A wonderful video for any anime fan!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've seen Pokemon before, and like me, have noticed that the plotline rarely changes from episode to the next, this video is a refreshing change.
The first episode follows the story of the ghost of a young maiden who turned to stone waiting for her love to return from a war. Our heroes come face-to-face with a Gastly who is going about impersonating the ghost in order to keep her legend alive. This is one of the few episodes where Ash, Brock, and Misty actually work with Team Rocket, rather than thwart their thieving plans.
The second episode is very sweet; it's the story of Ash's Butterfree going off to find a mate and leaving his trainer. First, he must win a pink Butterfree's heart by rescuing her from Team Rocket. The epsiode ends with a touching array of scenes of catch catching and raising Butterfree from Caterpie.
The third episode, and my personal favorite, centers around Gym Leader Sabrina. Sabrina constantly holds a doll who seems to speak most of her dialouge for her. A mysterious man warns Ash not to challenge Sabrina, but since when does Ash listen to anyone? Upon losing, Ash and friends are almost trapped when Sabrina shrinks them down to doll size inside her toybox. The same man rescues Ash and tells his that if he were to capture a ghost Pokemon, he might stand a chance against Sabrina. He then quietly adds that he hope Ash can "rescue" her.
This is the last episode on the tape, unfortunatly. When the Pokemon episodes were released on video, they were put in groups of three epsiodes each in chronological order. So some videos, like this one, have a cliffhanger with no ending. If you want to see the end, Primape Problems is the next video after this, and it features the two concluding epsiodes about Sabrina.
If you're into anime, but skepital that Pokemon can provide an enjoyable plot, I highly recommend this video. This shows Pokemon at its best.
A word of warning: If you're thinking of purchasing this video for a child, the plot gets slightly complicated, and there are some spooky scene which may frighten smaller children. I would recommend Poke-friends, or another less intimidating tape."
So Long Butterfree
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My favorite episode in this video is Bye Bye Butterfree. It's sad because butterfree finds a mate and goes. The mate it finds is pink. Most Butterfrees are blue. The best part is when Ash is thinking of his old memories of when he caught Caterpie.I hope you'll watch it."
Good, but NOT FOR EVERYONE!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wanted to write a review to warn people: This is a very good tape, with lots of good comic moments (such as Ash, Misty, and Brock reciting the Team Rocket poem). But, this tape has some CREEPY supernatural elements that are unsuitable for younger children or others who are easily scared."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pokemon is the best show ever known to man kind because it's funny, cool,and great for kids.Like my brother Matt we both laugh at every show.Matt's favorite episode is when koffing and ekans evolve.I like when Ash gets his third badge I have to go by."