Depends on the intended age of the viewers. For younger children they learn by repetition and form thought processes by anticipating what is coming up next. It is a bit akin to young kids having a particular DVD of Sesame Street (or Barney or Young Einstein or Spongebob, etc.) that they just love to watch over & over again.The games themselves are good, however the anime is just too repetitive (how many times can team rocket fail to capture Pikachu. And Ash rarely catches pokemon). May seem harsh to say.