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Pokemon Watch Order: All Anime Series, Movies, ONAs, Specials And Live-Action Movie

The anime first started in 1997 and has been on a roll ever since. Not only has Pokemon provided many thrilling episodes, but it also has a soft spot in multiple hearts. Moreover, Pokemon has had great success and continues to please its fandom with new content every couple of years. Hence, the anime has had its fair share of numerous series, movies, specials, OVAs, and ONAs. The first few seasons followed a straight storyline focusing on the protagonist Ash’s journeys. However, as the show progressed, the franchise introduced a new storyline with each season. Apart from the anime series, Pokemon has various Movies which are canon and jump in between the series. Thus, it isn’t easy to thoroughly understand the show for a new viewer. Hence, we at TheDeadToons are here to provide you with a Pokemon Watch Order that will cover every doubt regarding the show.

Pokemon All Anime Series, Movies, OVAs, ONAs, and Special Episodes

Since the anime’s debut in 1997, it has released 24 anime seasons, 24 movies, 3 ONAs, 7 Special Episodes, and 1 Live-Action Movie. However, one doesn’t need to watch the anime chronologically to understand the storyline thoroughly. More or less, each anime season has its storyline, which doesn’t involve much information from the previous ones. Moreover, the anime season explains its connections to the previous ones in one of its episodes. In contrast, the movies don’t define themselves, and thus one shall know about the anime season in which the film takes place. Thus, you should know about all the content the franchise has released before getting into the Pokemon Watch Order.

Pokemon Watch Order: All Anime Seasons:

  1. Indigo League (1997-1999): 82 Episodes (0001 – 0082)
  2. Adventures in the Orange Islands (1999): 36 Episodes (0083 – 0118)
  3. The Johto Journeys (1999-2000): 41 Episodes (0119 – 0159)
  4. Johto League Champions (2000-2001): 52 Episodes (0160 – 0211)
  5. Master Quest (2001-2002): 65 Episodes (0212 – 0276)
  6. Advanced (2002-2003): 39 Episodes (0277 – 0316)
  7. Advanced Challenge (2003-2004): 52 Episodes (0317 – 0368)
  8. Pokemon Advanced Battle (2004-2005): 53 Episodes (0369 – 0421)
  9. Battle Frontier (2005-2006): 47 Episodes (0421 – 0468)
  10. Diamond And Pearl (2006-2007): 52 Episodes (0469 – 0520)
  11. Battle Dimension [Diamond And Pearl] (2007-2008): 52 Episodes (0521 – 0572)
  12. Galactic Battles [Diamond And Pearl] (2008-2009): 53 Episodes (0573 – 0625)
  13. Sinnoh League Victors [Diamond And Pearl] (2009-2010): 34 Episodes (0626 – 0659)
  14. Black And White: (0210-2011): 48 Episodes (0660 – 0707)
  15. Rival Destinies [Black And White] (2011-2012): 49 Episodes (0708 – 0756)
  16. a.) Adventures in Unova [Black And White] (2012-2013): 25 Episodes (0757 – 0781)
  17. b.) Adventures in Unova And Beyond [Black And White] (2013): 20 Episodes (0782 – 0801)
  18. XY (2013-2014): 48 Episodes (0802 – 0849)
  19. XY Kalos Quest (2014-2015): 45 Episodes (0850 – 0894)
  20. XYZ (2015-2016): 47 Episodes (0895 – 0941)
  21. Sun And Moon (2016-2017): 43 Episodes (0942 – 0984)
  22. Ultra Adventures [Sun And Moon] (2017-2018): 49 Episodes (0985 – 1033)
  23. Ultra Legends [Sun And Moon] (2018-2019): 54 Episodes (1034 – 1087)
  24. Pokemon Journeys: The Series (2019-2020): 48 Episodes (1088 – 1135)
  25. Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series (2020-ongoing): ongoing (1136 – ongoing)

Thus, these are the 24 Anime Seasons in Pokemon Watch Order. As you can see, some seasons follow up the storyline of previous ones. E.g., Black And White have three different seasons with a continuous storyline.

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Pokemon Watch Order: All Movies:

  1. The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998): (1 hour 36 minutes)
  2. Pokemon the Movie 2000 (1999): (1 hour 22 minutes)
  3. Spell of the Unown (2000): (1 hour 14 minutes)
  4. 4Ever: Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001): (1 hour 15 minutes)
  5. Pokemon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002): (1 hour 12 minutes)
  6. Jirachi: Wish Maker (2003): (1 hour 21 minutes)
  7. Pokemon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004): (1 hour 40 minutes)
  8. Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005): (1 hour 41 minutes)
  9. Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006): (1 hour 47 minutes)
  10. The Rise of Darkrai (2007): (2 hours 8 minutes)
  11. Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008): (1 hour 36 minutes)
  12. Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009): (1 hour 34 minutes)
  13. Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010): (1 hour 35 minutes)
  14. Pokemon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom (2011): (1 hour 32 minutes)
  15. Pokemon the Movie: Black-Victini and Reshiram (2011): (1 hour 32 minutes)
  16. Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012): (1 hour 11 minutes)
  17. Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013): (1 hour 12 minutes)
  18. Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014): (1 hour 35 minutes)
  19. Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015): (1 hour 19 minutes)
  20. Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (2016): (1 hour 35 minutes)
  21. Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017): (1 hour 52 minutes)
  22. Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018): (1 hour 40 minutes)
  23. Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution (2019): (1 hour 38 minutes)
  24. Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (2020): (1 hour 40 minutes)

Hence here are the 24 movies released by 2020. These movies take place in different regions, and thus, they pop up in between the anime seasons in Pokemon Watch Order.

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ONAs

  1. Pokemon Generation (2016): 18 Episodes (4-5 minutes each)
  2. Twilight Wings (2020): 8 Episodes
  3. Pokemon Evolutions (2021-ongoing)

Specials

  1. Pikachu Shorts (1998-2015): 27 Episodes
  2. Mewtwo Return (2000): 1 hour 14 minutes
  3. Pokemon Chronicles (2002-2004): 22 Episodes
  4. Pokemon Sunday (Variety Series) (2004-2010)
  5. The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon (2006): 1 hour
  6. Pokemon Origins (2013): 4 Episodes
  7. XY Specials (Mega Evolution Specials) (2014-2015): 4 Episodes

Apart from the movies, the Pikachu ONAs also pop in between anime seasons in the Pokemon Watch Order. However, the fans mostly ignore this as it contains just festival-based special episodes.

Live-Action Movie

  • Detective Pikachu (2019): 1 hour 44 minutes

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Pokemon Watch Order Chronological/Recommended:

The anime itself has multiple seasons, with movies and special episodes popping in between the seasons. However, viewers prefer to view the anime according to different regions of the anime seasons. Moreover, the Pokemon Watch Order Chronological contains the movies that fall between the anime season. On the other hand, the ONAs takes place in a timeline of their own. Hence, you can view the ONAs anytime. Furthermore, the chronological and recommended watch order for Pokemon is also the same. The chronological/recommended watch order is as follows:

  1. Indigo League (1997-1999): 82 Episodes (0001 – 0082)
  2. Adventures in the Orange Islands (1999): 36 Episodes (0083 – 0118)
  3. The Johto Journeys (1999-2000): 41 Episodes (0119 – 0159)
  4. Johto League Champions (2000-2001): 52 Episodes (0160 – 0211)
  5. Master Quest (2001-2002): 65 Episodes (0212 – 0276)
  6. Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017): (1 hour 52 minutes)
  7. The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998): (1 hour 36 minutes)
  8. Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution (2019): (1 hour 38 minutes)
  9. Pokemon the Movie 2000 (1999): (1 hour 22 minutes)
  10. Spell of the Unown (2000): (1 hour 14 minutes)
  11. Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001): (1 hour 15 minutes)
  12. Pokemon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002): (1 hour 12 minutes)
  13. Mewtwo Return (2000): 1 hour 14 minutes
  14. Advanced (2002-2003): 39 Episodes (0277 – 0316)
  15. Advanced Challenge (2003-2004): 52 Episodes (0317 – 0368)
  16. Pokemon Advanced Battle (2004-2005): 53 Episodes (0369 – 0421)
  17. Battle Frontier (2005-2006): 47 Episodes (0421 – 0468)
  18. Jirachi: Wish Maker (2003): (1 hour 21 minutes)
  19. Pokemon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004): (1 hour 40 minutes)
  20. Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005): (1 hour 41 minutes)
  21. Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006): (1 hour 47 minutes)
  22. Diamond And Pearl (2006-2007): 52 Episodes (0469 – 0520)
  23. Battle Dimension [Diamond And Pearl] (2007-2008): 52 Episodes (0521 – 0572)
  24. Galactic Battles [Diamond And Pearl] (2008-2009): 53 Episodes (0573 – 0625)
  25. Sinnoh League Victors [Diamond And Pearl] (2009-2010): 34 Episodes (0626 – 0659)
  26. The Rise of Darkrai (2007): (2 hours 8 minutes)
  27. Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008): (1 hour 36 minutes)
  28. Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009): (1 hour 34 minutes)
  29. Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010): (1 hour 35 minutes)
  30. Black And White: (0210-2011): 48 Episodes (0660 – 0707)
  31. Rival Destinies [Black And White] (2011-2012): 49 Episodes (0708 – 0756)
  32. a.) Adventures in Unova [Black And White] (2012-2013): 25 Episodes (0757 – 0781)
  33. b.) Adventures in Unova And Beyond [Black And White] (2013): 20 Episodes (0782 – 0801)
  34. Pokemon the Movie: White-Victini and Zekrom (2011): (1 hour 32 minutes)
  35. Pokemon the Movie: Black-Victini and Reshiram (2011): (1 hour 32 minutes)
  36. Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012): (1 hour 11 minutes)
  37. Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013): (1 hour 12 minutes)
  38. XY (2013-2014): 48 Episodes (0802 – 0849)
  39. XY Specials (Mega Evolution Specials) (2014-2015): 4 Episodes
  40. Kalos Quest [XY] (2014-2015): 45 Episodes (0850 – 0894)
  41. XYZ (2015-2016): 47 Episodes (0895 – 0941)
  42. Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014): (1 hour 35 minutes)
  43. Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015): (1 hour 19 minutes)
  44. Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (2016): (1 hour 35 minutes)
  45. Sun And Moon (2016-2017): 43 Episodes (0942 – 0984)
  46. Ultra Adventures [Sun And Moon] (2017-2018): 49 Episodes (0985 – 1033)
  47. Ultra Legends [Sun And Moon] (2018-2019): 54 Episodes (1034 – 1087)
  48. Secrets of the Jungle (2020): (1 hour 40 minutes)
  49. Pokemon Journeys: The Series (2019-2020): 48 Episodes (1088 – 1135)
  50. Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series (2020-ongoing): ongoing (1136 – ongoing)

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More About Pokemon:

Pokemon is a game-originated anime that debuted in 1997. The anime takes place in a fantasy world where humans cooperate with Pokemons, creatures with unique abilities. Moreover, humans train their Pokemon partners to battle with each other. Ash is a Pokemon trainer who travels around the world with his best mate Pikachu. In their journeys, they meet various people and catch and befriend multiple Pokemons.

Moreover, Ash wants to hold the title of Pokemon Master by being the best trainer around the globe. Hence, a series of numerous adventures and quests begin. The anime is available on Netflix.

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