Pokémon XY Anime To Begin Airing In Japan This October

By Ishaan . July 1, 2013 . 8:30am

As always, a new Pokémon anime series is set to debut close to the release of a new generation of Pokémon games. The Pokémon Company has announced that Pocket Monsters XY will air in Japan on October 17th.


Ash will return as the series’ protagonist, and will travel to Lumiose City, which is the town you’ll start out at in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y’s Kalos region.


International air dates for the new anime haven’t been announced yet. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, however, will launch worldwide on October 12th, localized into seven languages.


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  • Renaldi Saputra

    and Ash still won’t become a pokemon master

    • Yue D Andre

      The series is over if he did

      • Renaldi Saputra

        well, they can simply change the main protagonist with same motives.. that’s at least better

        • Pedro Furtado

          They actually runned a pool or something on that on Japan and 80% prefered Satoshi to stay… So yeah. Don’t quote me on that though

          • Renaldi Saputra

            so, kids love dumb guy

  • Ethan_Twain

    It occurs to me… just how long has Pokemon been running on TV? Surely we’re approaching the point where it’s in the longest running TV shows ever? There’s Simpsons, there’s Sesame Street, and is there much else that’s been running longer? Pokemon must be nearing two decades now.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      now pokemon has had 800 episodes..
      the series will run as long as there’re new pokemon gens..

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        One Piece and Detective Conan has more >_>

        • Renaldi Saputra

          nope, one piece is just 600-700.. first debut was in 1999, meanwhile pokemon was in 1997.. Detective Conan? Probably

  • AuraGuyChris

    Another region, another league he loses.
    *Sigh* It’s like Japan is telling its children that, no matter how hard you try, you’ll be a loser in the end. Is it so much to ask to have him win a league in the most believable way? HE’S GOT A CHARIZARD WITH TRAINING FROM HELL, but he uses his Oshawott cuz yeah.

    • Jesse Torres

      Completely agree on the charizard thing.

    • Musashi234

      He Cant win any of the Pokemon Leagues because if he does then he’ll wake up from his Coma. Also i know what your thinking “Well What about the Orange Leagues?!?!?!”. That was just a Filler arc =D!

      • The real reason? If he wins, he’ll probably stop training and dub himself a pokemon master.

        They can just easily make him win and say “Well, that was great, but I’m gonna go dominate other regions!”

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Must be because the writers keep changing

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        kids today who play Pokemon look up to him lol that why

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Kanto Top 16
      Johto Top 8
      Hoenn Top 8
      Sinnoh Top 4
      Unova Top 8

      He got worst after Sinnoh.
      Like man Sinnoh Region was his BEST PERFOMANCE only lost cause Legendary User.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        He was so stupid in Unova, seriously the hired some silly writers,retcons everywhere

      • Just Tim

        Damn, the writer change actually hampered my prediction that he’d Final Four from Sinnoh to Kalos.

        Oh, by the way, his Elite Eight performance vs Gary Oak is awesome as well.

      • ShadowDivz

        Yeah, Sinnoh was really his best performance.
        His team was nice and well balanced, and most if not all his pokemon actually EVOLVED.

        The rival(Paul) was the perfect contrast to Ash. He really was awesome.

        I mean, come on! How the fuck did that guy have a DARKRAI AND A LATIOS(or latias whichever).

        • Just Tim

          Even Pokemopolis dot net called that out too.

        • Kitestwinblades

          I laughed a little TOO hard at that evolved bit xD
          Its so true that Ash could use a little evolving himself.

        • mike dickson

          bro master balls exist for a reason

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Since Mewtwo turned him in to stone using powerful Phy energy it stop him from ageing

      • Sergio Briceño

        That’s the best explanation I’ve read. Actually it’s also the first XD Well done figuring it out.

      • Surgeon of Death

        Misty and Brock? Whats their excuse?

    • mike dickson

      dont try to reason with ash he release a glizcor and a pidgeot the boy has mental problems and hes immortal

  • NoLastName

    I wonder who’ll teach him how to catch a Pokemon this time

  • Yan Zhao

    Is he older than 10 yet?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      still 10

    • artemisthemp

      Ash have found the Fountain of youth.
      He stay 10 forever

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      in the Pokemon World a day year = 1 day in real world

      • Anime10121

        So Ash’s actually over 750 years old’ rather than forever 10? :P

        For those that dont get my unfunny joke(there are about 750 episodes of Pokemon, and if one Pokemon world day = 1year Ash would be 760 years old)

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          I meant the other way around lol

      • Rohan Kishibe

        It makes sense though cuz you can beat pokemon games under 10 hours

  • Jesse Torres

    Is Ash still ten? if so then this anime is also going to suck.

  • Fidelis

    I wonder if there’s going to be a companion change.
    Cilan’s grown on me.

    Also, I hope Team Rocket return to their more goofy portrayal.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I saw on serebii.net, they come back on their usual activities again and same thing happened on them on each end of recent episodes just like before Best Wishes

    • Steven Higgins

      In “Adventures in Unova” Team Rocket have returned to thier usual antics.

    • ShadowDivz

      That got annoying 26season ago.
      I loved the new serious team rocket.

  • Pfantzypantz

    Why can’t they just make the anime with the protagonists from the relevant gen… I would definitely watch the anime if it was like the manga.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      there was Pokemon Chronicles..
      but, well, only spin-off IIRC..
      at least they had one

    • PreyMantis

      I want the anime like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-X03D3tSVU

      • InfectedAI

        The show should be more like this.

  • IshimaruKaito

    ash’s voice actor is sooooooo RICH!!! lol

    • Fidelis

      which one

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Matsumoto Rica, anyone?

  • Lynx

    So skipping B/W2?

    Sad but saw it coming, given how they weren’t done and were still working on the original.

    • AuraGuyChris

      They did include B/W2 stuff. Unfortunately, it was pretty rushed and it didn’t make sense in the grand scale of things. It was pure marketing without the average anime quality.

      • Minos

        When on the name of Arceus has the Pokemon Anime ever made any sense?

        • ShadowDivz


    • Steven Higgins

      “Adventures in Unova” is B2/W2

  • Nitraion

    Ash #Foreveryoung

  • Neophoton

    I’ll be waiting forever for an anime adaptation of Pokemon Special.

    • Masengan


  • Minos

    Who is the new girl?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      uh duh the Female Playable character

  • SpectralRaiden

    Ash…looking as uncool as ever-_-‘ Gamefreak is doing something new with X and Y, so why can’t the producers of the anime make Ash a dang teenager already?

    • 3PointDecoupage

      Or ya know…they could get rid of Ash. Would anyone really care?

      • Eder García

        Ash was planned to leave the series after the Orange League… but for unknown reasons he is still there

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Shows like pokemon that the protagonists aged as the show went on:


      Bayblade/metal fusion



      • Renaldi Saputra

        Bakugan? I don’t think so..
        Dan is always the same, only different fashion each season.. but well, still better than pokemon.. Bakugan’s total episode is just around 200, while pokemon is now 800..

        • Tonton Ramos

          @renaldisaputra:disqus and @ShawnOtakuSomething:disqus

          Awww fuck it I’ll just make a great legendary war monster war between Pokemons, Digimons, Duel Monsters, and Bakugans. I would love to see this doomsday war with my shades on, and their existence will be extinct forever… HAHAHAHAHA!

    • TheGunheart

      It feels really silly given how the Gen V trainer actually LOOKED like a teenage Ash. They could’ve taken that design, called him Ash and no one would’ve questioned it..

  • Alright! time for Ash to show us his lack of skills yet again

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      His best performance was in the Sinnoh Region

      • Guest

        I actually thought he was pretty damn good in the Sinnoh region.
        Mainly because of Paul. Since he was so anti-ash. And i liked his team(both of them).

        Unless you mean he was good in the sinnoh region. Because it sounds like you mean his best performance of lack of skill is in sinnoh.

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          best performance overall in Sinnoh as a Trainer who knows what he doing.
          Unova he became utterly stupid and dumb Episode One when lost against Trip.

          • Lightproud

            Then when he tried to capture a Pidove without weakening it. Such a kid lol

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            and lost to Trip Level 5 Snivy.

  • The Watcher


    • Anime10121

      I’ve never really been upset about Ash’s forever young status, but quite honestly none of the other characters from those shows have a continuing narrative, they’re all comedy eps that rarely relish on past occurrences, like for instance, reuniting with a Butterfree from season one (from the current season), or a certain Charizard vs Articuno fight.

      • Tenno Seremel

        It’s not so much eternal youth that is the problem, IMO. Him being almost mindwiped each gen on the other hand… %)

        • Anime10121

          Yeah, I’m not really a fan of the whole Ash reboot each gen thing that seemed to start during the Advanced series either :(

        • Eri

          Or the Pikachu reboot.
          I almost raged when Pikachu lost against Snivy at the start of Best Wishes. You’d think that after all these years of traveling he would manage to win against an untrained starter, electric attacks disabled or not…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      same goes for Crayon Shinchan and Doraemon..
      but please, Pokemon is another different comparing to those one..
      Shinchan and Doraemon had no storyline, their story was just per 10 minute or per movie.. different sub episode, different problem and setting.. meanwhile pokemon is not..

      but, since pokemon anime is aimed for children under 10, maybe it’s reasonable after all, though..

    • anthony apduhan

      How about this guy?

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Mother still not caring about his son travelling with strangers as he captures animals. I guess she is really busy with Professor Oak

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      uh yes she did care. Ash’s Mom came with him day one to Unova region with Professor Oak.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        yea, only day one

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          no she stayed

    • Steven Higgins

      As long as he continues to change his underwear every day, she doesn’t give two craps and a Popsicle.

      Delia Ketchum: “Well, my son may be dead in a ditch somewhere but as long as his undies are clean, I’ve done my job as a mother.”

  • Reiko_Chan

    I’m so tired of seeing Ash.

    • Greg

      who ISN’T tired of seeing ash.

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste


  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Dem skinny jeans………

    Swagger Ash would like to battle.

  • TheGunheart

    …I’ll be watching it simply for animated Fennekin. *fast forward 200 episodes and Fennekin has gotten maybe ten minutes of screen time total*

  • Bunzi

    He’s just boring to look at no matter how they dress him. It’s long been time for someone new.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Someone needs to stop him. He isn’t going to make it, he isn’t going to catch’em all and he most definitely won’t grow up. Pokémon tells the story of a sad kid who will never grow up, chasing his dreams for years and always failing. I don’t think I can stand it one more time… T_T

    • Renaldi Saputra

      and pokemon tells the story about useless adventure

  • grevlinghore

    Gotta promote dem gaimz!

  • DrakeClawfang

    Dear lord, do people still watch this show?

    • LightGenx

      Yes, children, the shows target audience.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        especially under 10 yrs old

    • ShadowDivz

      I watch it for the gym battles and to watch ash lose in the poke league.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I watch to see its stupidity..

  • YoshEE

    I am guessing ash will catch all 3 starter and fetchling soon lol

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Ash remains 10 years old forever! -.-

    • ShadowDivz

      Everyone knows he’s a homunculus

    • Nope, they fixed that last season. He’s now 11 years old.

      • s07195

        Whoa, I didn’t know that. 0_0

      • Gilgamesh2025

        Really? Wow, a progress! o.O

  • personablaze

    I wonder what level ash’s pikachu is by now O_o

    • LightGenx

      I think it’s safe to say that Pikachu has overthrown Arceus as the God of Pokemon.

    • Tenno Seremel

      Last gen he got integer overflow and started from scratch all over again :}

    • Sergio Briceño

      I’m pretty sure Ash’s been “tossing” his pokeball using the computer at the Pokécenter after each of his adventures. He thought we wouldn’t notice, but there is just no way Pikachu can fight level 50 legendaries one day and lose to a level 5 starter Pokémon the next.

  • Aisha Lee

    The real question here is. When is Ash going to file that restraining order against team rocket?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Like that will ever happen lol

  • Demandred

    Will Ash finally wake up after this season?

    • ShadowDivz

      He’s dreaming?

      • Donatetimo

        Ash and pikachu is in a coma,each season is a different dream

        • ShadowDivz

          After the first bike accident im guessing.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      you dreaming that will never happen lol

  • ShadowDivz

    I wonder who the broad is this time.
    Can’t be worse than Iris.

    • J_Joestar

      wonder if they’ll change Dent/Cilan also, maybe bring back Brock/Takeshi!

  • Spider-Man

    Pikachu level reset time. I’m sure a starter will beat him again.

  • AaqibRawat

    this season ash gets laid… i mean i hope ash meets his dad. :)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      he meets Giovanni, then Giovanni says: “Ash, I’m your father!!”

  • anthony apduhan

    The ja the ja the ja-ja-ja-ja-ja-ja GIMME THE NEW JACKET!

  • Lan

    I wish the pokemon series show some form of progression meaning, Ash ages a bit, his pokemon evolves to its final form and at least he becomes better. What happens with every series, he starts out as a dumb (pardon the word) neophyte, which he is not. True, pokemons change per region but the the basics are the same. This series will forever be just a kids show. Hehe

  • Raltrios

    That’s gotta be the worst hat yet.

  • Abhishek Posooa

    I’m tired of Ash…
    Let the games’ main characters be the heroes please.

  • isotrex

    On what episode Ash found the fountain of youth? Or is he a vampire? hehehe j/k

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