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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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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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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 »

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First and second gen reviewer
27 May 2018 | by leet_noob89See all my reviews

As someone who watched Pokemon from the start until the third movie and played the first two generations of the game, this was an interesting take on the first few episodes of the Pokemon TV series. It finally lets us see what could have happened when Ash saw Ho-Oh at the end of that first episode.

I didn't appreciate the inclusion of all of the gen 3+ Pokemon, as I don't think they really fit into that first episode sort of timeline of the show. I would have preferred them stick to the actual plot of the original episodes, but focusing on Ash's sidequest to encounter Ho-Oh, rather than including characters and Pokemon that didn't exist at that time. They should have used Brock and Misty, and it would have been nice if they had made the Ho-Oh encounter take place at the Burned Tower (the actual place in the game), and set the movie at that point in the Pokemon timeline.

Pointless, negligible inclusion of Team Rocket, however I always found them annoying anyway so I don't mind having their inclusion as minimal as possible here.


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