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Pokemon are peculiar creatures with a vast array of different abilities and appearances; many people, known as Pokemon trainers, capture and train them, often with the intent of battling others. Young Satoshi has not only dreamed of becoming a Pokemon trainer but also a "Pokemon Master," and on the arrival of his 10th birthday, he finally has a chance to make that dream a reality. Unfortunately for him, all three Pokemon available to beginning trainers have already been claimed and only Pikachu, a rebellious Electric type Pokemon, remains. However, this chance encounter would mark the start of a lifelong friendship and an epic adventure! Setting off on a journey to become the very best, Satoshi and Pikachu travel across beautiful, sprawling regions with their friends Kasumi, a Water type trainer, and Takeshi, a Rock type trainer. But danger lurks around every corner. The infamous Team Rocket is always nearby, seeking to steal powerful Pokemon through nefarious schemes. It'll be up to Satoshi and his friends to thwart their efforts as he also strives to earn the eight Pokemon Gym Badges he'll need to challenge the Pokemon League, and eventually claim the title of Pokemon Master.

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English: Pokémon
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
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, TV Tokyo Music, Studio Jack
Licensors: Viz Media, 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Kids, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG – Children
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Dub


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

OP1: “Mezase Pokémon Master (めざせポケモンマスター)” by Rica Matsumoto (eps 1-82)
OP2: “Rival! (ライバル!)” by Rica Matsumoto (eps 83-118)
OP3: “OK!” by Rica Matsumoto (eps 119-193)
OP4: “Mezase Pokémon Master (めざせポケモンマスター)” by Whiteberry (eps 194-240)
OP5: “Ready, Go!” by Naomi Tamura (eps 241-276)
ED1: “Hyaku Gojuu Ichi” by Unshou Ishizuka and Pokemon Kids (eps 1-27)
ED2: “Nyaasu no Uta” by Inuko Inuyama (eps 28-37)
ED3: “Pocket ni Fantasy” by Sachi & Juri (eps 38-53)
ED4: “Pokemon Ondo” by Garura Kobayashi (eps 54-66)
ED5: “Type: Wild” by Rica Matsumoto (eps 67-104)
ED6: “Lapras ni Notte” by Iizuka Mayumi and Aikawa Rikako (eps 105-116)
ED7: “Nyaasu no Party” by Roketto-Dan (eps 119-143)
ED8: “Pokemon Hara Hara Relay” by Aikawa Rikako And Korasu
ED9: “Takeshi no Paradaisu” by Yuji Ueda (eps 159-174)
ED10: “Boku no Best Friend e” by Iawasaki Hiromi (eps 175-193)
ED11: “Maemuki Roketto-Dan” by Roketto-Dan (eps 194-238)
ED12: “Poketaari Monsutaari” by KANA (eps 241-276)

Episode List

01: Pokémon! I Choose You!
02: Pokemon Emergency!
03: Ash Catches a Pokemon
04: Challenge of the Samurai
05: Showdown in Pewter City
06: Pippi and the Moon Stone
07: The Underwater Flowers of Hanada City
08: The Road to the Pokémon League
09: Pokémon Certain Victory Manual
10: Fushigidane of the Hidden Village
11: The Stray Pokémon – Hitokage
12: The Zenigame Squad Appears!
13: Masaki’s Lighthouse
14: Electric Shock Showdown! Kuchiba Gym
15: The St. Anne Battle!
16: Pokémon Adrift
17: Gigantic Pokémon
18: Holiday at Aopulco
19: Menokurage, Dokukurage
20: Ghost Pokémon and the Summer Festival
21: Bye Bye Butterfree
22: Casey! Psychic Showdown!
23: Got It at the Pokémon Tower!
24: Ghost vs. Esper!
25: Don’t Get Angry, Okorizaru!
26: Erika and Kusaihana
27: Sleeper and Pokémon Hypnotism!?
28: Rokon! Breeder Showdown!
29: Fighting Pokémon! Huge Battle!
30: Do Coil Dream of Electric Mice!?
31: Full of Digda!
32: Sekichiku Ninja Showdown!
33: The Big Fire Pokémon Race!
34: Garura’s Lullaby
35: The Legend of Dratini
36: Stormy Cycling Road
37: Metamon and the Copycat Girl
38: Cyber Soldier Porygon
39: Forest of Pikachu
40: The 4 Eievui Brothers
41: Wake Up! Kabigon!
42: Showdown! Pokémon Gym!
43: The Huge March of the Nassy Squad!
44: Paras and Parasect
45: Sing! Purin!
46: Resurrected!? Fossil Pokémon!
47: Lucky’s Clinical Records
48: Gardie and Kojirou
49: Kamonegi’s Easy Mark
50: Whose is Togepy!?
51: Fushigidane’s Mysterious Flower Garden
52: Fierce Fighting! Pokémon Girls’ Festival
53: It’s Children’s Day! Everyone Come Together!
54: Gardie the Police Dog
55: Shutter Chance Pikachu
56: Pokémon Certification Test!?
57: The Secret of Breeding Center!
58: Burn! Guren Gym!
59: Decisive Battle! Guren Gym!
60: Kamex’s Island
61: Hanada Gym! Underwater Battle!
62: Clefairy Tales
63: Tokiwa Gym! The Last Badge!
64: Barrierd of the Pokémon Circus
65: Rougela’s Christmas
66: Iwark as a Bivouac
67: Rival Showdown! Okido Laboratory
68: When Yadon Becomes Yadoran
69: Legend of the Surfing Pikachu
70: Kusaihana of Botanical Garden
71: Pokémon the Movie!
72: Nyarth’s A-I-U-E-O
73: Elite Four Shiba Appears!
74: Clash! Super-Ancient Pokémon
75: Garagara’s Bone Club
76: Fire! The Pokémon League Opening Ceremony!
77: Pokémon League Begins! Water Field!
78: Ice Field! Blazing Battle!
79: Grass Field! Unexpected Rival!
80: Rival Appears!
81: Sekiei Stadium! Vs. Hiroshi!
82: Pokémon League! Final Battle!
83: Masara Town! Setting off on a New Journey!
84: Disastrous Flight!?
85: Southern Pokémon and GS Ball
86: Save Lapras!
87: Orange League! Natsukan Gym!
88: Puzzle of Disappearing Pokémon!
89: The Crystal Iwark
90: Island of the Pink Pokémon
91: Secret of Kabuto’s Fossil!
92: Dance! Pokémon Showboat!
93: Goodbye Koduck! Come Back Golduck?
94: Sailing Joy! Cross the Raging Waves!
95: Navel Gym! Battle of the Snowy Mountain!
96: Gluttonous Kabigon! Great Panic!
97: Ghost Boat and the Ghost Pokémon!
98: Lord Nyarth’s Island!?
99: Strike – Soldier’s Pride
100: It’s Southern Island! Everyone Gather!




Silly show full of exaggeratedly haughty morals with no concrete plot and yet it works well as an innocent children’s show. A true classic.


A walk down memory lane this is. Everyone has at least seen one episode of this


It was pretty good for a kids show. Has a good source of jokes, some good action, and some tear-jerkers.


I had like half of this series on VHS as a kid. Needed to collect everything I could for this one. Still playing the games to this day.


love it


Pokemon is good. Pokemon has some of the best world building in anime. People don’t want to admit they love Pokemon sometimes. But I will.