Top 10 Saddest Moments from the Pokemon Anime


The Top Ten

1 Misty and Brock Leave Misty and Brock Leave

Don't forget to check out their return episodes in Sun and Moon anime. I didn't like the episode when Misty left it will always be my least favorite because Misty's sisters were not letting her travel with Ash.

Misty was almost the best pokemon character ever! BRING HER BACK! BRING HER BACK!

This is bye far the most saddest for me. Bring back Misty and Brock

By far the most emotional sendoff - lu

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2 Bye Bye Butterfree Bye Bye Butterfree

The first of many emotional times Ash has had to say goodbye to one of his Pokemon. - egnomac

It's sad until you realize that butterfree leaves to get laid. - taishisohma

Every time I watch this scene, I cry for the whole day

Caterpie was the first Pokemon Ash caught. After the full eveloution to Butterfree, Ash releases Butterfree into the wild. Yay, dumb Ash!

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3 Pikachu and the Other Pokemon Cry After Ash is Turned to Stone

I was cing and crying then what?... I got my life back when Ash woke up, but seriously. Why on earth, WHY the hell were the clones crying. And then that MEW... guess what? Was LITERALLY LAUGHING. Like WHY the freak? Dude the anime is full of idiots...

Only moment in pokemon I cried at. - flash101

How the heck is ash turned to stone I don't get how but at least u don't hear his stupid little voice anymore that makes me not care a damn heck that he is turned to stone

This is just sad. - RiverClanRocks

4 Tommy's Parents Almost Die Tommy's Parents Almost Die

Who's this tommy?

The kid from the episode the kangaskan kid. - egnomac

Butterfree's goodbye was sad, but watch the japanese episode of the kangaskhan kid. it is SO far for a kids show in tokyo!

5 Pickachu's Goodbye

Why the heck did DUMB Ash Run from CUTE Pikachu

Sad episode where I thought Pikachu would stay with the other wild Pikachu. Ash"s Pikachu returned to Ash so heart warming.

6 Goodra Leaves

The first sad anime episode I watched 😭😭😭

7 Ash Loses to Ritchie After Charizard Refuses to Battle

After everything Ash did for Charizard saving him from an abusive trainer and saved him from death this is the gratitude he gets from Charizard by costing him one of the most important matches of his young career. - egnomac

Exactly why you should never get a charizard - Sambazing

8 Jessie and Blissey

What happened in this episode?

Jessie has a relationship with a pokémon center blissey when she was still a chansey

9 Stoutland Dies

Here is why this made me cry first I had a dog die and Scotland is the dog Pokemon and seeing Litten cry is so sad and why is ash being a jerk by not comforting Litten after his Pokemon dies and this is probably the first time a Pokemon actually dies

This is so sad because litten is so cute and confused and it doesn't directly tell you that stoutland died. But I loved that meowth talked to litten to try and get it over its sadness and worry.

It made me cry not only it is sad to see stoutland die but it is also hard to see litten grief stricken

I feel so bad for poor Litten. It is not it's fault...

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10 Weezing and Arbok Leave

This is the saddest in my opinion

Bring them back!

It's not only that Arbok and Weezing leave, it's also watching Jessie and James battling the hunter and his Tyranitar to save those Ekans and Koffings. - GamingSanx

The Newcomers

? Cubones Mother's Death

The Contenders

11 Serena Cries After Failing to Make It Past the First Round of the Pokemon Showcase Serena Cries After Failing to Make It Past the First Round of the Pokemon Showcase

Serena annoys me. She cries easily after losses. Take Jessie for example, she has gone through lots of worse things throughout her life. Serena needs some backbone. And people call Jessie selfish, why do you think she is how she is today? I can definitely see how most people watching the show are young as young people don't understand complicted characters with complicated emotions. Well, usually.

I feel bad for Serena, this was suppose to be her big debut and one mistake completely cost her the first round. - egnomac

She is a strong character

10? how? its just a showcase, it is not like it is the super bowl or world cup, hell not like its if your friend died

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12 Greninja leaves
13 Dawn and Brock Leave

So sad and finally brock leave the pokemon anime

14 Ash leaves Greninja for Sun and Moon

They want ash to be ready for sun and moon so thy get rid of his most op pokemon ever

Greninja HAD to stay behind! He needed to save the world.

The episode is gonna be so ' sad

15 Max Gets Upset Over Norman's Loss to Ash
16 Pikachu Almost Dies

He did die. Xerneas just resurrected him. SADDEST MOMENT EVER IN THE ANIME! I literally cried when I saw pikachu get turned to stone. Yveltal is still one of my favorite Pokémon, BUT WHY YVELTAL! ASH'S PIKACHU IS MY SECOND FAVORITE POKÉMON ASH EVER GOT! (I only like Ash's Pikachu, none other than that one. Also, Charizard is my favorite Pokémon Ash owns. He's my favorite Pokémon ever).

17 Lucario's Death in Movie 8

Why is that so low in the list?

18 Bonnie Says Goodbye to Squishy

In episode 43. This scene brings tears to my eyes when she says "Squishy! I love you! ".

Squishy = so cute
Turning into zygarde = hell no goodbye - Sambazing

19 James leaves Cacnea

I did not like it anyway

20 When Serena leaves at the end of XY

I hated and loved this episode hated it because serena leaves,Loved it because Cilan comes back

21 Ash yells at Serena because he wanted to be alone (Pokemon XYZ Episode 28)

Ash obviously needed to some alone time, while it was nice that Serena wanted to help him with his problem but he needed to figure his problem out on his own. - egnomac

Serena tried to HELP Ash get over his problem! what, MATE?!

22 Casey Loses to Ash
23 Dawn's Piplup Runs Away

At the end of the Shinoh saga Puplup gets really upset after finding out that Ash and Brock and all its friends are leaving that it runs away. - egnomac

24 When Max was taking Ralts to the Pokémon Center
25 When James left his Chimecho with his grandparents
26 Celebi's Death

Ash's reaction makes this moment even more sad than it would be. Sure, Celebi is revived, but seeing Pokemon forever for the first time really made me weep.

It made me cry too as a tween - Brensa

27 Jessie leaves Dustox

Bye Bye Butterfree is overrated this was way sadder Team Rocket leaves a Pokemon > Ash leaves a Pokemon

28 When Pikachu Turns Stone

Yeah I seen it in lots of top 10s

29 Dawn Suffers Back to Back Losses
30 Meloetta leaves

Poor Oshawott :( - InklingSethO

31 Ash leaves Charizard

Ash was so sad, he couldn't even say goodbye to Charizard!

32 Clembot Dies

It's so sad. I cry a lot after watching this episode.

It's just a robot, that you can reprogram

33 Latios' Death in Pokémon Heroes

This death scene made me cry every time I watch this scene of Pokemon heroes I say Latios no! Don't die please I love you - Brensa

34 James's Cacnea Leaves

Ok when Cacnea left I was like why did James's Cacnea have to go I hate team rocket but still they have a heart - Brensa

Very sad

35 Pikachu and Ash Die

This scene from the tower of terror scared the crap out of me as a kid my god - Brensa

36 Meowth backstory
37 Red Didn't Come Back Once
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