‘Pokemon’ is probably one of the biggest things to have come out from the anime world. It became a worldwide phenomenon. The series follows a bunch of young adults who strive to become the best ‘Pokemon’ trainers. Pokemon are creatures that have special powers. They are similar to domestic animals in our real world. If you are looking for shows that are tonally and stylistically similar to this iconic anime, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Pokemon’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Pokemon’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
7. Digimon Adventure (1999)
‘Digimon Adventure’ is a famous anime from my childhood. I remember watching the series a lot. It was fun and entertaining. The series is kind of like ‘Pokemon’ as it has monsters with whom the main characters must interact. Taichi Yagami and his friends were enjoying their time in Summer Camp when it suddenly starts snowing. The kids then receive strange objects which transport them to a different world — the world of Digital Monsters. Each of the characters get paired with one Digital monster. They must train together and evolve into better fighters if they are to save this world. Yes, the Digital World is in peril as an evil force is corrupting the monsters. The kids who have been transported to this world are the DigiDestined and are supposed to save this world. Taichi and his friends set out on an adventure to this world far from their home and fight alongside mysterious monsters to save the world. The series has a total of 54 episodes with each episode being 24 minutes in length.
6. Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
‘Bakugan Battle Brawlers’ is another popular action, adventure, fantasy anime for kids. The series has good enough animations and an entertaining plot. Even though the show tends to get serious at times it is still quite lighthearted considering the shows niche being kids. It is quite similar to ‘Pokemon’. There are young characters who fight in duels using monsters who are contained in a spherical object.
Danma Kusou, one of the main characters of the anime, along with his friends finds random cards falling from the sky. He creates a new game called Bakugan which he plays with his friends using the cards. But the game has far more depth than they can imagine. The origin of Bakugan is in a world, Vestroia, in another dimension. Danma and his friends get sucked into this world. Vestroia is unstable due to the evil Bakugan Naga merging with one of the cores. Now, it is up to Danma and his friends to save the world of Vestroia before it becomes unstable and wreaks havoc in other worlds including Earth.
5. Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King (2007)
‘Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King’ is an adventure, fantasy anime geared mainly towards kids. It is kind of entertaining and has decent animation. The main characters of the anime are all children which makes it quite similar to ‘Pokemon’. Also, in this anime, we have dinosaurs in place of Pokemon. These animals have the ability to evolve and their masters are the kids. The entire anime kind of feels like ‘Pokemon’ but doesn’t really reach that level. But it is still something worth watching.