Pokémon (1998– )

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The adventures of Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu, who travel across many regions in hopes of being regarded as a Pokemon master.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daniel Nicodème ...
 Narrator (761 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ohtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (751 episodes, 1998-2015)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (633 episodes, 1998-2015)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (552 episodes, 1998-2015)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (436 episodes, 2006-2015)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (427 episodes, 1998-2013)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (406 episodes, 1998-2015)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Jessie / ... (395 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (388 episodes, 1998-2006)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (375 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (357 episodes, 2006-2015)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (327 episodes, 2006-2015)
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Storyline

Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of two friends, Misty and Brock, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for all 150 Pokémon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket and their Pokémon, Meowth. Written by ZeroG1

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Gotta catch 'em all!


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Trivia

The name 'Pikachu' is a combination of two Japanese onomatopoeic words: pika, the noise an electric spark makes and chu, the noise a mouse makes. See more »

Goofs

In one episode, an Exeggcute evolves into an Exeggutor without a Leaf Stone. This Pokémon requires the Leaf Stone to evolve - it can not evolve through experience points. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: Prepare for trouble.
James of Team Rocket: And make it double.
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation.
James of Team Rocket: To unite all people within our nation.
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love.
James of Team Rocket: To extend our reach to the stars above.
Jessie: Jessie.
James of Team Rocket: James.
Jessie: Team Rocket blasting off at the speed of light.
James of Team Rocket: Surrender now or prepare to fight.
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Crazy Credits

First season has a "Poke Rap" segment prior to the end credits, combining the names of the (original 150) Pokemon into a rap-style song. There are 5 different segments like this total, adding up to the total 150. Home video releases featured the complete Poke Rap, combining all 5 parts. See more »

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This Dream
(seventh theme song)
Written and Produced by John Siegler and David Kos Rolfe
Performed by David Kos Rolfe
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A Childhood Memory
19 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Whenever I think of Pokemon my heart sinks, but in a good way! It reminds me of my younger life (this is like four years ago by the way :P) This was easily my first and most-loved animes because it outlines my childhood from 10 - 14 when everyone liked it, not that everyone carried on liking it like I did. The original series of Pokemon is by far the best, and I really enjoyed the Johto saga, however recently Pokemon has gone down hill.

The story lines are repetitive and so similar to the original series, and the newest one (Diamond and Pearl) looks to make things worse. I saw the first episode of it (in Japanese) and I loved it until the last 5-10 mins where I thought "Yey! No Ash or Team Rocket!" I should have kept my mouth shut. They crammed Ash AND Team Rocket trying to steal Pikachu.

But afterall, it really is a children's epic story :) I just feel so bad that they've changed the voice actors after 10 years. It's really ruined it for me and I'm sure many other fans of the programme.


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