Pokemon Side Stories

Pokémon Chronicles

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Pokemon Housoukyoku, Shuukan Pokemon Housoukyoku, Pokemon Hoso, Pocket Monsters Housoukyoku
Japanese: ポケットモンスター サイドストーリー
English: Pokémon Chronicles
Spanish: Pokémon Chronicles
French: Pokémon Chronicles
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Type: TV
Episodes: 16
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2002 to Sep 28, 2004
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.891 (scored by 1660916,609 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #47242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3966
Members: 32,945
Favorites: 15

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Episodes: /16


While Satoshi continues on his quest to become the best, many others will experience their own unique journey through the Pokémon world—researchers, professors, Gym Leaders, Team Rocket members, Trainers, and even Pokémon. Some are familiar faces and others are strangers at first, but what they all have in common is a love of adventure—especially when it involves Pokémon!

(Source: Official site)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimura, Hiroaki
Episode Director
Valencia, Amparo
Script, ADR Director


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Oct 30, 2008
Ok the enjoyment score is high, I'm a pokemon nut and I'm not ashamed. If you're reading a review for chronicles then you probably know what pokemon is and have a good idea about whether or not you'll like it. But here's the clincher; an entire series of pokemon with no ash/satoshi whatsoever! I know, great right? anyway that's why this series earns a respectable seven.
Jun 18, 2017
Pokemon is more or less the same with Ash doing the same thing over and over again, getting 8 gym badges and losing the pokemon league just to do the same thing in every new region. I can't complain too much because really Pokemon is just to show what your favorite pokemon does in the wild. But this show is something I really like, it shows what the more memorable characters like Misty who left after Johto, Richie and a few new faces. I guess maybe it was that it was the same Pokemon formula just in a different setting and maybe if was just ...
Jun 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
“Old friends! New adventures! Never-before-seen stories from the world of Pokémon!”

I honestly don't know what to think of Pokémon Chronicles. It's a great idea to have side-stories on secondary characters that we don't get in the main series, and it would've been nice if they had kept this going in later seasons. However, what was good about the series tended to be overshadowed a bit by the bad, and that nearly ruins Chronicles for me. Maybe it's because I expected a little more out of it because it wasn't part of the main series, but the thing about Pokémon as a whole is it's not ...

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