Pokemon (2019)

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

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Synonyms: Pocket Monsters, Pokemon 2019, Pokémon
Japanese: ポケットモンスター(2019)
English: Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Spanish: Pokémon Viajes Serie
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Type: TV
Episodes: 136
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 17, 2019 to Dec 16, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:55 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.571 (scored by 3725937,259 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2245
Members: 89,676
Favorites: 661

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On a new day in the Kanto region, Satoshi gets invited by Professor Yukinari Ookido over to Professor Sakuragi's lab-opening ceremony in Vermillion City. During the ceremonial speech, Professor Sakuragi receives an alert of a possibly rare Pokémon appearing in Vermillion City's harbor, leading Satoshi and the other trainers to rush to the area in hopes of finding the mysterious Pokémon. At the harbor, they find Lugia—a Legendary Pokémon—engaged in combat with other trainers.

Noticing the other trainers' tactics, Satoshi has his partner, Pikachu, strike Lugia with a Thunderbolt attack. Unfazed, Lugia flees, but not before Satoshi determinedly leaps onto its back. To Satoshi's surprise, he meets another boy, Gou, who leapt onto Lugia's back as well. The two ride on Lugia's back as it brings them along on a bizarre adventure across the seas. As it lets the two back on the ground, Satoshi and Gou bid their farewells to Lugia and return to Sakuragi Institute.

Impressed by Gou's findings and Satoshi's insight taken during their encounter, Sakuragi requests for the duo to be his new research partners. And so the duo's journey begins, traveling across multiple regions to meet many new Pokémon—including ones that have the ability to Gigantamax!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The airing time was Sundays 18:00 between November 17, 2019 - September 27, 2020. The airing time is changed to Fridays 18:55 beginning October 9, 2020.

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Opening Theme

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1: "1・2・3" by After the Rain (eps 1-31)
2: "1・2・3" by Nishikawa-kun to Kirisho (西川くんとキリショー) (Takanori Nishikawa & Shou Kiryuuin from Golden Bomber) (eps 32-49)
3: "1・2・3" by Karaage Shimai (からあげ姉妹) (Erika Ikuta and Sayuri Matsumura from Nogizaka46) (eps 50-99)
4: "1・2・3" by Satoshi x Gou (CV: Rica Matsumoto x Daiki Yamashita) (eps 100-136)

Ending Theme

4: "Supereffective Type (バツグンタイプ)" by Pokémon Music Club (eps 71-)
1: "1・2・3" by After the Rain
2: "Pokémon Shiritori (Pikachu → Mew Ver.)" by Pokémon Music Club (eps 2-19)
3: "Pokémon Shiritori (Mew → Zamazenta Ver.)" by Pokémon Music Club (eps 20-)


Dec 16, 2022
Pokemon has been an incredibly big part of my life and especially so during my childhood. I would wake up in the early hours of the morning and plant my backside right in front of our family TV, anticipating another new episode of Pokemon, wondering what new species I'll witness next. I would play my Gameboy Color that I got for Christmas in 1999 along with Pokemon Gold, under my blanket during bedtime, hiding it away from my parents as I relentlessly played it through the night. I would nag and nag at my Grandma the following year to buy me Pokemon Red, which was ...
Nov 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Does "fanservice" make a show automatically great?
(This review does not include the 'Mezase Pokemon Master' miniseries)

What I liked about "Pokemon (2019)" / "Pokemon Journeys":
(+) Unpredictability (any story anywhere makes you wonder what comes next)
(+) New world-scale Pokémon battle ranking system with all gimmicks
(+) Continuity and fanservice (it remembers the past)
(+) Yuki Hayashi was one of my top requests to make Pokémon OSTs
(+) Some battles worth a look (vs Volkner, vs Bea, vs Cynthia, vs Leon)
(+) Some nice little self-contained arcs and some of the best episodes in the show (mostly thanks to continuity)
Jan 18, 2023
This series was something that as I returned to just because of the nostalgia bit. Told myself I would watch the finale, the same way I swore in grade school I would watch Naruto, Bleach, One Piece to the very end. (Of course, that doesn't imply any obligation towards movies, spin-offs, legacies and so on.) What could I say, other than the fact that I enjoyed one or two battles and reunions, there isn't much of that nostalgia brought back in here. The show oscillates between couple fillers, couple interesting episodes, but this gamble actually killed some expected interactions, some reunions got lost in the ...

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