List of Pokémon: Advanced Battle episodes

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Pokémon: Advanced Battle
The front cover of the DVD collection box of English Pokémon: Advanced Battle season
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes53 (Japanese version)
1 (unaired episodes)
52 (International version)
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseSeptember 9, 2004 (2004-09-09) – September 29, 2005 (2005-09-29)
Season chronology
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Pokémon: Advanced Battle is the eighth season of Pokémon, a Japanese anime television series known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation (ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション, Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon). It originally aired in Japan from September 2004 to September 2005 on TV Tokyo and in the United States from September 2005 to July 2006 on The WB.

The first 38 episodes of the season[a] are set in the fictional Hoenn region, and follow the adventures of the ten-year-old Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum (voiced in English by Veronica Taylor and in Japanese by Rica Matsumoto) and his electric mouse partner Pikachu (voiced by Ikue Ōtani) as they collect Gym Badges so they can compete in the Hoenn League competition, as well as the Pokémon coordinator May (voiced in English by Taylor and in Japanese by Kaori), who earns Ribbons from Pokémon Contests so she can enter the Hoenn Grand Festival. In episodes 39 to 52 of the season,[b] set in the fictional Kanto region, Ash competes in the Battle Frontier by earning Frontier Symbols from Frontier Brains, while May competes to earn Contest Ribbons so she can enter the Kanto Grand Festival.

The episodes were directed by Masamitsu Hidaka and produced by the animation studio OLM.

The Japanese opening songs are "Challenger!!" by Rica Matsumoto for the first 13 episodes, "Pokemon Symphonic Medley" by Hirokazu Tanaka and Kazumi Mitome for 29 episodes, and "Battle Frontier" by Akina Takaya. The ending songs are "Smile" by Tashiko Ezaki for the first 6 episodes, "GLORY DAY ~ That Shining Day~" by GARDEN for 35 episodes, and "Pokemon Counting Song" by Akiko Kanazawa. The English opening song is "Unbeatable" by David Rolfe.


The division between seasons of Pokémon is based on the English version openings of each episode, and may not reflect the actual production season. The English episode numbers are based on their first airing in the United States either in syndication, on The WB or on Cartoon Network. (Other English-speaking nations largely followed either this order or the Japanese order.) Subsequent airings of the English version follow the original Japanese order, except in the case of episodes which are no longer shown in English.

This season aired first-run episodes in Japan from September 9, 2004, to September 29, 2005. In the United States, it aired from September 17, 2005, to July 8, 2006. It aired in the United States as part of the 2005-2006 Kids' WB! Saturday morning line-up. This is the last season of Pokémon dubbed into English by 4Kids Entertainment as well as the last season to air on Kids' WB. The series was released on 10 DVD volumes by Viz Media.[1] Viz Media released Pokémon: Advanced Battle – The Complete Collection on DVD on June 12, 2018.

In the Japanese version, the episode "The Scheme Team" was the last performance of the late voice actor Hirotaka Suzuoki as Giovanni in the Pokémon series, before his death one year later. Kenta Miyake took over the role of Giovanni afterward. In the episode "Once in a Mawile", the theme opening changes a little, various episodes have been re-aired on Tribune Stations in 2006.

The eighth season of Pokémon (aka Pokémon: Advanced Battle in the English-dubbed Americanized adaptation) was formerly licensed by 4Kids Entertainment in North America, and was also formerly distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation on television, also in North America, when it aired on Kids’ WB! and Cartoon Network. It is now licensed by The Pokémon Company International and currently distributed by VIZ Entertainment LLC on both home video and television.


EP# English title
Japanese title
Air date
J# E# Japan United States
369366"Clamperl of Wisdom" (Pearlulu and Baneboo! Seek the Pearl!)
"Pāruru to Banebū! Shinju o Sagase!" (パールルとバネブー!しんじゅをさがせ!)
September 9, 2004 (2004-09-09)September 17, 2005
On their way to Mossdeep Island, Ash and friends encounter a Spoink, which they had encountered before. As in their previous encounter, Spoink loses the pearl on its head again, and this time the pearl winds up in the water and gets lost. Ash and friends then stop by an island, where they meet a scientist called Isaiah. Isaiah tells them that one of his Clamperl can help Spoink, since Clamperl make the same pearls Spoink have on their heads. However, things don't go right when Team Rocket meddles; will Ash and friends be able to find Spoink a pearl?
370367"The Relicanth Really Can" (Glanth and the Deep Sea Treasure!)
"Jīransu to Shinkai no Hihō!" (ジーランスと深海の秘宝!)
September 16, 2004 (2004-09-16)September 24, 2005
Ash and friends agree to help a treasure hunter called Adam look for buried treasure. Things get complicated when Team Rocket locks Ash and friends in the cave.
371368"The Evolutionary War" (Huntail and Sakurabyss! Mystery of Evolution!)
"Hantēru to Sakurabisu! Shinka no Nazo!" (ハンテールとサクラビス!進化の謎!)
September 23, 2004 (2004-09-23)October 1, 2005
There is a conflict on two islands: when Clamperl travels to one island, it evolves into Gorebyss, but on the other island it becomes Huntail.
372369"Training Wrecks" (Muscle Battle!? Double Battle!!)
"Kinniku Batoru!? Daburu Batoru!!" (筋肉バトル!?ダブルバトル!!)
September 30, 2004 (2004-09-30)October 8, 2005
Ash has a double battle with a trainer called Rocky on Muscle Island.
373370"Gaining Groudon" (Groudon vs. Kyogre [Part 1])
"Gurādon Tai Kaiōga! (Zenpen)" (グラードンVSカイオーガ! (前編))
October 7, 2004 (2004-10-07)October 15, 2005
During a battle between Team Aqua and Team Magma, the legendary Kyogre is possessed by the Red Orb and Pikachu gets possessed by the Blue Orb.
374371"The Scuffle of Legends" (Groudon vs. Kyogre [Part 2])
"Gurādon Tai Kaiōga! (Kōhen)" (グラードンVSカイオーガ! (後編))
October 14, 2004 (2004-10-14)October 22, 2005
Lance and his shiny red Gyarados return to solve the war between Team Magma and Team Aqua.
375372"It's Still Rocket Roll to Me" (Fuu and Ran! Space Center Battle!)
"Fū to Ran! Uchū Senta no Tatakai!" (フウとラン!宇宙センターの戦い!)
October 21, 2004 (2004-10-21)October 29, 2005
Team Rocket sneak into a space shuttle in Mossdeep City and kidnap Tate, Max, and Corphish.
376373"Solid as a Solrock" (Tokusane Gym! Solrock and Lunatone!)
"Tokusane Jimu! Sorurokku to Runatōn!" (トクサネジム!ソルロックとルナトーン!)
October 28, 2004 (2004-10-28)November 5, 2005
Ash duels Tate and Liza at the Mossdeep Gym, choosing Pikachu and Swellow against Lunatone and Solrock. At first, Tate and Liza argue with each other at the start of the battle, but regain their focus after Team Rocket shows up. Ash manages to defeat them and obtain a Mind Badge.
N/AN/A"Shaking Island Battle! Dojoach vs. Namazun!!"
"Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojotchi Tai Namazun!!" (ゆれる島の戦い!ドジョッチVSナマズン!!)
Ash and friends help Chōta get rid of the Dojoach and Namazun causing tremors on Jojo Island, when Team Rocket gets an idea to use the Pokémon for themselves.
377374"Vanity Affair" (Seaman! Elite Four Genji Appears!!)
"Umi no Otoko! Shitennō Genji Tōjō!!" (海の男!四天王ゲンジ登場!!)
November 4, 2004 (2004-11-04)November 12, 2005
Ash meets Drake, a member of the Hoenn Elite Four, who invites him to come back to his ship for a Pokémon offer that Ash can't refuse!
378375"Where's Armaldo?" (Island of Dr. Moroboshi! Fossil Pokémon Appear!!)
"Dokutā Moroboshi no Shima! Kaseki Pokemon Arawareru!!" (ドクター・モロボシの島!化石ポケモン現る!!)
November 11, 2004 (2004-11-11)November 19, 2005
The scientist Professor Proctor revives the extinct Pokémon Anorith. Anorith then evolves into Armaldo.
379376"A Cacturne for the Worse" (Izabe Island Pokémon Contest! Beware of the Rival!!)
"Izabe Shima Pokemon Kontesuto! Ribaru Nikio Tsukero!!" (イザベ島ポケモンコンテスト!ライバルに気をつけろ!!)
November 18, 2004 (2004-11-18)November 26, 2005
May meets her new rival Harley, and gets into a huge conflict with him.
380377"Claydol Big and Tall" (Sealed the Huge Nendoll!!)
"Kyodai Nendōru o Fūin se yo!!" (巨大ネンドールを封印せよ!!)
November 25, 2004 (2004-11-25)December 3, 2005
Ash, May, Max, Brock and Team Rocket try to trap a gigantic Claydol.
381378"Once in a Mawile" (Falling in Love with Kucheat! Hasubrero's Flower Arrangement!!)
"Koi Suru Kuchīto! Hasuburero no Hanamichi!!" (恋するクチート!ハスブレロの花道!!)
December 2, 2004 (2004-12-02)December 10, 2005
A trainer called Samanťha's Mawile falls in love with Brock's Lombre while Ash's Corphish falls in love with the same Mawile and gets jealous about Lombre. Later, Lombre finds a Water Stone and evolves into Ludicolo.
382379"Beg, Burrow and Steal" (Nuckrar and Vibrava! Lake of Illusion!!)
"Nakkurā to Biburāba! Maboroshi no Mizūmi!!" (ナックラーとビブラーバ!幻の湖!!)
December 9, 2004 (2004-12-09)December 17, 2005
Hal, a scientist, attempts to prove the existence of an underground lake where he saw Trapinch into Vibrava when he was a child.
383380"Absol-ute Disaster!" (Absol! Creeping Shadow of Disaster)
"Abusoru! Shinobi Yoru Wazawai no Kage" (アブソル!忍び寄るわざわいの影)
December 16, 2004 (2004-12-16)January 7, 2006
A village is convinced an Absol is causing all sorts of disasters, so Ash and a child called Nicky go to prove Absol is innocent.
384381"Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt" (Catch Yukiwarashi!)
"Yukiwarashi o Tsukamaero!" (ユキワラシをつかまえろ!)
December 23, 2004 (2004-12-23)January 14, 2006
A wild Snorunt steals Ash's badge case, so Ash attempts to capture the ice Pokémon. Ash manages to capture the cheeky Snorunt and regain his badges.
385382"Do I Hear a Ralts?" (Rescue Ralts! Rush Masato!)
"Rarutosu o Sukue! Isoge Masato!" (ラルトスを救え!急げマサト!)
January 6, 2005 (2005-01-06)January 21, 2006
Max and Snorunt do their best to rescue Ralts and reunite it with a Kirlia and Gardevoir.
386383"The Great Eight Fate!" (Rune Gym! Artist of Water – Adan! [Part 1])
"Rune Jimu! Mizu no Ātisuto, Adan! (Zenpen)" (ルネジム!水のアーティスト・アダン!(前編))
January 13, 2005 (2005-01-13)January 28, 2006
Ash battles Juan of Sootopolis City with Ash hoping to earn his final badge to qualify for the Hoenn League.
387384"Eight Ain't Enough" (Rune Gym! Artist of Water – Adan! [Part 2])
"Rune Jimu! Mizu no Ātisuto, Adan! (Kōhen)" (ルネジム!水のアーティスト・アダン!(後編))
January 20, 2005 (2005-01-20)January 28, 2006
Continuing from the previous episode, Ash's Gym Battle against Juan continues with Ash facing his toughest challenge yet as he faces off against Juan's Milotic, who quickly proves to be an overwhelmingly powerful opponent. Can Ash pull off a last-minute victory or will Juan end Ash's Hoenn campaign?
388385"Showdown at Linoone" (Massaguma! The Shape of Friendship!?)
"Massuguma! Yūjō no Katachi!?" (マッスグマ!友情のカタチ!?)
January 27, 2005 (2005-01-27)February 4, 2006
A Linoone appears to have lost its trust in its trainer, Kimmy. Ash and friends must help Kimmy regain the trusts with the Linoone. They eventually succeed.
389386"Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?" (Sohnano of Illusion Island!)
"Maboroshi Shima no Sōnano!" (まぼろし島のソーナノ!)
February 3, 2005 (2005-02-03)February 4, 2006
While aboard Team Rocket's Magikarp submarine, Max accidentally hits a switch, causing Ash, his friends, Team Rocket, and Drew to wash up on Mirage Island, where Wynaut live.
390387"Date Expectations" (Rollout! Loving Donfan!)
"Korogare! Koi Suru Donfan!" (ころがれ!恋するドンファン!)
February 10, 2005 (2005-02-10)April 1, 2006
A group of Donphan attempt to impress a shiny female Donphan.
391388"Mean with Envy" (Disorderly Melee! Pokémon Contest – Kinagi Tournament! [Part 1])
"Konsen, Konran! Pokemon Kontesuto, Kinagi Taikai! (Zenpen)" (混戦、混乱!ポケモンコンテスト・キナギ大会!(前編))
February 17, 2005 (2005-02-17)April 1, 2006
The final Hoenn Pokémon Contest is underway, but May is distracted when one of her opponents, Erica, sees May as a rival for her boyfriend Joshua's affections.
392389"Pacifidlog Jam" (Disorderly Melee! Pokémon Contest – Kinagi Tournament! [Part 2])
"Konsen, Konran! Pokemon Kontesuto, Kinagi Taikai! (Kōhen)" (混戦、混乱!ポケモンコンテスト・キナギ大会!(後編))
February 24, 2005 (2005-02-24)April 8, 2006
May's final Hoenn Contest continues: Skitty battles Joshua's Houndoom, while Jessie is disqualified by making Meowth use a fake Transform move through costume changes. By the end of the contest, May has won her final ribbon, giving her a place in the Grand Festival.
393390"Berry, Berry Interesting" (Get Gonbe with Haruka Delicious!!)
"Haruka Derishasu de, Gonbe Getto kamo!!" (ハルカデリシャスで、ゴンベGETかも!!)
March 3, 2005 (2005-03-03)February 11, 2006
Several trainers accuse a Munchlax of eating their PokéBlock, so May catches him to prove its innocence.
394391"Less is Morrison" (The Rivals Appears! Masamune and the Dumbber!!)
"Raibaru Tōjō! Masamune to Danbaru!!" (ライバル登場!マサムネとダンバル!!)
March 10, 2005 (2005-03-10)February 11, 2006
While on the way to the Grand Festival, the group meets a Beldum trainer named Morrison. After hearing that Morrison also intends to enter the Hoenn League, a new rivalry between Ash and Morrison is born.
395392"The Ribbon Cup Caper!" (Mysterious Thief Bannai and the Ribbon Cup!!)
"Kaitō Bannai to Ribon Kappu!!" (怪盗バンナイとリボンカップ!!)
March 17, 2005 (2005-03-17)February 18, 2006
Brodie is back, and this time he's after the Grand Festival's Ribbon Cup. With the help of Officer Jenny and Contesta, Ash and the others are determined to find the trophy and return it before the festival begins.
396"Satoshi and Haruka! Heated Battles in Hoenn!!"
"Satoshi to Haruka! Hōen de no Atsuki Batoru!!" (サトシとハルカ!ホウエンでの熱きバトル!!)
March 24, 2005 (2005-03-24)[d]
This was a clip show of Satoshi's gym battles and Haruka's contest battles.
397393"Hi Ho Silver Wind!" (Begin! Grand Festival [1]!!)
"Kaimaku! Gurando Fesutibaru, Wan!!" (開幕!グランドフェスティバル①!!)
April 7, 2005 (2005-04-07)February 18, 2006
The gang finally arrives in Slateport City for the Grand Festival.
398394"Deceit and Assist" (Fierce Fighting! Grand Festival [2]!!)
"Nettō! Gurando Fesutibaru, Tsū!!" (熱闘!グランドフェスティバル②!!)
April 7, 2005 (2005-04-07)February 25, 2006
May, Drew and Harley face off in the second round.
399395"Rhapsody in Drew" (Deciding Match! Grand Festival [3]!!)
"Kessen! Gurando Fesutibaru, Surī!!" (決戦!グランドフェスティバル③!!)
April 7, 2005 (2005-04-07)February 25, 2006
May battles against Drew in a Pokémon battle. Also. Ash's Snorunt finally handles Ice Beam when it evolves into Glalie.
400396"Island Time" (Let's Go with Survival!)
"Sabaibaru de Ikō!" (サバイバルでいこう!)
April 14, 2005 (2005-04-14)March 4, 2006
Team Rocket crashes a plane with Ash and friends on board on an island, which is home to the castaway Robin and his Wailmer.
401397"Like a Meowth to a Flame" (Arrival in Saiyū City! Nyarth in Boots!?)
"Saiyū Shiti Tōchaku! Nagagutsu o Haita Nyāsu!?" (サイユウシティ到着!長靴をはいたニャース!?)
April 21, 2005 (2005-04-21)March 4, 2006
Ash and friends finally arrive in Ever Grande City. Ash meets a new rival named Tyson who has a Meowth that, strangely, is wearing clothes.
402398"Saved by the Beldum" (Start the Prelimaries! Masamune Appears!!)
"Yobisen Sutāto! Masamune Tōjō!!" (予備選スタート!マサムネ登場!!)
April 28, 2005 (2005-04-28)March 11, 2006
The Hoenn League begins: Morrison's Beldum evolves and Tyson's Meowth is given a backstory.
403399"From Brags to Riches" (Begin! Saiyū Tournament!!)
"Kaimaku! Saiyū Taikai!!" (開幕!サイユウ大会!!)
May 5, 2005 (2005-05-05)March 11, 2006
In the first round of the qualifiers, Morrison battles a trainer named Gavin, and Ash battles a trainer named Dominic. The battles end with Morrison and Ash as the victors.
404400"Shocks and Bonds" (Towards the Tournament Finals! Everyday a Heated Battle!)
"Kesshō Tōnamento e! Atsuki Tatakai no Hibi!" (決勝トーナメントへ!熱き戦いの日々!)
May 12, 2005 (2005-05-12)March 18, 2006
In the second round, Ash battles a trainer named Clarke. The match ends with Ash victorious, and he moves on to the round 1 of the Victory Tournament. Both his rivals Morrison and Tyson also manage to make it there. Ash then begins his battle against a trainer named Katie. However, Katie manages to defeat more of Ash's Pokémon. Will Ash manage to claim victory?
405401"A Judgment Brawl" (And... Continue the Battle That Cannot Be Lost!!)
"Soshite... Makerarenai Tatakai wa Tsuzuku!!" (そして…負けられない戦いは続く!!)
May 19, 2005 (2005-05-19)March 18, 2006
Despite Ash running behind Katie initially, he manages to turn things around and claims victory over Katie. He then moves on to the second round. Morrison and Tyson also make it there. However, it is revealed that Ash and Morrison will face each other. Morrison, having just found a friend in Ash, fails to battle him as the round begins. This causes him to lose his first Pokémon Girafarig in a single attack. Will Morrison be able to fight back against Ash?
406402"Choose It or Lose It!" (Rival Showdown! Vs. Masamune!)
"Raibaru Taiketsu! Tai Masamune!" (ライバル対決!VSマサムネ!)
May 26, 2005 (2005-05-26)March 25, 2006
Morrison sends out Growlithe but is also easily defeated by Corphish. Ash then yells at Morrison that he doesn't care about his Pokémon and that he should just quit if he is not going to battle with his full heart. Morrison snaps out of his dilemma and sends out Swampert, who draws with Corphish after using Focus Punch against Corphish's Crabhammer. Morrison then sends out Steelix and Ash sends out Pikachu, who gets defeated with Steelix's Iron Tail. Ash then sends out Torkoal who despite the advantage loses to Steelix's Dragon Breath. Ash sends out Grovyle next who beats Steelix with a Leaf Blade. Morrison then sends out Gligar who beats Grovyle after a heated match with a Guillotine. Ash then sends out Swellow who defeats Gligar with its powerful Aerial Ace. Morrison sends out Metang next which beats Swellow rather easily. Ash's last Pokémon is Glalie. Glalie keeps using Ice Beam but it keeps getting reversed by Psychic. Finally after Ice Beam is reversed by Psychic, Glalie uses an Icy Wind to blow it back and beat Metang. Ash wins over Morrison, and moves on to the third round of the Victory Tournament. It is revealed that for the third round Ash will be facing Tyson. As the battle begins, Tyson sends out Sceptile and Ash sends out Glalie. Sceptile's Solar Beam and Glalie's Ice Beam collide and there is an explosion.
407403"At the End of the Fray" (The Last Fierce Fighting! The Road to the Championship!!)
"Saigo no Gekitō! Yūshō e no Michi!!" (最後の激闘!優勝への道!!)
June 16, 2005 (2005-06-16)March 25, 2006
Ash's Glalie and Tyson's Sceptile are both knocked out. Ash sends out Torkoal and Tyson sends out Shiftry. Shiftry keeps dodging Flamethrower until Torkoal finally hits one and beats it. Tyson then uses Hariyama, who blocks Flamethrower with an Arm Thrust. Brock reveals that Hariyama has a Thick Fat that makes Fire and Ice Type attack do less than half the damage they usually would. Hariyama beats Torkoal with a Brick Break. Next, Ash sends out Corphish, who is beat by Hariyama's Focus Punch. Ash then sends in Swellow. Hariyama catches Swellow by the beak in the midst of a Quick Attack, but Swellow manages to hit an Aerial Ace to win. Tyson sends in Donphan who keeps hitting Rollout attack. Swellow is on the ground against a rock and Donphan does Rollout, but Swellow catches Donophan with its feet and throws it to win. Tyson then sends in Metagross who beats Swellow after deflecting a Quick Attack and then hitting it with Hyper Beam. However, Swellow leaves Ash an opening by leaving a scratch on Metagross for Ash to focus on. Ash sends in Grovyle next, who uses Bullet Seed on the scratch making it deeper. It goes for Leaf Blade but gets hit with Meteor Mash and loses. Ash's last Pokémon is Pikachu. Pikachu uses Iron Tail and then Thunder on the scratch and knocks out Metagross. Tyson's last Pokémon is Meowth who is revealed to know Thunderbolt and uses it to block Pikachu's electric attacks. Pikachu and Meowth hit Iron Tail on each other and Pikachu collapses. Tyson wins the match and goes on to win the rest of the matches and the Hoenn League championship.
408404"The Scheme Team" (Enishida and the Battle Frontier!)
"Enishida to Batoru Furonteia!" (エニシダとバトルフロンティア!)
June 23, 2005 (2005-06-23)April 8, 2006
Ash returns to Pallet Town, while Brock goes to Pewter City, and May and Max return to Petalburg City. Ash visits Viridian City and discovers the new gym leader is Agatha of the Elite Four! Scott, a man who conveniently happens to be there, tells Ash about the Battle Frontier, causing Ash to enter.
409405"The Right Place and the Right Mime" (Ookido's Laboratory! Everybody Gather!!)
"Ōkido Kenkyūsho! Zen'in Shūgō!!" (オーキド研究所!全員集合!!)
June 30, 2005 (2005-06-30)April 15, 2006
Ash and May prepare for the challenge ahead of them, leaving some of their Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab. Before leaving, a Squirtle chooses May as its trainer. When Team Rocket show up to steal all of Ash's Pokémon, the group must fight against them to stop their plan from succeeding. The episode ends with Ash's Phanpy rejoining Ash's team.
410406"A Real Cleffa-Hanger" (Mt. Otsukimi! With Py, Pippi and Pixy!)
"Otsuki Miyama! Pii to Pippi to Pikushī to!" (おつきみやま!ピィとピッピとピクシーと!)
July 7, 2005 (2005-07-07)April 15, 2006
Misty and Max try to return a Cleffa to Mount Moon.
411407"Numero Uno Articuno" (First Battle! Battle Factory!! [Part 1])
"Uijin! Batoru Fakutorī!! (Zenpen)" (初陣!バトルファクトリー!!(前編))
July 21, 2005 (2005-07-21)April 22, 2006
At the Battle Factory, Ash and friends meet Factory Head Noland, the first Frontier Brain, and discover he has befriended the legendary Pokémon Articuno!
412408"The Symbol Life" (First Battle! Battle Factory [Part 2])
"Uijin! Batoru Fakutorī!! (Kōhen)" (初陣!バトルファクトリー!!(後編))
July 28, 2005 (2005-07-28)April 22, 2006
Charizard returns to duel with Articuno. Ash beats Noland and obtains a Knowledge Symbol.
413409"Hooked on Onix" (The Kingdom of Iwark!!)
"Iwāku no Ōkoku!!" (イワークの王国!!)
August 4, 2005 (2005-08-04)May 6, 2006
When Team Rocket fools a King Onix, some Geodude, Graveler and Golem into believing that Ash wants to capture them, it spells disaster for Ash, Brock, May and Max as one by one, they and their Pokémon are captured and imprisoned by the Rock Pokémon. Ash, unwilling to let his friends take the blame and realizing he can't make the Rock Pokémon see sense, asks King Onix if there is a way he can convince him. King Onix challenges Ash to a battle, in a deal that if he is able to defeat him all the Rock Pokémon will believe what Ash is saying. Having gotten a chance to free his friends and their Pokémon, Ash chooses Grovyle to battle against Onix. Can Ash pull of a victory from Onix's grip and also convince him and the Rock Pokémon that Team Rocket are the ones who have been lying to them all along?
414410"Rough, Tough Jigglypuff" (Purin's Song, Papa's Song!)
"Purin no Uta, Papa no Uta!" (プリンの歌、パパの歌!)
August 11, 2005 (2005-08-11)May 13, 2006
A man called Mitch tries to catch a Jigglypuff for his daughter Lisa's birthday, but this is the toughest Jigglypuff in the universe.
415411"On Cloud Arcanine" (Rival Showdown! Get Windie!)
"Raibaru Taiketsu! Uindi o Getto Kamo!" (ライバル対決!ウインディをゲットかも!)
August 18, 2005 (2005-08-18)May 20, 2006
May and Drew set their eyes on an Arcanine, although it uses its Extremespeed and Roar techniques to flee.
416412"Sitting Psyduck" (Koduck's Depression!)
"Kodakku no Yūutsu!" (コダックの憂鬱!)
August 25, 2005 (2005-08-25)May 27, 2006
A girl called Emily sends out a Machop, a Machoke and a Machamp to retrieve her depressed Psyduck.
417413"Hail to the Chef!" (Nyula and Barrierd! Whose Restaurant!?)
"Nyūra to Bariyādo! Dotchi no Resutoran!?" (ニューラとバリヤード!どっちのレストラン!?)
September 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)June 3, 2006
A Sneasel and a Mr. Mime have a cook-off to see who is a better chef.
418414"Caterpie's Big Dilemma" (Evolution! That Mystery and Wonder!!)
"Shinka! Sono Shinpi to Kiseki!!" (進化!その神秘と奇跡!!)
September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08)June 10, 2006
The trainer Xander's Caterpie, along with Jessie's Dustox and James's Cacnea, grow to enormous size.
419415"The Saffron Con" (Pokémon Contest – Yamabuki Tournament!! [Part 1])
"Pokemon Kontesuto, Yamabuki Taikai!! (Zenpen)" (ポケモンコンテスト・ヤマブキ大会!!(前編))
September 15, 2005 (2005-09-15)June 17, 2006
It's time for the Saffron City Pokémon Contest and May's hoping to sign up, but Harley, her rival has a series of deceptive and sneaky tricks up his sleeve to make sure May doesn't even get the chance to enter.
420416"A Hurdle for Squirtle" (Pokémon Contest – Yamabuki Tournament!! [Part 2])
"Pokemon Kontesuto, Yamabuki Taikai!! (Kōhen)" (ポケモンコンテスト・ヤマブキ大会!!(後編))
September 22, 2005 (2005-09-22)June 24, 2006
The Saffron City Pokémon Contest begins and with May eager to win her first-ever Kanto ribbon, she chooses to enter with her Squirtle, but her enemy Harley is determined to make sure that she doesn't triumph. The episode ends with May beating Harley yet again and getting her first Kanto ribbon.
421417"Pasta La Vista" (Fighting Dojo! Satoshi vs. Haruka!)
"Kakutō Dōjō! Satoshi Tai Haruka!" (格闘道場!サトシVSハルカ!)
September 29, 2005 (2005-09-29)July 8, 2006
Ash and Max go to the Saffron City fighting dojo to see some Fighting-type Pokémon, while May and Brock go to a noodle shop.

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  1. ^ Japanese episodes 369 to 395 and 397 to 407 overall and English episodes 366 to 403 overall.
  2. ^ Japanese episodes 408 to 421 overall and English episodes 404 to 417 overall.
  3. ^ This episode was originally scheduled to air in Japan on November 4, 2004, but it was originally postponed due to the 2004 Chūetsu earthquake a week earlier. The episode was never aired in Japan or for international audiences.
  4. ^ This episode was never broadcast in the United States.


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