Pokemon Movie 04: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai

Pokémon 4Ever

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Serebii Toki wo Koeta Deai, Celebi: A Timeless Encounter, Pokémon Movie 4, Celebi: Voice of the Forest
Japanese: ポケットモンスター セレビィ 時を越えた遭遇(であい)
English: Pokémon 4Ever
German: Pokémon Film 4: Die zeitlose Begegnung
Spanish: Pokémon Película 4: Pokémon 4ever
French: Pokémon Film 4: Célébi, la Voix de la Forêt
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2001
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.901 (scored by 9964399,643 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46602
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Popularity: #1508
Members: 157,269
Favorites: 69

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Serebii, a Legendary Pokémon known for its ability to traverse time, is hunted by an unnamed Pokémon poacher seeking to capture it. Yukinari, a young Pokémon trainer who enjoys drawing portraits of Pokémon, tries to protect Serebii after it stumbles upon him; but in the middle of its escape, both vanish without a trace.

Forty years later, ambitious Pokémon trainer Satoshi hopes to sight rare Pokémon around his local area. White, a boat driver, takes Satoshi to his village. Satoshi is accompanied by his three closest friends: Takeshi, a former gym leader training to be a great Pokémon breeder; Kasumi, a young girl wanting to become a skilled Water-type trainer; and Pikachu, Satoshi's Pokémon partner and first comrade.

Meanwhile, Yukinari and Serebii reappear in Satoshi's present time and run into his group. Masked Lord Vicious, the strongest executive staff member of Team Rocket, desires to capture Serebii. Using the Dark Ball, a variant of Monster Ball that corrupts the Pokémon caught within and draws out their maximum power, Vicious can transform innocent Pokémon into powerful and frightening obstacles—including Serebii itself! Placed in a tough position, Satoshi, Yukinari, and their friends must work together to defeat Vicious and save Serebii and themselves.

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The film chronologically takes place after episode 205 of Pokemon.

Characters & Voice Actors


Sugiyama, Kazuko


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko




Mori, Takemoto
Yuyama, Kunihiko
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Jun 16, 2011
quite honestly, i know the pokemon movies have been getting some eh reviews but i personally think they are pretty good.i understand that they aren't directly related to the shows but that's okay in my book really, this one is no different. the story does remind me of princess mononoke but i rather liked the nature feel of the whole thing. i enjoyed the art, a new yet familiar design to how i remember pokemon to be. i liked all the voice acting and characters..well lets just say i got a surprise with one of them. i enjoyed the use of the original group and ...
Nov 19, 2010
Mixed Feelings
This movie is good, but not the best Pokémon film out there.

The art is beautiful, and even the computer-generated parts blend in without problems. The sound are the usual, and fit the film very well.

The plot takes its time, but no matter how deep and touching it tries to be, all that's really accomplished is a good attempt to connect emotionally with the characters. That is where the movie fails most.

For a change, it is nice to see there is someone in Team Rocket that gets the job done. And yet, like in all children's stories, the evil must not win. The good will prevail. ...
Jul 13, 2023
Pokemon 4EVER is not only the worst English Pokemon title, but also the worst movie among the original five. Shallow in every way, there's not much good you can say about this movie. Frankly, the only positive constant throughout the movie is the gorgeous art. In a few of its quiet moments you really feel like you've been transported into a heavenly forest. There's also a single fun sequence consisting of a fight with a pokemon trainer and the ensuing battle against time, as Ash runs to an already departing ferry. If that sounds like very little, that's because it is.

On a more critical side ...

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