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Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (1999)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan (original title)
Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

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Satoshi Tajiri (original concept), Takeshi Shudo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

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

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pokemon | lightning | ice | fire | island | See All (77) »

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One See more »

Filming Locations:

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,575,608, 23 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,758,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,949,270
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

On July 5, 2000, it was aired in Japanese television. In addition to an added prologue, the updated version included new animation and CGI graphics. See more »

Goofs

Melody calls Misty by her name before the two are ever introduced. It's been suggested this was because Misty is a famous gym owner and Pokemon master, though Melody doesn't seem to treat her as someone famous, and in fact another correspondent says she is not well known. See more »

Quotes

[English Version]
Melody: So, you're a Pokémon trainer, huh? I guess he'll do. Here's your traditional welcome kiss.
[Melody kisses Ash]
Melody: Are you his little sister?
Misty: I am not.
Melody: Well, then I guess you must be, his girlfriend.
Misty: Ugh, gross.
Melody: Oh, I don't think so. I'll be glad to play for him tonight at the legend banquet. Starts around eight. Oh, and Misty. Try not to get jealous.
[Japanese Version]
Flula: You're a Pokémon Trainer? Oh, well. Customs, customs. Welcome.
[...]
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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

Spoofed in The Critic (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ware wa Collector
by Takeshi Kaga and Kohei Tanaka
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Pokemon 2000 is a Great Movie
24 February 2006 | by vader345See all my reviews

This Pokemon Movie is an extremely great movie. It was humorous, educational, and enriching. This was an extremely well-balanced movie. I laughed out loud at some parts and I shed tears at others. Another added bonus was a free Lugia Pokemon Card with every ticket. I don't understand why people wouldn't like this movie. It has a very clear plot, superb voicing, and tons of action. Any person, Pokemon fan, anime fan, or neither will enjoy this movie to the fullest. Parents, if you're thinking this is just stupid, mind-numbing violence, think again. This movie demonstrates friendship and teamwork and how working together with anyone can save the world. This is clearly the best of the Pokemon films.


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