Season 8

Ash earns his final two Badges and secures himself a spot in the Hoenn League Championships, while May comes dangerously close to not getting her final Ribbon—setting the stage for epic showdowns with both of her rivals in the Grand Festival. Ash meets two Trainers that become his own Hoenn rivals, facing off against both of them during the course of the tournament. Upon returning to Kanto and reuniting with old friends, Ash is recruited for a new challenge—the Battle Frontier!

Season episodes list 8


S08E01 : Clamperl of Wisdom 6.55/10 (aired on 09/09/2004)

On the way to Mossdeep City, Ash and friends encounter Spoink again. It is floating on a log and a…

S08E02 : The Relicanth Really Can 6.44/10 (aired on 09/16/2004)

On their way to Mossdeep, Ash and Co. stop on a beach and they see a diver coming on the beach with…

S08E03 : The Evolutionary War 6.43/10 (aired on 09/23/2004)

Ash and the gang are still on their way to Mossdeep when Max says that, according to the PokeNav,…

S08E04 : Training Wrecks 6.35/10 (aired on 09/30/2004)

The gang visit Small Rocky Muscle Island, the final island stop before Mossdeep, and they soon meet…

S08E05 : Gaining Groudon 7/10 (aired on 10/07/2004)

After being blasted into the sea at the end of the last episode, Ash and co. are still drifting,…

S08E06 : The Scuffle of Legends 7.56/10 (aired on 10/14/2004)

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S08E07 : Its Still Rocket Roll to Me 6.27/10 (aired on 10/21/2004)

As they finally arrived in front of the gym, a pretty young lady runs from the door and runs out.…

S08E08 : Solid as a Solrock 6.73/10 (aired on 10/28/2004)

Outside of the Gym, Team Rocket was there trying to plan something. It seems that they're planning…

S08E09 : Shaking Island Battle! Barboach VS Whiscash!! 6.43/10

This episode was set to air on the regular schedule but was pulled out of the line-up because many…

S08E10 : Vanity Affair 6.36/10 (aired on 11/04/2004)

After his victory over Tate and Liza, Ash starts to do his training again for the next Gym Leader…

S08E11 : Where's Armaldo? 6.53/10 (aired on 11/11/2004)

With Ash and the gang on a ferry, Max sees a nearby island to stop at and sightsee. Instead of…

S08E12 : A Cacturne for the Worse 6.81/10 (aired on 11/18/2004)

Ash, May, Max, & Brock head for Izabe Island for May's Next Contest. On the boat they meets Harley…

S08E13 : Claydol Big and Tall 6.63/10 (aired on 11/25/2004)

Ash and friends are now in the mountains of Izabe Island. An old man named Sigourney tells them the…

S08E14 : Once in a Mawile 6.53/10 (aired on 12/02/2004)

Ash and friends are now enjoying another of Brock's famous picnics in the forest of Izabe Island.…

S08E15 : Beg, Burrow and Steal 6.53/10 (aired on 12/09/2004)

While exploring Izabe Island Ash & the others wind up above a Trapinch Labyrinth. They meet Elisa &…

S08E16 : Absol-ute Disaster 6.91/10 (aired on 12/16/2004)

Ash and the gang enter a town who hate the Absol. They blame the Absol for all the troubles in…

S08E17 : Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snorunt 6.91/10 (aired on 12/23/2004)

Still heading for Serrosey Town and the ferry to Sootopolis City, Ash and friends stop at a Pokémon…

S08E18 : Do I Hear a Ralts? 6.91/10 (aired on 01/06/2005)

While in the forest of Izabe Island, Max hears a voice. He investigates it and finds a sick Ralts.…

S08E19 : The Great Eight Fate! 7/10 (aired on 01/13/2005)

Having finally arrived in Sootopolis City, Ash and friends witness a water show performed by the…

S08E20 : Eight Ain't Enough 6.45/10 (aired on 01/20/2005)

Ash and Juan continue their battle in the Sootopolis City Gym.

S08E21 : Showdown at Linoone 6.72/10 (aired on 01/27/2005)

A Linoone steals May's Pokéballs.

S08E22 : Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut? 6.86/10 (aired on 02/03/2005)

Ash and friends find themselves on Mirage Island which is inhabited by Wynaut!

S08E23 : Date Expectations 6.63/10 (aired on 02/10/2005)

On their way to Pacifidlog Town, the boat Ash and friends are riding breaks down, forcing them to…

S08E24 : Mean With Envy 6.72/10 (aired on 02/17/2005)

Finally in Pacifidlog Town, May prepares for the upcoming Contest, the one that will determine if…

S08E25 : Pacifidlog Jam 6.81/10 (aired on 02/24/2005)

With qualifying for the Grand Festival hanging on the line, May is more determined then ever to win…

S08E26 : Berry, Berry Interesting 6.72/10 (aired on 03/03/2005)

On thier way to the Grand Festival, the gang stops at an island filled with berries. May decides to…

S08E27 : Less is Morrison 6.91/10 (aired on 03/10/2005)

Still on there way to Slateport City and the Grand Festival Ash and friends stop to eat in a field.…

S08E28 : The Ribbon Cup Caper! 6.81/10 (aired on 03/17/2005)

On the boat to Slateport City the mysterious disguising thief - Brody returns and steals the Ribbon…

S08E29 : Ash and May! Heated Battles of Hoenn!! 6.71/10 (aired on 03/24/2005)

In the first Pokémon clip show, the group are still on the boat looking towards the Grand Festival.…

S08E30 : Hi Ho Silver Wind! 6.53/10 (aired on 04/07/2005)

May enters the Grand Festival.

S08E31 : Deceit and Assist 6.63/10 (aired on 04/07/2005)

May advances further into the Grand Festival.

S08E32 : Rhapsody in Drew 6.63/10 (aired on 04/07/2005)

May must face Drew in the Grand Festival, a battle that has been going on since they met, and a…

S08E33 : Island Time 6.81/10 (aired on 04/14/2005)

Ash and friends head out for Ever Grande City and the Hoenn League Championships.

S08E34 : Like a Meowth to a Flame 7/10 (aired on 04/21/2005)

Ash and friends arrive in Ever Grande City and meet Tyson and his Meowth. When the Moltres Flame…

S08E35 : Saved By The Beldum 7.16/10 (aired on 04/28/2005)

Morrison finally shows up to register at the Hoenn League and the preliminaries get underway.

S08E36 : From Brags to Riches 7.09/10 (aired on 05/05/2005)

The Hoenn League continues.

S08E37 : Shocks and Bonds 7.37/10 (aired on 05/12/2005)

The Hoenn League Finals begin.

S08E38 : A Judgment Brawl 7.28/10 (aired on 05/19/2005)

The Hoenn League Finals continue.

S08E39 : Choose It or Lose It! 7/10 (aired on 05/26/2005)

Ash's battle with Morrison isn't turning out like he hoped. Morrison does not want to battle Ash,…

S08E40 : At the End of the Fray 7.28/10 (aired on 06/16/2005)

Ash must battle another one of his rivals, Tyson, to further himself in the League.

S08E41 : The Scheme Team 6.96/10 (aired on 06/23/2005)

On his way home to Pallet Town, Ash meets Scott, Leader of the Battle Froniter. After losing to the…

S08E42 : The Right Place and the Right Mime 7.21/10 (aired on 06/30/2005)

Back in Pallet Town, Ash and friends meet up at Professor Oak's Laboratory. The new starter…

S08E43 : A Real Cleffa Hanger 7.91/10 (aired on 07/07/2005)

Ash and friends are heading towards the Battle Factory where Ash hopes to earn his first Frontier…

S08E44 : Numero Uno Articuno 6.81/10 (aired on 07/21/2005)

Ash arrives at the Battle Factory where he challenges Noland and his friend Articuno with Charizard.

S08E45 : The Symbol Life 7/10 (aired on 07/28/2005)

Ash and Charizard battle Noland and Articuno for the Knowledge Symbol.

S08E46 : Hooked On Onix 6.53/10 (aired on 08/04/2005)

On thier way to the Battle Arena, Ash and friends take a break. When they run out of water Ash,…

S08E47 : Rough, Tough Jigglypuff 6.64/10 (aired on 08/11/2005)

While traveling towards the Battle Arena, Ash and friends get caught in a trap made by a man named…

S08E48 : On Cloud Arcanine 6.53/10 (aired on 08/18/2005)

On their way to the Battle Arena, Ash and friends stop by a cake shop. An Arcanine comes running by…

S08E49 : Sitting Psyduck 6.54/10 (aired on 08/25/2005)

On their way to Saffron City, Ash and friends encounter a Psyduck that is running away from a…

S08E50 : Hail to the Chef! 6.53/10 (aired on 09/01/2005)

On their way to Saffron City, Ash and friends arrive at one restaurant, and Team Rocket arrives at…

S08E51 : Caterpie's Big Dilemma 6.53/10 (aired on 09/08/2005)

On their way to Saffron City, Ash and friends are accused of breaking into a lab by a kid named…

S08E52 : The Saffron Con 6.53/10 (aired on 09/15/2005)

Finally in Saffron City, May prepares for the upcoming contest. She checks out the stadium and…

S08E53 : A Hurdle for Squirtle 6.53/10 (aired on 09/22/2005)

As the Saffron Contests begins, Harley apologizes to May put she yells at him and says she will win…

S08E54 : Pasta La Vista! (aired on 09/29/2005)

Still in Saffron City, May wants to go to a noodle shop but Max finds a dojo and Ash wants to go to…