Top 10 Best Pokemon Episodes

Pokémon is a 1997 anime series based on the video game franchise of the same name. Each of the series follows Ash Ketchum, a Pokémon trainer who goes on a journey with his Pikachu to become a Pokémon Master.
The Top Ten
1 Island of the Giant Pokemon

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...

This is the best one by far! The Pokemon conversation is amazing. Charmander was so scared he was abandoned again. Plus the twist at the end is actually a decent twist that makes all the clues make sense. I really wish there were more episodes with Pokemon subtitles!

Like a lot of other people, I like the fact that there are subtitles. I wish there was subtitles on all episodes. If not, then have a separate series for each series just adding subtitles.

2 Pokemon, I Choose You!

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.

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

It is really good and funny it explains a lot too. Should be higher in the list!

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.

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.

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

Best episode because of Charizard being nice to Ash! Sad that Ash left him not long after...

5 Charmander the Stray Pokemon

When I saw this episode I cried.
This episode is a tragecomedy. A tragecomedy is a sad movie with a happy ending.

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.

6 Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!

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.

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!

These episodes dragged me back to watch the anime since the advance generation, why? , great animation, loved the XY games, the Kalos region itself is awesome and of course, Serena

7 Ash Catches a Pokemon

Ash Royal may not be perfect, but nobody is. What many people don't realize is that this is something May and Ash Royal have in common: Caterpillar Pokémon and Wurmple and Butterfree both fully evolved under their Trainer's wings to boot. Roy and Liko will never be as great and influential as Ash Royal.

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.

8 Bye Bye Butterfree

First time, it shows Ash willing to sacrifice his dreams for his Pokemon to get a better life.

This episodes the best! Everyone I knew who watched this has cried. these are the kind of episodes that you remember.

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

9 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.

I was so sad because I thought they were really gonna spilt up. I cried when they showed the flashbacks of Ash and Pikachu's friendship.

10 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.

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.

Ash's best Pokemon proves whya sh is bette rthan Gary. He takes out all of em in one hit, and only blastoise put up much of a fight. This is why charizard's the best, and Infernapes not. But Infernapes good too.

The Contenders
11 Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!

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

I only like this episode because of Meloetta. I do not like Dawn or her piplup.

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

12 Attack of the Prehistoric Pokemon

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.

My favorite episode. For the first time you see a extremely powerful Pokemon in the series. Plus Charizard is my favorite Pokemon ever

Not just Charmeleon evolved, the gang also found an egg that will soon be one of the cutest Pokemon--Togepi!

13 Espeon Not Included

This should really be higher. Like this is the best episode I'd ever imagine. Put it on the top 5 please! Why is it this low...

14 Mystery at the Lighthouse

This is one of the most boring episodes in all of Kanto. Why is this crappy episode here?

The meaning of life is divulged in this episode.

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

15 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.

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

16 The Song of Jigglypuff

I love Jigglypuff. Another episode I love is when Ash goes t get the fire badge and the gym leader is disguised and tells them all riddles. It even has Jigglypuff in it!

I loved jigglypuff in this episode! This also marked the beginning of jigglypuff's' adventure!

Easily the best. Team Rockets song was awesome.

17 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!

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.

Not only does this episode unravel the mystery behind Meowth with the episode dedicated to his backstory, but the story itself is very touching. Not often do shows have episodes that make you empathize with the villains like this.

18 Friend or Foe Alike
19 Abra and the Psychic Showdown

Sabrina is the most complex and tragic gym leaders I've seen. At first she seems cold and cruel, but when you hear her backstory you really feel it

20 Dittos Mysterious Mansion

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.

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

Such a great episode, one of the only ones with Duplica being featured, and is one funny episode too! Oh, also it involves such a great Team Rocket mocking as well!

21 The Name's N
22 Haunter vs Kadabra

Truly epic. This episode is a huge favourite of mine!

My personal favorite, this one's too funny!

23 Hoenn Alone
24 The Flame Pokémon-athon!

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

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

25 Dig Those Diglett!
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