The story of a new Pokemon, Celebi (#251), a time-traveller creature that has powers over nature as well as time and space.
If the insipid plot, vapid characters and senseless battles of "Pokémon 4Ever" are any clue, then it is little wonder that the childish distractions of the animated characters of the new Yu-Gi-Oh craze have begun to bulldoze Pokémon into the graveyard of fading fads. This latest installment amounts to so much candy-colored claptrap about the young Pokémon trainer and aspiring master Ash, his pals Misty and Brock, and their saccharine, spirited, bright yellow, bloblike companion, the pocket monster (Pokémon for short) Pikachu. When it comes to entertainment, children deserve better than this. Lawrence Van Gelder
2002-10-11 | Lawrence Van Gelder | Read the New York Times Review of Pokemon 4Ever