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Release Date:
8 September 1998 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Gotta catch 'em all!
Plot:
The adventures of Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu, who travel across many regions in hopes of being regarded as a Pokemon master. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 251)
Daniel Nicodème ... Narrator (761 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ikue Ohtani ... Pikachu / ... (751 episodes, 1998-2015)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator / ... (633 episodes, 1998-2015)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / ... (511 episodes, 1998-2015)

Sarah Natochenny ... Ash Ketchum / ... (436 episodes, 2006-2015)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / ... (416 episodes, 1998-2006)
Jimmy Zoppi ... James / ... (406 episodes, 1998-2015)
Rachael Lillis ... Jessie / ... (390 episodes, 1998-2008)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / ... (387 episodes, 1998-2006)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth / ... (365 episodes, 1998-2006)
Michele Knotz ... Jessie / ... (357 episodes, 2006-2015)
Bill Rogers ... Brock / ... (327 episodes, 2006-2015)
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Series Directed by
Kunihiko Yuyama (391 episodes, 2003-2015)
Norihiko Sutô (345 episodes, 2006-2013)
Masamitsu Hidaka (274 episodes, 1998-2009)
Tetsuo Yajima (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
Toshiaki Suzuki (2 episodes, 1999)
Tom Wayland (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Satoshi Tajiri (801 episodes, 1998-2015)
Junichi Masuda (176 episodes, 2004-2015)
Ken Sugimori (176 episodes, 2004-2015)
Atsuhiro Tomioka (32 episodes, 1999-2014)
Yukiyoshi Ohashi (32 episodes, 2010-2015)
Junki Takegami (31 episodes, 1998-2015)
Shinzô Fujita (27 episodes, 1998-2014)
Shoji Yonemura (26 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takeshi Shudo (18 episodes, 1998-2003)
Shigeki Sonoda (11 episodes, 2011-2014)
Akemi Omode (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kathy Pilon (7 episodes, 2001-2004)
Hideki Sonoda (5 episodes, 1998-2014)
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)

Series Produced by
Tim Werenko .... producer (200 episodes, 2008-2015)
Kenji Okubo .... executive producer / executive producer: swedish version (166 episodes, 2010-2015)
Shûkichi Kanda .... animation producer (165 episodes, 1998-2014)
Toshifumi Yoshida .... producer / line producer / ... (160 episodes, 2010-2015)
Takuro Muratsubaki .... producer / assistant producer (155 episodes, 2010-2015)
Choji Yoshikawa .... associate producer (133 episodes, 1998-2013)
Shigehiro Tanaka .... producer (131 episodes, 2011-2015)
Takemoto Mori .... producer (73 episodes, 1998-2012)
Yui Kudo .... assistant producer (59 episodes, 2012-2013)
Gareth Howells .... line producer: swedish production (48 episodes, 2013-2015)
Takeshi Ikuta .... assistant producer (41 episodes, 2013-2014)
Gakuji Nomoto .... associate producer (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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)
Hilary Thomas .... assistant producer: duart film & video inc (16 episodes, 2013)
Daniela Baggio Morano .... line producer (10 episodes, 2012)
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)
Dina Hawana .... associate producer: DuArt Film & Video (4 episodes, 2015)
Michael Haigney .... voice producer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hiroyuki Kato .... animation producer (3 episodes, 2015)
Susumu Matsuyama .... producer (3 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Original Music by
John Loeffler (342 episodes, 1998-2013)
Shinji Miyazaki (153 episodes, 1998-2015)
Manny Corallo (79 episodes, 1998-2013)
Go Ichinose (42 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ed Goldfarb (42 episodes, 2013-2015)
Hitomi Sato (41 episodes, 2010-2015)
David Wolfert (36 episodes, 2010-2012)
Shota Kageyama (29 episodes, 2011-2015)
Minako Adachi (28 episodes, 2011-2015)
Morikazu Aoki (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
John Lissauer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hisao Shirai (555 episodes, 2003-2015)
Motoaki Ikegami (464 episodes, 1998-2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Toshio Henmi (177 episodes, 1998-2015)
Yutaka Ita (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Armen Mazlumian (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Katsuyoshi Kanemura (164 episodes, 1998-2015)
 
Series Production Management
Tsunekazu Ishihara .... production supervisor (163 episodes, 2010-2015)
Hiroyuki Kato .... production manager (154 episodes, 2010-2014)
Donaven Brines .... production supervisor (48 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuomi Koga .... assistant director (68 episodes, 2010-2015)
Yûji Asada .... assistant director (61 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeru Ueda .... assistant director (61 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ken'ichi Nishida .... assistant director (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
Tetsuo Yajima .... assistant director (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken Koyama .... assistant director (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yoshitaka Makino .... assistant director (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
Humihiro Yoshimura .... assistant director (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
Hirokazu Hanai .... assistant director (17 episodes, 2011)
Hirokazu Yamazaki .... assistant director (17 episodes, 2011)
Masahiko Watanabe .... assistant director (16 episodes, 2004-2014)
Tomokazu Iwasaki .... assistant director (16 episodes, 2011)
Nobutaka Chikahashi .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Yuriko Sugaya .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Hideaki Ôba .... assistant director (13 episodes, 2010)
Yorifusa Yamaguchi .... assistant director (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Yoshio Takeuchi .... assistant director (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yoshifumi Sueda .... assistant director (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fumihiro Yoshimura .... assistant director (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fumio Maezono .... assistant director (8 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Seya .... assistant director (5 episodes, 2014)
Yoshinobu Tokumoto .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Mamoru Kobayashi .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Uchida .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Hiromasa Amano .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Takenori Kawada .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daiki Tomiyasu .... assistant director (3 episodes, 2014)
Cho Kobayashi .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Hirotaka Tomiyasu .... assistant director (2 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)
Yûji Asada .... storyboard artist (78 episodes, 2010-2014)
Eric Medalle .... logo designer (78 episodes, 2011-2015)
Norihiko Sutô .... storyboard artist (73 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shigeru Ueda .... storyboard artist (67 episodes, 2010-2014)
Takaomi Kanasaki .... storyboard artist (59 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kunihiko Yuyama .... storyboard artist (58 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroyuki Yamada .... storyboard artist (57 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jeremy Perkins .... logo designer (56 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kazuomi Koga .... storyboard artist (51 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ken'ichi Nishida .... storyboard artist / conceptual character artist (50 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hiromasa Amano .... storyboard artist (47 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tetsuo Yajima .... storyboard artist (38 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 (27 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 (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fumihiro Yoshimura .... storyboard artist (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yoh Miura .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yoshifumi Sueda .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Masakatsu Iijima .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 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)
Takahiro Ikezoe .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Mitsuko Kase .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Fumio Maezono .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Nobuo Tomizawa .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
So Toyama .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Kaori Higuti .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Daiki Tomiyasu .... 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)
Yorifusa Yamaguchi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Hirotaka Tomiyasu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Alon Namdar .... sound effects editor / sound re-recording mixer / ... (242 episodes, 2005-2015)
Carmen Borgia .... sound supervisor (191 episodes, 2008-2013)
Masafumi Mima .... sound recording director / sound director (176 episodes, 1998-2015)
Michiyoshi Minamisawa .... sound recording producer (162 episodes, 2010-2015)
Takeshi Nishina .... sound recording producer (161 episodes, 2010-2015)
Nobuhira Hirano .... recording coordinator (160 episodes, 2010-2015)
Daisuke Jinbo .... sound effects supervisor (160 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ryôko Nashimoto .... recording assistant (159 episodes, 2010-2015)
Joseph Shalack .... adr engineer (144 episodes, 2003-2006)
Tom Wayland .... adr engineer / voice director (137 episodes, 2010-2015)
Haruki Sato .... sound recording manager (99 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eli Cohn .... sound mixer / sound re-recording mixer (92 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kevin Wilson .... sound mixer (68 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bjarne Heuser .... sound supervisor / adr engineer / ... (58 episodes, 2012-2014)
Akiko Nakamura .... sound recording manager (56 episodes, 2010-2011)
Paul Levin .... sound editor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rich Macar .... final mixer / sound supervisor (37 episodes, 1998)
August Ekström .... adr engineer (27 episodes, 2012-2013)
Mikael Regenholz .... adr engineer (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Robin Rönnbäck .... adr engineer (26 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Chobot .... sound re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 2011)
Katsuhiro Ono .... sound recording manager (4 episodes, 2015)
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 (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Kôichirô Satô .... cg director / cg supervisor / ... (113 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yutaka Ono .... cgi designer / cg director / ... (102 episodes, 2011-2014)
Shinji Ikegami .... compositor (98 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yumiko Morimoto .... compositor (98 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tôru Sugawara .... compositor (98 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kazuhiro Udagawa .... compositor (98 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuji Shirai .... compositor (97 episodes, 2010-2014)
Naohisa Haijima .... compositor (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Hiroshi Yoshida .... compositor (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yuko Orikasa .... compositor (94 episodes, 2010-2014)
Koichi Gonda .... compositor (93 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaya Yamashiro .... cgi designer (89 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kairi Kaneda .... cgi designer (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
Minako Abe .... cgi designer (86 episodes, 2010-2014)
Yurie Tadano .... compositor (83 episodes, 2010-2013)
Fujiko Tabata .... compositor (82 episodes, 2010-2013)
Yumiko Mizuwake .... compositor (81 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ryota Ito .... cgi designer (81 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tateaki Koike .... compositor (76 episodes, 2010-2013)
Hironori Ookubo .... cgi designer (72 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jun Toyoshima .... cgi designer (72 episodes, 2011-2014)
Naoto Ishida .... cgi designer (69 episodes, 2011-2014)
Osamu Karasawa .... cgi designer (69 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ryota Tsuruda .... cgi designer (69 episodes, 2011-2014)
Syo Gima .... cgi designer (67 episodes, 2011-2013)
Chinatsu Matsukura .... cgi designer (66 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tatsuya Kubota .... cgi designer (60 episodes, 2011-2014)
Yasushi Kimura .... compositor (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
Eri Ishida .... cgi designer (13 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Ishikawa .... cgi designer (13 episodes, 2014)
Shinji Morohashi .... cgi designer (13 episodes, 2014)
Tamotsu Nagai .... cgi designer (13 episodes, 2014)
Sho Sugisawa .... cgi designer (13 episodes, 2014)
Szuhan Chen .... compositor (12 episodes, 2014)
Naoto Inaba .... compositor (12 episodes, 2014)
Riho Kurematsu .... compositor (12 episodes, 2014)
Masashi Kishi .... cgi designer (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yuji Yoshikai .... cgi designer (11 episodes, 2014)
Saisuke Chiba .... compositor (10 episodes, 2014)
Yusuke Oozone .... cgi designer (10 episodes, 2014)
Noriko Sato .... cgi designer (9 episodes, 2013)
Hiroki Kamiyama .... cgi designer (8 episodes, 2014)
Yuri Naito .... cgi designer (8 episodes, 2014)
Tie Furuyama .... compositor (7 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Animation Department
Yôichi Kotabe .... animation supervisor (172 episodes, 1998-2015)
Noriyuki Yoshino .... color key artist (165 episodes, 2010-2015)
Toshihito Hirooka .... executive animation director / character designer / ... (156 episodes, 2004-2015)
Susumu Fukunaga .... scene planning (136 episodes, 2011-2014)
Shun'ya Yamada .... character designer / executive animation director (125 episodes, 2010-2014)
Izumi Shimura .... animation director / key animator (103 episodes, 1998-2014)
Masaaki Iwane .... animation director / key animator (103 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kunihiko Natsume .... animation director (97 episodes, 2010-2014)
Atsushi Ogata .... animation director (96 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tomohiro Koyama .... animation director (95 episodes, 2010-2014)
Megumi Kôno .... cgi producer (95 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 / key animator (81 episodes, 2011-2015)
Akie Nagata .... background artist (70 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masaki Mayuzumi .... background artist (70 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mizuho Tajima .... animation director / key animator (68 episodes, 2011-2015)
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)
Akihiro Tamagawa .... animation director / key animator (55 episodes, 2010-2015)
Yasuaki Muto .... background artist (53 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kiyomi Obara .... background artist (52 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 (46 episodes, 2012-2014)
Masato Tanaka .... background artist (44 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sanae Sanaka .... background artist (43 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kazuhiro Takahashi .... background artist (42 episodes, 1999-2013)
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)
Norihiro Yoshikawa .... background artist (40 episodes, 2011-2013)
Hisae Ohmiya .... background artist (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
Hitomi Yoshida .... background artist (39 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mateusz Wozniczka .... title sequence animator (39 episodes, 2013-2014)
Akino Kojima .... background artist (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
Marcin Hendiger .... title sequence animator (34 episodes, 2013-2014)
Piotr Lipa .... title sequence animator (34 episodes, 2013-2014)
Masateru Yoshimura .... animation checker (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
Chizuru Sakata .... background artist (31 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kazuhiro Ono .... animation director (31 episodes, 2011)
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)
Choji Yoshikawa .... animation coordinator (29 episodes, 2013-2015)
Ken Itakura .... animation checker (25 episodes, 2011)
Tomoko Katsube .... animation checker (25 episodes, 2011)
Fujika Enomoto .... animation checker / inbetween animator (21 episodes, 2004-2011)
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)
Hiroyuki Furukawa .... animation director (20 episodes, 2010-2014)
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)
Kazue Kishita .... animation director (18 episodes, 2010)
Yutaka Arai .... animation checker / second key animator (16 episodes, 2011)
Mai Tsutsumi .... animation director (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
Keiko Kenemura .... background artist (13 episodes, 2011)
Miyuki Katayama .... animation director (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Yumi Abe .... animation checker / inbetween animator (10 episodes, 2011-2014)
Noboru Huruse .... animation director (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shousuke Okamura .... background artist (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kanae Matsunaga .... animation director / assistant animation director (8 episodes, 2013-2015)
Shinji Matsuda .... animation director / key animator (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Shinji Seya .... animation director (6 episodes, 2014)
Kuniko Hamano .... key animator (5 episodes, 2004-2013)
Isao Fukuchi .... background artist (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kazuma Furukawa .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiroyuki Tanaka .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Uchida .... animation director (5 episodes, 2014)
Hiromi Funatsu .... key animator (4 episodes, 2004-2013)
Kaori Higuchi .... key animator / storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
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)
Toshio Miyahara .... scene planning (4 episodes, 2015)
Keiko Shimizu .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004-2013)
Yumi Edano .... animator / clean up animation / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ayako Maeda .... animator / clean up animation / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kayo Oshima .... color checker / animator / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2014)
Chieko Hisha .... key animator / second key animator (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Minami Takai .... animation checker (3 episodes, 2014)
Sayuri Ichiishi .... character designer (2 episodes, 1998)
Akiko Hibino .... background artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Sanae Miyauchi .... background artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Katsumi Takao .... background artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Kahoru Hirata .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004-2011)
Mitsuko Moriyama .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004-2011)
Yusaku Takeda .... key animator / animation director (2 episodes, 2004-2011)
Riko Nakaya .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2011-2015)
Maiko Katsuki .... inbetween animator / key animator (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Masayo Matsumoto .... key animator (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Senri Ikehara .... key animator (2 episodes, 2011)
Noriko Itô .... key animator (2 episodes, 2011)
Kazuomi Koga .... animator / clean up animation (2 episodes, 2011)
Emi Mori .... key animator (2 episodes, 2011)
Hiromi Naganawa .... key animator (2 episodes, 2011)
Aya Onaga .... animator / clean up animation (2 episodes, 2011)
Keita Saitô .... animation director (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ryô Naitô .... editor: video / video editing (154 episodes, 2010-2015)
Hitosi Nogawa .... editing assistant (154 episodes, 2010-2015)
Chase Voorhees .... on-line editor / opening sequence editor / ... (132 episodes, 2009-2013)
Hollie Beg .... editorial supervisor (113 episodes, 2010-2015)
David Numrich .... editorial supervisor (84 episodes, 2011-2013)
Wolfgang Baur .... editorial supervisor (74 episodes, 2010-2013)
Daniel J. Edelman .... on-line editor / opening sequence editor (62 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mateusz Wozniczka .... on-line video editor (57 episodes, 2012-2014)
Marcin Hendiger .... on-line video editor (51 episodes, 2013-2014)
J.C. Cameron Brueckner .... on-line editor (42 episodes, 2008-2009)
Piotr Lipa .... on-line video editor (35 episodes, 2013-2014)
Katherine Fang .... editorial supervisor (22 episodes, 2013)
Blaise Selby .... editorial supervisor (17 episodes, 2010)
Tim Hove .... editorial supervisor (17 episodes, 2013-2015)
Eric Heath .... editorial supervisor (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
Shawn Gauvain .... on-line video editor (15 episodes, 2013)
Michael McGourin .... editor: US version / on-line editor: English version (14 episodes, 2007)
Marc Berliner .... on-line video editor (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Konrad Drzymala .... on-line video editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Eric Haddock .... editorial supervisor (4 episodes, 2015)
Jim Chaliz .... on-line video editor (3 episodes, 2015)
Dan Hubp .... editor: PokéRap (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Music Department
John Loeffler .... composer: pokémon theme / composer: Black and White / ... (89 episodes, 1998-2014)
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 (62 episodes, 1998-2013)
Milton Nelson .... composer: additional music (51 episodes, 2001-2006)
David Wolfert .... producer: Black and White / composer: Black and White / ... (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ed Goldfarb .... arranger: pokémon theme / composer: pokémon theme (44 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jason Paige .... lead vocals: pokémon theme (42 episodes, 2013-2015)
John Siegler .... composer: pokémon theme / composer: Pokérap / ... (41 episodes, 1998-2014)
Robert Watson .... composer: additional music (26 episodes, 2001-2006)
Erin Bowman .... performer: Black and White / performer: "Black and White" (25 episodes, 2011)
Kathryn Raio .... performer: Rival Destinies / performer: It's Always You and Me (21 episodes, 2012-2013)
Benoit Grey .... composer: additional music (17 episodes, 2002-2006)
Alex Nackman .... performer: Rival Destinies (12 episodes, 2012)
Neal Coomer .... performer: It's Always You and Me (9 episodes, 2013)
Akhil Gopal .... additional score / music editor (4 episodes, 2015)
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 (162 episodes, 2010-2015)
Phaedra Long .... support staff (139 episodes, 2010-2015)
Daisuke Masutani .... assistant coordinator / production secretary (138 episodes, 2011-2015)
Jimmy Zoppi .... script adaptor / script translator (137 episodes, 2010-2015)
Tom Wayland .... voice director / script timer: english version / ... (135 episodes, 2010-2015)
Ryo Arai .... assistant coordinator (133 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shinsuke Sakamoto .... production secretary (127 episodes, 2010-2013)
Mayumi Kobayashi .... translator / script adaptor / ... (125 episodes, 2010-2015)
Yuta Ochiai .... assistant coordinator (118 episodes, 2010-2013)
Toshinobu Matsumiya .... character staging (110 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kenji Matsushima .... character staging (110 episodes, 2010-2014)
Bill Rogers .... script timer: english version / script timer (110 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kouji Nishino .... character staging (109 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mikako Fitzsimmons .... support staff (101 episodes, 2010-2013)
Masahiko Watanabe .... assistant coordinator (95 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kenji Ohta .... assistant coordinator (90 episodes, 2011-2013)
Masakazu Kubo .... planner (70 episodes, 1998-2011)
Takahito Hikita .... assistant coordinator (69 episodes, 2012-2014)
Erika Hirashima .... assistant coordinator (69 episodes, 2012-2014)
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)
Bjarne Heuser .... script timing: SDI Media / voice director: SDI Media / ... (62 episodes, 2012-2015)
Jay Blake .... localization coordinator: swedish version / support staff (62 episodes, 2013-2015)
Yosuke Nishiyama .... assistant coordinator (61 episodes, 2010-2011)
Fumiya Ito .... assistant coordinator / staging coordinator (61 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eric Heath .... localization producer / localization coordinator / ... (58 episodes, 2012-2015)
Shin'ichirô Tsuzuki .... planner (58 episodes, 2012-2013)
Shota Koja .... assistant coordinator (56 episodes, 2012-2013)
Takahiko Mutô .... assistant coordinator (55 episodes, 2012-2014)
Mikitaka Sudo .... assistant coordinator (55 episodes, 2012-2013)
Karolina Cossy .... production coordinator: swedish version / production assistant: swedish version (54 episodes, 2013-2014)
August Ekström .... voice director: swedish version / script timer: swedish version / ... (53 episodes, 2010-2013)
Robin Rönnbäck .... voice director: swedish version / script timer: swedish version / ... (50 episodes, 2011-2013)
Hilary Thomas .... production supervisor: swedish version / production supervisor (45 episodes, 2013-2015)
Mikael Regenholz .... voice director: swedish version / script timer: swedish version / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ktsuhito Sohma .... assistant coordinator (40 episodes, 2011-2012)
Norea Sjöquist .... production coordinator: swedish version (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
Mitomu Asai .... planner (38 episodes, 2013-2015)
Sachiko Kimura .... support staff (38 episodes, 2013-2015)
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)
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)
Minami Yabe .... assistant coordinator (29 episodes, 2013-2014)
Hisashi Takashima .... assistant coordinator (27 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christa Hylton .... script timer: english version (18 episodes, 2013-2015)
Fumika Saga .... assistant coordinator (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Magnus Veigas .... script adaptor: swedish version (12 episodes, 2014)
Kazuki Kawagoe .... assistant coordinator (11 episodes, 2014)
Isamu Kikuti .... assistant coordinator (11 episodes, 2014)
Beata Cieslak .... production assistant: SDI Media (10 episodes, 2012)
Junko Maeda .... assistant coordinator (10 episodes, 2014)
Maho Oba .... assistant coordinator (10 episodes, 2014)
Mitsuaki Oisi .... assistant coordinator (10 episodes, 2014)
Hiroshi Osawa .... assistant coordinator (10 episodes, 2014)
Haluno Tasaka .... assistant coordinator (10 episodes, 2014)
Tim Hove .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2010)
Nozomi Aminaka .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2015)
Tadashi Kubota .... support staff (3 episodes, 2015)
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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Additional Details

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:
24 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:G (TV rating) | Iceland:L | Mexico:A | Netherlands:MG6 | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:6 (TV rating) | New Zealand:G | UK:U | UK:(Banned) (one episode) | USA:TV-Y | USA:TV-Y7 (some episodes)

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Trivia:
Despite being a Japanese Anime, this show has always been targeted towards an American audience. This is because the video games Pokemon Blue and Red and trading card games were more popular in the USA than in Japan. Thus, the english versions of the first 4 seasons were made before the Japanese versions. Ash in the English versions name isn't Satoshi, and some names of pokemon are respelled english words. Not only that, the characters mouth movements match what they're saying in English, and sometimes they don't match with what they're saying in Japanese. However, 4k entertainment did have a hand in changing the food that they eat.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In one episode Brock's Geodude participates in an all-Fighting Pokemon tournament. A Geodude, however, is NOT fighting, it's rock/ground. In the original card series there was no rock or ground type, only fighting type to represent all three types.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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Soundtrack:
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72 out of 77 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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