Pokemon Movie 02: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan

Pokémon: The Movie 2000

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Synonyms: The Power of One, Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Revelation Lugia, Pokémon Movie 2
Japanese: ポケットモンスター 幻のポケモンルギア爆誕
English: Pokémon: The Movie 2000
German: Pokémon Film 2: Die Macht des Einzelnen
Spanish: Pokémon Película 2: El Poder de Uno
French: Pokémon Film 2: Le Pouvoir Est en Toi
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 1999
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.331 (scored by 117063117,063 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23232
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Popularity: #1146
Members: 177,453
Favorites: 196

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An ancient prophecy tells of a day when the titans of ice, lightning, and fire are disturbed. When this occurs, Lugia, the guardian of the sea, will rise up and restore harmony. Enchanted by the words of the prophecy, Gelardan, a Pokémon collector, sets out on his airship with a dreadful plan to capture Lugia by going after these three titans.

After Gelardan makes his move, drastic climate change begins to take place, as terrible storms start popping up all over the globe. One such storm causes the ship carrying Pokémon trainers Satoshi, Kasumi, and Kenji to drift off course and land on Earthia Island. Upon arriving, Satoshi is told of the ancient prophecy, and of his destiny as the chosen one who will help Lugia restore balance to the world.

With the fate of the world in his hands, Satoshi must summon the courage to face the chaos that threatens to tear everything apart and stop Gelardan.

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Mar 14, 2010
Honestly I find this to be the best of all of the Pokemon movies. And after this, well, they just steadily got worse and worse.

The story was gorgeous, and the music was gorgeous!

I'm giving it 10/10 because, well. That's how I feel about it.

I'm not one to give away spoilers but let's just say this one has to do with the legendary birds and gets really heated and epic. Plus, who doesn't love Lugia? AND LUGIA'S VOICE. Might as well have been Morgan Freeman (in the dub, that is. And I'm not one who usually even likes dubs. Of course I was a ...
May 16, 2013
Probably one of the best Pokémon movies out there. The story was brilliant, an amazing job for Lugia’s voice (dubbed), the art was cool, and all in all, this is one of my favorite movies in the entire series!

And then there’s the Guardian’s song. It made my neck hairs stand, and all I could do was gaze at the television screen. Absolutely majestic.

Aug 11, 2012
I remember it was my 5th birthday and I was staying at a hotel. (17 now) but I had seen the commercials for this movie and played the pokemon monopoly game along with all the video games. When my mom handed me a gift that was wrapped in normal newspaper. I had received the first movie for my birthday along with the 2nd one for Christmas the next year. I was the happiest person than anyone in the world and I really loved looking at the cover art. But my favorites would definitely have to be this one and the third one.

Even though they ...

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