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Pokémon 

Poketto monsutâ (original title)
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 / ... 1,055 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 867 episodes, 1997-2017
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 803 episodes, 1997-2018
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 749 episodes, 1997-2014
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 742 episodes, 1997-2016
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 770 episodes, 1997-2016
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 704 episodes, 1997-2017
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 689 episodes, 1997-2017
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 679 episodes, 1997-2015
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone 638 episodes, 2002-2016
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 548 episodes, 2005-2018
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 537 episodes, 1997-2018
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 484 episodes, 2005-2018
Rachael Lillis ...  Jessie / ... 426 episodes, 1997-2015
Eric Stuart ...  James / ... 436 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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Taglines:

Gotta catch 'em all!


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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

8 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon the Series See more »

Filming Locations:

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the English dubbed version there have been notable fourth wall breaks by characters. In season 1 episode 26, when Gloom unleashes a foul odor everyone is repulsed, including Meowth. When Jesse points out that Meowth lacks a nose, Meowth says 'the cartoonist must have forgotten to draw it on!'. Also, in season 1 episode 27, when Team Rocket attempt to steal Drowzee and Hypno using a convoluted mechanism which fails, they just grab them using whips. When Jesses asks why they didn't do that first, James says that they have to somehow make the show 30 minutes long. 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

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!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Pokémon World
(second theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Performed by Russell Velázquez
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Guilty Pleasures
14 February 2000 | by CurareSee all my reviews

OK, I know I'm 22 years old and supposed to be part of the counter-culture that ignores most fads targeted at 8-year olds. But this show rocks! I watched it because of the simple fact there was nothing else on that afternoon, and now I've been swept up in the continuing adventures of Ash, Pikachu, Misty, and token grown-up (that would be Brock or Tracey). And Team Rocket! You gotta love those guys. They try so hard to be evil, but it's not really in there hearts. This show is a lot better than people give it credit for. Check it out (if your over 8 and/or don't have kids).


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