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On a remote island the Pokemon have their holidays. It is generally a very peaceful time of fun and relaxation, however, when Pikachu goes there for his break, he finds things less than fun as he has a baby Pokemon to look after; a baby that is difficult to keep happy and entertained leading to conflict between him and other groups of Pokemon.

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  • comment
    • Author: caif
    It's great to see so many of our favourite Pokemon enjoying themselves & helping each other out. However the film constantly interrupts itself with weird Pokemon routines. It also would have been better with subtitles so we would know what they were saying. A TV episode called Island of the Giant Pokemon had subtitles and it worked well. A nice idea that needs improvement. 7/10
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    • Author: BOND
    Well this was just a great... movie. Sure it's only 20 some minutes long but it's not like anyone had to pay full admission price for this one. It's great. Just 100% Pokémon. None of those humans to get in the way... well no faces at least.
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    • Author: Munigrinn
    On a remote island the pokèmon have their holidays. It is generally a very peaceful time of fun and relaxation. However when Pikachu goes there for his vacation he finds things less than fun as he has a baby to look after - a baby that is difficult to keep happy and entertained leading to conflict between him and other groups of pokèmon.

    Shown as part of the film to make everyone feel like they're getting value for money (!) this short certainly feels like it's only purpose is to fill time and make the movie feel longer. The plot is basically an excuse to get as many pokèmon together in one place so that they can be shown off in front of kids who cry out their names in the cinema! Between scenes we have shots of pokèmon not involved in the story - this only serves to make it feel more and more like a gallery than a film.

    The film relies on pratfalls and basic physical humour to get by. Because the pokèmon just make noises it is hard to get involved in them as characters and the lack of human characters is a problem. The silly little scenes continue for quite a long time and it gets very tiresome very quickly. I actually was OK with the main movie, but this short had me feeling like I might not be able to stick it out, so poor was it.

    Overall this is a cheap little cartoon that just serves to show off as many different pokèmon as it can in 10 minutes. Outside of this it has no reason or merit - I didn't laugh a single time. Other animated features have combined with shorts as part of a cinema or dvd release (Ice Age and Monsters Inc come to mind). However these have tended to be of a better quality and exist to compliment the film rather than just extend it's run time. This short film doesn't do that and is worthless. The only good thing about this short is that, after seeing it, I maybe enjoyed the main film more because, for all it's weaknesses, it was much much much better than this waste of time.
  • comment
    • Author: EROROHALO
    This 18-minute short film from 15 years ago is basically two films in one. Each runs for 9 minutes and focuses on different aspects of the Christmas holidays and in both sections the Pokemon get left alone at the beginning by Ash, Misty and Rocco and collected at the end again. I preferred the first film. It's a charming little tale on how the Pokemon discover Christmas trees, Christmas music and the whole ambiance in their very own ways. Of course, they're as carefree as always, so Pikachu has a rough time keeping the damage low and he sure needs all his training to keep that brightly decorated tree from falling.

    The second section is really more a winter journey than a Christmas film, which is good, because you can easily show this one to your children also in January or probably any other time of the year and it won't miss its effect. I've seen some Pokemon episodes quite some time ago and my favorites were always more the parts where they communicate with each other or find new Pokemon and not really the fight sequences. Maybe that's why I liked this short as much as I did. As it's set in the harmony of the Christmas holidays, there's no fighting involved this time. I also like that, of course judging from the date, this has basically only Pokemon from the very early days and I know they've added hundreds over the years, which just doesn't captivate my interest. "Pikachu's Winter Vacation" is a decent little short-film and I recommend it to those who are young and those who are still young at heart.
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    • Author: Gashakar
    Quite boring Christmas Pokémon special consist of two parts: In part one, humans go to have fun alone and Pokémons are left to their own. Baby-Pokémon Togepi discovers the open door and room with a Christmas tree. Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Psyduck eventually destroy the whole room and Pikachu is unable to stop them. He finally bursts in anger and shuts the electricity off. Then he discovers a music box with a small Christmas tree; They repair the whole room and when people come back, they start to celebrate.

    The second story is located in the forest and features (except the previous) also the Meowth and Kangaskhan mother.
  • comment
    • Author: Malalanim
    On a remote island the pokèmon have their holidays. It is generally a very peaceful time of fun and relaxation. However when Pikachu goes there for his vacation he finds things less than fun as he has a baby to look after – a baby that is difficult to keep happy and entertained leading to conflict between him and other groups of pokèmon.

    Shown as part of the film to make everyone feel like they're getting value for money (!) this short certainly feels like it's only purpose is to fill time and make the movie feel longer. The plot is basically an excuse to get as many pokèmon together in one place so that they can be shown off in front of kids who cry out their names in the cinema! Between scenes we have shots of pokèmon not involved in the story – this only serves to make it feel more and more like a gallery than a film.

    The film relies on pratfalls and basic physical humour to get by. Because the pokèmon just make noises it is hard to get involved in them as characters and the lack of human characters is a problem. The silly little scenes continue for quite a long time and it gets very tiresome very quickly. I actually was OK with the main movie, but this short had me feeling like I might not be able to stick it out, so poor was it.

    Overall this is a cheap little cartoon that just serves to show off as many different pokèmon as it can in 10 minutes. Outside of this it has no reason or merit – I didn't laugh a single time. Other animated features have combined with shorts as part of a cinema or dvd release (Ice Age and Monsters Inc come to mind). However these have tended to be of a better quality and exist to compliment the film rather than just extend it's run time. This short film doesn't do that and is worthless. The only good thing about this short is that, after seeing it, I maybe enjoyed the main film more because, for all it's weaknesses, it was much much much better than this waste of time.
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    • Author: Kiutondyl
    This movie, even for a huge fan of pokemon like me (and my brother), has to be one of the most bizzare things i've ever seen. If it was longer than the 20 or so minutes it ran, i might have taken a long "bathroom break". I now know what my mom feels like when she catches me watching the pokemon tv show, thinking that all kids today are on drugs. A plus was that the movie was only pokemon, but that would be a bigger plus if they had sub-titled what the pokemon were saying. The only other plus was we got to see a marril and snubble in action. And the dancing pokemon that they showed every couple of minutes really bugged me. It was not at all like the solid main feature, Mewtwo's Revenge. Thanks for taking the time to read my opinions.
  • Credited cast:
    Ikue Ôtani Ikue Ôtani - Pikachu / Tosakinto (voice)
    Satomi Kôrogi Satomi Kôrogi - Togepy (voice)
    Rikako Aikawa Rikako Aikawa - Zenigame / Koduck / Rokon (voice)
    Megumi Hayashibara Megumi Hayashibara - Fushigidane / Pigeon (voice)
    Shin'ichirô Miki Shin'ichirô Miki - Lizardon / Hitodeman / Isitsubute / Zubat (voice)
    Kôichi Sakaguchi Kôichi Sakaguchi - Arbok (voice)
    Naoki Tatsuta Naoki Tatsuta - Bull (voice)
    Urara Takano Urara Takano - Raichu (voice)
    Mika Kanai Mika Kanai - Maril / Purin (voice)
    Chiyako Shibahara Chiyako Shibahara - Karakara (voice)
    Rica Matsumoto Rica Matsumoto - Satoshi (voice)
    Mayumi Izuka Mayumi Izuka - Kasumi (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
    Yûji Ueda Yûji Ueda - Takeshi (voice)
    Aiko Satô Aiko Satô - Narrator (voice)
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    James Carter Cathcart James Carter Cathcart - Snubbull (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
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