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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 / ... 995 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 867 episodes, 1997-2017
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 803 episodes, 1997-2018
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 770 episodes, 1997-2016
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 729 episodes, 1997-2016
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 724 episodes, 1997-2014
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 702 episodes, 1997-2017
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 689 episodes, 1997-2017
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 651 episodes, 1997-2015
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone 638 episodes, 2002-2016
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 549 episodes, 2005-2018
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 541 episodes, 1997-2018
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 488 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 / ... 408 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:

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)

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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

In the opening intro, Mew appears in which it didn't appear in all the episodes of the series. However, it appeared in Pokemon: The First Movie. 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

Ash: If anybody's out there, you can come out. And if you're a monster or a ghost, you can stay where you are.
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Crazy Credits

Many times during the credits now, a Pokémon Karaokémon will play - this is where a jukebox will come up on the screen and a song will play, while the words come up on the screen, and a short video clip is shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 4Kids version 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 Ocean's 11-Year-Olds (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Pokémon Theme
(first theme song)
Written by John Siegler and John Loeffler
Performed by Jason Paige
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Guilty Pleasures
14 February 2000 | by CurareSee all my reviews

OK, I know I'm 22 years old and supposed to be part of the counter-culture that ignores most fads targeted at 8-year olds. But this show rocks! I watched it because of the simple fact there was nothing else on that afternoon, and now I've been swept up in the continuing adventures of Ash, Pikachu, Misty, and token grown-up (that would be Brock or Tracey). And Team Rocket! You gotta love those guys. They try so hard to be evil, but it's not really in there hearts. This show is a lot better than people give it credit for. Check it out (if your over 8 and/or don't have kids).


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