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

Pokémon Heroes

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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
English: Pokémon Heroes
German: Pokémon Film 5: Heroes der Film
Spanish: Pokémon Película 5: Héroes Pokémon
French: Pokémon Film 5: Héros le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 2002
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 14 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.161 (scored by 7667276,672 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1829
Members: 122,275
Favorites: 128

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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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The film chronologically takes place after episode 258 of Pokemon.

Characters & Voice Actors


Orikasa, Fumiko


Ebara, Masashi


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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


Oct 9, 2023
I love this movie so so so SO MUCH!!!

This movie is the pinnacle of my childhood, the movie that made me fall in love with the Pokémon universe and the movie that made me discover Latias, who to this day is still my favorite Pokémon.

I had completely forgotten about the water chariot race, and it’s by far one of the best intro to a Pokémon movie. Now that I’ve rewatched this masterpiece, I vividly remember being awed by the race as a child

There’s such a nostalgic aspect when rewatching old Pokémon movies. The last time I’ve watched this was maybe 8 or 9 years ...
May 30, 2023
This is definitely my favorite Pokémon movie. The storyline is interesting. Ash, Misty, and Brock are in the city of Alto Mare, which seems to be heavily inspired by the city of Venice, Italy. Very cool. The guardians of the city are the Pokémon Latios and Latias, who Ash later meets and befriends. Little do they know, Team Rocket duo Annie and Oakly are also in Alto Mare with evil intention. They want to capture Latios and Latias and use their power to take control of a machine known as the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare. This movie has interesting story and good characters. Latios ...
Jul 9, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Of all the movies with the original trio, this is the one I never remember for some reason, and I'm really not sure why. It's not a bad movie. Maybe not one of Pokémon's best, but still perfectly enjoyable.

There are some low points. The villains aren't at all memorable. Team Rocket is there just to be there. Even Misty and Brock are there just to be there in this one. (Seriously, I don't think there's any other movie where they do less.) Even Ash doesn't really learn or grow in any meaningful way. It felt like a typical showcase movie-- introducing kids to the ...

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