Movies and TV shows like Pokemon

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Pokemon (1997)
 7.5
 27K
Pokemon (1997)
Original name: ポケモン
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: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, pokemon, friendship, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, theft, childhood, animal life, in the woods, young heroes, creature, fantasy world, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, family, heroic mission, ambition, escapades, rivalry, youth, friends, underdog, legends and myths, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: future

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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, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, danger and friendship mostly in Animation, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003), Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000), Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004), Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003), Dragon Ball (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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Pokemon (1997)
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Plot: friendship, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, battles, team, heroes, toys, villain, professor, underdog, nurse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, friends, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, youth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, surprise ending, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, friends, heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, friendship, supernatural power, danger, rivalry, pokemon ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: danger, adventure, pokemon, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, daring rescue, obsessive quest, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: humorous, semi serious, futuristic, stylized, exciting
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, pets, pokemon, young heroes, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pokemon, adventure, family, adventurer, superhero, master villain, pirate, young heroes, rescue, treasure hunt, friendship, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: cards, young heroes, adventure, duel, monster, school, escapades, heroes, imaginary, family, contests and competitions, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: pokemon, adventure, superhero, rescue, friendship, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, family, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, heroic mission, friendship, imaginary, young heroes, chosen one, adventure, forces of nature, journey, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magical ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 40K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, dragon, transformation, training, superhero, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, idiotic, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, monster, friendship, card game, fight, duel, save the world, imaginary, battles, adventure, family, anti heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, egypt, africa, middle east, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 46K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, monster, warrior, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, monster, destruction, save the world, parallel world, creature, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, young heroes, friends, team, fight, danger, imaginary, mission, violence, martial arts, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Philippines, UK, South Korea, France
Duration: 23 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, sincere, exciting, captivating, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, princess, teenage life, youth, teenage girl, good versus evil, escapades, high school life, magic, high school, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.6
 64K
Adventure Time (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Told in eight parts, Islands tells the story of Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong leaving Ooo and traveling across the ocean to solve the mystery of Finn's past. During their trip, they unlock secrets, encounter various creatures, make new ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, sweet, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friends, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, dog, adventurer, princess, creature, youth, escapades, buddies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cards, ancient mystery, duel, artifact, superhuman powers, riddles and clues, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 3K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, superhero, friendship, friends, master villain, chases and races, escapades, alternate world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 55K
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, friends, young heroes, good versus evil, training, warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroes, village, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! is an American/Japanese animated television series, and was created by Ciro Nieli, one of the directors of Teen Titans, with animation being done by a Japanese studio known as The Answer Studio. Set mainly on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: superhero, androids and robots, danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, rivalry, teenage life, tombs and skeletons, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series based on the Sega video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first broadcast in September 1993. It follows the adventures of the titular character Sonic the Hedgehog, and his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, escapades, heroes, imaginary, family, androids and robots, evil alien, alien encounter, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, animal life, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pokémon: Spell of the Unknown (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Molly Hale's sadness of her father's disappearance get to her, she unknowingly uses the Unown to create her own dream world along with Entei, who she believes to be her father. When Entei kidnaps Ash's mom, Ash along with Misty ...
Style: based on cult tv series
Plot: pokemon, best friend, friendship, mountain, illusion, spell, fire, police, violence, black hair, disappearance, castle ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 674
Slugterra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, escapades, adventure, heroes, imaginary, youth, master villain, friendship, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, ambition, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Lion Guard (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, animal life, adventure, family, parents and children, young heroes, friendship, royal family, good versus evil, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, desert ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 89
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, superhero, save the world, danger, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 2K
Speed Racer (1967)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teenager Speed Racer aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: racing, gadget car, young heroes, adventure, contests and competitions, car chase, rivalry, hotshot hero, save the day, heroic mission, family, espionage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 11K
Sailor Moon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story centers around an air-headed crybaby, named Usagi, and her friends Ami, Rei, Makato, and Minako. Using special powers, they can transform into Sailor Solders. They become Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, good versus evil, cat, adventure, young heroes, save the world, friendship, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: humorous, semi serious, based on cult tv series, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: collector, pokemon, ship, adventure, island, androids and robots, master villain, nature, bird, duel, superhero, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, master warrior, superhero, superhuman powers, young heroes, good versus evil, parallel world, save the world, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%