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 126334126,334 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25342
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Popularity: #1257
Members: 193,224
Favorites: 224

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The film chronologically takes place after episode 107 of Pokemon.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kaga, Takeshi


Miki, Shinichiro


Ueda, Yuuji


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko


Okuno, Toshiaki
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 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 ...
Jun 19, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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I just re-watched this movie
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