Pokemon Movies




Pokemon the Movie 2000
The Power of One
Pokemon the Movie 2000: The Power of One
General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Choji Yoshikawa
 Yukako Matsusako
 Takemoto Mori
 Written by  Takeshi Shudo
 Rica Matsumoto
 Ikue Ōtani
 Unshō Ishizuka
 Mayumi Iizuka
 Satomi Kōrogi
 Tomokazu Seki
 Megumi Hayashibara
 Shin-ichiro Miki
 Inuko Inuyama
 Kōichi Yamadera
 Chikao Ōtsuka
 Kotono Mitsuishi
 Akiko Hiramatsu
 Takeshi Kaga
 Masatoshi Hamada
 Narrated by  Unshō Ishizuka
 Runtime  82 minutes
 Box office takings  $133.9 million
 Predecessor  Pokemon the First Movie
 Successor  Pokemon the Movie 3
 Release dates
  Australia  September 7th, 2000
  Europe  October 12th to
 December 26th, 2000
  Japan  July 17th, 1999
  United States  July 21st, 2000
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Pokemon the Movie 2000 or Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia as the Japanese title translates to was initially released in Japan on July 17th, 1999 and followed with staggered releases throughout the rest of the world until the end of December 2000.

The movie is directed by the anime series chief Kunihiko Yuyama and stars the following voice actors: Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Unshō Ishizuka, Mayumi Iizuka, Satomi Kōrogi, Tomokazu Seki, Megumi Hayashibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuko Inuyama, Kōichi Yamadera, Chikao Ōtsuka, Kotono Mitsuishi, Akiko Hiramatsu, Takeshi Kaga and Masatoshi Hamada.

The related Anime season to this film is Pokemon Season 02: Adventures in the Orange Islands, and most of the events within the movie happen in the same/similar settings to the series; with the story beginning when Ash, Misty and their new companion Tracey enter Shamouti Island.

Pokemon the Movie 2000 is broken down into two parts
  • The Pikachu movie short - Pikachu's Rescue Adventure which has a runtime of around 21 minutes
  • The Power of One - the main feature with a runtime of around 82 minutes

Although Pokemon: the Movie 2000 didn't earn as much at the box office as the first movie, it was still very succesful netting $133.9 million USD overall.


Official Description

Ash and his friends are on their journey through the Orange Islands—but even this seemingly quiet chain of islands dotted throughout the waters far south of Kanto has its own mysteries, adventures, and Legendary Pokémon! Lawrence III certainly knows it, which is why he's now traveling to the different islands and capturing the three Legendary birds—Moltres, Articuno, and Zapdos. But even with all their power, those three are merely a stepping stone to an even greater prize: Lugia, the guardian of the sea!

Of course, Ash is completely unaware of all this when he arrives at his latest destination. The islanders have big plans for him, too, but nothing so sinister—they want him to take part in a ceremony to gather three elemental balls from different islands. When the weather across the world goes out of control, this task takes on a new importance, as the capture of the Legendary birds has thrown the environment out of balance. With Lugia's help, can Ash be the "chosen one" that everyone turns to?

Major Characters

Other Characters


The voice cast
Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor


The official theatrical trailer

Trading Cards

There were a few different trading cards given out with admissions to cinemas/theatres

Related Articles & Movie Ads

Magazine clippings, movie posters and so on

Trivia & Facts

Trivia from the movie


Continuity errors and bloopers

Reviews & Reception

Movie scores from major reviewers



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