MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 984 this week

Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
"Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  21 July 2000 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 13,265 users   Metascore: 28/100
Reviews: 71 user | 37 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

Writers:

(characters), , 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 09 Feb 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 19 Feb 2014
 
a list of 45 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pokemon: Power of One (1999)

Pokemon: Power of One (1999) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pokemon: Power of One.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Pokemon master Ash must rescue his mother from the encasement of a crystal tower.

Directors: Michael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Rica Matsumoto, Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tifanie Christun, Mona Marshall
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.

Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
Stars: Dan Green, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three different stories involving digital creatures collide together.

Directors: Mamoru Hosoda, Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Stars: Lara Jill Miller, Joshua Seth, Bob Papenbrook
Beyblade (2001–2005)
Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three or four friends roam to various cities to win beyblade battles. In these battles, everyone has his/her special moves and have some common enemies like lio which has tornado type ... See full summary »

Stars: Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin, Alex Hood, David Reale
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Michele Knotz, Emily Bauer
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An over zealous pokemon called Keldeo enrages a very powerful Kyurem, with the help of Ash and Pikachu can Keldeo become a sword of justice and defeat the mighty Kyurem?

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Eileen Stevens, Jason Griffith
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Eileen Stevens, Jason Griffith
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Distressed due to the loss of their homeland, the Genesect Army attacks New Tork City. Coincidentally... See full synopsis »

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Eileen Stevens, Jason Griffith
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Diancie a Pokémon said to create diamond travels to find Xerneas to help her make a heart diamond to save her home, Ash, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie help her to be safe on the way from thieves.

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Ikue Ohtani, Sarah Natochenny, Haven Paschall
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Kikuko Inoue, Eli James, Chinami Nishimura
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Satoshi (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Kasumi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kenji (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Musashi (voice)
Ikue Ohtani ...
Pikachu (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Melody (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Kojiro (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ...
Togepi (voice)
...
Maren / Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Dr. Okido (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Prof. Samuel Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Neil Stewart ...
The Collector (aka Lawrence III) (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Rugia (Japanese) / Lugia (English) (voice)
Edit

Storyline

An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his friends, in the process of carrying out an island tradition that requires visiting those three islands, discover the plot and try to stop it. Even the comic villains, Team Rocket, turn good and help out in the end against the threat of world destruction. And Pokemon assemble from all around the world in case they can be of help (but they end up helping only the merchandising). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One person can make all the difference See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$19,575,608 (USA) (21 July 2000)

Gross:

ESP 343,305,927 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As a word, "bakutan" (commonly translated as "explosive birth") does not exist in Japanese, but its two kanji are abbreviations of the Japanese words "bakuhatsuteki" (explosive) and "tanjou" (birth). "Bakutan" is a pun of "bakudan" which means "bomb" in Japanese. See more »

Goofs

Ekans is seen swimming but Ekans cant swim. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: [Jesse, James and Meowth are hanging on to a flying Lugia] We're slowing Lugia down, we're too heavy!
James: Let's try Weight Watchers!
Jesse: It's too late for that!
Meowth: I heard it's never too late if you really stick to the program!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Team Rocket emerge from the water partly into the credits, upset that no one will know of their good-doings, but Slowking appears and shows that the film's audience has just seen them do good. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

One
Sung by Denisse Lara
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unashamed Pokemon fan right here
22 April 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I for one, and seeing on the internet I am pleased that there are others that are still unashamed pokemon fans out there It really has been so long since I saw the film. I saw the first and loved it and loved this one first, if this one had come out first then the fan base would've remained stronger and not cut the fans in half.

Half leaving and half staying. New Pokemon were brought in this film, they came in the first one as well and then after this there were so many it got ridiculous.

But as someone hoping to be a filmmaker one day, I plan to make a pokemon film for the devoted unashamed fans just to stand up for us, and put us all to rest.

I love the animation in this film, I love Lugias song. I thought it was funny and moving. I better grab this and the first on DVD before the disappear in obscurity


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Liked it as a kid! Erazer528
Discuss Pokemon: Power of One (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?