Pokemon Watch Order Guide

Pokemon Watch Order

The world of Pokemon was a place that filled the void in our childhoods by introducing us all to new creatures and adventures. 

After watching the movie, you won’t be able to forget its characters.

They’re so relatable and Team Rocket is one of the most hilarious comedic villain teams ever. 

You can find our Pokemon watch order here if you want to start or rewatch it.

Pokemon was released for the first time in 1996.

It is set in a world in which humans catch monsters and keep them in small poke-balls.

They have an affinity for certain elements and superhuman abilities that are related to them.

Pokemon is based around Ash Ketchum, a teenage boy who becomes the greatest Pokemon trainer in the world.

Pokemon Watch Order!

Indigo League (Season 1)

  • Episodes: 1-82
  • Mew vs Mewtwo Movie (watch after Episode 69)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 8, 9, 19, 32, 33, 44, 46, 49, 51, 54, 57, 59, 62, 64-67, 69, 70

Adventures in the Orange Islands (Season 2)

  • Episodes: 36 (83-118)
  • Pokemon the Movie 2000 (watch it after Episode 24)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 84-89, 93, 95-97, 100, 103, 105, 116, 118

The Johto Journeys (Season 3)

  • Episodes: 41 (119-159)
  • Pokemon 3 the Movie: Spell of the Unknown (watch it after Episode 38)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 118, 119, 123, 124, 129, 131, 133-136, 144-146, 148, 149, 151, 152, 158

Johto League Champions (Season 4)

  • Episodes: 52 (160-211)
  • Pokemon 4ever: Celebi-Voice of the Forest (watch this movie after Episode 48)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 160, 162-164, 166, 168, 169, 173-176, 180-182, 184, 186-189, 191, 193, 194, 196-203, 207, 208, 210

Master Quest (Season 5)

  • Episodes: 65 (212-276)
  • Pokemon Heroes Movie (watch it after Episode 47)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 214, 215, 225, 228-230, 235-242, 244, 245, 251, 255, 257

Advanced (Season 6)

  • Episodes: 40 (277-316)
  • Pokemon: Jirachi-Wish Maker (watch this movie after Episode 35)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 278-280, 290, 295, 298, 306, 311, 314, 315

Advanced Challenge (Season 7)

  • Episodes: 52 (317-368)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (watch it after Episode 45)
  • Filler Episodes to skip: 318, 322, 326, 329, 333, 334, 336, 344, 345, 355, 357, 358, 361, 363, 365

Advanced Battle (Season 8)

  • Episodes: 52 (369-421)
  • Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (watch this movie after Episode 43)
  • Filler Episodes: 371, 373, 375, 376, 378, 381, 405, 406, 408-410, 413, 414, 420

Battle Frontier (Season 9)

  • Episodes: 47 (422-468)
  • Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (watch this movie after Episode 38)
  • Filler Episodes: 433, 434, 436, 441, 444, 451-453, 456, 467

Diamond and Pearl (Season 10)

  • Episodes: 52 (469-520)
  • Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai (watch this movie after Episode 39)
  • Filler Episodes: 483, 484, 499, 502, 503, 515-518

Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension (Season 11)

  • Episodes: 52 (521-572)
  • Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (watch this film after Episode 34)
  • Filler Episodes: 529, 562

Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles (Season 12)

  • Episodes: 53 (573-625)
  • Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (watch this movie after Episode 31)
  • Filler Episodes: 574, 575, 583, 593, 606, 607, 616

Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors (Season 13)

  • Episodes: 34 (626-659)
  • Pokemon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (watch this movie after Episode 21)
  • Filler Episodes: 631, 657

Black & White (Season 14)

  • Episodes: 50 (660-707)
  • White, Victini and Zekrom and Black, Victini and Reshiram movies (watch these after Episode 39)
  • Filler Episodes: 675, 678, 679, 684, 702-704

Black & White: Rival Destinies (Season 15)

  • Episodes: 49 (708-756)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword Justice
  • Filler Episodes: 715, 737, 744, 747, 748

Black & White: Adventures in Unova (Season 16)

  • Episodes: 25 (757-781)
  • Filler Episodes: 757, 758, 774, 776, 778, 781

Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond (Season 16-Part II)

  • Episodes: 20 (782-801)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
  • Filler Episodes: 782, 787, 799

XY (Season 17)

  • Episodes: 48 (802-849)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (watch it after Episode 37)
  • Filler Episodes: 805-807, 809, 817, 819, 836, 839, 841

XY: Kalos Quest (Season 18)

  • Episodes: 45 (850-894)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (watch it after Episode 33)
  • Filler Episodes: 862, 873, 874, 877, 880, 886-889

XYZ (Season 19)

  • Episodes: 47 (895-941)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
  • Filler Episodes: 899, 902, 908, 914, 915, 938

Sun & Moon (Season 20)

  • Episodes: 43 (942-984)
  • Filler Episodes: 943, 948, 955, 960, 961

Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures (Season 21)

  • Episodes: 49 (985-1033)
  • Filler Episodes: 989, 1002, 1014, 1017, 1024

Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends (Season 22)

  • Episodes: 54 (1034-1087)
  • Filler Episodes: 1044, 1057

Pokemon Journeys: The Series (Season 23)

  • Episodes: 33
  • Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You
  • Filler Episodes: None (still airing)

How much time will it take to watch Pokemon?

If you add up all the episodes from the current seasons, plus the movies and ONAs, it comes to approximately 496 hours and 44 mins of content or 22 days of uninterrupted binge-watching.

Let me show you the runtime of each instalment –  

  1. TV series – 26795 minutes (Calculated till the recent episode of Season 24)
  2. Movies – 2113 minutes
  3. ONAs – 146 minutes
  4. Specials – 750 minutes

Note: The runtimes are approximately calculated.

Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Season 1: Indigo League (1997–99)
    • Episodes: 1-82
    • Canon: 1-7, 10-18, 20-31, 34-36, 40-43, 45, 47-48, 50, 52-53, 55-56, 58, 60-61, 63, 68, 71-82
    • Filler: 8-9, 19, 32-33, 37-39, 44, 46, 49, 51, 54, 57, 59, 62, 64-67, 69-70
  • Season 2: Adventures on the Orange Islands (1999)
    • Episodes: 83-118
    • Canon: 83, 90-92, 94, 98-99, 101-102, 104, 106-115, 117
    • Filler: 84-89, 93, 95-97, 100, 103, 105, 116, 118
  • Season 3: The Johto Journeys (1999–00)
    • Episodes: 119-159
    • Canon: 120-122, 125-128, 130, 132, 137-143, 147, 150, 153-157
    • Filler: 118-119, 123-124, 129, 131, 133-136, 144-146, 148-149, 151-152, 158
  • Season 4: Johto League Champions (2000–01)
    • Episodes: 160-211
    • Canon: 161, 165, 167, 170-172, 177-179, 183, 185, 190, 192, 195, 204-206, 209, 211
    • Filler: 160, 162-164, 166, 168-169, 173-176, 180-182, 184, 186-189, 191, 193-194, 196-203, 207-208, 210
  • Season 5: Master Quest (2001–02)
    • Episodes: 212-276
    • Canon: 213, 216-224, 226-227, 231-234, 243, 246-250, 252-254, 256, 258-276
    • Filler: 214-215, 225, 228-230, 235-242, 244-245, 251, 255, 257
  • Season 6: Advanced (2002–03)
    • Episodes: 277-316
    • Canon: 277, 281-289, 291-294, 296-297, 299-305, 307-310, 312-313, 316
    • Filler: 278-280, 290, 295, 298, 306, 311, 314-315
  • Season 7: Advanced Challenge (2003–04)
    • Episodes: 317-368
    • Canon: 317, 319-321, 323-325, 327-328, 330-332, 335, 337-343, 346-354, 356, 359-360, 362, 364, 366
    • Filler: 318, 322, 326, 329, 333-334, 336, 344-345, 355, 357-358, 361, 363, 365
  • Season 8: Advanced Battle (2004–05)
    • Episodes: 369-421
    • Canon: 370, 372, 374, 377, 379-380, 382-404, 407, 411-412, 415-419, 421
    • Filler: 371, 373, 375-376, 378, 381, 405-406, 408-410, 413-414, 420
  • Season 9: Battle Frontier (2005–06)
    • Episodes: 421-468
    • Canon: 421-432, 435, 437-440, 442-443, 445-450, 454-455, 457-466, 468
    • Filler: 433-434, 436, 441, 444, 451-453, 456, 467
  • Season 10: Diamond and Pearl (2006–07)
    • Episodes: 469-520
    • Canon: 469-482, 485-498, 500-501, 504-514, 519
    • Filler: 483-484, 499, 502-503, 515-518
  • Season 11: Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension (2007–08)
    • Episodes: 521-572
    • Canon: 521-528, 530-561, 563-572
    • Filler: 529, 562
  • Season 12: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles (2008–09)
    • Episodes: 573- 625
    • Canon: 573, 576-582, 584-592, 594-605, 608-615, 617
    • Filler: 574-575, 583, 593, 606-607, 616
  • Season 13: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors
    • Episodes: 626-659
    • Canon: 626-630, 632-659
    • Filler: 631, 657
  • Season 14: Black & White (2010–11)
    • Episodes: 660-707
    • Canon: 660-674, 676-677, 680-683, 685-701, 705-707
    • Filler: 675, 678-679, 684, 702-704
  • Season 15: Black & White: Rival Destinies (2011-12)
    • Episodes: 708-756
    • Canon: 708-714, 716-736, 738-743, 745-746, 749-756
    • Filler: 715, 737, 744, 747-748
  • Season 16: Black & White: Adventures in Unova (2012–13)
    • Part I: Black & White: Adventures in Unova
      • Episodes: 757-781
      • Canon: 757-773, 775, 777, 779-780
      • Filler: 757-748, 774, 776, 778, 781
    • Part II: Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond (2013)
      • Episodes: 782-801
      • Canon: 783-786, 788-798, 801
      • Filler: 782, 787, 799
  • Season 17: XY (2013–14)
    • Episodes: 802-849
    • Canon: 802-804, 808, 810-816, 818, 820-835, 837-838, 840, 842-849
    • Filler: 805-807, 809, 817, 819, 836, 839, 841
  • Season 18: XY: Kalos Quest (2014–15)
    • Episodes: 850-894
    • Canon: 850-861, 863-872, 875-876, 878-879, 881-885, 890-894
    • Filler: 862, 873-874, 877, 880, 886-889
  • Season 19: XYZ (2015–16)
    • Episodes: 895- 941
    • Canon: 895-898, 900-901, 903-907, 909-913, 916-937, 939-941
    • Filler: 899, 902, 908, 914-915, 938
  • Season 20: Sun & Moon (2016–17)
    • Episodes: 942-984
    • Canon: 942, 944-947, 949-954, 956-959, 962-984
    • Filler: 943, 948, 955, 960-961
  • Season 21: Sun & Moon – Ultra Adventures (2017–18)
    • Episodes: 985-1033
    • Canon: 985-988, 990-1001, 1003-1013, 1015-1016, 1018-1023, 1025-1033
    • Filler: 989, 1002, 1014, 1017, 1024
  • Season 22: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends (2018–19)
    • Episodes: 1034-1087
    • Canon: 1034-1043, 1045-1056, 1058-1087
    • Filler: 1044, 1057
  • Season 23: Pokémon Journeys: The Series (2019–20)
    • Episodes:1088-1135
    • Canon: All
    • Filler: None
  • Season 24: Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series (2020 – ongoing)
    • Episodes:1136-1161 (Released till now)
    • Canon: All
    • Filler: None

II. Movies

  • Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
  • Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi – Voice of the Forest (2001)
  • Pokémon 3 the Movie: Spell of the Unkown (2000)
  • Pokémon the Movie 2000 (1999)
  • Pokémon Heroes (2002)
  • Pokémon: Jirachi – Wish Maker (2003)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
  • Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)
  • Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
  • Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)
  • Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
  • Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010)
  • Pokémon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom (2011)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Black-Victini and Reshiram (2011)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
  • Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (2016)
  • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)
  • Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018)
  • Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution (2019)
  • Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (2020)

III. ONAs

  • Pokemon Generation (2016)
  • Pokemon: Twilight Wings (2020)

IV. Specials

  • Pikachu Shorts (1998 – 2015)
  • Mewtwo Returns (2000)
  • Pokemon Chronicles (2002 – 2004)
  • Pokemon Sunday (Variety Series) (2004 – 2010)
  • Pokemon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon (2006)
  • Pokemon Origins (2013) (Spin-off)
  • XY Specials (Mega Evolution Specials) (2014-2015) 

This is the list of seasons that you should watch.

Make sure to also follow our pokemon watch guide to ensure a great watch. 

Pokemon is still an enjoyable series, even though it has over 1000 episodes. 

Make sure you watch the entire episode. 

If you have any questions about the order of pokemon watches, please feel free to comment below.

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