The Pokémon anime, often referred to as just "the anime" by Pokémon fans, is a collective term referring to currently 862 main series episodes, 19 movies, and a number of side-story episodes, all focusing on Pokémon. The great majority of these focus on Ash Ketchum, a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town, and his journey toward his ultimate goal of being a Pokémon Master, his many friends, and most especially his Pokémon, who he considers his partners and friends.Though the anime is ultimately based upon the games and draws heavily from them, many concepts which are only touched on the games are spun in a unique way, and expanded on.
Episode 1 Pikachu! I Choose You!Edit
In the very first scene of the very first episode, Ash watches a Pokemon battle between Gengar and Nidorino on T.V. Gengar uses hypnosis to put Nidirino to sleep, ending the battle.
Episode 27 Hypno's NaptimeEdit
Ash and his friends arrive at a town where many of the town's children are disappearing. They discover that a Hypno, a hypnotic Pokémon is responsible. Adults in the town have come to help their insomnia by being put to sleep by Hypno. However there is a side effect, making the children think they are different Pokémon and run away and put real Pokémon to sleep. This also happens to Misty who is hypnotized to act like a Seel. Ash stops Team Rocket from stealing Hypno and uses the Pokémon Drowzee to bring all the children and Pokémon back to normal.
Episode 43 March of the Exeggutor SquadEdit
Ash and his friends happen upon a luckless stage magician at a traveling carnival. When the magician's Eggsexcute hypnotize Ash, the magician uses Ash to capture a herd of Exeggutors. Things get worse when the Herd rampages and Team Rocket is hypnotized in thinking they are Exeggutors.
Episode 72 The Ancient Puzzle of PokémopolisEditWhen Ash and Brock are training for the Pokémon League, they accidentally uncover a hidden temple containing Pokémon fossils. An archaeologist named Eve takes an ancient artifact they found, which turns to be from a hidden city called Pokémopolis. When a giant Gengar is summoned, two of the artifacts have possessed Eve which makes her unlock the spell to free a giant Alakazam. The spell is broken on her once it is summoned.
Episode 154 Fowl Play!Edit
Ash has his sights set on a rare and brightly-colored Noctowl, but this Pokémon's hypnosis leaves Ash's team unable to tell reality from illusion, much less stand up to another Pokémon in battle.
Episode 249 Outrageous FortunesEdit
When Team Rocket kidnap a trainers Poliwrath, they place a machine on it's body called the Mark Three Manner Minder that allows them to control anybody who wears it. When Misty's Corsola gets the machine off Poliwrath it lands perfectly on Jessie whilst the controls are caught by Meowth. He and James decide to have a little fun and take turns controlling Jessie's body to battle Corsola. Poliwrath eventually attacks Jessie which frees her from the machine.
Episode 333 Going for a SpindaEdit
Team Rocket tries to steal a Spinda, but it fights back using Hypnosis. Team Rocket returns with a giant Spinda shaped robot, which is equipped with a mirror to reflect Psychic-type attacks.
Episode 363 Crazy as a LunatoneEdit
When Ken and Mary of the Pokémon Mystery Club come across a Lunatone that crashes down from a meteor, it blasts them with hypnosis so it can escape. It takes refuge in a nearby town and hypnotizes the town's Nurse Joy. When Ash and friends followed by Team Rocket go to investigate the cause of Nurse Joy's strange behavior, they find the Lunatone who defends itself by briefly hypnotizing Jessie. After the Lunatone uses up the last of it's power to get rid of Team Rocket, Nurse Joy is freed from it's control.
Pokémon The Series XY: Episode 19 - A Conspiracy to Conquer!Edit
While studying over Pikachu's battles, Team Rocket is intruded by a mysterious woman calling herself "Madame X" along with her Pokémon Malamar, who takes interest in Ash's Pikachu. She gets Malamar to hypnotize Team Rocket to be her servants besides Meowth who escapes by using his fury swipes on himself to avoid being hypnotized. After meeting up with Ash and his friends, he warns them of what's going on until the rest of Team Rocket catch up to them, along with Madame X and Malamar. Pikachu is kidnapped and taken back to Madame X's hideout, so Ash and friends catch after them with a Pikachu tracking robot made by Clemont which eventually blows up. Once in the hideout, the gang splits up to look for Madame X. Malamar catches Clemont and Bonnie and hypnotizes them to go after Ash, Serena and Meowth. Malamar then catches up to them and tries to hypnotize the rest of the group. Ash gets Meowth to use fury swipes on him to avoid being hypnotized, but Serena doesn't want her face getting scratched and ends up getting hypnotized. Ash and Meowth retreat and find where Madame X is located. Madame X orders Pikachu who is now hypnotized to attack Ash, but he doesn't give up and tries to get through to Pikachu. Serena, Clemont and Bonnie enter the room with Malamar and taunt Ash that he will fail, as well as revealing a bunch of hypnotized Pokémon. Outside the hideout, the damaged Pikachu robot tracks Pikachu's signal and crashes into the hideout, blowing up on Malamar. This stops it's control over everyone hypnotized, including Madame X who turns out to be an Officer Jenny that Malamar made it's servant.