Pokemon: Mewtwo! Ware wa Koko ni Ari

Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Myuutsu! I Exist Here
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ミュウツー! 我ハココニ在リ
English: Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns
German: Pokémon: Mewtu kehrt zurück
Spanish: Pokémon Mewtwo: El Regreso
French: Pokémon: Le Retour de Mewtwo
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 30, 2000
Producers: Studio Jack
Licensors: 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.071 (scored by 4722447,224 users)
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Ranked: #39082
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Popularity: #2452
Members: 79,127
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The Team Rocket leader, Giovanni, has found Mewtwo in a remote area of the Johto region. As Giovanni tries to re-capture Mewtwo, Ash and his friends are kidnapped by Domino, a new Team Rocket member, while trying to rescue Pikachu from Jessie and James. The Clone Pokemon are also captured and are then used as bait for Mewtwo. The situation then becomes a battle between the wills of Mewtwo and Giovanni; and Mewtwo also tries to discover if it and the clones have a purpose in life, even though they are products of science.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Mitsuishi, Kotono


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko


Yamadera, Kouichi


Haigney, Michael
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Mori, Takemoto
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
''OK!'' by Rika Matsumoto

Ending Theme

"Boku no Best Friend e (ぼくのベストフレンドへ)" by Iwasaki Hiromi


Nov 14, 2022
OG Team Rocket action. I'm a big fan of Giovanni and to just not know about this movie would be a complete missed opportunity. In Mewtwo Returns, Giovanni leads his Team Rocket force with helicopters and machines to attack and control Mewtwo. We see just how evil and ambitious Giovanni is as he is determined to bend Mewtwo's will to his own will even if it would destroy Mewtwo. Just like that Giovanni is such the epic and interesting boss. He is more than after capturing strong Pokémon, Pokémon are only a tool and Giovanni would subdue with power all that will serve his plan ...
Dec 1, 2011
This might have been the first Pokemon movie I ever saw. Which, must have been abit confusing for me when I first watched it, since this is kind of a sequel to another Pokemon movie. But, honestly, the movies made up most of the Pokemon watching I ever did(I was more into collecting the cards), other than afew episodes which I was able to watch. My review may not be 100% accurate, since it was quite afew years ago that I watched it, and I watched the English version, which might have been mildly edited, even though I doubt it. So, this is where I ...
Aug 31, 2018
Mixed Feelings
A mediocre TV special.
The death knell was the storyline. After witnessing an epic revenge plot, an epic quest to save the world, and an epic complex story about the Unown, having a plot be a generic "Guy wants to capture Pokemon" plot was extremely underwhelming, and it didn't engage me at all and had several plot holes.

But it wasn't all bad! Mewtwo remained an amazing villain, and his dialogue was outstanding. The animation was good, especially the great ending, and the fights were good throughout (no knock your socks off ones like most of the movies though). There was also some funny bits.

But as ...

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Poll: Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns Episode 1 Discussion
Tombo - Jan 22, 2012
8 repliesby KaiserVonGogureo »»
Jun 24, 5:14 PM
Why is the runtime 74 minutes?
FutureMeat - Jan 17, 2023
1 repliesby Codonaine »»
Jan 17, 2023 7:45 AM
Mewtwo Returns is so much better than Mewtwo Strikes Back
iamKetranLang - Jan 6, 2022
2 repliesby localcolour »»
Jan 7, 2022 9:04 AM