List of Pokémon: Advanced episodes

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Pokémon: Advanced
The front cover of the DVD collection box of English Pokémon: Advanced season
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes40
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseNovember 21, 2002 (2002-11-21) –
August 28, 2003 (2003-08-28)
Season chronology
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Pokémon: Advanced is the sixth 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 November 2002 to August 2003 on TV Tokyo and in the United States from November 2003 to September 2004 on The WB. In March 2003, two episodes were aired in the United States as part of a sneak peek preview, during the previous season.

Set in the fictional Hoenn region, the season follows 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 competes in Pokémon Contests with the aim of earning Ribbons so she can enter the Hoenn Grand Festival.

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

The Japanese opening song is "Advance Adventure" by GARDEN. The ending songs are "Because the Sky is There" by Toshiko Ezaki for the first 18 episodes, and "Polka O Dolka" by Inuko Inuyama, and Nolsol Chorus Group. The English opening song is "I Wanna Be a Hero" 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 is close to being the shortest.

The Advanced season episodes are the last in the series to feature the "Who's That Pokémon?" eyecatch and was replaced by "Pokémon Trainer's Choice" during the Advanced Challenge and Advanced Battle seasons. "Who's That Pokémon?" made a comeback in the Black & White season.

The sixth season of Pokémon (Pokémon: Advanced in the English dubbed adaptation) was formerly licensed by 4Kids Entertainment in North America and formerly distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation on television when it aired on Kids’ WB and Cartoon Network, also in North America. It is now licensed by The Pokémon Company International and distributed by Viz Media, LLC.

In the United States, the series was released on 8 VHS and DVD volumes[1][2] by Viz Media. Viz Media released Pokémon: Advanced – The Complete Collection on DVD in the United States on May 16, 2017.


J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date English air date
277274"Get the Show on the Road!" (A New Land! A New Adventure!!)
Transcription: "Aratanaru Daichi! Aratanaru Bōken!!" (Japanese: 新たなる大地! 新たなる冒険!!)
November 21, 2002 (2002-11-21)November 1, 2003[a]
Finally in Littleroot Town, Ash and Professor Birch discover that Pikachu has an electrical overload. The excess electricity causes Pikachu to run off in pain, followed by Ash and Professor Birch. Soon, a pack of Poochyena appear and chase Professor Birch, interfering with the beginning of a new journey for a 10-year-old young trainer named May, who after all the trouble chooses a Torchic for her first Pokémon.
278275"A Ruin with a View" (Ancient Pokémon and Mysterious Teams!)
Transcription: "Kodai Pokemon to Nazo no Gundan!" (Japanese: 古代ポケモンと謎の軍団!)
November 28, 2002 (2002-11-28)November 8, 2003[a]
Ash and May encounter a set of ruins, where they help Professor Aldon rediscover a nearly-extinct Pokémon. There, they learn about Team Magma.
279276"There's No Place Like Hoenn" (Tōka Gym! Vs. Yarukimono!)
Transcription: "Tōka Jimu! Tai Yarukimono!" (Japanese: トウカジム! VSヤルキモノ!)
December 5, 2002 (2002-12-05)November 15, 2003
Ash arrives in Petalburg City, where he hopes to battle in his first Hoenn Gym match. Ash meets May's younger brother, Max. Norman, May's father, is the Petalburg Gym Leader and Ash challenges him to a Gym battle, but since Ash does not have three Pokémon with him they only have a informal trainer battle which is interrupted by Team Rocket.
280277"You Never Can Taillow" (Full of Subame, Full of Danger! Got It in Tōka Woods!)
Transcription: "Subame ga Ippai, Kiken ga Ippai! Tōka no Mori de Getto da ze!!" (Japanese: スバメがいっぱい 危険がいっぱい! トウカの森でゲットだぜ!!)
December 12, 2002 (2002-12-12)November 22, 2003
Ash catches his first Hoenn Pokémon, a Taillow. In all the excitement, an old friend returns, Brock and his Forretress.
281278"In the Knicker of Time!" (Jiguzaguma and Short-Pantsed Boy! Haruka's First Battle!!)
Transcription: "Jigujaguma to Tanpan-kozō! Haruka Hajimete no Batoru!!" (Japanese: ジグザグマと短パン小僧! ハルカはじめてのバトル!!)
December 19, 2002 (2002-12-19)November 22, 2003
A kid named Nicholai attempts to catch a Zigzagoon; May has her first match against him after he hears she's a Gym Leader's daughter. When Nicholai insults May's father Norman, Max wants revenge.
282279"A Poached Ego!" (Team Rocket! Goodbye to a Disturbed Scratch!!)
Transcription: "Roketto-dan! Midare Hikkagi de Sayōnara!!" (Japanese: ロケット団! みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!)
December 26, 2002 (2002-12-26)November 29, 2003
Team Rocket encounters a poacher who hunts for poison-type Pokémon. When Team Rocket learn that the captured Pokémon include Koffing and Ekans, they decide to free them from the poacher's grasp and they release Arbok and Weezing to protect Ekans and Koffing. At the end, James gets himself a new Pokémon: Cacnea.
283280"Tree's a Crowd" (Forest of Kimori! Protect the Giant Tree!!)
Transcription: "Kimori no Mori! Kyodaiju o Mamore!!" (Japanese: キモリの森! 巨大樹を守れ!!)
January 9, 2003 (2003-01-09)November 29, 2003
A group of Treecko are defending a dying tree, and one of them decides to join Ash's party.
284281"A Tail with a Twist" (Habunake vs. Kimori! Strike of Death!!)
Transcription: "Habuneku Tai Kimori! Hissatsu no Hataku Kōgeki!!" (Japanese: ハブネークVSキモリ! 必殺のはたく攻撃!!)
January 16, 2003 (2003-01-16)December 6, 2003
Ash's Treecko gets beaten by a wild Seviper known for its bullying habits. While Treecko tries to prepare for the rematch, Jessie sets her eye on the Seviper as well.
285282"Taming of the Shroomish" (Bizarre! Mystery of the Kinococo Mansion!)
Transcription: "Kaiki! Kinokoko Yashiki no Nazo!" (Japanese: 怪奇! キノココ屋敷の謎!)
January 23, 2003 (2003-01-23)December 6, 2003
In an alley, Max meets and befriends a Shroomish.
286283"You Said a Mouthful!" (The Strongest Pelipper in History Appears!!)
Transcription: "Shijō Saikyō no Perippā Arawareru!!" (Japanese: 史上最強のペリッパー現る!!)
January 30, 2003 (2003-01-30)December 13, 2003
Ash faces a trainer and his Pelipper, which can use attacks it cannot normally learn!
287284"A Bite to Remember" (Guraena and Pochiena! Mystery of Evolution!!)
Transcription: "Guraena to Pochiena! Shinka no Shinpi!!" (Japanese: グラエナとポチエナ! 進化の神秘!!)
February 6, 2003 (2003-02-06)December 13, 2003
Max cares for a Poochyena so it can evolve and be free.
288285"The Lotad Lowdown" (Hassboh and the Three Sisters of the Flower Shop!)
Transcription: "Hasubō to Furawā Shoppu no San-Shimai!" (Japanese: ハスボーとフラワーショップの三姉妹!)
February 13, 2003 (2003-02-13)December 20, 2003
Brock is successful at catching himself a Lotad.
289286"All Things Bright and Beautifly!" (Pokémon Contest! Agehunt's Magnificent Battle!!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Kontesuto! Agehanto no Karei na Batoru!!" (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト! アゲハントの華麗なバトル!!)
February 20, 2003 (2003-02-20)December 27, 2003
Ash's group have their first look at a Pokémon Contest.
290287"All in a Day's Wurmple" (Double Battle and Double Kemusso!?)
Transcription: "Daburu Batoru to Daburu de Kemusso!?" (Japanese: ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!?)
February 27, 2003 (2003-02-27)January 3, 2004
Having been amazed by the Beautifly's performance at the Pokémon Contest, May hunts down a Wurmple so she can have her own Beautifly.
291288"Gonna Rule the School!" (Try to Study! Pokémon Trainer's School!!)
Transcription: "Benkyō-shimasu! Pokemon Torēnāzu Sukūru!!" (Japanese: 勉強します! ポケモントレーナーズスクール!!)
March 6, 2003 (2003-03-06)January 10, 2004
Ash and his friends arrive at a Pokémon Trainer School, which is headed by Roxanne, Rustboro's Gym Leader. Max enters a school battle against a rude boy.
292289"The Winner by a Nosepass" (Kanazumi Gym! Nosepass's Secret Weapon!!)
Transcription: "Kanazumi Jimu! Nozupasu no Himitsu Heiki!!" (Japanese: カナズミジム! ノズパスの秘密兵器!!)
March 13, 2003 (2003-03-13)January 10, 2004
Ash and Roxanne have their Gym Battle, while May announces her intentions to compete in Pokémon Contests instead.
293290"Stairway to Devon" (Devon Corporation! Shadow of Team Aqua!!)
Transcription: "Debon Kōporēshon! Akua-dan no Kage!!" (Japanese: デボンコーポレーション! アクア団の影!!)
March 20, 2003 (2003-03-20)January 17, 2004
Max accidentally spills his drink onto the Pokénav, causing it to spoil. He needs to find a place to have it quickly fixed while letting nobody know it's spoiled. He ends up meeting with the president of the Devon Corporation, makers of the Pokénav and everything else. The president gets interested in Max and offers his help to Max to repair the Pokenav. However, the tour into the corporate headquarters turns into a hunt for a spy who is after some of the company's research and they learn about two evil teams in the Hoenn region – Team Aqua and Team Magma.
294291"On a Wingull and a Prayer!" (Old Man Hagi and Peeko the Camome!)
Transcription: "Hagi-rōjin to Kyamome no Pīko-chan!" (Japanese: ハギ老人とキャモメのピーコちゃん!)
March 27, 2003 (2003-03-27)January 24, 2004
On a hunt for a boat to Dewford Town, May encounters an old sailor named Briney. However, the Team Aqua spy from the previous episode is still on the loose, also looking for a ship out of the city.
295292"Sharpedo Attack!" (Escape! Samehader's Island!!)
Transcription: "Dasshutsu! Samehadā no Shima!!" (Japanese: 脱出! サメハダーの島!!)
April 3, 2003 (2003-04-03)January 31, 2004
As Mr. Briney takes the gang to the closest Island, they are attacked by a gang of Sharpedo and are forced to stay on a deserted island. They must convince the Sharpedo that they do not want to harm them and also protect those same Pokémon from Team Rocket.
296293"Brave the Wave" (Muro Gym! The Surfing Leader – Touki Appears!)
Transcription: "Muro Jimu! Naminori ri Jimu Rīdā, Tōki Tōjō!" (Japanese: ムロジム! 波乗りジムリーダー・トウキ登場!)
April 10, 2003 (2003-04-10)February 7, 2004
Eager to win the Knuckle Badge, Ash goes straight to challenge Brawly, the Gym Leader of Dewford Town. However, Ash loses patience when Brawly goes surfing instead of battling. Finally, he gets his match, where Brawly's Makuhita evolves into Hariyama.
297294"Which Wurmple's Which?" (Kemusso vs. Kemusso! Which is Which!?)
Transcription: "Kemusso Tai Kemusso! Dotchi ga Dotchi!?" (Japanese: ケムッソVSケムッソ! どっちがどっち!?)
April 17, 2003 (2003-04-17)February 14, 2004
After James tricks Ash and friends into fishing in an area so that Team Rocket can commit their usual schemes, the two sides battle until May sends out her Wurmple. Jessie sends out her own Wurmple to show that it's better and then they have a ridiculous argument, which results in the battle starting again, in which Meowth bumps into the two Wurmples. May and Jessie both take one and soon after Pikachu blasts Team Rocket off again, but then May finds out that the Wurmple she took isn't her Wurmple!
298295"A Hole Lotta Trouble" (Daigo, Cockodora and Bossgodora!)
Transcription: "Daigo, Kokodora, Bosugodora!" (Japanese: ダイゴ、ココドラ、ボスゴドラ!)
April 24, 2003 (2003-04-24)February 14, 2004
Team Rocket digs another hole, this time in Granite Cave, to capture the "twerps" but it only succeeds in separating everyone - including Team Rocket!
299296"Gone Corphishin'" (Roughneck of the Sea, Heigani Appears!)
Transcription: "Umibe no Abare Mono, Heigani Tōjō!" (Japanese: 海辺の暴れ者、ヘイガニ登場!)
May 1, 2003 (2003-05-01)February 21, 2004
Ash chases down a mysterious Pokémon that keeps assaulting people on a small inlet on a far side of Dewford Island.
300297"A Corphish Out of Water" (Run Satoshi! Cross the Kibanha River!)
Transcription: "Hashire Satoshi! Kibania no Kawa o Koe!" (Japanese: 走れサトシ! キバニアの川を越え!)
May 8, 2003 (2003-05-08)February 28, 2004
After Corphish is injured following a Team Rocket encounter (which includes another argument between May and Jessie over their respective Wurmples), Ash must rush his newest Pokémon Center on Dewford Island, which is surrounded by a school of hungry Carvanha.
301298"A Mudkip Mission" (The Secret Pond! Full of Mizugorou!?)
Transcription: "Himitsu no Ike! Mizugorō Ga Ippai!?" (Japanese: 秘密の池! ミズゴロウがいっぱい!?)
May 15, 2003 (2003-05-15)March 13, 2004
While in training, Ash and the others stumble upon a lake full of Mudkip under the watchful eye of an old man who is the protector of the Mudkip in the lake. Brock also catches a Mudkip of his own.
302299"Turning Over a Nuzleaf" (Attack of the Konohana Tribe!!)
Transcription: "Konohana-zoku no Shūgeki!!" (Japanese: コノハナ族の襲撃!!)
May 22, 2003 (2003-05-22)March 27, 2004
While walking through Granite Cave, the gang stumble upon Loudred in the middle of a long sleep. When it is accidentally woken, the gang are forced to run and find themselves separated from Pikachu, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Silcoon, Lotad and Corphish. While the worried trainers search, the Pokémon begin to fight among themselves until they find themselves attacked by a group of Nuzleaf.
303300"A Three Team Scheme!" (Team Magma vs. Team Aqua! Secret Base Battle!)
Transcription: "Maguma-dan Tai Akua-dan! Himitsu Kichi no Tatakai!" (Japanese: マグマ団VSアクア団! ひみつきちの戦い!)
May 29, 2003 (2003-05-29)April 17, 2004
Ash and his friends accidentally stumble upon another Pokémon Trainer's Secret Base. Meanwhile, Team Aqua and Team Magma both attempt to take over the Secret Base and wind up in battle with one another.[b]
304301"Seeing is Believing!" (Agehunt and Dokucale! The Final Evolution!)
Transcription: "Agehanto to Dokukeiru! Shinka no Hate ni!" (Japanese: アゲハントとドクケイル! 進化の果てに!)
June 5, 2003 (2003-06-05)April 24, 2004
May and Jessie both blissfully await the day when they shall receive a Beautifly. However, Jessie is unaware that she will never have one because her Wurmple became a Cascoon (which will evolve into a Dustox) instead of a Silcoon...and she refuses to hear otherwise! To force it to evolve, she makes it battle May's Silcoon...and both evolve at the same time!
305302"Ready, Willing, and Sableye" (The Startling Yamirami!)
Transcription: "Yamirami de Tokkiri!" (Japanese: ヤミラミでドッキリ!)
June 12, 2003 (2003-06-12)May 1, 2004
Corphish's bad attitude showing no signs of improving so Ash plans to humble it a bit by putting a good scare into it deep inside an abandoned mine. Little does he know, however, that Team Rocket have already infiltrated the mine, and none of them know that there's something else in the darkness waiting for them!
306303"A Meditite Fight!" (Asanan and the Battle Girl! In the Middle of a Storm!)
Transcription: "Batoru Gāru to Asanan! Arashi no Naka de!" (Japanese: バトルガールとアサナン! 嵐の中で!)
June 19, 2003 (2003-06-19)May 8, 2004
Ash and friends get caught in a hurricane and must take a treacherous mountain path to reach safety. Also, Ash meets up with a Meditite trainer called Shauna.
307304"Just One of the Geysers" (Muro Gym Rematch! Surfing Battlefield!)
Transcription: "Muro Jimu Saisen! Naminori Batoru Fīrudo!" (Japanese: ムロジム再戦! 波乗りバトルフィールド!)
June 26, 2003 (2003-06-26)May 15, 2004
Ash's long-awaited rematch with Brawly of the Dewford Gym finally arrives. For the location, Brawly selects a secret sparring area he has hidden on a nearby island. Above and beyond this Gym Leader's ability and powerful Pokémon, the battlefield itself presents many unique challenges, most notably a huge geyser that erupts into the air without warning.
308305"Abandon Ship!" (The Abandoned Ship! The Creeping Shadow!!)
Transcription: "Suterare Fune! Shinobiyoru Kage!!" (Japanese: すてられ船! しのびよる影!!)
July 3, 2003 (2003-07-03)May 15, 2004
Ash and friends foil a Team Rocket kidnapping scheme on the high seas, but are then left high and dry themselves when Team Rocket's boat breaks down. Drifting with the tide, they eventually come to rest against an abandoned ship. On board, they meet Tommy, one of the ship's original passengers, who has returned to search for the Marshtomp he was separated from when the ship first ran aground.
309306"Now That's Flower Power!" (A New Rival for Haruka! Intensive Pokémon Contest Training!!)
Transcription: "Haruka ni Raibaru! Tokkun Pokemon Kontesuto!!" (Japanese: ハルカにライバル! 特訓ポケモンコンテスト!!)
July 10, 2003 (2003-07-10)May 22, 2004
As May prepares for the first upcoming Pokémon Contest, a passing retired Coordinator called Mr. Big compliments her on her battling skills. On hearing that she is preparing for her first Pokémon Contest, he invites her and her friends to his house where he keeps some items that could prove helpful to May's performance.
310307"Having a Wailord of a Time" (The Big Starter Pokémon Panic!!)
Transcription: "Hajimete no Pokemon de Dai Panikku!!" (Japanese: はじめてのポケモンで大パニック!!)
July 17, 2003 (2003-07-17)May 22, 2004
Impressed at how well they had raised their own Pokémon, Nurse Joy enlists Ash and Max to babysit Treecko, Mudkip, and Torchic awaiting a Pokémon trainer just about to begin her first journey. Torchic proves to be the most rambunctious of the group, and when Ash sends several of his Pokémon to gently coax it into obedience, he inadvertently causes the troublesome chick to evolve into a Combusken.
311308"Win, Lose or Drew!" (Haruka! The First Pokémon Contest Challenge!!)
Transcription: "Haruka! Pokemon Kontesuto Hatsu Chōsen!!" (Japanese: ハルカ! ポケモンコンテスト初挑戦!!)
July 24, 2003 (2003-07-24)May 29, 2004
May arrives in Slateport City, where she can compete in her first Pokémon contest. Also competing is May's new rival Drew and a young man named Robert who uses Milotic...but Pokémon Contests teach hard and painful lessons. Meanwhile, Team Rocket learns the secrets of Pokémon Block.
312309"The Spheal of Approval" (Protect the Ocean Museum! Attack of Team Magma!!)
Transcription: "Umi no Hakubutsukan o Mamore! Maguma-dan no Shūgeki!!" (Japanese: 海の博物館を守れ! マグマ団の襲撃!!)
July 31, 2003 (2003-07-31)May 29, 2004
Having at long last completed her Pokémon Contest, May suggests a day of recreation in Slateport City before moving on. While she and Brock shop in the city's famous market district, Ash and Max check out a local marine museum. What should have been a day of leisure, however, turns into one battle after another as both Team Rocket and Team Magma storm the very same museum in search of a rare rock discovered on the ocean floor.
313310"Jump for Joy!" (Beauty and the Beast!? Dirteng and Nurse Joy!)
Transcription: "Bijo to Yajū!? Dātengu to Jōi-san!" (Japanese: 美女と野獣!? ダーテングとジョーイさん!)
August 7, 2003 (2003-08-07)August 28, 2004
While cutting through a mountain pass, Ash and friends decide to stop into the local Pokémon Center for directions. Imagine their surprise when they discover it vacated, with no sign of Nurse Joy. The plot thickens when they take it upon themselves to investigate and discover security camera footage of a Shiftry immobilizing Joy with Sleeping Powder before carrying her off. Their only clue as to Joy's location is a mysterious entry on Shiftry in the Pokédex, indicating that these Pokémon inhabit only trees that are over 1,000 years old.
314311"A Different Kind of Misty!" (Prasle and Minun! The Mountain Lighthouse!!)
Transcription: "Purasuru to Mainan! Yama no Tōdai!!" (Japanese: プラスルとマイナン! 山の灯台!!)
August 14, 2003 (2003-08-14)August 28, 2004
When Ash and friends get lost in a dark and foggy mountain pass, the first people they meet are Team Rocket, fresh from their latest heist. Ash and friends manage to recover the stone the trio had stolen from a nearby lighthouse, but only to be themselves mistaken for the thieves.
315312"A Poké-BLOCK Party!" (Sing! Pokémon Trick House!!)
Transcription: "Utau! Pokemon Karakuri Yashiki!!" (Japanese: 歌う! ポケモンからくり屋敷!!)
August 21, 2003 (2003-08-21)September 4, 2004
Ash and friends finally reach Mauville City. Ash is forced to wait a bit longer for his next Gym battle as the gang see an advert for a Pokémon Trick House Contest, offering anyone who makes it through with a one year supply of Poké-block. May is eager to win the prize, so the gang decide to enter, and meet up with a girl called Alanna and her Whismur. But when Jigglypuff decides to perform its song, things may get complicated for the gang and Team Rocket too.
316313"Watt's with Wattson?" (Kinsetsu Gym! Tessen's Electric Shock Battle!!)
Transcription: "Kinsetsu Jimu! Tessen no Dengeki Batoru!!" (Japanese: キンセツジム! テッセンの電撃バトル!!)
August 28, 2003 (2003-08-28)September 4, 2004
Ash's third Gym battle with the electric master Wattson is full of surprises when, after an encounter with a robotic Raikou, Pikachu wins the match alone with super-charged Thunderbolts. However Ash's joy at receiving the badge disappears when Pikachu turns ill, and a depressed Wattson leaves Mauville City convinced he is a weak Gym Leader.

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  1. ^ a b These episodes were broadcast on Kids' WB on March 15, 2003, as part of a special sneak peek at the upcoming Advanced season. It was later redubbed and rebroadcast for inclusion during the standard broadcasts the following November.
  2. ^ The characters Tabitha and Shelly were originally referred to as "Harland" and "Isabel", respectively. Their names were corrected in a following appearance.


  1. ^ " Pokemon Advanced, Vol. 8 - Jump for Joy". Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  2. ^ " Pokemon 8: Advanced — Jump for Joy [VHS]". Retrieved 1 August 2015.

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