Pokémon the Series: XY To Begin Airing This January In North America

By Ishaan . December 19, 2013 . 12:31pm


Pokémon the Series: XY, the next season of the Pokémon anime, will begin airing on Cartoon Network in North America this January, The Pokémon Company announced this morning.


Prior to the new season, two movies focusing on Mewtwo will be aired on Cartoon Network, one of them being a remastered version of Pokémon: The First Movie. You can find timings for both movies and the new anime season below:


Pokémon: The First Movie – Jan. 4th (8:30 am PT/ET)


Pokémon: Mewtwo—Prologue to Awakening – Jan. 11th (8:30 am PT/ET)

Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened – Jan 11th. (9 am PT/ET)


Pokémon the Series: XY – Starts Jan. 18th (8:30 am PT/ET)


Prologue to Awakening and the Genesect movie are both connected, which is why the two features will air one after the other on January 11th.

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  • Chris Yuen

    Animated Serena is best Serena. They really gave her quite a bit of personality compared to the in-game version.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      yeah she dull in-game
      but this moment right here was funny especially Bonnie and her poses.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      hate the fact they made her younger….but yes She has more character in the anime.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      huh? we control her in game if you choose female
      isn’t that reasonable?

      • Guest

        obviously talking about her being the rival. We don’t know much about her except that her mom is a Ryhorn racer.

  • Capane.us

    Will there be anywhere to stream these?

  • Herok♞

    I can’t wait for this to turn into pointless lets hate Ash hour!

    On a less sarcastic note I can’t wait to see the remastered first movie

  • Scarletmoonwish

    My heart melted just a bit for the show when I heard the lyrics to the original theme song, I may have to watch the series now.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    That was the least cringe worthy english pokemon opening in many-a-year.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Im more curious of Serena relationship with Ash, due to their childhood past.

    she can finally break Ash’s dense mold, or at the very least, make him
    open his eyes to the world and see that it aint all about battles and
    being the so called Master of them all.

    Just wishful thinking.

    • chibidw

      Ash is about as dense as a dwarf star (and ironically not even all that good of a trainer). If something like that happens, we need to figure out how to harness it to mine the galaxy for resources.

    • And hopefully she and Ash will be OTP. Sorry Dawn…

      • Hopefully Ash dies a virgin. Dawn + Barry 4EVA.

    • SerendipityX

      No she should stay away from my eternal shouta. He’s too young for love~

  • Learii

    Jan 18th? that so long D=

  • Zero_Destiny

    I saw the original sneak-peak dubbed episodes (the first two I believe) and thought they were pretty good. Also rather enjoyed the dub, especially Clemont and Bonie’s actors. And speaking of which, I rather enjoyed Clemont in the anime and ended up liking him a lot more then I thought I would. I kinda figured they would make him a big point-dexter but he came off a lot cooler than that to me. lol

    • Nanaki

      I’m really glad they didn’t give him this “I’m too intelligent to speak like a commoner” personality. I saw a little of the Black and White season and I couldn’t put up with Cilan.

  • Just Tim

    I hope Ash reaches three consecutive regional Final Four appearances, starting from XY and not a Sweet 16 or an Elite 8 exit.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Satoshit strikes again

  • grayson gee

    Does anyone find it strange that they are playing the first pokemon movie and the Gensect one? Also the fact that both movies feature different Mewtwo and the XY movie is said to feature both Mewtwo Megas. Hmmm…

  • I could have sworn they aired like three English episodes a few months ago.

    • Nanaki

      You’re correct. They’ve done that since Ruby and Sapphire were released I believe, giving fans a glimpse of the season that correlates with the new game.

    • 하세요

      I believe it was two, but that was just a teaser to get us into it. It officially starts next month.

  • Croix Zapp

    Still ash or red?

    why not just make more pokemon origin that kicks ass?

    • 하세요

      Us old peeps love Red, but the money makers (i.e all the current kids) want Ash.

  • 하세요

    I’ve been watching it all in Japanese so far (Man I hate Meowth’s Japanese voice) and I’m really enjoying this season. The first gym battle was intense as hell. The animation overhaul of battles are much better. I’m going to stick to Japanese as the story between Ash and Serena is too interesting to wait for NA to catch up.

    I’ve grown to all of their JP voices, cept Meowth. Citron’s reason for joining Ash is by far the best/funniest I’ve seen in any reasoning of why a gym leader joins him.

  • Yan Zhao

    Shame how they completely skipped Black/White 2’s female protagonist for the anime. I liked her design the most :<

  • hawk222

    Nice cover! Here’s hoping that’s the theme song for the new series! (If it is, I won’t bother muting the TV while the theme song plays this time around.)

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