In this direct-to-video sequel to Pokémon: The First Movie, Ash, Misty, and Brock continue exploring the Johto region, then have to rescue Pikachu after Jessie and James of Team Rocket ... See full summary »
When Pikachu is taken to the Tree of Beginnings by the playful Mew, Ash Ketchum and friends are guided to the tree by Lucario, a time-displaced Pokémon who seeks answers regarding the betrayal of his master.
An idyllic town is thrown into chaos when two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia, cross paths and battle, distorting the dimensions of time and space. The only hope comes from Darkrai, a shadowy Pokémon shunned by the townsfolk.
Our heroes must protect the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy, from the evil pirate Phantom, and return the young Pokémon to the Sea Temple with the help of the the People of the Water and Jackie the Pokémon Ranger.
Arceus, creator of the world, comes to pass judgement on humanity for the theft of the Jewel of Life, but Ash Ketchum and his friends are sent back in time to discover and possible reverse the events that led to Arceus' vendetta.
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
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Japanese trailers for the movie contain scenes that are never used in the final cut, not even in the Japanese version. For example, the scene of Pikachu, Fushigadane (Bulbasaur), Zenigame (Squirtle), Lizardon (Charizard), and others watching the water current with the rainbow in the sky. Another scene where Freezer (Articuno), Thunder (Zaptos), and Fire (Moltres) shoot the ground, blasting the Pokémon including Pikachu, Satoshi (Ash) jumps of a cliff to save Pikachu, Kasumi (Misty) cries for Satoshi and attempts to save him, but Kenji (Tracey) stops her as Hanako (Mrs. Ketchum) is standing by wasn't used in the film, but a mirror shot of Satoshi diving did appear on the back of American soundtrack. Finally, the shot of Satoshi and Pikachu riding on the bow of the speedboat on the way to an island wasn't used in the film, but it did appear on the back of the VHS and DVD box. See more »
During the scene where Ash and Team Rocket are riding in the Air Boat to Ice Island through the tunnels, Jessie's characteristic pink hair changes to deep purple when they emerge from the tunnel into the small area with the third treasure. When they escape, and Team Rocket jumps onto Lugia's side Jessie's hair is pink again, and her purple hair is never explained. Frozen, perhaps? See more »
[after realizing the "World shall turn to Ash" statement]
Right now I wish I was named "Bob" instead of "Ash".
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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 »
Many of those who claim to hate this movie openly admit to hating Pokemon to begin with. As I had said in my comments on "Pokemon The First Movie," you have to go in to the movie with an open mind. If you go see "Pokemon 2000" because you were "dragged in" by your kids/nieces/nephews/others, you've already decided that you're going to hate it. I'm not saying that you WILL hate it; just that you've DECIDED that you're going to hate it no matter what, just because it's Pokemon. Current Pokemon fans (like me, and I'm 30!) or more open-minded moviegoers will probably like "Pokemon 2000."
I was glad that Kids WB decided to go with a more "theatrical" score for "Pokemon 2000." Although I would have preferred that more of the Japanese music would have been left in, I think that the orchestral music was more fitting than the bubblegum pop that permeated "Pokemon The Movie."
Like most people, I liked "Pokemon 2000" more than "Pokemon The First Movie," probably because of the overall brighter feel. I personally loved the first U.S. appearance of one of my favorite new Pokemon, the flowery Bellossom. There are points of the movie that I felt could have been expanded on, but overall, "Pokemon 2000" is a fun ride.
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