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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ - Myûtsû no gyakushû (original title)
Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ash Ketchum / Female Scientist / Computer / Fuji's Wife (voice)
Jay Goede ...
Mewtwo / Dr. Fuji (voice) (as Philip Bartlett)
Misty / Jessie / Wigglytuff (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Squirtle / Weezing / Scyther / Hitmonlee / Magneton / Dr. Fuji / Male Scientist / Squirtletwo (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Raymond / Meowth / Alakazam (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Ted Lewis ...
Giovanni / Corey / Male Scientist (voice) (as Ed Paul)
James Carter Cathcart ...
Fergus (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
Michael Haigney ...
Psyduck / Venusaur / Nidoqueen / Blastoise / Dewgong / Venusaurtwo / Blastoisetwo / Raticate / Spearow / Charmandertwo (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Miranda / Vaporeon / Vileplume / Ninetales (voice)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Sakaki (voice)
Lee Quick ...
Officer Jenny (voice)
Ayako Shiraishi ...
Joi (voice)
Chinami Nishimura ...
Junsar (voice)


When a group of scientists are offered funding into genetic research if they agree to try and clone the greatest ever Pokémon, Mew, the end result is success and Mewtwo is born. However Mewtwo is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon. Ash and his friends are one of the few groups of trainers who pass the first test and prepare for battle. However they soon find out about further cloning and Mewtwo's ultimate plan for the earth. Written by bob the moo

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Release Date:

10 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,036,678 (USA) (12 November 1999)


$85,744,662 (USA) (25 February 2000)

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Did You Know?


When Brock states that he didn't know vikings still existed, Ash says they usually live in Minnesota. This is obviously a reference to the Minnesota Vikings football team. But in some dubs, this joke isn't used. See more »


In the mini movie, Pikachu's Vacation, when Pikachu is strolling along and the Pokemon run over Pikachu, Psyduck also runs on top of Pikachu, and runs off with the crowd. Then when the camera pans to the right, Psyduck is with Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Togepi. See more »


Satoshi: Stop.
Takeshi: Satoshi.
Satoshi: Just stop already!
[Mewtwo and Mew shoot their psychic beams toward each other]
Satoshi: Stop!
[Satoshi runs to the middle of the fight where he gets hit by the beams]
Kasumi: Satoshi!
Takeshi: Satoshi!
Pikachu: Pika pi.
[Satoshi falls to the floor]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Mew fly away into the mountains. See more »


Followed by Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (2000) See more »


Kaze to Issho Ni
Written by Toda Shuogo
Performed by Sachiko Kobayashi
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17 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Okay now, be honest. How many of you who rated this movie a '1' actually saw it? Probably none. Pokemon rule; yes, I will admit to being another 20 year old who enjoys pokemon; I went to see it with my 18 year old brother, too. It might be a little sappy with its message, but it's a lot of fun to watch, anyway. The best part of the movie is the final showdown between Mew and Mewtwo; not because of the battle, but because of the conversation: Mewtwo- "Why do you run? Are you afraid to learn who is supreme?!" Mew- "Mew"

If you've rated this movie a one just because you think it's dumb or a bad influence on kids, I've got three words for you.

"Get over yourself"

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