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Pokemon launched a multi-million dollar franchise on both sides of the pacific, and the episodes have continued non-stop since the 90s. Take a look back at those episodes as well as what’s new!

What’s on the Pokemon Episode Order?


Many are revisiting the old anime Pokemon show. The show has run continuously since 1997 to the present, so that can be a bit daunting if you don’t know what you’re getting into. This Pokemon episode order hopes to help you figure out where to start. This timeline includes all of the seasons for the Pokemon anime, as well as all of the films. Note: Some of the films don’t really exist in continuity, though they are placed here anyway. The first film, at least, is definitely a part of continuity.

Where do I start watching Pokemon?

The easiest place to start is right at the beginning with Indigo League. This is the start of the show, and introduces you to the original 150 Pokemon also found in the original game and in Pokemon Go. You should watch that entire series and the first film. Then if you want to continue after that you can. However, since that’s a lot of episodes, and some can be harder to find, you can always jump ahead. We recommend jumping forward to XY if you want to skip.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

690

Film

Film

Hideki Sonoda

2010-07-10

351

Season 7: Advanced Challenge

TV Episode

2003-10-23

1020

Season 20: Sun and Moon

TV Episode

2017-01-19

275

Season 5: Master Quest

TV Episode

2002-08-22

301

Season 6: Advanced

TV Episode

2003-01-30

293

Season 6: Advanced

TV Episode

2002-12-12

1014

Season 20: Sun and Moon

TV Episode

2016-12-01

670

Season 13: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors

TV Episode

2010-01-28

525

Season 10: Diamond and Pearl

TV Episode

2007-03-01

246

Season 5: Master Quest

TV Episode

2002-01-31

697

Season 13: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors

TV Episode

2010-07-22

182

Season 4: Johto League Champions

TV Episode

2000-11-16

683

Season 13: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors

TV Episode

2010-04-15

258

Season 5: Master Quest

TV Episode

2002-05-02

147

Season 3: The Johto Journeys

TV Episode

2000-03-23

313

Season 6: Advanced

TV Episode

2003-03-13

186

Season 4: Johto League Champions

TV Episode

2000-12-14

333

Season 6: Advanced

TV Episode

2003-07-24

257

Season 5: Master Quest

TV Episode

2002-04-25

521

Season 10: Diamond and Pearl

TV Episode

2007-01-25

267

Season 5: Master Quest

TV Episode

2002-07-04

1082

Season 21: Sun and Moon: Ultra Adventures

TV Episode

2018-05-03

388

Season 7: Advanced Challenge

TV Episode

2004-07-08

421

Season 8: Advanced Battle

TV Episode

2005-02-03

52

Season 1: Indigo League

TV Episode

1998-06-25

1 2 3 44

4 thoughts on “Pokemon Episode Order Timeline

  1. If you did not know Rob Letterman is directing a Detective Pikachu movie staring Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds but are you going to put this film in the Pokemon games timeline or the Pokemon Episode order timeline?

  2. Do you think if Detective Pikachu does good it will start a new continuity of live action movies? I think that would be cool if done right.

    1. It would be great if it did, but it won’t. At least in my opinion. I consider myself a fairly big Pokemon fan. Somewhere in between a casual fan and a complete Pokémon Nerd. That being said I had never heard of Detective Pikachu nor have pretty much anyone else who I have spoken too. Obviously we were able to go away and look it up but its still an odd choice for a first movie. In Japan I think it will be very popular but the rest of the world won’t do so well. It wont be a complete bomb. Enough fans will be curious enough to prop up the box office sales. But I am not expecting many to go and see it twice.

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