|Pokemon the Movie 2000
The Power of One
|Directed by||Kunihiko Yuyama|
|Produced by|| Choji Yoshikawa
|Written by||Takeshi Shudo|
|| Rica Matsumoto
|Narrated by||Unshō Ishizuka|
|Box office takings||$133.9 million|
|Predecessor||Pokemon the First Movie|
|Successor||Pokemon the Movie 3|
|Australia||September 7th, 2000|
|Europe|| October 12th to
December 26th, 2000
|Japan||July 17th, 1999|
|United States||July 21st, 2000|
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.
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?
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|