Movies and TV shows like Pokemon 1997

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Pokemon (1997)
 7.5
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Pokemon (1997)
Original name: ポケモン
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: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, heroes, coach, theft, childhood, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, animal training, pets, monster, youth, forest, family, friends, contests and competitions, toys, ambition, good versus evil, cards, legends and myths, obsessive quest, card playing, self esteem, heroic mission ...
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 captivating films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, escapades, imaginary, friends, danger and rivalry mostly in Animation, Action and Family genres. Some movies like Pokemon: Slugterra (2012), Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns (2000), Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Beyblade (2001), Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pokemon (1997)
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 ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, light, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pokemon, adventure, rivalry, friendship, team, heroes, battles, contests and competitions, villain, danger, underdog, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, adventure, friendship, supernatural, heroes, rivalry, young heroes, ambition, danger, master villain, escapades, super weapon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary, heroes, friends, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family, danger, rivalry, daring rescue, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ 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, youth, heroes, young heroes, good versus evil, battles, imaginary, rivalry, friendship, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 6K
Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
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: friendship, partners, youth, good versus evil, young heroes, contests and competitions, team, adventure, imaginary, best friends, save the world, rivalry ...
⇓ 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: feel good, captivating, light, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: pokemon, adventure, friendship, imaginary, escapades, gang, supernatural ability, rescue, friends, good versus evil, young heroes, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon: 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, young heroes, rivalry, imaginary, dragon, escapades, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pokémon: 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: stylized, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, escapades, adventure, contests and competitions, friendship, friends, pets, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, imaginary kingdom, escapades, save the world, rescue, danger, creature ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, monster, friendship, heroes, danger, superhero, heroic mission, young heroes, rescue, androids and robots, rivalry ...
Place: colorado, usa, new york, pentagon, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, heroic mission, save the day, heroes, young heroes, mysterious character, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, contests and competitions, fight for supremacy ...
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, weird, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: collector, ship, friendship, save the world, island, ocean, legend, adventure, catastrophe, pokemon, animal life, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: cloning, adventure, imaginary, friends, clones, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, supernatural power ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: monster, championship, contests and competitions, adventure, rivalry, imaginary, friendship, danger, young heroes, heroes, friends, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 4K
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, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, monster, supernatural, card playing, contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, danger, good versus evil, cards ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Spain
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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, imaginary, fight, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, secret identity, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, japan, asia, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: adventure, contests and competitions, danger, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, memory loss, escapades, human host, youth, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, best friends, imaginary, good versus evil, friends, danger, contests and competitions, rescue, obsessive quest, friendship, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Niko and the Sword of Light (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, 2d animation
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, supernatural, heroes, child hero, save the world, danger, rivalry, friends, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Di-Gata Defenders (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Luxembourg
TV show
Story: Di-Gata Defenders is a Canadian action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy animated television series created by Greg Collinson with Nerd Studios and Nelvana Entertainment. This show is rated C8 according to the Canadian TV Classification System. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, 2d animation
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, rivalry, save the day, good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, master villain, buddies, escapades, youth, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Animalia (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Animalia is an Australian children's television series based on the 1986 picture book of the same name by illustrator Graeme Base in 2012 being distributed by Cyber Group Studios.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the day, adventure, friends, escapades, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, animal life, family, computer animation, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Backyardigans (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Meet five lively animal friends who love to sing, dance and use their imaginations to embark on outrageous adventures to magical places.
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, friendship, adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, heroic mission, rescue, unlikely partners, escapades, parallel world, computer animation, imagination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good
Audience: kids
Plot: pokemon, friends, animal training, imaginary, heroes, friendship, obsessive quest, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades, danger ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, exciting, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: pokemon, friendship, parallel world, heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, young heroes, adventure, escapades, master villain, disorder, danger ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, pony, unicorn, supernatural ability, youth, imaginary, animal life, friends, heroes, young heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 514
Chaotic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Chaotic is an American-Canadian animated fantasy television series produced by 4Kids Entertainment and animated by Bardel Entertainment. It is based on the Danish trading card game of the same name. Much of the plot is based on the original ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, dark fantasy
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, imaginary, danger, young heroes, heroes, escapades, rivalry, battles, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: friendship, heroes, danger, young heroes, parallel world, imaginary kingdom, disorder, adventure, friends, master villain, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In the Diamond Ore Country lies the powerful Holy Diamond, which has served as the kingdom's source of energy and maintained the Diamond Ore Country for centuries. Many Melecie live in the Diamond Ore Country, including their princess - the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pokemon, adventure, save the day, friendship, heroes, rivalry, friends, escapades, master villain, imaginary, danger, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Deltora Quest (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The evil Shadow Lord has taken control of the kingdom of Deltora and has driven the land and its people into misfortune and suffering. Lief, the son of a blacksmith, has just turned sixteen and is entrusted, along with his two companions Barda and ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, youth, friends, danger, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, adventure, imaginary, friendship, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, parody
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friendship, fish out of water, heroic mission, rivalry, youth, escapades, getting home, good versus evil, heroes, best friends ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%