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'''Pokémon 3: The Movie: Spell of the Unown''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|結晶塔|けっしょうとう}}の{{tt|帝王|ていおう}} ENTEI''' ''Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei''; officially ''Lord of the "Unknown" Tower'' in Japan) is the 3rd Pokémon movie, and 3rd of all Pokémon movies. It was first in Japanese theaters on July 8, 2000. It then made its way to North American theaters on April 6, 2001.
'''Pokémon 3: The Movie: Spell of the Unown''' (Japanese: '''結晶塔の帝王''' ''Kessho-tō no Teiō'', ''Emperor of the Crystal Tower'', subtitle '''Lord of the Unknown Tower''') is the 3rd Pocket Monsters movie, and 3rd of all Pokémon movies. It was first in Japanese theaters on July 8, 2000. It then made its way to North American theaters on April 6, 2001.
 
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
 
{{spoilers}}
 
{{spoilers}}
Spell of the Unown
 
   
Professor Spencer Hale, once one of Professor Oak's top students and a good friend of the Ketchum family, is obsessed with discovering the secret behind the mysterious glyph-like Pokémon called Unown. One day while investigating some ruins, he disappears after encountering the enigmatic creatures, leaving his only daughter, Molly, alone and lonely back at his mansion. When a shipment of tiles from the ruins arrive at the mansion, the girl's depression and desire for companionship invokes the Unown trapped within them. As Molly wishes, they use their reality-warping powers to seal off the mansion and the surrounding valley of Greenfield in crystals and create an image of the legendary Pokémon Entei to stand in for her father. When Molly wishes for a mother (who had also vanished), Entei kidnaps Ash's mother Delia and brainwashes her into thinking she is the girl's mother, prompting Ash to charge head-first into the mansion on a rescue mission to not only save Delia, but also everyone else from the increasingly destructive powers of the Unown, who are more and more manipulated by Molly's impulses and feelings, crystallizing more and more of the environment within the mansion's vicinity.
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Professor [[Spencer Hale]], once one of [[Professor Oak]]'s top students and a good friend of the Ketchum family, is obsessed with discovering the secret behind the mysterious glyph-like Pokémon called {{p|Unown}}. One day while investigating some ruins, he disappears after encountering the enigmatic creatures, leaving his only daughter, [[Molly Hale|Molly]], alone back at his mansion.
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When a shipment of tiles from the ruins arrive at the mansion, the poor girl's depression and desire for companionship invokes the Unown trapped within them. As Molly wishes, they use their reality-warping powers to seal off the mansion and the surrounding valley of [[Greenfield]] in crystals and create an illusion of the [[legendary Pokémon]] {{p|Entei}} to stand in for her father. When Molly wishes for a mother (who had also vanished), Entei kidnaps {{Ash}}'s mother [[Delia Ketchum|Delia]] (who was not too far from the mansion, visiting the nearby town with Professor Oak and Ash's group) and brainwashes her into thinking she is the girl's mother, prompting Ash to charge head-first into the mansion on a rescue mission to not only save Delia, but also everyone else from the increasingly destructive powers of the Unown, who are more and more manipulated by Molly's impulses and feelings, crystallizing more and more of the environment within the mansion's vicinity.
   
Molly notices that Ash, Brock, and Misty are trying to enter the mansion. Delia sees this too and when she sees Ash, she snaps out of her trance. Molly proceeds to deal with the intruders by approaching them with a projection of sorts. When Brock says that she is too young, Molly "makes" herself older with Entei's power. Brock then challenges her first to a Pokémon battle, but loses to her own versions of super-powerful Pokémon, called Crystal Pokémon, created by Entei. Ash and Misty are about to head up the second set of stairs when they are encountered by the older Molly again, but this time Misty takes her challenge. Surprised that Misty is old enough to be a Gym Leader, Molly readjusts her age to match Misty's. She also changes the arena to an underwater setting, but even with the new advantage underwater, Misty still loses to Molly's Crystal Pokémon. Climbing the final set of stairs, Ash finally finds Delia with the real Molly, who is sleeping.
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Molly notices that Ash, [[Brock]], and [[Misty]] are trying to enter the mansion. Delia sees this too and when she sees Ash, she snaps out of her trance. Molly proceeds to deal with the intruders by approaching them with a projection of sorts. Since she is afraid that she is too young to be a Pokémon trainer, Molly "makes" herself older with the power of the Unown. As Molly meets Ash and his friends, she challenges them to a Pokémon battle and Brock accepts this challenge in order to let Ash and Misty gain enough time to save Delia, but loses to her own versions of super-powerful Pokémon, called Crystal Pokémon, created by the Unown according to Molly's wish. Ash and Misty are about to head up the second set of stairs when they are encountered by the older Molly again, but this time Misty takes her challenge. Surprised that the pre-teen Misty is old enough to be a Gym Leader, Molly restores her real age. She also changes the arena to an underwater setting, and they battle with their water Pokémon.
   
Delia is surprised to see Ash and with him, tries to convince Molly to leave and return to reality. However, Ash is then confronted by Entei who viciously defends Molly's feelings. Forced into battle, Ash uses Totodile and Cyndaquil against Entei but the two are easily beaten. Pikachu is not as easily defeated, and puts up a valiant fight against Entei. Ash's Charizard, who had seen Ash in trouble on Liza's television earlier and decided to help, returns from the Charicific Valley to save Ash and Pikachu after Entei sends them flying. Ash then mounts Charizard as Entei engages them, and a spectacular battle erupts. Charizard is more evenly-matched against Entei, and the two Pokémon throw everything they have at each other. At one point, Ash tries to talk Entei out of fighting to do what's best for Molly, but Entei persists. Just as Entei is about to unleash a powerful blast at point blank range to finish Charizard off, Molly stops him, and decides she wants to live in reality again.
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Climbing the final set of stairs, Ash finally finds Delia with the real Molly, who is sleeping. Delia is surprised to see Ash, both of them attempt to convince Molly to leave and return to reality. However, Ash is then confronted by Entei who viciously defends Molly's feelings. Forced into battle, Ash uses {{TP|Ash|Totodile}} and {{TP|Ash|Cyndaquil}} against Entei but the two are easily beaten. Pikachu is not as easily defeated, and puts up a valiant fight against Entei. [[Ash's Charizard]], who had seen Ash in trouble on Liza's television earlier and decided to help, returns from the [[Charicific Valley]] to save Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} after Entei sends them flying. Ash then mounts Charizard as Entei engages them, and a spectacular battle erupts.
   
However, the Unown start to lose control of their combined Psychic powers after having fed off so much of Molly's feelings. Entei is forced to attack his creators in order to restore peace. With help from Pikachu and Charizard, Entei manages to penetrate the Unowns's shield and then stops their spell by hitting them with a Fire Blast. Entei bids farewell to Molly, telling her to keep him close in her dreams as he fades away. The Unown return to their dimension, releasing Professor Hale into the ruins he disappeared from. The group go outside and find that Greenfield has returned to normal. Team Rocket, trapped up in a tower with Wobbuffet for the duration of the movie, announce that they can attempt to be heroes next time and bid farewell with a cry of "Team Rocket's fading out again!"
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Charizard is more evenly-matched against Entei, and the two Pokémon throw everything they have at each other. At one point, Ash again tries to talk Entei out of fighting to do what's best for Molly, but Entei persists. Just as Entei is about to unleash a powerful blast at point blank range to finish Charizard off, Molly stops him, and decides she wants to live in reality again.
   
In the credits, Charizard leaves to return to Charicific Valley, and Molly acquires a real Teddiursa along with the return of her mother and father.
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However, the Unown start to lose control of their combined Psychic powers after having fed off so much of Molly's feelings. Entei is forced to attack his creators in order to restore peace. With help from Pikachu and Charizard, Entei manages to penetrate the Unowns's shield and then stops their spell by hitting them with a {{m|Fire Blast}}. Entei bids farewell to Molly, telling her to keep him close in her dreams as he fades away. The Unown return to their dimension, releasing Professor Hale into the ruins he disappeared from. The group go outside and find that Greenfield has returned to normal. [[Team Rocket]], trapped up in a tower with {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} for the duration of the movie, announce that they can attempt to be heroes next time and bid farewell with a cry of "Team Rocket's fading out again!"
   
==Important characters==
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In the credits, Charizard leaves to return to Charicific Valley, and Molly acquires a real {{p|Teddiursa}} along with the return of her mother and father.
   
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==Characters==
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===Human===
 
* [[Ash Ketchum]]
 
* [[Ash Ketchum]]
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* [[Misty]]
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* [[Brock]]
 
* [[Spencer Hale]]
 
* [[Spencer Hale]]
* [[Molly Hale|Molly]]
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* [[Molly Hale]]
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* Molly's mother
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* [[Schuyler]]
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* {{mov|Lisa}}
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* [[Jessie]]
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* [[James]]
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* [[Officer Jenny]]
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* [[Nurse Joy]]
 
* [[Delia Ketchum]]
 
* [[Delia Ketchum]]
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* [[Tracey Sketchit]]
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* [[Professor Oak]]
   
==Featured Pokémon==
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===Pokémon===
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* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
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* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
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* {{p|Togepi}} ({{OP|Misty|Togepi}})
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* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{OP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
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* {{p|Bulbasaur}} ({{OP|Ash|Bulbasaur}})
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* {{p|Chikorita}} ({{OP|Ash|Chikorita}})
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* {{p|Cyndaquil}} ({{OP|Ash|Cyndaquil}})
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* {{p|Totodile}} ({{OP|Ash|Totodile}})
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* {{p|Noctowl}} ({{OP|Ash|Noctowl}})
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* {{p|Goldeen}} ({{OP|Misty|Goldeen}})
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* {{p|Staryu}} ({{OP|Misty|Staryu}})
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* {{p|Onix}} ({{OP|Brock|Onix}})
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* {{p|Zubat}} ({{OP|Brock|Zubat}})
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* {{p|Vulpix}} ({{OP|Brock|Vulpix}})
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* {{p|Entei}} ([[Entei (Spell of the Unown)|illusion created by the Unown]])
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* {{p|Unown}} ([[Unown (Spell of the Unown)|anime]])
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* {{p|Charizard}} ({{OP|Ash|Charizard}})
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* {{p|Teddiursa}} ([[Molly Hale|Molly's]])
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* {{p|Teddiursa}} (Molly's; illusion created by the Unown)
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* {{p|Flaaffy}} (Molly's; illusion created by the Unown)
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* {{p|Phanpy}} (Molly's; illusion created by the Unown)
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* {{p|Mantine}} (Molly's; illusion created by the Unown)
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* {{p|Kingdra}} (Molly's; illusion created by the Unown)
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* {{p|Aipom}} ({{mov|Lisa}}'s)
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* {{p|Girafarig}} ({{mov|Lisa}}'s)
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* {{p|Quagsire}} ({{mov|Lisa}}'s)
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* {{p|Granbull}} ({{mov|Lisa}}'s)
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* {{p|Butterfree}} ({{mov|Lisa}}'s)
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* {{p|Mankey}} ({{mov|Lisa}}'s)
   
* {{p|Unown}}
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===Debuts===
* {{p|Entei}}
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* {{p|Entei}}
* [[Ash's Charizard|Charizard]]
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* {{p|Unown}}
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* {{p|Teddiursa}}
==Movie guide==
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* {{p|Flaaffy}}
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* {{p|Phanpy}}
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* {{p|Mantine}}
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* {{p|Kingdra}}
==Character introductions==
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* {{p|Aipom}}
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* {{p|Granbull}}
*[[Lisa (movie)|Lisa]]
 
 
==Pokémon debuts==
 
 
* Unown
 
* Entei
 
* Mantine
 
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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| width="21%" lang="ja" | 松本梨香
 
| width="21%" lang="ja" | 松本梨香
 
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! [[Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu]]
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! {{AP|Pikachu}}
 
| [[Ikue Ohtani]]
 
| [[Ikue Ohtani]]
 
! Pikachu
 
! Pikachu
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! Kasumi
 
! Kasumi
 
| [[Mayumi Iizuka]]
 
| [[Mayumi Iizuka]]
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! lang="ja" | カスミ
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| lang="ja" | 飯塚雅弓
 
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! [[Jessie]]
 
! [[Jessie]]
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| lang="ja" | 三木眞一郎
 
| lang="ja" | 三木眞一郎
 
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! [[Meowth (Team Rocket)|Meowth]]
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! {{MTR}}
 
| [[Maddie Blaustein]]
 
| [[Maddie Blaustein]]
 
! Nyarth
 
! Nyarth
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| [[Dan Green]]
 
| [[Dan Green]]
 
! Entei
 
! Entei
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| Naoto Takena
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! lang="ja" | エンテイ
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| lang="ja" | 竹中直人
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Molly Hale]]
 
! [[Molly Hale]]
 
| [[Amy Birnbaum]]
 
| [[Amy Birnbaum]]
! Snowdon
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! Me Snowdon
| Akiko Yajima
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| [[Akiko Yajima]]
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! lang="ja" | ミー・スノードン
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| lang="ja" | 矢島晶子
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Spencer Hale]]
 
! [[Spencer Hale]]
 
| [[Dan Green]]
 
| [[Dan Green]]
! Shurī-Hakase Snowdon
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! Sully Snowdon
 
| Naoto Takenaka
 
| Naoto Takenaka
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! lang="ja" | シュリー・スノードン博士
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| lang="ja" | 竹中直人
 
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! [[Skyler]]
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! {{mov|Lisa}}
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| [[Lisa Ortiz]]
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! Rin
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| Ai Katō
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! lang="ja" | リン
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| lang="ja" | 加藤あい
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! [[Schuyler]]
 
| [[Ted Lewis]]
 
| [[Ted Lewis]]
! Jon
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! John
 
| Hirohide Yakumaru
 
| Hirohide Yakumaru
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! lang="ja" | ジョン
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| lang="ja" | 薬丸裕英
 
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! [[Delia Ketchum]]
 
! [[Delia Ketchum]]
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! Hanako
 
! Hanako
 
| Masami Toyoshima
 
| Masami Toyoshima
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! lang="ja" | ハナコ
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| lang="ja" | 豊島まさみ
 
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! [[Professor Oak]]
 
! [[Professor Oak]]
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! Dr. Ōkido
 
! Dr. Ōkido
 
| [[Unshō Ishizuka]]
 
| [[Unshō Ishizuka]]
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! lang="ja" | オーキド博士
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| lang="ja" | 石塚運昇
 
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! [[Tracey Sketchit]]
 
! [[Tracey Sketchit]]
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! Kenji
 
! Kenji
 
| [[Tomokazu Seki]]
 
| [[Tomokazu Seki]]
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! lang="ja" | ケンジ
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| lang="ja" | 関智一
 
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! {{an|David}}
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! David
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| [[Kōichi Yamadera]]
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! lang="ja" | デイビット
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| lang="ja" | 山寺宏一
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! [[Narrator|Narration]]
 
! [[Narrator|Narration]]
 
| [[Ken Gates]]
 
| [[Ken Gates]]
 
! Narration
 
! Narration
 
| Unshō Ishizuka
 
| Unshō Ishizuka
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! lang="ja" | ナレーション
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| lang="ja" | 石塚運昇
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
[[Image:Unreleased Unown.jpg|thumb|right|Unknown Unown]]
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[[Image:6c40mdv 2.jpg|thumb|Beautifly?]]
*Two [[Pokémon Doll]]s in Molly's room, {{p|Phanpy}} and {{p|Teddiursa}}, are later imagined as her own Pokémon, when she battles against Misty and Brock. Even later on, in the credits, she gets her own Teddiursa.
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[[Image:Unreleased Unown.jpg|left|thumb|Unknown Unown]]
*The movie's title, ''Spell of the Unown'', refers to both the fact that the crystal covering much of [[Greenfield]] is made by a spell that the Unown have made, but as well that Unown are able to be used to literally spell out words and phrases, which Molly does with the tiles.
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* This movie premiered in Japan between the episodes between ''[[EP155|The Forest Grumps]]'' and ''[[EP156|The Psychic Sidekicks]]''. Judging by the storyline, it takes place after ''[[EP154|Fowl Play]]'', because [[Ash's Noctowl]] is present, but before ''[[EP165|Hassle In The Castle]]'', because [[Brock's Golbat]] is still a {{p|Zubat}}, so its premiere took place in proper time.
*Some of the Unown that appear on Professor Oak's computer are, as of yet, [[Unreleased Pokémon|unreleased]]. However, since they're just drawings, it is possible that they don't really exist in [[Pokémon world]].
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* The movie's title, ''Spell of the Unown'', refers to both the fact that the crystal covering much of [[Greenfield]] is made by a spell that the Unown have made, but as well that Unown are able to be used to literally spell out words and phrases, which Molly does with the tiles.
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* Some of the Unown that appear on Professor Oak's computer are, as of yet, [[Unreleased Pokémon|unreleased]]. However, since they're just drawings, it is possible that they don't really exist in {{g|world}}.
 
* The Unown at the bottom of the cover spell out Entei. This is most likely because of his large role in the movie.
 
* The Unown at the bottom of the cover spell out Entei. This is most likely because of his large role in the movie.
*A picture in Molly's book has similar wings to a {{p|Beautifly}}. [[Image:6c40mdv 2.jpg|right|thumb|Beautifly?]]
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* A picture in Molly's book has similar wings to a {{p|Beautifly}}.
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* This is the only [[original series]] movie not to feature a {{type2|Psychic}} [[legendary Pokémon]] as the main Pokémon, although 4Kids obviously (incorrectly) believed {{p|Entei}} to be a Psychic-type at the time.
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* Jessie and James [[Breaking the fourth wall|break the fourth wall]] twice during the movie: first they do so when they sneak past [[Brock]] and Molly battling against each other, by asking if they'd have more important a role in the next movie, and again when saving Ash from falling, by saying that without him they wouldn't be in show business.
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* This is the only movie besides [[Pokémon 4Ever]] not to feature any [[Uber]]s, although {{p|Celebi}} was deemed an Uber in Generation {{Gen|II}}.
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* Professor Oak's computer's taskbar area features Energy symbols from the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
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* At the end James holds a rose for the first time in several seasons.
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[[Image:Spell_Of_The_Unown-Hale-s_Report.jpg|thumb|The report from Prof. Hale]]
   
==Errors==
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===Errors===
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* For some reason, the report from Prof. Hale about the Unown contains numerous mistakes. Not only is the word ''Unown'' spelled with ''k'', but there are also other obvious mistakes (e.g. ''careful'' with two ''l'', ''Pokémon'' without the acute accent on ''e'', a confusion of singular and plural in the second and the fifth items, a misspelling of ''telepathy'', and numerous grammatical errors). It seems to be a rough translation of Japanese. The Unown misspelling doesn't happen again until ''[[DP060|Journey to the Unknown!]]'', 8 seasons later, with a different dub team. This, however, was fixed in future airings, spelling Unown properly.
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* Unown is in Molly's book of [[legendary Pokémon]], when it is not a legendary Pokémon. (Although in the Pokémon world, Unown may be considered the characters of legend, similar to {{p|Arcanine}}.)
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* In the Region 2 DVD commentary, [[Michael Haigney]] incorrectly states that Entei can talk due to it being a {{2t|Fire|Psychic}}-type, whereas Entei is a pure Fire-type (its ability to talk is a result of it being created by the Unown).
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* In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Misty states that she was the {{ci|Vermilion}} Gym Leader, instead of {{ci|Cerulean}} Gym Leader.
   
==Dub edits==
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===Dub edits===
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* Originally, the scene where Spencer Hale returns from the Unown world was part of the end credits. For the dub, this scene was moved after Greenfield was restored and before the scene where Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, Charizard and Molly come out from the mansion after Greenfield's restoration (the 4Kids staff stated that they did this because some kids leave the theaters without watching the credits. Therefore the producers were worried that if the audience did leave before watching the credits, then they would assume the film ended with Molly still being left as an orphan).
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* In the original, Spencer Hale's wife left him due to his obsession with discovering the secrets of the Unown. However, in the dub, her absence was explained as her having gone missing while studying the Unown.
   
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===In other languages===
 
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* Dutch: '''Pokémon 3: In De Greep van de Unown!'''
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* {{tt|Chinese|Hong Kong and Taiwan}}: '''{{tt|結晶塔之帝王|The King of the Crystal Tower}}'''
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* German: '''{{tt|Pokémon 3 - Im Bann der Icognito|Pokémon 3 - In the embrace of Icognito}}'''
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* Korean: '''{{tt|결정탑의 제왕|The Emperor of the Crystal Tower}}'''
nexttitle=Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi: Voice of the Forest |
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* Polish: '''{{tt|Pokémon 3 - Zaklęcie Unown|Pokémon 3 - The Unown Curse}}'''
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* Brazilian Portuguese: '''{{tt|Pokémon 3 - O Feitiço dos Unown|Pokémon 3 - The Spell of Unown}}'''
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* European Portuguese: '''{{tt|A magia dos Unowns|The magic of Unown}}'''
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* {{tt|Spanish|Iberian and Latin American}}: '''{{tt|El Hechizo de los Unown|The Spell of the Unown}}'''
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* Finnish: '''{{tt|Pokémon 3 - Unownien Loitsu/(Kristallitorni)|Pokémon 3 -Spell of the Unown/(the Crystaltower) [TV only] }}'''
   
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==External links==
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*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266860/ ''Pokémon 3: The Movie'' at IMDb]
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[[fr:Le sort des Zarbi]]
 
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Spell of the Unown
結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei
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Premiere
Japan July 8, 2000
United States April 6, 2001
Home video
Japan {{{jpvid}}}
United States {{{usvid}}}
English themes
Opening {{{enop}}}
Ending {{{ened}}}
Japanese themes
Opening jaop
Ending jaed
Ratings
United States G
Great Britain U
Ireland G
Canada PG
Quebec G
Japan General
Germany 6
Australia PG
New Zealand PG

Pokémon 3: The Movie: Spell of the Unown (Japanese: 結晶塔帝王 ENTEI Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei; officially Lord of the "Unknown" Tower in Japan) is the 3rd Pokémon movie, and 3rd of all Pokémon movies. It was first in Japanese theaters on July 8, 2000. It then made its way to North American theaters on April 6, 2001.

Synopsis

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Professor Spencer Hale, once one of Professor Oak's top students and a good friend of the Ketchum family, is obsessed with discovering the secret behind the mysterious glyph-like Pokémon called Unown. One day while investigating some ruins, he disappears after encountering the enigmatic creatures, leaving his only daughter, Molly, alone back at his mansion.

When a shipment of tiles from the ruins arrive at the mansion, the poor girl's depression and desire for companionship invokes the Unown trapped within them. As Molly wishes, they use their reality-warping powers to seal off the mansion and the surrounding valley of Greenfield in crystals and create an illusion of the legendary Pokémon Entei to stand in for her father. When Molly wishes for a mother (who had also vanished), Entei kidnaps Ash's mother Delia (who was not too far from the mansion, visiting the nearby town with Professor Oak and Ash's group) and brainwashes her into thinking she is the girl's mother, prompting Ash to charge head-first into the mansion on a rescue mission to not only save Delia, but also everyone else from the increasingly destructive powers of the Unown, who are more and more manipulated by Molly's impulses and feelings, crystallizing more and more of the environment within the mansion's vicinity.

Molly notices that Ash, Brock, and Misty are trying to enter the mansion. Delia sees this too and when she sees Ash, she snaps out of her trance. Molly proceeds to deal with the intruders by approaching them with a projection of sorts. Since she is afraid that she is too young to be a Pokémon trainer, Molly "makes" herself older with the power of the Unown. As Molly meets Ash and his friends, she challenges them to a Pokémon battle and Brock accepts this challenge in order to let Ash and Misty gain enough time to save Delia, but loses to her own versions of super-powerful Pokémon, called Crystal Pokémon, created by the Unown according to Molly's wish. Ash and Misty are about to head up the second set of stairs when they are encountered by the older Molly again, but this time Misty takes her challenge. Surprised that the pre-teen Misty is old enough to be a Gym Leader, Molly restores her real age. She also changes the arena to an underwater setting, and they battle with their water Pokémon.

Climbing the final set of stairs, Ash finally finds Delia with the real Molly, who is sleeping. Delia is surprised to see Ash, both of them attempt to convince Molly to leave and return to reality. However, Ash is then confronted by Entei who viciously defends Molly's feelings. Forced into battle, Ash uses Totodile and Cyndaquil against Entei but the two are easily beaten. Pikachu is not as easily defeated, and puts up a valiant fight against Entei. Ash's Charizard, who had seen Ash in trouble on Liza's television earlier and decided to help, returns from the Charicific Valley to save Ash and Pikachu after Entei sends them flying. Ash then mounts Charizard as Entei engages them, and a spectacular battle erupts.

Charizard is more evenly-matched against Entei, and the two Pokémon throw everything they have at each other. At one point, Ash again tries to talk Entei out of fighting to do what's best for Molly, but Entei persists. Just as Entei is about to unleash a powerful blast at point blank range to finish Charizard off, Molly stops him, and decides she wants to live in reality again.

However, the Unown start to lose control of their combined Psychic powers after having fed off so much of Molly's feelings. Entei is forced to attack his creators in order to restore peace. With help from Pikachu and Charizard, Entei manages to penetrate the Unowns's shield and then stops their spell by hitting them with a Fire Blast. Entei bids farewell to Molly, telling her to keep him close in her dreams as he fades away. The Unown return to their dimension, releasing Professor Hale into the ruins he disappeared from. The group go outside and find that Greenfield has returned to normal. Team Rocket, trapped up in a tower with Wobbuffet for the duration of the movie, announce that they can attempt to be heroes next time and bid farewell with a cry of "Team Rocket's fading out again!"

In the credits, Charizard leaves to return to Charicific Valley, and Molly acquires a real Teddiursa along with the return of her mother and father.

Characters

Human

Pokémon

Debuts

Cast

出演
Ash Ketchum Veronica Taylor Satoshi Rica Matsumoto サトシ 松本梨香
Pikachu Ikue Ohtani Pikachu Ikue Ohtani ピカチュウ 大谷育江
Brock Eric Stuart Takeshi Yūji Ueda タケシ うえだ ゆうじ
Misty Rachael Lillis Kasumi Mayumi Iizuka カスミ 飯塚雅弓
Jessie Rachael Lillis Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Eric Stuart Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Maddie Blaustein Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Entei Dan Green Entei Naoto Takena エンテイ 竹中直人
Molly Hale Amy Birnbaum Me Snowdon Akiko Yajima ミー・スノードン 矢島晶子
Spencer Hale Dan Green Sully Snowdon Naoto Takenaka シュリー・スノードン博士 竹中直人
Lisa Lisa Ortiz Rin Ai Katō リン 加藤あい
Schuyler Ted Lewis John Hirohide Yakumaru ジョン 薬丸裕英
Delia Ketchum Veronica Taylor Hanako Masami Toyoshima ハナコ 豊島まさみ
Professor Oak Stan Hart Dr. Ōkido Unshō Ishizuka オーキド博士 石塚運昇
Tracey Sketchit Ted Lewis Kenji Tomokazu Seki ケンジ 関智一
David David Kōichi Yamadera デイビット 山寺宏一
Narration Ken Gates Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇

Trivia

  • This movie premiered in Japan between the episodes between The Forest Grumps and The Psychic Sidekicks. Judging by the storyline, it takes place after Fowl Play, because Ash's Noctowl is present, but before Hassle In The Castle, because Brock's Golbat is still a Zubat, so its premiere took place in proper time.
  • The movie's title, Spell of the Unown, refers to both the fact that the crystal covering much of Greenfield is made by a spell that the Unown have made, but as well that Unown are able to be used to literally spell out words and phrases, which Molly does with the tiles.
  • Some of the Unown that appear on Professor Oak's computer are, as of yet, unreleased. However, since they're just drawings, it is possible that they don't really exist in Pokémon world.
  • The Unown at the bottom of the cover spell out Entei. This is most likely because of his large role in the movie.
  • A picture in Molly's book has similar wings to a Beautifly.
  • This is the only original series movie not to feature a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon as the main Pokémon, although 4Kids obviously (incorrectly) believed Entei to be a Psychic-type at the time.
  • Jessie and James break the fourth wall twice during the movie: first they do so when they sneak past Brock and Molly battling against each other, by asking if they'd have more important a role in the next movie, and again when saving Ash from falling, by saying that without him they wouldn't be in show business.
  • This is the only movie besides Pokémon 4Ever not to feature any Ubers, although Celebi was deemed an Uber in Generation II.
  • Professor Oak's computer's taskbar area features Energy symbols from the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
  • At the end James holds a rose for the first time in several seasons.

Errors

  • For some reason, the report from Prof. Hale about the Unown contains numerous mistakes. Not only is the word Unown spelled with k, but there are also other obvious mistakes (e.g. careful with two l, Pokémon without the acute accent on e, a confusion of singular and plural in the second and the fifth items, a misspelling of telepathy, and numerous grammatical errors). It seems to be a rough translation of Japanese. The Unown misspelling doesn't happen again until Journey to the Unknown!, 8 seasons later, with a different dub team. This, however, was fixed in future airings, spelling Unown properly.
  • Unown is in Molly's book of legendary Pokémon, when it is not a legendary Pokémon. (Although in the Pokémon world, Unown may be considered the characters of legend, similar to Arcanine.)
  • In the Region 2 DVD commentary, Michael Haigney incorrectly states that Entei can talk due to it being a Fire/Psychic-type, whereas Entei is a pure Fire-type (its ability to talk is a result of it being created by the Unown).
  • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Misty states that she was the Vermilion Gym Leader, instead of Cerulean Gym Leader.

Dub edits

  • Originally, the scene where Spencer Hale returns from the Unown world was part of the end credits. For the dub, this scene was moved after Greenfield was restored and before the scene where Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, Charizard and Molly come out from the mansion after Greenfield's restoration (the 4Kids staff stated that they did this because some kids leave the theaters without watching the credits. Therefore the producers were worried that if the audience did leave before watching the credits, then they would assume the film ended with Molly still being left as an orphan).
  • In the original, Spencer Hale's wife left him due to his obsession with discovering the secrets of the Unown. However, in the dub, her absence was explained as her having gone missing while studying the Unown.

In other languages

  • Dutch: Pokémon 3: In De Greep van de Unown!
  • Chinese: 結晶塔之帝王
  • German: Pokémon 3 - Im Bann der Icognito
  • Korean: 결정탑의 제왕
  • Polish: Pokémon 3 - Zaklęcie Unown
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Pokémon 3 - O Feitiço dos Unown
  • European Portuguese: A magia dos Unowns
  • Spanish: El Hechizo de los Unown
  • Finnish: Pokémon 3 - Unownien Loitsu/(Kristallitorni)

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