Pokémon 4Ever

2002

Pokémon 4Ever

Critics Consensus

Only for diehard Pokemon fans.

16%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 38

54%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 15,189
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Movie Info

The "pocket monsters" discover new friends and face off against new adversaries in this installment in the Pokemon animated series. Ash Ketchum (voice of Veronica Taylor), his loyal pet Pokemon Pikachu (voice of Ikue Ootani), and several of their friends travel to an island where an especially rare species of Pokemon, Celebi, is said to exist. With the help of friendly Diana and her Grandmother, Ash is able to capture Celebi, and discovers the creature has remarkable powers - bred to defend the forest and the wilderness, Celebi has the ability to travel through time. However, an especially villainous member of Team Rocket, Vicious, is soon after them, and Ash discovers the full extend of Celebi's powers - Vicious is actually a man from the future who has been sent back by Team Rocket trainers Jim and Jesse to battle Ash, while Diana and her Grandmother have also traveled through the years in order to protect Celebi and the forests. Pokemon 4-Ever was the fourth feature-length Pokemon adventure to receive theatrical release in the United States, though other Pokemon features found an audience on home video in America in the meantime.

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Critic Reviews for Pokémon 4Ever

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Audience Reviews for Pokémon 4Ever

  • Jul 09, 2011
    Pokemon 4ever is probably the safest in the pokemon series, as this films does not serve any new interest to the pokemon films, but does not fail to impress either. As Ash and his pals are on the hunt on a mysterious island for a legendary pokemon, the find it to have mystical powers unlike any other pokemon on earth. This film is the most interesting among the series, but the fact that it steals from other plots points of the past films really doesn't show anything special!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    The film begins with a fantastic chase through the forest. The whole forest is beautifully created, and the anime style fits in nicely with the stylized CGI. The plot is fairly simple. A boy saves a time traveling Pokemon and is brought forward 40 years where he meets Ash and co. They must battle a Pokemon hunter that wishes to enslave the super awesome Pokemon. It's a fun movie that actually adds to the relationships of those in the Pokemon universe. Once again it has an obvious eco message, but you also get to see a huge CGI woodland monster type thing, so I ain't complaining. Again, this is just for Poke fans, but may be entertaining enough for those outside their comfort zone.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2010
    Whoever says pokemon is stupid can die. This movie is superlativeIn this fourth installment of pokemon, Ash and friends must stop the bad jerk from making Celebi the ultimate evil weapon with his dark ball. In the time, Sam and Celebi travel through time and continuously are hunted by game hunters. I like the part with the double battle and Sam has the apricorn pokeball (if you've played pokemon gold, silver, or crystal, you know what it is.) I also enjoyed having miramax in charge instead of Warner Brothers. Putting the mini movie at the end was a great idea. The pokemon in this movie come to life more than ever. "Pokemon The 4th Movie" introduces us to two more "legendary" Pokemon: Suicune, the "north wind" of lore, and Celebi, guardian of the forest (and star of the show). Celebi transports itself and a boy named Sam 40 years into the future, to the present day, where Pokemon trainer Ash, his faithful Pikachu, and his friends Brock and Misty are traveling through Johto. Sam and Ash become fast friends, once they discover the other's mutual love for Pokemon (Sam's vintage Pokeball with screw-on top is a great moment). Together, they decide to protect Celebi from the villain of the story, the Team Rocket agent aptly named Vicious, who is hell-bent on capturing Celebi for his own ends. Will Ash and Sam be able to protect Celebi from Vicious' Dark Balls? Where does Suicune fit into the picture? Will Jessie, James, and Meowth have bigger parts in this movie than before? And just who is Sam, really? Like with the first 3 movies, if you go into the movie deciding that you're automatically going to hate it no matter what simply because it's Pokemon (or just because your child/niece/nephew/younger sibling/et cetera "dragged" you into it), then you're going to hate it because you've decided that you want to hate it. That may be, but to blindly trash "Pokemon The 4th Movie" simply because it is a Pokemon movie, and especially without having seen it, is just plain stupid. Even non-fans can enjoy this movie without having to know every last detail of the world of Pokemon. I'm not saying that you WILL become a Pokemon fan because of this movie, but you CAN indeed enjoy it, if you'll let yourself. Unlike the first 3 Pokemon movies, "Pokemon the 4th Movie" is being distributed by Miramax, who I've heard is also working on securing the rights to the 5th Pokemon movie, which was released this past summer in Japan. Miramax claims to have some boffo-aggressive marketing strategy for "Pokemon The 4th Movie," but all I've seen so far is a feeble limited release, which doesn't include the usual Pikachu short in the beginning, which I was really looking forward to this time. I hope that Miramax will see fit to put the Pikachu short, called "Pikachu's Exciting Hide-and-Seek," onto at least the DVD release, if not with a future wider release of "Pokemon The 4th Movie." I hope that the current release is just the tip of the iceberg for this very entertaining film. This movie centers around the new pokémon Celebi, a one-of-a-kind veggie-like bug whose only kin are celebi from other points in time. The movie begins in the past where a young boy named Sam attempts to save Celebi from a hunter. In a reciprocal effort, Celebi uses his power and transports itself and Sam to the present, Ash Ketchum's time. Sam and Ash become good friends as they fight to save Celebi from the new Team Rocket villain, the Iron-Masked Marauder and his darkball, which turns pokémon evil and augments their powers to the maximum. Yet, one rare pokémon isn't safe without help from another - thus enters Suicune, a.k.a. the North Wind. In this film, we meet the new Pokémon, Celebi, who has the power to travel through time. Vicious, the future descendant of James and Jessie of Team Rocket, travels back in time to wreak havoc, and it's up to young Ash, Pikachu and friends to stop him. Along the way, Ash continues to mature into the unstoppable Pokémon trainer he will become in the future.
    Sergio E Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2007
    1 star for plot. 3 just because it's Pokemon and it bugs people. ^___^
    Jezzy A Super Reviewer

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