I liked that whole horoscope bit. Brock is an Onix (yawn), Misty is a Gyarados (and that's perfect) and Ash is a Bellsprout (haha wut?). Hey, there's a system for that, but only for, like, the first 251 days of the year (back then), iirc.

Shame the book turned out to be a fake. We would have had actual pegs on the birthdays of our 5 main characters.

Am I the only one who didn't find James in a Moltres costume to be funny?