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Pokémon: How Long It Would Take to Watch the Entire Series

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The Pokémon anime has been airing for nearly 25 years, which is an unbelievable accomplishment. There are individuals ending school in 2021 who weren’t even born till after Ash had already misplaced the Indigo League and moved on to the Orange Islands. There’s a lot Pokémon content material to devour that even the mightiest of binge-watchers would possibly shudder on the considered binging a present that shall be sufficiently old to lease a automotive subsequent April. However the query stays: how lengthy would it take to look at Pokémon from begin to end?

On the time of writing, the anime is within the midst of Season 24 and has aired a grand whole of 1,164 episodes throughout its run. To place that in perspective, Ash was solely 10 years previous when the sequence started, and now he is… effectively, that half’s probably not clear. They do not make over 1,000 episodes for simply any present, so Pokémon is doing one thing proper that actually makes it well worth the watch. Anybody enthusiastic about a re-watch of this sequence had higher begin before later as a result of this money-printing franchise reveals no indicators of slowing down.



Original cast of Pokemon

At roughly 22 minutes per episode, excluding any spin-offs, mini-series or movies, there are about 426.8 hours of Pokémon to look at. Watching TV 24/7 shouldn’t be sensible and even actually doable, so let’s break down the time it might take for a re-watch, assuming the viewer works a nine-to-five job, will get satisfactory sleep, and maintains social relationships, however remains to be a diehard Pokémon fan. This manner, we will decide the period of time it might fairly take to look at your entire sequence.

With a household, job, and wholesome(ish) sleep schedule, a devoted binger may in all probability bang out 12 episodes a day in the course of the week. This could be roughly 4.4 hours per day, for a complete of 60 episodes watched from Monday-Friday. On the weekends, the additional time may fairly enable for 25 episodes every day, which might take roughly 9.2 hours per day for a complete of fifty episodes watched over the weekend. Once more, this particular person is a diehard Pokémon fan who will make the time.


Assuming a weekly whole of 110 episodes at this tempo, on condition that there are 1,164 episodes, it might take roughly 10.5 weeks to look at Pokémon in its entirety. This could be roughly two and a half months of watching Pokémon for about 40 hours every week. The viewer would dwell a lifetime with Ash by doing so, however solely one in all them could be older on the finish of it. Fortuitously, the place there is a will, there is a means — which might be the title of an episode sooner or later, contemplating there are nearly 1,200 episodes that each one wanted completely different titles.

Ash was fairly onerous to look at throughout his Kanto days, so it is lucky that the Indigo League is the second shortest arc of the sequence, with simply 82 episodes. The Orange Islands maintain the report for shortest arc, clocking in at 36. The longest arc is the Hoenn and Battle Frontier saga, which runs 191 episodes, simply barely beating Sinnoh’s 190-episode whole. With a lot content material, the Pokémon anime is as infinite because the huge world of Pokémon, and there is nonetheless a lot to find for even essentially the most passionate of followers.


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