Compared to how it used to be (i.e. gen 1-3) getting event pokemon couldn't be easier. Even compared to gen 4 & 5 events have been more numerous and easier to find, especially since they're usually given out with codes or over wi-fi now.
Through the first season anime when it was being shown on The Den (on RTÉ2 in Ireland). So in October 1999, I believe. (I was 4!)
One of the first bits of merchandise was the original 'Pokémon Handbook' which I read cover to cover until it fell apart. I used to plan out teams and my 'journey'...
It's a shame they changed the song (Roaring All-Stars is just better than whatever this one is called...)
The little throwback to the first Pikachu short with Chespin and Pancham was really cute though :)
Persian. C'mon, at least use Purrsian and make it some sort of pun! Not just a real life breed of cat it looks nothing like. It's like calling Espurr 'Scottish Fold' or something, and at least both of those have folded ears.
I was 6 when it came out in cinemas over here, I think I understood the basic story-line without the narration. (can really remember that well tbh). I did somehow misheard Lugia's name throughout the entire main movie though. :/
I'm completely biased, but I wouldn't mind seeing a region (or two) based on Ireland and Great Britain. If only so I could see the 'Pokémon world' equivalent to where I live. The mythology from these two islands would make a good inspiration for some interesting legendaries.
Having one as the...
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I'm assuming this is for the 20th anniversary (let's hope all of the Kanto gym leaders get one :D), but maybe stuff like this is also to drum up hype for a sequel/remake?
Re: Pokémon Animation Studio attraction to open in London: To be part of upcoming Kid
Really if you wanted to you could do this at home. It's just basic stop-motion. It's just a fun thing aimed at under 14s.