Movies and TV shows like Pokemon 1997

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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, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, heroes, coach, theft, childhood, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, animal training, pets, monster, youth, family, friends, contests and competitions, 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 rivalry, escapades, adventure, danger, heroes, imaginary and friends mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Slugterra (2012), Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003), Beyblade (2001), Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, pokemon, heroes, rivalry, team, battles, contests and competitions, villain, childhood, underdog, supernatural power ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 896
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, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, slug, young heroes, rivalry, ambition, heroes, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, youth, super weapon, escapades ...
⇓ 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.
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, battles, good versus evil, imaginary, heroes, rivalry, friendship, friends, escapades, danger ...
⇓ 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: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, surprise ending, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary, friends, friendship, good versus evil, cloning, heroes, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, danger, supernatural power ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, heroic mission, rivalry, young heroes, imaginary, dragon, heroes, imaginary kingdom, save the world, supernatural power ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure, obsessive quest, imaginary, pets, danger, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, young heroes ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 5K
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, stylized, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: partners, friendship, youth, team, imaginary, best friends, adventure, contests and competitions, good versus evil, young heroes, tournament, rivalry ...
⇓ 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, light, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, danger, rescue, save the world, escapades, creature ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, friends, daring rescue, rivalry, family, danger, pokemon, silly humor ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, monster, danger, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family outing, kids
Plot: pokemon, family, superhero, adventure, friends, treasure hunt, friendship, siblings relations, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, gang ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 4K
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, futuristic, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, monster, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, imaginary, cards, duel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pokemon, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary, best friends, danger, rescue, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, friendship, heroic mission, superhero ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, imaginary, fight, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, young heroes, secret identity ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, asia, japan, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: duel, artifact, adventure, heroic mission, ancient mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, riddles and clues, mind control, rivalry, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, friendship, space and aliens, superhuman powers, imaginary, danger ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: entertaining, disturbing, feel good, tense, suspense ...
Plot: fight, pokemon, friendship, best friend, rescue, professor, fire, disappearance, lightning, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, mountain ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: pokemon, danger, disorder, friendship, imaginary, parallel world, friends, rivalry, master villain, animal training, obsessive quest, ambition ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, 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, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, family, space and aliens, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, alien encounter, animal life, friends, evil alien ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, superhero, rivalry, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, androids and robots, battles, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Niko and the Sword of Light (2015)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Niko, the last of his kind in a strange world, embarks on an epic quest to bring light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes while uncovering secrets ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, supernatural, heroes, child hero, save the world, escapades, rivalry, friends, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 160
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: good versus evil, save the world, superhero, adventure, young heroes, supernatural, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, youth, danger, young love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, leadership, friendship, goofy hero, against the odds, daring rescue, prank, rescue, disorder, distant planet, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 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, captivating, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: pokemon, save the day, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, heroes, escapades, danger, imaginary, mysterious character, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, heroic mission, fish out of water, youth, escapades, rivalry, getting home, misfit, good versus evil, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: save the day, adventure, super weapon, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, young heroes, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, master villain, imaginary, vengeance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fanboy and Chum Chum (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: exciting, feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, friends, mischievous children, escapades, goofy hero, disorder, imaginary, youth, save the day, young heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Powerpuff Girls is a animated television series about Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers, as well as their "father", the brainy scientist Professor Utonium, who all live in the fictional ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, not serious, dark humor
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, experiment, monster, mayor, heroes, kindergarten, blond hair, silly humor, young heroes, youth, heroic mission, parents and children ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, future ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: collector, pokemon, ship, island, save the world, adventure, catastrophe, androids and robots, obsessive quest, chases and races, heroic mission, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 8.7
 66K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, serious, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, friendship, magical, alien, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, transformation, sacrifice, apocalypse, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%