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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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Series cast summary:
Ikue Ôtani ...  Pikachu / ... 942 episodes, 1997-2018
Rica Matsumoto ...  Satoshi / ... 870 episodes, 1997-2018
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 827 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 / ... 587 episodes, 2005-2018
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 566 episodes, 1997-2018
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 507 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

The series uses a couple of sound effects from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987): the Enterprise-D door chime (used when Ash's Pokedex was updated for the G/S Pokemon (season 2)) and the Enterprise-D transporter (used as part of an Electrode or Voltorb self-destruct). 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

James of Team Rocket: Team Rocket's blasting off again!
Jessie: Team Rocket's blasting off again!
Meowth: Team Rocket's blasting off again!
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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 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 Law & Order: Loco Parentis (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by John Siegler and David Rolfe
Performed by David Rolfe
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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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