Who else here is old enough to remember seeing pokemon the first movie in the cinemas?
be careful, those underagefags might give you shit for being a genwunner.
Any pokemon numbered 151 or lower is cancer after all
I didn't start playing Pokemon until Gen III, but I saw the first Pokemon movie in theaters. Not all of our parents were cool with vidya.
Also, you sound like an idiot, my friend.
I don't think I got very involved with Pokemon until 2002-ish, when I was in the second grade. My older brother introduced me to emulation and that is how I got into Pokemon, unfortunately.
Saw the first three in theaters as a kid. To be desu, I remember the hype for 2000 being higher. Then again I can say that for Gen 2 as a whole.
Although out of the three, I'd say hypest was
the digimon movie
The first movie I dragged my mother to see when I was five, and she's never forgiven me for that.
The second one I remember being hype as fuck for thanks to the Ancient Mew Card. Same with the third with the promotional Entei card.
I watched the first 5 pokemon movies in theatres, I remember thinking I missed seeing the Jirachi movies in theatres when I saw it on DVD. It's never really been the same to watch a pokemon movie since Pokemon heroes, honestly.
>Although the main anime switched its animation process to digital animation, this film, along with the entirety of the Advanced Generation series movies were still made with inked-and-painted cels. ~Bulbapedia Trivia section for Heroes.
Maybe it's a personal thing, but I have a higher amount of respect for the old school animation style. When something is done by hand, there's that little bit of extra care that goes behind each project. I think that's why the films hold up a little better than the main series. That extra care with hand-drawn animation can sometimes make its way into the other aspects of the film such as story and dialog, and lead to a better movie experience overall.
Take pic related. Does it look really flashy? No. Does it have to? No. Does it look like it was made with care? Hell yeah it does, and that's what makes the difference. Caring about the film, not just using it as a yearly, flashy cash-cow, is why the early films still hold up.
Baring the english dub of the first couple of movies, but I digress. They're still fun to watch.
By the time I was introduced to Pokemon, the bandwagon had already left and the remaining fans considered the games to be the main series rather than the show, but I can say this:
>Gen 1 games are just fine to play for fun or nostalgia value
>From a critical viewpoint, however, the Gen 1 mainline games are glitchy garbage
>The Gen 1 fanbase is notorious for stating their opinions as facts and being fallacious as hell
Only good thing about it was the short at the beginning. Even as a kid, I new it was stupid, but I still liked it.
Though I kinda still wish we could have gotten the stories of all those other trainers that showed up. I'm sure they had their adventures and were most likely all more competent and interesting than Ash.
*their OWN adventures
Forgot to mention that the my favorite is Spell of the Unown because it's a better Silent Hill movie than the actual Silent Hill movie.