Worst Pokemon Episodes

The Top Ten

1 A Double Dilemma

When I saw this episode I was like what the hell man

I hate that episode

Everyon in Petalburg city acts like complete jerks to Ash and treat May and Max like royalty just because their Normans kids. - egnomac

This is like Pokemon ORAS
Nobody cares if you win the Pokemon League or even save the world, but everyone makes a big dead over contests. - yungstirjoey666

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2 Challenge of the Samurai

Whatever happened to the Samurai? - LittleLitten11

3 Pokémon Scent-sation!

Is this the episode with Erika? Either way, it's...weird... - GehennaTheSecond

Oh my lord this episode was frustrating. I mean, what is wrong with the people in this episode? What kind of gym leader kicks people out because they hate perfume and what kinds of friends just sit back and do nothing as their friend gets into trouble. I’ll admit, I would have tolerated this episode way more if they actually showed Erika and her staff apologizing to ash for being so petty and unfair after he saved gloom. Makes me wonder why people were so jerky in the Kanto league adventure when compared to the rest of the series. Overall, I understand the frustrations people have with this episode and I wish we could get an episode where Erika is called out for being unfair and apologize.

I have to admit it was pretty stupid they only allowed girls into the gym. For Pete's sake, that was borderline gender discrimination! And I thought my gender had its history of being discriminatory towards females. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 Dazzling The Nimbasa Gym

Ash is an idiot

5 Electric Soldier Porygon

I blame Nurse Joy and what's his face for sending that Anti-Virus in there. - GehennaTheSecond

Stupid Pikachu causes seizures but isn’t banned because he is the overrated mascot so they ban poor Porygon. Now Porygon2 and PorygonZ will never be in the anime

Porygon did not deserve eternal banishment!

Beauty and the Beach and A Double Dilemma are NOTHING compared to this episode. - BorisRule

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6 The Path to the Pokémon League
7 Friend and Foe Alike

I hated this awful episode!

8 Down To The Fiery Finish

But wait there's more! The Japanese title is "Kalos League Victory! Satoshi's Ultimate Match! "

Is this the episode where Ash loses the Kalos League? - GehennaTheSecond

I like to call this episode, "The Pokemon equivalent of Spongebob, You're Fired". LIES! LIES, WHEN WILL THE LIES END?

Hoo boy, this, is a BAD episode to sit through. And one of the worst of the series.

9 Enter Iris and Axew

Actually, I like to watch black and white, its true, iris is annoying but that's what I like.

Haha! Really, the name tells you itself. The start from where everything went wrong in Black and White. - Kiteretsunu

The name tells you all

Useless episode, Iris and Axes both are annoying. A pokemon should forget most of the episodes of BW including this one.

10 Smells Like Team Spirit

Why is this on here? - HeavyDonkeyKong

The Contenders

11 Pikachu's Goodbye

This episode should not exist. - Raichu

I didn't like it too much but glad that Pikachu stays with Ash Ketchum.

I'm 11 years old, I knew he was going to stay with Ash and I start crying my eyeballs out. WHY WOULD ASH DO THIS?! (sob) (sob)

This is the first episode after the incident in 1997 - BorisRule

12 Dreams by the Yard Full
13 Who Gets to Keep Togepi
14 Cruisin' For A Losin'
15 Beauty and the Beach

This episode has a 40 second long scene in the original copy that was taken out. PLUS, Ash and Brock were obviously amazed to see Misty wearing a bikini.

Bad for kids

There was stuff... in this episode. I didn't know what it was so I searched it up. DON'T SEARCH IT UP!

Why James?!


16 Princess vs. Princess Princess vs. Princess

I feel bad for the male characters here - yungstirjoey666

If Serena from Pokemon were a princess against another princess, then she would be so aggressive and eager to have a sexist, jealous catfight.

17 The Bicker The Better

Easily the worst Gen. 3 episode I've ever seen. It was so bad that it was actually BANNED in a few countries (no joke).

It was horrible to see ash and may argue and fight throughout this episode, the beginning was horrible because of ash getting mad at may just for looking into a mirror. This episode was banned in many countries due to the episode’s plot: The battle of the sexes

18 Beyond The Rainbow
19 Memories Are Made Of Bliss

No more Brock or Dawn. WAAH! - N64Dude

20 Berry, Berry Interesting

It was the worst episode

21 Battling the Enemy Within
22 The Poetry Commotion

The episode wasn't bad at all

23 The Kangaskhan Kid

So annoying!

24 Win, Lose, or Drew!
25 Crowning the Scalchop King

Worst episode ever...

26 Mending a Broken Spirit!

What? I love this episode - Neonco31

27 Haunter vs Kadabra

It gave me nightmares

28 In the Knicker of Time!

Boring Premise, lame writing, equally boring May battle, and not even the character of the day can salvage this mess.

29 Mystery on Deserted Island!

Seriously. Remember the part where Ash was battling Ninetales on the top of the mountain. This proved 100% he LOVED abusing Pokémon. He knocked Ninetales OFF FROM THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN and felt VERY GOOD about it. It would a million percent be a fatal fall, so many miles high, and he doesn't care at all and even cheers.

30 Kalos League Victory

Ash didn’t win the league he’s a loser and Gingka Hagane from Beyblade is a way better character.

31 Mutiny In the Bounty

That was J did to Gardevoir was unforgivable.

This is one of my favorites. j was an awesome villain. - HeavyDonkeyKong

32 Pika and Goliath
33 Electric Shock Showdown
34 Clemont's Got a Secret - Pokemon Xy Episode 9

Meyer thought Serena was Clemont's girlfriend. I know, I support Geekchicshipping too, but COME ON! I think if you are going to except the fact the Serena kind of regrets not choosing Clemont in secret, you should at least stay out of the way.

35 The Battle Finale of Legend!
36 Top-Down Training
37 Seeing the Forest for the Trees
38 Less is Morrison
39 Mimikyu Unmasked

All the bonding Jessie did with mimikyu... was for nothing. They got killed by ash's lycanroc which was failing almost all the time in the episode.

40 Here’s Lookin’ At You Elekid

Such an insensitive Pokemon episode. Jessie and Meowth are horrible to James in this episode, especially Jessie. To make him trade his Victreebel is one thing, but for Jessie to send his second one flying just for latching onto her is way too far. They’re a team, yes a team of baddies but still a team who stick together, and yet they don’t respect James or his Pokemon in this episode. The episode is generally written poorly and even if you want to write Victreebel out of the series there are surely several other better, nicer ways to do it.

41 Solid As a Solrock Solid As a Solrock

This episode has no logic. Light Screen doesn’t deflect attacks completely. Worse, Pikachu uses Thunder on his own ally. Swellow doesn’t even die! He gets “Thunder Armor” and becomes more powerful! I detest this episode and won’t watch it again!

42 In the Shadow of Zekrom!

Ash lost to a Level 5 Snivy! This episode is the worst one ever to me!

Levels are not so relevant in the anime, but I see your point. That was the same Pikachu that tied against a Latios. - yungstirjoey666

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