View Full Version : Pikachu's Winter Vacation: "Christmas Night" & "Ice Games" (022)

30th November 2004, 10:11 AM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/pwv/cabin/163.jpgChristmas Night!

When Ash, Brock and Misty go into Prof. Oak's lodge for the Christmas Break, they leave the Pokémon in charge of the cabin. Things start going wrong when the Pokémon have their fun. It's up to them to save the Christmas spirit in the house!

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30th November 2004, 10:13 AM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/pwv/kanga/139.jpgIce Games!

When Pikachu and friends go out for a nice winter stroll, they come across a Kangaskhan and her child. They get the kid Kangaskhan to play with them, but in doing so they end up in danger. Can they get out of it?

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8th December 2004, 2:37 PM
This was a fun little short. I like how we got to see a baby Kangaskhan out of it's mother's pouch.

Prof. Destructo
24th February 2005, 1:47 AM
This is my favorite short (i only seen the first 2). We got to see a baby Kangaskhan out of its mothers pouch and got to see Onix get some screen time.

16th July 2005, 9:30 PM
I thought these were great episodes, but why did 4kids change the names when they'd already dubbed them?

28th July 2005, 9:55 PM
Because they're crazy.

Maybe they even redubbed the episodes too. O_o

Ashy Boy
15th April 2006, 10:33 PM
I really like these Pikachu's Winter Vacation shorts. They give most (if not all) Pokemon more screen time.

Golden Rapidash
14th July 2006, 10:52 PM
I love those Pikachu shorts because they don't focus on trainers(for once!), and it shows what pokemon do OTHER than battle.

14th October 2006, 2:59 AM
I love those Pikachu shorts because they don't focus on trainers(for once!), and it shows what pokemon do OTHER than battle.

Yep, that's true, and it's BORING seeing ém battle sometimes

26th November 2006, 3:03 PM
Very entertaining episode, I assume it takes place before the Orange Islands.

20th December 2006, 3:32 PM
WAS that Santa, with that flying Rapidash and a slaeigh?

25th December 2006, 11:07 PM
Yes, that was in the days before Stantler was created.

Anyway, I liked this Christmas special, even though I liked the delibird/snowlax one better. The best part of the whole thing was the pokemon listening to the Christmas music box in awe, it was well-animated (for ten years ago!) and beautiful. I also liked the pokemon trying to figure out how to put the party hats on. LOL Too bad Meowth's cameo in part two was so small, especially considering it's a chance to hear Maddie again, but I liked the little kangaskhan. It reminded me a lot of Ash's Larvitar.

Overall, 7/10.

WaterDragon trainer
23rd May 2007, 9:59 PM
This episode was good. Good to see the old pokemon. This episode kinda got me all psyched for Christmas. It was cool to see the pokemon work together to set up the Christmas tree.

This episode was good. It was pretty funny with Psyduck making face prints. I was kinda weird to see Mama Kanga let Baby Kanga play with the other pokemon seeing as how protective the mother could be with the baby Kanga. Also, I thought Bulbasaur, Onix, and Geodude are weak against Ice attacks. Seeing as how they enjoyed the snow made me think otherwise.

Shiny Rokon
3rd February 2008, 11:18 AM
Wow i just watched these again recently. I love them so much, in particular the Christmas Night. Its well dubbed, it appears they haven't added in any extra pokemon cries and also kept the original music (apart from the opening/ending song of course) So much has changed. Its nice having no narration, having moments of quiet. I love when they are putting on the party hats, when they find the music box, and when ash and co. return and the pokemon have all fixed everything. The art is really nice and the characters were well done. I like the little jigglypuff "eyecatch" in-between the episodes where you hear jigglypuff singing and the camera zooms up to the window which appears that it is snowing outside, then you see that it is snowing singing jigglypuff, cute little things like this just aren't in it anymore. Don't get me wrong I love and watch the latest episodes, movies, shorts and specials but its good looking back, and its got Vulpix in it!

11th September 2009, 1:25 PM
Love the music box scene. I remember this episode (from a long time ago) because of it.

13th September 2009, 7:37 PM
i got the dvd and its soo good

6th January 2010, 12:23 PM
Good Winter Vacation, although we didn't see Ash and the friends.

I loved to see all the pokemon working together, it was amazing.


1st March 2011, 1:42 AM
as a Group, these 2 Christmas specials were both great. The comical parts were cool, and it makes you really excited for Christmas and Winter. I liked Christmas Night much better, especially the ending. Ice Games was definitely more cute and comical.

as a Group - 50/100

17th September 2016, 5:28 PM
They are cute but it seems a strange place to slot them in, after the other Chronicles were chronologically afterwards but it is nice we actually got it dubbed :)

11th December 2016, 7:38 PM
I liked the Kangaskhan episode lol. It was funny with Psyduck making face prints. It was kinda weird to see the mom Kangaskhan let her child play with the other Pokemon however, seeing as how protective the mother could be.

Pokegirl Fan~
16th December 2017, 5:49 PM
Pretty fun episode. Psyduck was hilarious in both episodes and I loved the Bulbasaur and Squirtle interactions as well.

17th December 2017, 2:15 AM
While I loved the cabin episode because of its relaxed setting and change from the norm, I still wonder why we got these holiday episodes to begin with since Christmas isn't quite as popular in Japan as it is in the West.