10 Best Episodes of Pokémon

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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#15 - The Winding Path to Greatness! (Season 25 - Episode 2)

Hoping to get his Pokémon Gengar to Gigantamax, Ash and Goh look for help from the Ghost-type gym leader, Allister.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 15 votes.

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#14 - The Right Hero for the Right Job! (Season 19 - Episode 41)


As Ash and the gang are separated each one is trying to help others in different ways.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 30 votes.

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#13 - Butterfree and Me! (Season 16 - Episode 33)

On Wayfarer Island, Ash and his friends see the native Metapod and Butterfree, and when they find a Caterpie who has not yet evolved, Ash takes it upon himself to help the very lazy Pokémon join the rest of its friends, remembering the times he had raising his own Butterfree years ago.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 15 votes.

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#12 - One Journey Ends, Another Begins... (Season 20 - Episode 21)


Ash and Pikachu run into Litten again, but this time something's very wrong with its friend the old Stoutland. Ash carries Stoutland to the Pokémon Center, where Ash, Pikachu, and Rotom-Dex learn that Stoutland is dying. Litten and Stoutland escape from the Pokémon Center and return to the riverside, where Stoutland passes away in the night. After realizing what has happened, Litten is heart-broken and refuses to be comforted by anyone. After Litten finally comes to terms with the loss of its friend, Ash asks Litten to join him. Litten decides to test him by battling against Pikachu. When the battle ends in a draw, Litten chooses to become one of Ash's Pokémon. Team Rocket's Meowth, who for reasons of his own has been secretly watching everything, seems pleased by the outcome.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 44 votes.

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

The Cerulean Gym is the setting for old and new friends, battling old and new skills!

The episode was rated 8.46 from 35 votes.

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#10 - The Moment of Lumiose Truth! (Season 18 - Episode 19)


Ash and Clemont finally begin their promised Gym battle at the Prism Tower and show off their strategies for countering the other's unique battle style.

The episode was rated 8.62 from 21 votes.

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#9 - 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 8.63 from 19 votes.

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#8 - 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 8.71 from 21 votes.

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#7 - The Finals III: "The Strongest" (Season 25 - Episode 41)


The episode was rated 8.73 from 11 votes.

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#6 - The Finals I: "Torrent" (Season 25 - Episode 39)



The episode was rated 8.73 from 11 votes.

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#5 - 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 8.74 from 23 votes.

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#4 - 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 8.79 from 38 votes.

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#3 - The Finals II: "Toy Around" (Season 25 - Episode 40)


The episode was rated 8.80 from 10 votes.

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#2 - 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 8.81 from 16 votes.

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#1 - The Finals IV: "Partner" (Season 25 - Episode 42)


The episode was rated 9.72 from 18 votes.

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