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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 / ... 874 episodes, 1997-2019
Rodger Parsons ...  Narrator / ... 837 episodes, 1997-2019
Kayzie Rogers ...  Wobbuffet / ... 769 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 637 episodes, 2000-2016
Yûji Ueda ...  Takeshi / ... 635 episodes, 1997-2015
Sarah Natochenny ...  Ash Ketchum / ... 606 episodes, 2005-2019
James Carter Cathcart ...  James / ... 579 episodes, 1997-2019
Michele Knotz ...  Jessie / ... 517 episodes, 2005-2019
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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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,950,481
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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

Although Pokémon is a series that internationally renews it's theme song style regularly with new singers, fans in the Netherlands have successfully battled for the return of singer Herman van Doorn multiple times over the years. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jessie: Prepare for trouble.
James of Team Rocket: And make it double.
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation.
James of Team Rocket: To unite all people within our nation.
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love.
James of Team Rocket: To extend our reach to the stars above.
Jessie: Jessie.
James of Team Rocket: James.
Jessie: Team Rocket blasting off at the speed of light.
James of Team Rocket: Surrender now or prepare to fight.
[...]
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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

Followed by Pokémon Heroes (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Frontier
(ninth theme song)
Written and Produced by John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Performed by Jason Appleton
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THIS ROCKS!!!
6 December 1998 | by Bad_Karma96See all my reviews

This show is one of the best on the air! It is also the best Game Boy game ever made! It remains partially true to (the game.) It tells the adventures of Ash, Misty, and Brock as they search for all 150 Pokemon. There is only one word to describe this show: Great!


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