A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lessons are highlighted, and characters think, listen, and try to problem-solve. They are not always successful, but they communicate the fact that it's important to keep trying.
Highlights the importance of finding time to rest and relax, of being willing to try new things, and to focus on having fun vs. being perfect when doing so. Hard work, being polite and respectful, supporting each other, and helping people (and creatures) in need are also themes.
Positive Role Models
Haru and the rest of the staff are polite, respectful, hard workers, and enjoy their work on the island. Haru is willing to listen and learn to problem-solve when faced with challenges. Tyler isn't always humble. They all help and support Pokémon.
It's produced and directed by Japanese artists, writers, etc. Alisa is depicted as a character of color.
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Violence & Scariness
Sometimes scooters are crashed or people fall, but no one gets hurt. On occasion a Pokémon appears scary or inadvertently does something that causes chaos, but it's not intentional.
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Products & Purchases
Features classic Pokémon that will be recognizable to fans of the franchise, and that are still available as toys, cards, etc.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pokémon Concierge is a stop-motion animated series in the Pokémon franchise. Expect some sarcastic moments and occasional mildly intense moments, but nothing really scary. Otherwise, lots of fun storylines highlight the importance of rest and relaxation, as well as positive values that encourage people to be helpful, and to be true to who they are and to what makes them happy.
Is It Any Good?
The charming series features a likable cast and classic Pokémon characters enjoying themselves on an island designated for relaxation. The stop-motion animation allows creatures like Psyduck, Dragonite, and, of course, Pikachu to be presented with finer detail, making them all the more appealing. Meanwhile, Haru's job isn't always easy, but helping her magical guests always brings her the satisfaction she was lacking in her previous life. Messages about the importance of rest, having fun, and being happy with oneself are offered throughout. Overall, Pokémon Concierge is fun for kids, but adult fans of the franchise will also appreciate the visual presentation and the values it's communicating.
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