Pokemon Movie 08: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: Myuu to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario, Pokemon Movie 8
Japanese: ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ
English: Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
German: Pokémon Film 8: Lucario und das Geheimnis von Mew
Spanish: Pokémon Película 8: Lucario y el Misterio de Mew
French: Pokémon Film 8: Lucario et le mystere de mew
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2005
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.321 (scored by 7486874,868 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26162
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Popularity: #1846
Members: 119,082
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A long time ago, the people of Camaron Palace found themselves on the brink of destruction. Fortunately, they escaped it when Sir Aaron, the True Guardian of Aura, saved them. He sacrificed himself to stop a war between kingdoms. From that day on, a tournament is held every year to commemorate his noble deed.

Satoshi, a budding Pokémon trainer from Kanto, manages to win the latest tournament and is allowed to wield a staff said to have belonged to Sir Aaron himself. Lucario, the Aura Pokémon—who is also the servant of the True Guardian—emerges from the staff. However, remembering his last memory of his master abandoning him, Lucario runs away in confusion.

Meanwhile, Pikachu, Satoshi's companion, is abruptly taken by a Pokémon named Mew to the legendary Tree of Beginning. Only Lucario knows the way there, but he is unwilling to trust humans after his master's betrayal. Even so, to save his partner, Satoshi and his companions must acquire all the help they need and travel to the Tree of Beginning, unfolding hidden truths from centuries ago.

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Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Battle Frontier" by Yaa Aki

Ending Theme

"Song of Origin" by PuffyAmiYumi


Jul 15, 2008
After so many years and whatnot, most fans would think that eventually the Pokemon movies would lose their charm that the first few gave. I was starting to believe that myself.

What made Lucario and the Mystery of Mew so appealing was that instead of just showing a legendary pokemon and making it more epic than it really needs to be, this Pokemon movie took a step backwards and just didn't use a legendary pokemon as a main character (Mew seemed more as a side character) but Lucario was also close to the old atmosphere that made the older movies so great.

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Sep 30, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The eighth Pokemon movie begins with a sequence showing events from years ago, during a medieval looking era. It was when the main Pokemon of the movie were introduced, Mew and Lucario, and also Lucario’s trainer/master Aaron, a kind of knight from a palace or kingdom. At that time, there was a war happening between different kingdoms, using Pokemon and people as soldiers. At the end of the sequence, Aaron abandoned Lucario and his kingdom, because of the war. Unfortunately, this left Lucario sad and confused. That was the most interesting part of the movie, maybe a good idea for a spin-off about that time.

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Jul 13, 2023
I'm note sure how I really feel about this one. I have many problems with it, but I can't say I think it's completely worthless. Mew was very cute in this and Lucario was actually cool. But I can't recommend this film. Bother only if you're an avid fan of Lucario or Mew.

Better to get the good out of the way. The soundtrack was fine, even if not on the level of the first, second or fifth film. Art, on the other hand, was not fine - it was much better. Just like in the last film, the artists did a great job. ...

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