Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu travel across many regions in hopes of becoming a 'Pokémon master'. Their goals are to catch and train every Pokémon animal kind as well as competing in special battles to qualify for the regional league.
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 Pikachu / ... (815 episodes, 1997-2016)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (712 episodes, 1997-2017)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (716 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (500 episodes, 2005-2017)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 James / ... (473 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Jessie / ... (426 episodes, 1997-2015)
Eric Stuart ...
 James / ... (436 episodes, 1997-2007)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (416 episodes, 1997-2006)
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 Jessie / ... (401 episodes, 2005-2017)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (407 episodes, 1997-2007)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (357 episodes, 2005-2017)
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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 many friends, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for new Pokémon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket, as well as other evil organizations, as well as battling rivals, and meeting legendary Pokémon. Written by ZeroG1

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Gotta catch 'em all!


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Trivia

In America, the television series debuted roughly a month before the games were released. 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

Flint: Pewter City is grey, the color of stone. My name is Flint, and you're sitting on my merchandise, young man.
Ash: You sell rocks?
Flint: Pewter City souveneirs, you want to buy some?
Ash: No thanks. I'm traveling trying to become a Pokemon trainer.
Flint: Well, your Pokemon is in bad shape. Come on, I'll take you to the Pokemon center.
Ash: He seems like a nice guy.
Misty: Are you sure?
Flint: By the way, that'll be a two dollar charge for resting on my rock.
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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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Referenced in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) 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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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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