The eager fan of Pokemon or those curious of the phenomenon will want to get their hands on this first video. This volume includes three TV episodes "Pokémon, I Choose You!," "Pokémon Emergency!" and "Ash Catches a Pokémon," this DVD is guaranteed to please anyone who's caught up in the Pokémon phenomenon. In the Pokémon world, 10-year-olds acquire their Pokémon training license and begin their quest to catch, train, and fight these adorable creatures--all 151 of them! Our enthusiastic hero, Ash Ketchum, is determined and intensely eager to become the best Pokémon trainer in the world! Ash's closest Pokémon is the lovable Pikachu, who helps Ash fight other Pokémon and accompanies him on his quest. In these three episodes Ash meets Misty, his future traveling companion and friend, and the two of them combat Team Rocket, who will always be their arch enemy. This video includes the full-length "Pokérap," in which all 150 Pokémon are described. Followed by The Mystery of Mount Moon. --Samantha Allen Storey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In the nineties in Japan, the Pokemon game series was created. This series became an instant success overnight, and it's no surprise that Nintendo wanted to try their luck with the series in America. In late 1998, Nintendo ported the video games to America, as well as the animated series based on it (in America, the animated series actually arrived BEFORE the games, believe it or not!) Read on for my review of this, a DVD containing the first three episodes of the Pokemon series.
The basic plot of the Pokemon animated series is simple. Ash, a new Pokemon trainer, wants to become the best Pokemon collector/battler in the world. The series follows him as he finds new Pokemon, new allies, and enemies alike. On his journey he is joined by Misty, who tags along since Ash destroyed her bike, and Brock, who wants to be a Pokemon breeder. As the three travel, they frequently battle members of Team Rocket - an organization that wants to capture rare and valuable Pokemon. Most episodes of the series follow the same basic plot.
Although an amazing series of Game Boy RPGs inspired this game, the series is subpar. Every episode is pretty much the same. The crew is traveling, Team Rocket appears and says their same lines in every episode, the good guys and bad guys battle, and the good guys always cause an explosion that sends Team Rocket flying away. Also, the characters are paper thin. Most of them appear in one episode and never again. Even the main characters are pretty one-dimensional. Also, the dub gives the series too much of an "Americanized" feel. To make things worse, in America, the TV series featured Pokemon that weren't yet in any American Pokemon game, which led to hundreds of in-game rumors.Read more ›
Pokemon, I Choose You! - In the first episode of Pokemon, you are introduced to Ash Ketchum, who, now at the age of 10, is allowed to start his Pokemon adventure. But when he arrives at Professor Oak's house to late, he receives a Pokemon, Pikachu, who is less than willing to help him.
Pokemon Emergency! - Pikachu, who was severely hurt by a flock of Spearow, needs to get to the Pokemon Center in Viridian City as soon as possible! Once they get there, they find that Team Rocket is planning to steal all the Pokemon!
Ash Catches a Pokemon - Ash and Pikachu, along with a new friend, Misty, the group heads into Viridian Forest, where Ash catches his first Pokemon! But Team Rocket is now set on capturing Pikachu. Can Ash and Pikachu defeat Team Rocket?
The quality of the video is very good, and the audio just as impressive as it was during the original broadcast. As a bonus, the DVD also includes the full Pokerap at the end, with all the Pokemon. Followed by "The Mystery of Mount Moon".
If you are new to Pokemon or else don't know what is going on then this one is where you have to start. It goes through the first 3 episodes. You get to learn what the deal is with these cute little creatures. I'll sum it up for you then you get the video and all will be well for you and your children. OK, at age 10 all little boys and girls get to venture out on their own to train Pokemon. It starts the day before Ash's 10th birthday. The next morning he leaves for Professor Oak's lab to get a Pokemon. Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander are all taken so he get's Pikachu. Pikachu doesn't like him too much, but in time he comes to love Ash. They venture out and get chased by a bunch of Spearows. Pika helps them by zapping them and becomes hurt. On his way to a Pokecenter he crosses Misty and steals her bike, Misty later joins ash on his Pokemon quest. Pikachu is very sick and requires immediate attention. Team Roket shows up at the Pokecenter and makes their introduction. Pikachu helps out everyone and saves the day. On Ash's next adventure he catches his first Pokemon. I won't give away what it is, but no it isn't Bulba, Char or Squirtle. He trains it and it evolves for the first time. That's basically it. You get more in detail about why Ash wants to be a Pokemon trainer and why he loves them so much. You also get to see the full length Pokerap which names all the Pokemon. It's hard to explain completely, but trust me I really do like this cartoon and it gives you an idea of what is really going on in the Pokemon world. Plus you can hide your Pokemon addiction like I do....just say you are buying it for your Daughter, or son whichever you have.
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There are some great tales in the early Pokemon series I'll probably always remember watching when I was about five or six, and this is what started my spark for loving Pokemon. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2005 by RICK
it was the best! it inspired me to go out and become the best pokemon leader ever! i am still only my journey to find team rocket!Published on Oct. 28 2003
I liked Pokemon since I was 10 and I still love it! These first three episodes are the best of all. No, others are cool too. I just love everything about Pokemon. Read morePublished on April 10 2003
I bought this for my 4 1/2 year old son for Christmas, since he is a big fan of Pokemon, and he LOVES this! Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002 by Jara
It was good for the 1st episodes.There really wasn't enough action,though-just Ash catching pokemon.The later episodes are better,IMHO.Published on Oct. 3 2001 by M. L. Smith
Yeah the first couple of episodes were pretty good but after that the plot is all the same. At the begining Ash and his companions are traveling and then they find a knew friend. Read morePublished on July 29 2001 by Byran Lawman
I'm a huge Pokemon fan, even though normally I HATE anime. The voice-overs aren't great in the old episodes, which is practically the only reason this isn't 5 stars.Published on March 8 2001
The first few episodes are very good ones, and Anime fans would likely interpret these first few as evidence of a good series. Unfortunately, this isn't the case... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2000 by Josh
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