A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Pokémon trainers work well as a team, encourage one another, and try to do the right thing.
Positive Role Models
The villains of the show are treated as a joke, while the good guys are shown as honorable people who don't give up easily.
Violence & Scariness
There are battles, but it is all extremely fanciful and cartoonish. Nothing too scary.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Se habla de citas, y cómo encontrar una mujer, y hay una referencia breve al amor.
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Products & Purchases
There are apps, toys, and books available for sale that all feed into Pokémon mania.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors is the fourth and final installment of the Diamond and Pearl series (and, confusingly enough, also marks Season 13 of the anime series). As always, viewers can expect to see variety of whimsical and adorable creatures, a nebulous and ongoing battle of good vs evil, and the power of friendship and teamwork.
Is It Any Good?
One of the strengths of this mega-popular anime series is that it appeals to kids of various ages, genders, and cultures. Although the storylines can be convoluted and meandering, the themes of loyalty, friendship, and teamwork are positive ones.
Although each episode of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors features at least one battle between Pokémon, there's nothing actually graphic or violent about it—the creatures "fight" using moves like the "Thunder Fang" and "Hydro Pumps" (basically a mystically-powerful blast of water). The villains of the show, Team Rocket, are your typical cackling bad guys, complete with a wisecracking animal sidekick (Meowth). They aren't very scary, and actually provide comic relief in the way they are portrayed as ineffectual buffoons.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.