Like many others of my generation, Pokemon was the very first anime I watched. At the time I did not recognize the show as anime, but I always made sure to wake up early in the morning on Saturday to catch it. Even now as an 19 year old college student Pokemon holds a special place in my heart. I still play the handheld games and even have some of my old cards.
As for watching episodes of Pokemon today, I can not say it is as entertaining anymore, but it still holds that feeling of nostalgia. I watched Pokemon: The Origin and still had enough nostalgia of playing the games and watching to show to love it, and recommend everyone that is a Pokemon fan to watch it.