Pokemon Movie 05: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios

Pokemon Heroes

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English: Pokemon Heroes
Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Mizu no Miyako Mamorigami Latias to Latios, Pokemon Movie 5
Japanese: ポケットモンスター 水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 2002
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 14 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.171 (scored by 6081660,816 users)
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Ranked: #29442
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Members: 96,398
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As they continue their journey through the Johto region, Satoshi and his friends visit Altomare, an island city that hosts an annual racing event called the Pokémon Water Race. While Takeshi and Kasumi are enjoying themselves, strange things seem to be happening to Satoshi—he somehow loses the water race, sees some women attack a girl with their Pokémon, and despite them saving her, the girl later denies ever seeing Satoshi and Pikachu before!

Fortunately for Satoshi, his confusion clears up as he learns that the girl he and Pikachu saved earlier was actually a Pokémon named Latias, who likes to disguise herself as her human friend, Kanon. Latias and another Pokémon, Latios, are known as the Eon Pokémon, as they inhabit and guard Altomare along with a mystical blue sphere called the Soul Dew. An ancient legend of Altomare is highly connected to the Eon Pokémon and the Soul Dew, and is well known among the locals—as well as among Latias' earlier assailants, the thief sisters Zanner and Lyon. As the thieves attempt to capture both the Eon Pokémon and the Soul Dew, Satoshi is forced to act in order to stop them from bringing disaster to Altomare.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Ebara, Masashi


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Asada, Yuuji
Episode Director
Sonoda, Hideki


Opening Theme

"Mezase Pokemon Master 2002 (めざせポケモンマスター2002)" by coba & Rika Matsumoto

Ending Theme

"Hitoribotchi Janai (ひとりぼっちじゃない)" by coba & Kazufumi Miyazawa

Mar 31, 2010
Aegwyn (All reviews)
This is one of my favourite movie of the Poke series.
I just love the story, the music, the art. The storyline is very nice written, the characters are ofc what we are used to :) I prefer the "older" pokemon storyline, and i think this was the last one which made me whatch it without going away from it in the middle.
Feb 8, 2015
SparklingIvy (All reviews)
POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT (Summary & thought: Good movie):

I think this is a pretty good one, although the ending is kind of expected. I like this pair of legendary pokemons and I personally like Latios more than Latias. I love the way he protects his sister. Moreover, this pair of pokemons are really loyal to the city. They will sacrifice themselves to protect the city and it's really beautiful to see this kind of loyalty. And it's kind of sad too because it somehow makes me feel that they were born to protect the city. =(
Apr 10, 2015
Chaotic_beauty (All reviews)
Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias is a strange film. Unlike the older films which intertwined the story and characters, this movie (un)intentionally separates the two. Thus, when talking about why this film is good, we're talking about a completely different film than the one we have in mind while discussing the bad.

Lets get the bad over with first. Continuing in the grand tradition of rushed and poorly thought out plots, here we have a machine which lacks any real gounding in the real world and is bound only by the power of plot necessity. There are two big questions which arise from watching the movie read more
Dec 6, 2010
oxana (All reviews)
Another Pokémon movie with a decent storyline, beautiful art, and our familiar characters.

Misty and Brock didn't get all that much screen time in this one since the plot revolves around Ash and his adventures with Latias and Latios.

Another refreshing change was that besides our familiar Team Rocket (Jessie, James and Meowth), we had another team (Annie and Oakley), who had more style than our usual arch enemies, and they actually managed to cause some real mayhem.

The plot was okay, but I felt that it lacked a little in focus and inventiveness; it seemed same things/themes were repeated, and although the ending was pretty good, the read more

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