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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In this direct-to-video sequel to Pokémon: The First Movie, Ash, Misty, and Brock continue exploring the Johto region, then have to rescue Pikachu after Jessie and James of Team Rocket ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu / ... (805 episodes, 1998-2015)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (680 episodes, 1998-2015)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (686 episodes, 1998-2015)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 James / ... (459 episodes, 1998-2015)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (457 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 / ... (383 episodes, 2006-2015)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (336 episodes, 2006-2016)
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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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Trivia

The names of the Team Rocket members were obviously taken from two notorious Western outlaws - Jessie & James from Jesse James, and Cassidy & Butch from Robert "Butch Cassidy" Parker. 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

Pokedex: Ratata forages in the forest for fruits, roots, nuts, and berries.
Ash: But this isn't a forest! It's an open field!
Pokedex: They also come out to open fields to steal food from stupid travellers.
Ash: D-Does that mean that... I'm stupid?
Pikachu: [laughing hard] Pika, pika, pika!
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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 »

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Followed by Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (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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Another response to Gal-5
28 December 1999 | by (Schaumburg, IL) – See all my reviews

Probably tired of all these comments, but I have to comment on Gal-5's latest comment. First off, it is not a "fact" that Pokemon is "the worst show ever," but your opinion. More so, however, I want to ask in general why people are becoming so incredibly superficial when it comes to judging cartoons. You say horrible animation. I say what does it matter. The show's appeal comes from the characters, not the animation. Good animation is cool, but that's not what I judge it on. I encounter the same type of judgment when people talk about video games. People, take my advice. Animation is not the most important thing about cartoons. The characters are what make it worth watching.


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