The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order Revealed

UPDATED – 6-5-13
Since the beginning of The Clone Wars many fans have been asking “What is the chronological order of this show?” Who knew we would have to wait until after George Lucas sold the franchise to find out? (No don’t answer that; I was only playing!)
But still- 5 seasons in and they bounced us around so often that it made it near impossible to watch in order unless you bought the show on DVD or Blu-Ray. And even then you would still have to do some work- or some hunting to find a list that has the episodes placed correctly. Well no more. Here is your CHRONOLOGICAL Order of The Clone Wars. Enjoy.
  • Cat and Mouse
  • The Hidden Enemy
  • The Clone Wars (film)
  • Clone Cadets
  • Supply Lines
  • Ambush
  • Rising Malevolence 
  • Shadow of Malevolence
  • Destroy Malevolence
  • Rookies 
  • Downfall of a Droid 
  • Duel of the Droids
  • Bombad Jedi
  • Cloak of Darkness 
  • Lair of Grievous
  • Dooku Captured
  • The Gungan General 
  • Jedi Crash
  • Defenders of Peace
  • Trespass
  • Blue Shadow Virus
  • Mystery of a Thousand Moons
  • Storm Over Ryloth
  • Innocents of Ryloth
  • Liberty on Ryloth
  • Holocron Heist
  • Cargo of Doom
  • Children of the Force
  • Bounty Hunters
  • The Zillo Beast 
  • The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
  • Senate Spy
  • Landing at Point Rain
  • Weapons Factory
  • Legacy of Terror 
  • Brain Invaders
  • Grievous Intrigue
  • The Deserter 
  • Lightsaber Lost
  • The Mandalore Plot
  • Voyage of Temptation
  • Duchess of Mandalore
  • Death Trap
  • R2 Come Home
  • Lethal Trackdown
  • Corruption
  • The Academy
  • Assassin
  • ARC Troopers
  • Sphere of Influence
  • Evil Plans
  • Hostage Crisis
  • Hunt for Ziro

(Time Jump of a 1 – 2 Years)

  • Heroes on Both Sides
  • Pursuit of Peace
  • Senate Murders
  • Nightsisters
  • Monster 
  • Witches of the Mist
  • Overlords 
  • Altar of Mortis
  • Ghosts of Mortis 
  • The Citadel
  • Counterattack
  • Citadel Rescue 
  • Padawan Lost
  • Wookiee Hunt
  • Water War 
  • Gungan Attack
  • Prisoners 
  • Shadow Warrior 
  • Mercy Mission
  • Nomad Droids 
  • Darkness on Umbara
  • The General
  • Plan of Dissent
  • Carnage of Krell
  • Kidnapped
  • Slaves of the Republic
  • Escape from Kadavo
  • A Friend in Need 
  • Deception 
  • Friends and Enemies 
  • The Box
  • Crisis on Naboo 
  • Massacre
  • Bounty 
  • Brothers
  • Revenge 
  • A War on Two Fronts
  • Front Runners
  • The Soft War 
  • Tipping Points
  • The Gathering
  • A Test of Strength
  • Bound for Rescue
  • A Necessary Bond
  • Secret Weapons
  • A Sunny Day in the Void
  • Missing in Action 
  • Point of No Return 
  • Revival
  • Eminence 
  • Shades of Reason 
  • The Lawless 
  • Sabotage 
  • The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
  • To Catch a Jedi
  • The Wrong Jedi

Who knows; maybe someday we will learn how the Genndy Clone Wars and the Dark Horse Clone Wars stories line up as well. Or not. Some have said The Clone Wars should be chocked up to a Saturday morning kids show in-universe. And ya know what? I’d be ok with that too.

Please note: This is all definite now, thanks to The Clone Wars Episode Guide by Jason Fry, as pointed out to us by our own, Nathan P. Butler.

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  • Jepsie

    Its about time this show gets a chronological timeline.

    For the record, I love this show.

  • Bradley Goddard

    While I’m sure this is the “official” timeline it still puts a lot of stuff in wacky order. Take for example episode 115 Tresspass. They have this set WAY past when Anakin and Ahsoka are together. The episode has Obi and Ani paired up on a search and rescue mission on a deserted moon with no mention of Ahsoka what so ever? Not really a mission calling for a master and a would be master. It clearly only makes sense as a pre-Ahsoka episode.

    There are many other examples I found that don’t really work well the way they are lined up officially, yet don’t specifically contradict. They just don’t feel right put at the time they say.

    Another odd thing that I found when doing my own chronology is there are a lot of things that happen concurrently. Like when Ahsoka is off doing the leadership academy on Mandalore it only makes sense to line up concurrently with the episodes where Anakin is off on his own, presumably with Mace and the Zillo Beast or another unlinked episode.

    • BrikSmith Customs

      About the Trespass comment. I think it lines up with when Ahsoka is with Luminara guarding Gunray.

  • Nathan

    Why are there sixteen episodes in between Supply Lines, Ambush and Storm Over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth, Liberty on Ryloth ? Shouldn’t Supply Lines and Ambush be right before Storm Over Ryloth?

    • Cody B

      Thank you! Finally someone else who notices the issue there! I always watch those 5 together

  • Cody B

    Tartakovsky’s series fits in perfectly with Filoni’s. Chapters 1-21 are before Filoni’s series because Anakin is still a Padawan and Chapter 21 ends with him becoming a Jedi Knight. 22-25 are after and lead directly into Episode III

  • Nikolas March

    i wish i found this list sooner im trying to watch them all in one go and the lack of continuity is very frustrating! having seen an ending to a storyline before its beginning there is no point watching its beginning! how can they do it this way, its a complete mess! even still this list isnt correct, ‘evil plans’ come before ‘Holocron heist’, as his small tech droid was destroyed in this episode, (or the one after)

    • thinkrisps

      Can’t be, wasn’t Ziro involved in Holocron Heist?

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  • Arob43

    The holocron episodes include the destruction of Bane’s droid Todo, this droid also appeared in “evil plans” and “hunt for Ziro”. This listing shouldn’t be considered “official”, I’m working on an accurately chronologised list. It’s so confusing in series order.

    • thinkrisps

      Isn’t Todo kind of incompetent? I thought he got replaced by a similar droid, but I haven’t seen the whole series.

  • Star Wars Scotty

    Hello! what about the new 6th season? where does that fit in?

    • Riley Blanton

      Hard to say, we’re still waiting for official word.

  • reptar

    i’m starting the show. should i watch it in this order or the order in which they were released?

    • Riley Blanton

      It depends, I’d say it’s a great run in either order.