Top 10 Best Pokemon Episodes

The Top Ten

1 Island of the Giant Pokemon

This episode is my favorite because you can understand what Pokemon are saying, and its funny and strangely, that island was inhabited by team rocket people

This episode randomly breaks the subtitles out while the Pokemon are talking. It's a pretty good episode on top of that, but it's the subtitles that really make it special.

I really liked this episode due to how you could actually understand what the Pokemon were talking about, and both Team rocket and their Pokemon had to work with Ash and his friends was just pretty original! The ending also had a twist, which makes you wonder what happens to poor Team Rocket...

I’d say the best one is in late xyz but that is not on the list

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2 Pokemon, I Choose You!

It is the best episode ever because in the episode Ash is wants his first Pokemon and then he gets up late!

Well, it was cool how Pikachu didn't like Ash at first, (good instincts :D) but then risks his life to save him from the hostile birds. - RueSapphireShiverpool

Why is this episode in a best list? To be honest, I find it hard to believe that this is the best episode of the series. Heartfelt? Yes. A good episode? It's a stretch, but no. - Thifer20


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3 Gotta Catch Ya Later

You've gotta admit that although this is sad, it still feels good to watch this episode. Unlike the newer episodes, "Gotta Catch Ya Later" gives us a tearful goodbye to Misty. May and Max's goodbye wasn't very heartfelt and in the Black and White ending it didn't seem as if a Ash really missed Iris and Cilan. But in this episode, they give us a great ending.

1. We get a sweet and gentle song from Misty

2. We see Ash actually showing his emotions for Misty

3. And then in the end, you come to find out the real reason Misty stayed with Ash.

These are the reasons why I liked this episode. Besides Dawn and Brock's goodbye, the newer goodbyes didn't feel the same. Especially since the newer characters didn't have a real relationship with Ash and basically felt like just plain old replacements for the departing characters. If you don't like this goodbye though. I can understand but hear me, in goodbye is as sad as this one.

It's so sad to see the best female character on the show leave. But it's good do see the best girl make ash cry over her. Just saying. So screw you pearlshippers

It's most saddest episode ever I have seen. It made me cry a lot. Misty I'll miss you. Other goodbyes are not much sad than this was. It was the end of our childhood.

Best emotional episode ever

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4 Charizard Chills

Ash's Charizard is frozen by a Poliwrath's icebeam. Ash works all night to warm Chairzard up. Charizard thinks about all the things ash has done for it since it was a Charmander. It regains it's trust in it's trainer.

Charizard finally begins to listen to ash. Charizard is a beast, enough said.

This episode is my favorite. Ash's Charizard (Arguably Ash's most strongest pokemon) finally listens to Ash and becomes loyal to Ash thereafter.

I just love it!

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5 X & Y Episode 1 and 2

These two episodes just drew me in. Ash looked so epic and seemed somewhat older and the ending with serena... I just really enjoyed it!

Ash is meant for serena and her reaction just proved her feelings it also shows in episode 13 though I'm not going to give it away you will see what I mean.

Um no. Serena has a crush on Ash and Ash isn't interested in her so there. - RiverClanRocks

I love Pokemon x and y

These episodes so amazing

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6 Ash Catches a Pokemon

A well done character developing episode, from Misty's hilarious bug hate to Caterpie's grit and determination. I especially love the conversation between Caterpie and Pikachu by moonlight - it's so cute and the music is beautiful and fitting. Call me a 23 year old sap but I tear up watching Caterpie dream of flying by the moonlight. Even the supposed weakest of us are allowed to dream big.

The scene with Pikachu and Caterpie conversing is honestly the cutest and most heartfelt moment of the series- especially considering that Butterfree will go away later on.

I love this episode. The scene with Pikachu and Caterpie talking at night just melts my heart every single time I watch that part!

The Begining Where Ash and Misty Bicker is Hilarious, Pikachu and Caterpie's Bond is Adorable, and They Have They're Second Fight With Team Rocket, Overral Amazing Episode.

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7 Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!

Dawn my fave female main character returns, ! And piplups super cute!

DAWN RULES! Actually made Black and White worth while for a few episodes. Thank you Dawn for helping out a sad series.

Firstly, Dawn. Secondly, Dawn and last but not least Dawn.

Because of dawn's cameo

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8 Can't Beat the Heat

The Best Battle in the series! Sorry D&P fans but this one shows everything: Ash has developed not only as a trainer but as a person as well. He used his best Pokémon Charizard to take out 3 Pokemon! And that is saying a lot.

We finally got to see Gary's starter, and the battle between Charizard and Blastoise is just amazing to see

i agree

Charizard VS Blastoise the best of all.
First time Ash doesn't use Pikachu.
Ash VS Gary is one of the best battles I have ever seen.

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9 Attack of the Prehistoric Pokemon

Charizard - nee Charmeleon- comes to the rescue of Ash, Misty, Brock, and a dozen paleontologists.

My favorite episode as a child and today; see Aerodactyl and Kabutops, Gary appearance, Team Rocket at its best, and Charizard evolves. My favorite episode and the only one I've memorized completely.

I like this because CHARMELEON evolves into CHARIZARD

he is best

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10 Mystery at the Lighthouse

I know its dragonite because its shape eyes and the things on its head look simular to a dragonite so it should be a dragonite ore it's a Pokemon that has been created by man like mewtwo so it can also be a created or unknown Pokemon The End

Funny, mysterious and sad all in one episode :( poor dragonite

The meaning of life is divulged in this episode.

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The Contenders

11 Charmander the Stray Pokemon

Very sweet episode. Sad, has a good ending, and is light hearted. Perfect. #1

A sweet episode that sets off one of Ash's most used pokémon throughout the series.

Thisvis a sad episode where charmander is almost about to (finger round my neck) and ash saves him by bringing him to the nnearest pokemon center (in his cloak)

12 The Legend of Thunder Parts 1-3

The Legend of Thunder special is one of my favorite special episode (Both Japanese and English versions) along with some other Chronicles episodes that are not on this list yet. - Nectaria

At first I thought it said the legend of thunder pants!

I thought it also said the ledgend of thunder parks.

One of my faavorites.

13 Espeon Not Included

It's a cool episode it's great to see Sakura character arc finish even though it would have been interesting if she went with Ash

14 Go West, Young Meowth

This is a very moving episode that shows Meowth's past, how he was rejected again and again and how he ended up joining a street gang. It also shows how Meowth learnt to walk, talk, and what prompted him to join Team Rocket. Then, in the present, Team Rocket save Meowth from the street gang with an awesome song! - RueSapphireShiverpool

I love this episode, it finally gave me an answer to why Meowth can talk and it did so in a great way. One of the most emotional episodes out there and it shows how much Jessie and James actually cares about Meowth.

The plot was way different than the usual and the Meowth's sentiments are visible. Team Rocket showed that they're not that bad and this episode is also quite moving. Certainly my favorite!

All a weound a well scripted episode

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15 Friend or Foe Alike

This is a really good epidode

16 Dittos Mysterious Mansion

lol transform into this(jessy told ditto to transform into a dratini in a book)and ditto tranformed into the book

Check out the Ex Delta Species cards of Ditto; they play on Ditto's inability to change its face, just like in this classic episode. Definitely one of the best episodes about one of the most iconic Pokemon.

It's funny how Team Rocket capture Ditto and try to get it to transform into Dratini and it turns into a book, and also there is a picture of Jessie's first crush and Ditto just turns into the picture. ALSO, ASH AND FRIENDS MOCK TEAM ROCKET'S MOTTO! HOW DARE THEY? - RueSapphireShiverpool

Funniest episode ever.
Jessie wanted Ditto to transform into a Dratini but the Ditto transformed into the book itself and other stuff instead.
The funniest part was when Ash, Brock, Misty and the girl did the team rocket motto the girl said to ignite the people within our nation and how brock said double double and when meowth was supposed to say That's right pikachu appeared and said Pika Pika! And then when team rocket was pissed off James corrected the ignite part

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17 Bye Bye Butterfree

I swear, this episode didn't leave a single dry eye. We love you Butterfree! You will be missed!

I cried so much on this episode, really great

It was the saddest goodbye.-onslaught 360(aka jelly)(don't judge)(I'm a boy)


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18 Pikachu's Goodbye

I was 14, I knew he was gonna stay with Ash, and I still bawled my eyes out. It has a powerful message. That friendship can never be broken up. No matter how big or small the bond between friends R.It changed my outlook on life itself. All of my ex friends are still my friends. And that is why I love this episode dearly

I can't get over this amazing episode. Even though I've seen it over 15 times, it is the best episode for sure. It shows the strong bond between Ash and his Pikachu saying they can never be parted.

Seriously, I cried when I watched this today, and I'm 19 laugh out loud


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19 Flame Pokemon a Thon

It's amazing and me and Emma love it because it is the best episode ever yay. We like Rapidash lots.

This episode is the only episode where a man rides an Electrode like Super Monkey Ball. He is a true inspiration.

ponyta evolves into rapidash in this episode

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20 The Name's N

I like this episode because n is one of my favorite pokemon charictors alongside nurse joy and dawn

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