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 / ... (662 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (545 episodes, 1998-2013)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (424 episodes, 1998-2008)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (403 episodes, 1998-2013)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (371 episodes, 2006-2014)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Misty / ... (365 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (362 episodes, 1998-2006)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (340 episodes, 1998-2008)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (337 episodes, 1998-2014)
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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. 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

Following the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, the episode 'A Scare in the Air' had its title changed to 'Spirits in the Sky'. The episode 'Tentacool and Tentacruel' was pulled from the rotation due to its storyline which featured a creature that destroyed skyscrapers. In total, there were three episodes that were pulled because of 9/11, which have since been put back since Cartoon Network started showing reruns. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ash: I had to send in about a million postcards to get that hat!
Misty: Well, no wonder I didn't get mine. I only submitted one.
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Crazy Credits

The Pokemon logo makes one last appearance at the very end of the credits, after the Summit Media Group bumper. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ocean's 11-Year-Olds (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Diamond & Pearl
(tenth theme song)
Written and Produced by John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Performed by "Breeze" Barcynski
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The first series was good, but after that...
1 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This series wouldn't be so blacklisted if they came up with better plots and deeper characters! The first series I loved, Ash going to all these different places, collecting badges and meeting new friends, but as the second series kicked in, it was getting obvious that things were getting repetitive on Dragon Ball Z-like levels.

In series #2, it's the same formula every episode. Ash finds a new Pokemon, Team Rocket tries to nab it, Pikachu does thunderbolt and Team Rocket blasts off again.

Series 1 had Richie, Gary and Ash's rivalry, and Meowth dressing up with Hitler. Where was the Nazi cosplaying in Series 2? Now, compared to most child-aimed anime, Pokemon has little characterization. All the characters seem one-dimensional, and that's no fun. Why can't Ash have a tragic past where all of his childhood Pokemon were savagely massacred by an evil gang? All in all, I give this show a 3, for being very entertaining for the first 90 episodes, but falling shortly after that. And lacking characterization.


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