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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.
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In this direct-to-video sequel to Pokémon: The First Movie, Ash, Misty, and Brock continue exploring the Johto region, then have to rescue Pikachu after Jessie and James of Team Rocket ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...  Pikachu / ... 939 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 867 episodes, 1997-2017
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 810 episodes, 1997-2018
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 770 episodes, 1997-2016
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 711 episodes, 1997-2016
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 708 episodes, 1997-2014
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 692 episodes, 1997-2017
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 689 episodes, 1997-2017
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone 638 episodes, 2000-2016
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 636 episodes, 1997-2015
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 562 episodes, 2005-2019
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 548 episodes, 1997-2018
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 494 episodes, 2005-2018
Rachael Lillis ...  Jessie / ... 426 episodes, 1997-2015
Eric Stuart ...  James / ... 436 episodes, 1997-2007
Veronica Taylor ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 416 episodes, 1997-2006
Madeleine Blaustein ...  Meowth / ... 409 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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Gotta catch 'em all!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

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Mono | Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ash's last name, Ketchum, is a play on the words "catch 'em," as in "Gotta catch 'em all!" See more »

Goofs

In an early episode, Flint (Brock's father) says that Brock's mother passed away. In a later episode, Brock's mother is actually in the episode alive. That makes Flint (Brock's father) a liar. See more »

Quotes

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

First season has a "Poke Rap" segment prior to the end credits, combining the names of the (original 150) Pokemon into a rap-style song. There are 5 different segments like this total, adding up to the total 150. Home video releases featured the complete Poke Rap, combining all 5 parts. 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 »

Connections

Spin-off Pokémon: A New Beginning (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Pokémon World
(second theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Performed by Russell Velázquez
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THIS ROCKS!!!
6 December 1998 | by Bad_Karma96See all my reviews

This show is one of the best on the air! It is also the best Game Boy game ever made! It remains partially true to (the game.) It tells the adventures of Ash, Misty, and Brock as they search for all 150 Pokemon. There is only one word to describe this show: Great!


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