10 Worst 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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Pokémon - S11E7

#10 - Luxray Vision! (Season 11 - Episode 7)

Ash encounter a young Officer Jenny named Marble and her Luxray. Luxray is unable to use its electric moves, so Ash & Co. set out to help it.

The episode was rated 6.17 from 18 votes.

Pokémon - S11E47

#9 - A Trainer and Child Reunion! (Season 11 - Episode 47)


As Ash and the gang are heading back to Hearthome City, they encounter Aaron, a member of the Elite Four. They see that he's training his bug Pokémon, but also himself. He explains to the gang that he's trying to look for a Wurmple he released as a child as he felt it could become stronger on its own, but he wants him back. The gang offers to help Aaron look for his released Wurmple. They find Aaron's Wurmple, but since then it has evolved into Beautifly. The two become a team again. In the end, Aaron happily says thank you and a farewell, and Ash and his friends head on to Hearthome City.

The episode was rated 6.16 from 19 votes.

Pokémon - S25E16

#8 - Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars! (Season 25 - Episode 16)

To increase the number of members of Team Rocket all over the world at the behest of Boss Giovanni, Jessie and the others start a radio program to recruit members. Despite being enthusiastic to tell the world about the wonderfulness of Team Rocket and get new members... the listeners are zero people! Not losing hope they completely revamp the show to make more interesting radio programs, completely forgetting their original purpose..?

The episode was rated 6.10 from 10 votes.

Pokémon - S9E27

#7 - New Plot, Odd Lot! (Season 9 - Episode 27)


May is feeling the pressure at the Mulberry City Pokémon Contest, her last chance to get a fifth ribbon before the Grand Festival. To make things worse, Harley shows up! He has his ribbons already so he doesn't have to compete. But Jessie plans to enter in her Jessebella disguise, so when Harley spots Team Rocket, he offers to loan them his Cacturne and Banette to use against May in the Contest.

The episode was rated 6.00 from 20 votes.

Pokémon - S25E17

#6 - Big Brother to the Rescue! (Season 25 - Episode 17)

Yamper is the reliable big brother of Pokémon in Cerise Park and solves the troubles that occur in the park brilliantly, but this time he notices that the water of the river flowing through the park is dirty, For the Pokémon that live by the water, along with Ash, Goh and Chloe, they try to find out the cause of the dirt... Can Yamper protect the peace of Cerise Park?

The episode was rated 5.91 from 11 votes.

Pokémon - S13E21

#5 - For the Love of Meowth! (Season 13 - Episode 21)


Meowth meets and falls for a Glameowth. He ready to quit Team Rocket to be with her.

The episode was rated 5.80 from 15 votes.

Pokémon - S12E45

#4 - Sticking with Who You Know! (Season 12 - Episode 45)

A Pokémon scientist creates a love machine which will create a friendship between his water and electric Pokémon (Quagasire and Magnemite) but a flaw in it creates the friendship between the water and electric Pokémon all over that area. Unfortunately, Ash's Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup also comes under this area, thus becoming literally inseparable. The team somehow finds about this machine and helps the scientist to achieve his goal without the machine, thus helping their Pokémon to be free from their trance becoming normal again.

The episode was rated 5.78 from 18 votes.

Pokémon - S25E7

#3 - An Evolution in Taste! (Season 25 - Episode 7)


Hoping to add to his collection, Goh brings Ash along with him to Slowpoke Island. After meeting different Slowpokes, they try the local cuisine.

The episode was rated 5.64 from 14 votes.

Pokémon - S25E38

#2 - Climax! The Night Before the Decisive Battle! Ash VS Leon!! (Season 25 - Episode 38)


The episode was rated 5.60 from 10 votes.

Pokémon - S25E36

#1 - Go's Challenge! The Road to Mew!! (Season 25 - Episode 36)



The episode was rated 5.00 from 11 votes.

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