Pokémon - Advanced Challenge
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Pokémon - Advanced Challenge

A shadow hovers over Ash, May, and friends as they continue their journey through the Hoenn region, and it’s not just that of Mt. Chimney—both Team Magma and Team Aqua put plans into action with our heroes caught in the middle! When not foiling evil schemes, Ash and May chase their personal goals, with Ash battling for three more Gym Badges and May winning her first three Contest Ribbons. The group also gains new Pokémon like Torkoal and Bulbasaur, but could they be too much to handle?

Genres: Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Production Companies : The Summit Media Group, Inc., Shogakukan Production, The Pokémon Company, Nintendo, TV Tokyo, 4Kids Entertainment

Alternative Titles : Pokémon, Pokémon, Pokémon, ポケモン, 神奇寶貝, Bảo Bối Thần Kì Pokémon

Networks: TV Tokyo

Quality: HD FullHD UltraHD

Rating: 6.8

Casts: Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Otani, Unsho Ishizuka, Daiki Yamashita

Episode Lists
Episode 1 : What You Seed is What You Get

Ash and friends are leaving Mauville City, but Ash wants to go to the Pokémon Gym in Lavaridge Town while May wants to compete in a Pokémon Contest at Fallarbor Town. Max discovers the two towns are close to each other, so they decide on Fallarbor Town first. Team Rocket stumbles into a huge wate ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 2 : Love at First Flight

Ash and friends are still on their way to Fallarbor Town and stop by Lake May for a rest, where they spot an Illumise and some Volbeat practicing for the May Festival. The Volbeat Trainer, Romeo, is a big klutz, and he causes an accident that sends all of the Pokémon crashing into the water. Ash an ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 3 : Let Bagons Be Bagons

Ash and friends are headed to Fallarbor Town when they are nearly hit by a Bagon jumping off a cliff. Ash sends out Taillow to attack the Bagon, but a girl named Michelle leaps out to accuse them of launching a sneak attack. After learning Bagon was at fault, Michelle apologizes and explains that he ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 4 : The Princess and the Togepi

Ash and friends welcome an old friend—Misty! She's received an invitation to a Togepi Festival, and is soon greeted by Team Rocket disguised as the operating committee for the festival. They escort Misty and Togepi inside a large building, which turns out to be a concealed zeppelin. Ash and friend ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 5 : A Togepi Mirage!

Shedinja attacks Misty and friends, but they are protected by Togepi using Safeguard. Everyone is then transported into the Togepi Paradise, located inside the mirage floating above the temple. There they find a group of sick Togepi. It is explained that Togepi are only well based on the emotions of ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 6 : Candid Camerupt!

Ash and his friends are walking through the desert when they pass out because of the heat. They are rescued by the Winstrate Family, who in return for the hospitality offered, want to have a Pokémon battle between the four Winstrates and all four of the kids. Team Rocket also faints in the desert, ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 7 : I Feel Skitty!

May is practicing for her next Pokémon Contest, when Torchic finds a Skitty in the bushes. May wants to catch it, but it's too sick to battle. Brock leads the group to the Greenhouse, where Skitty can be healed using Aromatherapy. Eliza the therapist shows the kids her fragrance collection and use ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 8 : ZigZag Zangoose!

Ash and friends are traveling when a Zangoose runs up in front of them. It is followed by its Trainer, their old friend Nicolai. Ash challenges Nicolai to a Pokémon battle. The battle is being watched by Team Rocket. Jessie sends out her Seviper (to steal Pikachu), but Zangoose senses it and the t ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 9 : Maxxed Out!

Ash and friends stop at a Pokémon Center where May's Skitty pops out of its Poké Ball and causes trouble. A kid that looks a lot like comes up to yell at them—and his name is also Max! The two Maxes get into a fight. May and Max run into the other Max outside, saying hello to his Surskit. To av ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 10 : Pros and Con Artists

May and friends finally arrive in Fallarbor Town, ready for the next Pokémon Contest. There are already a lot of coordinators there, including one named Grace with a Medicham. Grace already has 3 ribbons, and shows off her Medicham's special combo. May tries practicing combos with her Beautifly, b ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 11 : Come What May!

May is competing in her second Pokémon Contest and manages to make it to the next round along with Drew, Grace, and a disguised Jessie. Jessie has attached a device to her Dustox that produces beautiful rainbows when it performs an attack, making the attack even more beautiful. May battles against ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 12 : Cheer Pressure

Ash meets an old friend: Thatcher from Mt. Lighthouse! He's a member of a pep squad school that cheers at Pokémon battles, led by a man named Sheridan. A disguised Team Rocket offers Sheridan money to cheer for their Pokémon battles. To test the effectiveness of the cheering, Brock and Ash offer ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 13 : Game Winning Assist

Ash and friends are fleeing a group of rampaging Slugma along the Fiery Path, when they escape down a hill and end up on a Numel ranch. They are greeted by the owner Julie and her Furret. Brock and Max offer to help with the chores on the ranch while Julie and May have a Pokémon battle. May looks ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 14 : Fight for the Meteorite

The gang rushes to the cable car headed up Mt. Chimney, boarding it just in time along with a disguised Team Rocket. As the car travels upward, they spy both a red helicopter and a gray helicopter. Professor Cosmo is on the mountain, searching for a recently-fallen meteorite. Team Magma and Team Aq ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 15 : Poetry Commotion!

Ash and friends arrive in Lavaridge Town. Ash heads straight for the Gym, where the Gym Leader Flannery is running around on fire. Brock uses Mudkip to douse the flames, and everyone goes inside for the Gym battle. The battlefield is a mess, so they need to clean up first. They find out Flannery ju ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 16 : Going, Going, Yawn!

Ash uses Corphish in his Gym battle with Flannery. Flannery chooses Magcargo first, which is defeated by Corphish's Crabhammer. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is digging a tunnel to steal Magcargo and Pikachu during the battle, but they accidentally hit a pipe and are sent blasting off into a hot spring. ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 17 : Going for a Spinda

Ash decides to head to Petalburg City for his next Gym battle. On the road, the gang runs into a group of Spinda. A pretty girl named Claire approaches, and Brock's reaction to her scares all the Spinda away. She is looking for her lucky Spinda, which has a heart-shaped mark on its face. Ash and fri ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 18 : All Torkoal, No Play

Ash and friends are walking through the Valley of Steel on their way to Petalburg Gym when they encounter a Torkoal being attacked by a Skarmory and several Magnemite. May's Skitty and Torchic drive the Steel-type Pokémon away. The Pokémon of the Valley of Steel turn out to be very territorial, a ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 19 : Manectric Charge

Ash and friends return to Mauville City, where they encounter a carnival run by Team Rocket. They let all their Pokémon out to enjoy the festivities, and Team Rocket tries to steal them. Wattson and Watt arrive to help fight off the thieves, and after the battle Wattson's Electrike evolves into a M ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 20 : Delcatty Got Your Tongue

The kids are on their way to Verdanturf Town when they are waylaid by another Team Rocket scheme. May and friends successfully fight them off, but during the battle Skitty is blasted by Torkoal's smoke, losing its voice. May brings Skitty to the nearby Pokémon clinic in Foothill Town. They meet Dr ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 21 : Disaster of Disguise

Drew loses a Pokémon battle to the mysterious "Phantom," a masked Pokémon Trainer using a Dusclops. Because of the injuries sustained by his Roselia, Drew has to drop out of the Pokémon Contest in Verdanturf Town. May is there to compete with her Skitty, and while practicing she is challenged to ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 22 : Disguise Da Limit

Timmy (aka "Phantom") arrives late to register for the Pokémon Contest, because his mother gave him lots of homework to do. His father let him go, and confronts the mother when she comes to check on Timmy. Jessie is competing under an alias in the Contest, and her Dustox takes the lead in the firs ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 23 : Take the Lombre Home

Ash and friends are headed to Petalburg City so he can earn his fifth Gym badge. They fall into yet another Team Rocket scheme to steal Pikachu but are saved by a wild Solrock. The kids arrive at a nearby village where the stream has completely dried up. They send out their Water-type Pokémon to s ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 24 : True Blue Swablu

A tree inhabited by Swablu and Altaria is struck by lightning during a thunderstorm, and one of the Swablu fails to fly away before the tree crashes. The next morning, May and friends are walking through the woods when they find the wounded Swablu. Swablu puts the kids to sleep with Sing, but Torch ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 25 : Gulpin it Down!

Ash and friends are in a town close to Petalburg City, when their picnic is gobbled up by a passing Gulpin. They overhear an emergency announcement instructing everyone to evacuate. The kids and a local shopkeeper are accosted by a large group of Gulpin. Officer Jenny saves them, bringing the frien ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 26 : Exploud and Clear

Ash and friends are eating lunch in the woods when they notice that Treecko has wandered off. After failing to convince the Grass-type to come down from a tree, lunch is disrupted by a rampaging Loudred. Its Trainer, Guy finally catches up with his Pokémon and makes it stop. Ash and Guy decide tha ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 27 : Go Go Ludicolo!

Ash and friends are almost to Petalburg City. Ash can't wait to battle Gym Leader Norman, while May and Max look forward to seeing their parents again. They remind Ash that he needs to pick three Pokémon to battle with, so Ash calls all of his out to decide. After trying to get oranges out of a tr ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 28 : A Double Dilemma

The friends arrive in North Petalburg and stop by the Pokémon Center, where May and Max are quickly recognized as the children of Norman. The siblings are swamped by an adoring crowd. Ash and Brock manage to escape and wander off. Team Rocket arrives in town and they decide to disguise themselves ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 29 : Love, Petalburg Style!

Ash and friends finally arrive in Petalburg City. Ash heads to the Pokémon Center (PC) to take care of his team while everyone else visits May and Max's house. At the PC, Ash sees Norman talking to Nurse Joy. At the house, Norman's wife Caroline makes everyone lunch, and she seems very upset. The ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 30 : Balance of Power

Ash challenges Gym Leader Norman for a badge. While they battle, Team Rocket is busy digging a tunnel under the Gym. Norman's Slakoth begins with Hidden Power, and Pikachu can't hit it. Pikachu is then immobilized by Slakoth's Blizzard, so Ash switches the Electric-type out for Torkoal. Torkoal tak ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 31 : A Six Pack Attack!

Ash and friends decide to visit Professor Birch. On the road they are nearly run over by Birch in his jeep, on his way to the port to pick up Professor Oak. Ash and Brock join him, while May and Max head to his lab. May and Max are admiring the Hoenn starter Pokémon at the lab (Treecko, Mudkip, an ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 32 : The Bicker the Better

The kids are on their way to Fortree City, but May is delaying them. Ash starts to argue with her, and the two kids continue to bicker as they walk. They are interrupted by a couple named Andi and Oscar, who challenge May and Ash to a tag battle. Ash uses Corphish and May uses Skitty, facing off ag ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 33 : Grass Hysteria!

Ash and friends are lost in a forest when they are attacked by a Skarmory that kidnaps May. It drops May on the other side of a tall fence, and several hooded men prevent Ash, Brock, and Max from pursuing. The Skarmory drops May on the ground, where she saves a Bulbasaur from falling off a cliff. A ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 34 : Hokey Poké Balls!

The kids arrive in a city where May lets her Bulbasaur to enjoy the scenery. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is at the Pokémon Center (PC) making "repairs" to the transporter machine. Upon arrival at the PC, Ash calls Professor Oak. They decide that Ash's and May's Bulbasaur should meet, so Oak transports ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 35 : Whiscash and Ash

The kids have stopped at a lakeside camp site on their way to Fortree City. Ash trips and drops his badge case into the lake, where it is eaten up by a giant Whiscash. Ash dives in after the Pokémon but gets caught in some reeds instead. Ash is pulled out of the water by a fisherman named Sullivan ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 36 : Me, Myself and Time

The kids are crossing a mountain in the fog, and Ash trips and slides down a cliff with Pikachu. He encounters a mysterious woman singing a strange song. Pikachu stops a Baltoy from spinning off a cliff. Its Trainer, a girl named Callista, arrives and explains that she is searching for ancient arti ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 37 : A Fan with a Plan!

May is headed for the Rubello Town Pokémon Contest, where at least one ribbon is needed to enter. She runs into Drew, and both of them are mobbed by the Mothers for Pokémon—a group of women who adore Pokémon Coordinators. One of them, Savannah, is a Coordinator herself, and will be competing in ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 38 : Cruisin' for a Losin'

The Rubello Pokémon Contest begins! Savannah is still nervous, but May is overconfident. Both of them do well in the first round performances, and while waiting in the locker room, May brags that once you have at least one ribbon, all the rest come easily. Drew tells her off. Jessie tries to enter ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 39 : Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend

Team Rocket talks to Giovanni on the video phone, and he yells at them for not making progress, threatening to replace the three of them. The kids are eating breakfast when Skitty runs off and encounters a Spoink that has lost its pearl. The Spoink shows how it rolled away, so the kids help look ar ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 40 : That's Just Swellow

Outside Crossgate Town, the kids meet a Trainer named Shane and his Swablu. He is practicing for the PokéRinger competition, a contest where flying Pokémon battle in the sky to capture a ring and place it on the goal post. Ash and May both sign up with Taillow and Beautifly. Meanwhile, Team Rocke ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 41 : Take This House and Shuppet

Team Rocket crash lands in front of a mansion, and start to argue. But a beam fired by a Shuppet hidden in the bushes calms them down. They enter the mansion in search of food, but the door locks behind them. They start to argue again, but are again calmed by Shuppet. Ash and friends are lost outsi ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 42 : A Shroomish Skirmish

Ash and friends have stopped for lunch, and Brock has made food for all of their Pokémon. Corphish eats up its share quickly, so it snatches up Torchic's food. Corphish and Torchic start to fight, firing furious blasts of Bubblebeam and Ember at each other. Team Rocket is starving, and they end up ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 43 : Unfair Weather Friends

Ash and the gang are headed to Fortree City when it starts raining and then snowing. They run for shelter and meet a Castform who leads them onward. The gang is greeted by two scientists from the nearby Weather Institute, Bart and Millie. Brock feels absolutely nothing for the attractive Millie, whi ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 44 : Who's Flying Now?

Ash and friends climb the steps to the Fortree City Gym—only to find out that the Gym Leader is busy in town with the Feather Carnival. Ash quickly heads to the carnival, where Winona is riding her Skarmory above the city. Team Rocket is also at the carnival, and James laments the time he saw a C ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 45 : Sky High Gym Battle!

Ash begins his Gym battle with Winona by sending out Grovyle against her Altaria. Grovyle takes out Altaria with Leaf Blade. Next up is Pelipper, a Water-and-Flying-type so Ash counters with the Electric-type Pikachu. Pelipper uses Steel Wing on the ground, and Pikachu uses Thunderbolt with no effec ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 46 : Lights, Camerupt, Action!

Ash is ready for his next badge—which means heading to Mossdeep City. To get there, Ash and friends will need to take the ferry in Lilycove City. On their way there, the kids encounter a Trainer named Elijah and his Camerupt, stuck in a river. They help get Camerupt out, and Elijah explains that h ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 47 : Crazy as a Lunatone

Ken and Mary of the Pokémon Mystery Club (PMC) are once again looking for a Pokémon from outer space, checking the site of a meteor crash. A Lunatone emerges and zaps them, erasing their memories of the encounter. Meanwhile, Ash and friends reach Volley Town, finding it strangely deserted. They w ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 48 : The Garden of Eatin'

The kids have stopped by the Banana Slakoth Garden on their way to Lilycove City, but the gate is closed and the trees have no fruit on them. When they meet the director, a man named Marcel, they find out a Snorlax came down from the mountains looking for food, and has been eating all of the bananas ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 49 : A Scare to Remember!

As Ash and friends walk to Lilycove City, a tree comes crashing down in front of them—pushed over by Team Rocket in their newest giant robot! They have Pikachu in hand, when the robot begins to sink into the ground and crumple. It explodes, sending everyone flying. The kids find themselves stuck ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 50 : Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry

The kids finally arrive in Lilycove City, and Ash is starving. They decide to head to a restaurant that serves omelets, but Pikachu runs off, leading them to the berry market. In the berry market, they meet a Pokémon Coordinator named Kelly and her Grumpig. Kelly is buying berries to make PokéBloc ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 51 : Lessons in Lilycove

Combusken's Fire Spin is spiraling out of control in the Lilycove Contest Hall. Combusken protects May, who takes control by having the Fire- and Fighting-type unleash a fireball and perform Sky Uppercut. The performance earns May a decent, but lowered score for losing control in the first place. M ... [ View More ... ]

Episode 52 : Judgment Day

The kids are running for the ferry to Lilycove and jump on the boat they see leaving only to discover it's actually a boat to Bomba Island. Once they arrive on the island, they meet a young Trainer named Jimmy and his Wartortle, Charmeleon, and Ivysaur. Jimmy is a student at the Pokémon Battle Judg ... [ View More ... ]