Pokemon Movie 20: Kimi ni Kimeta!

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

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Synonyms: Pokemon Movie 20
Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた!
English: Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
Spanish: Pokémon Película 20: ¡Te elijo a ti!
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2017
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.161 (scored by 3808538,085 users)
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Ranked: #39882
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Popularity: #2848
Members: 60,078
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When Satoshi oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Pokémon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Satoshi and Pikachu become close friends and true partners—and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Pokémon Houou in flight, they make plans to seek it out together, guided by the Rainbow Wing it leaves behind.

Trainers Makoto and Souji join Satoshi on his journey. Along the way, Satoshi catches an abandoned Hitokage, raises a Pokémon from Caterpie to Butterfree and then releases it to follow its heart, and meets the mysterious Mythical Pokémon Marshadow. When they near their goal, the arrogant Cross—Hitokage’s former Trainer—stands in their way! Can Satoshi and Pikachu defeat this powerful Trainer and reach Houou as they promised, or will their journey end here?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Katou, Hiroyuki
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Inaba, Yuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Mezase Pokemon Master -20th Anniversary- (めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary)" by Rica Matsumoto


Jun 6, 2022
This review will try it's best to be spoiler-free.

To anyone curious about this film, it's more or less a "soft-reboot" of the original Pokémon anime. Catered towards a younger generation, giving them some sort of idea what Ash's adventures were when it first aired (all the while giving its own take on the said journey).

Any veteran Pokémon fan would somewhat be disappointed by the cast of characters as they're no longer the original familiar faces we grew up with, but take note that this film is for the newer Pokémon fans. It's a fresh take on Ash's journey per se.

Story: 6/10
The flow somewhat has the ...
Mar 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings
*** minor spoilers? ***

This movie rehashes the first Pokémon season(s), more or less, but instead of a fresh start, it feels like a repeat performance with slight tweaks – like one of those recap episodes in the middle of a season. The plot is disjointed. Knowing how amazing characters the first seasons of the TV show had, these ones here and the relationships they try to create with the main character, feel very weak and underdeveloped – not to mention incredibly rushed.

Also, I cringed at talking Pikachu.

So many parallels to the original Pokémon movie, but not making any of it better.

I hear there’s going to ...
Jan 1, 2019
"Hey let's rewrite everyone's childhood memory of the series with a reboot movie that only focus on two Pokemon of Ash's team and screw everything else" - TPC

Such a shameless excuse for a movie.

Ash had Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charizard, now they removed all of them except for two for no reason.

The story is basically the same but they replaced interesting and fun characters (Misty and Brock) with bland, dull and boring characters that do nothing to the plot and literally are just there to show their Lucario and Piplup to sell merchs.

Charizard story is a retelling for the worse.
Pikachu is cringy and an annoying ...

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