List of Pokémon Journeys: The Series episodes

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List of Pokémon Journeys: The Series episodes
Season 23
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Pokémon Journeys: The Series international logo.
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes42 (Japan)
24 (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 in Japan. In the United States, it releases as a web 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. 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.[1] Supporting characters include Professor Cerise, a Pokémon researcher who oversees Ash and Goh's missions, and his daughter Chloe, Goh's childhood friend.[2] 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".[3] On September 13, 2020, it was announced the anime will switch from airing on Sundays to Fridays on October 9, 2020.[4] The first twenty-four episodes are currently available for streaming as of September 12, 2020, with additional episodes to be released quarterly.[5] The series premiered on Teletoon in Canada on May 9, 2020.[6] The show released 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 and by Golden Bomber's Nishikawa-kun and Kirisho starting episode 32. 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.[8][9] The English opening song, "The Journey Starts Today", is performed by Canadian indie pop band Walk off the Earth.[10] Its instrumental version serves as the ending theme.


J#[a] E#[a] [b] 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, the events leading to his evolution into a Pikachu and eventually meeting Ash are revealed.

  • Note: In this episode, Hana Takeda plays the role of a young Ash Ketchum, and Kei Shindō plays the role of Goh. In the English dub, they are voiced by the same actors that voice their 10 year old counterparts, though they tweaked their voices to make them sound younger.
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 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.
10901083"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 (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 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 (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: "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 (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 Pokemon 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 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.
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, Pokemon Ranger Keira suggests that they use their Pokemon 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 Pokemon 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 Pokemon 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 move 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 Pokemon-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!"
Transcription: "Dai panikku! Sakuragipāku!" (Japanese: 大パニック!サクラギパーク!!)
June 7, 2020 (2020-06-07)[c]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!"
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 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)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. In a World Coronation Series Ranking Match, Satoshi comes face to face with an old opponent and friend: 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.
11131106"Jump! Koiking"
Transcription: "Hanero! Koikingu" (Japanese: はねろ!コイキング)
"Crown Yourself! Yadoking"
Transcription: "Kabure! Yadokingu" (Japanese: かぶれ!ヤドキング)
June 26, 2020 (2020-06-26)TBA

"Jump! Koiking": 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 a special secret technique of his own.

"Crown Yourself! Yadoking": Satoshi and Go travel to an island habitat for Yadon, and when an udon-eating Yadoking appears, Satoshi shares some of his ramen with it. The Yadoking 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, Kasuking is voiced by comedian Toshiaki Kasuga. This episode also consists of two 11-minute stories rather than a full-length story.
11141107"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 (2020-07-05)TBA
Accompanied by Pikachu, Rabbifuto, Riolu and Go's Kamonegi, 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...a battle that becomes even more intense when both Trainers use Kyodaimax! Later, Satoshi and Go meet Sonia, who tells them something disturbing about the power behind Kyodaimax, and Riolu gets its first real chance to battle when they encounter a tough Galarian Kamonegi.
11151108"Sobbing Messon"
Transcription: "Mesomeso messon" (Japanese: めそめそメッソン)
July 12, 2020 (2020-07-12)TBA
While still in the Galar region, Satoshi and Go come across a timid Messon that not only won't stop crying but whose crying causes other people to cry as well...including Satoshi, Go and all their Pokémon! Go manages to catch it, but when he uses it to try and catch a Sunahebi, it runs away. Later, it encounters Rocket-Dan, 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 Satoshi and Go to battle them to free Messon.
11161109"Electrifying Jealousy! Wanpachi's Feelings"
Transcription: "Pachipachi yaki mochi! Wanpachi no ki mochi" (Japanese: パチパチやきもち!ワンパチのきもち)
July 19, 2020 (2020-07-19)TBA
Wanpachi finds an injured Mamepato and brings it to the Sakuragi house, and the Sakuragi family decides to take care of it. The problem is, as time goes on Mamepato becomes firmly (and physically) attached to Wanpachi, but when Wanpachi becomes jealous of the growing attachment between Mamepato and Koharu, Koharu needs to be reminded of her own history with Wanpachi.
11171110"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)TBA
When Satoshi seems fixated on training Riolu, Pikachu, feeling left out and jealous, decides to run away back to Masara Town. Barrierd chases after it, but Pikachu won't listen, so Barrierd determinedly follows Pikachu. 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-formed.
11181111"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)TBA
Sōta's friend Nami is upset because everyone keeps telling her that her Pokémon, a Hinbass (said to be the shabbiest Pokémon in the world) isn't cute. However, Nami and Hinbass aim to win the Water-Type Pokémon Friendship Contest. With Koharu, Sota, Satoshi and Go's encouragement, they begin training for the contest, but it may not be so easy, especially since Nami needs to first learn how to swim and Rocket-Dan, hearing of the contest, decides to crash it to steal all the competing Pokémon.
11191112"Celebi: A Timeless Promise"
Transcription: "Serebī ji o Koeta Yakusoku" (Japanese: セレビィ 時を超えた約束)
August 9, 2020 (2020-08-09)TBA

Three years ago, Go met a boy named Tokio on a family trip to Hiwada Town in the Johto region. Tokio 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 Tokio never showed up. In the present, Go returns to Hiwada Town and ends up encountering the ghosts of his past.

  • Note: Satoshi and Pikachu do not appear in this episode.
11201113"Would You Like To Do a Pokémon Trade?"
Transcription: "Pokémon kōkan shimasen ka?" (Japanese: ポケモン交換しませんか?)
August 16, 2020 (2020-08-16)TBA
At the Pokémon Exchange Event in Kuchiba City, which Satoshi and Go are attending, Koromo (the self-proclaimed "Bug Poké Queen" of the Sinnoh Region), who is looking to collect Kanto Bug-type Pokémon, tries to arrange a trade: her Heracros for Go's Kairos. Since Go isn't willing to trade, he and Satoshi try to help her catch a wild Kairos using Koromo's special food bait, with interesting results courtesy of Rocket-Dan (who happen to be starving, thanks to Morpeko) and Koromo's Heracros.
11211114"The Solitary Fighter Saito! The Threatening Otosupus!!"
Transcription: "kokō no tōshi sai tō!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)TBA
Looking for his next opponent in the World Coronation Series, Satoshi, with Go, heads for Yamabuki City to challenge Karate Dai, the Leader of the Pokémon Dojo, only to see him defeated by Saito, the Leader of a Galar Fighting-Type Gym whose partners are a Luchabull and an Otosupus. Never one to back down from a challenge, Satoshi challenges Saito, but Saito is unlike any opponent Satoshi has ever faced.
11221115"I Got Pikachu!!"
Transcription: "Pikachu, getto da ze!!" (Japanese: ピカチュウ、ゲットだぜ!!)
August 30, 2020 (2020-08-30)TBA
Because of the close bond Satoshi and Pikachu share, Go now wants a Pikachu of his own! Learning about a large outbreak of Pikachu, Go heads out, accompanied by Satoshi. After Go catches a female Pikachu, they find that the Pikachu are trying to dig up Thunder Stones to help them evolve into Raichu. Go's new Pikachu tries to use a Thunder Stone to make Satoshi's Pikachu evolve, but Pikachu refuses. Then Rocket-Dan appears and captures all of the Pikachu, including Satoshi's Pikachu; however, now they can't tell Satoshi's Pikachu from all the others. After Satoshi and Go catch up, the Thunder Stone proves useful in sending Rocket-Dan blasting off.
11231116"Satoshi and Go, Crawl Up From the Sand Hell!"
Transcription: "Satoshi to Gō, Sunaji goku 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)TBA
As a result of his battle with Saito, Satoshi's confidence has been so shaken that he's been on a serious losing streak and as a result is really down in the dumps. When a huge sandstorm occurs at Kinsetsu City in the Hoenn Region, Satoshi and Go head out to investigate. Arriving, they find that the storm is being caused by a Flygon and they battle it. Just when it seems Satoshi may be defeated, Go 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 Go's Tamatama is evolved into a Nassy, Satoshi tells him about Alolan Nassy and Go becomes fired up with the idea of catching one. Satoshi returns to Alola with Go and is reunited with his Alolan Pokémon and his Pokémon School friends (as well as meeting the new addition to the Kikui family). Now Go has to prove himself to Kaki as a suitable rival for Satoshi after Kaki challenges him. It's Go's Rabbifuto against Kaki's Bakugames in a battle in which Go is introduced to Z-moves and 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 Rocket-Dan breaks into the Restoration Room and meddles) is revived into a Ptera, which escapes! But while Go is determined to catch the new Ptera, Satoshi must battle Rocket-Dan 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!!" (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 Weald""
Transcription: "Sōdo ando Shīrudo Ⅰ "madoromi no mori"" (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 my 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 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 "The Black Night""
Transcription: "Sōdo ando Shīrudo ⅠⅠ "burakku naito"" (ソード&シールドⅠⅠ 「ブラックナイト」)
October 30, 2020 (2020-10-30)TBA
While Go and Sonia travel to Turf Town to investigate some ruins that may hold a clue to the secret of Daimax, Satoshi and Dande continue battling Daimaxed Pokemon. However, the enigmatic Chairman Rose, who knows more about what's going on than anyone, is determined to keep it happening for his own purposes and tries to lure Satoshi into his machinations.
11311124"Sword & Shield III "Mugendina""
Transcription: "Sōdo ando Shīrudo ⅠⅠⅠ "Mugendaina"" (ソード&シールドⅠⅠⅠ 「ムゲンダイナ」)
November 6, 2020 (2020-11-06)TBA
11321125"Sword and Shield IV - The Ultimate Sword and Shield"
Transcription: "Sōdo ando Shīrudo ⅠV"
November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)TBA
11331126"Battling & Getting! The Revival of Mewtwo"
Transcription: "Batoru ando Getto! Myūtsū no fukkatsu" (バトル&ゲット!ミュウツーの復活)
November 20, 2020 (2020-11-20)TBA
11341127"Pokémon Champion! Gluttony King Decision Battle!!"
Transcription: "Pokemon chanpion! Ōgui-ō kettei-sen!!" (ポケモンチャンピオン!大食い王決定戦!!)
November 27, 2020 (2020-11-27)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. ^ The Korean episode numbers are based on their first airing in South Korea on Tooniverse. Other Korean-speaking nations largely follow either this order or the Japanese order. Episodes broadcasting on Tooniverse and on TV networks in South Korea are aired on a weekly basis.
  3. ^ 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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