If you don’t remember the transitions from Pokémon: The First Movie’s “Pikachu’s Vacation” short, you need to watch them. They’re fucking mesmerizing.
Imagine knowing nothing of Pokémon and bringing your eight- and six-year-old sons and you saw this shit during your first experience with Pokémon, unintroduced to any human characters with the PokéDex Dexter narrating.
I really love how TR don’t even seem that bothered with Ash and Pikachu this season. Like they really only go after them if they happen to cross paths. They’re not following them around or out looking for them on purpose that much.
And I think they’ve spent more screen time in their “vacation” clothes than their actual uniforms too lmao.