21st Pokemon Movie ‘The Power of Us’ Coming to Theaters Around Thanksgiving!

The 21st Pokemon movie will be named The Power Of Us and will play in select theaters in the United States and internationally on November 24th, 26th, and 28th, and December 1st, which is around Thanksgiving break.

Like last year’s release of Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You, Fathom Events will be collaborating with Pokemon to bring the film to theaters. More information about participating movie theaters, screening dates, and ticketing will be announced soon.

The movie debuted in Japan earlier this month. It features a new art style and takes place in a different continuity than previous Pokemon films:

Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us tells the story of Ash and Pikachu as they journey to a small seaside town filled with a diverse set of characters, including a young athlete, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret.

Every year, the townspeople gather to celebrate the Legendary Pokemon Lugia, who brings the wind that saved the town from destruction many years ago. The festival is a time for celebration, with a Pokemon Catching Race and a ceremonial flame burning brightly to summon Lugia.

But when a series of incidents threatens not just the festival, but all the people and Pokemon who call the town home, it’s going to take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day. Will these people be able to put aside their differences and work together to rescue their town? Or will it all end in destruction?

Many who saw the film in Japan this month described it as “touching,” more about human problems, and different in style than all previous Pokemon films. That’s probably because this is the first ever Pokemon film to feature a new director. The film is also meant to appeal to the casual Pokemon fans that Pokemon GO brought to the franchise, hence the diverse cast of human characters and their “human” issues. You don’t have to be knowledgeable in Pokemon to enjoy this film, hence the film’s original Japanese title — Everyone’s Story.

The English title is an obvious throwback to the English title of the second Pokemon film, The Power of One, which also featured Lugia. Of note, the original Japanese version of that film was about everyone working together to bring the legendary treasures together. But it was the ’90s and we were in the “everyone is special” phase, so 4Kids added the “one person can make all the difference” moral and changed Ash to the “Chosen One,” which contradicted the original theme of the film in which all of the characters actively come together to help bring the world back into balance. So the English title of this new 21st movie, The Power of Us, is a pretty fitting response!

Hopefully the dub will keep Shinji Miyazaki’s original soundtrack… though TPCi has replaced all music in recent films with cheap replacements.


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  1. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    Looks very nice~ and who's cutting onions right now!? :p
     
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  2. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    looking forward to the movie promos from this. hoping for the eevee promo from the jap soundtrack.
     
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  3. Ari Aspiring Trainer
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    Can't wait! Wonder what the promos are going to be?
     
  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
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    Will this trigger the legit Zeraora and Hurricane Lugia distribution? We will find out
     
  5. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    Cheese factor 9.
     
  6. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
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    Hopefully, Pimpnite had people fooled with his stunt
     
  7. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    Hopefully we will get a dub AND Sub screenings this time. The Japanese voice cast and music for the sub of Pokemon in general are better than in the english version. That's what i believe anyway.
     
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  8. KazamEsper Aspiring Trainer
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    I saw the Power of One in theatres as a kid. It was titled Pokemon the Movie: 2000 though and it was Kids WB at the time for the English version. I can say that the battle between the Kanto legendary birds and Lugia was great.
     
  9. Volkner123 Better Pokemon trainer than Ash will ever be
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    Agreed and sub in general is better
     
  10. melvinthed Aspiring Trainer
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    Looks amazing!
     
  11. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  12. Robert Fuchs PCTGO name: Ben358358, PST zone
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    Last year they gave out the Ash Pikachu hat promo cards... do you know if there will be any promo this year? :D
     
  13. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if we’ll get a free card like last time
     
  14. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm ready for this movie. Got my Kleenex ready!
     
  15. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    Got my ticket yesterday. Currently have the only seat taken in my theater :p Will be going after Pokemon League.
     
  16. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    Sadly it seems I might have to settle for watching it on TV this go around - I'll be back in Ireland before the showing, and I don't know if I want to do a 8 hour round trip up to Dublin to watch a film for like 2 hours ^^;
     
  17. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
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    Looks good, even though I've never seen a Pokémon movie before.
     
  18. Cottonmouth25 Flying-type Enthusiast
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    I Choose You was surprisingly good, so I'm happy to say that my expectations are a little bit higher than normal for this one.
     
  19. The Power of Us? That sounds like Communist propaganda but ok.
     
  20. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Alright, I'm in! Was just wondering about when these were going on sale.