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  • S 18 : Ep 6

    Facing the Grand Design

    Airs 3/14/15

  • S 18 : Ep 5

    A Race for Home!

    Airing in 4 days

  • S 18 : Ep 4

    A Stealthy Challenge!

    Aired 2/28/15

  • S 18 : Ep 3

    An Undersea Place to Call Home!

    Aired 2/21/15

  • S 18 : Ep 2

    When Light and Dark Collide!

    Aired 2/14/15

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  • Ken Gates


  • Sarah Natochenny


  • Ikue Ohtani


  • Eileen Stevens (II)


  • Jason Griffith


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  • Pokémon is the story of a young boy named Ash Ketchum. Finally having reached the age of 10, he receives his first Pokémon from Professor Oak and sets out on his Pokémon Journey. Along for the ride are his various friends: Misty, Brock, Tracey, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, and Cilan. Together, they journey through the Kanto, Orange, Johto, Hoenn, Battle Frontier, Sinnoh and Unova Leagues. Ash takes every opportunity to capture a Pokémon, Misty trains Pokémon of the Water type while Brock prefers Rock types. Tracey travels around sketching Pokémon. May started her journey for the sights and not the Pokémon but then decided to enter Pokémon Contests. Although Max has no Pokémon, he helps the group out with his handy PokéNav skills so as not to get lost but they still do from time to time. Dawn travels around to compete in contests like her mother did years ago. Iris, although with no long term dream of her own, is out on a Pokémon journey with her trusty Axew in order to raise it well. Cilan has joined Ash in order to see the Unova region, its trainers, and enhance his abilities as a Pokémon Connoisseur. Story Arcs: Kanto arc (Season 1): Ash begins his journey to become a pokémon master. He starts his journey with his at first reluctant Pikachu, but the two quickly become friends. As his journey starts he is joined by Cerulean City and Pewter City gym leaders Misty and Brock. Together they travel throughout the Kanto region so that Ash can collect gym badges so that he can compete in the Pokémon League, while fending off the attacks of the villainous Team Rocket. Orange Islands arc (Season 2): After losing in the Pokémon league, Ash, Misty, and Brock head to the Orange Islands to retrieve the mysterious GS Ball. After obtaining it, Brock decides to stay and work with Professor Ivy to help him with his dream. As Ash decides to compete in the Orange League, they are joined by Pokémon Watcher Tracey. Together they set out on Ash's new Lapras' back and travel around the tropical islands, while still fending off Team Rocket. Johto arc (Season 3/The Johto Journeys, Season 4/Johto League Champions, Season 5/Master Quest): After delivering the GS Ball to Professor Oak, he can't figure out the secrets of the ball. He sends Ash off to Azalea Town in Johto in order to deliver the ball to the pokéball expert Kurt. Reunited with Brock, the trio once again heads off for adventure in a new land so that Ash can compete in the Johto League, and prove that he is better then his old rival Gary. Not to mention Team Rocket continues in their quest to capture Pikachu. Hoenn arc (Season 6/Advanced, Season 7/Advanced Challenge, Season 8/Advanced Battle): After settling his rivalry with Gary and ultimately losing in the Johto League, Ash takes Harrison's advice and heads to the Hoenn region. With Misty and Brock back at their gyms, he is all alone, until he encounters an upcoming trainer named May. The two decide to travel together and eventually are joined by May's brother Max, and Brock even returns. Together the four of them traverse the Hoenn region so that Ash can compete in the Hoenn League and so that May can become a great Coordinator and compete in the Hoenn Grand Festival, and don't forget the ever persistent Team Rocket, as well as new foes Team Magma and Team Aqua. Battle Frontier arc (Season 8/Advanced Battle, Season 9/Battle Frontier): After losing in the Hoenn League and Grand Festival, Ash and May return home. However, the two of them, as well as Max and Brock quickly reunite when Ash is told about the Battle Frontier in Kanto, and May finds out about Pokémon Contests in Kanto. The group of four continue to travel together in the Kanto region so that Ash and May can continue on in their dreams of being champions, with Team Rocket still in tow. Sinnoh arc (Season 10/Diamond and Pearl, Season 11/DP: Battle Dimension, Season 12/DP: Galactic Battles, Season 13/DP: Sinnoh League Victors): After losing in the Kanto Grand Festival, May heads off to Johto to compete in more contests while Max returns home to Petalburg City. After witnessing the awesome power of Gary's newest Pokémon, Ash heads off to the Sinnoh region to once again find adventure. He soon reunites with Brock and they join up with Dawn, a pokémon coordinator just beginning her journey to become a contest champion like her mother. Together the trio travels through the Sinnoh region so Ash can compete in the Sinnoh League, and Dawn in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, as well as fighting off the evil Team Rocket, Team Galactic, and Pokémon Hunter J. Unova arc (Season 14/Black and White, Season 15/BW: Rival Destinies, Season 16/Adventures in Unova): After becoming the runner-up of the Sinnoh Grand Festival and after discovering his dream to become a Pokémon Doctor, Dawn and Brock head off on their own to achieve their goals. Meanwhile, after placing in the Top 4 of the Sinnoh League, Ash heads to the Unova region to collect more badges and compete in the Unova League. He is soon joined by Iris, a young girl wanting to be a Dragon Master, and Cilan, a Pokémon Connoisseur. Together they journey throughout the Unova region while also thwarting off the efforts of Team Rocket and a secret organization. Decolore Islands arc (Season 16/Adventures in Unova and Beyond): Following the conclusion of the Unova League and stopping Team Plasma's mission to control Unova, Ash decides to head home to Kanto. Iris and Cilan want to join him as well and together the three decide to take a detour to Kanto and travel through the Decolore Islands.moreless

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  • Quotes (1153)

    • Narrator: Life: the great miracle, and the great mystery.

    • Jessie (in Viking costume): Stroke, Stroke, Stroke, Stroke, I think I'm going to have one!

    • Nurse Joy: Pokemon aren't meant to fight, not like this. It's useless, what can come out of it? Neesha: Nothing but pain . . .

    • Misty: That was shocking. Brock: Shocking that Ash moved so fast.

    • Misty: Ash, you just said you were too weak to work. Ash: That's right, I am too weak to work, but a Pokemon battle isnt work. Brock: Thats progress, at least we know his mouth is working.

    • Mewtwo: How you came to be is irrelavant. It's what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.

    • James: Who's that Pokémon? Jessie: It's Pikachu!

    • Ash: So hungry. Need food. Misty: Ash! You haven't done a thing all day. Ash: I'm too weak to work Misty. I haven't eaten since breakfast.

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    Notes (1951)

    • The Pikachu short for this movie is "Pikachu's Vacation".

    • This movie was released on DVD on March 21, 2000.

    • When Mewtwo is talking about starting with Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander he is referring to the uncut story of Mewtwo's origin, which can be seen on the "Mewtwo Returns" DVD.

    • During the opening, when Ash is congratulating his Pokémon through the camera his voice is heard. In the Japanese version, his lips move, but what he says is not heard.

    • The movie was published in the book Pokémon The First Movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back".

    • According to promotional maps, New Island is south of the Sevii Islands (which are south of mainland Kanto), and north of the Orange Islands.

    • When Mewtwo creates the hurricane, in the US version live footage of a hurricane brewing is used. In the Japanese, it's animated like the rest of the movie.

    • Pokémon Debuts: Mewtwo, Mew, Donphan, Nidoqueen, Golduck, Pidgeot

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    Trivia (1969)

    • Team Rocket do their own version of "Who's That Pokemon" in this movie.

    • Both "The Battle of Badge" and "Showdown at the Po-ké Corral" has scenes that also appeared in this movie, as well as a slightly different scene in "It's Mr. Mime Time".

    • The main scientist at the lab where Mewtwo was created, was Dr. Fuji. He is also mentioned in the Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen games.

    • When Pikachu battled Venomoth, Pinsir, and Golem his electric attack worked on all three of them. However, Golem is part ground type and electric attacks have no effect on ground type pokémon.

    • When Officer Jenny is standing on the pier her clothes are being blown in one direction and the rain is going in the other.

    • When all the pokemon are being cloned Team Rocket is looking at the screen and they called Scyther an Alakazam. 4Kids said they left this in on purpose to see if fans would notice and how closely they pay attention to the show.

    • When Corey is telling how he got to New Island, he calls his Pidgeot a Pidgeotto.

    • Despite the fact that this Mewtwo is the only Mewtwo (created in a lab with no one else alive but Giovanni knowing of his existence), Mewtwo has been made out earlier to be just an average rare pokemon. It appeared on the list of Pokemon in Bill's lighthouse and Mewtwo's picture has appeared on other Pokemon lists other times throughout the series.

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    Allusions (486)

    • Brock: I didn't know vikings still existed! Ash: They mostly live in Minnesota! Ash is probably referring to the football team, the Minnesota Vikings.

    • Annie and Oakley (like all Team Rocket duos) are named after a famous person. They are named after Annie Oakley, a famous female marksman.

    • The wishing star that May buys from the vendor is similar to that of the original Dragonballs; each night she must push down one of the seven edges, each with the number of stars on it relating to what night it is, and after all seven are down, her one wish will be granted. There are seven dragonballs scattered across the world. Once all seven are gathered, the user summons the dragon Shenron to have their wish granted.

    • Deoxys' name comes from the first 5 letters of the unabbreviated version of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

    • Team Rocket saying that Diamonds and Pearls would make a great game title is a reference to the games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

    • During the musical interlude of the two towers, you can hear some rhythmic compositions of Clock Town from the N64 gameThe Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Ironically, the town in the movie also bears some reference to Clock Town as well.

    • Part of Palkia's roar is mixed with the roar of King Ghidorah, a famous Kaiju from the Godzilla movies.

    • The Japanese names for Ash (Satoshi) and Gary (Shigeru) have some significance. Ash's Japanese name was named for the creator of the Pokémon games: Satoshi Tajiri. Gary's Japanese name, Shigeru, was named for the creator of the Mario games, Shigeru Miyamoto. This was meant to be an inside jab indicating that Pokémon rivaled Mario as the top character/game series from Nintendo.

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