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The narrator is a third person character of the Pokémon anime. He has been in almost every episode and movie.

The narrator usually speaks at the beginning and ending of each episode. In the beginning of an episode, he usually informs the audience of what Ash Ketchum and his friends are doing or where they're heading. Sometimes, he'll even explain what they did in the previous episode. He would usually conclude the episode with what Ash and company had learned during the episode or say what they were planning to do next. In movies, he usually is only heard at the beginning giving an overview of the Pokémon world.

In some of the episodes featured in the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station, some of the regular characters would narrate the episode in first person in place of the narrator. When the episodes were dubbed in English, their narratives were replaced with the regular narration. The only time the first-person narration was kept from the Japanese version was at the beginning of Get the Show on the Road.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石塚運昇 Unshō Ishizuka
前田敦子 Atsuko Maeda (PK25)
渡辺麻友 Mayu Watanabe (PK26)
山本美月 Mizuki Yamamoto (PK27)
English Rodger Parsons (EP001-AG020*, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, AG146-present, M01-M05, M09-present)
Mike Pollock (AG021-AG145, M06-M08)
Erica Schroeder (PK24)
Eileen Stevens (PK25)
H.D. Quinn (SS029)
Sarah Natochenny (PK27)
Chinese Cantonese 張炳強 Jēung Bíngkèuhng (Billy Cheung)
Mandarin Taiwan:
孫誠 Sūn Chéng
符爽 Fú Shuǎng (EP208-EP259)
于正昇 Yú Zhèngshēng (EP260-present)
Mainland China:
韓力 Hán Lì (EP001-EP053)
Czech Pavel Soukup (EP001-EP209, DP001-present, M01-M03 and M11)
Aleš Jarý (M04)
Ladislav Cigánek (M06-M07)
Danish Torben Sekov
Dutch Jeroen Keers
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen (EP001-XY023, XY025-XY049, M01-M04, M10-M17, MR, MoMP)
Markus Bäckman (XY024, XY050-present, M18-present)
Unknown actor (M05-M07)
European French Jean-Daniel Nicodème
German Michael Schwarzmaier (EP001-BW048, movies 8, 9, 11-13)
Manfred Trilling (BW049-present, M14-present)
Jürgen Jung (M01)
Frank Schaff (M02-M04)
Michael Förster (M05)
Mike Carl (M06-M07)
Jürgen Kluckert (M10)
Hebrew עמי מנדלמן Ami Mendelman
Hindi Vinod Sharma (S04 onwards) *
Hungarian Péter Tarján (original series and Advanced Generation series)
Gábor Vass (Diamond & Pearl series)
Icelandic Harald G. Haraldsson (M03)
Jóhann Sigurðarson (M05)
Indonesian Frenddy J.H. Pangkey (Diamond & Pearl series, BW001-present, M08-M13)
Ary Wibowo (XY series)
Italian Federico Danti (EP001-present)
Dania Cericola (M08)
Raffaele Farina (M10)
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Mikołaj Klimek (EP001-AG040, DP053-present, M01-present, Mewtwo Returns)
Piotr Bąk (DP001-DP052)
Portuguese Brazil Fábio Moura (EP001-EP052, EP105-XY093)
Marcelo Pissardini (EP053-EP104)
José Augusto Sendim (XY094-present)
Portugal Rui de Sá (EP001-EP209)
Rui Quintas (EP210-DP052, Pokémon Chronicles)
Mário Santos (DP053-present, M10-present)
Paulo B (M01)
Carlos Freixo (M02)
José Jorge Duarte (M03 and M04)
Unknown actor (M07)
Russian Анатолий Зиновенко Anatolii Zinovenko (EP001-EP105)
Андрей Симанов Andrei Simanov (season 12 and the first half of season 13)
Петр Иващенко Petr Ivashenko (second half of season 13-present)
Spanish Latin America Gerardo Vázquez
Diego Armando Nieves (M04 and M05)
Diego Brizzi (M06 and M07*)
Spain Eduardo del Hoyo
Nacho Aramburu (M19)
Amparo Valencia (PK25-PK27)
José Luis Angulo (PMDAS)
Fernando Castro (ORASAT)
Héctor Garay (Mega Evolution Pokédex Short)
Swedish Stephan Karlsén (S11)

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