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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!


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Official Sites:

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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

Upon being told that Pokémon was going to be shown worldwide, director Masamitsu Hidaka decided to phase Brock out of the Orange Islands season, fearing American audiences would perceive him as a racist stereotype towards asians. However, when his character recieved strong positive reception, he was brought back into the series. See more »

Goofs

Despite what the show frequently implies with Pikachu's attacks, electrical attacks can NEVER harm ground types. See more »

Quotes

Gary Oak: Why don't you let your stomach do the talking?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Halo Legends' (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Be a Winner
(fourth theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Performed by David Rolfe
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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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