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: 6.891 (scored by 9528195,281 users)
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Ranked: #44422
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Popularity: #1424
Members: 149,757
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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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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 ...
Apr 10, 2015
Pokemon 4EVER is not only the worst English Pokemon title, but arguably the worst film in the series. Shallow in every way, there's not much good you can say about this film. Frankly, the only positive constant throughout the film 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 fun sequence consisting of a battle against a pokemon trainer and the ensuing battle against time, as Ash runs to an already departing ferry.

On a more critical side of things, the cringeworthy introduction of the main antagonist is hard to ...
Aug 31, 2018
A BIG step down from the first three, but still generally enjoyable overall.

The main problem was that the generic "guy tries to capture Pokemon" story was nowhere near as interesting as the stories of the first three. Though halfway through, with Celebi being possessed, things did get real, and it got interesting from that point.

And aside from the weak story, it was great. Sam and Ash's friendship was really cute, and there was a lot of nice, cute bonding moments. The animation was beautiful, and there was a number of drop-dead gorgeous scenes. Celebi was very cute, and there was some good humor especially ...

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