The BEST episodes of Pokémon Chronicles

Every episode of Pokémon Chronicles ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Pokémon Chronicles!

Housou tells the tales of many events that happen in parallel with Ash and his journey. The tales range from what his old Pokemon are doing in Prof. Oak's lab, to the origins and secrets of Team Rocket, and the lives of past trainers he met such as Kenji, Hiroshi, and Shigeru. Each episode tells a chapter in that person's life.

Last Updated: 9/16/2023Network: TV TokyoStatus: Ended
Of Meowth and Pokémon
8 votes

#1 - Of Meowth and Pokémon

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/4/2003

The Legend of Thunder! (Part 2)
27 votes

#2 - The Legend of Thunder! (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/30/2001

Jimmy has confronted Team Rocket agents Attila and Hun, who are about to capture Raikou with the help of the electricity-absorbing Miracle Crystal device. Attila and Hun send out Skarmory and Steelix, catching Typhlosion in a Sandstorm attack and hitting it with Steel Wing. Jimmy's friend Marina sends in her Misdreavus for support, and Jimmy sends his Beedrill to damage Attila's capturing robot. Team Rocket finally retreats, leaving behind the injured Raikou. But even though Jimmy just wants to help, Raikou won't let anyone get close until it finally collapses and is taken to the Pokémon Center.

The Legend of Thunder! (Part 3)
15 votes

#3 - The Legend of Thunder! (Part 3)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/30/2001

With their friend Marina in Team Rocket's clutches, Jimmy and Vincent are in a panic. Jimmy remembers that Vincent can call Marina on her Poké Gear, but Hun has already taken it from her. However, Vincent can still trace the call to find Marina, and not a moment too soon: Team Rocket is setting up another Miracle Crystal trap for Raikou. Jimmy, Vincent, and Eugene find Team Rocket only moments before Raikou does, and this time, Raikou pounds the area with lightning while staying out of the Crystal's range. In the Chaos, Jimmy sends his Beedrill to rescue Marina by flying her out of Team Rocket's grasp.

The Legend of Thunder! (Part 1)
14 votes

#4 - The Legend of Thunder! (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/30/2001

A young Trainer named Jimmy and his Typhlosion are on a Pokémon journey, and their latest Pokémon battle results in victory over another Trainer and his Hitmonlee. Meanwhile, Team Rocket agents Attila and Hun have arrived at a Team Rocket base to view the Miracle Crystal. This invention can store electric energy and attract it as well—including Electric-type Pokémon. Jimmy, still on his journey, visits a Pokémon Center and he runs into an old friend, Marina, in the middle of a video conversation with their mutual friend Vincent. Marina wants to be a Trainer and a star performer, but when Jimmy tells her that's impossible, Marina challenges him to a 2-on-2 battle!

A Family that Battles Together Stays Together
16 votes

#5 - A Family that Battles Together Stays Together

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/3/2002

Brock returns home to Pewter City to find that the gym has been converted from a Rock gym to a Water gym, by his mother. Now Brock has to fight to get the gym restored to it's normal state. Meanwhile, Brock ends up leaving his Pokemon with his little brother. He is off to the Hoenn Region.

Pikachu's Winter Vacation (Christmas Night and Kanga Games)
19 votes

#6 - Pikachu's Winter Vacation (Christmas Night and Kanga Games)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/22/1998

Pikachu, Togepi, and more of Ash, Misty and Brock's Pokémon cause havoc on Christmas Eve. The Pokémon go exploring the mountain.

The Search for the Legend
19 votes

#7 - The Search for the Legend

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/28/2004

While taking a voyage on the SS Anne, Ritchie meets a trainer called Silver, who is on his way to battle Moltres with two Professors from the Bogus Fake University of Science. However, the "professors" are really Butch and Cassidy, and they want to capture Moltres for Team Rocket.

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Pikachu's Winter Vacation (Delibird's Dilemma and Snorlax Snowman)
16 votes

#8 - Pikachu's Winter Vacation (Delibird's Dilemma and Snorlax Snowman)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/22/2000

Ash's, Misty's, and Brock's Pokémon must find Santa's missing presents before midnight. A retelling of Frosty the Snowman, starring the same Pokémon and featuring a Snorlax-shaped snowman.

The Blue Badge of Courage
12 votes

#9 - The Blue Badge of Courage

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/25/2003

Sakura returns, asking Misty, ""could she battle her?"" Misty gladly approves, but she is out of badges. She goes to get some created, where she is taught herself, but she encounters trouble. Sakura helps battle the bad guys. Will she be able to win a Cascade Badge from Misty, though?

We're No Angels
13 votes

#10 - We're No Angels

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/17/2002

A village is in danger of a huge robot, about to ruin their crops. Team Rocket end up landing in the village, so the people, hope they will stop the robot, before any destruction of the crops. Jesse, James, and Meowth manage to stop the one robot, but more come leading to more complications. To add to the problems, a huge swarm of Taillow are flying in that direction.

Cerulean Blues
15 votes

#11 - Cerulean Blues

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/2002

Misty is glad to return to the Cerulean Gym. A gym leader for the gym has not appeared in a while, so the gym is in danger of closure. One of Misty's worst fears is a Gyarados, but now she has to cope with it because it is loose in the gym.

Trouble in Big Town
13 votes

#12 - Trouble in Big Town

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/24/2002

Meowth is trying to have a picnic. Then, he can have peace and quiet. It doesn't go that way, when some Pokemon knock it over. Meowth doesn't like this. He decides to look for his basket, in hope to regain it. Poor Meowth is still hungry. His food was eaten. What will he do now for food? He takes up work, delivering pizzas. He tries to take the easy way out, but it doesn't work out too well.

Those Darn Electabuzz!
14 votes

#13 - Those Darn Electabuzz!

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/21/2004

Casey meets the pitcher for her favourite baseball team, the Electabuzz. He left due to a shoulder injury, but has lost the fire to perform, while his Charizard has literally lost its fire and ability to fly. She must restore the fighting spirit to both of them.

13 votes

#14 - Oaknapped!

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/8/2003

Richie returns with a new Pokemon. Butch and Cassidy also come back (with new Pokemon), but they are up to no good. They capture Oak. It is up to Richie to save him. Later on, Richie thinks about traveling again, so he leaves to go to the Hoenn Region.

Showdown at the Oak Corral
13 votes

#15 - Showdown at the Oak Corral

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/14/2003

Butch and Cassidy, also members of Team Rocket, return. They are in search for Pokemon, but in Oak's lab. Will Ash be able to stop them? Meanwhile, guess who's back, the Magikarp Salesman. This time he tries to sell Pokemon to another person.

Training Daze
8 votes

#16 - Training Daze

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/30/2003

Jessie, James, and Meowth weren't always together. They once were solo. They were of youth and didn't know much about Pokemon. This episode explains how and what brought them as one team.

A Date With Delcatty
12 votes

#17 - A Date With Delcatty

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/2/2003

Misty receives a guest to the gym. This guest happens to be Casey, the girl who loves Electabuzz. Lily, Violet, and Daisy, sisters of Misty, also come back to manage the Cerulean Gym. Meanwhile, Cassidy and Butch are up to no good, again. They are looking to take someone's Pokemon, but they are defeated. It all ends well for everyone, except Misty, because she no longer is the leader of the Cerulean Gym.

Big Meowth, Little Dreams
13 votes

#18 - Big Meowth, Little Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/17/2003

With two days left in Big Town, Meowth gives up on his statue, and just wants to eat his tuna fish sandwich, which then mysteriously runs away from him. Then, the next day, he tries to woo a Skitty while the Pichu Brothers chase after an Azurill.

Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!
9 votes

#19 - Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl!

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/16/2004

Gary has become a Pokemon Researcher. He is trying to discover more facts and information about Pokemon. He meets an Aerodactyl, in which Team Rocket are looking in taking, since it is rare. Gary, Oak, and Tracey have to make sure Aerodactyl stays safe because Team Rocket have it.

Celebi and Joy!
8 votes

#20 - Celebi and Joy!

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/7/2003

Celebi is back. This time, it is spotted by Richie. He is able to indentify it, but he is wondering why it appeared to him. Richie is confused because Celebi guides him into the woods, where it's symbol of rememberance is located. What might be the reason, Celebi brought Richie with him?

Journey to the Starting Line!
8 votes

#21 - Journey to the Starting Line!

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/14/2003

A new Pokemon Trainer is coming. It will be his first Pokemon, but he doesn't know which Pokemon to choose. After a small incident, he selects a Pokemon. The trainer is excited with his new Pokemon and the journeys that they will experience.

Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!
8 votes

#22 - Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/14/2004

Misty and Daisy each have a new Luvdisc, but only one loves the other. To make matters worse, Butch and Cassidy steal them for Professor Nanba, who plans to use them to rid the world of love forever. Notable for the one of only three times that Butch is called by his proper name.