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Japanese Voice Actors:

Japan 松本梨香 (Rica Matsumoto) Satoshi
Japan 山下大輝 (Daiki Yamashita) Go
Japan 大谷育江 (Ikue Ohtani) Pikachu
Japan 花澤香菜 (Kana Hanazawa) Koharu
Japan 堀内賢雄 (Kenyu Horiuchi) Professor Yukinari Okido
Japan 山寺宏一 (Koichi Yamadera) Mew
Japan 犬山イヌコ (Inuko Inuyama) Madatsubomi
Japan 林原めぐみ (Megumi Hayashibara) Karakara
Japan 三木眞一郎 (Shin-ichiro Miki) Arbo
Japan 愛河里花子 (Rikako Aikawa) Caterpie
Japan 上田祐司 (Yūji Ueda) Koiking
Japan 三宅健太 (Kenta Miyake) Kabigon
Japan 清水理沙 (Risa Shimizu) Butterfree
Japan 豊島まさみ (Masami Toyoshima) Hanako
Japan 武田華 (Hana Takeda) Satoshi Age 6
Japan 真堂圭 (Kei Shindō) Go Age 6
Japan 千本木彩花 (Sayaka Senbongi) Female Trainer
Japan 飯豊まりえ (Marie Iitoyo) Garura Garura's Child

English Voice Actors:

United States Sarah Natochenny Ash Ketchum
United States Sarah Natochenny Kangaskhan (Baby)
United States Sarah Natochenny Diglett
United States Sarah Natochenny Chansey
United States Zeno Robinson Goh
United States James Carter Cathcart Professor Samuel Oak
United States James Carter Cathcart Rattata
United States Michele Knotz Squirtle
United States Michele Knotz Oddish
United States Cherami Leigh Chloe
United States Rodger Parsons Narrator
United States Justin Anselmi Spearow
United States Emily Bauer Jenness Chloe's Classmate (Brown Hair)
United States Mike Liscio Magikarp
United States Lisa Ortiz Kangaskhan (Parent)
United States Lisa Ortiz Gloom
United States Lisa Ortiz Vileplume
United States H.D. Quinn Magmar (Transformed Mew)
United States Bill Rogers Koffing
United States Erica Schroeder "Who's That Pokemon?"
United States Marc Thompson Cubone
United States Marc Thompson Farfetch'd
United States Marc Thompson Dugtrio
United States Marc Thompson Ekans
United States Michele Knotz Squirtle's Trainer
United States Megan Hollingshead
United States Ted Lewis
United States Michelle Ruff
United States Melissa Schoenberg Bellsprout

Dub Voice Actors:

Brazil Matheus Perissé Ash Ketchum
Netherlands Roben Mitchell Goh
Egypt Suhair Nasser Al Din Delia Ketchum
Taiwan Zhan Yajing Goh
Croatia Ognjen Miloanović Goh
Czechia Jiří Köhler Goh
Denmark Helmer Solberg Goh
Finland Rasmus Kärkkäinen Goh
France Pierre Le Bec Goh
Greece Dimitris Sarlos Goh
Israel Naama Shitrit Goh
India Lohit Sharma Goh
Hungary Ágoston Kenéz Goh
Indonesia Marin Ifa Hasmarina Goh
Italy Richard Benitez Goh
South Korea Harim Song Goh
Norway Erik Daniel Aubert Goh
Poland Piotr Janusz Goh
Portugal Teresa Arcanjo Goh
Brazil Renan Vidal Goh
Romania Alexandru Făiniși Goh
Russia Olga Shorokhova Goh
Spain Jon Samaniego Goh
Mexico Diego Becerril Goh
Sweden Oskar Nilsson Goh
Ukraine Dmytro Zlenko Goh
Germany Tobias John von Freyend Goh
Mexico Mateo Toledo Goh (Young)

Japanese Summary:

カントー地方にあるどこかの森に、ひとりぼっちのピチューがいた。まだ幼いそのピチューは、ある出会いと別れを経験する。 サトシと相棒のピカチュウが旅に出る、その少し前。アニメ「ポケットモンスター」すべてのはじまりの物語。

Japanese Summary Translation:

In a forest somewhere in Kanto, there once was a lonely Pichu. This Pichu, who was still very young, went through a certain encounter and farewell. This all took place shortly before Satoshi and his partner Pikachu started their journey. This is the story of how everything in the "Pocket Monsters" anime began.


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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Delia Ketchum
  • Japan ハナコ
  • Japan Hanako
  • Japan Hanako
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  • United States Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Goh
  • Japan ゴウ
  • Japan
  • Japan Go
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  • United States Chloe
  • Japan コハル
  • Japan Koharu
  • Japan Koharu
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  • United States Professor Cerise
  • Japan サクラギ博士
  • Japan Sakuragi-hakase
  • Japan Professor Sakuragi
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  • United States Ash's Pichu
  • Japan サトシのピチュー
  • Japan Satoshi no Pichu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pichu

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Bulbasaur
  • Japan フシギダネ
  • Japan Fushigidane
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  • United States Charizard
  • Japan リザードン
  • Japan Lizardon
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  • United States Squirtle
  • Japan ゼニガメ
  • Japan Zenigame
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  • United States Caterpie
  • Japan キャタピー
  • Japan Caterpie
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  • United States Butterfree
  • Japan バタフリー
  • Japan Butterfree
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  • United States Weedle
  • Japan ビードル
  • Japan Beedle
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  • United States Kakuna
  • Japan コクーン
  • Japan Cocoon
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  • United States Beedrill
  • Japan スピアー
  • Japan Spear
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  • United States Pidgey
  • Japan ポッポ
  • Japan Poppo
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  • United States Rattata
  • Japan コラッタ
  • Japan Koratta
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  • United States Spearow
  • Japan オニスズメ
  • Japan Onisuzume
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  • United States Ekans
  • Japan アーボ
  • Japan Arbo
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  • United States Nidoran♀
  • Japan ニドラン♀
  • Japan Nidoran♀
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  • United States Nidoran♂
  • Japan ニドラン♂
  • Japan Nidoran♂
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  • United States Nidoking
  • Japan ニドキング
  • Japan Nidoking
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  • United States Oddish
  • Japan ナゾノクサ
  • Japan Nazonokusa
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  • United States Gloom
  • Japan クサイハナ
  • Japan Kusaihana
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  • United States Vileplume
  • Japan ラフレシア
  • Japan Rafflesia
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  • United States Diglett
  • Japan ディグダ
  • Japan Digda
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  • United States Dugtrio
  • Japan ダグトリオ
  • Japan Dugtrio
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  • United States Psyduck
  • Japan コダック
  • Japan Koduck
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  • United States Mankey
  • Japan マンキー
  • Japan Mankey
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  • United States Poliwag
  • Japan ニョロモ
  • Japan Nyoromo
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  • United States Poliwhirl
  • Japan ニョロゾ
  • Japan Nyorozo
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  • United States Bellsprout
  • Japan マダツボミ
  • Japan Madatsubomi
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  • United States Victreebel
  • Japan ウツボット
  • Japan Utsubot
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  • United States Magnemite
  • Japan コイル
  • Japan Coil
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  • United States Farfetch'd
  • Japan カモネギ
  • Japan Kamonegi
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  • United States Doduo
  • Japan ドードー
  • Japan Dodo
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  • United States Dodrio
  • Japan ドードリオ
  • Japan Dodrio
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  • United States Gengar
  • Japan ゲンガー
  • Japan Gangar
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  • United States Exeggcute
  • Japan タマタマ
  • Japan Tamatama
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  • United States Cubone
  • Japan カラカラ
  • Japan Karakara
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  • United States Koffing
  • Japan ドガース
  • Japan Dogas
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  • United States Chansey
  • Japan ラッキー
  • Japan Lucky
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  • United States Kangaskhan
  • Japan ガルーラ
  • Japan Garura
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  • United States Tauros
  • Japan ケンタロス
  • Japan Kentauros
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  • United States Magikarp
  • Japan コイキング
  • Japan Koiking
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  • United States Lapras
  • Japan ラプラス
  • Japan Laplace
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  • United States Ditto
  • Japan メタモン
  • Japan Metamon
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  • United States Snorlax
  • Japan カビゴン
  • Japan Kabigon
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  • United States Mew
  • Japan ミュウ
  • Japan Mew

Paint Edit

A promotional illustration was drawn by Atsuko Nishida. and featured Pichu looking up at the moon at night.


On April 30th, 2020, the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter announced that the entire PM 2019 series that had aired to that date, episode 22, would be open and available to the public to watch for free in Japan on the official Japanese YouTube channel. This was done as an effort to have people stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All episodes of the latest Pokémon series are now available on the official Pokémon YouTube channel! It's been been announced that it will be open to the public until Sunday, May 31! Be sure to watch Anipoke and have a good time at home.

ポケモン公式YouTubeチャンネルで、これまでに放送した最新シリーズのアニメ「ポケットモンスター」の全エピソードを配信中! 期間を延長して、5月31日(日)まで公開されることが決定したよ! ぜひアニポケを見て、お家で楽しい時間を過ごしてね。


The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a tweet on May 12th, 2020, with a production artwork piece as part of their #AniPokeMania (#アニポケマニア) feature and told fans that it was a scene from the first episode. The picture featured Pichu eating a berry.

Today's original drawing is...
#Pichu with a shocked look on his face
as it appeared in the first episode.
It has its mouth full
with an Oran Berry.

ビックリ顔の #ピチュー

Paint Edit

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a tweet with 4 production artwork pieces and asked fans to identify the scenes they were from as part of their #AniPokeMania (#アニポケマニア) feature. The Pikachu scene was from the first episode of the 2019 anime series which was a flashback to the first episode of the anime series.

Paint Edit

The dubs removes the "To Be Continued" typesetting at the end of the episode. Korea, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese, and Mandarin Chinese versions keep it. Pokémon TV in the US keeps it though.

Special First-Airing Segment Pocket Monsters Pikachu Run

During the “Pocket Monsters” broadcast, press the “d” button on the terrestrial digital TV to display the data broadcast! "Pocket Monsters" data broadcasts can only be enjoyed when viewing on TV Tokyo affiliates during the original broadcast.


When you watch "Pocket Monsters", Pikachu runs under the screen when the Data broadcast is active. You can find balls to get Pokémon according to the distance you ran. The longer you run, the better the ball that can be found. Pikachu can run and gain progress until around 6:15-20 in the evening. Until then, press the d button on the remote control.


Pokémon appears every week at the end of the program. Throw the ball you have and get Pokémon. The acquired Pokémon is registered in Pokémon Zukan. When you have a lot of balls, you can choose which one to use.


If you successfully get a Pokémon, you can apply for a present. Write down the password displayed on the screen and apply from the application form.

Data Broadcast Pokémon: Pichu

From November 17th, 2019 until December 1st, 2019 at 17:59, those that played the Data Broadcast and got a password, could then apply to the lottery to win a present. The Pokémon Calendar 2020 was given out to 30 lucky winners during this time period. Passwords could only be used once and multiple applications were invalid.



Eyecatch A Netflix Original Series

In Netflix (US) and Pokémon TV (US), the first 48 episodes of Journeys has this card at the beginning.

Who's that Pokémon Pocket Monsters 2019


Who's that Pokémon Pokémon Journeys

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:10 きょうもげんきに!
Japanese (Romanized): Kyō mo genki ni!
Japanese (Trans): Let's Have a Good Day Today, Too!
Satoshi shows his mom the poster for Okido's Pokémon Camp.
Japan 01:37 ちっちゃ!
Japanese (Romanized): Chitcha!
Japanese (Trans): Tiny!
Pichu appears playing in the forest.
Japan 02:39 ちからをあわせて
Japanese (Romanized): Chikara o awasete
Japanese (Trans): Put Our Strength Together
Pichu looks out upon the world.
Japan 03:39 のーてんき
Japanese (Romanized): Nōtenki
Japanese (Trans): Lax
Pichu meets the Garura family.
Japan 05:10 よりそうおもい
Japanese (Romanized): Yorisō omoi
Japanese (Trans): I think so
Montage of Pichu becoming part of the Garura family.
Japan 07:08 1,2,3,4! Beginning of Okido's Pokémon Camp.
Japan 08:37 「ポケモンジム」~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Romanized): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Trans): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Okido introduces the concept of Pokémon Trainers.
Japan 09:52 きみょうなせいたい
Japanese (Romanized): Kimyō na Seitai
Japanese (Trans): A Bizarre Way of Living
Gou shows off his knowledge of Pokémon to the rest of the camp.
Japan 10:27 ひはまたのぼる
Japanese (Romanized): Hi wa mata noboru
Japanese (Trans): The Sun Rises Again
Okido explains evolution.
Japan 11:40 はやっ!!
Japanese (Romanized): Haya!!
Japanese (Trans): Fast!!
Gou and Koharu spot Mew.
Japan 13:00 アイキャッチB
Japanese (Romanized): Eyecatch B
Japanese (Trans): Eyecatch B
Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:20 いっぽずつまえに
Japanese (Romanized): Ippo zutsu mae ni
Japanese (Trans): Give it everything I've got...!
Gou and Koharu chase after Mew.
Japan 15:48 だいピンチ!
Japanese (Romanized): Dai pinch!
Japanese (Trans): Big trouble!
The baby Garura falls off of the cliff.
Japan 16:52 またらいしゅう!
Japanese (Romanized): Mata rai shū
Japanese (Trans): See You Next Time!
Okido shares his knowledge on Mew with Gou and Koharu.
Japan 19:09 またいつか
Japanese (Romanized): Mata itsuka
Japanese (Trans): See You Again Someday
Pichu evolves and leaves the Garura.
Japan 20:40 あらたなるはじまり
Japanese (Romanized): Aratanaru hajimari
Japanese (Trans): A New Beginning
Flashback to Okido giving Pikachu to Satoshi.
Japan 21:54 1・2・3 The opening theme was used as the ending theme for the first episode of the series.
Japan 24:06 1・2・3じかいよこく
Japanese (Romanized): 1・2・3 Jikai yokoku
Japanese (Trans): 1・2・3 Next Episode Preview
Pocket Monsters (2019) Episode 2 Preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 09:29 「ポケモンジム」~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Romanized): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Trans): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Professor Oak introduces the concept of Pokémon Trainers.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 18
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 1
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We're joined by extravagant guests as we broadcast live from Tokyo Skytree! Episode 1 of the new anime "Pocket Monsters" finally airs! And something is going on at Tokyo Skytree during this broadcast?!

We're joined by extravagant guests that love Pokémon as we broadcast live from Tokyo Skytree! They'll give you a thorough explanation of what the highlights of the new anime "Pocket Monsters" are! They'll take a close look at just what it is that makes this new series so fascinating, looking at the intriguing Pokémon as well as the characters, including the new protagonist "Go"! And then, we'll finally show the first episode of the anime, the episode that will go down in Pokémon anime history as truly legendary, an episode you just can't miss!! Official supporter Marie Iitoyo will be in the episode as a guest voice actor! In addition, a miracle occurs at the Skytree during the broadcast?!

Shimofuri Myojyou
Kokoro Terada
Shiho Kato (from Hinatazaka46)
Suzuka Tomita (from Hinatazaka46)
Miku Kanemura (from Hinatazaka46)
Makita Sports
Ryogo Matsumaru

Anime Summary:
In a forest somewhere in Kanto, there once was a lonely Pichu. This Pichu, who was still very young, went through a certain encounter and farewell. This all took place shortly before Satoshi and his partner Pikachu started their journey. This is the story of how everything in the "Pocket Monsters" anime began.

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Daiki Yamashita: Go
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Kana Hanazawa: Koharu
Kenyu Horiuchi: Professor Okido
Koichi Yamadera: Mew
Inuko Inuyama: Madatsubomi
Megumi Hayashibara: Karakara
Shinichiro Miki: Arbo
Rikako Aikawa: Caterpie
Yuji Ueda: Koiking
Kenta Miyake: Kabigon
Risa Shimizu: Butterfree
Masami Toyoshima: Hanako
Hana Takeda: Satoshi (age 6)
Kei Shindo: Go (age 6)
Sayaka Senbongi: Female Trainer
Marie Iitoyo: Garura's Child