List of Pokémon films

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Pokémon anime films release timeline
1998Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
1999Pokémon: The Movie 2000 - The Power of One
2000Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown
2001Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest
2002Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias
2003 Jirachi—Wish Maker
2004Destiny Deoxys
2005Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
2006Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
2007The Rise of Darkrai
2008Giratina and the Sky Warrior
2009Arceus and the Jewel of Life
2010Zoroark—Master of Illusions
2011White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
2012Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
2013Genesect and the Legend Awakened
2014Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
2015Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
2016Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
2017I Choose You!
2018The Power of Us
2019Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution
2020Secrets of the Jungle
Pokémon live action films release timeline
2019Pokémon Detective Pikachu
2020
TBAuntitled Detective Pikachu sequel

Pokémon is a media franchise created by video game designer Satoshi Tajiri that centers on fictional creatures called Pokémon. As of 2020, there have been 23 animated films and one live action film. The first nineteen animated films are based on the anime television series of the same name, with the original film being remade into the 22nd. The 20th, 21st and 23rd animated films are set in an alternate continuity to the anime. The films are produced by the animation studios OLM, Production I.G, Xebec, and Wit Studio, and distributed in Japan by Toho, with various studios distributing the films in North America. They were directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Tetsuo Yajima, and written by Takeshi Shudo, Hideki Sonoda, Atsuhiro Tomioka, Shōji Yonemura, Eiji Umehara, and Aya Takaha. The first Pokémon animated film, Pokémon: The First Movie, was released in Japan in 1998, which was remade into Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. A live-action film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, was produced by American studio Legendary Entertainment, directed by Rob Letterman, and written by Letterman and Nicole Perlman.[1] It is distributed in Japan by Toho, and outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros.[2] It was released on May 10, 2019.[3]

The films star the Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his electric mouse partner Pikachu. Detective Pikachu film is based on the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu and stars Ryan Reynolds as the motion capture role of Detective Pikachu,[4] with Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton as the lead human roles.[5]

There are also two animated television specials that were broadcast on TV Tokyo featuring Ash and Ash's Pikachu and ten short animated films. Warner Bros. licensed the first three animated films in North America, and Miramax Films licensed the following four films. In Canadian releases, they were licensed by Alliance Atlantis Communications, Inc. (now known as Entertainment One, a subsidiary of Hasbro), which was responsible for Canadian distribution of Miramax Films. In these four movies distributed by Miramax, there were partly or completely different dubbing casts than in the TV series in many countries. Starting with Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Viz Media is the only North American licensee.

The upcoming 23rd animated film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, was originally set for release in Japanese theaters on July 10, 2020, but delayed to December 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; it will release in 2021 in the United States.[6][7]

Animated films[edit]

# English title Japanese title Japanese release date North American release date
1 Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back Mewtwo Strikes Back[8] (ミュウツーの逆襲, Mewtwo no Gyakushū) July 18, 1998 November 10, 1999
Ash, Misty, Brock, and several other Pokémon trainers travel to an island, under the pretense that they will be battling a superior Pokémon trainer, only to discover the genetically engineered Pokémon Mewtwo, created by a scientist for Giovanni of Team Rocket, is there and is planning to take over the world with other cloned Pokémon.
2 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 - The Power of One Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth (幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕, Maboroshi no Pokémon Lugia Bakutan) July 17, 1999 July 21, 2000
Ash, Misty, and Tracey visit Shamouti Island where Ash is roped into a festival honoring Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, all of whom are being captured by Lawrence III, a Pokémon Collector who also wants to capture the legendary Pokémon Lugia.
3 Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unknown Emperor of The Crystal Tower: ENTEI (結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI, Kesshōtō no Teiō ENTEI) July 8, 2000 April 6, 2001
Ash, Misty, and Brock try to retrieve Ash's mother from Molly Hale, a lonely little girl whose father has disappeared and is being taken care of by the Pokémon Unown who have created an illusion of the Legendary Pokémon Entei.
4 Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest Celebi: The Meeting that Traversed Time (セレビィ 時を超えた遭遇(であい), Celebi Toki o Koeta Deai) July 7, 2001 October 11, 2002
Ash, Misty, and Brock meet up with Sammy, a boy from 40 years in the past, and the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, who is being hunted down by the evil Iron-Masked Marauder of Team Rocket.
5 Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias Guardian Gods of the Capital of Water: Latias and Latios (水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス, Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios) July 13, 2002 May 16, 2003
Ash, Misty, and Brock's trip to the city of Alto Mare is interrupted when two thieves called Annie and Oakley try to steal the Soul Dew, a crystal that holds the essence of the Legendary Pokémon Latios and Latias, which is also required to keep the city safe.
6 Jirachi — Wish Maker Wishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi (七夜の願い星 ジラーチ, Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi) July 19, 2003 June 1, 2004
Ash, May, Max, and Brock meet the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi, who wakes up one week every thousand years to grant a wish, and must save it from former Team Magma member Butler.
7 Destiny Deoxys Visitor from the Sky-Splitting: Deoxys (裂空の訪問者 デオキシス, Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deoxys) July 17, 2004 January 22, 2005
Ash, May, Max, and Brock visit a city, only to find it under attack from the extraterrestrial Pokémon Deoxys and the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza, all centered around a young boy named Tori.
8 Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Mew and the Aura Hero: Lucario (ミュウと波導(はどう)の勇者 ルカリオ, Mew to Hadō no Yūsha Lucario) July 16, 2005 September 19, 2006
Ash, May, Max, and Brock help an ancient Lucario discover the events that led up to his abandonment by a man revered as a hero while saving Pikachu, Meowth, and the Mythical Pokémon Mew from the dying Tree of World's Beginning.
9 Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea The Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy (ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海(うみ)の王子 マナフィ, Pokémon Renjā to Umi no Ōji Manaphy) July 15, 2006 March 23, 2007
A Pokémon Ranger entrusts May with the egg of the Mythical Pokémon Manaphy and with Ash, Brock, and Max keep him safe from the evil pirate Phantom to ensure that Manaphy's homeland is not destroyed.
10 The Rise of Darkrai Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai (ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ, Dialga Tai Palkia Tai Darkrai) July 14, 2007 February 24, 2008
Ash, Dawn, and Brock must figure out a way to save Alamos Town from the space and time warping powers of the two Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia, and clear the name of a Darkrai whose foreboding nature has led the townspeople to believe it is involved in the destruction of the town.
11 Giratina & the Sky Warrior Giratina and the Bouquet of the Frozen Sky: Shaymin (ギラティナと氷空(そら)の花束 シェイミ, Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi) July 19, 2008 February 13, 2009
Ash, Dawn, and Brock help the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin return to the Gracidea Flower garden to participate in a flower bearing ceremony, all while Giratina and Dialga battle in the Pokémon world and in Giratina's Reverse World realm.
12 Arceus and the Jewel of Life Arceus: To Conquering Space-Time (アルセウス 超克の時空へ, Arceus Chōkoku no Jikū e) July 18, 2009 November 20, 2009
Ash, Dawn, and Brock travel to Michina Town, where they discover the Mythical Pokémon Arceus is upset over the town betraying it years ago. When Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina cannot hold it back, the heroes are sent back in time to change the past and present.
13 Zoroark—Master of Illusions Phantom Ruler: Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク, Gen'ei no Hasha Zoroark) July 10, 2010 February 5, 2011
Ash, Dawn, and Brock arrive in Crown City for the Pokémon Baccer World Cup, but instead discover that a Zoroark under the control of a villain is causing havoc disguised as the Legendary Pokémon Entei, Raikou and Suicune. Zoroark's child Zorua asks for their help to save his mother from the evil Kodai and his Shuppet who seeks out Celebi and its ability to travel through time.
14 Black — Victini and Reshiram Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram (ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム, Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram) July 16, 2011 December 10, 2011
White — Victini and Zekrom Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom (ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム, Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom) December 3, 2011
Ash, Iris, and Cilan travel to Eindoak Town to participate in a tournament, meeting the Mythical Pokémon Victini on the way. However, they instead discover they must stop Damon, a descendant of Eindoak's ancient People of the Vale, from using the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom[a] or Reshiram[b] to use the Dragon Force to restore the former glory of the Kingdom of Vale, only to realize it is out of control and could destroy the world.
15 Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo (キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ, Kyurem tai Seikenshi Keldeo) July 14, 2012 December 8, 2012
Ash, Iris, and Cilan help the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo escape from the Legendary Pokémon Kyurem, who seeks to battle it after freezing its compatriates the Sacred Swordsmen Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion.
16 Genesect and the Legend Awakened ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens (神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒, Shinsoku no Genesect Mewtwo Kakusei) July 13, 2013 October 19, 2013
Ash, Iris, and Cilan visit New Tork City to enjoy its Pokémon Hills park, only to come under attack from a group of Genesect angry over losing their home. Ash, Iris, and Cilan are saved by Mewtwo, who wants to help the Genesect but also prevent them from destroying the city.
17 Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (破壊の繭とディアンシー, Hakai no Mayu to Diancīe) July 19, 2014 November 8, 2014
When the Mythical Pokémon Diancie cannot figure out how to make a new Heart Diamond to save her kingdom of Carbink subjects, she seeks out the Legendary Life Pokémon Xerneas for help, meeting Ash, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie on the way, as they help her escape a group of jewel thieves and the unintentional awakening of the Legendary Destruction Pokémon Yveltal.
18 Hoopa and the Clash of Ages The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa (光輪の超魔神 フーパ, Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa) July 18, 2015 December 19, 2015
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 magic rings. After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within...or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?
19 Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna (ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ, Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna) July 16, 2016 December 5, 2016
Ash and his friends encounter the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion after a blast of steam from the sky, and Ash becomes bonded to it by an unknown force. Volcanion, who hates humans, is forced to bring Ash along as it heads to the Azoth Kingdom. Volcanion is in pursuit of the artificial Mythical Pokémon Magearna, hoping to rescue it from a corrupt minister who has stolen it with the intent of using Magearna's mysterious power to conquer the kingdom of machinery. Ash and Volcanion are forced to work together to rescue Magearna.
20 I Choose You! Kimi Ni Kimeta! (キミにきめた!) July 15, 2017 November 5, 2017
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.
21 The Power of Us[9] Everyone's Story (みんなの物語, Minna no Monogatari) July 13, 2018 November 24, 2018
A young athlete whose running days might be behind her, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret—the only thing they have in common is the annual Wind Festival in Fula City. The festival celebrates the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that powers this seaside city. When a series of threats endangers not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon of Fula City, it'll take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day! Can everyone put aside their differences and work together—or will it all end in destruction?
22 Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution[10] (ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION, Mewtwo no Gyakushū EVOLUTION) July 12, 2019 February 27, 2020 (Netflix)
CGI animated remake of The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back.[11]
23 Secrets of the Jungle Coco (ココ, Kōkō) December 25, 2020[12][c] 2021[13]
First entirely all new film in 2 years.[14]

Live-action films[edit]

The launch of the mobile game Pokémon Go in 2016 reignited mainstream interest back into the Pokémon franchise in the Western market since its initial peak in the early 2000s; various Hollywood film companies approached The Pokémon Company to gain film rights. Eventually, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment struck a deal to produce a live-action adaptation of the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu called Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the first official live-action Pokémon film. In January 2019, ahead of film's release, Legendary has begun development on a sequel to Pokémon Detective Pikachu.[15]

# English title Japanese title North American release date Japanese release date
1 Detective Pikachu Meitantei Pikachū (名探偵ピカチュウ) May 10, 2019 May 3, 2019
A young man partners up with a talking Detective Pikachu to solve the mystery of his missing father.
2 Unnamed Detective Pikachu sequel[16] TBA TBA TBA

Television specials[edit]

These special films, which run longer than the normal half-hour and are not usually separated into more than one episode in either the original or the dub, are often considered TV Pokémon movies, not counting towards the running total. They never appear in theaters, but are instead broadcast on the same networks that the regular anime is broadcast for their premieres. Though they may air around the same time as other episodes of the anime, usually in the anime's normal timeslot, they are not assigned episode numbers.

English title Japanese title Japanese release date North American release date
Mewtwo Returns Mewtwo! I Am Here (ミュウツー! 我はココニ在リ, Myūtsū! Ware wa Koko ni Ari) December 30, 2000 December 4, 2001
Mewtwo, who has been hiding out in the Johto region since last he was seen, has been located by Giovanni. Now the Rocket Boss wants to recapture the powerful Pokémon to again use him for his own purposes.
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon The Terrifying Mirage Pokémon (戦慄のミラージュポケモン, Senritsu no Mirāju Pokemon) October 13, 2006 April 29, 2006
Ash, May, Max, and Brock meet up with Misty and Professor Oak to investigate Dr. Yung's new Mirage Pokémon system. But when the mysterious Mirage Master appears with a Mirage Mewtwo, Ash is forced to fight him to stop his plans to dominate the world with his Mirage Pokémon.

Pikachu shorts[edit]

Pikachu shorts are anime short films that are commonly shown at the start of animated theatrical films based on Pokémon, but have also been expanded to fulfill other purposes. There are 27 Pikachu short movies. Out of the shorts, Pikachu & Pichu, has not been released on DVD or shown on television since 2009 after Noriko Sakai, who was the Japanese narrator of it got arrested for possession and abuse of drugs.

# English title Japanese title Japanese release date North American release date
1 Pikachu's Vacation Pikachu's Summer Vacation (ピカチュウのなつやすみ, Pikachū no Natsuyasumi) July 18, 1998 November 12, 1999
When Ash Ketchum and his friends stumble upon a Pokémon-only vacation resort, they decide to let their Pokémon have a day of fun and relaxation and let all their Pokémon out as the trainers go relax on their own.
2 Christmas Night Let's Play on Christmas (クリスマスであそぼ!, Kurisumasu de Asobo!) December 22, 1998 November 25, 2006
Pikachu, Togepi, and more of Ash, Misty and Brock's Pokémon cause havoc on Christmas Eve.
3 Kanga Games Let's Play in the Snow! (雪であそぼ!, Yuki de Asobo!) December 22, 1998 November 25, 2006
The Pokémon go exploring the mountain.
4 Pikachu's Rescue Adventure The Pikachu Expedition (ピカチュウたんけんたい, Pikachū Tankentai) July 17, 1999 July 21, 2000
Ash, Misty, and Tracey's Pokémon sneak away on vacation and find an area with a nice waterfall and a huge tree. Suddenly, a storm kicks up.
5 Winter Games Let's Play on the Ice? (こおであそぼ!, Ko o de a Sobo!) December 22, 1999 November 23, 2004
Pikachu and his friends join their first winter games.
6 Stantler's Little Helpers Christmas Night (クリスマスの夜, Kurisumasu no Yoru) December 22, 1999 November 23, 2004
Pikachu and his friends wants to help Stantler to be on a Sleigh team.
7 Pikachu & Pichu Pichu and Pikachu (ピチューとピカチュウ, Pichū to Pikachū) July 8, 2000 April 6, 2001
While in a city, Pikachu wanders off and meets a pair of mischievous Pichu brothers.
8 Delibird's Dilemma Delibird's Present (デリバードのプレゼント, Deribādo no Purezento) December 22, 2000 June 17, 2006
Ash's, Misty's, and Brock's Pokémon must find Santa's missing presents before midnight.
9 Snorlax Snowman White Story (ホワイトストーリ, Howaito Sutōrī) December 22, 2000 June 17, 2006
A retelling of Frosty the Snowman, starring the same Pokémon and featuring a Snorlax-shaped snowman.
10 Pikachu's PikaBoo Pikachu's Exciting Hide-and-Seek (ピカチュウのドキドキかくれんぼ, Pikachū no Dokidoki Kakurenbo) July 7, 2001 March 18, 2003
Pikachu and Ash and Misty's other Pokémon play hide-and-seek in a mansion and its gardens.
11 Camp Pikachu Pikapika Starry Sky Camp (ピカピカ星空キャンプ, Pikapika Hoshizora Kyanpu) July 13, 2002 January 20, 2004
Pikachu reunites with the Pichu brothers, and they all have a campout with Ash and Misty's other Pokémon.
12 Gotta Dance! Secret Base of the Dancing Pokémon (おどるポケモンひみつ基地, Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi) July 19, 2003 June 1, 2004
Pikachu and Ash, May, and Brock's other Pokémon have a dance with Meowth.
13 No English Title Pikachu's Summer Festival (ピカチュウのなつまつり, Pikachū no Natsumatsuri) August 1, 2004 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends will enjoy the festival.
14 No English Title Pokémon 3D Adventure: Find Mew! (ポケモン3Dアドベンチャー ミュウを探せ!, Pokémon 3D Adobencha: Myū o Saga se!) March 18, 2005 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends are going to find Mew.
15 No English Title Pikachu's Ghost Carnival (ピカチュウのおばケカーニバル, Pikachū no oba Karnibaru) August 1, 2005 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends will enjoy the Ghost Festival.
16 Pokémon 4D: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure Pokémon 3D Adventure 2: Pikachu's Grand Ocean-Floor Adventure (ポケモン3Dアドベンチャー2 ピカチュウ海底大冒険, Pokémon 3D Adobencha 2: Pikachū Kai Soko o Bōken) May 20, 2006 July 1, 2008
Pikachu and his friends are going to the ocean adventure.
17 Pikachu's Island Adventure Pikachu's Naughty Island (ピカチュウのわんぱくアイランド, Pikachū no Wan Airando) August 1, 2006 April 1, 2007
Pikachu and his friends are going to an island adventure.
18 No English Title Pikachu's Exploration Club (ピカチュウの探検クラブ, Pikachū no Saga Ken Kurabu) August 1, 2007 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends are joining the exploration club.
19 No English Title Pikachu's Ice Adventure (ピカチュウ 冰の大冒険, Pikachū Hi no o Bōken) August 1, 2008 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends are going to an ice adventure.
20 No English Title Pikachu's Sparkle Search! (ピカチュウのキラキラだいそうさく!, Pikachū no Kira Kira dai Sō Saku!) August 1, 2009 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends are searching for something during an adventure.
21 No English Title Pikachu's Strange Wonder Adventure (ピカチュウのふしざな大冒険, Pikachū no Fushi Zana o Bōken) August 1, 2010 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends are going to a wonderful strange adventure.
22 No English Title Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story (ピカチュウのサマー・ブリッジ・ストーリー, Pikachū bo Sama Burijī Sutori) August 1, 2011 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends will enjoy the summer bridge story.
23 No English Title Sing Meloetta: Search for the Rinka Berries (うたえメロエッタ リンカのみをさがせ, Uta e Meroetta: Rinka no mi o saga se) July 3, 2012 Unaired
Pikachu and his friends along with Meloetta are going to search for Rinka berries.
24 Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade Meloetta's Sparkling Recital (メロエッタのキラキラリサイタル, Meroetta no Kirakira Risaitaru) July 14, 2012 February 15, 2013
Pikachu, Pansage, Oshawott, Snivy, their trainers' Pokémon and the Pokémon from other regions help Meloetta retrieve a tree's special berries.
25 Eevee & Friends Pikachu and its Eievui Friends (ピカチュウとイーブイ☆フレンズ, Pikachū to Ībui Furenzu) July 13, 2013 December 6, 2013
Pikachu and friends meet an Eevee and its evolved brothers and sisters, including the new Pokémon Sylveon.
26 Pikachu, What's This Key? Pikachu, What's This Key For? (ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?, Pikachū, Kore Nan no Kagi?) July 19, 2014 February 2, 2015
Pikachu and the other Pokémon of Ash and his friends meet a Klefki who has keys that open up portals to other worlds.
27 Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad Pikachu and the Pokémon Band (ピカチュウとポケモンおんがくたい, Pikachū to Pokémon on gaku Tai) July 18, 2015 December 21, 2015

Pikachu and the other Pokémon of Ash and his friends want to sing and dance together.

Home video releases[edit]

Region 2 (Japan)[edit]

Name Rental Date Sale Date Discs
Gekijōban Pikachu no Natsuyasumi / Mewtwo no Gyakushū June 23, 2000 1
Gekijōban Pikachu Tankentai / Maboroshi no Pokémon Lugia Bakutan November 22, 2000 1
Gekijōban Pichu to Pikachu / Kesshōtō no Teiō July 7, 2001 1
Gekijōban Pikachu no Dokidoki Kakurenbo November 23, 2001 December 7, 2001 1
Gekijōban Celebi Toki o Koeta Deai January 25, 2002 February 8, 2002 1
Gekijōban Pikapika Hoshizora Camp November 22, 2002 1
Gekijōban Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios December 20, 2002 1
PIKACHU THE MOVIE BOX 1998-2002 September 21, 2007 6
Gekijōban Odoru Pokémon Himitsu Kichi November 28, 2003 1
Gekijōban Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi December 19, 2003 1
Advanced Generation Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deoxys December 21, 2004 1
Advanced Generation Mew to Hadō no Yūsha Lucario December 22, 2005 1
Advanced Generation Pokémon Ranger to Umi no Ōji Manaphy December 22, 2006 1
PIKACHU THE MOVIE BOX 2003-2006 September 21, 2007 6
Diamond & Pearl Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai December 21, 2007 1
Diamond & Pearl Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Shaymin December 19, 2008 1
Diamond & Pearl Arceus Chōkoku no Jikū e December 18, 2009 1

Box office performance[edit]

Animated film series
Film Year Box office gross
Japan Other territories
Pokémon: The First Movie 1998 ¥7,600,000,000[17] $284,000,000[18]
Pokémon: The Movie 2000 1999 ¥6,400,000,000[17]
Pokémon 3: The Movie 2000 ¥4,850,000,000[19]
Pokémon 4Ever 2001 ¥3,900,000,000[20] $1,807,089[d]
Pokémon Heroes 2002 ¥2,670,000,000[20] $746,381[21]
Jirachi—Wish Maker 2003 ¥4,500,000,000[20] $445,711[e]
Destiny Deoxys 2004 ¥4,380,000,000[25]
Lucario and the Mystery of Mew 2005 ¥4,300,000,000[25] $691,000[26]
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea 2006 ¥3,400,000,000[25] $1,067,399[f]
The Rise of Darkrai 2007 ¥5,020,000,000[25] $258,295[28]
Giratina and the Sky Warrior 2008 ¥4,800,000,000[25]
Arceus and the Jewel of Life 2009 ¥4,670,000,000[25] $2,054,202[g]
Zoroark—Master of Illusions 2010 ¥4,160,000,000[25] $23,938,927[29]
White—Victini / Black—Zekrom 2011 ¥4,330,000,000[25] $5,845,579[h]
Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice 2012 ¥3,610,000,000[25] $1,950,518[32]
Genesect and the Legend Awakened 2013 ¥3,170,000,000[33] $1,908,949[i]
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction 2014 ¥2,910,000,000[35]
Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 2015 ¥2,610,000,000[36] $1,933,085[j]
Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel 2016 ¥2,150,000,000[39] $5,871,077[k]
I Choose You! 2017 ¥3,550,000,000[43] $5,458,831[l]
The Power of Us 2018 ¥3,090,000,000[48] $3,046,155[m]
Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution 2019 ¥2,980,000,000[53] $692,934[54]
Secrets of the Jungle 2020 ¥1,400,000,000[55]
Regional total ¥90,450,000,000 ($1,064,419,526) $341,716,132
Worldwide total $1,406,205,378
Live-action film
Film Year Box office gross Ref
United States and Canada Other territories Worldwide
Detective Pikachu 2019 $144,105,346 $287,500,000 $431,605,346 [56]

Critical reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Pokémon: The First Movie 15% (89 reviews)[57] 35 (25 reviews)[58]
Pokémon: The Movie 2000 19% (69 reviews)[59] 28 (20 reviews)[60]
Pokémon 3: The Movie 21% (57 reviews)[61] 22 (18 reviews)[62]
Pokémon 4Ever 16% (38 reviews)[63] 25 (16 reviews)[64]
Pokémon Heroes 17% (41 reviews)[65] 27 (17 reviews)[66]
Pokémon: Jirachi—Wish Maker N/A N/A
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys N/A N/A
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew N/A N/A
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea N/A N/A
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai N/A N/A
Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior N/A N/A
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life N/A N/A
Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel N/A N/A
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! 33% (9 reviews)[67] N/A
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us 71% (7 reviews)[68] N/A
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution 44% (9 reviews)[69] N/A
Pokémon Detective Pikachu 68% (296 reviews)[70] 53 (48 reviews)[71]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Black—Victini and Reshiram.
  2. ^ In White—Victini and Zekrom.
  3. ^ The movie was originally scheduled to be released on July 10, 2020, but the release was indefinitely suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. ^ Pokémon 4Ever:
    • United States and Canada – $1,727,447[21]
    • Netherlands – $79,642[22]
  5. ^ South Korea – ₩531,113,700[23] ($445,711)[24]
  6. ^ South Korea – ₩1,019,141,600[23] ($1,067,399)[27]
  7. ^ South Korea – ₩2,276,651,793[23] ($2,054,198)
  8. ^ South Korea:
    • White – ₩2,383,792,000[30] ($2,150,870)
    • Black – $3,694,705[31]
  9. ^ South Korea – ₩2,090,012,500[34] ($1,984,891)
  10. ^ Hoopa and the Clash of Ages overseas box office:
    • South Korea – ₩2,156,275,800[23] ($1,906,256)
    • Australia – US$26,829[37]
    • Taipei (Taiwan) – US$9,200[38]
  11. ^ Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel overseas box office:
    • China – $3,857,383[40]
    • South Korea – ₩2,148,082,300[41] ($1,851,103)
    • Hong Kong – HK$1.26 million[42] (US$161,679)
  12. ^ I Choose You overseas box office:
    • United States and Canada – $2,401,722[44]
    • Taipei (Taiwan) – NT$11 million[45] (US$356,010)
    • Italy & Mexico – $364,906[46]
    • Other territories – $4,761,257[47]
  13. ^ The Power of Us overseas box office:
    • United States and Canada – $789,170[49]
    • Hong Kong – HK$2.49 million[50] (US$317,768)
    • Taipei (Taiwan) – NT$10 million[51] (US$323,646)
    • Other territories – $2,422,947[52]

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