1.It made me cry (Which hardly happens),made me laugh(Which again rarely happens),got me on my nerves;Literally,it made me change emotions.
2.It had Misty and Brock in it (The very first anime characters that i'd seen).
3.It had a remarkable theme song.
4.The original trio,IMO,were much realistic.
5.The Pokemons back then actually had a thing,what we call "Intelligence".As of now,they seem to be more of emotionless robots,designed to follow the orders of a human.
Human body+A Human brain=The best weapon.
.^'I am a human and i am proud of it'^.