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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...  Pikachu / ... 939 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 866 episodes, 1997-2017
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 803 episodes, 1997-2018
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 770 episodes, 1997-2016
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 711 episodes, 1997-2016
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 707 episodes, 1997-2014
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 691 episodes, 1997-2017
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 689 episodes, 1997-2017
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone 638 episodes, 2002-2016
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 636 episodes, 1997-2015
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 550 episodes, 2005-2018
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 541 episodes, 1997-2018
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 488 episodes, 2005-2018
Rachael Lillis ...  Jessie / ... 426 episodes, 1997-2015
Eric Stuart ...  James / ... 436 episodes, 1997-2007
Veronica Taylor ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 416 episodes, 1997-2006
Madeleine Blaustein ...  Meowth / ... 409 episodes, 1997-2007
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Storyline

Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of many friends, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for new Pokémon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket, as well as other evil organizations, as well as battling rivals, and meeting legendary Pokémon. Written by ZeroG1

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Gotta catch 'em all!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

8 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon Best Wishes! See more »

Filming Locations:

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (200 episodes) | (Per Episode) | (192 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo | Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

(series 8) This is the last season to have the original English dub voice actors. See more »

Goofs

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

[Puffing up]
Jigglypuff: Jiggly puff puff.
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Crazy Credits

Many times during the credits now, a Pokémon Karaokémon will play - this is where a jukebox will come up on the screen and a song will play, while the words come up on the screen, and a short video clip is shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

The English version (as "Pokémon") included removing suggestive content and changing the fate of several characters, as well as editing the story to be much lighter and kid friendly in tone for the US release. Such edits as removal of written Japanese characters on various signs, billboards,etc.; cigar or anything that's a tobacco product, alcoholic like beverages, and any scenes that seem too violent. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Mega Man (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

We Will Be Heroes
(eleventh theme song)
Written and Produced by John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Performed by Kirsten Price
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Took me by surprise
15 November 1999 | by nutz4n64See all my reviews

I'll start off by saying that the first time I saw this show, I hated it. I liked Pikachu, but couldn't stand Ash and Misty. Their lines just seemed to exaggerated and obvious. However, after becoming addicted to the video game, I gradually gained a type of guilty pleasure of watching this show. After seeing the first episode, I started calling it a pretty cool show, but couldn't watch it very often (High School). Day off, and I saw "Pikachu's Goodbye," I was hooked. I have seen every episode and am now alienated to all the kids at school that dismiss Pokemon. This show does have its mature features if you look and listen close enough, and has a really good storyline. Do not dismiss this show like I almost did. It's definitely worth a look.


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