Pokémon(TV show/series, 1997-)

Original title: "ポケモン" (Japanese/JA)

Scripted Reality in 23 seasons with 1,090 episodes

PokémonRating: 3.3/5 (with 128 votes) 57
Pokémon (ポケモン, Pokemon), abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā) and currently advertised in English as Pokémon the Series, is a Japanese anime television series, part of The Pokémon Company's Pokémon media franchise, which premiered in Japan on April 1, 1997, on TV Tokyo. The anime franchise consists of seven chronologically, sequential series in Japan, each based on a main installment of the video games series. In the international broadcasts, these series are split across several television seasons. The anime series is accompanied by spin-off programming; including Pokémon Chronicles, a series of side stories; and the live-action variety and Pokémon-related news shows; such as Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station, Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash!, and Pokémon Get TV, premiering in late 2013. The Pokémon anime series was largely credited for allowing anime to become more popular and familiar around the world, especially in the United States, where the two highest-grossing anime films are both Pokémon films. It was also considered to be one of the first anime series on television to reach this level of mainstream success with Western audiences, as well as being credited with allowing the game seri... ()
Poster of Pokémon

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Awards & Nominations for Pokémon

Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Cartoon

About Pokémon

Join Ash Ketchum, accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.

Trailer for Pokémon + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Pokémon the Series (2019) Trailer [JP](Trailer, 1:35)

Pokémon Seasons and Episodes

11/17/2019Sword and Shield - 3 episodes
#1 | 11/17/2019Pikachu is born!
#2 | 11/24/2019On Lugia They Go, Ash and Go!
#3 | 12/01/2019Fushigisou is a Fushigi?
#4 | 12/08/2019Let's Go to the Galar Region! An Encounter with Scorbunny!!
#5 | 12/15/2019Episode 5
10/21/2018Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends - 54 episodes
10/05/2017Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures - 49 episodes
11/17/2016Sun & Moon - 43 episodes
10/29/2015XYZ - 49 episodes
11/13/2014XY: Kalos Quest - 45 episodes
10/17/2013XY - 48 episodes
10/11/2012Black & White: Adventures in Unova - 45 episodes
09/22/2011Black & White: Rival Destinies - 49 episodes
09/23/2010Black & White - 48 episodes
01/07/2010Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors - 34 episodes
12/04/2008Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles - 53 episodes
11/08/2007Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension - 52 episodes
08/28/2006Diamond and Pearl - 52 episodes
10/06/2005Battle Frontier - 45 episodes
09/09/2004Advanced Battle - 53 episodes
09/04/2003Advanced Challenge - 52 episodes
11/21/2002Advanced - 40 episodes
08/09/2001Master Quest - 65 episodes
08/03/2000Johto League Champions - 52 episodes
10/14/1999The Johto Journeys - 41 episodes
01/28/1999Adventures on the Orange Islands - 36 episodes
04/01/1997Indigo League - 82 episodes
06/06/1998Specials - 43 episodes

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: Japan
Based on: "Pokémon video games"
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 29 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hindi (HI), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 04/01/1997
Latest episode released on: 12/01/2019
Creator: Satoshi Tajiri, TV Tokyo, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, TV Tokyo Medianet
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:187, Added: 05/10/2018, Last updated: 02/23/2020