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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:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon the Movie 2000: The 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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In Japan, the film was re-released on DVD on September 21, 2007 on Pikachu the Movie Box 1998-2002, along with Pokémon: The First Movie (1998), Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000), Pokémon 4Ever (2001) and Pokémon Heroes (2002) See more »

Goofs

Ekans is seen swimming but Ekans cant swim. 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 »

Alternate Versions

A cut scene right after Ash releases Bulbasaur and Squirtle to free Moltres, Tracy is realizing what will happen. Togepi can be seen waving his arms back and forth, which is his Metronome attack. When the scene returns, a blue bolt can be seen destroying Moltres' cage. See more »


Soundtracks

Flying Without Wings
Written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac (as Steven Mac)
Performed by Westlife
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For the kids
21 July 2000 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

I think kids will probably like this sequel to the first Pokemon movie, but not love it. I certaintly didn't. And not to offend any kids reading this, but this was a pretty stupid movie. Not funny stupid like Dumb and Dumber, but really stupid like in Ski Patrol. True it is a well animated movie that is pretty colorful (thanks to the art of anime), but there is no payoff. The plot is a concocted one that kids might even find confusing, which is not good. But, it isn't in the worst film of the year category because of a few good scenes (and that the first short before the movie will make the dialogue seem like Shakespeare), not that that means this is worth a second viewing. Kids will like it, others might beware it. C+


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