Pokémon: Master Quest

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Classic anime series has action, fantasy, fun characters.

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age 7+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Loyalty, friendship, hard work all themes. Sabotage doesn’t pay, either. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ash and the other trainers are committed to their goals, good to the Pokémon. 

Violence & Scariness

Lots of fantasy violence, including flash explosions, etc. No one really gets hurt. 

Sexy Stuff

Features characters popular within the franchise. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pokémon: Master Quest is the fifth and final installment of the original Pokémon anime series. Like its predecessors, the season is full of mystical adventure, as well as life lessons about friendship, perseverance, and working towards a goal. The Pokémon fantasy battles also remain central to each episode. Nonetheless, it’s as mild as the earlier seasons, and will appeal to fans of all ages. 

User Reviews

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Adult Written byOrangedragon17 July 21, 2018

Cream of the Crop for Pokemon!

Of all the early seasons of Pokemon this is my favorite. It improves upon the previous seasons in terms of comedy, character development, story, and of course... Continue reading
Parent Written byTheFLYGONSQUAD f. October 20, 2017

Pretty Cool Show

I think this show gets a five. Not a lot of sex and jam donuts. Not a lot of flirting. No cursing. The right amount of vilone. Great role models are pikachu, as... Continue reading

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What's the story?

POKÉMON MASTER QUEST, the fifth and final season of the original Pokémon anime series, follows Ash Ketchum and his friends during their final adventures. The Olivine City Gym is closed, so Ash, Brock, and Misty, along with their Pokémon partners, travel through the Johto region of the Pokémon world to compete in a new challenge. While they continue to work hard on their training, Team Rocket keeps trying to sabotage them every step of the way. Making things more complicated is the fact that Ash will have to face Gary, his old rival, to win the Silver Conference. 

Is it any good?

This fun, final series offers fans a chance to see what happens to Ash and his friends in their quest to become Pokémon masters. It also introduces a few new colorful Pokémons, while re-introducing some characters from past seasons in an effort to bring Ashe’s overall story full circle. 

The stories combine the expected life lessons, and feature the fantasy battles that the overall franchise is known for. But regardless of whether you are a member of the original Pokémon generation, or a fan of the more recent reboots, if you like Pokémon, you’ll find Pokémon: Master Quest entertaining. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Pokémon franchise. Where did it originate? What makes it so popular around the world? Is the original Pokémon series as good as the reboots?

  • Families can talk about how Ash and his crew display perseverance. Why is it an important character strength

TV details

  • Premiere date: August 9, 2001
  • Network: Syndicated
  • Genre: Kids' Animation
  • TV rating: NR
  • Available on: DVD, Streaming
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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