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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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Cast

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Satoshi (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Kasumi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kenji (voice)
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Musashi (voice)
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Pikachu (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Melody (voice)
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Kojiro / Lizardon (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Kôrogi ...
Togepi (voice)
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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)
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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 (70) »

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Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,575,608 (USA) (23 July 2000)

Gross:

$43,758,684 (USA)
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Trivia

In the Japanese version, the collector's ship scene where Tracey (Kenji) points out that combining water and electricity breaks down hydrogen and oxygen, and fire igniting those gases creates an explosion. Then he warns Ash (Satoshi), Misty (Kasumi), and Melody (Fluera) to duck. This was cut from the U.S. dub. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film before Melody plays Lugia's song, the song starts playing before she puts the shell/flute in her mouth. See more »

Quotes

Slowking: I could use some pants.
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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

Followed by Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010) 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 (United States) – See 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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