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Poketto monsutâ (original title)
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Ash Ketchum, his yellow pet Pikachu, and his human friends explore a world of powerful creatures.
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Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...  Pikachu / ... 950 episodes, 1997-2020
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 872 episodes, 1997-2020
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 872 episodes, 1997-2020
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 769 episodes, 1997-2016
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narrator / ... 645 episodes, 1997-2016
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Kojiro / ... 648 episodes, 1997-2020
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Musashi / ... 641 episodes, 1997-2020
Inuko Inuyama ...  Nyarth / ... 693 episodes, 1997-2020
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 666 episodes, 2005-2020
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 619 episodes, 1997-2017
Christopher Collet ...  Steven Stone / ... 639 episodes, 2000-2016
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 612 episodes, 1997-2020
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 555 episodes, 2005-2020
Rachael Lillis ...  Jessie / ... 428 episodes, 1997-2015
Eric Stuart ...  James / ... 438 episodes, 1997-2007
Veronica Taylor ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 418 episodes, 1997-2006
Erica Schroeder ...  Wobbuffet / ... 402 episodes, 2000-2020
Bill Rogers ...  Brock / ... 400 episodes, 1998-2020
Madeleine Blaustein ...  Meowth / ... 410 episodes, 1997-2007


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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Did You Know?


Wartortle is May's only Pokémon that is mid-way through its evolution line. All of her other Pokémon are either at their first or final stage, with all but Glaceon having evolved twice. See more »


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


James of Team Rocket: Thundershock, Thunderbolt... I've been destroyed by Pikachu's attacks so many times I know them all by heart.
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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 »


Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Mario Party 10 (2015) See more »


Battle Frontier
(ninth theme song)
Written and Produced by John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Performed by Jason Appleton
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A Childhood Memory
19 December 2006 | by pocketjgSee all my reviews

Whenever I think of Pokemon my heart sinks, but in a good way! It reminds me of my younger life (this is like four years ago by the way :P) This was easily my first and most-loved animes because it outlines my childhood from 10 - 14 when everyone liked it, not that everyone carried on liking it like I did. The original series of Pokemon is by far the best, and I really enjoyed the Johto saga, however recently Pokemon has gone down hill.

The story lines are repetitive and so similar to the original series, and the newest one (Diamond and Pearl) looks to make things worse. I saw the first episode of it (in Japanese) and I loved it until the last 5-10 mins where I thought "Yey! No Ash or Team Rocket!" I should have kept my mouth shut. They crammed Ash AND Team Rocket trying to steal Pikachu.

But afterall, it really is a children's epic story :) I just feel so bad that they've changed the voice actors after 10 years. It's really ruined it for me and I'm sure many other fans of the programme.

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

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1.33 : 1
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