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: 7.141 (scored by 3848038,480 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2867
Members: 60,752
Favorites: 69

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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?

(Source: Official site)

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
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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


Nov 6, 2017
If we're going to be honest here, Pokémon needs no introduction, especially when it comes to the anime; a boy named Ash Ketchum gets a Pikachu - a yellow mouse - as a partner, leaves his hometown of Pallet Town, and travels the world while catching new Pokémon along the way, all while he remains ten years old. Well, what if we went all the way back to the beginning and started all over? Perhaps I'm the worst person to talk about Pokémon; I was 10 myself when I ended up being pulled along in the Pokémon craze, and by not looking back, I have ...
Dec 8, 2017
Mixed Feelings
After the bunch of generic movies that the franchise was bringing (especially XY's), this film felt like a breath of fresh air, a necessary change and an interesting experience. Even so, it could have been handled much better.

At first, the film was very ambitious, trying to mix classic elements with new elements in a single story with the classic theme of "chosen by the legendary", which is not bad, but that same ambition made the development of the film was very inconsistent: they added key elements of the first season, such as the way Ash and Pikachu became friends, Caterpie's capture and subsequent release and ...
Nov 5, 2017
Even as Pokemon movies go, this one is little more than a bare faced affront to ones intelligence. Despite all of the clear positioning of this film as one harking back to the early days of Pokemon as was clearly evident in the artistic style and most obviously the plot. If you were hoping this was because the Pokemon company were trying to appeal to an older audience of fans who have been fans for years (similar to how they did for the X and Y anime) then either you are wrong for thinking that or the Pokemon company is just completely incompetent.

Early on, ...

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Poll: Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta! Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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