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: 7.111 (scored by 113686113,686 users)
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Ranked: #34992
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Popularity: #1209
Members: 182,154
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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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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: "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)
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" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 1-18,45-51)
2: "Polka O Dolka" by Inuko Inuyama and Norusoru Gasshoudan (eps 19-44)
3: "Smile" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 52-82,92-98)
4: "Ippai Summer" by Naomi Onmura and the Himawari Choir
5: "GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~" by GARDEN (eps 99-135)
6: "Pokemon Kazoe Uta" by Akiko Kinjo (eps 136-150)
7: "I Won't Lose! Haruka's Theme" by 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 ...
Feb 19, 2020
One of the reasons for the Advanced series to be likable but still not a favorite for the fans, most of it is since the Advanced series comes right after the lousy Johto season, though effected by it creating some boring and excepted "filler" episodes the Advance series tries to fix them, in the most parts of it succeded but once the filling episodes that are not connected to the main story appears, the quality of those episodes are going down like the most of Johto episodes.
The simple reason for the improvement is Misty - the female character in Ash's gang - is replaced by ...

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