After participating in the Johto League, Ash decides to begin anew in yet another journey; this time by himself and Pikachu, in the land of Hoenn. Though he isn't alone for long, as 10-year-old May (whom dislikes Pokemon, but just wants to come along to see the world) travels with him after Pikachu destroys her bicycle. Ash also meets up with his old companion, Brock, and May's younger brother, Max. Together, they travel along in Hoenn, battling Gym Leaders, entering Contests, and other events on the way to the Hoenn League.
Episode 101 "Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojotchi Tai Namazun!!" was originally postponed due to the 2004 Chuuetsu earthquake. The episode never aired in Japan or internationally, and is not included in the episode count.
#01: "Sokoni Soraga Arukara" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 1-18,45-51) #02: "Polka O Dolka" by Inuko Inuyama and Norusoru Gasshoudan (eps 19-44) #03: "Smile" by Toshiko Ezaki (eps 52-82,92-98) #04: "Ippai Summer" by Naomi Onmura and the Himawari Choir #05: "GLORY DAY ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~" by GARDEN (eps 99-135) #06: "Pokemon Kazoe Uta" by Akiko Kinjo (eps 136-150) #07: "I Won't Lose! Haruka's Theme" by KAORI (eps 173-192)
*cough* I noticed no people wrote a review for this, so I'll make one myself *cough* And my first review...If you don't like to read this review, then go away >_>.
Pokemon Advance is very enjoyable to watch, followed by Ash (Satoshi) and co. traveling on the whole Hoenn region. This anime also brought me to love Pokemon! How? Uhh...long story, but Pokemon Emerald was my first game and that game brought me on loving Pokemon.
Anyway, let me start. I love the story of Pokemon, even I only watched *cough* five or more...I just watch random episodes of the anime, that's all. The characters? Hmm...Ash (Satoshi) is getting boring, and Brock (Takeshi) has the same attitude...and May (Haruka)...I liked her attitude, and Max...I wished May didn't brought him all along. But I love how the team is big. Unlike the new season *ahem*...
Now, Ash (Satoshi) and co. did the same thing like on the first seasons, want their dreams to come true like Ash's, like May wanted to challenge all Pokemon Contest and to be the best Pokemon Coordinator, and so on. But, hey, this is like forever. I'm an impatient girl, but not too impatient. And also, does Ash never age up or go through puberty!? I mean what the heck!? He should be a young adult right now!
Tsk tsk tsk...I didn't like the style of their eyes, it looks...simple. Not very creative. I like the style of the eyes in "Pokemon Special" manga. But...I guess it's okay, the story is nice anyway.
Splendid!! I love the music and sound, both English and Japanese. Some are calming, some fit when you're going on a journey, some are rock n' roll, and others. But, it's my opinion.
Yes, I mostly enjoyed some interesting episodes, but I skipped the boring ones. The boring ones are full of talk, so on so on so on...But, yeah, the interesting ones, I feel like watching them over and over again.
It was the best season in my opinion. The 1st one with Misty and the 2nd one with May are the best ones. Until...with...Dawn, the most annoying girl I met. The season with Dawn has the most suckish story. I mean come on, the story is like all about "friends". It's getting annoying. I hope Dawn dies from a car accident. read more
This is my first review and maybe be my last, well I'm going to try my best to keep this short and sweet because i know a lot of people don't like to read, I will now commence my bashing review on pokemon advance.
Here we have our main character still not the very best and not getting any better we will now watch him through impossible leaps of faith, moves that do not exist and his inability to figure the simplest things out. If you liked the first season of pokemon you may like this but i wont Guarantee it.
I didn't expect many reviews on this chp. of pokemon. The history of pokemon had done so well up until this point, as seen by many. However, hardcore/loyal pokemon fans stuck around and watched the entire ADV generation. We embraced the new characters, though many did not want to see old ones retire away. We took note of even more pokemon added to anime, though some felt the originals could never be replaced. The games were stellar, I've played every single pokemon game out there and I can honestly say ruby/sapphire or emerald are must haves. So what is about ADV? I mean, it should be better than Kanto's and Johto's saga, right?
PMKN ADV features the return of our main heroine Satoshi (better known as Ash Ketchum) as he explores an entire new region, Hoenn. Here, he encounters totally new pokemon with different aspects and abilities nowhere seen in the previous regions he was in. During his journey, he meets new friends and some returning ones. Haruka(May) and Masato(Max) are some new faces this time around, both are brother and sister. May, a once serious trainer competing for gym badges, focuses on a new goal to be a serious PKMN contest challenger. Max provides the group with in depth strategies to PKMN battling despite given his age. He takes a real liking to Ash, since he too also wants to become a pkmn trainer. The final character to the group is Brock, a familiar face seen with Ash throughout the series. He is still is normal self, acting perverted anytime a nurse joy or any of the likes of a cute girl is near. Ash himself is still competing for badges, so that one day he can participate in the "Hoenn League."
PKMN ADV is divided into several different titles. When the timeline gets serious enough and Ash gains more badges, the story is known as ADV Battle. From there, the story gradually gets deeper into harder challenges otherwise known as PKMN ADV Challenge. The style of "Double Battling" ie is introduced to where two pokemon battle another two in the same fight. Everything is still considered the ADV timeline, the story just gets deeper and possibly better.
PKMN theme's around this time are very solid. Perhaps better than it's previous counterparts. I do enjoy the opening ADV Challenge theme A LOT. The art is slightly better than Johto, however much improved from Kanto sagas. Battles are better detailed, and animation is more fluid. So it seems like ADV is just perfect, right? Well no. The story lines between travel are STILL the same: Team Rocket attacks Ash and gang until he reaches a gym or certain point of relevance in the story. I do like presentation of different groups like Team Magma and Team Aqua, but still most of the time it's the annoying Rockets doing the dirty work. Another thing is accepting the fact of just understanding new pokemon and how they work. There's LOTS of names I wouldn't begin to remember then, there was like 350 known species in this timeline. Sometimes, I questioned "oh what type is this?" or "what atk was that!?"
Overall, I wouldn't be quick to say ADV is the "rotten apple" in the history of PKMN. There's good scenes and action waiting to be watched here if you haven't yet. I think it naturally depends on if you are willing to accept the many changes to PMKN when you brace this saga of pokemon.read more
OK.. the first season is original to most people and is a part of their childhood, but it's not really good, I think this season (Pokemon Advanced Generation) is much better than the previous because:
1) May (or haruka): May is spontaneous... uncomplicated... affectionate... and loving-sister, some see it just an alternative to misty, but (for me) It's much better; First she evolves from an ordinary girl weak and hasty to coordinator pokemon amazing and witty. Secondly and more importantly... she has own jounrey, own challenges, own adventure, Not just (encouraging) and companion hero!.
2) Max (or masatu): The little boy in the group... Max is Younger brother of May. many believe that he simply increasing number (but max not really bad). he's a clever, orderly, mature. and (like all children) talkative, annoying, innocent, and think his father the best (trainer pokemon) in the world. I LOVE kids like him.
3) Pokémon Contest\Grand festival: Somewhat similar to the competition gym but focus is on how make Coordinator his pokemon smart, beauty, and cool. They were given events more diversified.
4) The Pokémon in this generation is my favorite.
Like the previous season and the subsequent. No progress!
Good but could be better.
New characters is good. Other characters, nothing new about them or from bad to worse.
Unlike the previous season, episodes that led me to sleep less.
Because i enjoyed with battles and funny moments. anyway; work for kids.
Over the years, Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) has traveled to many different regions in the Pokemon world. Each new region brings a new generation of Pokemon with it and the anime features Ash and his pal Pikachu catching a new team of Pokemon with each new adventure.