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: family outing, teens, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, theft, childhood, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, animal training, monster, youth, in the woods, family, heroes, friends, contests and competitions, coach, toys, ambition, good versus evil, cards, legends and myths, obsessive quest, self esteem, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Pokemon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about adventure, danger, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, escapades and friends mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Slugterra (2012), Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003), Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000), Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 34K
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, exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, pokemon, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, team, battles, villain, childhood, underdog, supernatural power ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 775
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: ambition, animal training, friends, master villain, escapades, heroes, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, super weapon, supernatural ...
⇓ 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, rivalry, friends, good versus evil, danger, escapades, obsessive quest, young heroes, heroic mission, imaginary, dragon, animal training ...
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: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, 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 ⇓
67%
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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, youth, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, battles, friends, heroes, friendship, rivalry, escapades, danger ...
⇓ 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: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroes, family, escapades, daring rescue, heroic mission, imaginary, obsessive quest, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, humorous, stylized, exciting, futuristic
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: contests and competitions, family, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, youth, danger, heroes, escapades, space and aliens, adventure, legends and myths, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, futuristic, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, monster, supernatural, cards, escapades, imaginary, contests and competitions, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, duel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: pokemon, family, adventure, superhero, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, master villain, danger, pirate ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, contests and competitions, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, obsessive quest, legends and myths, friends, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, save the world, battles, imaginary, monster, fight, adventure, secret identity, superhero, teenage life, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, egypt, middle east, japan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.5
 42K
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, escapades, young heroes, friendship, monster, contests and competitions, journey ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, escapades, danger, parallel world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, imaginary, good versus evil, monkey, team, family, tombs and skeletons, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: artifact, duel, ancient mystery, superhero, adventure, heroic mission, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, riddles and clues, escapades, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.5
 48K
Dragon Ball (1995)
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, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, monster, martial arts, warrior, grandparent and grandchild, odd, fate of humanity, talented, magical, adventure, young heroes, legends and myths ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: friends, friendship, partners, youth, contests and competitions, imaginary, best friends, good versus evil, rivalry, adventure, unlikely partners, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, good versus evil, adventure, danger, friendship, superhuman powers, space and aliens, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Fanboy and Chum Chum (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nickelodeon and Frederator Studios, which was broadcast August 14, 2008 on ...
Style: not serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, friends, friendship, mischievous children, youth, imaginary, escapades, goofy hero, disorder, misfit, wizards and magicians, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film opens with Shaymin as Dialga appears. Then, in the Reverse or Distortion World Giratina senses Dialga's presence, and flies up to the Real World to capture him. Dialga drinks, just as Giratina's portal opens up. Giratina then ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: parallel world, ambition, friends, animal training, imaginary, adventure, escapades, master villain, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 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, romantic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, danger, imaginary, heroic mission, time travel, escapades, master villain, super speed, space and aliens ...
Place: africa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, good versus evil, superhero, young heroes, adventure, imaginary, escapades, danger, youth, rivalry, supernatural, tomboy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Magical⛦Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a Japanese anime television series created by Gainax. The supernatural comedy drama is directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. The series premiered April 4, 2002 on Kids Station. It was licensed in North America by ADV ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, fish out of water, rivalry, youth, escapades, heroic mission, getting home, heroes, imaginary, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.6
 9K
Hercules (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hercules is an animated series based on the 1997 film of the same name and the Greek myth. The series premiered in syndication on August 31, 1998, and on Disney's One Saturday Morning on September 12, 1998. The syndicated series ran 52 ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, heroes, youth, adventure, island, hercules, greek mythology, couples, mentor, love and romance, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, good versus evil, monster, heroes, danger, heroic mission, young heroes, save the world, superhero, androids and robots, rivalry ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Spain
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animal life, rivalry, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, heroes, space and aliens, androids and robots, adventure, escapades, family, evil alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 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: exciting, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, cat, supernatural ability, master villain, save the world, monster, friends, danger, youth, supernatural, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, master warrior, youth, ambition, samurai, supernatural, young heroes, shaman ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Backyardigans (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Meet five lively animal friends who love to sing, dance and use their imaginations to embark on outrageous adventures to magical places.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, mischievous children, heroic mission, young heroes, rescue, animal life, escapades, unlikely partners, anthropomorphism, imagination, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 2K
Atomic Betty (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France, Kazakhstan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Atomic Betty is a Canadian-French animated science fantasy television series produced by Atomic Cartoons, Breakthrough Films & Television, and Tele Images Kids. Additional funding for production is provided by Teletoon in Canada and M6 and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, outer space, young heroes, adventure, hidden identity, disorder, rivalry, youth, danger, escapades, imaginary, superheroine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%