Pokémon (1998– )

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daniel Nicodème ...
 Narrator (762 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ohtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (747 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (629 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (548 episodes, 1998-2014)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (428 episodes, 1998-2013)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (410 episodes, 2006-2015)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (401 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Jessie / ... (395 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (389 episodes, 1998-2006)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (376 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (352 episodes, 2006-2014)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (315 episodes, 2006-2015)
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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

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Gotta catch 'em all!


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In "Ash Catches A Pokémon" Ash sees Pidgeotto, it is eating a worm and this is the first non-Pokémon animal to be seen in the show. See more »

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

Quotes

[Pikachu runs circles around Leiutennat Surge's Raichu]
Misty Williams: The plan is working like you said it would Brock.
Brock Harrison: Right. Raichu evolved too fast and it never learned any of the speed attacks it can only learn in the Pikachu stage.
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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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Spun-off from Pokémon (1996) See more »

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I Believe
(fifth theme song)
Written and Produced by John Siegler and David Kos Rolfe
Performed by David Kos Rolfe
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The first series was good, but after that...
1 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This series wouldn't be so blacklisted if they came up with better plots and deeper characters! The first series I loved, Ash going to all these different places, collecting badges and meeting new friends, but as the second series kicked in, it was getting obvious that things were getting repetitive on Dragon Ball Z-like levels.

In series #2, it's the same formula every episode. Ash finds a new Pokemon, Team Rocket tries to nab it, Pikachu does thunderbolt and Team Rocket blasts off again.

Series 1 had Richie, Gary and Ash's rivalry, and Meowth dressing up with Hitler. Where was the Nazi cosplaying in Series 2? Now, compared to most child-aimed anime, Pokemon has little characterization. All the characters seem one-dimensional, and that's no fun. Why can't Ash have a tragic past where all of his childhood Pokemon were savagely massacred by an evil gang? All in all, I give this show a 3, for being very entertaining for the first 90 episodes, but falling shortly after that. And lacking characterization.


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