Season 5

With the Olivine City Gym temporarily out of commission, our heroes are off to the Whirl Cup Competition—and Misty wants in on the action! Resuming their journey, they find that Jessie, James, and Meowth aren’t the only members of Team Rocket they need to worry about, though that dastardly trio still has a few tricks up their collective sleeve. After a heated battle with the final Gym Leader, Ash moves on to the Silver Conference, but does he have the mettle to take on his old rival, Gary?

Season episodes list 5


S05E01 : Around the Whirlpool 7.13/10 (aired on 08/09/2001)

In a scuffle with Team Rocket, Ash and friends are thrown from the ship bearing them to the Whirl…

S05E02 : Fly Me To The Moon 7.13/10 (aired on 08/16/2001)

Ash and friends discover an island on which the Pidgey population-long protected by environmental…

S05E03 : Takin' It On the Chinchou 6.94/10 (aired on 08/23/2001)

On their way to the Whirl Cup competition, Ash and friends are fortunate enough to pass a small…

S05E04 : A Corsola Caper! 6.75/10 (aired on 08/30/2001)

Just as Ash and friends arrive at a new island, their ears are met with cries for help. A family…

S05E05 : Mantine Overboard! 6.65/10 (aired on 09/06/2001)

Ash and co. go after a treasure chest in a sunken ship.

S05E06 : Octillery The Outcast 6.74/10 (aired on 09/13/2001)

After reaching the town where the preliminary round of the Whirl Cup is held, Ash and Misty enter…

S05E07 : Dueling Heroes 7.23/10 (aired on 09/20/2001)

As the final round of the Whirl Cup begins, Ash and Misty must each face formidable opponents. Ash…

S05E08 : The Perfect Match! 7.41/10 (aired on 09/27/2001)

Ash and Misty each emerge victorious from arduous bouts only to be paired against one another in…

S05E09 : Plant it Now... Diglett Later 6.75/10 (aired on 10/04/2001)

A village of kind, elderly people prepares a great meal for Ash and friends, and in return requests…

S05E10 : Hi Ho Silver... Away! 6.65/10 (aired on 10/11/2001)

The gang has decided to explore the rest of the remaining unseen Whirl Islands and reach a town,…

S05E11 : The Mystery is History 7.22/10 (aired on 10/18/2001)

Ash and the gang have just gone through a cave, and decide to take a quick rest. The gang is…

S05E12 : A Parent Trapped! 7.27/10 (aired on 10/25/2001)

With the young Lugia in the possession of Butch and Cassidy, Ash and friends set about rescuing it…

S05E13 : A Promise is a Promise 7.51/10 (aired on 11/01/2001)

Ash and the gang, along with Richie, captured by Team Rocket and held at their base. Dr. Number and…

S05E14 : Throwing in the Noctowl 6.85/10 (aired on 11/08/2001)

Ash and friends have missed the ferry back to Olivine City. An old fisherman tells them that there…

S05E15 : Nerves of Steelix! 7.41/10 (aired on 11/15/2001)

Ash finally battles Jasmine in Olivine City to get his next badge.

S05E16 : Bulbasaur... the Ambassador! 7.59/10 (aired on 11/22/2001)

Professor Oak and Tracey have a problem. The Pokémon in Professor Oak's garden are acting very…

S05E17 : Espeon, Not Included 6.94/10 (aired on 11/29/2001)

Ash, Misty, and Brock head back to Ecruteak City where they meet up with Sakura.

S05E18 : For Ho-Oh The Bells Toll! 7.32/10 (aired on 12/06/2001)

When Ash, Misty, and Brock run to investigate a mysterious chorus of bells that spontaneously ring…

S05E19 : Extreme Pokémon! 7.31/10 (aired on 12/13/2001)

In a racing competition called Extreme Pokémon in which you are pulled by your Pokémon, Ash and…

S05E20 : An EGG-sighting Adventure! 7.13/10 (aired on 12/20/2001)

Ash must save his newly won egg from Team Rocket before it hatches.

S05E21 : Hatching a Plan 7.31/10 (aired on 12/27/2001)

Ash's egg hatches into a baby Phanpy. Team Rocket tries to get it on their side by decepting it,…

S05E22 : Dues and Don'ts 7.13/10 (aired on 01/10/2002)

Upon realizing that Ash and friends have many more Pokémon than they do, Team Rocket goes on a…

S05E23 : Just Waiting On a Friend 7.13/10 (aired on 01/17/2002)

As they journey towards Mahogany Town, Ash and friends stop in a house for the night. When they…

S05E24 : A Tyrogue Full of Trouble 6.66/10 (aired on 01/24/2002)

Ash and friends chance into a Tyrogue, nearly falling victim to a ploy it lays out in an attempt to…

S05E25 : Xatu the Future 6.56/10 (aired on 01/31/2002)

Ash and friends stumble onto a community which relies on the predictions of Xatus. Ultimately the…

S05E26 : Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution 6.75/10 (aired on 02/07/2002)

Heading for Mahogany Town, Pikachu, Togepi and several wild Pokémon seem a little sick. Ash and…

S05E27 : Rage of Innocence 7.23/10 (aired on 02/14/2002)

Since Ash, Misty and Brock are all trapped, Jesse and James decide to take an advantage of the…

S05E28 : As Cold as Pryce 7.03/10 (aired on 02/21/2002)

With the business of the Red Gyarados over, Ash decides to challenge the Gym Leader Pryce but he…

S05E29 : Nice Pryce, Baby! 6.94/10 (aired on 02/28/2002)

Having earned Pryce's respect and permission to face the trainer in a gym battle, Ash makes the…

S05E30 : Whichever Way the Wind Blows 6.47/10 (aired on 03/07/2002)

Our friends find themselves in a meadow with lots off Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom and Oddish. Steve…

S05E31 : Some Like It Hot! 6.66/10 (aired on 03/14/2002)

Ash, Misty, and Brock encounter a gigantic Magcargo that refuse to step aside and let a traveller…

S05E32 : Hocus Pokémon 6.85/10 (aired on 03/21/2002)

Ash, Brock, and Misty meet up with a witch named Lily. She is seeking ingredients to conduct a…

S05E33 : As Clear as Crystal 6.56/10 (aired on 03/28/2002)

When Pikachu is left exhausted in battle, the gang meets a trainer who guides them to a secret, yet…

S05E34 : Same Old Song and Dance 6.28/10 (aired on 04/11/2002)

In the midst of their travels, Ash and friends meet up with a young girl who, along with her two…

S05E35 : Enlighten Up! 6.37/10 (aired on 04/18/2002)

Ash, Misty and Brock stop by a lake where they meet with Team Rocket. As they're about to battle…

S05E36 : Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up? 6.38/10 (aired on 04/25/2002)

Ash, Brock, and Misty, on their adventure to the way to the Johto League, they stop to rest in a…

S05E37 : Wish Upon a Star Shape 6.37/10 (aired on 05/02/2002)

The gang is relaxing in a field when a Cleffa lands on Phanpy, the gang then witness a flying…

S05E38 : Outrageous Fortunes 6.76/10 (aired on 05/09/2002)

On meeting up with a proud Pokémon trainer who dares all comers to face his Poliwrath, Misty and…

S05E39 : One Trick Phony! 6.75/10 (aired on 05/16/2002)

After defeating a girl who has a Smoochum, Ash is determined to beat Clair, as he is getting close…

S05E40 : I Politoed Ya So! 6.66/10 (aired on 05/23/2002)

When Ash, Misty, and Brock pause for a picnic by a lake, Politoed wanders off and is mistaken by…

S05E41 : The Ice Cave! (aired on 05/30/2002)

As they continue on their journey, Ash and co go through the Ice Cave, a shortcut to Blackthorn…

S05E42 : Beauty is Skin Deep 6.82/10 (aired on 06/06/2002)

Finally reaching the outskirts of Blackthorn City, Ash pushes to quickly seek out the gym where he…

S05E43 : Fangs for Nothin' 7.11/10 (aired on 06/13/2002)

Team Rocket steals the Dragon Fang as Ash begins his battle for the final Johto badge with Clair.…

S05E44 : Great Bowls of Fire! 7.88/10 (aired on 06/20/2002)

Ash's Charizard flys in and lands on Ash. Liza also lands in on Charla who is in love with…

S05E45 : Better Eight Than Never 7.94/10 (aired on 06/27/2002)

Ash's battle with Claire begins right away and Ash uses Snorlax, Pikachu and Charizard. Meanwhile,…

S05E46 : Why? Wynaut! 6.85/10 (aired on 07/04/2002)

Ash plans to go to Newbarktown to register for the Johto Silver Conference now that he has all 8…

S05E47 : Just Add Water 6.75/10 (aired on 07/11/2002)

On the road back to New Bark Town, Ash and friends stop for a rest near the ocean. There they spot…

S05E48 : Lapras of Luxury 7.23/10 (aired on 07/18/2002)

Ash and friends return to New Bark Town, but before Ash is able to register for the Johto League…

S05E49 : Hatch Me if You Can 7.04/10 (aired on 07/25/2002)

Ash receives an egg from Prof. Elm, and as the egg hatches into a Larvitar, Ash must help the shy…

S05E50 : Entei at Your Own Risk 6.84/10 (aired on 08/01/2002)

On their way to Mount Silver, the gang come across a hot spring and meet Nelson who is looking for…

S05E51 : A Crowning Achievement 6.85/10 (aired on 08/08/2002)

Brock leads Ash and Misty toward a beautiful lake he has read about in his guidebook, but when they…

S05E52 : Here's Lookin' At You, Elekid 6.56/10 (aired on 08/15/2002)

While the gang looks for Larvitar's mother, they run into Casey, to see that her Bayleef has…

S05E53 : You're a Star, Larvitar! 6.85/10 (aired on 08/22/2002)

Ash and friends reach the base of Mount Silver, where they hope to return their Larvitar to its…

S05E54 : Address Unown! 6.84/10 (aired on 08/29/2002)

Having finally reached amount Silver, Ash and friends stop momentarily when they discover a lost…

S05E55 : Mother of All Battles 6.74/10 (aired on 09/05/2002)

After many days of travel, Ash and friends finally reach the area where their Larvitar was born. …

S05E56 : Pop Goes the Sneasel 6.74/10 (aired on 09/12/2002)

Ash and friends offer to help the Silver Conference Officials retrieve the Ho-Oh Flame from atop a…

S05E57 : A Claim to Flame! 7.26/10 (aired on 09/19/2002)

Gary and Ash meet up again.

S05E58 : Love, Pokémon Style 7.75/10 (aired on 09/26/2002)

Ash's Squirtle makes an appearance.

S05E59 : Tie One On! 7.66/10 (aired on 10/03/2002)

Ash calls on Bulbasaur for his next battle against a trainer named Jackson, who is well known for…

S05E60 : The Ties that Bind 8.06/10 (aired on 10/10/2002)

Ash is about to take on his long time rival, Gary Oak, in the next battle of the Johto League…

S05E61 : Can't Beat the Heat! 8.41/10 (aired on 10/17/2002)

Our hero is in the middle of the first match of the championship tournament at the Johto League…

S05E62 : Playing With Fire! 7.95/10 (aired on 10/24/2002)

Ash is battling Harrison from Hoenn at the Johto League Silver Conference. Pikachu is very excited…

S05E63 : Johto Photo Finish 7.77/10 (aired on 10/31/2002)

Our hero is at the end of a tough battle with Harrison at the Johto League Silver Conference. The…

S05E64 : Gotta Catch Ya Later! 8.31/10 (aired on 11/07/2002)

With the Johto League Silver Conference behind them, Ash, Brock and Misty head back to Viridian…

S05E65 : Hoenn Alone! 7.03/10 (aired on 11/14/2002)

Ash has left all of his Pokémon behind in Pallet Town – except Pikachu – and boarded a ship bound…