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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Satoshi (voice)
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Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
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Kasumi (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
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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)
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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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Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One  »

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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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Trivia

Herman Cain used the lines "life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it's never easy when so much is on the line" (which are lyrics from the main theme of this movie) throughout his political campaign. 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

[English Version]
Melody: Here take this.
[tries to hand Misty her flute]
Misty: Huh?
Melody: Legend or not. Ash can't do this alone.
Misty: [pause. ] Uh-unh. You'll have to play Lugia's song. I'll go look for him. And Ash is never really alone because he's got... me.
[Japanese Version]
Flula: Hold this.
[tries to hand Kasumi her flute]
Flula: I'm going after Satoshi-kun.
[...]
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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 »


Soundtracks

Flying Without Wings
Written by Wayne Hector and Steven Mac
Performed by Westlife
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Incredible
4 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Ok, I know that I said in my review of Pokemon: The First Movie that I would wait until a week before the second one was released to order it in Japanese, but I just couldn't hold out any longer. I had to see it, and it's incredibly well done. So, which one do I like better? Truthfully, I don't know. Mewtwo Strikes Back had heart, and this one has a ton of adventure. Of course, since this one is still about five months from being released in the US, I won't summarize it, but I will say that Misty has a little competition. You'll see what I mean. Those of you that didn't like Mewtwo Strikes Back might like this one better. It has a great storyline, very likeable characters, and a beautiful music score. Hopefully this time, Kids WB will do better in the translation and keep the original music (except, of course, for the theme song). However, looking at their start on this movie (naming it Pokemon the Movie 2000), the future for this dub doesn't seem very promising. Hopefully, they know what they're doing this time.


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