Mewtwo Strikes Back (ミュウツーの逆襲,Myūtsū 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.
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.
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.
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 Ratiasu to Ratiosu)
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.
Mew and the Aura Hero: Lucario (ミュウと波導（はどう）の勇者 ルカリオ,Myū to Hadō no Yūsha Rukario)
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.
Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai (ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ,Diaruga Tai Parukia Tai Dākurai)
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.
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.
Arceus: To Conquering Space-Time (アルセウス 超克の時空へ,Aruseusu 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.
Phantom Ruler: Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク,Gen'ei no Hasha Zoroāku)
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.
Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom (ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム,Bikutini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekuromu)
July 16, 2011
December 10, 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 Reshiram 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.
Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram (ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム,Bikutini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiramu)
July 16, 2011
December 10, 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 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.
Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo (キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ,Kyuremu tai Seikenshi Kerudio)
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.
ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens (神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒,Shinsoku no Genosekuto Myūtsū 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.
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (破壊の繭とディアンシー,Hakai no Mayu to Dianshī)
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.
The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa (光輪の超魔神 フーパ,Ring no chōmajin Fūpa)
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?
Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna (ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ,Borukenion to karakuri no Magiana)
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.
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.
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?
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. In 2016, various Hollywood film companies approached The Pokémon Company to gain film rights. Eventually, 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, We Got This Covered reported the development of a live-action spin-off film featuring Mewtwo, and a film adaptation of the 1996 video games Pokémon Red and Blue. Sources close to We Got This Covered revealed in January 2019 that Legendary "would like nothing more than to bring a live-action Ash Ketchum to the screen". Also in January 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported Legendary has begun development on a sequel to Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
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.
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 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 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. 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.
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Pikachu's Summer Vacation (ピカチュウのなつやすみ,Pikachu no Natsuyasumi)
July 18, 1998
November 10, 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.
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.
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.
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.