Movies and TV shows like Pokemon 1997

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Pokemon (1997)
 7.4
 34K
Pokemon (1997)
Original name: ポケモン
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, pokemon, team, battles, villain, childhood, underdog, supernatural power, danger, toys, professor, nurse, teenage boy, creature, children, fantasy world, escapades, ambition, cat, mythology, police ...
Time: 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s, 20th century

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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 stylized films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, rivalry, danger, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Pokémon Origins (2013), Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000), Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999), Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, battles, friends, heroes, friendship, youth, rivalry, escapades, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon Origins (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, heroes, adventure, young heroes, contests and competitions, escapades, chases and races, imaginary, monster, friendship, chase, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.5
 27K
Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, theft, friendship, animal training, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, coach, youth, monster, self esteem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, contests and competitions, imaginary, obsessive quest, legends and myths, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, escapades, family, heroes, superhero, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, daring rescue, heroic mission, heroes, obsessive quest, legends and myths, family, adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friends, imaginary, friendship, good versus evil, cloning, heroes, rivalry, danger, young heroes, heroic mission, supernatural power ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, rescue, save the world, danger, escapades, parallel world ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, friends, animal training, danger, heroic mission, young heroes, escapades, obsessive quest, imaginary, dragon ...
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, idiotic, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, monster, save the world, fight, duel, card game, imaginary, battles, family, redemption, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: asia, egypt, japan, middle east, africa ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, futuristic, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family, adventure, imaginary, heroes, good versus evil, asteroids and comets, escapades, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, legends and myths, young heroes, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pokemon, family, adventure, superhero, mischievous children, heroes, master villain, imaginary kingdom, treasure hunt, rivalry, friendship, friends ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 4K
Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: partners, friends, friendship, youth, imaginary, contests and competitions, good versus evil, rivalry, young heroes, adventure, unlikely partners, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 4K
Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: humorous, emotional, exciting, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, friendship, master warrior, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, youth, ambition, samurai, supernatural, young heroes, shaman ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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: semi serious, humorous, based on cult tv series, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: collector, island, ship, pokemon, adventure, youth, danger, good versus evil, superhero, friendship, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cards, duel, artifact, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, escapades, imaginary, heroes, adventure, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beyblade: Metal Fusion (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, imaginary, save the day, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, young heroes, escapades, danger, youth, master villain, rivalry, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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, stylized, exciting, futuristic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cards, monster, duel, young heroes, adventure, danger, good versus evil, school, rivalry, supernatural, imaginary, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 58K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, training, warrior, friends, ninja, young heroes, rivalry, danger, adventure, heroes, master warrior, buddies ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.1
 3K
W.I.T.C.H. (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: W.I.T.C.H. is a European animated magical girl television series based on the Italian comic book series of the same name created by Gary Tomlin and Elisabetta Gnone. The series was produced by SIP Animation in association with and participation from ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, comic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, heroes, adventure, teenage life, team, rescue mission, parallel world, betrayal, youth, friends, freedom fighter, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, psychological, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, training, friends, young heroes, violence, team, martial arts, danger, imaginary, mission, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo is the seventh incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo, and the final first-run version of the original 1969–86 broadcast run of the series. It premiered on September 7, 1985 and ran for one ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, mystery, goofy hero, escapades, amateur detective, pets, disorder, curses spells and rituals, adventure, family, heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 6K
ThunderCats (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Story: ThunderCats is an American/Japanese animated television series, produced by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic. A reboot of the original 1980s TV series of the same name, ThunderCats was developed by Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4°C, and ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, leader, danger, transformation, escapades, heroes, superhero, supernatural ability, space wars, supernatural, villain ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Ginta Tiramizu is an average school student but keeps on having weird dreams about an amazing land. One day, something strange happens and Ginta appears in his fantasy. Together with Ginta's friends on the way, he will be able to fight an evil ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space wars, master warrior, escapades, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, imaginary, master villain, heaven and hell, heroes, heroic mission, friends, odd ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, save the world, princess, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, supernatural, superhuman powers, school ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 106
Pretty Cure (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Pretty Cure, known in Japan as Futari wa Pretty Cure, is a Japanese magical girl anime series produced by Toei Animation and broadcast across Japan by Animax, TV Asahi and Asahi Broadcasting Corporation. It is the first series in the Pretty Cure ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: danger, youth, save the world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades, imaginary, young heroes, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, danger, rivalry, adventure, heroes, supernatural ability, master warrior, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 10K
Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, partners, school, good versus evil, supernatural, transformation, master warrior, save the world, witch, demon, curses spells and rituals, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Philippines, South Korea
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, sincere, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, princess, teenage life, youth, friendship, teenage girl, imaginary, good versus evil, family relations, 14 year old, high school life, magic wand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, exciting, tense, captivating, sincere
Plot: heroes, adventure, friendship, danger, reincarnation, violence, murder, death, demon, slime, escapades, fantasy world ...
Place: japan, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, space travel, save the world, alien encounter, good versus evil, leadership, danger, chaos, future dystopia, heroic mission, evil alien ...
Time: 80s, future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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