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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 Pikachu / ... (812 episodes, 1997-2016)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (687 episodes, 1997-2016)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (698 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (476 episodes, 2005-2016)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 James / ... (462 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Jessie / ... (425 episodes, 1997-2015)
Eric Stuart ...
 James / ... (435 episodes, 1997-2007)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (416 episodes, 1997-2006)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (406 episodes, 1997-2007)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (387 episodes, 2005-2016)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (349 episodes, 2005-2016)
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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

The names of Jessie and James of Team Rocket were changed from their original Japanese names due to cultural reasons. In Japan, they are known as Musashi (Jessie) and Kojiro (James), which is a literary reference to two rival Samurai. 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. That makes Flint (Brock's father) liar. See more »

Quotes

Misty: Oh no. Staryu's in real pain.
Ash: How can you tell? It doesn't even have a face.
Misty: It's because I'M sensitive to others feelings.
Ash: Oh yeah, like I'm not.
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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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Soundtracks

Pokémon Johto
(third theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Performed by PJ Lequerica
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Lost interest, but it was still a cute show.
22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A 4. something on IMDb? It was better than that. If everyone's going to diss their childhood, w/e. But I'm not going to act like I didn't like I didn't watch the show and play the games every Saturday. The early episodes were best. Best episodes where the ones involving Charmander (and his forms to come), Primeape, The Cinnabar Island gym match, and the Indigo Plateau finals. Also that one where Ash fights the gym owner that has the Dragonite. The Johto episodes were just too drawn out. I mean, there are like 20 cities inbetweeen EACH gym battle, when they're all so close together in the games. It's ridiculous. And yes, those damn Pokemon were damn cute. By the end Team Rocket was just really annoying. But I just stopped caring near the end of it. They just kept adding to the list of Pokemon. First it was 150, than 250, and the list just kept growing higher and higher.......The games where better by the end of it. But it was still a fine fad, and still good for little kids.


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