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Pokemon Advanced Generation

Alternative Titles

English: Pokemon: Advanced
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


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.181 (scored by 60,606 users)
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Ranked: #30022
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Popularity: #991
Members: 101,186
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Iizuka, Mayumi
Miki, Shinichiro
Hayashibara, Megumi
Ookido, Shigeru
Kobayashi, Yuko
Inuyama, Inuko


Asada, Yuuji
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director

Edit Opening Theme

#01: "Advance Adventure" (アドバンス・アドベンチャー) by GARDEN (eps 1-69)
#02: "Challenger!!" (チャレンジャー!!) by Rica Matsumoto (eps 70-104)
#03: "Pokémon Symphonic Medley" (ポケモン シンフォニック メドレー) by Hirokazu Tanaka and Kazumi Mitome (eps 105-134)
#04: "Battle Frontier" (バトルフロンティア) by Akina Takaya (eps 135-165)
#05: "Spurt!" (スパート!) by Rica Matsumoto (eps 166-192)

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Sokoni Soraga Arukara" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 1-18,45-51)
#02: "Polka O Dolka" by Inuko Inuyama and Norusoru Gasshoudan (eps 19-44)
#03: "Smile" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 52-82,92-98)
#04: "Ippai Summer" by Naomi Onmura and the Himawari Choir
#05: "GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~" by GARDEN (eps 99-135)
#06: "Pokemon Kazoe Uta" by Akiko Kinjo (eps 136-150)
#07: "I Won't Lose! Haruka's Theme" by KAORI (eps 173-192)

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Aug 31, 2010
Killz4Muffin (All reviews)
This is my first review and maybe be my last, well I'm going to try my best to keep this short and sweet because i know a lot of people don't like to read, I will now commence my bashing review on pokemon advance.

Here we have our main character still not the very best and not getting any better we will now watch him through impossible leaps of faith, moves that do not exist and his inability to figure the simplest things out. If you liked the first season of pokemon you may like this but i wont Guarantee it.
Feb 27, 2017
Lil-Bird (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 29, 2010
SakuraForever (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 13, 2019
PokeFan2112 (All reviews)
Pretty good, but a step down from the Original Series.

In terms of negatives, the contest episodes mostly were pretty boring. A lot of them were all flash but with none of the intensity that usually makes the gym battle episodes so good. The battle centered ones were usually fine, however.

Adding to this, the high amount of tournament arcs, as well as a lighter, more relaxed tone, resulted in there being less interesting episodes than the OS.

But though it was weaker than the original, that doesn't mean it was BAD. There was still more good episodes than not, and quite a few (such as read more


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