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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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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 163)
Daniel Nicodème ... Narrator (764 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu / ... (686 episodes, 1998-2014)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator / ... (555 episodes, 1998-2014)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / ... (437 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)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / ... (356 episodes, 1998-2006)
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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Series Directed by
Kunihiko Yuyama (357 episodes, 2003-2014)
Norihiko Sudo (340 episodes, 2006-2013)
Masamitsu Hidaka (275 episodes, 1998-2009)
Norihiko Sutou (43 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tetsuo Yajima (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Toshiaki Suzuki (2 episodes, 1999)
Tom Wayland (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Satoshi Tajiri (754 episodes, 1998-2014)
Junichi Masuda (125 episodes, 2004-2014)
Ken Sugimori (125 episodes, 2004-2014)
Junki Takegami (22 episodes, 1998-2014)
Shinzô Fujita (20 episodes, 1998-2014)
Takeshi Shudo (18 episodes, 1998-2003)
Yukiyoshi Ohashi (18 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsuhiro Tomioka (18 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shoji Yonemura (18 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeki Sonoda (11 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kathy Pilon (7 episodes, 2001-2004)
David Sartorius (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Masashi Sogo (5 episodes, 2010)
Stewart Ferris (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Akemi Omode (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)

Series Produced by
Tim Werenko .... producer (172 episodes, 2008-2013)
Shûkichi Kanda .... animation producer (125 episodes, 1998-2014)
Choji Yoshikawa .... associate producer (120 episodes, 1998-2013)
Kenji Okubo .... executive producer / executive producer: swedish version (115 episodes, 2010-2014)
Toshifumi Yoshida .... producer / line producer / ... (108 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takuro Muratsubaki .... assistant producer / producer (105 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigehiro Tanaka .... producer (80 episodes, 2011-2014)
Takemoto Mori .... producer (72 episodes, 1998-2012)
Yui Kudo .... assistant producer (46 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)
Akiko Odawara .... producer (22 episodes, 2010)
Gareth Howells .... line producer: swedish production (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daniela Baggio Morano .... line producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Takeshi Ikuta .... assistant producer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
Gakuji Nomoto .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Keisuke Iwata .... producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Takayuki Yanagisawa .... producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hilary Thomas .... assistant producer: duart film & video inc (5 episodes, 2013)
Michael Haigney .... voice producer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Original Music by
John Loeffler (333 episodes, 1998-2013)
Shinji Miyazaki (114 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)
Morikazu Aoki (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ed Goldfarb (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
John Lissauer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hisao Shirai (514 episodes, 2003-2014)
Motoaki Ikegami (465 episodes, 1998-2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Toshio Henmi (128 episodes, 1998-2014)
Yutaka Ita (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Armen Mazlumian (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Katsuyoshi Kanemura (118 episodes, 1998-2014)
 
Series Production Management
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... production supervisor (119 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroyuki Kato .... production manager (115 episodes, 2010-2014)
Donaven Brines .... production supervisor (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuomi Koga .... assistant director (59 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeru Ueda .... assistant director (58 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yûji Asada .... assistant director (57 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ken'ichi Nishida .... assistant director (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tetsuo Yajima .... assistant director (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken Koyama .... assistant director (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yoshitaka Makino .... assistant director (25 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 (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yoshinobu Tokumoto .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Mamoru Kobayashi .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Fumio Maezono .... 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)
 
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)
Norihiko Sutou .... storyboard artist (73 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yûji Asada .... storyboard artist (72 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeru Ueda .... storyboard artist (64 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)
Kazuomi Koga .... storyboard artist (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken'ichi Nishida .... storyboard artist / conceptual character artist (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hiromasa Amano .... storyboard artist (43 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jeremy Perkins .... logo designer (43 episodes, 2012-2013)
Eric Medalle .... logo designer (40 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 (25 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 (9 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)
So Toyama .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Takahiro Ikezoe .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Mitsuko Kase .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Fumio Maezono .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014)
Yoshifumi Sueda .... 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 / ... (214 episodes, 2005-2013)
Carmen Borgia .... sound supervisor (176 episodes, 2008-2013)
Joseph Shalack .... adr engineer (144 episodes, 2003-2006)
Masafumi Mima .... sound recording director / sound director (126 episodes, 1998-2014)
Michiyoshi Minamisawa .... sound recording producer (112 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takeshi Nishina .... sound recording producer (111 episodes, 2010-2014)
Nobuhira Hirano .... recording coordinator (110 episodes, 2010-2014)
Daisuke Jinbo .... sound effects supervisor (110 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ryôko Nashimoto .... recording assistant (110 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tom Wayland .... adr engineer / voice director (107 episodes, 2010-2013)
Eli Cohn .... sound mixer / sound re-recording mixer (91 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kevin Wilson .... sound mixer (68 episodes, 2008-2009)
Haruki Sato .... sound recording manager (56 episodes, 2012-2014)
Akiko Nakamura .... sound recording manager (55 episodes, 2010-2011)
Paul Levin .... sound editor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rich Macar .... final mixer / sound supervisor (37 episodes, 1998)
Bjarne Heuser .... sound supervisor / adr engineer (28 episodes, 2012-2014)
August Ekström .... adr engineer (21 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mikael Regenholz .... adr engineer (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robin Rönnbäck .... adr engineer (20 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 Visual Effects by
Tooru Sugawara .... compositor (91 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kazuhiro Udagawa .... compositor (91 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shinji Ikegami .... compositor (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yumiko Morimoto .... compositor (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuji Shirai .... compositor (90 episodes, 2010-2014)
Naohisa Hajima .... compositor (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroshi Yoshida .... compositor (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaya Yamashiro .... cgi designer (87 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuko Orikasa .... compositor (86 episodes, 2010-2014)
Koichi Gonda .... compositor (85 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kairi Kaneda .... cgi designer (85 episodes, 2010-2014)
Minako Abe .... cgi designer (84 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kôichirô Satô .... cg director / cg supervisor / ... (83 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yurie Tadano .... compositor (82 episodes, 2010-2013)
Fujiko Tabata .... compositor (81 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yumiko Mizuwake .... compositor (79 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yutaka Ono .... cgi designer / cg director / ... (75 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tateaki Koike .... compositor (74 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ryota Ito .... cgi designer (71 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hironori Ookubo .... cgi designer (69 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jun Toyoshima .... cgi designer (69 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ryota Tsuruda .... cgi designer (68 episodes, 2011-2014)
Osamu Karasawa .... cgi designer (67 episodes, 2011-2014)
Naoto Ishida .... cgi designer (66 episodes, 2011-2014)
Syo Gima .... cgi designer (64 episodes, 2011-2013)
Chinatsu Matsukura .... cgi designer (63 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tatsuya Kubota .... cgi designer (57 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 (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Masashi Kishi .... cgi designer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Noriko Sato .... cgi designer (6 episodes, 2013)
Szuhan Chen .... compositor (6 episodes, 2014)
Naoto Inaba .... compositor (6 episodes, 2014)
Riho Kurematsu .... compositor (6 episodes, 2014)
Tie Furuyama .... compositor (5 episodes, 2013)
Eri Ishida .... cgi designer (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Ishikawa .... cgi designer (5 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Morohashi .... cgi designer (5 episodes, 2014)
Tamotsu Nagai .... cgi designer (5 episodes, 2014)
Yusuke Oozone .... cgi designer (5 episodes, 2014)
Sho Sugisawa .... cgi designer (5 episodes, 2014)
Saisuke Chiba .... compositor (4 episodes, 2014)
Yuji Yoshikai .... cgi designer (4 episodes, 2014)
Hiroki Kamiyama .... cgi designer (2 episodes, 2014)
Yuri Naito .... cgi designer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Animation Department
Yôichi Kotabe .... animation supervisor (121 episodes, 1998-2014)
Noriyuki Yoshino .... color key artist (114 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shun'ya Yamada .... character designer / executive animation director (112 episodes, 2010-2013)
Toshihito Hirooka .... executive animation director / animation director / ... (104 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsushi Ogata .... animation director (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tomohiro Koyama .... animation director (92 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kunihiko Natsume .... animation director (92 episodes, 2010-2014)
Izumi Shimura .... animation director (92 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaaki Iwane .... animation director (91 episodes, 2010-2014)
Susumu Fukunaga .... scene planning (89 episodes, 2011-2014)
Yuki Saito .... animation checker (84 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kaori Itô .... animation checker (82 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yumiko Noguchi .... background artist (80 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takashi Shinohara .... animation director (74 episodes, 2011-2014)
Masaki Mayuzumi .... background artist (70 episodes, 2010-2013)
Akie Nagata .... background artist (69 episodes, 2010-2014)
Sumiko Aihara .... background artist (63 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mizuho Tajima .... animation director (62 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mayumi Usuda .... background artist (61 episodes, 2010-2013)
Junji Kobayashi .... animation checker (61 episodes, 2011-2014)
Yasutoshi Kawai .... background artist (60 episodes, 2011-2014)
Megumi Kôno .... cgi producer (55 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)
Akira Takeuchi .... animation director (48 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mayumi Yokodan .... background artist (48 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rieko Shimizu .... background artist (48 episodes, 2011-2013)
Masato Tanaka .... background artist (44 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sanae Sanaka .... background artist (43 episodes, 2011-2013)
Tatsuyia Annoura .... animation director (43 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 (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)
Yunmo Lee .... background artist (29 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ken Itakura .... animation checker (25 episodes, 2011)
Tomoko Katsube .... animation checker (25 episodes, 2011)
Yukari Ogawa .... background artist (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
Atsushi Watanabe .... background artist (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yeonjoo Kim .... background artist (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Miyuki Mochizuki .... animation checker (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shinichi Murooka .... 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)
Fujika Enomoto .... animation checker (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Miyuki Katayama .... animation director (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yumi Abe .... animation checker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Noboru Huruse .... animation director (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shousuke Okamura .... background artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mateusz Wozniczka .... title sequence animator (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Isao Fukuchi .... background artist (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Choji Yoshikawa .... animation coordinator (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)
Haruna Gohzu .... animation director (4 episodes, 2014)
Marcin Hendiger .... title sequence animator (4 episodes, 2014)
Piotr Lipa .... title sequence animator (4 episodes, 2014)
Keito Saito .... animation director (4 episodes, 2014)
Kunihiro Arai .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Rina Fujiwara .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Tomomi Iwase .... background artist / animation director (3 episodes, 2014)
Kazumi Kataoka .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Misa Kitahara .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Akiko Mikami .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Tomomi Oomura .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Shigehito Saka .... background artist (3 episodes, 2014)
Minami Takai .... animation checker (3 episodes, 2014)
Risa Watanabe .... background artist (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 (108 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hitosi Nogawa .... editing assistant (108 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hollie Beg .... editorial supervisor (85 episodes, 2010-2013)
Wolfgang Baur .... editorial supervisor (74 episodes, 2010-2013)
David Numrich .... editorial supervisor (73 episodes, 2011-2013)
Daniel J. Edelman .... on-line editor / opening sequence editor (58 episodes, 2011-2013)
J.C. Cameron Brueckner .... on-line editor (42 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mateusz Wozniczka .... on-line video editor (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Marcin Hendiger .... on-line video editor (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Blaise Selby .... editorial supervisor (17 episodes, 2010)
Michael McGourin .... editor: US version / on-line editor: English version (14 episodes, 2007)
Katherine Fang .... editorial supervisor (11 episodes, 2013)
Piotr Lipa .... on-line video editor (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Konrad Drzymala .... on-line video editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Shawn Gauvain .... on-line video editor (5 episodes, 2013)
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)
Manny Corallo .... music editor (53 episodes, 1998-2013)
Milton Nelson .... composer: additional music (51 episodes, 2001-2006)
John Loeffler .... composer: Black and White / producer: Black and White / ... (48 episodes, 1998-2014)
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)
Alex Nackman .... performer: Rival Destinies (12 episodes, 2012)
Kathryn Raio .... performer: Rival Destinies (12 episodes, 2012)
John Siegler .... composer: pokémon theme / composer: Pokérap / ... (9 episodes, 1998-2014)
Ed Goldfarb .... arranger: pokémon theme (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jason Paige .... lead vocals: pokémon theme (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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
Ryo Arai .... assistant coordinator (121 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsuhiro Tomioka .... series construction (121 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shinsuke Sakamoto .... production secretary (115 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yuta Ochiai .... assistant coordinator (113 episodes, 2010-2013)
Phaedra Long .... support staff (112 episodes, 2010-2013)
Tom Wayland .... voice director / script timer: english version / ... (107 episodes, 2010-2013)
Jimmy Zoppi .... script adaptor / script translator (107 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mikako Fitzsimmons .... support staff (101 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mayumi Kobayashi .... translator / script adaptor (98 episodes, 2010-2013)
Daisuke Masutani .... assistant coordinator / production secretary (93 episodes, 2011-2014)
Toshinobu Matsumiya .... character staging (87 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kenji Matsushima .... character staging (87 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kouji Nishino .... character staging (86 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masahiko Watanabe .... assistant coordinator (85 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kenji Ohta .... assistant coordinator (85 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bill Rogers .... script timer: english version / script timer (84 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)
Yosuke Nishiyama .... assistant coordinator (61 episodes, 2010-2011)
Takahito Hikita .... assistant coordinator (56 episodes, 2012-2014)
Erika Hirashima .... assistant coordinator (56 episodes, 2012-2014)
Shota Koja .... assistant coordinator (50 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mikitaka Sudo .... assistant coordinator (50 episodes, 2012-2013)
Fumiya Ito .... assistant coordinator / staging coordinator (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
Shin'ichirô Tsuzuki .... planner (47 episodes, 2012-2013)
August Ekström .... voice director: swedish version / script adaptor: swedish version / ... (45 episodes, 2010-2013)
Takahiko Mutô .... assistant coordinator (45 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robin Rönnbäck .... voice director: swedish version / script adaptor: swedish version / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ktsuhito Sohma .... assistant coordinator (40 episodes, 2011-2012)
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)
Mikael Regenholz .... voice director: swedish version / script adaptor: swedish version / ... (34 episodes, 2011-2013)
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)
Bjarne Heuser .... production assistant: SDI Media / voice director: SDI Media / ... (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eric Heath .... localization producer / localization coordinator (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Minami Yabe .... assistant coordinator (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Karolina Cossy .... production assistant: swedish version / production coordinator: swedish version (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jay Blake .... localization coordinator: swedish version (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sachiko Kimura .... support staff (11 episodes, 2013)
Beata Cieslak .... production assistant: SDI Media (10 episodes, 2012)
Mitomu Asai .... planner (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Norea Sjöquist .... production coordinator: swedish version (7 episodes, 2014)
Hilary Thomas .... production supervisor: swedish version (7 episodes, 2014)
Tim Hove .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2010)
Kazuki Kawagoe .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Isamu Kikuti .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Junko Maeda .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Maho Oba .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Mitsuaki Oisi .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Osawa .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Fumika Saga .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
Haluno Tasaka .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 2014)
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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Runtime:
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:
Ash's starter Pokemon was going to be Clefairy but was swapped for Pikachu to make it appealing for boys and girls alike.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In an early episode, Flint (Brock's father) says that Brock's mother passed away. In a later episode, Brock's mother is actually in the episode alive.See more »
Quotes:
Meowth:Pikachu won't change. If it's going to battle Raichu, it's going to do it just as it is. It's going to battle in the name of all Pikachus!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Pokémon WorldSee 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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