Pokemon Advanced Generation

Pokémon: Advanced

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Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation, Advanced Challenge, Advanced Battle, Battle Frontier
Japanese: ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション
English: Pokémon: Advanced
German: Pokémon: Rubin und Saphir
Spanish: Pokémon Advanced
French: Pokémon Advance
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Type: TV
Episodes: 192
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 21, 2002 to Sep 14, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.121 (scored by 116413116,413 users)
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Ranked: #36172
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Popularity: #1253
Members: 187,636
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After participating in the Johto League, Satoshi decides to begin anew in yet another journey; this time by himself and Pikachu, in the land of Houen. Though he isn't alone for long, as 10-year-old Haruka (whom dislikes Pokemon, but just wants to come along to see the world) travels with him after Pikachu destroys her bicycle. Satoshi also meets up with his old companion, Takeshi, and Haruka's younger brother, Masato. Together, they travel along in Houen, battling Gym Leaders, entering contests, and other events on the way to the Houen League.

(Source: ANN, edited)


Episode 101 "Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojotchi Tai Namazun!!" was originally postponed due to the 2004 Chuuetsu earthquake. The episode never aired in Japan or internationally, and is not included in the episode count.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Advance Adventure (アドバンス・アドベンチャー)" by GARDEN (eps 1-69)
2: "Challenger!! (チャレンジャー!!)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 70-104)
3: "Pokemon Symphonic Medley (ポケモン シンフォニック メドレー)" by Pokemon Koukyou Gakudan (eps 105-134)
4: "Battle Frontier (バトルフロンティア)" by Akina Takaya (eps 135-165)
5: "Spurt!" (スパート!) by Rica Matsumoto (eps 166-192)

Ending Theme

1: "Sokoni Soraga Arukara (そこに空があるから)" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 1-18,45-51)
2: "Polka O Dolka (ポルカ・オ・ドルカ)" by Nyarth (CV: Inuko Inuyama) and Norusoru Gasshoudan (eps 19-44)
3: "Smile (スマイル)" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 52-82,92-98)
4: "Ippai Summer!! (いっぱいサマー!!)" by Naomi Tamura and Himawari Gasshoudan
5: "GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~ (GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜)" by GARDEN (eps 99-134,150-172)
6: "Pokemon Kazoe Uta (ポケモンかぞえうた)" by Akiko Kanazawa (eps 135-149)
7: "Watashi, Makenai! ~Haruka no Teema~ (私、負けない! 〜ハルカのテーマ〜)" by Haruka (CV: KAORI) (eps 173-192)


Jan 29, 2010
I didn't expect many reviews on this chp. of pokemon. The history of pokemon had done so well up until this point, as seen by many. However, hardcore/loyal pokemon fans stuck around and watched the entire ADV generation. We embraced the new characters, though many did not want to see old ones retire away. We took note of even more pokemon added to anime, though some felt the originals could never be replaced. The games were stellar, I've played every single pokemon game out there and I can honestly say ruby/sapphire or emerald are must haves. So what is about ADV? I mean, it should ...
Feb 27, 2017
Note: Given the nature of this series, this review will be split into two parts to cover both the Hoenn League and Battle Frontier.

Regardless of what we think of Pokémon, it's a successful franchise, and the original series was popular even with its ups and downs. However, its popularity began to decline during the Johto season, and the Pokémon phenomenon that rocked the world lost its luster. That didn't mean Pokémon was done with, as the Ruby and Sapphire versions rolled around for the fairly young Game Boy Advance on November 21 of 2002 in Japan, and then March 19, 2003 in North America (April ...
Jan 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The first three seasons have great writing. Team Rocket is given more personality, the new characters are all good, and the show dives into some of the lore mentioned in the games. The battles have better choreography than previous seasons.

As always the ending is meaningless both Ash and May loses their championship. At least Ash gets to win The Battle Frontier but May even loses her second chance to victory.

Battle Frontier is the worst season among the Advanced Generations. It felt forced because the story was already over. Then they make it happen in Kanto instead of Hoenn. In games, the Battle Frontier is filled ...

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