The current “Pokemon” arc is an unsurprising favorite ... it’s a painstaking, meticulously crafted love story to the Pokemon games, movies, and TV shows. The arc feels like playing the games for the first time, but it also feels like talking with your friends about how weird that universe is.
This quest is a love letter to Kanto and while showing love and affection it also delves into the insanity of the whole deal. Why will tea essentially unblock the road? Why do people always say the same thing? ... The cast/characters are all amazing, particularly the three trainers who have bags of charisma and chemistry.