Thought the idea was pretty cool, the art was also pretty cool, yet the animation was very goofy. I loved the new voices (aside from Ash) I thought the voice work was a much needed change! I didn't realize just how much the original voices had been getting old. A nice fresh change really did well!
What bugged me most was that, in all the battling, nobody decide to change or just send out more of their own pokemon. There is Pikachu, near death, continuing to battle while Ash has his whole team ready to go!
Misty was also super well done in this special. She reminded me alot of her old self. This was also a refreshing change! May was cool too, which was also a nice change!
Overall, all the changes were really cool! The plot was... crazy, but all in all it was fun to watch and nice to Misty again, of course!
Someone once told me that Misty's cameos in Advanced Generation help make it easier knowing that she is no longer a series regular. They couldn't have been more wrong. After she leaves behind Togepi she returns to her gym more alone than ever AND ON TOP OF THAT, her last cameo was in 2005. 2005!?!?!? ITS BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE ONE OF THE CAST WHO STARTED THE SHOW WAS ACTUALLY ON THE SHOW!?!?
Why do we even watch Pokemon anymore