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 / ... (659 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (543 episodes, 1998-2013)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (421 episodes, 1998-2008)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (387 episodes, 1998-2013)
...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (370 episodes, 2006-2014)
Veronica Taylor ...
 Ash Ketchum / ... (358 episodes, 1998-2006)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Misty / ... (360 episodes, 1998-2008)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 James / ... (336 episodes, 1998-2014)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (334 episodes, 1998-2008)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (306 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

Upon being told that Pokémon was going to be shown worldwide, director Masamitsu Hidaka decided to phase Brock out of the Orange Islands season, fearing American audiences would perceive him as a racist stereotype. However, when his character recieved strong positive reception, he was brought back into the series. See more »

Goofs

In one episode, an Exeggcute evolves into an Exeggutor without a Leaf Stone. This Pokémon requires the Leaf Stone to evolve - it can not evolve through experience points. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: Good thing we ran into this sign.
James of Team Rocket: Yes, it's a good sign.
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Crazy Credits

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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Followed by Pokémon the Movie: Black-Victini and Reshiram (2011) See more »

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Battle Frontier
(ninth theme song)
Written and Produced by John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Performed by Jason Appleton
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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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