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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #51: “Pokémon”

Small-Screen 66 – #51: Pokémon (Syndication / WB / Cartoon Network, 1998-Present) In my Film Favorites countdown, I briefly considered the question of what constituted the best “video game movie” of all time. But when it comes to TV series, there is no debate. With more than 850 episodes over 18 seasons (and counting), Pokémon is…

Kyurem and Keldeo face off! Will Keldeo be stopped cold in his tracks by Kyurem's overwhelming power?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Kyurem vs. The Sacred Swordsman – Keldeo (2012)

  This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #15: Pokemon the Movie – Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice “That’s a fine sword.” – Kyurem (Japanese dub) Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice, titled 「キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ」(lit. “Kyurem VS Sacred Swordsman Keldeo”) in the original Japanese release, is the 15th entry in…

Grings Kodai grabs hold of Celebi. What does this evil dude have in store for this poor Pokemon?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Ruler of Illusions – Zoroark (2010)

  This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #13: Zoroark – Master of Illusions “Your game of chase was rather amusing. However, I foresaw this happening!” – Grings Kodai (Japanese dub) Zoroark – Master of Illusions, known in Japan as「幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク」(lit. “Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark”), premiered in Japanese theaters on July 10, 2010, coming…

Arceus uses its signature attack, Judgment, to rain chaos down on humanity. How will our heroes stop the end of the world?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Arceus – To a Conquering Space-Time (2009)

  This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life “The time has come! The humans…must accept my judgment!” – Arceus (Japanese dub) The twelfth film of the Diamond and Pearl subseries, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, known in Japan as  「アルセウス 超克の時空へ」(lit. “Arceus: To a Conquering Space-Time”),…

Giratina fighting Dialga in the Reverse World.

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Giratina and the Sky’s Bouquet – Shaymin (2008)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior “I got left behind again…” – Takeshi (Japanese dub) The next stop on our journey through the Diamond and Pearl subseries of films brings us to Giratina and the Sky Warrior, known in Japan as「ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ」(lit. “Giratina and the Sky’s Bouquet: Shaymin”).…

Palkia (left) faces off against Dialga (right) in a subspace dimension. Who will come out on top?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai (2007)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #10: The Rise of Darkrai “Stop! This garden is a place for everyone!” – Darkrai, as he blocks Dialga’s Roar of Time and Palkia’s Spacial Rend attacks (Japanese dub) Our tenth film, The Rise of Darkrai, known in Japan as 「ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ」(lit. “Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai”) premiered…

Deoxys vs. Rayquaza! Who will win in this high-powered Pokemon showdown?

Pokemon Movies Retrospective: Deoxys the Visitor (2004)

This is an entry in the Pokemon Movies Retrospective Movie #7: Destiny Deoxys “That Pokemon came from space. Four years ago, a meteorite struck near the North Pole. From that meteorite, a new Pokemon was born. Professor Rondo named that Pokemon Deoxys. At that moment, Rayquaza suddenly appeared and began to attack. Rayquaza believed its territory…