6.1/10
19,455
79 user 42 critic

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.

Writers:

Satoshi Tajiri (original concept), Takeshi Shudo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Rica Matsumoto
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ash must stop a hunter who forces the mythical Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Jim Malone
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rica Matsumoto, Rachael Lillis
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two thieves take control of an ancient weapon designed to defend the canal city of Altomare.

Directors: Jim Malone, Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Eric Stuart, Madeleine Blaustein, Rachael Lillis
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Team Rocket's memories of Mewtwo had been erased, but the Team Rocket scientists' logs have not. After uncovering the logs, they track down Mewtwo and build a Base in a Johto. Ash and company meet Mr. Giovanni for the first time.

Director: Masamitsu Hidaka
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Darren Dunstan
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A magician attempts to use the power of the Millennium Comet to awaken the legendary Pokémon Groudon.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Eric Stuart
Stars: Rica Matsumoto, Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth, terrorising a nearby high-tech city, where Ash, Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Darren Dunstan
Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ôtani, Yûji Ueda
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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
Stars: Unshô Ishizuka, Rica Matsumoto, Sarah Natochenny
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a new Pokèmon emerges able to create parallel dimensions, it's up to Ash Ketchum and his friends to stop a mysterious stranger from using its powers for evil!

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Stars: Rica Matsumoto, Amy Palant, Ikue Ôtani
Certificate: TV-Y7-FV Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Our heroes must protect the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy, from the evil pirate Phantom, and return the young Pokémon to the Sea Temple with the help of the the People of the Water and Jackie the Pokémon Ranger.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Armen Mazlumian
Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Michele Knotz, Kayzie Rogers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Mayumi Izuka ... Kasumi (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Tomokazu Seki ... Kenji (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ... Melody (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro / Lizardon (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Kôrogi ... Togepi (voice)
Tara Sands ... 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)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Rugia (voice)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pokemon | lightning | ice | fire | island | See All (77) »

Taglines:

One person can make all the difference See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon the Movie 2000 - The Power of One See more »

Filming Locations:

Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,575,608, 23 July 2000

Gross USA:

$43,758,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,949,270
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first dub version of this movie was released theatrically in 2000 and on VHS and DVD later the same year. 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

The Collector: "Disturb not the harmony of Fire, Ice, or Lightning lest these three Titans wreck destruction upon the world in which they clash. Though the water's Great Guardian shall arise to quell the fighting alone its song will fail. Thus the Earth shall turn to ash. O, Chosen One, into thine hands bring together all three. Their treasures combined tame the beast of the sea." Now it begins.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In pre-2016 releases, the movie shows the title "Pokemon The Movie 2000" between the studio logos and "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure," while the main feature shows an alternate title, "Pokemon: The Power of One." See more »

Alternate Versions

A cut scene right after Ash releases Bulbasaur and Squirtle to free Moltres, Tracy is realizing what will happen. Togepi can be seen waving his arms back and forth, which is his Metronome attack. When the scene returns, a blue bolt can be seen destroying Moltres' cage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ware wa Collector
by Takeshi Kaga and Kohei Tanaka
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My 2 cents
27 July 2000 | by The Fox-2See all my reviews

Many of those who claim to hate this movie openly admit to hating Pokemon to begin with. As I had said in my comments on "Pokemon The First Movie," you have to go in to the movie with an open mind. If you go see "Pokemon 2000" because you were "dragged in" by your kids/nieces/nephews/others, you've already decided that you're going to hate it. I'm not saying that you WILL hate it; just that you've DECIDED that you're going to hate it no matter what, just because it's Pokemon. Current Pokemon fans (like me, and I'm 30!) or more open-minded moviegoers will probably like "Pokemon 2000."

I was glad that Kids WB decided to go with a more "theatrical" score for "Pokemon 2000." Although I would have preferred that more of the Japanese music would have been left in, I think that the orchestral music was more fitting than the bubblegum pop that permeated "Pokemon The Movie."

Like most people, I liked "Pokemon 2000" more than "Pokemon The First Movie," probably because of the overall brighter feel. I personally loved the first U.S. appearance of one of my favorite new Pokemon, the flowery Bellossom. There are points of the movie that I felt could have been expanded on, but overall, "Pokemon 2000" is a fun ride.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 79 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed