Movies and TV shows like Pokemon

If you like "Pokemon" you are looking for exciting, semi serious and stylized movies or TV shows about / with pokemon, friendship, adventure, rivalry, team, heroes and battles themes of Animation, Action and Adventure genre shot in Japan.
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Pokemon (1997)
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Pokemon (1997)
Original name: ポケットモンスター
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of many friends, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for new Pokémon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket, as well as other evil organizations, as well as battling rivals, and meeting legendary Pokémon.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, light, feel good, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pokemon, friendship, adventure, rivalry, team, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, villain, danger, childhood, creature, underdog, teenage boy, toys, supernatural power, nurse, professor, children, monster, parallel world, youth, teleportation, friends, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Pokemon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, exciting, humorous and stylized films and TV series with plots about adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, friendship, rivalry and friends mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999), Pokémon Origins (2013), Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000), Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, childhood, coach, theft, friendship, heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, animal training, pets, legends and myths, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, youth, heroes, battles, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, friendship, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Digimon(デジモン Dejimon, branded as Digimon: Digital Monsters), short for "Digital Monsters"(デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā), is a Japanese media franchise encompassing digital toys, anime, manga, video games and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, imaginary kingdom, escapades, save the world, rescue, danger, creature ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon Origins (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Serving as a more faithful adaptation of the Pokémon Red and Blue games, the story follows a young boy named Red who begins a journey with his Pokémon partner, Charmander, as he seeks to capture all the known Pokémon in the Kanto region and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, adventure, imaginary, monster, championship, friendship, chase, danger, young heroes, heroes, pokemon, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the legendary past, before Poké Balls were made; an aura-guiding hero Pokémon named Lucario sensed two groups of armies about to clash, and a threat of a massive war in front of Cameron Palace in Kanto that would leave no survivors. He ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pokemon, adventure, best friends, imaginary, good versus evil, danger, contests and competitions, rescue, obsessive quest, friendship, heroic mission, superhero ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In this direct-to-video sequel to Pokémon: The First Movie, Ash, Misty, and Brock continue exploring the Johto region, then have to rescue Pikachu after Jessie and James of Team Rocket kidnap him. The search leads them to the hidden plateau where ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, imaginary, obsessive quest, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, friends, rivalry, danger, daring rescue, family, pokemon, silly humor ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The movie features Satoshi and his two friends Iris and Dent, as they help a Keldeo battle against a powerful Dragon-type Pokémon named Kyurem as his test to become a Sacred Swordsman.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: pokemon, creature, childhood, supernatural power, super strength, team, friendship, rivalry, fantasy world, heroes, mythology, adventurer ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, obsessive quest, escapades, rivalry, young heroes, imaginary, dragon, heroes, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, imaginary, fight, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, secret identity, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, japan, asia, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokemon created from the DNA of Mew, the rarest of all Pokemon. Determined to prove its superiority, Mewtwo lures Ash, Pikachu and others into a Pokemon match like none ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, surprise ending, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cloning, adventure, imaginary, friends, clones, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, young heroes, supernatural power ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pokemon Heroes (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and his friends try and stop a pair of thieves hiding out in the canals and alleyways of Alto Mare, the age-old water capital. Joining the adventure are two new legendary Pokémon, a pair of siblings named Latias and Latios, who serve ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pokemon, adventure, gang, imaginary, escapades, friendship, rescue, adventurer, good versus evil, supernatural ability, young heroes, friends ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Slugterra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Following his father's death, 15-year-old Eli Shane embraces his destiny to follow in his dad's footsteps to a secret, subterranean world called Slugterra where he is determined to be the greatest Slugslinging hero of them all!
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, supernatural, heroes, rivalry, young heroes, ambition, danger, master villain, escapades, super weapon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth, terrorising a nearby high-tech city, where Ash, Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...
Style: exciting, stylized, futuristic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, contests and competitions, adventure, escapades, pets, obsessive quest, imaginary, danger, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, heroes ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three or four friends roam to various cities to win beyblade battles. In these battles, everyone has his/her special moves and have some common enemies like lio which has tornado type beyblade. Everyone wants to become best of all and so on. -kunal ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: partners, friendship, youth, good versus evil, contests and competitions, young heroes, team, adventure, imaginary, best friends, save the world, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ash Ketchum must put his skill to the test when he attempts to save the world from destruction. The Greedy Pokemon collector Lawrence III throws the universe into chaos after disrupting the balance of nature by capturing one of the Pokemon birds ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, weird, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: collector, pokemon, ocean, save the world, ship, island, legend, adventure, catastrophe, danger, good versus evil, superhero ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyblade: Metal Fusion (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Metal Fight Beyblade is a Japanese manga created by Takafumi Adachi. It is also an anime production based on the original. It is currently being serialized by the monthly CoroCoro Comic.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, save the day, heroes, super weapon, rivalry, young heroes, adventure, danger, supernatural, friends, escapades, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A diminutive pink creature orbiting in space named “Kirby” crash lands into Dream Land. Once getting acquainted with the citizens who live there in Cappy Town, he begins to defend the town from the monsters that King Dedede, the self-proclaimed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, against the odds, goofy hero, leadership, friendship, prank, rescue, disorder, daring rescue, distant planet, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: master warrior, heroes, warrior, friendship, rivalry, danger, adventure, good versus evil, ninja, training, determination, friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Winx Club (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a magical universe, witches, warriors begin fighting in the name of good .vs. evil! At a magic school, five teenage girls are selected to defend the universe with their magic.
Style: light, exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, youth, school, friends, friendship, transformation, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, teenage life, young heroes ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young athlete whose running days might be behind her, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret—the only thing they have in common is the annual Wind Festival in Fula City. The festival ...
Style: captivating, exciting, sincere, light, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: pokemon, good versus evil, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, youth, heroes, supernatural power, heroic mission, imaginary, save the world, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon the Movie White: Victini and Zekrom (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Kingdom of the People of the Vale once ruled over the land, but now all that remains is the Sword of the Vale. in the city of Eindoak. Ash, Iris, and Cilan arrive in Eindoak during a harvest festival's Pokémon Tournament and meet the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Plot: pokemon, monster, competition, gravity, festival, tornado, invisibility, disguise, battles, super strength, coach, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, ancient mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, duel, escapades, riddles and clues, danger, rivalry, imaginary, mind control ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third main spin-off series of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, adventure, good versus evil, memory loss, supernatural, danger, rivalry, youth, escapades, human host, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years after the Ceremonial Battle, a teenage boy named Yuuki Judai heads off in order to join the Duelist Yousei School located on a remote island off the coast of Japan. There he meets his fellow students and gains a few friends, along with ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, futuristic, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, monster, supernatural, escapades, contests and competitions, danger, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, cards, duel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Yona Yona Penguin (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rintaro directs a tale of three children who visit a land of wonder. This is the first "3D anime" that Madhouse has produced. Oh, and there are penguins.
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, save the day, adventure, friendship, young heroes, rescue, youth, mischievous children, rivalry, danger, escapades, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, road movie, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, monster, friendship, heroes, danger, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots, technology gone awry ...
Place: new york, usa, colorado, pentagon, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Penn Zero is not your average kid - every day he's zapped into another dimension with his friends to save the world.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroes, friendship, adventurer, heroic mission, danger, youth, save the day, escapades, space travel, distant planet, young heroes, outer space ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragons: Riders of Berk (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: DreamWorks Dragons is an American computer-animated television series airing on Cartoon Network based on the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The series serves as a bridge between the first film and its 2014 sequel. Riders of Berk follows Hiccup ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, friends, island, imaginary kingdom, animal training, training, creature, enemy, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, imaginary, space and aliens, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: "Rimuru Tempest" is the new name of a slime in a fantasy world taken by a former 37-year-old human Satou Mikami after he is killed by a passing robber. Broken free from ordinary, stale past life, his fresh adventure in a fantasy world as a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, sincere, humorous
Plot: adventure, parallel world, friendship, dragon, death, danger, demon, fantasy world, murder, reincarnation, heroes, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%