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Pokémon Heroes (2002)

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Two thieves take control of an ancient weapon designed to defend the canal city of Altomare.

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Veronica Taylor ...
Ash Ketchum / Spectator (voice)
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie / Vulpix / Poliwag (voice)
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Politoed (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
Lisa Ortiz ...
Oakley / Woman (voice)
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Bianca (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
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Kayzie Rogers ...
Wobbuffet / Corsola / Totodile / Espeon / Old woman / Kid (voice)
Ted Lewis ...
Tour de Alto Mare Announcer (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Michael Sinterniklaas ...
Ross (voice)
Vinnie Penna ...
Lorenzo (voice) (as Wayne Grayson)
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Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon gang try and stop a pair of thieves hiding out in the canals and alleyways of Alto Mare, the water capital of the world. Joining the adventure are two new Pokémons, a brother/sister pair named Latias and Latios who are protecting the Droplet of the Heart - a valuable treasure. Written by IMDb Editors

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On a mission they never expected. To a world they never imagined. An adventure you'll never forget. See more »


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16 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Guardian Spirits of the Water Capital: Latias and Latios  »

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$260,372 (USA) (16 May 2003)

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$744,928 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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Originally, Ash was supposed to capture Latias at the end of the film and take her with him on his journeys. It was changed so that he captured her to protect her, then release her before the film was over. A last-minute change, made less than a month before the film was released, scrapped this altogether. See more »

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Meowth: There they go. All we gotta do is follow them on top of them rooftops.
James: Well, I used to be quite a good gymnast!
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James: YEAH!
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Inferior to 4Ever, but still worthy.
27 August 2012 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

This, the 5th Pokemon movie, is a step down from the previous entry in the series but is still better than a 5th movie ought to be. Ash, Misty, and Brock arrive in a Venice-type town called Altomare for a water Chariot race involving their Pokemon.

The town is protected by legendary Pokemon siblings Latios and Latias, who can assume human forms. Meanwhile, Annie and Oakley, a couple of cat burglars from Team Rocket (this affiliation is only in the Western dub) attempt to steal a special jewel called the Soul Dew, which powers the city.

It takes just a little too long to get going. Jesse, James, and Meowth are featured, but they don't really have much to do. However there are still some lovely moments, a bittersweet ending, and in the end they do add up to more than the sum of their parts. The animation and architecture of Altomare echoes the look and feel of Koriko from Kiki's Delivery Service. I just wish that Miramax didn't tamper with it before releasing it to Western audiences. There is about 5 minutes missing and its inclusion might have made the film a little bit stronger.


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