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 / ... (730 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (610 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (531 episodes, 1998-2014)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (428 episodes, 1998-2013)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (408 episodes, 2006-2014)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (394 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Jessie / ... (392 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (386 episodes, 1998-2006)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (375 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (342 episodes, 2006-2014)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (312 episodes, 2006-2014)
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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

The holiday "Kid's Day", as featured in the series, is an actual Holiday in Japan. See more »

Goofs

In one episode Brock's Geodude participates in an all-Fighting Pokemon tournament. A Geodude, however, is NOT fighting, it's rock/ground. In the original card series there was no rock or ground type, only fighting type to represent all three types. See more »

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Lily Williams: I guess you could say it
[the pokemon match between Ash and Misty]
Lily Williams: was called on account of "drain?"
[laughs]
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Many times during the credits now, a Pokémon Karaokémon will play - this is where a jukebox will come up on the screen and a song will play, while the word come up on the screen, and a short video clip is shown. See more »

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Pokémon World
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Written by John Loeffler & John Siegler
Performed by Russell Velazquez
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A Childhood Memory
19 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Whenever I think of Pokemon my heart sinks, but in a good way! It reminds me of my younger life (this is like four years ago by the way :P) This was easily my first and most-loved animes because it outlines my childhood from 10 - 14 when everyone liked it, not that everyone carried on liking it like I did. The original series of Pokemon is by far the best, and I really enjoyed the Johto saga, however recently Pokemon has gone down hill.

The story lines are repetitive and so similar to the original series, and the newest one (Diamond and Pearl) looks to make things worse. I saw the first episode of it (in Japanese) and I loved it until the last 5-10 mins where I thought "Yey! No Ash or Team Rocket!" I should have kept my mouth shut. They crammed Ash AND Team Rocket trying to steal Pikachu.

But afterall, it really is a children's epic story :) I just feel so bad that they've changed the voice actors after 10 years. It's really ruined it for me and I'm sure many other fans of the programme.


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