Gengar might be back to curse Ash, and all of a sudden weird accidents start happening to Ash. Later, he literally runs into a Trainer whom Gengar (who's been hiding in Ash's shadow) recognizes as its former Trainer who had abandoned it. Ash intervenes when the enraged Gengar attacks its former Trainer, and Team Rocket (who've been watching from the sidelines) decides that they want Gengar for themselves.
11041097"Kicking It From Here Into Tomorrow!"  (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 (2020-03-15)September 11, 2020
While training with Ash and Pikachu, Scorbunny is teased by Goh's Darmanitan into using a Fire-type move, but things don't go well. Scorbunny is frustrated, and when Goh seems unsympathetic Scorbunny runs away. It manages to learn Sparks, but Goh is too interested in catching Pokémon to notice. Chasing after a Pelipper, Goh and Scorbunny run into Team Rocket, who attacks them using a Poliwrath and a Chewtle. Scorbunny is quickly defeated when its Sparks move fails again, and Ash and Pikachu join in, with Pikachu "blasting off" Team Rocket. When Goh again seems unsympathetic, Scorbunny runs away again and again runs into Team Rocket, who battle it again. This time, Goh and Scorbunny work as a team, causing Scorbunny to evolve into Raboot, whose new Sparks Kick defeats Team Rocket. However, in the battle's aftermath, the relationship between Goh and the former Scorbunny may never be the same.
11051098"Destination: Coronation!"  (Satoshi Participates! 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 (2020-03-22)September 11, 2020
In order to boost his ranking in the World Coronation Series, Ash and Pikachu, along with Goh and Raboot, head out to the Vermillion Gym to face their old opponent Lt. Surge. However, with Lt. Surge away, the gym is now being run by Visquez. Their battle is a two-on-two match, with Pikachu starting out for Ash and Raichu for Visquez. During the battle, Ash recalls Pikachu and sends out Gengar, who defeats Raichu. Visquez sends out Electrode, who defeats Gengar, so it's all up to Pikachu ... and Raboot is watching closely!
11061099"A Talent for Imitation!"  (I Am Metamon!)
Transcription: "Watashi wa Metamon!" (Japanese: ワタシはメタモン!)
March 29, 2020 (2020-03-29)September 11, 2020
Jessie still has dreams of being an actress, so she and Team Rocket try to sneak into a studio shooting a film in which one of the actors is a Ditto that can't transform properly. Terrified by the film's dictatorial director, Ditto runs away by secretly hiding in Jessie's bag. When Team Rocket finds it after returning to their hideout, Jessie decides she's going to train it to transform properly. Meanwhile, Ash and Goh are searching for the missing Ditto.
11071100"Dreams Are Made of These!"  (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 (2020-04-05)September 11, 2020
Today is Pokémon Orientation Day at the Cerise Institute! The six visiting children are split into three teams: Team Blue escorted by Ash and Pikachu; Team Red by Goh, Raboot and Chloe; Team Yellow by Professor Cerise and Chloe's Yamper, to explore a section of the city and learn about the Pokémon they meet. Naturally, the kids are in for different but interesting experiences: Ash and Pikachu show their kids Pokémon-battling (getting involved in a World Coronation Series ranking match along the way), and Goh goes on a Pokemon-catching spree with his duo. Trouble strikes when Team Rocket try to steal Pikachu, Raboot and Yamper by using a fake Lugia.
11081101"Caring for a Mystery!"  (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 (2020-04-12)September 11, 2020
While out searching for Pokémon eggs, Ash and Goh encounter Hayden, a Trainer who challenges Ash to a World Coronation Series ranking match, but his Tauros is defeated by Pikachu. At the Vermillion 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 Ash and Nurse Joy entrusts the egg to him. That night at the Cerise Institute, the egg hatches to reveal a Riolu, who runs away and starts attacking wild Pokémon indiscriminately, including an Onix that may be too strong for Riolu unless Ash and Pikachu can get there in time.
1109[12]1102"Goodbye, Friend!"  (Goodbye, Rabbifuto!)
Transcription: "Sayonara, Rabbifuto!" (Japanese: さよなら、ラビフット!)
April 19, 2020 (2020-04-19)September 11, 2020
Ash and Goh have gone to the Hoenn Region to investigate the phenomenon that causes Agehunt to migrate, but the rift between Raboot and Goh seems to be getting worse and worse to the point where Raboot is refusing to listen to Goh and doesn't even seem to like him! While they're all staying at the Pokémon Center, Raboot keeps sneaking out at night. Ash, Pikachu and Goh follow him to an underground Pokémon Dance Club where Raboot seems to be quite the dance star and appears quite happy. Believing that Raboot would be better off without him, Goh decides to release Raboot, but this may be the worst decision he's ever made.
11101103"Panic in the Park!"  (A Massive Panic! Sakuragi Park!)
Transcription: "Dai Panikku! Sakuragi Pāku!" (Japanese: 大パニック!サクラギパーク!!)
June 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)[b]September 11, 2020
All the food in the Cerise Park has disappeared, and all the Pokémon there are starting to fight out of hunger. Ash and Goh decide to stake out the park overnight to catch the culprit.
11111104"A Little Rocket R&R!"  (Take a Break! Rocket-Gang!)
Transcription: "Yasume! Roketto-dan!" (Japanese: 休め!ロケット団!!)
June 14, 2020 (2020-06-14)September 11, 2020
Team Rocket receives orders from Giovanni to take a vacation, an order which apparently applies to all Team Rocket 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 Jessie, James, Meowth and Wobbuffet have to work with Ash and Goh, who are also in Sinnoh, to stop Matori without anyone finding out who they are or face punishment for violating their orders from HQ.
11121105"A Festival Reunion!"  (A Battle Festival Exploding With Life! VS Mega Lucario!!)
Transcription: "Inochi Bakuhatsu Batoru Fesu! Buiesu Mega Rukario!!" (Japanese: 命爆発バトルフェス!VSメガルカリオ!!)
June 21, 2020 (2020-06-21)December 4, 2020
Ash returns to the Kalos Region with Goh 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 Goh, as usual, is out catching new Pokémon. In a World Coronation Series Ranking Match, Ash comes face to face with an old opponent and friend: Gym Leader Korrina and her Lucario! It's a two-on-two battle, with Ash's Gengar and Dragonite vs. Korrina's Mienshao and Lucario! Ash and his new team of Pokémon must find a way to battle through and emerge victorious, while Goh witnesses Mega-Evolution for the first time.
11131106"Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!"  (Jump! Koiking)
Transcription: "Hanero! Koikingu" (Japanese: はねろ!コイキング)
"Slowking's Crowning!"  (Crown Yourself! Yadoking)
Transcription: "Kabure! Yadoking" (Japanese: かぶれ!ヤドキング)
June 26, 2020 (2020-06-26)December 4, 2020

"Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!": Goh decides to enter his new Magikarp in a Magikarp High Jump Tournament, but his Magikarp 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.

"Slowking's Crowning!": Ash and Goh travel to an island habitat for Slowpoke, and when an udon-eating Slowking appears, Ash shares some of his ramen with it. The Slowking likes it so much it exchanges its Shellder for the ramen, but when the Shellder latches onto Satoshi's head he becomes Sato-king!

  • Note: In this episode, Kasukarp is voiced by comedian Toshiaki Kasuga. This episode also consists of two 11-minute stories rather than a full-length story.
11141107"Toughing It Out!"  (A Heroic Legend! Dande's Ultimate Battle!!)
Transcription: "Hideo Densetsu! Dande Saikyō Batoru! !" (Japanese: 英雄伝説!ダンデ最強バトル!!)
July 5, 2020 (2020-07-05)December 4, 2020
Accompanied by Pikachu, Raboot, Riolu and Goh's Farfetch'd, Ash and Goh return to the Galar Region to see a World Coronation Series Match between two Trainers in the Master Class: Leon and his rival Gym Leader Raihan...a battle that becomes even more intense when both Trainers use Gigantamax! Later, Ash and Goh meet Sonia, who tells them something disturbing about the power behind Gigantamax, and Riolu gets its first real chance to battle when they encounter a tough Galarian Farfetch'd.
11151108"Sobbing Sobble!"  (Sobbing Messon)
Transcription: "Mesomeso Messon" (Japanese: めそめそメッソン)
July 12, 2020 (2020-07-12)December 4, 2020
While still in the Galar region, Ash and Goh come across a timid Sobble that not only won't stop crying but whose crying causes other people to cry as well...including Ash, Goh and all their Pokémon! Goh manages to catch it, but when he uses it to try and catch a Silicobra, it runs away. Later, it encounters Team Rocket, who, after having a bad time with a hungry Morpeko, decide to use it as bait to catch Pikachu but instead get caught up in the waterworks, forcing Ash and Goh to battle them to free Sobble.
11161109"There's a New Kid in Town!"  (Electrifying Jealousy! Wanpachi's Feelings)
Transcription: "Pachipachi Yaki Mochi! Wanpachi no Kimochi" (Japanese: パチパチやきもち!ワンパチのきもち)
July 19, 2020 (2020-07-19)December 4, 2020
Yamper finds an injured Pidove and brings it to the Cerise house, and the Cerise family decides to take care of it. The problem is, as time goes on Pidove becomes firmly (and physically) attached to Yamper, but when Yamper becomes jealous of the growing attachment between Pidove and Chloe, Chloe needs to be reminded of her own history with Yamper.
11171110"Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!"  (The Reluctant Pikachu and the Exasperated Barrierd)
Transcription: "Iyaiya Pikachū, Yareyare Bariyādo" (Japanese: いやいやピカチュウ、やれやれバリヤード)
July 26, 2020 (2020-07-26)December 4, 2020
When Ash seems fixated on training Riolu, Pikachu, feeling left out and jealous, decides to run away back to Pallet Town. Mimey chases after him, but Pikachu won't listen, so Mimey determinedly follows him. This begins a journey in which not only are memories revived and re-experienced, but also both new and old bonds are formed and re-forged.
11181111"The Cuteness Quotient!"  (Hinbass and the Beautiful Scale)
Transcription: "Hinbasu no Kireina Uroko" (Japanese: ヒンバスのきれいなウロコ)
August 2, 2020 (2020-08-02)December 4, 2020
Parker's friend Jinny is upset because everyone keeps telling her that her Pokémon, a Feebas (said to be the shabbiest Pokémon in the world) isn't cute. However, Jinny and Feebas aim to win the Friendship Contest. With Chole, Parker, Ash and Goh's encouragement, they begin training for the contest, but it may not be so easy, especially since Jinny needs to first learn how to swim and Team Rocket, hearing of the contest, decides to crash it to steal all the competing Pokémon.
11191112"Time After Time!"  (Celebi: A Timeless Promise)
Transcription: "Serebī Toki o Koeta Yakusoku" (Japanese: セレビィ 時を超えた約束)
August 9, 2020 (2020-08-09)December 4, 2020

Three years ago, Goh met a boy named Horace on a family trip to Azalea Town in the Johto region. Horace was searching for the Mythical Pokémon Celebi and the two decided to search for it together, but Celebi was hard to find. The two of them promised to meet up again the next day to continue their search, but Horace never showed up. In the present, Goh returns to Azalea Town and ends up encountering the ghosts of his past.

  • Note: Ash and Pikachu are absent from this episode.
11201113"Trade, Borrow, and Steal!"  (Would You Like To Do a Pokémon Trade?)
Transcription: "Pokémon Kōkan Shimasenka?" (Japanese: ポケモン交換しませんか?)
August 16, 2020 (2020-08-16)December 4, 2020
While attending the Pokémon Exchange Event in Vermillion City Ash and Goh meet bug-type enthusiast and self-proclaimed "Bug Pokémon Queen of the Sinnoh Region" Kriketina Kylie, who is looking to collect Kanto Bug-type Pokémon. Kricketina wants to trade her Heracross for Goh’s Pinsir, but Goh can’t bring himself to do it. So he and Ash try to help her catch a wild Pinsir using Kricketina's special food bait, with interesting results courtesy of Team Rocket (who happen to be starving, thanks to Morpeko) and Kricketina's Heracross.
11211114"Solitary and Menacing!"  (The Solitary Fighter Saito! The Threatening Otosupus!!)
Transcription: "Kokō no Tōshi Saitō!Otosupasu no Kyōi! !" (Japanese: 孤高の闘士サイトウ!オトスパスの脅威!!)
August 23, 2020 (2020-08-23)December 4, 2020
Ash and Goh are visiting the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City, where the Karate Master has just suffered a rough defeat at the hands of Bea, a Fighting-type Gym Leader from the Galar region. Eager to raise his World Coronation Series ranking and continue his winning streak, Ash challenges Bea to an official battle. Ash’s Pokémon have trained hard, but Bea and her Pokémon (Hawlucha and Grapploct) prove to be an unexpected challenge.
11221115"Gotta Catch a What?!"  (I'll Get You, Pikachu!!)
Transcription: "Pikachu, Getto Daze!!" (Japanese: ピカチュウ、ゲットだぜ!!)
August 30, 2020 (2020-08-30)December 4, 2020
Goh has caught lots of Pokémon so far, but which to catch next? Admiring the close bond between Ash and Pikachu, he decides to catch a Pikachu of his own. Coincidentally, Professor Cerise wants our heroes to research a Pikachu outbreak, so they’re off! When they arrive, Goh catches a female Pikachu, whose friends are digging Thunder Stones out of the nearby rocks so they can evolve into Raichus. But Team Rocket arrives, and they manage to round up not just the wild Pikachu, but Ash’s Pikachu, too! But Goh's Pikachu knows just what to do to send Team Rocket blasting off.
11231116"Making Battles in the Sand!"  (Satoshi and Go, Crawl Up From the Sand Hell!)
Transcription: "Satoshi to Gō, Suna Jigoku Kara Hai Agare" (Japanese: サトシとゴウ、砂地獄から這い上がれ)
September 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)December 4, 2020
As a result of his battle with Bea, Ash's confidence has been shaken, sending him into a 3-loss losing streak and dropping him down a class in the World Coronation Series. Meanwhile, a mysterious whirling sandstorm has appeared in Mauville City, drawing people in with a strange singing noise. Ash and Goh investigate and find that the storm is being caused by a powerful Flygon! Just when it seems Ash may be defeated, Goh comes up with a brilliant new strategy.
11241117"I'm Back! Nice to Meet You, Alola!"
Transcription: "Tadaima! Hajimemashite, Arōra!" (Japanese: ただいま!はじめましてアローラ!)
September 13, 2020 (2020-09-13)TBA
After Goh's Exeggcute is evolved into a Exeggutor, Ash tells him about Alolan Exeggutor and Goh becomes fired up with the idea of catching one. Ash and Goh travel to the Alola region where Ash is reunited with his Alolan Pokémon and his old friends, Pokemon and his mentor Professor Kukui (as well the new addition to the Kukui family). At the party Ash's friends are throwing for him, Kiawe challenges Goh to a battle to see if Goh is a fitting rival for Ash. It's Goh's Raboot against Kiawe's Turtonator in a battle in which Goh is introduced to Z-moves, with a surprise ending!
11251118"The Colossal Restoration and the Fossil Pokémon!"
Transcription: "Kiseki no Fukugen, Kaseki no Pokémon!" (Japanese: 奇跡の復元、化石のポケモン!)
September 20, 2020 (2020-09-20)TBA
Koharu has decided on her school research project: Pokémon fossils. Satoshi and Go accompany her to an excavation site, with Go becoming excited at the thought of possibly catching a Fossil-type Pokémon, but Rocket-Dan follows them with the same idea in mind. Go finds a Secret Amber, which that night (after Team Rocket breaks into the Restoration Room and meddles with the machinery) is revived into a Ptera, which escapes! But while Go is determined to catch the new Ptera, Satoshi must battle Team Rocket on his own.
11261119"Satoshi VS Saito! Overcome Octopus Hold!"
Transcription: "Satoshi tai Saitō! Kōryaku Tako ga Tame!!" (Japanese: サトシ対サイトウ!攻略たこがため!!)
September 27, 2020 (2020-09-27)TBA
It's time! After having battled his way back into the Great Class and hearing that Saito is in the Johto Region, Satoshi heads out to challenge her once again. At the Tanba City Gym, headed by Satoshi's former opponent Gym Leader Shijima, Satoshi faces Saito, with Pikachu and Riolu vs. Saito's Otosupus and Kapoerer to avenge their previous defeat. Pikachu takes down Kapoerer, but is brutally defeated by Otosupus. Now it's a rematch with Riolu facing Otosupus; however, this time Satoshi and Riolu have a strategy in mind. No matter the outcome, Satoshi has a new rival!
11271120"VS Thunder! A Legendary Raid Battle!!"
Transcription: "Buiesu Sandā! Densetsu Reido Batoru!!" (Japanese: VSサンダー!伝説レイドバトル!!)
October 9, 2020 (2020-10-09)TBA
Something's interfering with and draining the electrical power from Kuchiba City. Thinking the cause may be the Legendary Pokémon Thunder, Professor Sakuragi sends Satoshi and Go to investigate, with both boys wanting to catch Thunder for themselves! Tracking Thunder to the Kanto Power Plant, a major Raid Battle begins, with Satoshi and Go joined by the most unexpected of allies ... Rocket-Dan, who also want Thunder for themselves! They manage to work together for a while, but when it looks like Thunder is escaping, Rocket-Dan turns on Satoshi, who orders Go to go after Thunder while he and Pikachu deal with Rocket-Dan. Go calls on his Flygon to help Rabbifuto, but he fails to catch Thunder, who uses its accumulated power to recharge all the area's Electric Pokémon, including Pikachu.
11281121"The Great Pikachu Dubbing Operation!"
Transcription: "Pikachū Atereko Dai Sakusen!" (Japanese: ピカチュウ アテレコ大作戦!)
"Half, Numacraw."
Transcription: "Hanbun, Numakurō." (Japanese: 半分、ヌマクロー。)
October 16, 2020 (2020-10-16)TBA

"The Great Pikachu Dubbing Operation!": Nyarth has caught a bad cold, and the rest of Rocket-Dan aren't providing much comfort. Nyarth realizes just what it is that Rocket-Dan is lacking, but falls asleep before he can tell the rest. After seeing some drone footage of Pikachu in action, Musashi and Kojiro decide to make a serious study of Pikachu in order to finally catch him. The trouble is, Musashi's plan to dub over Pikachu in order to understand his speech may not be as brilliant as she thinks since neither Rocket-Dan human really understands Pikachu.

"Half, Numacraw.": Satoshi, Go and their Pokémon are enjoying the nice weather when they come across a Numacraw half-buried inside a field of completely parched earth. The ground is too hard for them to dig Numacraw out, and Go's various plans to free it, such as by catching it or using Messon's Water Gun move, fail completely. As Satoshi and Go try to figure out a way to get water to free the Numacraw, a passing Runpappa might just provide the solution...if they can get it to understand what they need.
11291122"Sword & Shield I - "Slumbering Forest""
Transcription: "Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅰ "Madoromi no Mori"" (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅠ 「まどろみの森」)
October 23, 2020 (2020-10-23)TBA
After Satoshi's "Daimax Band" suddenly starts to glow on its own, he and Go decide to visit the Galar region and see Professor Magnolia, the leading authority on Daimax research, but on their way there their train is stopped by a mysterious fog. Leaving the train to chase after a Horubee, they get separated in a forest shrouded in thick mist after Go pursues the Horubee on his own. Trying to find each other, they encounter two mysterious Pokémon. Meanwhile, the Galar region is experiencing a phenomenon where Pokémon are Daimaxing in places where it's normally impossible for them to do so and going on rampages.
11301123"Sword & Shield II - "Black Night""
Transcription: "Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅱ "Burakku Naito"" (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅡ 「ブラックナイト」)
October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)TBA
Go and Sonia travel to Turf Town to investigate some ruins that may hold a clue to the secret of Daimax and then to Professor Magnolia's laboratory to consult with her, where Go receives his own Daimax Band. Satoshi and Dande continue battling Daimaxed Pokémon, and Chairman Rose tries to lure Satoshi into his machinations, but Satoshi declines, wanting to follow his own dream (enraging Rose's assistant Olive). Meanwhile, both Dande and Professor Magnolia are becoming suspicious of Chairman Rose. The next day while Sonia and Go are visiting a mural at Lateral Town, Olive's henchman, who's been tailing them, tries to kidnap them on Olive's orders, but a Daimax battle between Rabbifuto and the henchman's Dustdas reveals some startling new evidence about the legend of Galar.
11311124"Sword & Shield III - "Mugendaina""
Transcription: "Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅲ "Mugendaina"" (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅢ 「ムゲンダイナ」)
November 6, 2020 (2020-11-06)TBA
Daimax Rabbifuto defeats Olive's henchman's Daimax Dustdas, sending the henchman fleeing. The revealed statues are images of Zacian and Zamazenta holding the Sword and Shield, and Go and Sonia escape from Olive's henchmen. Dande sees Mugendina break free from Chairman Rose's Energy Plant core, unleashing the Black Night. Satoshi races to stop it, while Go returns to Slumbering Forest with Sonia where they not only meet Zacian and Zaramenta but also uncover the artifacts which may save the world. At the Energy Plant, Chairman Rose reveals his true nature and evil intentions to Satoshi and Dande. Mugendina breaks free and escapes; while Dande goes after it, Satoshi prepares to battle Rose with Pikachu and Riolu versus Rose's Daioudou and Nutrey. When Go arrives, he and Rabbifuto face off against Olive and her Milokaross.
11321125"Sword & Shield IV - "The Ultimate Sword and Shield""
Transcription: "Sōdo Ando Shīrudo Ⅳ "Saikyō no Ken to Tate"" (Japanese: ソード&シールドⅣ 「最強の剣と盾」)
November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)TBA
The Satoshi/Chairman Rose-Go/Olive-Dende/Mugendina battles continue. During the battles, Riolu evolves into Lucario, Rabbifuto evolves into Aceburn, and both Rose and Olive are defeated! After Dende fails to capture Mugendina, it takes on its Eternamax form and Dende is injured. Satoshi and Go take up the Sword and Shield to battle Eternamax Mudengina, summoning Zacian and Zamazenta to help them and their Pokémon defeat Mugendina. Satoshi and Go use a Monster Ball to seal away Mugendina, ending the Black Night Daimax threat, and return the Sword and Shield to Slumbering Forest, while Sonia becomes a Pokémon Professor.
11331126"Battle & Get! The Revival of Mewtwo"
Transcription: "Batoru Ando Getto! Myūtsū no Fukkatsu" (Japanese: バトル&ゲット!ミュウツーの復活)
November 20, 2020 (2020-11-20)TBA
Psychic energy thought to belong to Mew has been detected on Cello Island, and Satoshi and Go leave immediately, hoping to find Mew. Arriving at the island, they meet up with lots of different Pokémon (many of which Go immediately catches) and encounter the legendary Clone Pokémon Mewtwo. Go announces his determination to catch Mewtwo, and when Satoshi asks to battle Mewtwo it agrees to face them both at the same time. Aided by Pikachu, Lucario and Aceburn, Satoshi and Go begin their toughest battle yet against the strongest Pokémon of all with their dreams on the line!
11341127"Pokémon Champion! Gluttony King Playoff!!"
Transcription: "Pokemon Chanpion! Ōgui-ō Kettei-sen!!" (Japanese: ポケモンチャンピオン!大食い王決定戦!!)
November 27, 2020 (2020-11-27)TBA
Satoshi and Go decide to compete in Kuchiba City's Eating Contest, Satoshi with his Kairyu and Go with his Hoshigarisu, but Rocket-Dan also joins in with their Morpeko. Satoshi and Kairyu are eliminated in the first round and both Hoshigarisu and Morpeko move on, but before the second round Rocket-Dan's cheating eliminates quite a few contestants. Hoshigarisu and Morpeko make it to the finals and Rocket-Dan is confident of success, but then discover that Morpeko is totally full while Hoshigarisu looks to be in the same predicament!
11351128"A Close Call with Practically Pikachu!"
Transcription: "Hobo Hobo Pikachū Kiki Ippatsu!" (Japanese: ほぼほぼピカチュウ危機一髪!)
December 4, 2020 (2020-12-04)TBA
Satoshi and Go are visiting Hiun City in the Unova region. However, Rocket-Dan secretly gets there before them, intending to steal Pikachu by swapping it with their mech "Almost Pikachu", which looks and acts just like Pikachu. The problem is, when the two Pikachus start playing together and moving about, they can't tell which is which! When they do finally grab one of them, Aceburn and Lucario (who haven't been getting along very well) see this happening, chase after Rocket-Dan and rescue the snatched Pikachu, all the while being stuck together by Rocket-Dan's sticky grabber. But which Pikachu did Rocket-Dan grab and can Lucario and Aceburn learn to work together to protect the one they rescued? Meanwhile, the oblivious Satoshi, Go and Pikachu are having a great time tasting the dessert delicacies of the Unova region.
11361129"Koharu and the Mysterious Mysterious Eievui!"
Transcription: "Koharu to Fushigina Fushigina Ībui!" (Japanese: コハルと不思議な不思議なイーブイ!)
December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)TBA
At a Kuchiba City research center studying Eievuis, an Eievui tries to imitate different evolved Eievui without success. Seeing Koharu's Yamper walk by (it's out for a walk with Satoshi and Pikachu while Go and Koharu are in school), it escapes from the center and follows Yamper, with whom it becomes friendly. When two lab assistants from the center chase after Eievui, Yamper leads it to Koharu's school, where Koharu spots them and enlists Go's help to block the assistants while she escapes with Eievui. Rocket-Dan, who've infiltrated the school disguised as students, attempt to steal all of the Pokemon in the school playground, including Go's Aceburn and Messon, and when Satoshi and Pokachu try to stop them they fall into Rocket-Dan's classic pit trap. Yamper leaps to Eievui's defence, but when its attack fails Eievui battles alongside it, imitating and using Yamper's electric attack, and Pikachu (who's climbed out of the pit) finishes up with a Thunderbolt. The head of the research facility comes to take Eievui back, but Eievui, who's become attached to Koharu (who feels the same way), runs back to her. With the head's approval, Eievui allows Koharu to catch it.
11371130"Galar's Fossils! Stick 'em Together!!"
Transcription: "Gararu no Kaseki! Gatchanko!!" (Japanese: ガラルの化石!がっちゃんこ!!)
January 8, 2021 (2021-01-08)TBA
The Curator of the science museum has sent Satoshi, Go, and Koharu to the Galar region to research on the Galar Fossils. When they reach there, they encounter Ukattsu and Gasattsu who help them with their research. Also a fossil restoration machine made by Cara Liss help them to restore the fossil Pokémon. Now how will the Pokémon react to their presence in the world that is different from their own?
11381131"Kamonegi's Great Trial!"
Transcription: "Kamonegi Ōinaru Shiren!" (Japanese: カモネギ大いなる試練!)
January 15, 2021 (2021-01-15)TBA
Goh informs Ash about a Geodude outbreak in the rock tunnel. And both of them head to the rock tunnel where with the help of Ash's Farfetch'd Goh catches a Geodude. Then Ash and his Farfetch'd enter a PWC series battle against a trainer with Gurdurr and won it. They also battled a gallade but lost this time. Then Ash decided to train his Farfetch'd to help him become a leek master.
11391132"Agricultural Experience! Where is Digda!?"
Transcription: "Nōgyō Taiken! Diguda wa Dokoda!?" (Japanese: 農業体験!ディグダはどこだ!?)
January 22, 2021 (2021-01-22)TBA
11401133"Get the Legend?! Find the Water's God Protector Suicune!!"
Transcription: "Densetsu Getto!? Mizu no Shugoshin Suikun o Sagase!!" (Japanese: 伝説ゲット!?水の守護神スイクンを探せ!!)
January 29, 2021 (2021-01-29)TBA
11411134"Messon in Possible!"
Transcription: "Messon in Posshiburu!" (Japanese: メッソン・イン・ポッシブル!)
February 5, 2021 (2021-02-05)TBA
11421135"The Tale of You and Me in Luminous Maze Forest?!"
Transcription: "Kimi to Ruminasu Meizu no Mori no Monogatari!?" (Japanese: 君とルミナスメイズの森の物語!?)
February 12, 2021 (2021-02-12)TBA
11431136"The Four Heavenly Kings Ganpi! Chivalry Hall!!"
Transcription: "Shiten'nō Ganpi! Kishidō no Yakata!!" (Japanese: 四天王ガンピ!騎士道の館!!)
February 19, 2021 (2021-02-19)TBA
11441137"Love is Koduck"
Transcription: "Koi wa Kodakku" (Japanese: 恋はコダック)
February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26)TBA


  1. ^ a b The English episode numbers are based on their first streaming 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.
  2. ^ 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 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.


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