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, rivalry, adventure, friendship, team, heroes and battles themes of Animation, Action and Adventure genre shot in Japan.
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Pokemon (1997)
 7.5
 42K
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, rivalry, adventure, friendship, team, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, villain, underdog, teenage boy, childhood, creature, supernatural power, nurse, travel, professor, monster, parallel world, youth, friends, teleportation, boy, rescue, 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, humorous, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about adventure, friendship, escapades, heroes, rivalry, danger and friends mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Digimon Adventure (1999), Slugterra (2012), Pokémon Origins (2013), Beyblade: Metal Fusion (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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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: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, coach, theft, childhood, friendship, heroes, imaginary kingdom, animal training, pets, silly humor, forest, owner ...
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, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, young heroes, youth, good versus evil, battles, rivalry, friendship, friends, escapades, fight, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Digimon Adventure (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Spain, Mexico
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, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, imaginary kingdom, rescue, escapades, save the world, creature, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
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, friendship, adventure, ambition, rivalry, young heroes, heroes, supernatural, master villain, super weapon, escapades, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, exciting, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry, monster, championship, friendship, chase, young heroes, heroes, friends, pokemon, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Beyblade: Metal Fusion (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, Mexico, Spain, Canada
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: semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, save the day, super weapon, rivalry, adventure, young heroes, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, friends, youth, escapades, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pokemon, adventure, friendship, best friends, good versus evil, contests and competitions, rescue, obsessive quest, friends, heroic mission, superhero, showdown ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 6K
Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan, Spain
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, youth, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, team, tournament, adventure, contests and competitions, save the world, beast, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: pokemon, team, supernatural power, escapades, villain, super strength, adventure, battles, contests and competitions, heroes, fantasy world, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: cloning, adventure, friends, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, young heroes, heroic mission, clones, pokemon, supernatural power ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, stylized, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: battles, pokemon, monster, gravity, disguise, invisibility, competition, tornado, team, coach, super strength, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light (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, semi serious, stylized, intense, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, fight, adventure, young heroes, secret identity, teenage life, heroic mission, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, japan, asia, africa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 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: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, obsessive quest, friends, family, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, friendship, teamwork ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 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, melancholic, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: collector, save the world, friendship, ship, island, ocean, legend, adventure, pokemon, catastrophe, disaster, save the day ...
Time: 2000s, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, light, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, friendship, leadership, goofy hero, against the odds, rescue, prank, disorder, daring rescue, distant planet, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The show follows two brothers, Nick and Toby, who discover that they have the power to transform into powerful creatures known as Gormitis. Now it's up to them and their friends to save their world, and many others, from destruction.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, supernatural, supernatural ability, rivalry, friendship, young heroes, escapades, parallel world, curses spells and rituals, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, sincere, entertaining, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: pokemon, friendship, good versus evil, teamwork, friends, obsessive quest, rivalry, super strength, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 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, good versus evil, supernatural ability, duel, rivalry, escapades, mind control, superhero, battles, artifact ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.4
 93K
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: rivalry, heroes, master warrior, determination, warrior, ninja, training, adventure, friendship, friends, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pokémon: Twilight Wings (2020)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 6 min.
TV show
Story: This series focuses on the residents of the Galar Region. It is set to focus on their dreams, realities, challenges they must face and conflicts they must overcome. This is all linked through the Galar Taxi Driver.
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious
Plot: conflict, pokemon, pet owner relationship, friendship, showdown, battles, rivalry, contests and competitions, rivals, best friend, fight, teamwork ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how Satoshi and Pikachu first met. At first, Pikachu was disobedient towards Satoshi, but Satoshi only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out from Masara Town, both of them saw a Ho-Oh flying and they made a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: pokemon, fight, battles, adventure, children, coach, friends, friendship, teamwork, team, superhuman powers, champion ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 5K
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, monster, supernatural, card playing, escapades, contests and competitions, rivalry, good versus evil, duel, studying, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Long ago Arceus granted a fragment of its awesome power as the Jewel of Life to help Michina in the town's hour of need only to be betrayed when it was time for that power to be returned. After so many years Arceus is about to return to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: heroes, young heroes, parallel world, friendship, disorder, animal training, escapades, master villain, adventure, friends, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rivalry, good versus evil, supernatural, memory loss, human host, young heroes, escapades, youth, friendship, monster ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon: Zoroark - Master of Illusions (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The thirteenth film overall for the long-running series and the fourth movie in the Diamond and Pearl story arc, it includes an upcoming creature from Pokémon Black & White, named Zoroark, as the main character (as well as its pre-evolved form, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: pokemon, friends, animal training, imaginary kingdom, adventure, obsessive quest, heroes, young heroes, friendship, master villain, youth, ambition ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 13K
Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, partners, witch, good versus evil, master warrior, save the world, supernatural, friendship, bonding, super weapon, demon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bakugan: Battle Planet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, Canada, USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Bakugan Battle Planet follows the adventures of Dan Kouzo and his best friends: the first kids on Earth to bond with the mysterious creatures known as Bakugan!
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, semi serious, reboot
Plot: dragon, friendship, battles, young heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, friends, heroes, escapades, family, youth, adventure ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ash and friends (this time accompanied by newcomer Dawn) arrive at an idyllic village on their way to their next Pokemon contest, where chaos will soon erupt with the prophecy of two Pokemon Gods (Dialga and Palkia) and the arrival of a mysterious, ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: pokemon, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, young heroes, heroes, escapades, mysterious character, fight for supremacy, contests and competitions, partners, youth ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.8
 77K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: serious, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, friendship, alien encounter, magical, alien, transformation, sacrifice, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tokyo Mew Mew (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Earth is a beautiful planet...rich in natural resources and home to millions of living species. However, over the years 2,500 of these species have become extinct. Humans are taking for granted what Earth has to offer. They have become selfish, ...
Style: feel good, stylized, captivating, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, human becoming an animal, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, environmental health, superhuman powers, escapades, battles, chaos, save the world, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%