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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Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (806 episodes, 1998-2015)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (686 episodes, 1998-2015)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (692 episodes, 1998-2015)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 James / ... (460 episodes, 1998-2015)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (458 episodes, 2006-2016)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Jessie / ... (424 episodes, 1998-2015)
Eric Stuart ...
 James / ... (435 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (415 episodes, 1998-2007)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (405 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (384 episodes, 2006-2015)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (336 episodes, 2006-2016)
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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 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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In America, the television series debuted roughly a month before the games were released. See more »

Goofs

Despite what the show frequently implies with Pikachu's attacks, electrical attacks can NEVER harm ground types. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: That is the Fushia Gym.
James of Team Rocket: It looks to me like a Japanese restaurant.
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The Pokemon logo makes one last appearance at the very end of the credits, after the Summit Media Group bumper. See more »

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Followed by Pokémon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004) 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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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?


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