Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu travel across many regions in hopes of becoming a 'Pokémon master'. Their goals are to catch and train every Pokémon animal kind as well as competing in special battles to qualify for the regional league.
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 Pikachu / ... (815 episodes, 1997-2016)
Rodger Parsons ...
 Narrator / ... (712 episodes, 1997-2017)
Kayzie Rogers ...
 Wobbuffet / ... (715 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (500 episodes, 2005-2017)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 James / ... (474 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Jessie / ... (426 episodes, 1997-2015)
Eric Stuart ...
 James / ... (436 episodes, 1997-2007)
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 Ash Ketchum / ... (416 episodes, 1997-2006)
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 Jessie / ... (401 episodes, 2005-2017)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Meowth / ... (407 episodes, 1997-2007)
Bill Rogers ...
 Brock / ... (357 episodes, 2005-2017)
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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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At nine seasons and counting (2006), this the longest running television series based on a video game and the longest running show ever on American network Kids WB. See more »

Goofs

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

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James of Team Rocket: We have a proud tradition of failure to uphold.
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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 word come up on the screen, and a short video clip is shown. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire (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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Gotta catch em' all!
15 April 1999 | by (Hasting, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

Pokemon is the best executed cartoons of all time. It's just so cool to watch. The humor is wacked and funny and the Pokemon are so cute. I just love that Pikachu, it's just so cute to watch at. Not to mention the fact that the Game Boy game is also an awesome thing. It's an awesome show, if you go buy your Pokemon game, also go buy a video of Pokemon too. You'll be surprised.


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