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| The Power of Us|
みんなの物語 Everyone's Story
|| July 13, 2018
| United States
|| November 24, 2018
| Home video
|| December 19, 2018
| United States
| English themes
| Japanese themes
| United States
| Great Britain
| New Zealand
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター みんなの物語 Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story; officially known as Pokémon the Movie: Everyone's Story in Japan) is the twenty-first Pokémon movie overall. It was released in Japan on July 13, 2018, and received a limited release in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, and Canada starting on November 24, 2018, and in Australia and New Zealand starting on November 25, 2018. The English dub was first screened in Singapore on November 12, 2018, followed by a release in Singaporean theaters beginning November 15, 2018. It will premiere on Disney XD on December 8, 2018.
It was first revealed in a teaser trailer that aired on Oha Suta in Japan on December 10, 2017. A full trailer was later released on February 27, 2018. A new trailer was released on April 9, 2018, officially revealing Zeraora to have a role in the film.
It follows the alternate continuity established in I Choose You!.
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In Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, Ash and Pikachu journey to a seaside city filled with a delightful cast of characters, including a young athlete, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret. They're sure to encounter unique challenges and plenty of thrilling Pokémon battles while learning the value of teamwork and putting aside their differences.
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- Main article: Everyone's Story Music Collection
The March 2018 edition of CoroCoro revealed that the movie's special distribution to Generation VII games in Japan would be a Lugia. It is at level 100 and possesses its Hidden Ability Multiscale, as well as the moves Aeroblast, Defog, Tailwind, and Hurricane, the latter of which it cannot normally learn. It is nicknamed "Wind Lugia" in reference to its role in the Wind Festival in the film. It was distributed via serial codes that were distributed from April 13 to July 12, 2018 by pre-booking tickets to the movie, with the codes themselves being redeemable until September 30.
The June 2018 edition of CoroCoro revealed that Zeraora would be distributed at showings of the movie from July 13 to September 30. It is at level 50 and possesses the moves Plasma Fists, Thunder Punch, Close Combat, and Thunder, and holds an Air Balloon. Its stats match the Zeraora shown in a special Battle Video in April. A disc for the Pokémon Ga-Olé arcade game was also distributed.
- Main article: Pocket Monsters the Movie: Everyone's Story Side Story - Episode Zeraora
- This movie was released between A Young Royal Flame Ignites! and All They Want to Do is Dance Dance! in Japan.
- Ash is seen using the fewest Pokémon in this movie than in any other, with Pikachu being his only known Pokémon under his ownership.
- This is the first Pokémon movie where:
- It is released on a Friday in Japan; all previous movies were released on a Saturday.
- Kunihiko Yuyama is not the director.
- Ash is not seen to be traveling with anyone.
- None of Ash's friends from the main series make an appearance of any kind.
- Ash is seen owning a Pokémon (either temporary or main) that he didn't own in the main series.
- Any talking Pokémon other than Meowth are not featured since Destiny Deoxys, during the Advanced Generation series.
- Team Rocket was directly responsible for its conflict. In prior movies, Team Rocket either acted as comic relief or otherwise attempted to help quell the conflict.
- The English title of the movie is a reference to the English title of the second movie; both movies also feature a Lugia.
- This is the last movie to feature Unshō Ishizuka prior to his death in 2018.
- This is the first movie since Mewtwo Strikes Back to have a post-credits scene.
- This is the first movie since Genesect and the Legend Awakened to have its dub retain the original soundtrack.
- In American theaters, the movie was preceded by each dubbed opening theme for the TV series, exclusive Who's That Pokémon? segments, clip medleys of Jigglypuff and Pikachu set to electric guitar music, episodes of Pokémon Generations, and an interview video with Kunihiko Yuyama on directing the Pokémon movies and Rob Letterman on Detective Pikachu. UK showings omitted all bar the Generations episodes and interview, but included advertisements for the UK Pokémon magazine and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, and a trailer for Detective Pikachu.
- Fathom Events also held a promotion to issue free tickets for Regal and AMC showings to those who supplied a Pokémon-related teamwork story befitting the theme of the movie via various sites.
In other languages
- ↑ A snippet on pokemon.co.jp during the movie's announcement reading, "A new adventure, started by 'I Choose You!'. The latest info on the 2018 Pokemon movie is finally revealed!"