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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)

Gekijouban Poketto monsutâ: Kimi ni kimeta! (original title)
Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town is 10 years old today. This means he is now old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash dreams big about the adventures he will experience after receiving his first Pokémon from Professor Oak.

Director:

Kunihiko Yuyama

Writers:

Takeshi Shudo (earlier screenplay), Satoshi Tajiri (concept) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Unshô Ishizuka ... Narrator / Professor Okido (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Sarah Natochenny ... Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikako Aikawa Rikako Aikawa ... Caterpie (voice)
Justin Anselmi Justin Anselmi ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rebecca Becker Rebecca Becker ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sam Black Sam Black ... Metapod / Additional Voices (voice)
Kate Bristol ... Pikachu (talking) / Young Sorrel (voice)
James Carter Cathcart ... James / Meowth / Professor Oak (voice) (as Carter Cathcart)
Chika Fujimura Chika Fujimura ... Lapras (voice)
Kiyotaka Furushima ... Lucario (voice)
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Storyline

Ash Ketchum, a kid from Pallet Town, embarks on a journey across the Kanto region to become a Pokemon Master. With his partner Pikachu, who at first hated Ash. But the bond of Pikachu and Ash builds as they travel to beat gyms and enter the league of Kanto. Written by William

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,401,722, 16 November 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film topped Japanese box office records. See more »

Quotes

Ash Ketchum: Pikachu... why won't you get in your Poké Ball?
Pikachu (talking): It's because... It's because... I always want... to be with you...
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Crazy Credits

There is a large amount of unrelated clips played after the credits - including the start up screens from the original Game Boy title as well as stories about Giovanni (boss of Team Rocket) and Gary defeating the Elite 4. See more »

Connections

Remake of Pokémon: Showdown! Pokémon Center! (1997) See more »

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Very good retelling of an epic story
6 November 2017 | by anilparthasarathiSee all my reviews

This is my favorite pokemon movie ever!!!!!!!! Very touching and a great story. I would recommend the movie to everyone!!! This movie changes up the original story of ash and pikachu and has them go on a new adventure to meet Ho-Oh. Very funny at lots of moments and the battle scenes are very cool!


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