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The Best Episodes of Pokémon

Every episode of Pokémon ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Pokémon!

Join Ash accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

Genres:AnimationAction & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Pokémon" is "Getting to the Heart of It All!", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by Yasuhiro Noda and written by Michihiro Tsuchiya. "Getting to the Heart of It All!" aired on 3/3/2023 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Rocket Revengers!".

  • Getting to the Heart of It All!
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - Getting to the Heart of It All!

    Season 25 Episode 54 - Aired 2023-03-03

    When a supernatural entity starts stealing heart-shaped objects from houses in a small town, Ash, Brock and Misty team up to solve the mystery.

    Director: Yasuhiro Noda

    Writer: Michihiro Tsuchiya

  • Rocket Revengers!
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #2 - Rocket Revengers!

    Season 25 Episode 55 - Aired 2023-03-10

    Team Rocket goes on a revenge mission to capture more Pokémon for their boss. The first step? Sending a Mime Jr. to gain Pikachu's trust.

    Director: Fumihiro Ueno

    Writer: Atsuhiro Tomioka

  • Ash and Latios!
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - Ash and Latios!

    Season 25 Episode 56 - Aired 2023-03-17

    Latias takes Ash on a journey to figure out what happened to Latios. But rescuing the legendary Pokémon becomes a bigger battle than they bargained for.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!
    10.0/10 2 votes

    #4 - The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!

    Season 25 Episode 57 - Aired 2023-03-24

    As the group splits up, Ash and Pikachu return to Pallet Town, where they get some much-needed relaxation — before Team Rocket shows up.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Partners in Time! (4)
    9.7/10 1,045 votes

    #5 - Partners in Time! (4)

    Season 25 Episode 42 - Aired 2022-11-11

    The mysterious appearance of a legendary Eternatus above Wyndon Stadium grants Ash and Leon a bonus round, where it comes down to partner versus partner.

    Director: Ayumi Moriyama, Makoto Ooga

    Writer: Atsuhiro Tomioka

  • Memories in the Mist!
    8.8/10 236 votes

    #6 - Memories in the Mist!

    Season 22 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-02-10

    Get your tissues ready, because this episode of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends is a real tearjerker. On Poni Island, Hapu tells Ash and friends about a strange mist created by Tapu Fini. When people and Pokémon venture into the fog, they can be temporarily reunited with loved ones who have passed on. Ash, Mallow, and Hapu herself all encounter the mist, and when Lillie and Gladion emerge from it, a shocking revelation sets the stage for an exciting mystery!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • When Regions Collide!
    8.7/10 200 votes

    #7 - When Regions Collide!

    Season 20 Episode 43 - Aired 2017-09-21

    The Cerulean Gym is the setting for old and new friends, battling old and new skills!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Enter the Champion!
    8.7/10 189 votes

    #8 - Enter the Champion!

    Season 22 Episode 47 - Aired 2019-09-15

    As the Alola Pokémon League races toward the finish line, Gladion and Zoroark unleash the Z-Move Never-Ending Nightmare against Pikachu. But Pikachu stops in its tracks to meet the threat head-on with Breakneck Blitz: a strategy that’s pure Ash! The clash of Z-Moves leaves both Pokémon unable to battle, and Ash and Gladion both respond by sending out their Lycanroc for the final stretch of the match. The two Lycanroc battle to new levels of intensity, ending with a Counter-versus-Counter showdown—and a momentous, hard-earned win for Ash! At long last, our hero is crowned the Champion of the first-ever Alola Pokémon League!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Paring Pokémon While Parrying! (3)
    8.7/10 106 votes

    #9 - Paring Pokémon While Parrying! (3)

    Season 25 Episode 41 - Aired 2022-11-04

    The fierce battle to determine who the strongest trainer is continues. Will Ash manage to see himself through to the ultimate victory?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Riveting Rivalry!
    8.6/10 225 votes

    #10 - A Riveting Rivalry!

    Season 19 Episode 35 - Aired 2016-07-28

    As the Kalos League semifinal round continues between Ash and Sawyer, the audience witnesses a rivalry few have ever experienced!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!
    8.6/10 178 votes

    #11 - Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!

    Season 19 Episode 37 - Aired 2016-08-11

    It's time for the Kalos League finals and it's Ash versus Alain in their much anticipated battle!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Till We Compete Again!
    8.6/10 236 votes

    #12 - Till We Compete Again!

    Season 19 Episode 47 - Aired 2016-10-27

    Our heroes are going their separate ways, and it's time for goodbyes, fond memories, and eyes to the future!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • One Journey Ends, Another Begins...
    8.6/10 205 votes

    #13 - One Journey Ends, Another Begins...

    Season 20 Episode 21 - Aired 2017-04-06

    Ash and Pikachu run into Litten again, but this time something's very wrong with its friend the old Stoutland. Ash carries Stoutland to the Pokémon Center, where Ash, Pikachu, and Rotom-Dex learn that Stoutland is dying. Litten and Stoutland escape from the Pokémon Center and return to the riverside, where Stoutland passes away in the night. After realizing what has happened, Litten is heart-broken and refuses to be comforted by anyone. After Litten finally comes to terms with the loss of its friend, Ash asks Litten to join him. Litten decides to test him by battling against Pikachu. When the battle ends in a draw, Litten chooses to become one of Ash's Pokémon. Team Rocket's Meowth, who for reasons of his own has been secretly watching everything, seems pleased by the outcome.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Alola, Kanto!
    8.6/10 159 votes

    #14 - Alola, Kanto!

    Season 20 Episode 42 - Aired 2017-09-14

    A celebratory Pokémon School class trip turns out to be a reunion no one will ever forget!

    Director: Maki Odaira

    Writer: N/A

  • Pokémon - I Choose You!
    8.5/10 1,859 votes

    #15 - Pokémon - I Choose You!

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1997-04-01

    Meet Ash Ketchum, a 10-year-old boy full of imagination, confidence, and dreams that are almost too big for his village of Pallet Town—plus the desire to become a Pokémon Master!

    Director: Masamitsu Hidaka

    Writer: Takeshi Shudo

  • Battling a Thaw in Relations!
    8.5/10 204 votes

    #16 - Battling a Thaw in Relations!

    Season 13 Episode 31 - Aired 2010-08-19

    Ash vs Paul part 3. The battle of these arch-rivals concludes with the winner advancing to the semi-finals.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Forming a More Perfect Union!
    8.5/10 252 votes

    #17 - Forming a More Perfect Union!

    Season 19 Episode 43 - Aired 2016-09-15

    The moment of truth has arrived, as our heroes and their friends must face the final challenge that will decide the fate of the world!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Homecoming Crown!
    8.5/10 204 votes

    #18 - The Homecoming Crown!

    Season 25 Episode 21 - Aired 2022-05-20

    In a frozen land, Ash, Goh and Chloe search for a rare Pokémon while Lillie and her family hope to reunite with their missing father.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Whittle While You Work! (4)
    8.5/10 124 votes

    #19 - Whittle While You Work! (4)

    Season 25 Episode 35 - Aired 2022-09-16

    The battle rages on, but Ash is down to his last Pokémon: Lucario. Can the power of their bond see them through to a victory over the Sinnoh champion?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Charmander - The Stray Pokémon
    8.4/10 959 votes

    #20 - Charmander - The Stray Pokémon

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1997-06-10

    Our friends, lost, discover an injured Charmander. Pikachu talks to it and learns that it's been waiting a long time for its trainer to return.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Junki Takegami

  • Analysis Versus Passion!
    8.4/10 154 votes

    #21 - Analysis Versus Passion!

    Season 19 Episode 34 - Aired 2016-07-21

    The semifinals of the Kalos League have arrived, bringing two intense battles!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • In the Palms of Our Hands!
    8.4/10 43 votes

    #22 - In the Palms of Our Hands!

    Season 25 Episode 44 - Aired 2022-12-02

    On Faraway Island, the Chasers make a startling discovery and find themselves transported to a mysterious realm, where Goh connects with an old friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • This Could Be the Start of Something Big!
    8.4/10 52 votes

    #23 - This Could Be the Start of Something Big!

    Season 25 Episode 46 - Aired 2022-12-16

    An epic battle with a legendary Pokémon reignites the fire in both Ash and Goh's hearts. But before they set out on new journeys, they must say goodbye.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Enter the Dragonite
    8.3/10 357 votes

    #24 - Enter the Dragonite

    Season 2 Episode 32 - Aired 1999-09-09

    As if a gym battle with a Dragonite isn't challenge enough for one day, Team Rocket secretly surveys the weakened state of Ash's battling Pokémon and plots to turn the situation to their advantage.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Familiarity Breeds Strategy!
    8.3/10 168 votes

    #25 - Familiarity Breeds Strategy!

    Season 13 Episode 29 - Aired 2010-08-05

    Quarter finals begin. Ash vs Paul, part 1.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A