I'm ashamed to say that I used to watch it back in the day. Now, the overly nice, cutesy wootsie, do gooder Ash and pals get me sick. "Let's save the world, let's kick the next gym leaders' ass, lrt's introduce ourselves to ever person we meet and help them out." I can't beleive that kids absorb this crap. In any case, it's the all around best selling franchise of the century. Pi Pika Pikachu...SHUT UP ALREADY!! !