Pokemon Movie 02: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan

Pokémon: The Movie 2000

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Alternative Titles

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, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.341 (scored by 124970124,970 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25632
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Popularity: #1245
Members: 191,146
Favorites: 217

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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 Shamouti 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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The film chronologically takes place after episode 107 of Pokemon.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaga, Takeshi


Miki, Shinichiro


Ueda, Yuuji


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko


Mori, Takemoto
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Rival! (ライバル!)" by Rica Matsumoto

Ending Theme

"Toi et Moi" by Namie Amuro


Mar 29, 2020
The second Pokémon movie to hit theaters, Pokémon the Movie 2 (or 2000) originally came back in-- you guessed it-- 2000. Continuing the events of the anime, we find Ash and Pikachu back for another adventure. How does it fare? Pretty well actually.

Story: We follow Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum, his Pikachu, and friends, Misty and Tracey, as they continue their adventures on the Orange Islands. However, things take a turn for the worst when a mysterious Pokémon collector disrupts the balance of the world by forcefully capturing three elemental Pokémon: the fire-type Moltres, lighting-type Zapdos, and ice-type Articuno in hopes of luring out the legendary ...
Aug 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I remember not liking this movie as much as the first one when I was younger and I couldn't remember if it was because the movie itself just wasn't good or if it was because the same weekend this had been rented for me, I finally got a vhs copy of Princess Mononoke (which obviously left a major impression on me since it's one of my favorite movies of all time).

Finding and getting into more mature anime that touched on more themes and subjects was one of the leading factors in drifting away from this series as a whole. It's why, for the most part, ...
Jun 16, 2020
Rewatched this with some friends recently. This is the second feature-length Pokemon film. This film, like the first one, does have a fair share of filmatic moments, as in it actually feels like a film (which funny enough is not the case for a lot of the later Pokemon films starting in the Diamond and Pearl time frame onwards).

However, while you can chalk up a lot of the issues in the first film as "hey it was their first stab at it", there are A LOT of issues in this second film. The biggest issue I have with the film is the absolute failure ...

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Poll: Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan Episode 1 Discussion
Albi-kun - Apr 7, 2013
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Feb 7, 9:03 AM
I just re-watched this movie
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