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M19 : Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
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I Choose You!
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Japan July 15, 2017
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Opening めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary-
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(Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた! Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!; officially known as Pokémon the Movie 20: I choose you! in Japan) is the twentieth Pokémon movie overall. It will premiere with Japanese vocals and French subtitles at Japan Expo on July 6, 2017, and will be released in Japan on July 15, 2017.

It was first revealed in a teaser trailer that aired on Oha Suta in Japan on December 15, 2016. The full trailer was later released on March 2, 2017. A new trailer was released on April 8, 2017, officially revealing Marshadow to have a role in the film.

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Ash Ketchum, from Pallet Town, is 10 years old today, which means he’s now old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash dreams big about the adventures he will experience after receiving his first Pokémon from Professor Oak... Yet, on the morning of his birthday, he sleeps in and is late at the Professor’s laboratory. Unfortunately, almost all the Pokémon are already gone. The only one left is Pikachu, and he doesn’t seem to like Ash much. ("You don’t like me?" Ash asks. "I like you a lot!") But the bond between the two will get stronger and stronger, and, on the first day of their journey, they see the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh fly over them and they find one of its feathers. Then Ash and Pikachu promise each other: "Someday, we will set on a journey to find this Pokémon!"

In their journey to achieve Ash’s dream of becoming a Pokémon Master, he meets other Trainers, Souji and Makoto, and Ash hears for the first time about Ho-Oh’s legend: "The rainbow feather will show you the way to Ho-Oh, and the one to follow it will become the Hero of the Legend." Followed closely by the Mythical Pokémon Marshadow, Ash goes to Mount Tensei to fight his powerful rival. Will Ash and Pikachu reach the top of the mountain and honor the promise they made when starting their journey? The adventure only begins!


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Ash Sarah Natochenny 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
Jessie Michele Knotz Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Carter Cathcart Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Carter Cathcart Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Narration Rodger Parsons Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by
Professor Oak Carter Cathcart Dr. Okido Unshō Ishizuka オーキド博士 石塚運昇
Nurse Joy Joy Shōko Nakagawa ジョーイ 中川翔子
Souji Souji Kanata Hongō ソウジ 本郷奏多
Makoto Makoto Shiori Sato マコト 佐藤栞里
Bonjī Bonjī Arata Furuta ボンジイ 古田新太
Cross Cross クロス
Marshadow Marshadow Kōichi Yamadera マーシャドー 山寺宏一
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh ホウオウ



Original Cap Pikachu and the Pikashunium Z
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CoroCoro revealed that the special distribution for the movie is Pikachu in a cap, which will be distributed to those who pre-book tickets to the film. There are six variants for this special Pikachu, each based on one of the various anime series Ash was in. Regardless of variant, it will come with a serial code that will unlock the special Pikashunium Z, which allows Pikachu to perform the exclusive 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt Z-Move. In order:

  • Original Cap Pikachu is distributed between April 15 and May 1;
  • Hoenn Cap Pikachu is distributed between May 3 and May 15;
  • Sinnoh Cap Pikachu is distributed between May 17 and May 29;
  • Unova Cap Pikachu is distributed between May 31 and June 12;
  • Kalos Cap Pikachu is distributed between June 14 and June 26;
  • Alola Cap Pikachu is distributed between June 28 and July 17;

In addition, the Pikachu in a cap variants will be redistributed at a later date post-film release. Specifically:

  • Original Cap Pikachu is distributed between July 19 and July 31;
  • Hoenn Cap Pikachu is distributed between August 2 and August 14;
  • Sinnoh Cap Pikachu is distributed between August 16 and August 28;
  • Unova Cap Pikachu is distributed between August 30 and September 11;
  • Kalos Cap Pikachu is distributed between September 13 and September 25;
  • Alola Cap Pikachu is distributed between September 27 and October 9;

The player can only redeem a pre-ticket code booklet once, but the codes themselves can be redeemed as many times as needed.

In addition, the same day the second trailer for the movie came out, it revealed that Marshadow will be a distributable Pokémon. CoroCoro also revealed that it will also distribute a special Ho-Oh for the movie.

Manga adaptations

Main article: Get Fired Up, Marshadow!
Main article: Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! (manga)

A short promotion manga was included with the May 2017 issue of CoroCoro. Another tie-in manga called Get Fired Up, Marshadow! was included with the July 2017 issue of CoroCoro, this manga takes place before Marshadow meets Ash and his friends in the movie.

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