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Pokémon: Season 17: Episode 1 -- Ash and Pikachu have arrived in the Kalos region, and they waste no time building excitement and adventure to a fever pitch!
Pokémon: Season 17: Episode 2 -- After helping an ailing Pokémon, Ash puts everything he’s got on the line, while an entire city bears witness!
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Release Date:
8 September 1998 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Gotta catch 'em all!
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Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 195)
Daniel Nicodème ... Narrator (764 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu / ... (696 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator / ... (567 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / ... (441 episodes, 1998-2013)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / ... (417 episodes, 1998-2006)

Sarah Natochenny ... Ash / ... (396 episodes, 2006-2014)
Rachael Lillis ... Jessie / ... (380 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / ... (377 episodes, 1998-2006)
Jimmy Zoppi ... James / ... (361 episodes, 1998-2014)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / ... (356 episodes, 1998-2006)
Michele Knotz ... Jessie / ... (317 episodes, 2006-2014)
Bill Rogers ... Brock / ... (308 episodes, 2006-2014)
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Series Directed by
Kunihiko Yuyama (364 episodes, 2003-2014)
Norihiko Sutô (342 episodes, 2006-2013)
Masamitsu Hidaka (275 episodes, 1998-2009)
Tetsuo Yajima (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Toshiaki Suzuki (2 episodes, 1999)
Tom Wayland (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Satoshi Tajiri (765 episodes, 1998-2014)
Junichi Masuda (138 episodes, 2004-2014)
Ken Sugimori (138 episodes, 2004-2014)
Junki Takegami (25 episodes, 1998-2014)
Yukiyoshi Ohashi (22 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shinzô Fujita (21 episodes, 1998-2014)
Shoji Yonemura (21 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsuhiro Tomioka (19 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takeshi Shudo (18 episodes, 1998-2003)
Shigeki Sonoda (11 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kathy Pilon (7 episodes, 2001-2004)
Akemi Omode (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Sartorius (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Masashi Sogo (5 episodes, 2010)
Stewart Ferris (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Crispin Freeman (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Norman J. Grossfeld (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Haigney (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Thomas D. Sullivan (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Touhey (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hideki Sonoda (3 episodes, 1999-2014)

Series Produced by
Tim Werenko .... producer (178 episodes, 2008-2013)
Shûkichi Kanda .... animation producer (137 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kenji Okubo .... executive producer / executive producer: swedish version (127 episodes, 2010-2014)
Choji Yoshikawa .... associate producer (126 episodes, 1998-2013)
Toshifumi Yoshida .... producer / line producer / ... (120 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takuro Muratsubaki .... assistant producer / producer (117 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigehiro Tanaka .... producer (92 episodes, 2011-2014)
Takemoto Mori .... producer (72 episodes, 1998-2012)
Yui Kudo .... assistant producer (52 episodes, 2012-2013)
Yu Izuoka .... assistant producer (33 episodes, 2011)
Yasuhiro Usui .... producer (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Hershberger .... assistant producer / co-producer (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hiroshi Tsuouki .... producer (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gareth Howells .... line producer: swedish production (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Akiko Odawara .... producer (22 episodes, 2010)
Takeshi Ikuta .... assistant producer (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Gakuji Nomoto .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daniela Baggio Morano .... line producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Hilary Thomas .... assistant producer: duart film & video inc (10 episodes, 2013)
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer / producer (6 episodes, 1998-2004)
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1998-2004)
Tom Kenney .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1998-2004)
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Keisuke Iwata .... producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Takayuki Yanagisawa .... producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Haigney .... voice producer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Original Music by
John Loeffler (333 episodes, 1998-2013)
Shinji Miyazaki (120 episodes, 1998-2014)
Manny Corallo (72 episodes, 1998-2013)
Go Ichinose (39 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hitomi Sato (38 episodes, 2010-2014)
David Wolfert (35 episodes, 2010-2012)
Shota Kageyama (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
Minako Adachi (25 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ed Goldfarb (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Morikazu Aoki (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Lissauer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hisao Shirai (521 episodes, 2003-2014)
Motoaki Ikegami (465 episodes, 1998-2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Toshio Henmi (139 episodes, 1998-2014)
Yutaka Ita (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Armen Mazlumian (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Katsuyoshi Kanemura (129 episodes, 1998-2014)
 
Series Production Management
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... production supervisor (127 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroyuki Kato .... production manager (123 episodes, 2010-2014)
Donaven Brines .... production supervisor (41 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuomi Koga .... assistant director (63 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeru Ueda .... assistant director (59 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yûji Asada .... assistant director (58 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ken'ichi Nishida .... assistant director (48 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tetsuo Yajima .... assistant director (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken Koyama .... assistant director (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yoshitaka Makino .... assistant director (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
Humihiro Yoshimura .... assistant director (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
Hirokazu Yamazaki .... assistant director (17 episodes, 2011)
Hirokazu Hanai .... assistant director (16 episodes, 2011)
Tomokazu Iwasaki .... assistant director (16 episodes, 2011)
Nobutaka Chikahashi .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Yuriko Sugaya .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Masahiko Watanabe .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Hideaki Ôba .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Yorifusa Yamaguchi .... assistant director (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yoshio Takeuchi .... assistant director (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fumihiro Yoshimura .... assistant director (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fumio Maezono .... assistant director (5 episodes, 2014)
Yoshinobu Tokumoto .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Mamoru Kobayashi .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Seya .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Yoshifumi Sueda .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Uchida .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Daiki Tomiyasu .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2014)
Hiromasa Amano .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Art Department
Yusuke Ohmura .... conceptual character artist (120 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kenkichi Toyama .... conceptual character artist (119 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsuko Nishida .... conceptual character artist / storyboard artist (118 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takao Unno .... conceptual character artist (118 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroki Fuchino .... conceptual character artist (117 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hironobu Yoshida .... conceptual character artist (113 episodes, 2010-2014)
Motofumi Fujiwara .... conceptual character artist (109 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeki Morimoto .... conceptual character artist (103 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mana Ibe .... conceptual character artist (89 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hyunjung Lee .... conceptual character artist (89 episodes, 2011-2014)
Megumi Mizutani .... conceptual character artist (89 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tomohiko Ohkubo .... conceptual character artist (89 episodes, 2011-2014)
Reiko Tanoue .... conceptual character artist (89 episodes, 2011-2014)
Saya Tsuruta .... conceptual character artist (88 episodes, 2011-2014)
Maiko Fujiwara .... conceptual character artist (87 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tomohiro Kitakaze .... conceptual character artist (87 episodes, 2011-2014)
Keiko Moritsugu .... conceptual character artist (82 episodes, 2011-2013)
Yûji Asada .... storyboard artist (73 episodes, 2010-2014)
Norihiko Sutô .... storyboard artist (73 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeru Ueda .... storyboard artist (65 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takaomi Kanasaki .... storyboard artist (59 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kunihiko Yuyama .... storyboard artist (58 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroyuki Yamada .... storyboard artist (56 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jeremy Perkins .... logo designer (49 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kazuomi Koga .... storyboard artist (48 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken'ichi Nishida .... storyboard artist / conceptual character artist (47 episodes, 2011-2014)
Eric Medalle .... logo designer (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hiromasa Amano .... storyboard artist (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tetsuo Yajima .... storyboard artist (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kanako Eo .... conceptual character artist (36 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ken Koyama .... storyboard artist (34 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jun Okutani .... conceptual character artist (31 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rena Yoshikawa .... conceptual character artist (31 episodes, 2010-2011)
Asuka Iwashita .... conceptual character artist (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Muneo Saito .... conceptual character artist (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Aimi Tomita .... conceptual character artist (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hiroyuki Yagi .... conceptual character artist (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Emi Yoshida .... conceptual character artist (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Satoshi Ota .... conceptual character artist (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hyonjyon Ri .... conceptual character artist (27 episodes, 2010-2011)
Takenori Kawada .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hiroyuki Goto .... conceptual character artist (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Masamitsu Hidaka .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hitoyuki Matsui .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hideaki Ôba .... storyboard artist (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Humihiro Yoshimura .... storyboard artist (18 episodes, 2012)
Yoshitaka Makino .... storyboard artist (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yoh Miura .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fumihiro Yoshimura .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Hitoshi Ariga .... conceptual character artist (6 episodes, 2014)
Yuki Kawamoto .... conceptual character artist (6 episodes, 2014)
Mayo Otani .... conceptual character artist (6 episodes, 2014)
Noriyuki Yoshino .... color key (5 episodes, 2011)
Masakatsu Iijima .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Mitsuko Kase .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Yoshifumi Sueda .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
So Toyama .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Takahiro Ikezoe .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Fumio Maezono .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Daiki Tomiyasu .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Nobuo Tomizawa .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Lorraine Campo .... graphics (2 episodes, 1998)
Miguel Oldenburg .... graphics (2 episodes, 1998)
Tom D. Reiner .... graphics (2 episodes, 1998)
Angela Rivera .... graphics supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)
Alexis Rothberg .... graphics supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)
Norimichi Yoshino .... color coordinator (2 episodes, 1998)
Kaori Higuti .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Alon Namdar .... sound effects editor / sound re-recording mixer / ... (221 episodes, 2005-2013)
Carmen Borgia .... sound supervisor (184 episodes, 2008-2013)
Joseph Shalack .... adr engineer (144 episodes, 2003-2006)
Masafumi Mima .... sound recording director / sound director (140 episodes, 1998-2014)
Michiyoshi Minamisawa .... sound recording producer (125 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takeshi Nishina .... sound recording producer (124 episodes, 2010-2014)
Nobuhira Hirano .... recording coordinator (123 episodes, 2010-2014)
Daisuke Jinbo .... sound effects supervisor (123 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ryôko Nashimoto .... recording assistant (123 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tom Wayland .... adr engineer / voice director (115 episodes, 2010-2013)
Eli Cohn .... sound mixer / sound re-recording mixer (92 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kevin Wilson .... sound mixer (68 episodes, 2008-2009)
Haruki Sato .... sound recording manager (68 episodes, 2012-2014)
Akiko Nakamura .... sound recording manager (56 episodes, 2010-2011)
Paul Levin .... sound editor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bjarne Heuser .... sound supervisor / adr engineer (38 episodes, 2012-2014)
Rich Macar .... final mixer / sound supervisor (37 episodes, 1998)
August Ekström .... adr engineer (25 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mikael Regenholz .... adr engineer (24 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robin Rönnbäck .... adr engineer (24 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Chobot .... sound re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 2011)
Joe Barbaria .... sound recording engineer (2 episodes, 1998)
Frank Gencorelli .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1998)
Ron London .... adr engineer / adr engineer editor (2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Special .... sound recording engineer (2 episodes, 1998)
Keith Weaver .... sound manager (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Special Effects by
Yuji Asada .... special effects (1 episode, 2011)
Nagisa Sunakawa .... special effects (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Shinji Ikegami .... compositor (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yumiko Morimoto .... compositor (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tooru Sugawara .... compositor (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kazuhiro Udagawa .... compositor (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuji Shirai .... compositor (92 episodes, 2010-2014)
Naohisa Hajima .... compositor (91 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroshi Yoshida .... compositor (91 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuko Orikasa .... compositor (89 episodes, 2010-2014)
Koichi Gonda .... compositor (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaya Yamashiro .... cgi designer (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kôichirô Satô .... cg director / cg supervisor / ... (87 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kairi Kaneda .... cgi designer (86 episodes, 2010-2014)
Minako Abe .... cgi designer (85 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yurie Tadano .... compositor (82 episodes, 2010-2013)
Fujiko Tabata .... compositor (81 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yumiko Mizuwake .... compositor (80 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yutaka Ono .... cgi designer / cg director / ... (79 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tateaki Koike .... compositor (75 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ryota Ito .... cgi designer (74 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hironori Ookubo .... cgi designer (70 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jun Toyoshima .... cgi designer (70 episodes, 2011-2014)
Osamu Karasawa .... cgi designer (68 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ryota Tsuruda .... cgi designer (68 episodes, 2011-2014)
Naoto Ishida .... cgi designer (67 episodes, 2011-2014)
Syo Gima .... cgi designer (65 episodes, 2011-2013)
Chinatsu Matsukura .... cgi designer (64 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tatsuya Kubota .... cgi designer (58 episodes, 2011-2014)
Makoto Sato .... cgi designer (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shingo Yoshida .... cgi designer (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Masato Ando .... compositor (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Masashi Kobayashi .... cgi designer (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Takuto Yamauchi .... cgi designer (15 episodes, 2010)
Yasushi Kimura .... compositor (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Masashi Kishi .... cgi designer (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Szuhan Chen .... compositor (8 episodes, 2014)
Naoto Inaba .... compositor (8 episodes, 2014)
Riho Kurematsu .... compositor (8 episodes, 2014)
Noriko Sato .... cgi designer (7 episodes, 2013)
Eri Ishida .... cgi designer (7 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Ishikawa .... cgi designer (7 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Morohashi .... cgi designer (7 episodes, 2014)
Tamotsu Nagai .... cgi designer (7 episodes, 2014)
Sho Sugisawa .... cgi designer (7 episodes, 2014)
Tie Furuyama .... compositor (6 episodes, 2013)
Saisuke Chiba .... compositor (6 episodes, 2014)
Yusuke Oozone .... cgi designer (6 episodes, 2014)
Yuji Yoshikai .... cgi designer (6 episodes, 2014)
Hiroki Kamiyama .... cgi designer (3 episodes, 2014)
Yuri Naito .... cgi designer (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Animation Department
Yôichi Kotabe .... animation supervisor (132 episodes, 1998-2014)
Noriyuki Yoshino .... color key artist (125 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shun'ya Yamada .... character designer / executive animation director (118 episodes, 2010-2014)
Toshihito Hirooka .... executive animation director / animation director / ... (116 episodes, 2010-2014)
Susumu Fukunaga .... scene planning (100 episodes, 2011-2014)
Izumi Shimura .... animation director / key animator (95 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaaki Iwane .... animation director / key animator (94 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kunihiko Natsume .... animation director (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsushi Ogata .... animation director (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tomohiro Koyama .... animation director (92 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuki Saito .... animation checker / inbetween animation checker (86 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kaori Itô .... animation checker (82 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yumiko Noguchi .... background artist (81 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takashi Shinohara .... animation director (76 episodes, 2011-2014)
Akie Nagata .... background artist (70 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaki Mayuzumi .... background artist (70 episodes, 2010-2013)
Megumi Kôno .... cgi producer (63 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mizuho Tajima .... animation director / key animator (63 episodes, 2011-2014)
Sumiko Aihara .... background artist (63 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mayumi Usuda .... background artist (61 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yasutoshi Kawai .... background artist / executive animation director (61 episodes, 2011-2014)
Junji Kobayashi .... animation checker (61 episodes, 2011-2014)
Yasuaki Muto .... background artist (53 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kiyomi Obara .... background artist (52 episodes, 2011-2013)
Akihiro Tamagawa .... animation director (50 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mayumi Yokodan .... background artist (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Akira Takeuchi .... animation director (48 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rieko Shimizu .... background artist (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Tatsuyia Annoura .... animation director (45 episodes, 2012-2014)
Masato Tanaka .... background artist (44 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sanae Sanaka .... background artist (43 episodes, 2011-2013)
Yoshihiro Tanaka .... animation checker (42 episodes, 2011-2012)
Takashi Okamura .... animation checker (42 episodes, 2012-2014)
Keiko Kanemura .... background artist (41 episodes, 2011-2013)
Yuki Sonoda .... background artist (41 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kazuhiro Takahashi .... background artist (40 episodes, 2011-2013)
Norihiro Yoshikawa .... background artist (40 episodes, 2011-2013)
Hisae Ohmiya .... background artist (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
Hitomi Yoshida .... background artist (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
Akino Kojima .... background artist (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Masateru Yoshimura .... animation checker (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
Chizuru Sakata .... background artist (31 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yunmo Lee .... background artist (30 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kenjiro Ito .... scene planning (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Minefumi Harada .... animation director / color key artist (30 episodes, 2011)
Shino Ikeda .... animation director (30 episodes, 2011)
Masahiro Kitazato .... animation director (30 episodes, 2011)
Husayo Ohtani .... animation director (30 episodes, 2011)
Kazuhiro Ono .... animation director (30 episodes, 2011)
Ken Itakura .... animation checker (25 episodes, 2011)
Tomoko Katsube .... animation checker (25 episodes, 2011)
Shinichi Murooka .... animation checker / inbetween animator (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yukari Ogawa .... background artist (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
Atsushi Watanabe .... background artist (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
Fujika Enomoto .... animation checker / inbetween animator (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yeonjoo Kim .... background artist (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Miyuki Mochizuki .... animation checker (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Masatoshi Muto .... background artist (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ayumi Ookubo .... animation checker (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michiko Nozu .... animation checker (20 episodes, 2011)
Hajime Ohtsuka .... animation checker (19 episodes, 2011)
Hiroyuki Furukawa .... animation director (18 episodes, 2010)
Kazue Kishita .... animation director (18 episodes, 2010)
Yutaka Arai .... animation checker (15 episodes, 2011)
Keiko Kenemura .... background artist (13 episodes, 2011)
Mai Tsutsumi .... animation director (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mateusz Wozniczka .... title sequence animator (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yumi Abe .... animation checker / inbetween animator (10 episodes, 2011-2014)
Miyuki Katayama .... animation director (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Noboru Huruse .... animation director (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shousuke Okamura .... background artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Marcin Hendiger .... title sequence animator (9 episodes, 2014)
Piotr Lipa .... title sequence animator (9 episodes, 2014)
Choji Yoshikawa .... animation coordinator (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Isao Fukuchi .... background artist (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kazuma Furukawa .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Matsuda .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Kanae Matsunaga .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Seya .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiroyuki Tanaka .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Uchida .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Shûkichi Kanda .... animation producer (4 episodes, 2011)
Reiko Shimizu .... background artist (4 episodes, 2011)
Kunihiro Arai .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Rina Fujiwara .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Haruna Gohzu .... animation director (4 episodes, 2014)
Tomomi Iwase .... background artist / animation director (4 episodes, 2014)
Kazumi Kataoka .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Misa Kitahara .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Akiko Mikami .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Tomomi Oomura .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Keito Saito .... animation director (4 episodes, 2014)
Shigehito Saka .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Risa Watanabe .... background artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Minami Takai .... animation checker (3 episodes, 2014)
Sayuri Ichiishi .... character designer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chase Voorhees .... on-line editor / opening sequence editor / ... (132 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ryô Naitô .... editor: video / video editing (117 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hitosi Nogawa .... editing assistant (117 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hollie Beg .... editorial supervisor (89 episodes, 2010-2013)
David Numrich .... editorial supervisor (77 episodes, 2011-2013)
Wolfgang Baur .... editorial supervisor (74 episodes, 2010-2013)
Daniel J. Edelman .... on-line editor / opening sequence editor (61 episodes, 2011-2013)
J.C. Cameron Brueckner .... on-line editor (42 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mateusz Wozniczka .... on-line video editor (32 episodes, 2012-2014)
Marcin Hendiger .... on-line video editor (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
Blaise Selby .... editorial supervisor (17 episodes, 2010)
Katherine Fang .... editorial supervisor (15 episodes, 2013)
Michael McGourin .... editor: US version / on-line editor: English version (14 episodes, 2007)
Piotr Lipa .... on-line video editor (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shawn Gauvain .... on-line video editor (9 episodes, 2013)
Konrad Drzymala .... on-line video editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Dan Hubp .... editor: PokéRap (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Music Department
Dom Capuano .... music producer: theme music / arranger and composer: theme song (81 episodes, 1998-2000)
Susan Shufro .... music editor (81 episodes, 1998-2000)
Julian Schwartz .... music producer (78 episodes, 2000-2004)
John Loeffler .... composer: Black and White / producer: Black and White / ... (53 episodes, 1998-2014)
Manny Corallo .... music editor (53 episodes, 1998-2013)
Milton Nelson .... composer: additional music (51 episodes, 2001-2006)
David Wolfert .... producer: Black and White / composer: Black and White / ... (39 episodes, 2010-2012)
Robert Watson .... composer: additional music (26 episodes, 2001-2006)
Erin Bowman .... performer: Black and White / performer: "Black and White" (25 episodes, 2011)
Benoit Grey .... composer: additional music (17 episodes, 2002-2006)
John Siegler .... composer: pokémon theme / composer: Pokérap / ... (14 episodes, 1998-2014)
Ed Goldfarb .... arranger: pokémon theme (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jason Paige .... lead vocals: pokémon theme (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alex Nackman .... performer: Rival Destinies (12 episodes, 2012)
Kathryn Raio .... performer: Rival Destinies (12 episodes, 2012)
Joel Douek .... music editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Adam Elk .... performer: We Will Carry On! (2 episodes, 2010-2011)

Andre Betts .... rapper: "Viridian City" (unknown episodes)
Michael Brady .... assistant music producer (unknown episodes)
Elaine Caswell .... background singer: "Everything Changes" and "Viridian City" (unknown episodes)
Neil Jason .... background singer: "Viridian City" (unknown episodes)
Liz Lysinger .... music editor (unknown episodes)
John McCurry .... musician: electric guitar, "Viridian City" (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Atsuhiro Tomioka .... series construction (132 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ryo Arai .... assistant coordinator (128 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shinsuke Sakamoto .... production secretary (120 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yuta Ochiai .... assistant coordinator (118 episodes, 2010-2013)
Phaedra Long .... support staff (117 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tom Wayland .... voice director / script timer: english version / ... (112 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jimmy Zoppi .... script adaptor / script translator (112 episodes, 2010-2013)
Daisuke Masutani .... assistant coordinator / production secretary (104 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mayumi Kobayashi .... translator / script adaptor (103 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mikako Fitzsimmons .... support staff (101 episodes, 2010-2013)
Toshinobu Matsumiya .... character staging (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kenji Matsushima .... character staging (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kouji Nishino .... character staging (95 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masahiko Watanabe .... assistant coordinator (92 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kenji Ohta .... assistant coordinator (90 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bill Rogers .... script timer: english version / script timer (89 episodes, 2010-2013)
Masakazu Kubo .... planner (70 episodes, 1998-2011)
John Hershberger .... script supervisor / support staff (66 episodes, 2006-2011)
Kenji Kataoka .... assistant coordinator (66 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shigeki Yasuda .... assistant coordinator (66 episodes, 2010-2011)
Takuya Kitamura .... production secretary (65 episodes, 2010-2011)
Takahito Hikita .... assistant coordinator (63 episodes, 2012-2014)
Erika Hirashima .... assistant coordinator (63 episodes, 2012-2014)
Yosuke Nishiyama .... assistant coordinator (61 episodes, 2010-2011)
Fumiya Ito .... assistant coordinator / staging coordinator (55 episodes, 2012-2014)
Shota Koja .... assistant coordinator (55 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mikitaka Sudo .... assistant coordinator (55 episodes, 2012-2013)
Takahiko Mutô .... assistant coordinator (52 episodes, 2012-2014)
Shin'ichirô Tsuzuki .... planner (52 episodes, 2012-2013)
August Ekström .... voice director: swedish version / script timer: swedish version / ... (49 episodes, 2010-2013)
Robin Rönnbäck .... voice director: swedish version / script timer: swedish version / ... (46 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ktsuhito Sohma .... assistant coordinator (40 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mikael Regenholz .... voice director: swedish version / script timer: swedish version / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Charlie Sweitzer .... production assistant (37 episodes, 1998-2006)
Yuuki Hijita .... assistant coordinator (36 episodes, 2011)
Takashi Iguma .... assistant coordinator (36 episodes, 2011)
Daichi Katayama .... assistant coordinator (36 episodes, 2011)
Tarou Tanaka .... assistant coordinator (36 episodes, 2011)
Katherine Fang .... support staff (36 episodes, 2012-2013)
Donaven Brines .... support staff (35 episodes, 2011)
Bjarne Heuser .... production assistant: SDI Media / voice director: SDI Media / ... (34 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eric Heath .... localization producer / localization coordinator (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hitoshi Iijima .... assistant coordinator (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Syouichi Munakata .... assistant coordinator (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Numrich .... script supervisor (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kazumi Tanaka .... assistant coordinator (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hisashi Takashima .... assistant coordinator (27 episodes, 2010-2011)
Karolina Cossy .... production coordinator: swedish version / production assistant: swedish version (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jay Blake .... localization coordinator: swedish version (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Minami Yabe .... assistant coordinator (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sachiko Kimura .... support staff (16 episodes, 2013)
Mitomu Asai .... planner (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Norea Sjöquist .... production coordinator: swedish version (13 episodes, 2014)
Hilary Thomas .... production supervisor: swedish version (13 episodes, 2014)
Beata Cieslak .... production assistant: SDI Media (10 episodes, 2012)
Kazuki Kawagoe .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Isamu Kikuti .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Junko Maeda .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Maho Oba .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Mitsuaki Oisi .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Osawa .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Fumika Saga .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Haluno Tasaka .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2014)
Tim Hove .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2010)
Tisha Ford .... production associate (2 episodes, 1998)
Crispin Freeman .... adaptations (2 episodes, 1998)
Joseph P. Garrity .... representative: 4Kids Entertainment (2 episodes, 1998)
Norman J. Grossfeld .... adaptations (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Haigney .... adaptations / voice director / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
Sheldon Hirsch .... representative: Summit Media Group (2 episodes, 1998)
Larry Juris .... voice producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Takashi Kawaguchi .... planner (2 episodes, 1998)
Jim Malone .... voice director (2 episodes, 1998)
Takeshi Shudo .... series supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)
Thomas D. Sullivan .... adaptations (2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Taylor .... translator (2 episodes, 1998)
John Touhey .... adaptations (2 episodes, 1998)
Eric Tyler .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)
Sam Weisberg .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1998)
Kunihiko Yuyama .... executive director (2 episodes, 1998)

Matthew J. Clark Sr. .... language adaptor: English (unknown episodes)
Tony Salerno .... voice director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Hiro Nakamura .... special thanks (2 episodes, 1998)
Kenji Okubo .... special thanks (2 episodes, 1998)
Gail Tilden .... special thanks (2 episodes, 1998)
 

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Also Known As:
"Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles" - USA (twelfth season title)
"Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors" - USA (thirteenth season title)
"Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension" - USA (eleventh season title)
"Pokémon: Advanced" - USA (sixth season title)
"Pokémon: Advanced Battle" - USA (eighth season title)
"Pokémon: Advanced Challenge" - USA (seventh season title)
"Pokémon: Battle Frontier" - USA (ninth season title)
"Pokémon: Black & White" - USA (fourteenth season title)
"Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl" - USA (tenth season title)
"Pokémon: Johto League Champions" - USA (fourth season title)
"Pokémon: Master Quest" - USA (fifth season title)
"Pokémon: The Adventures in the Orange Islands" - USA (second season title)
"Pokémon: The Johto Journeys" - USA (third season title)
"Pokemon: Indigo League" - USA (first season title)
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30 min
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Netherlands:MG6 | Netherlands:6 (TV rating) | UK:U | UK:(Banned) (one episode) | USA:TV-Y | USA:TV-Y7 (some episodes)

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Trivia:
Two Pokemon, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, were named after two famous martial artists, 'Bruce Lee' and 'Jackie Chan'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Despite what the show frequently implies with Pikachu's attacks, electrical attacks can NEVER harm ground types.See more »
Quotes:
James of Team Rocket:Drat. We just wasted this whole episode cheering for the good guys.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Oz: Works of Mercy (#4.4)" (2000)See more »
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69 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
For anyone who's currently about 12-20 years old..., 29 December 2007
Author: Emma A. from United States

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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