Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi

Pokemon: Pikachu's Summer Vacation

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Alternative Titles

English: Pokemon: Pikachu's Summer Vacation
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi, Pikachu Short 1
Japanese: ピカチュウのなつやすみ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 1998
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, KidsKids
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.811 (scored by 1846618,466 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #45042
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Popularity: #3130
Members: 31,071
Favorites: 15

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Ash and his friends arrive at a Pokémon-only park. They set all their Pokémon loose and, after Ash tells Pikachu to watch over Togepi, they enter for a day of fun and relaxation. Unfortunately, it's not going to turn out the way they had hoped.

(Source: Serebii)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsumoto, Rica


Ueda, Yuuji


Iizuka, Mayumi


Sato, Aiko


Asada, Yuuji
Episode Director
Sonoda, Hideki
Tajiri, Satoshi
Original Creator
Sugimori, Ken
Original Character Design


Opening Theme

#01: "Summer Vacation Fan Club" by Pokémon Kids, Pokémon Mamas, Ikue Ohtani (Japanese Version)
#02: "Vacation: by Vitamin C (English Version)

Ending Theme

"Pika Pika Massaichu" by Pokémon Kids & Okido-hakase + Pikachu

May 29, 2015
highpriest2500 (All reviews)
*Note: Spoilers will be riddled about. This review is coming from the perspective of a fan of the Pokémon games. I haven't watched much of the anime.*

*Also note: This is a review of the English version that came with Pokémon: The First Movie*

Are you ready for a short overloaded with cute Pokémon? Are you ready to see an episode where Pikachu becomes a babysitter? Are you ready to witness Ash's (probably lv 100) Charizard get helplessly stuck in a tube only to be saved by a Cubone??

Presenting: Pikachu's not-so-relaxing Vacation!!

Prepare yourself as we watch Pikachu and his friends spend a day away from their trainers read more
Apr 17, 2019
GakutoDeathGlare (All reviews)
This brings me back. In fact, this might be the first piece of anime I ever had the pleasure of watching, and what started my life long obsession of everything Pokemon, which has now spanned over 20 years and into adulthood.

We have to be a little lenient on the judging right? I mean, it's fricking Pokemon. What sort of mad man would critique something this innocent in the same manner as he does with other more "mature" anime so to speak?

If you're not rating this solely based on the nostalgia effect, then there's the door! ;)

Of course the rules and physics in read more
Oct 18, 2020
iAshleyxoxo (All reviews)
this is one of the very first Pokemon DVD's i had as a kid growing up....i was born 1999 so i already had this disc from my family and this one of the few things i constantly watched over and over as child with my dad! other than Totoro and the Clefairy episode (idk the title of it but it was about Clefairies and them evolving and stuff...) so yeah...i can easily still enjoy it even as an adult! purely for nostalgia...i do still like Pokemon even as a year old lol it's one of my fav mini movies to watch.

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