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Pokemon Movie 02: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan

Alternative Titles

English: Pokemon: The Movie 2000
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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 1999
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.441 (scored by 73,048 users)
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Ranked: #19052
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Popularity: #942
Members: 110,351
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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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Miki, Shinichiro
Hayashibara, Megumi
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Yuyama, Kunihiko
Mima, Masafumi
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Amuro, Namie
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"Rival! (ライバル!)" by Rica Matsumoto

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"Toi et Moi" by Namie Amuro

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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
Apr 10, 2015
Chaotic_beauty (All reviews)
The second Pokemon movie is a step down from the first one in almost every way. This doesn't have to be a condemnation in and of itself, but when your movie doesn't have enough new elements to replace watered down or missing older ones, then problems appear.

The most obvious difference between the first and the second movie is the setting. First movie was set inside a bulbeous lovecraftian castle shrouded by a terrifying storm. There was no attempt at topping this, which is a good thing. Bigger doesn't equal better. It merely leads to excess. Unfortunately, the setting of the second movie is underwhelming. It read more


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