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Pokémon 

Poketto monsutâ (original title)
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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 / ... 941 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 871 episodes, 1997-2019
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 823 episodes, 1997-2018
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 771 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 / ... 585 episodes, 2005-2019
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 566 episodes, 1997-2019
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 506 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)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo | Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ash's starter Pokemon was going to be Clefairy but was swapped for Pikachu to make it appealing for boys and girls alike. 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

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

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 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 Corn (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe in Me
(fifth theme song)
Written by John Siegler and David Rolfe
Performed by David Rolfe
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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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