Pokemon Movie 08: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario

Pokemon: 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: Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
German: Pokémon 8: Lucario und das Geheimnis von Mew
Spanish: Pokémon Película 8: Lucario y el Misterio de Mew
French: Pokémon 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: 7.301 (scored by 6402864,028 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24212
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Popularity: #1638
Members: 100,825
Favorites: 114

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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 Pokemon 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 Pokemon—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 Pokemon 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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Characters & Voice Actors


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Sonoda, Hideki
Valencia, Amparo
Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Battle Frontier" by Yaa Aki

Ending Theme

"Song of Origin" by PuffyAmiYumi

Jul 15, 2008
Gin-iro (All reviews)
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.

The very first scene shows read more
Nov 30, 2008
shadowsaiph (All reviews)
This movie, out of all the Pokemon movies, is my absolute favorite.

The story line keeps you guessing, no matter what part it is at. I could watch this movie over and over and over again, and the ending is very moving. Anyone, even those who don't like Pokemn that much, will find this story absolutely great.

They had a lot of new art, and the setting was beautiful.They had a lot of fun with the outfits (in the beginning). I did not see any art errors whatsoever.

I loved the theme song (it is my favorite one) and I loved the ending song as well. All the read more
Apr 11, 2015
Chaotic_beauty (All reviews)
Oh, Mystery of the Mew, what shall I do with you? Mew was so fricking cute in this. And Lucario was a badass. Honestly and completely unironically. Yet, with a clear conscience, I can't recommend this film. Maybe you should bother if you're an avid fan of Lucario or Mew. The movie is so ambitious, yet the script is dreadful. So, where do I start?

Better get good out of the way. Soundtrack was fine, even if not on the level of the first or fifth film. Art, on the other hand, was not fine - it was much better. Just like in the last film, read more
Aug 29, 2016
NickKennedy (All reviews)
Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, as the name implies, follows Lucario, a rare Pokémon who was sent centuries into the future by being trapped in a staff by his teacher Aaron. Lucario has been my favorite Pokémon for as long as I can remember, and this movie represents him perfectly. His relationship with Aaron is great, and his character is cool, yet endearing. This movie has so much more heart than many other Pokémon movies. It's tragic, exciting, and uplifting. The animation is also fantastic, and while the cgi has aged badly, the 2D animation allows Lucario and the others to make some really read more


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