The Pokémon Anime, just to have the most basic information about it would require a vast database, so here is a quick way to get around the many sections in the Anime Section on Be warned as Episodes may be spoilt in the descriptions

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Episode Guides:
Written by our several excellent guide writers, we have guides for every single Pokémon episode that has aired in Japan or otherwise. If you do not like guides, you can get the basic episodal information on the right hand bar in each guide.

The Indigo League:
Join Ash Ketchum as he leaves his home town of Pallet in order to start his Pokémon Journey and to beat his rival Gary. When he gets his first Pokémon Pikachu he starts collecting more Pokémon; Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Butterfree, Pidgeotto, Charizard and many more. With the guidance of the Pewter Gym Leader Brock and Cerulean Gym Leader Misty, Ash gets all 8 badges with the help of his Pokémon friends and partakes in the Pokémon League, thwarted by Team Rocket at every turn. Meeting a new friend whilst Battling, Richie. Ash loses Richie and gets placed in the Top 16 on the Indigo League!

The Orange League:
After his loss in the Pokémon League, Ash, Brock and Misty head to the Orange Islands to run an errand for Professor get the GS Ball and bring it back. Brock decides to stay with Professor Ivy, the Professor who discovered the GS Ball. Ash & Misty then meet a guy called Tracey, A Pokémon Watcher. With Tracey's help Ash catches a Baby Lapras who helps ferry him around the islands. Ash partakes in the 4 Pokémon Gyms in the Orange Islands and ends up beating the Orange League Champion and getting a Trophy proving it. Ash then heads back to Pallet Town to give Professor Oak the GS Ball only to be met by Brock who had some unpleasent business on Valencia Island. Tracey decides to stay with Professor Oak to help research

The Johto League:
After losing to Gary Oak, Ash decides to head to Johto, the place where trainers are tougher, in order to beat him once and for all. Joined by his friends Misty & Brock he goes in search of new adventure and brand new Pokémon. When he gets his partners Bayleef, Cyndaquil, Totodile and Noctowl he goes and beats the 8 gyms of Johto whilst entering in multiple town fairs and contests. Ash then gets to the Johto League Silver Conference and battles his hardest. He beats Gary in a tough 6 on 6 battle but loses to a guy from Hoenn, Harrison and his Blaziken. Finishing in the Top 8, he then splits from Misty, who needs to take over the Cerulean Gym, and Brock, who has to go on an errand. He gets new incentive to battle harder as he sees Ho-oh fly to Hoenn so he leaves all his Pokémon except Pikachu at Professor Oaks and heads to Hoenn alone for a new adventure!

Advance Generation:
On his way to Hoenn, Pikachu becomes ill, which causes Ash to meet up with May, a new Pokémon Trainer who eventually decided to partake in Pokémon Contests. Soon joined by May's Brother, Max & a return from Brock, Ash & May travel around Hoenn in the hope of winning the 8 Badges & 5 Ribbons required to enter the Hoenn League & Grand Festival. May, with her partners of Combusken, Skitty, Beautifly, Bulbasaur & Munchlax, faces her first set of trials with multiple Pokémon contests and the Grand Festival eventually coming in the Top 8 of the Grand Festival. Ash, With his new Partners of Grovyle, Swellow, Torkoal, Corphish & Glalie, Ash faces one of the greatest challenges with his Gym Battles and his 4th Pokémon League Tournement, eventually coming in the top 8.

The Battle Frontier:
After their travels through Hoenn, Ash, May, Brock & Max decide to travel around the region of Kanto again after Ash receives an invitation from Scott to partake in the Battle Frontier Challenge. Leaving Glalie & Torkoal at Oaks and reuniting with his old Partner Phanpy, Ash is intent on defeating the 7 Frontier Brains and earning the symbols. May, with her partners Combusken, Munchlax, Squirtle & Eevee on the otherhand, still reeling from her loss in the Grand Festival of Hoenn, decides to partake in the Pokémon Contests in Kanto, again meeting with her rivals Harley & Drew. Will Ash defeat the Brains & Will May win the Kanto Grand Festival?

Diamond & Pearl:
After defeating the Battle Frontier, Ash & Brock head to the land of Sinnoh where new Pokémon and challenges are to be found. Taking only his Pikachu & Aipom with him, Ash eagerly makes several new pokéon friends including Staravia and Turtwig. They meet up with a rookie Pokémon Co-Ordinator called Dawn and her starting Pokémon Piplup. Travelling through Sinnoh, they constantly have Team Rocket as their evil foil. However, in Sinnoh they do come across many threats including Pokémon Hunter J and Team Galactic as well as rivals in Paul & Zoey. However, they never stop them earning Gym Badges and Contest Ribbons. Can Ash beat this league and will Dawn get to the Grand Festival?

Black & White (Best Wishes):
Heading to the Unova region on vacation, Ash soon learns that the region is filled with brand new Pokémon and has its own league, so he and Pikachu decide to travel. While travelling, he meets Iris, who wishes to become a Dragon master, and Cilan who is a Pokémon Sommelier. As they travel through the region, they make many friends and enemies, and even have to face off against Team Rocket, who have received a promotion and are more devious than ever...

Pokémon the Series XY:
After the Unova League, Ash takes the advice of the Pokémon Reporter, Alexa, and visits the Kalos region where he learns of a new batch of Pokémon. While there, he meets the Lumiose City Gym Leader, Clemont, his sister Bonnie and later a girl called Serena who wishes to be a Pokémon Performer, who Ash met before when they were both children. With Team Rocket following them into the region once again, Ash decides to give his all to the regions Gyms to try and get to the league

What originally was a once a year ocassion blew into dramatic proportions when the happenings in Pokémon outside of Ash's area were concerned...First it was Mewtwo with Ash in, then they all focused on other characters, like Brock, Misty, Tracey and Professor Oak aswell as 3 totally new People; Jimmy, Marina and Jackson and the Pichu Brothers. These specials are basically just alternate episodes

Every year there is a Pokémon Movie. These movies tell the story of Legendary Pokémon and are sometimes mentioned in the TV Show. These movies tell gripping stories:

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