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Join Ash accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Pokémon

Pokémon - S19E25

#1 - Championing a Research Battle! (Season 19 - Episode 25)

Champion Diantha visits Ash and his friends in order to discuss the prophecy foretold by Olympia. Diantha's Mega Gardevoir pushes Ash and Greninja to their limit.

The episode was rated 9.09 from 32 votes.

Pokémon - S13E20

#2 - A Grand Fight for Winning! (Season 13 - Episode 20)

The episode was rated 9.00 from 11 votes.

Pokémon - S13E31

#3 - Battling a Thaw in Relations! (Season 13 - Episode 31)

The episode was rated 9.00 from 14 votes.

Pokémon - S16E24

#4 - Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony! (Season 16 - Episode 24)

Ash and N prepare to save Iris, Cilan, and Professor Juniper's father from the clutches of Team Plasma before Ghetsis can revive Reshiram, but their attempts to fight back are hampered by Colress's Pokémon controlling machine, forcing them all to call back their Pokémon. Pikachu gets hit by the machine's beam, which sways N into surrendering the Light Stone in exchange for its freedom just as Ghetsis arrives, ready to begin the ritual.

The episode was rated 8.94 from 17 votes.

Pokémon - S16E19

#5 - The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! (Season 16 - Episode 19)

Ash and his friends come across the Kanto Fair, and seeing a Charmander perform on stage reminds him of his old friend Charizard. He tells Iris, Cilan and N about his and Charizard's history, with Misty and Brock making cameos during the tale. Professor Oak sends Charizard over, and after he meets Iris' Dragonite, the two trainers agree to have a friendly match. Ash's offer to let Charizard rejoin his team is met with approval from all parties involved.

The episode was rated 8.90 from 20 votes.

Pokémon - S22E54

#6 - Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues! (Season 22 - Episode 54)

As their vacation approaches, our heroes’ plans move closer to reality! Kiawe has decided to assist Olivia with her kahuna duties, while Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles continue to work toward their own goals. Now that Magearna is awake, Lillie and her family are setting out to find Mohn, and Ash is embarking on a new adventure of his own—he wants to see new places and meet new Pokémon! The Pokémon School class, Professor Kukui, and Professor Burnet are sad to see him leave Alola, but they wish him all the best for the future. And with Team Rocket also departing Alola, just what might that future hold?

The episode was rated 8.84 from 19 votes.

Pokémon - S12E48

#7 - The Battle Finale of Legend! (Season 12 - Episode 48)

The episode was rated 8.82 from 17 votes.

Pokémon - S14E47

#8 - Crisis from the Underground Up! (Season 14 - Episode 47)

The episode was rated 8.79 from 19 votes.

Pokémon - S18E44

#9 - Cloudy Fate, Bright Future! (Season 18 - Episode 44)

With the Showcase a success for Serena, Ash and his friends continue their visit to Anistar City for Ash's next gym battle with Olympia. After meeting her and learning about Frogadier's past, the Anistar sundial seems to be in trouble.

The episode was rated 8.78 from 23 votes.

Pokémon - S22E52

#10 - From Z to Shining Z! (Season 22 - Episode 52)

As the Alola Pokémon League’s exhibition match nears its conclusion, Tapu Koko appears—it wants to team up with Professor Kukui and battle Ash! Our hero responds by sending out Naganadel, and the clash of Island Guardian and Ultra Beast powers is an amazing sight. But Tapu Koko manages to overpower Naganadel, so Ash turns to Pikachu, his last Pokémon standing! Tapu Koko raises the stakes as it and Professor Kukui unleash a legendary Z-Move reserved for Island Guardians, but Ash and Pikachu rise to the challenge with their own Z-Move: 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt! Once the dust clears, Tapu Koko falls, and Ash and Pikachu are victorious!

The episode was rated 8.75 from 16 votes.

Pokémon - S7E40

#11 - That's Just Swellow (Season 7 - Episode 40)

Outside Crossgate Town, the kids meet a Trainer named Shane and his Swablu. He is practicing for the PokéRinger competition, a contest where flying Pokémon battle in the sky to capture a ring and place it on the goal post. Ash and May both sign up with Taillow and Beautifly. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has also arrived in town. As a child, James received training from a champion PokéRinger, and decides to enter the competition as well. The competitors are matched up into three separate groups of four. In the first group, Shane and his Swablu use the wind to their advantage and win the round. Ash faces the previous PokéRinger champion in the next group, but knocks out his Volbeat to win. In the last group, May and James face off against each other, but Dustox (borrowed from Jessie) scores the goal. In the next round, Ash's Taillow faces off against a Skarmory and wins easily. Shane goes up against James, but his Swablu gets blinded by the sun, giving Dustox a chance to score. While the competition is going on, Jessie and Meowth have been tricking Trainers into leaving their Pokémon behind for a special "relaxing" treatment. They trap the Pokémon into a net and prepare to run. Meowth tries to order James to leave with them, but James refuses. Ash and James begin the final round, but they are interrupted by a freak tornado in the middle of the field that blocks their path to the ring. Ash sends Taillow into the swirling wind, and its determination causes it to evolve into Swellow. Swellow snags the ring and leaves the tornado, with Dustox on its tail. Swellow punts the ring onto the goal, and James is dragged away sobbing by Team Rocket. Swellow frees the stolen Pokémon, and then Pikachu sends Team Rocket blasting off with Thunderbolt. Ash attends the award ceremony, where his picture is displayed alongside the previous PokéRinger champions.

The episode was rated 8.70 from 27 votes.

Pokémon - S15E48

#12 - Meloetta and the Undersea Temple (Season 15 - Episode 48)

Ash continues to train at Cynthia's villa until Ridley (a member of an ancient civilisation dedicated to protecting Meloetta) and his Golurk hear Meloetta's song and come to take Meloetta back. At first, Ridley assumes Ash is associated with the thieves, but this turns out not to be the case. Before Ridley can take Meloetta home, Team Rocket assaults the group and capture Meloetta and summon up the ancient Abyssal Temple through its power and song. The heroes try to fend off Team Rocket, but with Giovanni himself present they are too strong.

The episode was rated 8.70 from 23 votes.

Pokémon - S14E23

#13 - Battling for the Love of Bug-Types! (Season 14 - Episode 23)

The episode was rated 8.69 from 16 votes.

Pokémon - S20E43

#14 - When Regions Collide! (Season 20 - Episode 43)

Our heroes visit the Cerulean Gym, where the Alola students get their first taste of a Gym battle! Mallow and Lana challenge Misty, who praises their battle instincts after her victory. Next, Sophocles and Lillie face Brock and his Geodude—and Sophocles forgets that the Kanto Geodude is a Ground type, so his Electric-type moves won’t work! Kiawe’s Turtonator goes up against Brock’s Steelix, and both Trainers show their full power as Steelix Mega Evolves and Turtonator uses a Z-Move. Finally, it’s Ash and Pikachu vs. Misty and Gyarados, just like old times! Misty also uses Mega Evolution, but Pikachu’s Z-Move manages to take down the mighty Mega Gyarados!

The episode was rated 8.68 from 34 votes.

Pokémon - S13E26

#15 - League Unleashed! (Season 13 - Episode 26)

The episode was rated 8.67 from 15 votes.


Last updated: feb 04, 2023


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