List of Pokémon: The Johto Journeys episodes

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Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
The front cover of the DVD collection box of English Pokémon: The Johto Journeys season, containing the first three episodes of this season
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes41
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseOctober 14, 1999 (1999-10-14) – July 27, 2000 (2000-07-27)
Season chronology

Pokémon: The Johto Journeys is the third season of Pokémon, a Japanese anime television series known in Japan as Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā). It originally aired in Japan from October 1999 to July 2000 on TV Tokyo and in the United States from October 2000 to August 2001 on The WB.

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 in the fictional Johto region so they can compete in the Johto League competition.

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

The Japanese opening song is "OK" by Matsumoto. The ending songs are "Meowth's Party" by Inuko Inuyama, Megumi Hayashibara, and Shin'ichiro Miki (for 25 episodes), "Exciting Pokemon Relay" by Rikako Aikawa, and "Takeshi's Paradise" by Yuji Ueda in one episode. The English opening song is "Pokemon Johto" by PJ Lequerica.


Pokémon Karaokémon as seen at the end of every episode.

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 Television Network or on Cartoon Network. (Other English-speaking nations largely followed either this order or the Japanese order.) This series uses game music from Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Gold and Silver. Subsequent airings of the English version follow the original Japanese order, except in the case of episodes which are no longer shown in English. In Japan, these episodes, and the episodes of the subsequent seasons until the change to the "Advanced Generation" subtitle, were subtitled Gold-Silver Chapter (金銀編, Kin-Gin Hen). The segment used at the end of the episode is now called "Pokémon Karaokémon" instead of "Pikachu's Jukebox" and this time, it include five songs from Totally Pokémon.

In the United States, the season was released in 13 volumes on VHS and DVD by Pioneer and Viz Video.[1][2][3][4] Viz Media released Pokémon: The Johto Journeys – The Complete Collection on DVD in the United States on November 10, 2015. In 2000, during the show's run in the United States, it was ranked as the #1 program among boys 2–11 years old.[5]

The third season of Pokémon (aka Pokémon: The Johto Journeys in the English americanized version) was formerly licensed by 4Kids Entertainment in North America, and was formerly distributed by Geneon USA/Pioneer Family Entertainment on home video and also formerly distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation also in North America. It is now currently licensed by The Pokémon Company International and VIZ Media, LLC on both home video and television.

When separated as production seasons, the remaining 11 episodes of Adventures in the Orange Islands are part of the third season along with these episodes (Season 2 ends with "Charizard Chills").


EP# English title
Japanese title
Air date
J# E# Japan United States
119117"Don't Touch That 'dile" (Wakaba Town! Where the Winds of a New Beginning Blow!)
"Wakaba Taun! Hajimari o Tsugeru Kaze ga Fuku Machi!" (ワカバタウン! はじまりをつげるかぜのふくまち!)
October 14, 1999 (1999-10-14)October 14, 2000
Ash, Brock and Misty arrive in New Bark Town and Ash's plan to register for the Johto League hit a snag when he and the team get involved in a case of a Totodile that Team Rocket has kidnapped!
120118"The Double Trouble Header" (The Rookie's Chicorita!)
"Rūkī no Chikorīta!" (ルーキーのチコリータ!)
October 21, 1999 (1999-10-21)October 21, 2000
Heading to Violet City for the first gym, Ash and company meet Casey, a new trainer and baseball fan who eagerly challenges Ash to a battle. When Ash easily beats all three of her Pokémon with just his Charizard, she gets upset and runs off wanting revenge. She makes an alliance with Team Rocket, who agree to help her beat Ash...that is, until she finds out that Team Rocket was just using her.
121119"A Sappy Ending" (Crash! Heracros vs. Kailios!!)
"Gekitotsu! Herakurosu Tai Kairosu!!" (げきとつ! へラクロスVSカイロス!!)
October 28, 1999 (1999-10-28)October 28, 2000
Heading towards Violet City, Ash and company see some Heracross. Ash, eager to get one, disturbs them and gets told off by an expert. He tells about how Heracross and Pinsir are at war due to something disturbing their tree sap flow. Later, Heracross expresses his desire to come with Ash and thus Ash captures Heracross.
122120"Roll On, Pokémon!" (Donfan's Valley!)
"Donfan no Tani!" (ドンファンのたに!)
November 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)November 4, 2000
Ash encounters a Donphan and wants to capture it, thinking it's wild, but finds out it is owned by Rochelle, a trainer who is looking for Amberite. Team Rocket however wants to get the Amberite and steal Donphan. Note: This episode aired as part of Kids WB's Fraturday.
123121"Illusion Confusion!" (Hoho and the Mysterious Forest!)
"Hōhō to Ayashii Mori!" (ホーホーとあやしいもり!)
November 11, 1999 (1999-11-11)November 4, 2000
Heading into a forest which is inhabited by a ghost Pokémon, Ash and company get tricked by illusions, but Gary tells them to see through them by getting a Hoothoot. Ash goes to get one and when he finds the rental place, he discovers the Hoothoot he can rent is a rowdy one.
124122"Flower Power" (Kireihana's Battle Dancing!)
"Kireihana no Batoru Danshingu!" (キレイハナのバトルダンシング!)
November 18, 1999 (1999-11-18)November 11, 2000
In the city of Florando, Ash and company come across a trainer called Bailey. Bailey and her two Bellossom are trying to participate in a contest but just can't get their rhythm right. Ash decides to try to help them out. Note: This episode aired as part of Kids WB's Fraturday.
125123"Spinarak Attack" (Itomaru! Big Police Investigation!!)
"Itomaru! Dai Sōsasen!!" (イトマル! だいそうさせん!!)
November 25, 1999 (1999-11-25)November 11, 2000
In Catallia City, Ash and company see Officer Jenny who has a Spinarak to help her solve crimes. Knowing Ash and company as the trainers who helped her sister in New Bark Town, Officer Jenny asks them for their help in solving some crimes that bear a resemblance to the crimes of the Black Arachnid, a figure who eight generations before had been known for being a legendary thief and for Meowth that assisted him in his crimes.
126124"Snubbull Snobbery" (Bull's Magnificent Life!?)
"Burū no Karei na Seikatsu!?" (ブルーのかれいなせいかつ!?)
December 2, 1999 (1999-12-02)November 18, 2000
Still on their path to Violet City, Ash and company find a Snubbull clinging to Growlithe's tail. They decide to find the owner of the Snubbull and return it, but when the Snubbull goes missing again, they have to get it.
127125"The Little Big Horn" (Odoshishi! Forest of Illusions!?)
"Odoshishi! Maboroshi no Mori!?" (オドシシ!まぼろしのもり!?)
December 9, 1999 (1999-12-09)November 18, 2000
When a town keeps getting attacked by a herd of Stantler, Brock thinks there is something awry. Standing up against them, he finds it is an illusion made by one baby Stantler which is injured.
128126"The Chikorita Rescue" (The Stubborn Chicorita!!)
"Ijippari no Chikorīta!!" (いじっぱりのチコリータ!!)
December 16, 1999 (1999-12-16)November 25, 2000
Heading to Violet City Gym, Ash comes across a wild Chikorita and battles it. But when it is hurt in battle he rushes it to the Pokémon Center only to find Team Rocket are wanting that Chikorita for themselves. Chikorita becomes Ash's newest Pokémon in the end.
129127"Once in a Blue Moon" (Nuoh and the GS Ball!?)
"Nuō to GS Bōru!?" (ヌオーとGSボール!?)
December 23, 1999 (1999-12-23)December 2, 2000
While polishing the GS Ball in Cherrygrove City, Ash soon finds that a Quagsire has stolen the GS Ball. Trying to get it back, he gets arrested for interfering in the Quagsire Festival where the Quagsire take round things and send them upstream, where the last object to be returned gives good luck to its owner.
130128"The Whistle Stop" (Rediba's Flute!)
"Rediba no Fue!" (レディバのふえ!)
January 1, 2000 (2000-01-01)December 2, 2000
In a forest, Ash meets a girl called Arielle and her group of Ledyba who tend the gardens and follow Arielle's whistle. However in a battle with Team Rocket, all the Ledyba dispel and it's up to Ash and company to find them.
131129"Ignorance is Blissey" (Happinas's Happy Nurse!)
"Hapinasu no Happī Nāsu!" (ハピナスのハッピーナース!)
January 6, 2000 (2000-01-06)December 9, 2000
At the Happy Town Pokémon Center, Ash and company discover a Blissey, the evolved form of Chansey. While relaxing, Ash keeps getting hurt by Blissey accidentally, but Team Rocket soon arrives, and since the Blissey is an old friend of Jessie, Jessie regrets accepting food from her.
132130"A Bout with Sprout" (Big Pinch! Madatsubomi Tower!)
"Dai Pinchi! Madatsubomi no Tō!" (だいピンチ! マダツボミのとう!)
January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13)December 16, 2000
Finally in Violet City, Ash and company find a school and he gets asked to give a small talk about Pokémon Training to the kids. However, a kid called Zackie is convinced that Ash's Pikachu is to be his, and when Pikachu runs off, he takes chase with one of Ash's empty Pokéballs.
133131"Fighting Flyer with Fire" (Kikyou Gym! Sky Battle!!)
"Kikyō Jimu! Ōzora no Tatakai!!" (キキョウジム! おおぞらのたたかい!!)
January 20, 2000 (2000-01-20)December 16, 2000
Ash finally arrives at the Violet City Gym and begins his campaign of earning eight gym badges to qualify for the Johto League by taking on the Violet City Gym Leader, Falkner but Ash soon discovers that Falkner's a force to be reckoned with due to Falkner's Pokémon overwhelming Ash's. Ash soon realizes that he needs to come up with some kind of strategy instead of his usual approach of brutal force if he's to stand any chance of winning his first gym badge.
134132"For Crying Out Loud" (Crybaby Maril!)
"Nakimushi Mariru!" (なきむしマリル!)
January 27, 2000 (2000-01-27)January 20, 2001
When a crybaby Marill is washed away by a river following a failed attempt by Team Rocket to steal it, Misty tries returning the Marill to its trainer Wilhomena.
135133"Tanks a Lot!" (Pasture! Otachi & Togepy!!)
"Bakusō! Otachi Ando Togepī!!" (ばくそう! オタチ&トゲピー!!)
February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03)January 27, 2001
Team Rocket's new super vehicle, the Arbo-tank, is their ticket to world domination. That is, until Togepi and its new-found buddy, Sentret, climb inside and accidentally wreak havoc on everything in their path.
136134"Charizard's Burning Ambitions" (Lizardon's Valley! Until We Meet Again!!)
"Rizādon no Tani! Mata Au Hi made!!" (リザードンのたに! またあうひまで!!)
February 10, 2000 (2000-02-10)February 3, 2001
When Ash hears of the Charicific Valley, he is sure a trip there will boost his Charizard's spirits, but when they reach the valley, they find its Charizard denizens are anything but cordial.
137135"Grin to Win!" (Big Panic! Kimawari Contest!!)
"Dai Panikku! Kimawari Kontesuto!!" (だいパニック! キマワリコンテスト!!)
February 17, 2000 (2000-02-17)February 10, 2001
The annual Sunflora contest is only a day away, but Ash and company's new friend, the Sunflora trainer Sonrisa, is unable to convince her star Pokémon to compete.
138136"Chikorita's Big Upset" (Chicorita's Jealousy!?)
"Chikorīta wa Gokigen Naname!?" (チコリータはごきげんななめ!?)
February 24, 2000 (2000-02-24)January 20, 2001
A severe case of sibling rivalry between Pikachu and Chikorita calls for therapy sessions with Nurse Joy. In such delicate matters, there's no such thing as an overnight cure, or is there?
139137"Foul Weather Friends" (Hanecco's Jealousy! Big Prairie Battle!!)
"Hanekko Haneta! Daisōgen no Tatakai!!" (ハネッコはねた! だいそうげんのたたかい!!)
March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02)February 10, 2001
Ash and his friends chance upon a Hoppip, a fluffy Pokémon that is able to catch passing winds and drift for miles through the sky. The Hoppip's trainer Mariah uses a group of Hoppip to help her forecast the weather. One of the Hoppip is actually a little Oddish.
140138"The Superhero Secret" (Mysterious Superhero! Gligerman Appears!!)
"Nazo no Sūpāhīrō! Guraigāman Tōjō!!" (なぞのスーパーヒーロー! グライガーマンとうじょう!!)
March 9, 2000 (2000-03-09)February 17, 2001
The legendary Gligarman is getting too old to fight crime. When Ash and friends wander into town, they bring with them a challenge that threatens to be Gligarman's last: Team Rocket.
141139"Mild 'n Wooly" (Merriep Meadow's Girl)
"Merīpu to Makiba no Shōjo" (メリープとまきばのしょうじょ)
March 16, 2000 (2000-03-16)February 17, 2001
Team Rocket comes in sheep's clothing to relieve a kind Mareep-herder of her flock. Ash and friends are eager to help, but will first have to convince the Mareep trainer to have faith in herself.
142140"Wired for Battle!" (Let's Battle! Hassam vs. Heracros!!)
"Batoru Shiyō ze! Hassamu Tai Herakurosu!!" (バトルしようぜ! ハッサムVSヘラクロス!!)
March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23)February 24, 2001
When Shingo, a promising trainee at a Pokémon battle dojo abandons battle altogether, it is up to Ash and friends to convince him that battling, and life for that matter, is more than just a matter of probability. Note: This episode aired as part of a Super Stuffed Saturday on Kids WB.
143141"Good 'Quil Hunting" (Hinoarashi! I Got It!!)
"Hinoarashi! Getto da ze!!" (ヒノアラシ! ゲットだぜ!!)
March 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)March 3, 2001
With no fire Pokémon to call his own, Ash is overjoyed to find a Cyndaquil in the wild. But before Ash can capture the little Pokémon, he'll have to face another trainer with similar desires and less scruples as well as Team Rocket and their Giant Robotic Meowth-inator.
144142"A Shadow of a Drought" (Hiwada Town! Yadon's Well!!)
"Hiwada Taun! Yadon no Ido!!" (ヒワダタウン! ヤドンのいど!!)
April 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)March 3, 2001
Ash carelessly makes enemies of the Slowpoke-worshipping residents of Azalea Town, but sees a chance at redemption when Team Rocket arrives to capture these revered Pokémon.
145143"Going Apricorn!" (Kunugidama and the Bonguri Fruit! Backyard Battle!!)
"Kunugidama to Bonguri no Mi! Urayama no Tatakai!!" (クヌギダマとボングリのみ! うらやまのたたかい!!)
April 13, 2000 (2000-04-13)March 10, 2001
Ash delivers the mysterious GS Ball to renowned Pokémon expert Kurt, but Team Rocket threatens the entire operation when they attempt to harvest the Apricorn resources essential to Pokéball Production.
146144"Gettin' the Bugs Out" (Hiwada Gym! Forest Battlefield!!)
"Hiwada Jimu! Mori no Batoru Fīrudo!!" (ヒワダジム! もりのバトルフィールド!!)
April 20, 2000 (2000-04-20)March 17, 2001
When Ash reaches the Azalea Town Gym, he has just the Pokémon to challenge the Gym Leader Bugsy's Bug Pokémon. But what will happen when Cyndaquil, the Fire Pokémon, can't get its burners going?
147145"A Farfetch'd Tale" (Ubame's Forest! Search for Kamonegi!!)
"Ubame no Mori! Kamonegi o Sagase!!" (ウバメのもり! カモネギをさがせ!!)
April 27, 2000 (2000-04-27)March 17, 2001
After the inexperienced young trainer Sylvester mistakenly scares off his own Farfetch'd, Ash and friends are happy to help, but can they find it before Team Rocket can get their hands on this savory Pokémon?
148146"Tricks of the Trade" (Sonans and the Pokémon Exchange!!)
"Sōnansu to Pokemon Kōkankai!!" (ソーナンスとポケモンこうかんかい!!)
May 4, 2000 (2000-05-04)March 24, 2001
At the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona, Ash and his friends befriend Benny, a young trainer who is having difficulties finding a trading partner willing to accept his Wobbuffet. In the end, Jessie accidentally trades her Lickitung for Benny's Wobbuffet and learns about Wobbuffet's Counter move.
149147"The Fire-ing Squad!" (Burning Zenigame Squad! Like a Fire!!)
"Moero Zenigame-dan! Honō no Yō ni!!" (もえろゼニガメだん! ほのおのように!!)
May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)April 21, 2001
An unexpected Pokémon fire-fighting competition reunites Ash with a group of fire fighters from the Orange Islands called Team Wartortle. Ash's Squirtle is reunited with the Squirtle Squad. In the end, Ash returns his Squirtle to the Squirtle Squad.
150148"No Big Woop!" (Full of Upah!)
"Upā ga Ippai!" (ウパーがいっぱい!)
May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)March 31, 2001
Ash and friends enthusiastically volunteer to watch over a school of Wooper while their trainer Olesia is away, but as always Team Rocket interferes, this time hoping to use the Wooper to pacify Giovanni.
151149"Tunnel Vision" (Purin vs. Bull!)
"Purin Tai Burū!" (プリンVSブルー!)
May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)April 7, 2001
When a Snubbull and Jigglypuff get into a great disagreement, they threaten to draw everyone else into their conflict.
152150"Hour of the Houndour" (Dark Pokémon – Delvil)
"Dāku Pokemon, Derubiru" (ダークポケモン・デルビル)
June 1, 2000 (2000-06-01)April 14, 2001
Investigating a string of mysterious thefts, Ash and his friends discover a pack of Houndour, struggling to survive in the wild. In order to help mend their ways, Ash will have to earn their trust first.
153151"The Totodile Duel" (Whose Waninoko is It!? Satoshi vs. Kasumi!)
"Waninoko wa Dare no Mono!? Satoshi Tai Kasumi!" (ワニノコはだれのもの!? サトシVSカスミ!)
June 8, 2000 (2000-06-08)May 5, 2001
Unable to settle their differences over who should get ownership of a Totodile, Ash and Misty engage in a fierce three-on-three Pokémon battle.
154152"Hot Matches!" (Airmd vs. Hinoarashi! Wings of Steel!!)
"Eamūdo Tai Hinoarashi! Hagane no Tsubasa!!" (エアムードVSヒノアラシ! はがねのつばさ!!)
June 15, 2000 (2000-06-15)May 12, 2001
Ash faces Miki, a young female trainer who possess an unbeatable Skarmory, a Steel-type bird. To win, Ash and his Cyndaquil must undergo intense training if they're to have any hope of beating Skarmory.
155153"Love, Totodile Style" (Dance, Waninoko! The Step of Love!!)
"Odore Waninoko! Ai no Suteppu o!!" (おどれワニノコ! あいのステップを!!)
June 22, 2000 (2000-06-22)May 26, 2001
Ash's Totodile falls in love with Azumarill but Totodile isn't successful in confessing its feelings to Azumarill. But when Team Rocket kidnaps Azumarill, it falls to Totodile to save the day.
156154"Fowl Play!" (Different-Colored Yorunozuku! I Got It!!)
"Irochigai no Yorunozuku! Getto da ze!!" (いろちがいのヨルノズク! ゲットだぜ!!)
June 29, 2000 (2000-06-29)April 28, 2001
Ash has his sights set on a rare and brightly colored Noctowl, but this Pokémon's hypnosis leaves Ash's team unable to tell reality from illusion, much less stand up to another Pokémon in battle.
157155"Forest Grumps" (Ringuma's Startling!!)
"Ringuma de Dokkiri!!" (リングマでドッキリ!!)
July 6, 2000 (2000-07-06)June 2, 2001
An Ursaring attack forces Ash and his friends to team up with Team Rocket, members of each team being paired with members of the other; Misty ends up with James and Meowth, and Jessie ends up with Ash, Brock and Pikachu.
158156"The Psychic Sidekicks!" (Kirinriki! The Village of Esper Pokémon!)
"Kirinriki! Esupā Pokemon no Mura!" (キリンリキ! エスパーポケモンのむら!)
July 13, 2000 (2000-07-13)August 11, 2001
Team Rocket attacks Len Town, a town that is protected by Psychic Pokémon with a machine that is impervious to Psychic attacks, and begins to steal all the Pokémon in town.
159157"The Fortune Hunters" (Pokémon Fortune-telling!? Enormous Melee!)
"Pokemon Uranai!? Dairansen!" (ポケモンうらない!? だいらんせん!)
July 27, 2000 (2000-07-27)May 19, 2001
A Pokémon Fortune Telling boom turns out to be a Team Rocket plot to steal Pokémon from local trainers.

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