Pokmon The Series: Xy
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Pokémon the Series: XY is the seventeenth season of the Pokemon animated series and the first and titular season of Pokémon the Series: XY, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: XY . It is the first dubbed season to use the “Pokémon the Series” branding. The season follows the continuing adventures of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as they explore the Kalos region. Traveling in the Kalos region with their new friends – Clemont and his little sister Bonnie, along with Ash’s childhood friend Serena – the party discover new Pokémon and the mysterious Mega Evolutions.
The season originally aired in Japan from October 17, 2013, to October 30, 2014, on TV Tokyo, and in the United States from January 18, 2014, to December 20, 2014, on Cartoon Network after a preview of the first two episodes on October 19, 2013.
The Japanese opening songs are “V ” , Boruto) by Ysuke Kamiji, and an alternate version by Rika Matsumoto and Jewel for 28 episodes, and “Mega ” , Megaboruto) performed by Ysuke Kamiji for 21 episodes. The ending songs are “X Strait, Y Scenery” performed by Jewel for 28 episodes, “Peace Smile!” performed by Jewel with Ikue tani for 18 episodes, “DreamDream” performed by Shoko Nakagawa for 3 episodes, and the English opening song is “Pokémon Theme “, performed by Ben Dixon and The Sad Truth. Its instrumental version serves as the ending theme.
Kalos Where Dreams And Adventures Begin
After a quick introduction to Serena, a budding young Trainer who lives with her mother in the Kalos region, we find Ash, Pikachu, and Alexa on a plane, preparing to land in Kalos. Saying that Ash is excited would be quite an understatement! The thought of meeting all the new Pokémon and having lots of exciting Gym battles has our hero beside himself with joyous anticipation.
But when Alexa discovers that her younger sister isnt at her Gym in Santalune City, Ash wonders where he should try for his first badge. Alexa directs him to the Gym located in the Prism Tower, right there in Lumiose City! Ash and Pikachu arrive at the Gym, brimming with confidence and energy. But they are greeted by a robot who, upon discovering Ash hasnt yet won a single badge in Kalos, promptly throws them out with a bang!
Outside, a Trainer named Clemont and his little sister, Bonnie, manage to catch Ash and Pikachu as they come flying out of the tower. After introductions all around, Ash challenges Clemont to a battle on the spot, and he agrees. With Pikachu up against Clemonts new Pokémon Bunnelby, it proves to be a battle of power and strategy, until it is rudely interrupted by none other than Jessie, James, and Meowth of Team Rocket, who have followed Ash all the way to Kalos!
So off they go: Ash, Pikachu, Clemont, Bonnie, and the injured Froakie, ushering in a new round of adventures and excitement!