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:
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (799 episodes, 1998-2015)
Daniel Nicodème ...
 Narrator (759 episodes, 1998-2013)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (677 episodes, 1998-2015)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (675 episodes, 1998-2015)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 James / ... (460 episodes, 1998-2015)
...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (458 episodes, 2006-2016)
Eric Stuart ...
 James / ... (432 episodes, 1998-2008)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Jessie / ... (416 episodes, 1998-2015)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (408 episodes, 1998-2007)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (398 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (384 episodes, 2006-2015)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (337 episodes, 2006-2016)
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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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8 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The word Pokémon is derived from the Japanese words Pokétto monsutaa, i.e. Pocket Monsters. See more »

Goofs

Despite what the show frequently implies with Pikachu's attacks, electrical attacks can NEVER harm ground types. See more »

Quotes

James of Team Rocket: With enemies like that, who needs friends?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Mint: Episode #1.50 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Be A Winner
(fourth theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Produced and Arranged by Neil Jason
Performed by David Kos Rolfe
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Best cartoon series yet!
17 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series has to be, by far, one of the more superior ones on TV these days. It's fun, hilarious, has action, adventure, and morals. Being almost 20, the moral part does not appeal to me, but at least since its geared to kids, they are trying to teach them lessons, instead of just fighting and what not. This show and Super Mario Brothers Super Show/The Legend of Zelda cartoons are the only three shows based on video games that I have liked. Excellent animation and plotlines, and even better than the game in some aspects, in my opinion. I can never wait until the new ep airs on the WB channel each Saturday! I don't think Pokemon should be, or is only for little kids! I think its for anyone who really loves the show/game!


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