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 / ... 1,125 episodes, 1997-2020
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 1,112 episodes, 1997-2020
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 942 episodes, 1997-2020
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 736 episodes, 1997-2020
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 734 episodes, 1997-2020
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 787 episodes, 1997-2020
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 785 episodes, 1997-2016
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 662 episodes, 1997-2017
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 710 episodes, 2005-2020
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 624 episodes, 1997-2019
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 637 episodes, 1997-2020
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone / ... 639 episodes, 2000-2016
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 580 episodes, 2005-2020


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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It took Serena seven episodes to join Ash's group, the longest time out of all of Ash's traveling companions to join him after being introduced. Additionally, Serena is also the first female character to not get herself or her bike shocked by Pikachu at the start of the series: Misty, May, and Dawn all had their bikes electrocuted, while Iris and Bonnie were directly shocked by Pikachu. Furthermore, Serena also took the longest time out of all of Ash's traveling companions to reveal her goal in life, only choosing to become a Pokémon Performer and aim for Kalos Queen 47 episodes after her debut. See more »


In one episode, an Exeggcute evolves into an Exeggutor without a Leaf Stone. This Pokémon requires the Leaf Stone to evolve - it can not evolve through experience points. See more »


Brock Harrison: [Team Rocket has just performed a cheer for Ash and Pikachu] That was really disturbing.
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Crazy Credits

The Pokemon logo makes one last appearance at the very end of the credits, after the Summit Media Group bumper. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Netflix version edits out the "Who's That Pokemon" and "Pikachu's Jukebox" segments, whereas only the "Pokerap" segment is retained. See more »


Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Characters with Ice Powers (2016) See more »


I Wanna Be a Hero
(sixth 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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Gotta catch em' all!
15 April 1999 | by JohnnyJohnHildegaardSee all my reviews

Pokemon is the best executed cartoons of all time. It's just so cool to watch. The humor is wacked and funny and the Pokemon are so cute. I just love that Pikachu, it's just so cute to watch at. Not to mention the fact that the Game Boy game is also an awesome thing. It's an awesome show, if you go buy your Pokemon game, also go buy a video of Pokemon too. You'll be surprised.

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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)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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