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Alternative Titles

English: Pokémon
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters, Indigo League, Adventures on the Orange Islands, The Johto Journeys, Johto League Champions, Master Quest
Japanese: ポケットモンスター


Type: TV
Episodes: 276
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1997 to Nov 14, 2002
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.391 (scored by 77608 users)
Ranked: #17902
Popularity: #120
Members: 131,351
Favorites: 2,076
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A young boy named Satoshi embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Takeshi, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Kasumi, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Satoshi and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there. Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Musashi, Kojirou, and Nyarth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But everytime Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Satoshi and his Pokemon.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Dengeki! Pikachu
Side story: Pokemon: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu, Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan, Pokemon: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei, Pokemon: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai, Pokemon: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios, Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi, Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi, Pokemon: Bokutachi Pichu Brothers - Party wa Oosawagi! no Maki, Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2000), Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2001)
Alternative setting: Pokemon Crystal: Raikou Ikazuchi no Densetsu, Pokemon: The Origin
Sequel: Pokemon Advanced Generation
Summary: Pokemon Housoukyoku

Characters & Voice Actors

Matsumoto, Rika
Matsumoto, Rika
Taylor, Veronica
Taylor, Veronica
Iizuka, Mayumi
Iizuka, Mayumi
Ponticelli, Benedetta
Ponticelli, Benedetta
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Stuart, Eric
Stuart, Eric
Ootani, Ikue
Ootani, Ikue
Bohlmann, Sabine
Bohlmann, Sabine


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Hidaka, Masamitsu
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Oct 26, 2008
It's pretty unfabulous to have to review something you love when you know it's not very good.

Pokemon works with a re-use formula, the story is long, it is repetitive, it doesn't progress in any way because development doesn't really happen.

Art and sound is mediocre as it is a mass-produced anime. Production costs would have been sky-high if they spent any more money on it, and it shows.

The characters are pretty two-dimensional. They aren't deep, you don't go into their heads, and they're all about 11-15 years old but all act the same.

But why do I love this anime so much?? I read more
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Jul 9, 2008
Pokemon had many good qualities during its golden years (roughly 1998-2002). It became an unstoppable force in many countries, mainly the USA and Japan. It quickly became the most successful show based off a video game and it has the most episodes of any animated show ever shown in America.

The animation was great for its time, and the songs were very addictive. It was obvious that everybody that saw the show enjoyed it very much, myself included. And to this day, over 10 years after the debut of Pokemon, they are still able to sell merchandise.

But what created the downfall of the series was that read more
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The main characters both have small monsters as partners, who can evolve into bigger, more powerful monsters. In both series, these monsters are used to battle each other and serve as bodyguards for their "owners." Pokemon was always the most popular of the 2 series, but Digimon is definitely not to be underestimated and by many even rated better than Pokemon.
Okay most people have already recommend both of these but it was something else I noticed that was similar again both throw balls that have monsters in them.

Opening Theme

JP #1: "Mezase Pokemon Master (めざせポケモンマスター)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 1-82)
JP #2: "Rival! (ライバル!)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 83-118)
JP #3: "OK!" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 119-194)
JP #4: "Mezase Pokemon Master (めざせポケモンマスター)" by Whiteberry (eps 195-241)
JP #5: "Ready, Go!" by Naomi Tamura (eps 241-276)
US #1: "Pokémon Theme (Gotta Catch'em All)" by Jason Paige (eps 1-82)
US #2: "Pokémon World" by ??? (eps 83-116)
US #3: "A Whole New World (Pokémon Johto)" by PJ Lequerica/Johto (eps 117-156)
US #4: "Born To Be a Winner" by David Rolfe (eps 157-208)
US #5: "Master Quest" by David Rolfe (eps 209-272)

Ending Theme

#01: "Hyaku Gojuu Ichi" by Unshou Ishizuka and Pokemon Kids (eps 1-27)
#02: "Nyaasu no Uta" by Inuko Inuyama (eps 28-37)
#03: "Pocket ni Fantasy" by Sachi & Juri (eps 38-53)
#04: "Pokemon Ondo" by Garura Kobayashi (eps 54-66)
#05: "Type: Wild" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 67-104)
#06: "Lapras ni Notte" by Iizuka Mayumi and Aikawa Rikako (eps 105-116)
#07: "Nyaasu no Party" by Roketto-Dan (eps 119-143)
#08: "Pokemon Hara Hara Relay" by Aikawa Rikako And Korasu
#09: "Takeshi no Paradaisu" by Yuji Ueda (eps 159-174)
#10: "Boku no Best Friend e" by Iawasaki Hiromi (eps 175-193)
#11: "Maemuki Roketto-Dan" by Roketto-Dan (eps 194-238)
#12: "Poketaari Monsutaari" by KANA (eps 241-276)

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