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Sat May 23, 2020 3:52 pm

I do hope the alternate ordering things get realised sooner rather than later because the state of the Pokemon season splits at the moment is just such a mess without conforming to any one source right

For the American Seasons:
Season 1-13 all fine
Then Season 14 suddenly covers what should be Season 14 (Black & White) but also the majority of what should be season 15 (Rival Destinies - Ep49 Onwards)
Season 15 then has the last 13 Eps of Rival Destinies but then has all of what should be 16 (Adventures in Unova and Beyond)
Season 16 has lumped together what should be 17 and 18 (XY and XY Kalos Quest Ep 50 on)
Season 17 then is XYZ on its own, but should be 19
Season 18 then lumps together Sun & Moon, Sun & Moon Ultra Adventures (Ep44 on) and Sun & Moon Ultra Legends (Ep 93 on) which ought to be 20, 21 and 22
Seaosn 19 then is Journeys which ought to be 23

For the JP Seasons, which as I understand TVDB standards ought to be what the default order follows:
Season 1 and 2 are fine
Seasons 3, 4 and 5 should all just be Season 3 (Gold & Silver)
Seasons 6, 7, 8 and 9 should all be Season 4 (Advanced Generation)
Seasons 10, 11, 12 and 13 should all be Season 5 (Diamond & Pearl)
Season 14 matches Jp to Season 6 (Best Wishes)
Season 15 is then what should Season 7, 8 & 9 (Best Wishes 2, Episode N and Decolora Adventure)
Season 16 tallys with Season 10 (XY)
Season 17 tallys with Season 11 (XY&Z)
Season 18 tallys with Season 12 (Sun & Moon)
Season 19 tallys with Season 13 (Pocket Monsters)

So at the moment only Season 1 and 2 are truely fine whatever way you go, 3-13 are conforming to the American seasons. 14 is conforming to the Jp Season (but wrong number due to ealrier issues), 15 is a mess that doesn't fully match either Jp or American seasons, and 16-19 are back to the Jp season structures but again wrong numbers due to earlier issues.
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Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm

Pokemon in Japan does not have that many season, this is confirmed on the official Japanese website.
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Sun May 24, 2020 12:28 am

That is fair.

Though the jp website does leave some ambiguity that could be argued.
It does make sub-divides with clear headings to split Best Wishes, Best Wishes Season 2, Best Wishes Season 2: Episode N and Best Wishes Season 2: Decolora Adventure as well as between XY and XY & Z
So you can easily interpret as 9 seasons (8 past series by their top level listings only, plus current), 10 seasons (with Best Wishes being split into 2 Seasons as per Jp naming clearly calling it a Season 2) or 13 seasons (with all the sub divides Jp site recognises with a distinct header within the 8 series making Best Wishes 4 Seasons and XY 2 seasons).

Either way the current state of the listing is an utter mess as, going with the 9 season JP setup there is 10 seasons more than there should be or going with American setup there's 4 seasons short.
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