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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 / ... 1,047 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 867 episodes, 1997-2017
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 803 episodes, 1997-2018
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 744 episodes, 1997-2014
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 741 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 / ... 675 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!


Certificate:

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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

Two Pokémon soundtracks were released in the USA: 'Pokémon 2.B.A. Master' released on June 29, 1999 by 4Kids Entertainment and KOCH Records (This CD was also released in Quebec Canada, Germany, France, Portugal and Latin American), and 'Totally Pokémon' released on January 23, 2001 by Koch Records. Additionally, a Pokémon CD single entitled 'Pokémon World' was released on February 8, 2000 by KOCH Records. 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

Ash: I was so kicking your butt there, Misty!
Misty: What? You know you lost with Butterfree!
Ash: That was just Round 1. After that, I made a huge comeback!
Misty: If Team Rocket hadn't busted in, I would have destroyed you!
Ash: You're lucky they showed up; you were about to lose.
Misty: Lose? I was just getting started!
Ash: Oh yeah?
Misty: Oh yeah!
Brock Harrison: Oh brother!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Pokémon Johto
(third theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Performed by PJ Lequerica
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****:perfect 4 stars,quite possibly one of the most entertaining anime's somewhat based on a terrific game around.
25 April 1999 | by PJS-5See all my reviews

A truly,truly wonderful anime,mix in a good amount of heart & music,kick up a little pokemon battling mayhem,& 2 main story parts make it a crumb of a bit better than the game,(Misty & Brock following with ash,the team rocket group),true contrary to popular belief it's not 80-100% accurate to the show,it's more 60% accurate,but it has been said that the show is based on the upcoming Yellow version,& the story changes are usually for the better,& the humor on this show is well paced in such as the known comic anime "Samurai Pizza Cats" so in some ways you don't have to be a big video game fan to enjoy this one.


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