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.
When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things-including people and Pokémon-through its ... See full summary »
When Pikachu is taken to the Tree of Beginnings by the playful Mew, Ash Ketchum and friends are guided to the tree by Lucario, a time-displaced Pokémon who seeks answers regarding the betrayal of his master.
An idyllic town is thrown into chaos when two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia, cross paths and battle, distorting the dimensions of time and space. The only hope comes from Darkrai, a shadowy Pokémon shunned by the townsfolk.
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
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During the infamous scene where Pikachu speaks English, it claims it doesn't like going in the Poke Ball because it doesn't want to leave Ash's side. This makes absolutely no sense, as Pikachu didn't like going in the ball even back at first, when it didn't even like Ash yet. See more »
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 »
The post-credit scene (see spoilers under trivia) was removed from the American limited theatrical release of the film. See more »
It's a shame I have to say this, but I absolutely hated this movie. I wanted it to be good, or at least wanted to like it, but it's all just one big mess.
The original story has been butchered with new stuff forced in, which is of varying quality. Most new characters are predictable or uninteresting, plotpoints get resolved before the viewer has any interest and the story has loads of cringy stuff that absolutely did not have to be there.
The animation is fantastic at times, the artstyle is pretty good, but some key moments are around 5fps, which makes it very hard to see whats going on (and it looks really cheap)
Small spoiler here but the weirdest thing about the movie is the vibe between Ash and Pikachu. It wasn't like this in the original show, they were just really good friends, but these versions of the characters are a little too close
I get why they had to update the story, as the world has become 10x as big as it used to be, but they only had one chance to do this right, and this is a spectacular failure
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