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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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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

(series 14) Iris is the first female traveling companion who doesn't get her bike destroyed by Ash and Pikachu. This is the first time this running joke hasn't happened since the start of the Pokemon series. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jessie: We may be mean and nasty, but we'd never turn our backs on a teammate in trouble.
James of Team Rocket: As long as we're not exposed to any actual physical danger.
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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 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Unbeatable
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Written by John Siegler and David Rolfe
Performed by David Rolfe
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Not a big Anime fan, BUT Pokemon is awesome! I love it!
1 February 1999 | by KabigonSee all my reviews

I don't watch much anime, but I can't get enough of Pokemon! The cute characters, good storylines and great animation drew me in. One of the best animated shows on American TV.


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