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 9860398,603 users)
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Ranked: #47612
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Popularity: #1493
Members: 155,703
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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.

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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 ...
Mar 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I've reviewed quite a few Pokemon related anime as well as the games themselves. This time around we're looking at the fourth film from 2001. So, this was during the time of the best game generation, 2. Let's have a look.


We open with Celebi being chased by two counters, Houndoom and Scyther. Surprisingly for the anime, the type advantage seems to actually matter and Celebi seems to be in trouble. Until a young boy, Yukinari, comes to the rescue and the two go forty years into the future to escape. We enter the present day with Satoshi, Kasumi & Takeshi taking a ferry ...
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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