Pokémon, also known as Pocket Monsters in Japan, is a Japanese media franchise run by The Pokémon Company, a company founded by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 and focuses on fictional creatures called “Pokémon”, which humans, known as Pokémon Trainers, catch and train to fight each other for sport. The works within the franchise are set in the Pokémon universe. The franchise’s catchphrase in English is “Gotta Catch ‘Em All.”
Pokémon, also known as Pokémon the Series to Western audiences since 2013, is an anime television series based on the Pokémon video game series. It was originally broadcast on TV Tokyo in 1997. More than 1,000 episodes of the anime have been produced and broadcast, divided into 7 series in Japan and 22 seasons internationally. It is one of the longest-running anime series today.
The anime follows the search for the main character, Ash Ketchum (known as Satoshi in Japan), a Master Pokémon in training, as he and a small group of friends travel the Pokémon world along with their fellow Pokémon.
Several children’s books, collectively known as Pokémon Junior, are also based on the anime. A new seven-part anime series called Pokémon: Twilight Wings began streaming on YouTube in 2020. The series was animated by Studio Colorful.
About Pokémon Movies
There have been 23 animated Pokémon movies in theaters (the last movie to be released on December 25, 2020), which have been directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Tetsuo Yajima and distributed in Japan by Toho since 1998. The pair of movies, Pokémon the Movie: Black: Victini and Reshiram and White: Victini and Zekrom are considered together as one movie. Collectibles, such as promotional trade cards, have been available with some of the movies. Since the 20th film, the films have been set in a separate alternate continuity from the anime series.
List Of All Pokémon Movies
1. Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back
Pokémon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back is a 1998 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, the chief director of the Pokémon television series. It is the first theatrical release in the Pokémon franchise.
It was first released in Japan on July 18, 1998. On July 8, 1999, a full version of the film aired on Japanese television. In addition to an added prologue, the updated version included new CGI graphics and animations. The English adaptation, produced by Nintendo and 4Kids Entertainment and licensed by Warner Bros., was released in North America on November 10, 1999.
Ash Ketchum’s Pokémon, Misty, and Brock are sent to spend a day at a theme park built for Pokémon. Pikachu, Togepi, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle come across a group of thugs consisting of Raichu, Cubone, Marill, and a Snubbull. The two groups compete with each other in sports, but this causes Ash’s Charizard to get stuck in a pipe. Pikachu, his friends, and the goons work together and manage to free Charizard and rebuild the park, spending the rest of the day playing games before parting ways when their trainers return.
Scientist Dr. Fuji is hired by Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, to use his cloning expertise to create a living weapon based on a tab from the legendary Pokémon Mew. Fuji is revealed to be allying himself with Giovanni as a means to finance his side project: the resurrection of his late daughter Amber. In a laboratory, the weapon eventually gains sensitivity and is called the Mewtwo. Mewtwo befriends Amber’s regained consciousness, named Ambertwo, as well as clones of other Pokémon in the lab. However, Mewtwo is deeply traumatized after Ambertwo and the rest of the clones decompose and die. To stabilize him, Fuji reassures Mewtwo, making him forget the time he spent with his friends.
2. Pokémon: The Movie 2000 – The Power of One
Pokémon The Movie 2000: The Power of One is a 1999 Japanese animated fantasy film and the second film in the Pokémon anime franchise. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, the film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Unshō Ishizuka, Mayumi Iizuka, Satomi Kōrogi, Tomokazu Seki, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Kouichi Yamadera, Kikao Mtsiko. Hiramatsu, Takeshi Kaga, and Masatoshi Hamada.
Similar to Pikachu’s vacation, not all the faces of the main human characters are visible. When Togepi awakens to see a group of Ledyba flying, he yawns and falls down a hill and down a dark hole, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Marill, Venonat, and Psyduck chase him and find themselves in a giant tree that was once Pikachu’s former home. With the help of Pikachu’s new friend Elekid, the Pokémon find Togepi, but have mistaken him for an Exeggcute egg. The Pokémon go deep into the tree to find the lost egg and encounter a trio of Bellossom dancers along the way. A strong storm hits the area and Pikachu and his friends try to protect Exeggcute’s eggs from being blown away by the wind. The Grass Pokémon lends a hand and Snorlax saves everyone with her great strength. The storm fades when a Dragonair appears and calms the storm as a Chansey appears, revealing that she had the missing egg the entire time. The eggs meet again. Exeggcute suddenly evolves into Exeggutor with the help of a stone blade. Pikachu and his friends say goodbye to Elekid and the others and return to their trainers. Meanwhile, Meowth tries to find his way to a camp, but ends up caught in Pikachu’s mishaps and gives up.
Lawrence III, a Pokémon collector, strives to make a legendary prophecy happen. His plan to capture the legendary birds Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno will ultimately lead to the capture of the “Beast of the Sea” Lugia. Lawrence sets out on his hovercraft into the heart of the Orange Isles to capture the three legendary birds, known as the Fire, Ice and Lightning Titans. He successfully captures Moltres, but this upsets the balance of power that birds have over the world’s climate. The weather around the world is starting to go haywire, alerting countless Pokémon to the change. Ash Ketchum and his companions Misty and Tracey Sketchit are caught in a storm and washed ashore in Shamouti, located in the center of the Orange Islands. Upon learning that the island festival celebrating the legend is about to begin, Ash is selected as the Festival’s Chosen by a girl named Melody, the festival’s maiden.
3. Pokémon 3: The Movie – Spell of the Unknown
Pokémon 3: The Movie: Entei – Spell of the Unown is a 2000 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama as the third film in the Pokémon franchise. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mayumi Iizuka, Yūji Ueda, Koichi Yamadera, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Ai Kato, Masami Toyoshima, Akiko Yajima, and Naoto Takenaka.
Pikachu and his friends are abandoned in a skyscraper in Big City by their trainers, who go to prepare an unknown surprise for the Pokémon. Pikachu runs into the Pichu brothers, saving the younger one from falling off an opposite building. A group of Murkrow chases Pikachu from a flagpole, and he uses a group of Hoppip to get to the other side, sending Meowth, who is cleaning windows, flying towards a billboard. The Pichu Bros. help Pikachu get back to his friends, but they end up on a trip across town to the Pichu Bros. playground. Along the way, they are chased by a Houndour whom they later meet again. The angry Houndour chases the three of them until it almost knocks down the playground. Pikachu, the Pichu Bros., Houndour and their assortment of friends manage to save the playground. Pikachu realizes that it is almost six o’clock and must return to his friends before Ash, his trainer, does. Pikachu and the Pichu Bros. use a tire to reach the building, sending Meowth flying again. The three arrive at the last minute and the Pichu brothers leave. Ash, Misty, and Brock arrive and lead the Pokémon to a room where a party has been prepared for them to celebrate the first anniversary of Ash and Pikachu reuniting.
In the town of Greenfield, research scientist Professor Spencer Hale conducts research on the elusive Unown. He and his assistant, Skyler, discover a ruined site, but Hale is sucked into the Unown dimension.
4. Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi – Voice of the Forest
Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi – Voice of the Forest is a 2001 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and based on the Pokémon television series. The fourth official Pokémon movie was released in Japan on July 7, 2001. The movie was directed in Japan by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda. It stars the regular television cast of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mayumi Iizuka, Yūji Ueda, Megumi Hayashibara, and Shin-ichiro Miki. The events of the film take place during the fourth season of Pokémon: Johto League Champions.
In a forest in the Johto region, a woman named Towa warns a Pokémon trainer named Sam to beware of the “Voice of the Forest”, actually Celebi, a Pokémon capable of time travel. By chance, Celebi is being chased by a Pokémon hunter and is injured. Sam protects him from the hunter, but Celebi uses her powers to travel forward in time, taking Sam with him. Forty years later, the ancient hunter faces the Iron Masked Marauder, a cruel and sinister member of Team Rocket, who seeks to enslave Celebi. The Marauder uses a dark ball (a unique push ball that makes Pokémon evil and increases its power to the highest level) on the hunter’s Tyranitar and orders it to use its hyper beam attack to destroy most of the hunter’s possessions. .
Meanwhile, Ash Ketchum, Misty and Brock arrive in the Arborville neighborhood and see the legendary Suicune on a riverbank. Speaking with Professor Oak, the trio learn that he met Suicune himself many years ago, but they have to leave before he can explain how. The group is led into the forest by a local named Mr. White, but they meet the elderly Towa and her granddaughter Diana, warned by the Voice of the Forest. Celebi and Sam appear from the past, but the former hides, while Sam comes to terms with his time shift. Ash, Sam, Misty, and Brock find Celebi injured and decide to take him to the Lake of Life, which is said to have healing waters.
Team Rocket chases after the children, joining forces with the Marauder. The children are led to the lake by wild Pokémon, where Celebi is healed. That night, Ash and Sam bond, hoping the latter can return to his time. The next day, the Marauder confronts the group, using a Dark Ball to capture Celebi and uses his immense powers over nature to encircle him in a massive draconian armor made from the forest. Jessie is captured; the Marauder admits that he plans to overthrow Team Rocket’s leader Giovanni and take over the world. Ash, his friends, and Suicune fight to rescue Celebi from the Marauder’s influence.
5. Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias
Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias is a 2002 Japanese animated fantasy film, the fifth in the Pokémon series and the last to feature the main cast from the first five seasons to the CGI remake of the first Pokémon movie. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and produced by OLM, Inc., the film stars the regular television cast of Rica Matsumoto, Yuji Ueda, Mayumi Iizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, and Ikue Ōtani. The English adaptation was produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Miramax Films and had a limited release in the United States on May 16, 2003, before being released on video and DVD in January 2004. The English version stars Veronica Taylor’s regular television cast. , Eric Stuart, Rachael Lillis and Maddie Blaustein. The events of the film take place during the fifth season of Pokémon: Master Quest.
The film is set in the Venetian city of Alto Mare, protected by the dragon brothers Latias and Latios. His father, also a Latios, is said to have saved the city from an evil Pokémon Trainer and his Kabutops and Aerodactyl while transforming the city streets into canals. The citizens built the Alto Mare Defense Mechanism (or “D.M.A.” for short) to protect the city if necessary, but they have never had to use it. Father Latios died, leaving behind the Soul Dew, which is said to contain his own soul and can feed the D.M.A.
Today, Team Rocket Agents Annie and Oakley acquire a book detailing the history of Alto Mare, plotting to control the D.M.A. Ash, Misty and Brock are on tour and they see an invisible Latias. Annie and Oakley stalk Latias, who disguises herself as a human girl, trying to capture her using Espeon and Ariados. Ash and Pikachu come to the rescue, guiding Latias to safety, but she disappears when Ash turns his back on her.
When visiting the museum, the trio meet curator Lorenzo, who details Alto Mare’s history, the D.M.A. and the fossilized Pokémon on display. Ash sees a girl, Bianca, who looks like Latias’s costume, and chases her around town, but she doesn’t recognize him. Latias herself appears, guiding Ash and Pikachu to a hidden garden where she and Latios live, protected by Lorenzo and Bianca, her granddaughter. While Pikachu plays with Latias and Latios, Lorenzo shows Ash the Soul Dew, unaware that Annie and Oakley’s drone has infiltrated the sanctuary.
6. Jirachi — Wish Maker
Pokémon: Jirachi – Wish Maker is a 2003 anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. It is the sixth film in the Pokémon series and is the first in which the characters from Advanced Generation appear. It was accompanied by the short “Gotta Dance” (お ど る ポ ケ モ ン ひ み つ 基地, Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi, Secret Base of the Dancing Pokemon). It was released in theaters in Japan on July 19, 2003. The English dub was produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Miramax Films, released as direct-to-video on June 1, 2004. The events of the film take place during the sixth Pokémon season: Advanced.
The story revolves around Comet Millennium, which appears in the night sky for seven days once every thousand years. This is also when the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi awakens from its long slumber to absorb the comet’s energy. This energy, in turn, is released to the ground, giving life to the area known as Forina where it rests. This time, however, a wizard known as Butler and his longtime girlfriend Diane unearth the stone that holds Jirachi and take it away from Forina.
Meanwhile, to celebrate the appearance of the Millennium Comet, Ash Ketchum and his friends May, Max and Brock arrive at a wide crater, which is where the Millennium Comet festival is supposed to be. Seeing nothing where the party should be, they decide to wait until morning and sleep. While they sleep, the festival arrives; Pikachu, Ash’s Pokémon partner, notices first and wakes everyone else up, and they see how the festival is organized.
7. Destiny Deoxys
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys is a 2004 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. It is the seventh film in the Pokémon series and the second film released under Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation in Japan. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Otani, Yuji Ueda, KAORI, Fushigi Yamada, Noriko Hidaka, Koichi Yamadera, Susumu Chiba, Kenji Nojima, and Becky. The events of the film take place during the seventh season of Pokémon: Advanced Challenge.
The film was released on July 17, 2004, in Japan. The English adaptation was produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Miramax Films and debuted on Kids’ WB on January 22, 2005.
A mysterious meteor is hurtling towards earth. During his entry into the atmosphere, he nearly wounded Rayquaza, a sky guardian who lives in the ozone layer. The meteor collides with a polar zone, revealing two egg-shaped objects. The purple egg regenerates into a Deoxys and collects the green egg. Rayquaza descends from the ozone layer to fight the invader (believing it to be an enemy). A battle ensues that destroys a nearby research site and traumatizes a young Tory (Tou’i), frightened by a stampede from Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein. Deoxys confronts Rayquaza and the two take turns delivering devastating blows to each other, but the fight comes to an end when Rayquaza surprises the alien Pokémon and fires a Hyper Beam at point-blank range. Deoxys’s body is destroyed, leaving only the purple crystal on his chest that falls into the sea, while some researchers bring a similar green crystal they found with them to Hoenn. Beneath the sea, the wounded Deoxys regenerates and waits.
Four years later, Ash, May, Brock, and Max travel to LaRousse City, where block robots patrol the area. There they meet Tory, who since then has been afraid of Pokémon and becomes a loner. Deoxys, who has been fully cured, leaves to find the green crystal that Tory’s parents are testing in a lab.
8. Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Mew and the Wave Hero, is a 2005 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and produced by OLM, Inc. It is the eighth installment of the Pokémon film series. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani Yūji Ueda, Kaori, Fushigi Yamada, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Satomi Kōrogi, Takeshi Aono, Noriko Hidaikoka, Kōchium Yamakae, and Kōchium Omakau. and Becky. It was released in theaters in Japan on July 16, 2005, followed by a Japanese DVD release on December 22, 2005.
In the legendary past, before the creation of Poké Balls, a guide Pokémon from Aura named Lucario senses that two rival armies are about to clash near the Cameran Palace in the Kanto region. He telepathically reports to his master, Sir Aaron, through a nearby crystal just before being attacked by three Houndoom. During the battle, Lucario is temporarily blind, but he can still use his Aura Sphere to defeat the Houndoom, sensing its movements with his Aura abilities. The Queen of Cameran, Lady Rin, decides that it’s okay to die with her people, so Aaron takes off in his Pidgeot to meet Lucario, but is attacked by a rival group of Skarmory along the way. Aaron tells Lucario that he is leaving and that he will not return, and when Lucario tries to follow him, he automatically seals himself in Aaron’s staff. The Tree of Principle then shines a brilliant light that covers the earth; stop the war, and the queen realizes that Aaron must have sacrificed herself using her own Aura to transform the hatred of the armies into mutual understanding. Since then, he was hailed as a hero, and only his staff remained for his legacy.
9. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea is a 2006 Japanese animated fantasy film, the ninth in the Pokémon film series and the fourth and final to be set in the Advanced Generation series. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda, the story follows Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum, his Pikachu (Ikue Ōtani), and his friends May, Max, and Brock as they help a Ranger Pokémon named Jack Walker deliver the mythical Pokémon Manaphy to an underwater palace named Samiya as he evades mercenaries led by Phantom the Pirate.
An egg belonging to the mythical Pokémon Manaphy is found floating in the sea by the mercenary Phantom the Pirate, but later stolen by Jack “Jackie” Walker, a Ranger Pokémon disguised as one of the Phantom crew members. Walker escapes from Phantom’s ship and joins the Marine Group, a traveling circus family that specializes in Water-type Pokémon, to deliver the Manaphy egg to Samiya, an underwater palace built by the Water People, of whom the Marine Group is descendant. Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum, his Pikachu, and his friends Brock, May, and Max are lost on their journey and meet the Marina Group on their search for water, inadvertently getting involved in Walker’s mission.
When Phantom leads an assault after the Egg, Manaphy is born into the arms of May, who presumes that she is his mother. The group eventually escapes from Phantom by encountering a network of ruins belonging to the Water People, where Ash and his friends learn about Samiya. Walker refuses the participation of Ash and his friends in his mission and sets off on a boat with Marina Group to Samiya. However, Manaphy shows discomfort and begins to cry without May’s presence, forcing Ash and his friends anyway. Manaphy’s natural instincts lead the ship toward Samiya and, to Walker’s dismay, May and Manaphy become closer. Walker warns May about Manaphy’s fate of becoming Samiya’s leader and that she will eventually have to part ways with her. May understands, but she’s distraught anyway. Lizabeth, the daughter of the Marina Group, comforts May and presents her with a bracelet known as the Mark of the Water People as a memento of her time with Manaphy. One day, May loses her handkerchief to the wind and Manaphy embarks on the ocean to retrieve it. Ash and his friends board a submarine operated by Lizabeth to search for Manaphy, eventually finding him and Samiya during the expected lunar eclipse. Unbeknownst to them, Phantom had been chasing him the entire time.
10. The Rise of Darkrai
Pokémon the Movie: The Rise of Darkrai is a 2007 Japanese animated adventure film based on, produced by OLM, Inc., and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda. It is the tenth animated installment in the Pokémon film series created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori.
In the movie, Palkia and Dialga, two creatures known as Pokémon that must never meet, meet in the space between dimensions. The fight causes disturbances in space around Alamos Town. The townspeople blame the events on a nightmare-causing Pokémon named Darkrai, who is trying to protect the city from Palkia and Dialga. The film was released in Japan on July 14, 2007. Two sequels have been released, Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior in 2008 and Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life in 2009.
One hundred years ago, Godey, the architect who designed a huge ensemble of musical instruments in Alamos Town called Space-Time Towers, had a nightmare that he wrote down in his journal, which was later discovered by his great-grandson, the scientist. Tonio. The nightmare predicted that two entities that should never have met would intersect in the space-time gap. His anger from this meeting will engulf the city and cause it to collapse. In a garden designed by Godey, Darkrai, a Pokémon that causes nightmares and hated by everyone else, opened her heart to a girl named Alice, who invited Darkrai to stay in the garden. Godey realized that the nightmare was telling him to make a music record for “Orácion”, a song with the power to quell the fiercest rage, for future use. Years later, Darkrai saved the life of Alice, Alice’s granddaughter, after she tripped and fell off a cliff.
In the present, Godey’s prediction comes true when the Pokémon Palkia, who can control space, and Dialga, who rules in time, cause disturbances in the air around Alamos Town as they fight in the space between dimensions. At the same time, Ash Ketchum, Brock, and Dawn arrive in town for the upcoming Dawn Pokémon Contest inside the Towers of Space-Time. Palkia and Dialga’s collision causes a disturbance in the space that damages the garden. Baron Albert thinks this is Darkrai’s doing. While fighting Alberto’s Lickilicky, Darkrai puts Ash to sleep and creates a nightmare in which Palkia attacks Ash. Darkrai appears before disappearing down a hole where Ash and his Pikachu are sucked in.
11. Giratina & the Sky Warrior
Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior is a 2008 Japanese animated adventure film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama from a script by Hideki Sonoda. It is the eleventh animated film in the Pokémon film series created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori, and serves as a direct sequel to Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007).
Five years ago, Newton Graceland, an investigator from a world exactly opposite to the world of reality called the Reverse World, built a device to absorb the abilities of Pokémon Giratina, the ruler of the Reverse World, to travel freely between the two worlds. . He canceled the project upon learning that the process would kill Giratina. The plans were removed, but Newton’s assistant Zero never forgot them.
Later, time and space, two dimensions that should never have been in contact, collided and unraveled. Dialga, the Pokémon that rules time, and Palkia, who controls space, then fought each other in Alamos Town, both believing that the other had violated their territory. Distortions in time and space have contaminated the Reverse World with contamination, enraging Giratina.
Giratina captures Dialga and drags her into the reverse world. Shaymin, a flower-bearing hedgehog-like Pokémon, is trapped on Dialga’s back when the portal is opened. A frightened Shaymin uses his powers to escape through a portal back to the world of reality. Dialga follows Shaymin after he disables Giratina’s ability to venture into the world of reality by trapping him in an infinite time loop.
12. Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life is a 2009 Japanese animated adventure film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama from a script by Hideki Sonoda. It is the twelfth animated installment in the Pokémon film series created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori, and serves as a direct sequel to Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior (2008). It was released in Japan on July 18, 2009.
Thousands of years ago, Arceus, a Pokémon believed to have created entire worlds, saved this world from a meteor storm and nearly died with the loss of its sixteen life plates. Arceus was saved by a man named Damos, from the wasteland town of Michina, when he returned the plates to Arceus. Feeling sorry for the city, Arceus merged five of his dishes into the Jewel of Life, which made the land rich and fertile. Arceus asked Damos to return the jewel, but Damos, hypnotized by a Bronzong belonging to Damos’ lieutenant Marcus, betrayed Arceus and attacked him, as Marcus believed that the city would once again become a wasteland. Arceus destroyed the temple that was built as a shrine dedicated to him and was forced into a long sleep. Arceus intended to judge humanity when he woke up.
As Arceus began to awaken, huge eddies of energy formed around him. These distortions brought together the dimensions of two Pokémon that should never have met: Dialga, who rules time, and Palkia, who rules space. Dialga and Palkia then collided with each other in Alamos Town, both mistakenly assuming that the other had threatened their territory. This battle affected the Reverse World, the dimension ruled by Pokémon Giratina, leading Giratina into conflict.
13. Zoroark—Master of Illusions
Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions is a 2010 Japanese animated adventure film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama from a script by Hideki Sonoda. It is the thirteenth animated film in the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori.
Crown City once existed in perfect harmony with the forest. Twenty years ago, a man named Grings Kodai absorbed the Time Wave, created by the traveling Pokémon that visited the city, Celebi, to gain the power to see the future. This caused the death of almost all the vegetation of the city. With his power, Kodai became a successful businessman and controlled the mainstream media. Over time, the people and the Pokémon worked together to bring the city back to life.
In the present, when his visions begin to fail, Kodai plans to absorb the power of the wave, once again, destroying the vegetation of the city, before the wave disappears. He captures the Pokémon Zoroark and the Zorua he is taking care of, and transports them across the sea in Kodai’s plane heading to Crown City. Zorua uses her illusion powers to escape. Pokémon trainers Ash Ketchum, Dawn, and Brock find Zorua in the forest outside the city and accompany him to Crown City to reunite him with Zoroark.
14. Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom
Pokémon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom are 2011 Japanese animated films produced by OLM, Inc., Production I.G, and Xebec and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama from a script by Hideki Sonoda. The two-part film is the fourteenth animated installment in the Pokémon film series created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori.
The two movies follow a similar plot with some major and minor changes, particularly the Pokémon that appear and where they appear. In Black: Victini and Reshiram, Damon finds Zekrom under the castle to fulfill his ideals, while Ash finds Reshiram to find the truth. The roles are swapped in white: Victini and Zekrom. Damon has a Gothitelle in black, Victini and Reshiram, and a Reuniclus in white, Victini and Zekrom.
1000 years ago, Victini, a Pokémon that can increase the power of other Pokémon, was a friend of the King of the Valley Kingdom, who ruled the People of the Valley. The people and Pokémon of the kingdom used an energy source called the Dragon Force to live in harmony with nature. The king’s children were accompanied by the dragon Pokémon, Reshiram and Zekrom, but the princes became enemies that led to a war between Reshiram and Zekrom, who were mortally wounded, turning into stones and falling into a long sleep. The Dragon Force turned destructive. To contain the energy, the king created a barrier around the castle using giant Pillars of Protection to use Victini’s powers to cause telekinetic Pokémon to move the castle known as the Valley Sword to the top of the mountain where Eindoak now stands. Town. The king exhausted his power and died, and Victini was trapped in the barrier. In time, the People of the Vale dispersed, leaving Victini within the barrier.
15. Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice is a 2012 Japanese animated film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda. It is the fifteenth animated installment in the Pokémon film series created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori.
Virizion, Terrakion, and Cobalion belong to a group of Pokémon called Swords of Justice, who travel the world to protect people and Pokémon that need help. Keldeo is training to become a member of the Swords of Justice. His last challenge before he can become part of the group is to fight Kyurem, a powerful Dragon-type Pokémon with the ability to wield the power of Reshiram and Zekrom that lives in an abandoned mine. However, the Swords of Justice don’t believe Keldeo is ready.
Keldeo escapes to the mine to fight Kyurem, lying to him that he is a Sword of Justice. Kyurem breaks Keldeo’s horn, causing Keldeo to become nervous and scared. The Swords of Justice arrive at the mine to try to stop the fight. Enraged by this, Kyurem freezes the Swords of Justice in ice. Keldeo flees in a panic. Kyurem chases after Keldeo, announcing that their battle is not over.
Pokémon trainers Ash Ketchum, Iris, and Cilan find an injured Keldeo on top of their train heading to Roshan City. Kyurem arrives with his henchmen, several Cryogonal, still wanting to continue the fight. However, Kyurem retreats when the train enters a tunnel. Keldeo is taken to the Roshan City Pokémon Center to be healed. Outside, Ash, Iris, and Cilan agree to help Keldeo and unleash the Swords of Justice together. Iris seizes a zeppelin from the city museum while Cilan uses an abandoned mine cart powered by her Stunfisk to lure Kyurem and the Cryogonal to follow them while Ash and Keldeo sneak away to save the Swords of Justice on foot.
16. Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened is a 2013 Japanese animated film produced by OLM, Inc. and distributed by Toho. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda. It is the sixteenth animated film in the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, and Ken Sugimori.
The film follows a conflict involving a group of Genesect and a single Mewtwo, both human-created members of a species of creatures called Pokémon, and the wild Pokémon inhabitants of a nature park that Genesect tries to take by force to make their new. home. The film was released in Japan on July 13, 2013.
Pokémon trainers Ash Ketchum, Iris, and Cilan visit Pokémon Hills, a natural park surrounded by a city. While there, Ash quickly befriends a lost Genesect, a Pokémon that people revived from fossils after being extinct for 300 million years. Ash offers to help the Genesect return home. A red Genesect attacks Ash and forces the friendly Genesect to attack him as well. Mewtwo, another Pokémon created by people, blocks the attack and saves the lives of Ash, Cilan and Iris. The Genesect, unaware that the humans survived, leave.
That night, five Genesect take over the center of Pokémon Hills, expelling the other Pokémon and building a giant nest near some Panna Lotos (a flower that existed in their home 300 million years ago) to make it their new home. This threatens the substation below Pokémon Hills, along with the city’s power supply. Mewtwo, having been briefed on Genesect’s rampage, appears. Mewtwo tells the red Genesect not to hurt the other Pokémon, but it refuses to listen and the two embark on a high-speed chase through the city.
Meanwhile, the native Pokémon of Pokémon Hills battle the three Genesects and begin to overwhelm them. The red Genesect then returns to protect them. The friendly Genesect saves Ash by receiving an attack from the other Genesect, causing him to collapse. Mewtwo fights the four remaining Genesects and wins the game. However, in the process, the nest is set on fire.
17. Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (ポ ケ モ ン ・ ザ ・ ム ー ビ ー XY 「破 壊 の 繭 と デ ィ ア ン シ ー」, Pokemon Za Mūbī Ekkusu Wai “Hakai no Mayu to Dianshī the Movie Cocoon of Destruction is a 2014 Japanese anime adventure film, the 17th in the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and produced by OLM, and the first in the XY series. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda, the film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mayuki Makiguchi, Yūki Kaji, Mariya Ise, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Marika Matsumoto, Reiji Nakagawa, Shoko., Rika Adachi and Kōichi Yamadera In the film, Diancie, a Pokémon who is the princess of an underground kingdom, joins Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his friends, Pikachu, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie on a journey to meet the legendary Pokémon Xerneas, who Will awaken the power in Diancie to create an energy source that will save the kingdom.
The Heart Diamond, the only power source in the underground kingdom called the Diamond Domain, is failing and needs to be replaced. The only one who can create a new Heart Diamond and save the kingdom is the Pokémon Diancie, the princess of the kingdom, but she doesn’t yet have the power to make one. Diancie sets out on a journey to meet the legendary Pokémon Xerneas, who will give her life, who will allow Diancie to discover the power of creating a Diamond Heart. After months of searching for Xerneas, Diancie goes to explore a city she saw. Meet Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and her friends Pikachu, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie. Ash and his friends join Diancie on her quest to meet Xerneas.
18. Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, known in Japan as Pokémon the Movie XY: The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa (ポ ケ モ ン ・ ザ ・ ム ー ビ ー XY 光 輪 リ ン グ の 超 魔神 フ ー pa パ, Pokemon Za Mūbī Ekukusu Wama) is a 2015 Japanese anime adventure film and the 18th in the Pokémon film series created by Satoshi Tajiri. It was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, written by Atsuhiro Tomioka, and produced by OLM. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mayuki Makiguchi, Yūki Kaji, Mariya Ise, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Rie Kugimiya, Kōichi Yamadera, and Shoko Nakagawa. In the movie, Hoopa, a Pokémon capable of summoning people and other Pokémon, is divided into two forms: the real Hoopa and a shadow created after Hoopa’s powers were sealed for 100 years. Hoopa’s shadow tries to control the shape of the real Hoopa.
100 years ago, the power of the Pokémon Hoopa was confined within the Prison Bottle after it became destructive and out of control. In the present, Ash Ketchum and his friends, Pikachu, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie are led through a portal created by Hoopa’s interdimensional rings to the city of Dahara. Hoopa attempts to use her rings to transport everyone to the nearby Dahara Tower, but it is revealed that in her altered state, Hoopa is unable to travel through the rings she creates. Baraz, one of Hoopa’s caretakers and a descendant of the man who sealed Hoopa’s power, arrives with the Prison Bottle. The bottle possesses Baraz and causes him to release a shadow of Hoopa created by the anger of being locked up for 100 years. Hoopa’s power is put back in the bottle.
Team Rocket tries to steal the bottle. The instant Meowth grabs it, he is possessed and opens the bottle to unleash Hoopa’s power. Hoopa fights the power and is able to keep it at bay, but Hoopa’s shadow develops as a separate Pokémon, trying to take over the real Hoopa. In fights, the Prison Bottle explodes. Hoopa Summons the Legendary Pokémon Lugia. Lugia distracts Hoopa’s shadow while Hoopa escapes. Baraz and his sister Meray know that they can make a new bottle in Dahara Tower with the power of earth, fire and water. They decided to use Serena’s Braixen, Ash’s Frogadier, and a wild Hippopotas from the desert.
19. Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, known in Japan as Pokémon the Movie XY&Z: Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna (ポ ケ モ ン ・ ザ ・ ム ー ビ ー XY&Z ボ ル ケ ニ オ ン と 機巧 の マ ギ ア ナ, Pokemon Zao Mūbīto Magiana) is a 2016 Japanese anime adventure film, the nineteenth in the Pokémon film series produced by OLM, and the third and final film in the XY series. It was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Atsuhiro Tomioka. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mayuki Makiguchi, Yūki Kaji, Mariya Ise, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Somegoro Ichikawa, Yuka Terasaki, Kōichi Yamadera, Mayu Matsuoka and Shoko Nakagawaoka. The film centers on the Azoth Kingdom’s advisor Alva, who steals the “Soul Heart” from the artificial Pokémon Magearna in order to control and control a flying fortress in the kingdom. Mythical Pokémon Volcanion teams up with Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his friends, Pikachu, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie to reclaim the heart of Magearna’s soul.
Councilor Alva and Prince Raleigh of Kingdom Azoth order the artificial Pokémon Magearna to be brought to the Kingdom after it is found on the Nebel Plateau, a place populated by Pokémon that have been abused by humans. The mythical Pokémon Volcanion tries to get Magearna back, but it has a band attached to its leg and is sent to a forest where Ash Ketchum and his friends, Pikachu, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie are camping. Volcanion lands in the vicinity of Ash and his friends, and when they recover, Ash finds a second gang attached to him. Clement discovers that the bands emit an electromagnetic force that binds Ash to Volcanion like a chain. Volcanion runs off, dragging Ash with him.
Ash and Volcanion retrieve Magearna from the Azoth Kingdom. They meet Serena, Clement, and Bonnie, who are fascinated with Magearna, but cannot remove the chain that links Ash and Volcanion. Reluctantly, Volcanion allows the group to accompany him and Magearna to their home, Nebel Plateau. Along the way, they are attacked by Team Rocket, who has been hired by Alva to get Magearna back, but the group is able to drive them away with the help of Raleigh’s sister, Princess Kimia. During their sojourn on Nebel Plateau, Clemont and Kimia cause resident Pokémon to break electromagnetic bands. Finally free, Volcanion orders the humans to leave, but they refuse.
20. I Choose You!
Pokémon the movie: I choose you! is a 2017 Japanese animated adventure film and the 20th film in the Pokémon anime series created by Satoshi Tajiri and produced by OLM. Loosely adapted from the pilot episode of the anime of the same name, it was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Shoji Yonemura. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Unshō Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Kanata Hongō, Shiori Sato, and Ryōta Ōsaka. Set in an alternate timeline, the film follows the journey of Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum and his friends, Pikachu, Verity, and Sorrel, as they seek to meet the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh on top of Mount Tensei.
Ash Ketchum wakes up late one morning after breaking his alarm clock in his sleep. He eventually reaches Professor Oak’s lab, but is told that the three starting Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander) have already been brought by Trainers who arrived on time. However, Oak reveals that he has one more Pokémon, an Electric type called Pikachu. Despite his volatile and feisty personality, as well as his refusal to enter a Poké Ball, Ash happily takes Pikachu on his journey.
Outside of Pallet Town, Ash comes across a Pidgey. When Pikachu refuses to fight him, Ash throws a stone at him, but it hits a Spearow that mistakes Pikachu as the culprit. Soon, more Spearow appear which force Ash and Pikachu to run. Wounded and tired, Ash tells Pikachu to get inside his Ball, but once again he refuses. Instead, Pikachu defends Ash from the Spearow by summoning a large beam that scares them. When the storm ceases, Ho-Oh flies up and drops a feather called the Rainbow Wing. Ash and Pikachu decide to go find the legendary Pokémon.
After hearing that the Legendary Pokémon Entei is nearby, Ash and several other Trainers run into the forest to search for it. Ash finds the Entei, but ends up fighting for it with a Trainer named Verity and a young, aspiring Pokémon Professor named Sorrel. When Entei escapes, Ash and Verity argue and Sorrel leaves, telling them that they need to find shelter soon. While seeking shelter, Ash and Verity find a Charmander, which they quickly learn belongs to a ruthless trainer named Cross who left him in the rain.
21. The Power of Us
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us is a 2018 Japanese anime adventure film based on Satoshi Tajiri’s Pokémon media franchise, produced by OLM and Wit Studio and distributed by Toho. It is the twenty-first film in the Pokémon universe and the second film in the Alternate Timeline series. The film was directed by Tetsuo Yajima, written by Eiji Umehara and Aya Takaha, and starring the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Rina Kawaei, Mana Ashida, Koji Ohkura, Gaku Hamada. , Masako Nozawa, Kōichi Yamadera, and Inori Minase. In the movie, several humans and their companions, the Pokémon creatures, work together to stop a forest fire and a poisonous spore that threatens Fula City and its nearby wildlife.
It was released in Japan on July 13, 2018. The Pokémon Company International and Fathom Events released the film in a limited theatrical release in select countries on November 24, 2018.
Fula City was founded in a barren land that was developed by humans after the legendary Pokémon Lugia granted them the power of the wind. The wind festival is celebrated every year. Fifty years ago, the nearby mountainous forest was engulfed in flames as humans cleared the mountainous forest and searched for the mysterious Pokémon Zeraora. Harriet, the woman who built the wind power plant, burned her hand when she couldn’t save Snubbull from the burning windmill; She could only get the key to start the turbine Snubbull was holding. This resulted in him getting away from Pokémon. Lugia was called in to clear the fire. Hoping to protect Zeraora from humans, the mayor of Fula City created a lie that Zeraora had died and had cursed the mountain. This secret was kept by the mayor’s successor, Oliver. In the present, Oliver’s daughter Margo takes care of Zeraora after she is injured saving Margo and two other Pokémon from a rockslide in the hills.
Former runner Risa agrees to attend the festival to capture a wild Eevee for her younger brother Rick. Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu attend the festival and participate in the Pokémon catching contest. Callahan attends the festival with his sister Mia and daughter Kelly. Kelly suffers from low immunity, so Callahan makes up tales about him being the best trainer when he doesn’t even have a Pokémon. Harriet, now an old woman, gets the essence of the Sweet Scent Pokémon move on her, causing the Pokémon to follow her wherever she goes.
22. Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution is a 2019 Japanese computer-animated film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara. The film is the 22nd installment in the Pokémon film series and a CGI animated remake of the first film. The movie was animated on OLM’s 3D unit.
In Japan, it was released on July 12, 2019, by Toho. A preview was shown in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2019, and the movie premiered worldwide on Netflix on Pokémon Day on February 27, 2020. This was the last Pokémon movie composed by Shinji. Miyazaki before his retirement.
Scientist Dr. Fuji is hired by Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket, to use his cloning expertise to create a living weapon based on a tab from the legendary Pokémon Mew. Soon after the weapon is created, it gains sensitivity and is called Mewtwo.
Several years later, Mewtwo has fully awakened from a long sleep in a laboratory on New Island, and learns of her origin as a Mew clone of Dr. Fuji. Enraged that Fuji and his colleagues see him as nothing more than an experiment, he unleashes his psychic powers and destroys the laboratory, killing Fuji and the rest of the scientists. Giovanni, witnessing the carnage from afar, approaches and convinces Mewtwo to work with him to hone his powers. However, after Mewtwo learns of his purpose to be a weapon for Giovanni’s benefit, he escapes back to Isla Nueva, where he plans his revenge against humanity.
After Mewtwo rebuilds the lab and establishes a base there, he invites several trainers with hologram messages to fight the world’s best Pokémon trainer on New Island. Ash, Misty, and Brock receive a message and accept the invitation, but when they arrive in the port city, Old Shore Wharf, Mewtwo creates a storm, causing the ships at the dock to close for safety. As a result, Team Rocket picks up Ash’s group disguised as captains on a Lapras-shaped sailboat. After the storm sinks their ship in the middle of the ocean, Ash and his friends use their Pokémon to reach Isla Nueva.
23. Secrets of the Jungle
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is an upcoming Japanese anime film based on Satoshi Tajiri’s Pokémon media franchise and produced by OLM. It is the twenty-third film in the Pokémon universe and the first film in the Generation VIII series. The film returns to the traditional 2D art style of the series instead of using the CGI animation used in Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. It will feature the new Gen VIII Mythical Pokémon, Zarude, and a shiny Celebi. The film is scheduled to premiere on December 25, 2020 in Japan. The original release date of July 10, 2020 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. The film will open in the United States in 2021.
About Pokémon Movies In India
Pokémon is a popular Japanese video game and television anime series. In India, anime is relatively popular, while video games are less well known. Pokémon (anime) came to Indian Television in 2003 and was first aired on Cartoon Network. Later, it was also shown in Pogo. In 2014, Pokémon was shown on Hungama TV and later switched to Disney XD, which was later rebranded as Marvel HQ. The dubbed Pokémon anime is dubbed in three languages: Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. In 2014, the Pokémon anime had an Indian audience of 100.8 million viewers and was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on Hungama TV. The Pokémon anime is also shown on Disney International HD in English.
List of Pokemon Movies Released in India
- Pokémon Movie: Mewtwo ka Badla
- Pokémon Movie: Ash, Pikachu aur Lugia in Danger
- Pokémon Movie: Unown ka Tahelka
- Pokémon Movie: Khatre ka Jungle
- Pokémon Movie: Soul Dew ka Raaz: Latias aur Latios
- Pokémon Movie: Jirachi ka Wonder
- Pokémon Movie: Deoxy aur Tory ki Story
- Pokémon Movie: Lucario ki Toofani Shakti
- Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
- Pokémon Movie: Darkrai Dost ya Dushman
- Pokémon Movie: Giratina aur ek Maha Yoddha
- Pokémon Movie: Arceus aur Jeevan ka Jewel
- Pokemon Movie: Zoroark Mayajaal ka Ustaad
- Pokemon Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram
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