How to watch Pokemon: Path to the Peak anime series

Chris Studley
Ava from Pokemon: Path to the Peak

Here’s a breakdown of the viewing schedule for the new Pokemon: Path to the Peak animated series, and the plot for the four-part series.

The traditional Pokemon animated series has focused on trainers attempting to catch Pokemon out in the wild, train them, and look to become master trainers. However, a new animated series launched by the Pokemon Company has shone a light on a different side of the world of Pokemon: the trading card game.

In August 2023, The Pokemon Company debuted a new anime entitled Pokemon: Path to the Peak. This anime focuses on the TCG and one girl’s journey to become an elite player in the trading card game.

Here’s an overview of how to watch the series, and a brief synopsis.

Ava from Pokemon: Path to the Peak

The schedule for Pokemon: Path to the Peak

Pokemon: Path to the Peak is a four-part anime series that will air on the official Pokemon YouTube channel. The first episode went live on August 11, 2023, during the 2023 Pokemon World Championships.

Episode 2, released on Wednesday, August 16 at 10 AM CST, sees our protagonist Ava attend the Regional Championships to face off against her rival, Celestine.

Episode 3, released on August 23, shows Ava heading to Internationals (and singing a charming version of the Orange Island theme “Pokemon World” with her dad and friends along the way).

The fourth and final episode released on August 30 at 10 AM CST, and sees Ava make her way to Worlds to face off against her second rival Edgar Troy.

The dates for the four episodes of Path to the Peak are as follows:

  • Episode 1: August 11, 2023
  • Episode 2: August 16, 2023
  • Episode 3: August 23, 2023
  • Episode 4: August 30, 2023

The plot for Pokemon: Path to the Peak

The story of Pokemon: Path to the Peak follows a 13-year-old girl named Ava. She’s just moved to a new town and misses her old life, but wants to familiarize herself with her new school and peers.

After the move, Ava discovers a collection of Pokemon cards that belonged to her mother and begins to pick up the Pokemon TCG. She joins her school’s trading card game club, but becomes frustrated after losing her first game.

From there, Ava — and her companion, Oddish — look to put her skills to the test and improve as a player.

Path to the Peak Episodes

Pokemon fans can find Pokemon’s Path to the Peak series below:

Episode 1


Episode 2


Episode 3


Episode 4 (Finale)