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 118096118,096 users)
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Ranked: #36562
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Popularity: #1270
Members: 190,434
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Miki, Shinichiro


Iizuka, Mayumi


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko

Ookido, Shigeru

Kobayashi, Yuko



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)


Aug 9, 2022
While Advanced Gen starts out looking like a carbon copy of Ash's journey's in Kanto and Johto, make no mistake - this is the pinnacle of the Pokemon franchise.

Half of the main cast remains, as Ash tackles the Hoenn league with a new team (and Pikachu), and his old pal Brock returns to cook the munchies and explain the bs of Ash's pokemon battles to us watching. But they are joined by two compadres who bring opposite value to series: May and Max. There isn't much good to say about Max. He's too young to have any pokemon, so he just causes problems for the ...
Jun 17, 2022
Contains spoilers but I am keeping the major ones aside. I will be focusing on the characters and story as a whole, not stuffs like the arts or the music in any kind.

Following the uninteresting Johto region, this series taking place in the Hoenn region actually worked pretty well.

This series made the difference first by introduction of Haruka, a newbie trainer. Because of this alone, Satoshi had his moments where he looked and was actually mature and had patience in comparison. Speaking of which, this series gave Satoshi as much time he required to grow as a trainer which got us out of the nightmare ...
Jan 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
- 95% of this anime is really interesting,
- character development is enjoyable,
- this generation we got 2 more characters,
- we got 2 new evil teams,
- the game story adaptation is acceptable
- the best part of this generation are Battle Frontier fights,
- introduction of pokemon contests,


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