Pokemon Movie 02: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan

Pokemon: The Movie 2000

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Synonyms: The Power of One, Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Revelation Lugia, Pokemon Movie 2
Japanese: ポケットモンスター 幻のポケモンルギア爆誕
English: Pokemon: The Movie 2000
German: Pokémon 2: Die Macht des Einzelnen
Spanish: Pokémon 2: El Poder de Uno
French: Pokémon 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: 7.341 (scored by 109108109,108 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1075
Members: 165,167
Favorites: 183

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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
movedtobyeol (All reviews)
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 read more
May 16, 2013
xPhantomhive (All reviews)
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
Namine-sama (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 19, 2019
ktulu007 (All reviews)
For those of you who weren't around in '00, or were too young to remember, Pokemon was still at an early point. Before there were a billion games including spin-offs and enough merchandise to bankrupt an entire nation. And we were all eagerly anticipating Silver & Gold in 2001. What's that? You got those games considerably earlier? Well, in the EU we got them in early 2001. In any case, we were all gathering every scrap of information we could and this film promised us a first look at Lugia, even though the games were already out elsewhere and we'd seen her image on the Internet. Regardless, a read more


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