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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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In Japan, the film was released on VHS on February 2, 2000. See more »

Goofs

When Lugia speaks for the first time, during the conversation he has with Ash in one shot his wings are flapping, in the next shot they are still. See more »

Quotes

[Japanese Version only scene]
Kenji: It's a Water Gun/100,000 volts combo. Once the water is affected by the electricity, it separates, becoming H2 and O. And with the Flamethrower... Everybody duck!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The US release had a 3 second scene cut. During the scene when Ash (Satoshi in the Japanese Version) and Team Rocket (Rocket Gang) were trying to free Moltres (Fire) and Zapados (Thunder), Tracy is doing a quick equition, thinking outloud about what happens when you mix fire water and electricity, and the fact it will cause a huge explosion. This scene is cut from the English dub of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

The Extra Mile
Written by Pam Sheyne and Tina Arena and Andrew Frampton
Performed by Laura Pausini
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Ash proves himself to the world
3 September 2006 | by aaronevilSee all my reviews

Excuse me if i sound a little choked up. But this movie symbolizes many things. It was the best poke'mon movie made, and it was the last worth wile poke'mon movie made. None is better when it comes to this film's greatness. It had everything i was looking for, including more. Being an AAML(Ash and Misty love) fan, i found it particularly enjoyable from that stand point. The biggest clues about this couple in the 9+ years of the franchise existence is right here in this movie. Of course at the time it was in it's second year of existence. It also contained dramatic twists, and memorable lines that stand out in all poke'mon fan's minds forever. No poke'mon experience comes as good as this movie.


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