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This is a list of side story episodes of the anime, which occasionally air instead of a rerun from the main anime series during an episode of the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station or Pokémon Sunday in Japan. When dubbed, the first 18 of these side story episodes became part of Pokémon Chronicles, alongside the The Legend of Thunder! special and several Pikachu shorts, while the sporadically-made later side story episodes typically air as special episodes.

Unlike the main anime, Ash Ketchum is not featured in a central role; many of the episodes feature his friends in an expanded role, however. It should be noted that the Team Rocket members featured are usually Butch and Cassidy, not the usual members Ash faces.

Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting StationEdit

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
* Trouble in Big Town Trouble in Big Town ぼくたちピチューブラザーズ・風船騒動
We are the Pichu Brothers - Balloon Disturbance
October 14, 2006 December 22, 2000 2122 days
SS001 SS001 A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! タケシ!ニビジムをすくえ!
Takeshi! Save Nibi Gym!
June 24, 2006 December 3, 2002 1299 days
SS002 SS002 Cerulean Blues ハナダジムのリベンジマッチ
Revenge Match at Hanada Gym
June 24, 2006 December 10, 2002 1292 days
SS003 SS003 We're No Angels! がんばれ!前向きロケット団
Persevere! Look Forward, Rocket-dan
July 1, 2006 December 17, 2002 1292 days
SS004 SS004 Showdown at the Oak Corral オーキド邸 だいけっせん!!
Huge Battle at Okido Residence!!
July 8, 2006 January 14, 2003 1271 days
SS005 SS005 The Blue Badge of Courage カスミ!ブルーバッジをゲットせよ!
Kasumi! Get the Blue Badge!!
July 22, 2006 February 25, 2003 1243 days
SS006 SS006 Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 1) 出会いのミレニアムタウン
The Millennium Town Meetup
October 7, 2006 March 4, 2003 1313 days
SS007 SS007 Of Meowth and Pokémon (Part 2) アルバイトはたいへんニャース!?
Nyarth with a Part-Time Job!?
October 7, 2006 March 4, 2003 1313 days
SS008 SS008 Oaknapped! ポケモン捜査網!オーキド博士をさがせ!!
A Pokémon Dragnet! Search for Dr. Okido!!
July 29, 2006 April 8, 2003 1208 days
SS009 SS009 Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 1) 迷探偵ニャース参上!
Calling on Mysterious Detective Nyarth!
October 21, 2006 June 17, 2003 1222 days
SS010 SS010 Big Meowth, Little Dreams (Part 2) メイッコルリリは大迷惑?
Ruriri the Niece is a Great Nuisance?
October 21, 2006 June 17, 2003 1222 days
SS011 SS011 A Date with Delcatty カスミ真剣勝負!命かけます!?
Kasumi's Earnest Struggle! Life or Death!?
August 05, 2006 September 2, 2003 1068 days
SS012 SS012 Training Daze ロケット団 愛と青春の原点
Rocket-dan: The Origin of Love and Youth
August 19, 2006 September 30, 2003 1054 days
SS013 SS013 Celebi and Joy! もうひとつのセレビィ伝説
Yet Another Legend of Celebi
August 12, 2006 October 7, 2003 1040 days
SS014 SS014 Journey to the Starting Line! マサラタウン、ポケモントレーナーの旅立ち
Masara Town, Pokémon Trainer's Journey Begins
August 26, 2006 October 14, 2003 1047 days
SS015 SS015 Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl! ポケモン研究者シゲルと復活のプテラ
Pokémon Researcher Shigeru and Revival of Ptera
September 2, 2006 March 16, 2004 900 days
SS016 SS016 Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing! カスミとラブカス!ラブバトル
Kasumi and Lovecus! Love Battle
September 23, 2006 September 14, 2004 739 days
SS017 SS017 Those Darn Electabuzz! ナナコとリザードン!炎の猛特訓!
Nanako and Lizardon! Super Hard Training of Flame!
September 23, 2006 September 21, 2004 732 days
SS018 SS018 The Search for the Legend 天駆ける伝説 ヒロシとファイヤー!
The Heavenly Legend, Hiroshi and Fire!
September 30, 2006 September 28, 2004 732 days
This concludes the special episodes aired as part of Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station.

Interim side story broadcastsEdit

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
SS019 SS019 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 出動ポケモン救助隊ガンバルズ!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Setting Out: Pokémon Rescue Team Ganbarus!
September 8, 2006 March 23, 2007 196 days
This was the only special episode not aired with either WBPS or Pokémon Sunday.

Pokémon SundayEdit

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
SS020 SS020 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊・闇の探検隊
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Time Expedition & Darkness Expedition
September 1, 2008 September 9, 2007 358 days
SS021 SS021 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 空の探検隊 時と闇をめぐる 最後の冒険
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky Expedition
October 9, 2009 April 12, 2009 180 days
SS022 SS022 Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One) ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡<前編>
Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light (Part One)
November 10, 2010 February 28, 2010 255 days
SS023 SS023 Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part Two) ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡<後編>
Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light (Part Two)
November 10, 2010 March 7, 2010 248 days
This concludes the special episodes aired as part of Pokémon Sunday.

Diamond & Pearl specialsEdit

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
SS024 SS024 No English title ヒカリ・新たなる旅立ち!
Hikari - Setting Off on a New Journey!
Unaired February 3, 2011 2546 days
since Japanese airing
SS025 SS025 No English title ニビジム・史上最大の危機!
Nibi Gym - The Greatest Crisis Ever!
Unaired February 3, 2011 2546 days
since Japanese airing
This concludes the special episodes based on the Diamond & Pearl series.

Best Wishes specialsEdit

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
SS026 SS026 Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening ミュウツー‐覚醒への序章‐
Mewtwo: The Prologue to its Awakening
January 11, 2014 July 11, 2013 184 days
SS027 SS027 No English title デントとタケシ!ギャラドスのげきりん!!
Dent and Takeshi! Gyarados's Imperial Rage!!
Unaired October 3, 2013 1573 days
since Japanese airing
SS028 SS028 No English title アイリスVSイブキ!ドラゴンマスターへの道!!
Iris VS Ibuki! The Road to Become a Dragon Master!!
Unaired March 27, 2014 1398 days
since Japanese airing
This concludes the special episodes based on the Best Wishes series.

XY specialsEdit

Code Screenshot English title Japanese title US broadcast Japan broadcast Time between
SS029 SS029 Mega Evolution Special I ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act I~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act I~
May 31, 2014 April 3, 2014 58 days
SS030 SS030 Diancie — Princess of the Diamond Domain 鉱国のプリンセス ディアンシー
Diancie, Princess of the Ore Country
November 6, 2014 July 17, 2014 112 days
SS031 SS031 Mega Evolution Special II ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act II~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act II~
February 7, 2015 November 6, 2014 93 days
SS032 SS032 Mega Evolution Special III ポケットモンスター XY 特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act III~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act III~
August 15, 2015 March 19, 2015 149 days
SS034 SS034 Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon おでまし小魔神フーパ
The Minidjinni of the Word "Appear!": Hoopa
December 3, 2015 June 19, 2015 167 days
SS035 SS035 Mega Evolution Special IV ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act IV~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~
December 26, 2015 October 29, 2015 58 days
SS036 SS036 The Legend of X, Y, and Z! XYZの伝説!
The Legend of XYZ!
January 28, 2017 November 3, 2016 86 days
SS037 SS037 No English title 最強の二人!シトロンとデン卜!!
The Strongest Duo! Citron and Dent!!
Unaired November 10, 2016 439 days
since Japanese airing
This concludes the special episodes based on the XY series.

See alsoEdit


Original
(listing)
Indigo LeagueOrange LeagueJohto League
Advanced Generation
(listing)
Hoenn LeagueBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl
(listing)
Diamond & Pearl
Best Wishes!
(listing)
Best Wishes!Season 2
Episode NDecolora Adventure!
XY
(listing)
XYXY&Z
Sun & Moon
(listing)
Sun & Moon
Side stories
(listing)
WPBSInterimPokémon Sunday
Specials (DPBWXYMega Evolution)
Hoopa's Surprise Ring AdventuresChronicles
All episodes

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