Pokémon (1998– )

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 16,822 users  
Reviews: 141 user | 7 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pokémon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pokémon (1998– )

Pokémon (1998– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pokémon.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



17   16   15   14   13   12   11   10   9   … See all »
2014   2013   2012   2011   … See all »
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tifanie Christun, Mona Marshall
Yûgiô (1998–2006)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young boy named Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil, this alter ego breaks out ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two thieves take control of an ancient weapon designed to defend the canal city of Altomare.

Directors: Jim Malone, Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Eric Stuart, Madeleine Blaustein, Rachael Lillis
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

Directors: Michael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Rica Matsumoto, Madeleine Blaustein, Mayumi Iizuka
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Darren Dunstan
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum
Beyblade (2002–2005)
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin, Alex Hood, Nao Nagasawa
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ash and friends (this time accompanied by newcomer Dawn) arrive at an idyllic village on their way to their next Pokemon contest, where chaos will soon erupt with the prophecy of two ... See full summary »

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Emily Bauer, Craig Blair, Kiyotaka Furushima
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A magician attempts to use the power of the Millennium Comet to awaken the legendary Pokémon Groudon.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Eric Stuart
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Madeleine Blaustein
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.

Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
Stars: Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum
The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong
Rugrats (1991–2004)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Rugrats is a show about 4 babies, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Phil and Lil Deville. As we see their lives unravel, we get to hear them talk. On the sidelines are Tommy's mean cousin... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Daniel Nicodème ...
 Narrator (764 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (690 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (559 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (480 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)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (361 episodes, 1998-2008)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (356 episodes, 1998-2014)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (311 episodes, 2006-2014)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (308 episodes, 2006-2014)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Gotta catch 'em all!


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Indigo League  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At nine seasons and counting (2006), this the longest running television series based on a video game and the longest running show ever on American network Kids WB. 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 »

Quotes

James of Team Rocket: Team Rocket's blasting off again!
Jessie: Team Rocket's blasting off again!
Meowth: Team Rocket's blasting off again!
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Mint: Episode #1.50 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Diamond & Pearl
(tenth theme song)
Written and Produced by John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Performed by "Breeze" Barcynski
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

For anyone who's currently about 12-20 years old...
29 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is there really any of us who doesn't suddenly feel nostalgic, with countless memories invoked, at the slight muttering of the words, "I want to be the very best, like no one ever was"? For those who lived in a cave, those are the first two lines of the theme song to the awesome anime, Pokemon. Most of us just remember the original Kanto Pokemon (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Pikachu...), as the franchise's popularity embarked on a steady decline come the Jhoto Pokemon. Although still relatively popular today, let's face it-- Pokemon was, essentially, a fad.

If you were like me, your life was pretty much based on Pokemon at the height of it's popularity. On the bus ride to school, you'd talk to friends about how you were able to catch Missingno. the following night and how your Charizard leveled up to 58. You'd hide your Gameboy in your bookbag during SSR (sustained, silent reading) or free time and play those games. At recess time, It was a rare occurrence you'd hear plain English speak on the playground... it sounded more of a zoo of "pika-pika!" and "meowth!" that we all just seemed to comprehend. While at home, you'd avidly tear open endless packs of Pokemon cards, then smuggle them to school, as they were illegal, and trade them on the blacktop, drug-dealer style. On the bus ride home from school, you'd secretly do a few more last-minute trades before racing home to catch the Pokemon anime series on the now-defunct Kid's WB. Glued your eyes would be to the television screen, even though you've seen the same episode numerous times and even had it on videotape. You'd eat Pokemon cereal, wear a Pokemon bathing suit, and you jumped for joy upon release of Pokemon: The First Movie. You obviously raced to the theater to watch it, and, of course, loved every second of it.

Somewhere after that movie; however, your love disintegrated.

Mentality drifted from "you're a freak if you don't like Pokemon," to "you're a freak if you do like Pokemon". Pokemon cards were handed down to younger siblings, thrown away, or sold; videos were ripped out and used as streamers; plushies were gifted to the family dog; and the games slowly lost their battery life sitting in your drawer. In many people's eyes, Pokemon were a thing of the past. Others stayed loyal to the franchise.

This show/franchise totally needs a comeback. I don't know what's wrong with it now, but a reinvigoration of the craze would be awesome and totally interesting. Ash, Brock, and Misty need to ditch whatever lame friends they have now and just stick together, and Jessie and James need to become again a force to be reckoned with, not just the comic relief characters they are currently. I want to see Pokemon card booster packs being way over priced (I'm talking' 7.99, people!) and impossible to find due to popularity, not lack thereof. No matter how cool you think you are, you know you're at least somewhat interested in this craze making a comeback.

The games are great, merchandise is readily available, and there's not much to improve about the cards-- I wonder if the problem lies in the show?


69 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So glad were seeing less of team rocket californication-183-963282
AJ the abusive Pokémon Trainer DeadKenny125
how old are jessie and james? captin_jack_harkness
I still like this show... Twirlerena
if pokemon were real.. alifeaquatic23
Which seasons are worth it? npiazza91
Discuss Pokémon (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?