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The alarm clock rings. The clock strikes seven thirty. My tired eyes beckon me to keep sleeping. By brain churns. Pokemon is on!! I leap off my bed and run into the living room, frantically trying to find the remote and press the channel to Sky One. "Pokemon, Gotta catch em all!" Phew, just in time. Those were the days when the show first aired in the UK that everyone was obsessed with it. The spiky eared pokemon known as Pikachu had become a franchise. The Japanese have done it yet again... first was Sailor Moon and Hello Kitty, and little did we know, Pokemon would be the next big thing. The show perhaps yielded the most attention before the trading card game and video games were released, and focussed on a young boy named Ash Ketchum, who wanted to be a Pokemon Trainer. He was late in picking his pokemon so resulted ended up with an untamed Pikachu, in which over time he will bond with. On his way he meets Misty and Brock, who will become his companions over his "perilous" journeys across the land to battle gym leaders, catch new pokemon and enter Pokemon leagues. I had loved the show and it was extremely exciting. Will Ash catch the latest pokemon? He saw a legendary! Wowwww... it was all very exciting and new. Up to the point of his first Pokemon League, it was pure fantastic... then he went off to the Orange Islands and competed in other leagues... thus beginning to feel more repetitive. After an intriguing run, Misty left the party which was perhaps the blow that killed the show for me. Misty was the core character, the anti-Ash of the party, and the one he was supposed to be with. Their hate=love chemistry was sheer TV gold. Misty was replaced by Amy and her kid brother, both of which were unable to fill Misty's shoes. To this day, Pokemon is still airing in Japan with a slow transition towards the UK. I have no idea when this is shown anymore, and have lost interest in watching Ash do the same thing over and over with new Pokemon the creators come up with (which by the way, looks absolutely crap now...) The fourth gen pokemon such as Lickylicky and Tangrowth don't deserve Pokemon Status as they look like drawings a four year old could muster. Nonetheless, the Pokemon franchise is showing no signs of dying as of yet, and to this, I can only admire and congratulate the team behind all of this. For those interested in the show, I strongly recommend you watching the first few seasons and forget about the post-Misty ones. The Pokemon games however, as still sheer class.
Even if we havent watched the show, almost all of us will have heard of the epidemic that was Pokemon, it was so massive 5-10 years ago (I know, it makes me feel old thinking it was that long ago too) that even though it first seemed to be just a craze, it still lingers around our shops and tv screens even now. Pokemon stands for Pocket Monsters for anyone who doesnt already know, and is an anime about trainer Ash becoming the best Pokemon trainer in the world, the Pokemon are like animals and are kept in little balls called Pokeballs to be carried around, and are battle against other trainers Pokemon to prove that they are the best or to win badges from special Pokemon gyms, in the show and games Pokemon gain EXP points from battle and then level up or 'evolve' into better versions of themselves, this shows them maturing and means that they have grown stronger. The Pokemon tv show is how I first joined the Pokemon cult, it starred Ash, Brooke and Misty and their Pokemon buddies Pikachu, Onyx and StarYu. Though 12 seasons later, alot has changed, with the number of Pokemon increasing from 150 to 491, and also lots of characters changing though Ash and Pikachu have remained the same. In the show Ash advances to different tournaments, by going around Pokegyms and gaining badges, these badges allow him entry into different tournaments where he can battle to win. Normally along the way some unjustice happens and sets them off track until they fix it, and the dimwitted villians 'Team Rocket' arent normally too far away either trying to steal Ash's Pikachu. I think that 12 seasons on Pokemon is just a bit played out, there are so many Pokemon now that only really hardcore fans can be bothered to follow it. Its really not as popular as it was, its a shame that it was over marketed which ruined the show altogther and changed it from being a show with lots of childhood memorys, to a show thats just annoying and played out.
Pokemon (short for Pocket Monsters) is a long running Japanese anime TV series spanning over around 11 seasons so far. The series starts off with Ash Ketchum, a 10 year old boy starting out on his journey to become a Pokemon trainer. All young trainers starting off get to choose from 3 different pokemon. Ash's choice are Bulbasaur a grass pokemon, Charmander, a fire pokemon, and Squirtle, a water pokemon. Of course things do not start off well for Ash as he sleeps in and by the time he gets to the lab to collect one, all the pokemon had gone. This is how Ash ends up with his faithful Pikachu who stays with him in every season. Ash sets off on his journey and soon meets his yet to become best friend, Misty, when he takes her bike to get his Pikachu to a pokemon centre (a pokemon centre is like a hospital for all types of pokemon) where he meets one of many Nurse Joy (this is just one of many running gags in Pokemon, every pokemon centre is run by a Nurse Joy who all look identical and are all related somehow). This is also where Ash meets up with bad guys Team Rocket, who consist of Jessie, a head strong, vain, female member, James, a sometimes slightly feminine male member, and finally Meowth, a pokemon who walks, talks, and acts like a human. These guys are part of a large evil corporation called Team Rocket. The corporation basically steals pokemon for their own profit, and Jessie, James and Meowth try to steal pokemon and send them back to their boss. They attack the Pokemon Centre as Ash is there with his Pikachu which is where both Ash and Team Rocket both discover how powerful Pikachu is, and this prompts Team Rocket from this point on, to steal Pikachu. During a later episode, Ash, now teamed up with Misty, meet up with Pewter City Gym leader Brock (a gym is where pokemon trainers can go to battle with the gym leader to earn a gym badge. Trainers usually need 8 badges to take them to a special series of battles to become a pokemon master. The first series is called the Pokemon League) Ash battles with Brock but does not win. He trains with Pikachu and has a rematch and wins. This later prompts Brock to travel with Ash and Misty. This first season basically introduces you to the different people, and some of the different pokemon from the first 150. We see the guys travel through different towns and cities with Ash battling with different gym leaders until he has enough badges to enter the Pokemon League. During season 2, Brock stays behind with a Professor Ivy (this links to another one of the running gags in the series. Brock always falls in love with any young woman). He is very pleased whe Ivy says Brock can stay with her, leaving Ash and Misty to carry on the next journey without him. Their next journey takes the two to the Orange Islands. Here they meet up with Tracey, a young lad who is looking after a Lapras. Tracey comes along with Ash and Misty. At the end of this season, the three arrive back at Pallet Town (where Ash lives) and they meet back up with Brock. Brock is acting very strange and hates it when ever anyone mentions professor Ivy so they ask him if he wants to join them on their next journey. Tracey decides to stay behind with professor Oak (yes another running gag, all the professors have names of trees and plants). Professor Oak, by the way, is the Professor at the lab in Pallet Town (where Ash got his first pokemon from). Season 3 sees the start of the trios journey through Johto where again, Ash competes against gym leaders to compete in the Johto League. This journey spans over about 3 seasons so it is much longer. During these seasons we learn of more pokemon outside the 150 range. At the end of this season (the 3rd season of the Johto journey, season 5), Ash, Misty and Brock all decide to split up and go their own way. Misty goes back to her home town of Cerulean City, and Brock goes back to Pewter City, so Ash goes back just with his Pikachu and other pokemon, back to Pallet Town. This leads into the sixth season as Ash leaves all his pokemon behind apart from his Pikachu. He sets off Hoenn to compete in the Hoenn league. We also meet up with new trainer May, who is travelling to her nearest pokemon lab to pick up her new pokemon. We learn she is actually more interested in travelling rather than pokemon training. She goes to meet Professor Birch. His lab is in Littleroot Town, which is also where Ash is heading for. During a series of events Ash and May ending up meeting each other. May gets her first pokemon, a Torchic, a fire bird pokemon. She could have also chose a Treecko, a grass pokemon, or a Mudkip, a water pokemon. These are the three started pokemon in the Hoenn region. Ash and May decide to travel with each other and as May is familiar with this region, she shows the way to the first Gym in Petalburg City. The gym is actually run by May's father Norman. Here, Ash also meets up with Max, May's younger brother who loves learning about pokemon. Ash decides to try to battle with Norman, even though it is not an official match as Ash only has his Pikachu but he needs 3 pokemon. Ash is defeated but is not upset by it. Afterwards, Ash says he will come back to have an official battle when he has more pokemon. May comes with Ash on his new journey. The two are also accompanied by Max as his parents allow him to travel with them. This series of the story spans through to the end of season 9. At the end of season 9, May and Max decide to leave Ash and Brock to head back to Pallet Town on their own. When Ash gets back to Pallet, he decides to again leave all his caught pokemon behind except his Pikachu and head off to the Sinnoh region, except one of his pokemon, his Aipom, sneaks along with Ash. This is where season 10 starts. Here we see new trainer Dawn from Twinleaf Town set off to meet Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town to collect her first pokemon. She has three new pokemon to choose from. These are Turtwig, a grass/leaf pokemon, Piplup a water pokemon, and Chimchar a fire pokemon. Through a series of events, she chooses Piplup as her first pokemon and sets off on her journey. In the second episode, of course she meets Ash. This happens when she comes across Pikachu who has been seperated from Ash because of one of Team Rockets (yes they are STILL after Pikachu) schemes gone wrong. Dawn knows something is going on when she tried to catches it but it fails as Pikachu belongs to someone else. Team Rocket come back and manage to get hold of Pikachu. Dawn meets up with Ash and Aipom and they set out to rescue Pikachu. Brock arrives and meets up with Ash and Dawn and they all set off together. We then have to wait to the next episode to see if Ash can get Pikachu back. The trio's journey continues through to the next season, season 11 which is as far as the show has got so far. Most people will have seen as least some of the first episodes of Pokemon, others will have been followers and will have watched just about every episode, and others do not like it and will have watched very episodes. For those who have not seen any of it, you may find it hard to get into it nowadays but if you want to, make sure you start from the beginning. Try to find the episodes somewhere online, or buy the DVDs. Its unlikely any TV channels are now playing these early seasons. Even though the pokemon craze has all ended, Pokemon the TV series is still going. The latest two seasons (10 and 11) have changed some what from the previous seasons and many fans have got quite annoyed by the changes. The biggest change being all the previous voice actors being changed to completely different people so most of the voices sound different. Also the animation and style is slightly different. This is not too bad though but people will notice it. Pokemon shows typical japanese animation styles such as large eyes, funny expressions and some strange movement. All this adds to the comedy of the series, but as well as just being funny, the series is known for having some sad and touching moments is Japan is also good for in their anime shows. Many people say they do not like Pokemon because they are worried what other people will say or that people will laugh at them as the craze is over, but its just a TV show, i am not afraid to admit that i do quite like Pokemon. OK some bits do get annoying, some bits get too repetitive but in general its a fun tv series you can watch any time and enjoy. I am not as keen on the new series but that is because i cannot get used to the new voices and design. One thing regarding other reviews on this site, many of the reviews on the TV series are not reviews about the TV series, and many people end up writing about Pokemon merchandise and games so they are writing under the wrong section which has actually brought the overall star rating down. I, as well as many others, just wish that the managers of Pokemon in USA (the people who dub english voices over the Japanese voices) did not replace all the voice actors as for some people this has just ruined the series and there is a chance it will not continue much longer. As i said earlier, i don't mind the show and i do not listen to what other people say and do not get worried what other people will think off me watching it just because its not 'in fashion' any more, i watch it to enjoy it and to have a laugh.
Pokemon is a kids' TV series, originating from Japan and based on a comic book of the same name. Initially just a cartoon series, it has led to a number of feature-length films, worldwide success, and the emergence of the spin-off, Digimon. Pokemon became well known about a decade ago. I was at University at the time, and spent my afternoons with terrestrial TV on whilst doing my Uni work. When the kids programmes came on, I didn't usually switch over, and this is how I first watched Pokemon. The show features a Japanese boy, Ash, and his friends as they explore the strange concept of the Pokemon, little creatures used for doing duels in order to win arguments and real life battles. Ash's Pokemon was Pikachu, perhaps the mst well known of all the Pokemon, and he was a small, almost cat-sized rodent-like creature. It's quite hard to explain really. He is more like an overgrown guinea pig or hamster! Ash is given Pikachu as a child, and thus became a Pokemon 'trainer'. He takes PIkachu to a special gym to train him and take part in duels to win badges, an indication of how good you and your Pokemon are. Throughout the episodes and series and movies, Ash and Pikachu maked friends as well as enemies. Their main enemies are Team Rocket, consisting of brother and sister Jesse and James, and their cat Meowth, who is also the leader of the trio! (the plot thickens, no?!) The episodes are highly entertaining, and the Japanese animation is solid and typical as you would expect. It's very good. It's interesting to meet the various Pokemon and see how they evolve and develop as the series goes on. The movies are also highly entertaining and generally involve a big storyline with Ash or Pikachu or one of their friends. I recommend this cartoon for your children, but it's probably best to wait until they're out of the toddler stage, maybe even pushing 8 or 10, as there is quite a lot of fighting involved in the nature of the programme and how the Pokemon evolve and get their badges, so this may not be suitable for the very young kids.
Pokemon is an amine series. it is based on the pokemon trainer / surely master by now Ash, and his friends misty and brock (or whoever else, and who can forget his best friend pikachu? He is on a quest to get the 8 gym badges to go into the pokemon league, on his way catching and training his pokemon to become a pokemon master. Lets face it the first series had a pretty much amazing theme song. And pikachu's jukebox songs were just great. The first..lets say 3-4 series were great perhaps maybe just up to 3 but i wouldnt waste my time with the rest, just the same old same old and they ever lose team rocket why i dont know. I just think its there way of trying to make more money by getting more pokemon and new areas to compete in, to become a master, even though to become one he just had to do the first laugue?
Pokemon is a childrens cartoon which was first shown in the UK on Sky 1 which is liked by many people. When I first watched pokemon I enjoyed what I saw. I am addicted to Pokemon and watch it from Monday to Friday and haven't missed an episode. Pokemon means Poket Monsters. It is about three kids going around different towns and citys earning badges in Pokemon Battles. Pokemon battles are when they make monsters fight each other and see who wins. All the Pokemon have different attacks and moves which can determine the victor in each battle. There are many different types of Pokemon fire, water, grass, ghost, phsycic, ice, ground, poisen ,flying ,electric and bug pokemon. Ash is the main character who's dream is to become a Pokemon master. His buddys are Brock who wants to become the best Pokemon Breeder and Misty who wants to be a water pokemon master. In most episodes they will get a visit from team rocket who will try and steal their pokemon and always end up getting electricuted by Ash's best pokemon Pikachu.
Pokemon:I'd heard stories of this tv series which was based on a Japanese computer game and comic book but had never actually sat down to watch it. Then one day I was ill in bed and switched on to Sky One's Pokemon Day.Thrill of thrills Sky One had been taken over by Pokemon for at least five hours starting with episode one..... After I'd heard that catchy theme tune I was hooked!I mean what more can you ask than cute creature,dumb villians and best buddies on an adventure? Bascially Pokemon is a story about Ash Ketchum,a 12 year old who is given his first Pokemon(the adorable pikachu...thundermouse)so that he can win badges to compete in the Pokemon League. On his way tothe first Pokemon Gym,where he battles Trainers for the aforementioned badges,he meets Misty,a moody girl(and possible future love interest??)who trains water Pokemon.They continue on collecting Pokemon and making new friends in each episode. They later meet Brock,a house work obsessed boy who seems to be the "responsible" one! Each episode is filled with adventure,and of course.....TEAM ROCKET(Jesse,James and Meowth) whos aim is to catch Pikachu! The series is great because it tells us all to looka after our friends,it has the great team rocket who always end up"blasting off again" and lots of lovable Pokemon.Although it is not well drawn and the script a little dodgy at times,the jokes are funny and the fight scenes are amazing! After one episode....you wil be hooked,and singing along! PS.Some episodes are really sad,like one where Ash lets his Butterfree go to find a mate.I cried :(
When Pokemon first started I heard about it from all my friends who had Satellite TV. A lot of them were hooked on it! Well me, being a terrestrial TV type of person (i.e poor!) had not seen Pokemon before. I thought it was all hype - just another stupid fad from Japan. Then it finally aired on ITV. WHACK! This show hit me in my face like a ten tonne weight. Colorful animation quite different to other morning cartoons. Humour that was fresher than all those old scooby doo repeats (not that I dont like Scooby)... And the most unavoidable thing - a yellow overgrown fat mouse creature name Pikachu. THe hero of the story is Ash Ketchum. He is a kid who wants to be a Pokemon master. He eventually meets up with Misty, a water-loving girl, who also is a Pokemon trainer. The final addition to the gang is Brock - a rock-pokemon-loving trainer. The first two episodes focus on how Pikachu and Ash meet, and eventually become good friends. We also meet the main villains of the series Team Rocket. This team consists of Jessie - a mean spirited woman with a haircut sharper than her tongue, James- a dim witted runaway-rich kid with nothing better to do, and Meowth, a cat-type pokemon who ca speak human. Y'see all other Pokemon can only say their name... so Pikachu can only say "Pikachu" and Squirtle for example can only say "Squirtle"... pretty weird eh? THe first series is just called Pokemon. The storyline has a specific goal of Ash getting to the grand Pokemon league, collecting gym badges as the entrance keys. However, inbetween each gym encounter, Ash usually has some sort of silly adventure, meeting new people, outsmarting Team Rocket or something like that. Those episodes in my opinion are the ones to watch out for. They are the ones with the most humour and wit. For example, an early episode, "Land of the Giant Pokemon" is one of the timeless classic episodes that featured only the pokemon themselves - Pi kachu, Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur - they'd all been stranded on some sort of desert island and as they talked, SUBTITLES were used!! For once you could understand what those little critters were talking about!!!!!! Anyways... the gym episodes are kinda tedious.... its always evident that Ash would get to the championship, so we all know that he'd win all the badges! A small predictablity factor that could have been resolved.....(maybe make him lose more often?) I wont go into the details of all the stories - you should watch em for yourself! But, I can tell you that Ash does end the series as a champion finally! THe newer series "Pokemon Johto Journeys" is another matter altogether. Sure you got over 100 new pokemons to show us, but the layout of the show hasnt changed -Team Rocket are still as dumb as ever, Brock is back (he was replaced for a short while for some dumb reason).. and well... watching the episodes make me feel like Im wasting my time. The new series has not got any developments! No story arcs - just ANOTHER league to win..!! ARGH! I cant sit there and see Ash lose again! Its boring! And now, all the old favourite pokemon arent being used... wheres squirtle? bulbasaur? Pikachus still there.. but hes become more of an attention seeking yellow blob than ever!!! These new characters are nowhere near a s appealing as the old ones... I'd actually rather watch reruns...! Animation - cheap, but funny. Characters - funny, some are a bit forgettable PLot -predictable, but in a good sorta way. Music -the japanese dub was better. At least Brock's crush on Officer Jenny ( a cop) and nurse Joy (a nurse -duh) is still used in the plot, its quite funny. really. MIsty is an expendable character. She does absolutely nothing now. Before she would insult Ash. Now she hold a stupid egg.. what a waste. So........watch the old series. THen never watch another pokemon sho w again! The JOhto Journeys should be axed. You can only milk a series so far....and pokemon ha been sucked drier than a ....sucked dry thing. yeah.
I have recently written my opinion about the movie of pokemon. I could barely sit through half an hour of it, let alone 2 hours of it. Pokemon must be the worst T.V program since skippy the bush kangaroo. The voices don't go in cinque with the mouth movements, and every so oftn the have violent muscle spasms and end up on the floor some how. And there is the anyoing trio of bad guys that come about now and again, they say a rym, and then manage to get blasted off the screen, into the sky to make a twinkle in the far distance. Why o Why do the Japanese insit on having such poorly animated carttons. some examples of theis are: Dragon Ball Z, Goemon and countless other cheap, low budget crap BOYCOT IT IT IS NAFFF
Pokemon is the crapest thing that I have ever seen. No offence to people who like it but what the hell is going on? All it is is a bunch of stupid little animals that think they are hard and that is just pathetic. Come on, how can anyone watch this except little kids who don't even know what the heck is going on! I think that the saddest thing was the trading cards. Everyone got exited and started collecting crappy cards with little animals on it. What is the point? I definitely don't know. Then there is the movie. Oh my god. They are going too far now, why. It’s a kids cartoon, not a sitcom. I hope someone agrees with me because if not, then I am going to kill myself because I don't want to live in a world full of pokemon lovers. Please pokemon lovers, just think how crap it is. There are 14 - 16 year olds who like it at my school and I really feel sorry for them. Aren’t they ever going to grow up? Well that’s all I have to say and if anyone aggress with me write a commentary, please, so I know im not alone!!!!!!
I remember back when I first heard about the childish cartoon also known as Pokémon. At that time the cartoon was an enigma, a whisper in the dark, mere legend or myth. Of course I had to see it for myself, something so berated by society must bear some valour and greatness. 4pm I turn to Sky One to finally see this "joke of a program" in action. Yes I watched it all the way through and seeing as I didn't understand the concept of the cartoon, I didn't really like it so much. So I dismissed the cartoon as nothing more then a manga failure. A week later I feel a somewhat attraction to Sky One at 4pm. Had I misjudged the program? To make sure I watched two episodes of the cartoon and that is when the addiction began. I was stunned at the creativity of the producers, to give mere "monsters" skills and abilities to use in 'battle' against one another. Soon enough I was watching the show everyday, following the trail and adventures of 'Ash Ketchum' and his fellow companions. Kids already had Pokémon memorised and I had fallen behind through ignorance. If I was to be a true fan I must also have a good few memorised. 3pm I was at school and I had a free period last lesson. Pokémon was on earlier today to allow time for 3 episodes per day. I had a choice between staying at school to have idiot discussions with my "compadrés" or going home and making it in time for more pocket monster adventures. Like smoking, Pokémon had become a tradition, something that was scheduled, regularised and the addiction grew every time I experienced it. So obviously I had to go home for Pokémon, to see if I had missed anything. Although I quit smoking not long afterwards, the addiction of Pokémon remains with me still. They are even bringing new Pokémon in to the show. I find this quite pathetic because the producers are doing this to keep the addiction alive. It is working of course a s I myself am curious to what these new Pokémon can do. Anyone and everyone, who is reading this, please take a moment to bring your hands together, close your eyes and say a prayer for my dammed soul. Perhaps one day I will wake up in this cruel world and finally I will be mature. Not if I can help it though. --------------------------------------------- A Typical Pokémon Adventure ---------------------------- Sit back kids this is a typical adventure from Pokémon, on special request from a reader of this opinion. OK so it starts off with, Brock, Misty, Ash and Pikachu walking along aimlessly toward another town. The reason for the adventure is so that Ash (our young hero) may challenge a Pokémon Gym Leader to a battle in order to win a badge. His quest is to gain at least 8 badges so that he may compete in the indigo Pokémon league. In the long run Ash's true goal in the show is to become the greatest Pokémon master there is. Anyway later on in the episode sure enough Ash and his buddy's will run into Team Rocket (bad guys). They will have some sort of Pokémon battle and then in the end it will probably be Pikachu giving them an electric shock and then some other Pokémon hitting the Team into the sky. Then Team Rocket will cry "Looks like Team Rocket is blasting off again". Although Brock and Misty done a lot of the work in the episode, Ash and Pikachu will be thanked for saving the day. The End --------------------------------------------- Like all true manga's can sometimes do, Pokémon has truly captured my soul. Like the 'Team Rocket' who often blast off again, Team Pokémon have made me an addict again.
Pokémon, a program about little animals with special powers that live in little balls. I really should hate something with this description, but for some strange reason, I just can?t help but love it. Despite it being aimed at kids, I know a lot of people, including me, who aren?t kids and love this program. The program basically follows a small group of friends, Ash, Misty, Tracy, and of course, the lovable Pikachu, who are on a mission to collect badges so that Ash can fight in a Pokémon League. And, like all other adventure cartoons, there is the bad guys, Jessie, James and Meowth, otherwise known as Team Rocket, a group of thieves that steal Pokemon, who have a motto which you just can?t help but to love. There are 150 different kinds of Pokemon in the world, although with the new Pokémon Silver and Gold there are more, which Ash wants to catch to become the world?s greatest Pokémon master. My first Pokémon experience was of the Game Boy kind, and I really did love it as a game, and then, I just had to watch the program to see what all the fuss is about. I think that most people find it good because of the fighting, which just rules, it is almost as good as watching WWF. The way that these little animals have powers such as fire, ice and electricity is just such a great idea. The animation in the program is also very good, you just have to love the way the camera slows down and move around The Matrix style when an attack is landed. And the way that these adorable creatures talk, only being able to pronounce their names (except for Team Rockets Meowth), is just so good, especially the high pitched Pikachu. There have been two films made so far, Pokémon: The First Movie, and Pokémon: The Movie 2000, the second one is only just out now. I have seen the first one, and it was pretty OK, but it could have been better as it is not at the standard of the TV program. And I am lookng forward to seeing the second movie, as the clips mak e it look pretty good, as this one is about the three rare bird Pokémon, Articuno (who controls ice), Moltress (who controls fire) and Zapdos (who controls electricity). The first movie was about the rarest Pokémon of them all, Mew and its cloned and genetically modified version, Mewtwo, who battle it out to save the world. I think that the phenomenon that is Pokémon has started to go downhill as it has been a very long time since the old series finished, and there is still no new series. I am getting bored of watching repeats, and I think that a lot of people who like Pokémon are starting to get bored of it, but apparently Sky 1 are showing the new series in January, which I shall be looking forward to. I think that most people look at the name Pokémon and think, ?what a load of s**t, who in their right mind would like something like this?, I am not complaining, as I was one of those people, that is until I witnessed it for myself. It is unfortunate that people, who have never seen the program before, has labeled such a high quality program as being bad. And if you have never seen this program before, and don?t watch it because it has been labeled bad, you definitely should
Pokemon has hit the world by storm. The popularity of this show is unbelievable. Kids (and even adults) love Pokemon. Basically it’s about a world filled with creatures called Pokemon. People have to catch and train these Pokemon to use in battle. The program is just like the normal world but with Pokemon in. There is hate, love, failure and more shown in the series. Each episode gives a message to the viewer and it rally teaches kids about the real world.
So the Pokemon craze has finally hit the UK - the sometimes complicated street card-game evolved into a cartoon series, and now even a film. But however much you try to empathise with a 10 year old, it's hard to see any merit in this cartoon at all. The animation is truly appalling - about 3 frames a second, with only lips moving for example - the dubbing is horifically American - the stories are quite meaningless and repetitive, following the same structure endlessly. Having said that, although it blatantly lacks any educational aspect whatsoever, I can't see that it would be detrimental to your kids if you were to let them watch it. There's no real violence, no swearing ( of course ), and it's all rather sugar-coated. While the cards themselves are actually quite stimulating and complex if used properly, these Japanese budget cartoons are just money-spinners. If your kids are so infatuated with Pokemon, then there's no real reason to stop them watching it, other than it's pretty bad - but if not, just hope that they have the standard of taste required to turn the channel!
Pokèmon, I have to say it, is a bit pants. The merchandise is the most rubbish I have seen (except the Pikachu cap) and the movie is not too good either. But you have to admit, the Game Boy games are good, regardless of whether they are Pokèmon or not. In fact, nearly as good as Zelda! It's challenging, fun and... and... I don't know what else, but it IS a good game. The TV series and everything else is crap. Although one episode made me laugh, where all the trainers in a competition got filled with helium and their Pokèmon couldn't understand them. But that is the only good episode. Really. Honest. The only good bit in Pokèmon: The First Movie is where Ash dies. Because he is pants. One of the bad bits is where all the Pokèmon start crying, all the tears go into Ash, and he is resurected. Damn. Pokèmon is pretty crap, apart from the Game Boy. But the fact that kids spend all their break and lunch on the Game Boy is pretty sad, when they should be outside playing.