Pokémon - Season 16

Saturday 8:30 AM on Cartoon Network Premiered Sep 08, 1998 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening
  • Strong Strategy Steals the Show!

    The third round of the qualifying rounds at the Vertress Conference start off with a battle between Ash and Stephan. The two rivals are ready to face each other again and start the battle off with Krookodile and Liepard. The two rivals show off their impressive new moves and battle strategies as the battle rages on. After giving it everything they got, the battle ends up with a head to head match of Krookodile vs Sawk. With the chance to make it to the Quarter-finals at stake, neither trainer will give an inch.

  • Mission: Defeat Your Rival!

    The first round of the Vertress Conference rages on as Ash and Trip are locked in a fierce battle. No matter what Ash does Trip seems to have the upper hand and Serperior is able to counter everything he can do. Just when things seem to look bleak, Ash manages to think up some clever ways to use Pikachu's Iron Tail to free himself from Serperior, and then combine it with Electro ball to defeat Serperior. With Trip defeated, Ash manages to advance to the second round along with Bianca, Cameron, Virgil, and Stephan. The second round soon begins with the first match being Cameron vs Bianca. The battle gets off to a great start but only one will win and advance.

  • Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!

    Ash and friends arrive at a fair celebrating the Kanto region. This immediately makes Ash excited and makes him remember his home region.

  • There's a New Gym Leader in Town!

    Ash and friends arrive in Aspertia City where they learn that a new Pokémon Gym has just recently opened up. Upon arriving at the Gym they also discover that it is a trainer's school and they tour the school to see hat the young students are learning. Later on, Ash challenges the Gym Leader, Cheren, to an unofficial Gym Battle.

  • Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!

    Ash and friends arrive in Opelucid City where Iris is set to battle Drayden. She quickly becomes overwhelmed with this thought and runs to a nearby tower and climbs all the way to the top, causing panic to the people below. When Iris cools down and comes down to the ground, the group run into a lady named Martha who used to be Iris's dorm adviser when she attended Opelucid Academy. Martha gives everyone a brief tour and lunch at the academy before bringing everyone to meet Drayden. Iris is finally feeling confident enough to take on Drayden. The first round of the match ends up being Haxorus vs. Excadrill, the same battle that Iris and Drayden had many years ago. Although now Iris is sure the battle will be different, but Drayden still has some tricks up his sleeve.

  • To Catch a Rotom!
    To Catch a Rotom!
    Episode 31

    Ash and friends meet up with Professor Oak who has come to the Decolore Islands to research the Pokémon Rotom.

  • New Places... Familiar Faces!

    With the Vertress Conference over, Ash and friends head back to Nuvema Town to see Professor Juniper. While on the road there they meet a girl named Nanette who is nervous about almost everything. A short time later Nanette comes to Juniper's lab where she reveals that she is about to start her Pokémon journey. After some over-thinking, she decides to start her journey with Tepig. Nanette is worried that Tepig might not listen to her so Ash, Iris, and Cilan decide to have a tag battle with her. However, some familiar faces return to crash the battle.

  • The Island of Illusions!

    Ash and friends arrive on a island where Giant Pokémon are said to live.

  • The Light of Floccesy Ranch!

    Ash and friends stumble across Floccesy Ranch, which just so happens to be the next target of Team Rocket.

  • Crowning the Scalchop King!

    Ash and friends arrive on an island where a Scalchop tournament is about to be held.

  • Cameron's Secret Weapon!

    Ash and Cameron's quarter-final battle gets off to a dramatic start with Cameron beginning the battle with his secret weapon: Hydreigon! Despite Ash's strategies, Hydreigon quickly puts Ash at a disadvantage by defeating two of his Pokémon fairly quickly. However, with his trusty Pignite, Ash manages to defeat the Brutal Pokémon. Despite this setback, Cameron manages to keep Ash on edge throughout the battle. As the battle nears its end, Cameron puts all his faith in Riolu to get him to the next round.

  • Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!

    Cynthia informs everyone of the location of the Unova League, and so Ash and friends leave her villa bound for their desination. When they stop to take a lunch break Pignite and Oshawott get into a fight which causes Emolga to be sent flying off into the woods. Upon finding Emolga, a group of girls who were near where Emolga crashed begin insulting everyone's Pokémon saying they are not beautiful. This infuriates Iris, who decides to follow the girls to their headquarters, get in disguise, and teach them a lesson.

  • Saving Braviary
    Saving Braviary
    Episode 17

    Ash and friends are reunited with N who is trying to stop Team Plasma from stealing a Braviary

  • Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!

    Team Plasma launch an attack on a nearby city.

  • A Unova League Evolution!

    Cameron's Riolu has evolved into Lucario, giving the battle a new twist. With just Pikachu and Lucario left to battle, Ash and Cameron pull out all the stops and launch attack after attack to try and defeat the other trainer. Despite Ash and Pikachu's strong will and resolve, ultimately Camereon and Lucario win the battle, advancing them to the Top 4. However, the real test for Cameron still lies ahead. As the semi-finals begin, Cameron must now battle Virgil to see who will go onto the final round and potential win the Vertess Conference.

  • Butterfree and Me!
    Butterfree and Me!
    Episode 33

    Ash and friends come across a Caterpie that wants to evolve.

  • The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!

    Ash and friends meet a Pokemon Rescue Team.

  • Mystery on a Deserted Island!

    Ash and friends follow Alexa to a deserted island to help solve the mystery of a sunken ship.

  • The Name's N!
    The Name's N!
    Episode 13

    Ash and friends are on their way to visit the elder Professor Juniper at the White Ruins. While docked a port, they meet a man who goes by the name of N. Although he appears to be friendly at first, he soon reveals that he can't stand the thought of Pokémon battling and being forced to do what they are told by humans. As the ship sets sail once again, Ash and Iris decide to have a battle. However, Team Rocket is lurking nearby and have a new plan for capturing Pikachu.

  • Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!

    Ash and friends leave the Unova bound for Kanto.

  • Team Eevee and the Pokemon Rescue Squad!

    While on the way to Vertress City, Ash and friends discover a roadblock. Ash and Iris just decided to climb over the rocks, but they soon give way, causing them to fall off the cliff. Just then a guy comes by and uses his Espeon to save the two. He introduces himself as Virgil, a trainer who works with his family to perform rescues for nearby residents. After finding out he owns all the evolutions of Eevee, Ash decides to follow him to his family's house to see all of them. While there they learn that a group of wild Cryogonal have frozen up the nearby lake and dam. When Virgil's brother becomes trapped by the Cryogonal, Virgil, Ash, Iris, and Cilan head in to solve the problem.

  • Lost at the League!

    As the Unova League rages on, Ash, Cameron, Virgil, and Stephan all manage to progress through both the second and third rounds. With a day of rest ahead of them, everyone decides to relax and prepare for the fourth round. While walking through the stadium, Axew wanders off from Iris and becomes lost. Bianca and Virgil join Ash, Iris, and Cilan as they begin to search for Axew. Even the Pokémon begin searching for Axew. However, Oshawott's appetite gets the group in trouble with a Garbodor and some Trubbish. Meanwhile, Axew ends up being caught up with a group of over celebrating league fans.

  • Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!

    Ash and friends stumble upon a sinister plot.

  • The Path That Leads to Goodbye!

    Ash and Iris get into an argument and go their separate ways.

  • Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!

    Team Rocket attempt to sabotage Team Plasma.

  • Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!

    Ash, Iris, and Cilan arrive in the Kanto region.

  • Secrets From Out of the Fog!

    Ash and friends are transported into a scared forest where two woman named Anthea and Concordia heal N from his injuries. The two demand that Ash, Iris, and Cilan leave immediately, but N tells them Ash and his friends are Pokémon lovers too and can stay at the secret hideout. With everyone out of harms way, N, Anthea, and Concordia reveal their pasts to everyone and reveal what Team Plasma is after. Meanwhile, Team Plasma are on the hunt for N, and when they find out how to get into the forest, an all out battle ensues.

  • What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!

    Team Plasma summons Reshiram as part of their ultimate plan.

  • A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!

    While heading to the Village of Dragons, Ash and friends come across two brothers named Soren and Rocko who want to have a battle. The two of them are tag battle partners who work well together. Ash and Cilan battle them, and after some very close calls with the duo's tag moves, manage to defeat them. The two brothers become saddened, not knowing what to do now that they have lost. Cilan suggests that the two of them find Water-type Pokémon so they can complete their tag battle strategy. With this in mind everyone heads off to a nearby river hoping to find some Water-type Pokémon.

  • Survival of the Striaton Gym!

    An Ice-type trainer comes to defeat Cilan.

  • A Pokémon of a Different Color!

    Ash and friends arrive on an island where they run into Blackthorn Gym Leader Clair who is looking for her Dragonite.

  • Celebrating the Hero's Comet!

    Ash and friends arrive on an island where there is said to be some secret in the nearby ruins.

  • Danger, Sweet as Honey!

    Ash and friends arrive at an island famous for its honey and end up in one of Team Rocket's traps.

  • A Village Homecoming!

    Ash and friends arrive in Iris's hometown, the Village of Dragons. There Iris quickly reunites with her best friend Shannon, and goes to meet the Village Elder. The Village Elder is pleased to see Iris and happy that she has been doing well on her journey. While visiting with Shannon at her house, one of her two Zweilous suddenly evolves into Hydreigon. The sudden evolution causes Hydreigon to panic and start attacking randomly. Iris decides to use her ability to communicate with Dragon Pokémon and try and stop it. Meanwhile, someone from Iris's past has been watching these events unfold.

  • The Dream Continues!

    Ash and Alexa arrive in Pallet Town. Ash must decide what to do next on his Pokémon journey.

  • Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit!

    After an argument with Iris, Emolga runs away.

  • Searching for a Wish!

    Team Rocket set their sights on the Legendary Pokémon Jirachi.

  • Go, Go Gogoat!
    Go, Go Gogoat!
    Episode 41

    The group searches for Alexa's Gogoat when it wanders off.

  • Capacia Island UFO!
    Capacia Island UFO!
    Episode 36

    Ash and friends arrive on a island where a strange phenomenon is occurring.

  • The Pirates of Decolore!

    A group of water Pokémon cause trouble for the group.

  • Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!
  • Curtain Up, Unova League!

    Ash and friends arrive in Vertress City where the Unova League competition is about to start. They quickly reunite with rivals Bianca, Stephan, Cameron, Virgil, and Trip. The night before the competition Ash can hardly sleep as he is excited for the tournament. The next day the first round matches are revealed. As Bianca, Cameron, Stephan, and Virgil head off to battle, Ash and Trip are matched up right away! The battle soon begins with Pikachu vs Serperior, the same as the duo's first battle. Knowing how powerful Serperior is, Ash is both excited and nervous and hopes to defeat Trip and advance to the next round.

  • Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!

    Team Plasma launch their full assault upon the White Ruins.

  • The Journalist from Another Region!

    Ash and friends meet a trainer and journalist named Alexa who is from the Kalos region.

  • Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!

    Ash and friends finally arrive at the White Ruins.