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Poketto monsutâ (original title)
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Ash Ketchum, his yellow pet Pikachu, and his human friends explore a world of powerful creatures.
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Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...  Pikachu / ... 949 episodes, 1997-2019
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 878 episodes, 1997-2019
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 861 episodes, 1997-2020
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 774 episodes, 1997-2016
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 714 episodes, 1997-2016
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 711 episodes, 1997-2014
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 696 episodes, 1997-2017
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 692 episodes, 1997-2017
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 649 episodes, 2005-2020
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 640 episodes, 1997-2017
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone 637 episodes, 2000-2016
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 604 episodes, 1997-2020
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 545 episodes, 2005-2020
Rachael Lillis ...  Jessie / ... 428 episodes, 1997-2015
Eric Stuart ...  James / ... 438 episodes, 1997-2007
Veronica Taylor ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 418 episodes, 1997-2006
Madeleine Blaustein ...  Meowth / ... 410 episodes, 1997-2007
Bill Rogers ...  Brock / ... 397 episodes, 1998-2020
Erica Schroeder ...  Wobbuffet / ... 392 episodes, 2000-2020
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ...  Pokédex / ... 384 episodes, 2001-2020


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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Did You Know?


Kingler is the first and only one of Ash's Pokémon that evolved after its first battle. It is also Ash's only Pokémon to win in a Pokémon League match single handedly, excluding one-on-one matches. See more »


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 »


May: Hey! That's my egg!
James of Team Rocket: Ahh! That's my Mime Jr.
Jessie: We're here for Elekid and Pikachu.
James of Team Rocket: TIME OUT!
[James comes running out of Team Rocket's Golem machine]
May: [May runs up to James] I'll trade you.
James of Team Rocket: That sounds like a plan.
May: Here you go!
James of Team Rocket: Thanks.
MayJames of Team Rocket: Bye!
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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 »


(eighth theme song)
Written by John Siegler and David Kos Rolfe (as David Rolfe)
Performed by David Kos Rolfe (as David Rolfe)
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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

8 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: The Johto Journeys See more »

Filming Locations:

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan See more »


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

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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