Pokémon (1998– )

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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. ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Daniel Nicodème ...
 Narrator (764 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (697 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (569 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (482 episodes, 1998-2013)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (426 episodes, 1998-2013)
 Ash / ... (396 episodes, 2006-2014)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Jessie / ... (384 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (378 episodes, 1998-2006)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (362 episodes, 1998-2014)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (361 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (318 episodes, 2006-2014)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (308 episodes, 2006-2014)


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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The GS Ball was originally going to contain Celebi until producers decided to make Pokémon 4: The Movie (2001). See more »


In an early episode, Flint (Brock's father) says that Brock's mother passed away. In a later episode, Brock's mother is actually in the episode alive. See more »


James of Team Rocket: Thundershock, Thunderbolt... I've been destroyed by Pikachu's attacks so many times I know them all by heart.
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The Pokemon logo makes one last appearance at the very end of the credits, after the Summit Media Group bumper. See more »


(eight theme song)
Written and Produced by John Siegler and David Kos Rolfe
Performed by David Kos Rolfe
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Went WAY Down Hill
29 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I used to love this show. In fact it's my first Anime, and I still give it my nods to that. But since then, it's just gone down hill. It's lost the freshness, the mystery sense, everything that attracted me to that show, and Anime to begin with. And seriously, why does it still keep going? Are little kids so easily entertained by repetitive drivel? I fear the future of America.

So again, I really loved this show when it first came out. When it was all the rage, I jumped on the Band Wagon, got cards, toys, games, the works, taped almost every episode, every week. Saw all the first movies, then, like a bomb shell, lost interest. As I grew older, and saw far more superior, and better Anime, I have to say I've just lost my taste in it. Another thing that gripes me about this show, is the way it has monopolized the market, and the genre. I look back with heavy nostalgia, at Digimon, and Monster Rancher, and noticed just how much Pokemon pales in comparison to Digimon. Digimon has the real coming of age feel to it, something Poekmon does NOT have. Digimon is fresh, dark and witty at the same time, I haven't seen one Dark Episode in Pokemon ever. The only episode that ever moved me was "Pikachus Goodbye." Heck I was so obsessed with this show, as well as my sis, that we even role played it. And we made FAR more progress in our Role Play then this show has ever. It's just the same lousy thing week after week. Ash and the Gang walk along, they come across X Pokémon, with X trainer, then we pull away to team rocket, and they plot some insidious and brainless ploy to steal the Pokémon. They get away, we track them down moments later, badda beem, badda boom, a few battles later, they go blasting off again. Ash and friends then walk into the sunset waving goodbye, and our narrator comes on with a cheesy closing line. To Be Continued.

YAWN. Seriously, I'm ready to shoot the T.V. after watching one episode. I could do far better than this, and I'm a teenager who writes in his spare time. I liked it until Johto, then I got sick of it. I just did. I saw the many flaws of this show, I saw how it monopolized the market, not only of it's Genre, but likely for every Anime on T.V. You want better Anime, watch Digimon, watch .hack//SIGN, watch Azumanga Diaoh, watch Rurouni Kenshin; far better than this show.

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