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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Daniel Nicodème ...
 Narrator (764 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (687 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (557 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (480 episodes, 1998-2013)
Eric Stuart ...
 Brock / ... (426 episodes, 1998-2013)
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 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 / ... (353 episodes, 1998-2014)
Michele Knotz ...
 Jessie / ... (308 episodes, 2006-2014)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (308 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

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

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

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Professor Birch , Additional Voices: [growling] You know that's not a Silcoon that you have. That's a Casscoon.
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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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Referenced in Phill Jupitus Live: Quadrophobia (2000) See more »

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This Dream
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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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