Pokémon the Series: XY is the seventeenth overall season and the first season of the XY series. It features Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as they venture into the Kalos region where they meet new friends, Clemont and Bonnie, and where Ash reunites with his childhood friend, Serena. Ash will catch new Kalos Pokémon, and make new rivals along the way to compete in the Kalos League and learning about the secrets of Mega Evolution. It began airing in Japan in October 17, 2013 and in North America on October 19, 2013 as a sneak preview and on January 18, 2014 in sequence.
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin
We've Arrived in the Kalos Region! The Beginning of Dreams and Adventures!!
Ash arrives in the Kalos Region with Alexa. Alexa reveals her sister is a Kalos Gym Leader, but she seems to be away.
Lumiose City Pursuit!
Mega Evolution and the Prism Tower!
Ash heads to Professor Sycamore's laboratory, where he discovers the professor is examining a Garchomp. Team Rocket eavesdrops on their conversation and tries to steal the Garchomp for themselves.
A Battle of Aerial Mobility!
Froakie VS Fletchling! Aerial Battle Maneuvers!!
After Ash registers for the Kalos League, he encounters a Pokémon called Dedenne and a Fletchling. His newly captured Froakie does his best to battle.
A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!
Pikachu and Dedenne! Nuzzle!!
Clemont tries to capture the Dedenne that keeps stealing their food.
A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!
The Santalune Gym Battle! The Magnificent Vivillon's Dance Battle!!
Ash and his new group of friends finally meet up with Alexa in Santalune City, where she introduces Ash to her sister, the Gym Leader Viola. Ash has his first Gym Battle in the Kalos Region, but he is defeated when Viola's Bug-type Pokémon put up a good fight. Afterwards, an old friend reunites with Ash.
"Battling on Thin Ice!"
(The Icy Rematch! Pikachu vs. Viviyon!!)
Ash challenges Viola to a rematch. He is now ready for Surskit's battleground freezing strategy.
"Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!"
(Leave it to Serena!? The Wild Sihorn Race!)
Ash is introduced to the world of Rhyhorn racing. Serena, whose mother is a famous Rhyhorn racer, coaches Ash in the upcoming race. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has their sights on capturing Pikachu and the Racing Rhyhorn.
(The Pokémon Trimmer and Trimmian!)
In the next town, the guidebook reveals that it is home to Charisma Trimmers. Charisma Trimmers are people whose expertise is styling the Pokémon Furfrou. Jessica is a Charisma Trimmer in training. Jessica is having problems with her confidence, which is only exacerbated by the expert Charisma Trimmer Moussalli. Moussalli is not all who she appears to be.
"Clemont's Got a Secret!"
(Capture Miare Gym! Citron's Secret!!)
Upon returning to Lumiose City, the group meets up with Clemont's and Bonnie's father, Meyer, who reveals to Ash and Serena that Clemont is Lumiose City's Gym Leader. Meyer also reveals that Clembot is a robot Clemont had built to look after the gym in his absence. Clembot has gone haywire. Ash and Clemont infiltrate the gym to beat the Clembot in a Pokémon battle to take back the Lumiose Gym.
"Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!"
(Harimaron vs. Mega Mega Nyarth!!)
Before heading to Cyllage City, the group decides to stop by the Sycamore Pokémon Lab. Team Rocket decides to kidnap Professor Sycamore as well as Serena and Bonnie to pry the professor's mind for the secrets behind Mega Evolution. Meanwhile, Ash and Clemont have to deal with a gluttonous little Chespin with a penchant for macarons.
"The Bamboozling Forest!" (The Bamboo Forest Chase! Yancham and Goronda!!)While on their journey, the group stops for lunch when they are interrupted by two Pancham. When Team Rocket attacks, the Pokémon get separated from their trainers. As Ash and his friends try to reach Pikachu, Team Rocket tries capturing Pikachu again. However, they cross paths with a Pangoro along the way.
"To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!" (Capture the Pokémon Buyer! The Kofuurai Impersonation Plan!!)While heading towards the next city, the group sees a man escaping from Officer Jenny and along the way find a Scatterbug that fell out of the man's truck. It turns out that the man is a Pokémon poacher who has been capturing Vivillon of different patterns. Ash and his friends decide to help Jenny catch him.
"Kindergarten Chaos!" (Nymphia vs. Keromatsu! Kindergarten Chaos!!)Ash and his friends come across a girl named Penelope who asks to battle Ash. If she wins then Ash has to go out with her.
"Seeking Shelter From the Storm!" (The Spooky Shelter! Nyasper Is Watching!!)When Ash and his friends are caught in a rain storm, they find a nearby abandoned mansion to take refuge. Unbeknownst to them, Team Rocket has also taken refuge in the same place as well. Both groups are frightened by strange occurrences through the house, which is all centered on a mysterious shadow.
"An Appetite for Battle!" (Harimaron vs. Mafoxy! A Diet Battle!?)Chespin gets fat after eating so many of Serena's macarons. Clemont decides to put it on a diet by making an exercise machine and have it exercise through Pokémon Battles. Chespin is not making progress.
"A Jolting Switcheroo!" (Dedenne Is Pichu and Pichu Is Dedenne...!?)Bonnie and another girl's bags get mixed up. This leaves the other girl with Clemont's Dedenne and Bonnie with the girl's Pichu.
"A Rush of Ninja Wisdom!" (Keromatsu Against Gekogahshier! Ninja Battle!!)Ash and his friends meet up with Ninja Trainer Sanpei who owns a Frogadier. Ash challenges Sanpei to a series of ninja-training exercises. Froakie learns a new move.
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"Awakening the Sleeping Giant!" (Wake Up Kabigon! It's a Battle in the Parfum Palace!!)In Camphrier Town, Ash and his friends come across a Snorlax blocking their path. The local King Shabboneau has a Poké Flute that will wake it, but it was stolen by the selfish Princess Allie of Parfum Palace. Ash tries to retrieve it, but the princess demands a Pokémon Battle.
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"A Conspiracy to Conquer!" (The Conspiracy of Madame X! The Calamanero of Fear!!)Team Rocket gets brainwashed by the mysterious "Madame X" and her Malamar. Only Meowth is able to escape. Meowth goes to Ash and his friends for help. When Pikachu is captured and brainwashed as well, Ash, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, and Meowth go to save him and Team Rocket. However, everyone but Ash and Meowth gets brainwashed. This leaves them with no idea on how to stop Madame X.
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"Breaking Titles at the Chateau!" (Challenge the Battle Chateau! Viola vs. Zakuro!!)Ash and his friends make it to the Battle Chateau. They participate in some matches at the Battle Chateau. They wait for the battle between Viola and Cyllage City's Gym Leader Grant.
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"A PokéVision of Things to Come!" (It's a Debut! Serena and Fokko's PokéVision!!)After watching a popular celebrity making a "PokéVision" video with her Pokémon, Serena tries to make one with her Fennekin.
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"Going for the Gold!" (Catch the Golden Koiking!)Ash and his friends make it to Ambrette Town and marvel at its aquarium. They meet the aquarium's director Rodman and his partner Clauncher. They try to help him complete the aquarium's collection by capturing a gold-colored Magikarp.
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"Coming Back into the Cold!" (The Aurora Bonds! Amarus and Amaruruga!)Ash, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie meet up with Alexa again. She is covering the new fossil exhibit at the Ambrette Town Museum. All of them meet the revived fossil Pokémon Amaura and Aurorus in the museum's cold storage. However, Team Rocket arrives to steal Amaura. This leaves Ash and his friends on a rescue mission.
"Climbing the Walls!" (Shōyō Gym Battle! Pikachu Against Chigoras!!)Ash and his friends make it to Cyllage City. Ash plans on challenging the Gym Leader Grant. Having already seen his strategy of Rock Tomb with his Onix at the Battle Chateau, Ash plans on having Froakie face the Rock Pokémon in battle. Ash's Pikachu battles against Tyrunt.
"A Battle by Any Other Name!" (Peroppafu and Peroream!! The Sweet Battle Isn't Sweet!?)While on the road, Serena makes some Poké Puffs for Pikachu and Fennekin. Her cooking skills are insulted by Miette, who has the Meringue Pokémon Slurpuff. The two decide to head to the next town to hold a Poké Puffs Contest to see who is the better pastry chef.
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"To Find a Fairy Flower!" (Flabébé and the Fairy Flower!)"While brushing out her hair, Bonnie tries a new flower accessory. Bonnie discovers that a Flabébé is latching onto it because she has lost her Fairy Flower. The gang tries to help Flabébé get a new Fairy Flower, but it appears the season is over.
"The Bonds of Evolution!" (Champion Carnet Appears! The Mega Sirknight in the Fog!!)Upon arriving in the next town, Ash learns that the Kalos Region Champion, Diantha, will be holding an exhibition match. The exhibition match tickets are already sold out to his dismay. The gang meets Professor Sycamore over there. He introduces them to Diantha who has volunteered to help him with his research on Mega Evolution. She also allows Ash a friendly match. Ash's Pikachu battles against Diantha's Gardevoir. Diantha shows them the power of Mega Evolution when Team Rocket kidnaps her Gardevoir.
"Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!" (Ta-Da! The Fake Satoshi Appears!!)Ash, Serena, and Bonnie must find out who has been impersonating them in the town they have just arrived in.
"Mega Revelations!" (Corni and Lucario! The Secrets of Mega Evolution!!)Ash and his friends meet up with Korrina and her Lucario. They soon discover that she is the Shalour City Gym Leader. Korrina seems to possess a Key Stone.
"The Cave of Trials!" (Lucario vs. Bursyamo! The Cave of Trials!!)Ash, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie help Korrina and her Lucario find the Mega Stone Lucarionite in Geosenge Town's caves. They come face to face with a Blaziken protecting the caves.