Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi

Pokemon: Pikachu's Summer Vacation

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Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi, Pikachu Short 1
Japanese: ピカチュウのなつやすみ
English: Pokemon: Pikachu's Summer Vacation
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 1998
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.811 (scored by 1972719,727 users)
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Ranked: #48062
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Popularity: #3370
Members: 33,228
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

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

Ending Theme

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

May 29, 2015
*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 ...
Apr 17, 2019
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 ...

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