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Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios
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Japan July 13, 2002
United States May 16, 2003
Home video
Japan December 20, 2002
United States January 20, 2004*
English themes
Opening Believe in Me
Ending You & Me & Pokémon
Pikachu (I Choose You)
The Time Has Come
My Best Friends
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター2002 (映画EDIT)
Ending ひとりぼっちじゃない
United States G
Great Britain U
Ireland G
Canada G
Quebec G
Japan G
Germany 6
Australia G
New Zealand G

Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 護神 ラティアスとラティオス Pocket Monsters the Movie - Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios; officially known as The Guardians of the City of Water / 水の都の護神 in Japan), also known simply as Pokémon Heroes, is the fifth Pokémon movie and the final original series movie. It features Latios and Latias.

It was released in Japan on July 13, 2002. Distributed on limited release by Miramax Films, it opened in select American theaters on May 16, 2003. It was released on VHS and DVD in the United States on January 20, 2004. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment released the movie on Blu-ray (along with Destiny Deoxys on the same disc) on May 15, 2011.

Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias was shown with the Pikachu short Camp Pikachu.

Other posters and DVD covers

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


Every year the city of Alto Mare holds a special Water Pokémon race through its canal streets—and this time around, Ash and Misty are top competitors! Even though he doesn't win, Ash still finds his own special place in the heart of a mysterious girl that he rescues from two roguish women. But this isn't any ordinary girl—it's actually the Legendary Latias in disguise!

Ash gets a special peek into the secret world of Latios and Latias, but this world is soon threatened by the two women from before—Annie and Oakley—who are after the two Legendary Pokémon, as well as a mysterious jewel called the Soul Dew. These elements combined will let them control a powerful machine that normally protects against danger. When the machine malfunctions, though, it not only puts Latios and Latias at serious risk, but the entire city of Alto Mare!


Annie and Oakley, two members of Team Rocket, are determined to control the Soul Dew, a special jewel with immense power. Their overnight library heist proves successful, with Oakley quickly locating her target, an ancient book. Oakley is particularly focused on the final chapter, informing Annie that a special machine known as the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare, or DMA for short, requires the Soul Dew to work. They leave their kiss-printed calling card and a rose to be discovered by the security guard while they escape. Annie and Oakley zip line into their waiting rocket-propelled vehicle, heading for their next destination, the canal city of Alto Mare, Johto.

On the day of the annual Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race through the canals of Alto Mare arrives. Hoping to claim victory, Ash enters with his Totodile, while traveling companion Misty and her Corsola are competing as well. Brock, caring for Pikachu and Togepi, is amongst the crowd watching from a towering bridge. Brock quickly becomes distracted by a beautiful girl and accidentally pushes Pikachu off the bridge. Pikachu, however, is caught by Ash as he passes underneath and quickly repositions himself on Ash’s shoulder. The race quickly becomes a three-tied event between Ash, Misty, and last year's winner Ross. As they round the sharp turns, they accidentally splash the Team Rocket trio whose alfresco meal is spoiled by the crashing wake. At one point, Ash falls off his chariot while making a bend, and he quickly loses his lead when other contestants race past him. The help of a mysterious invisible Pokémon, a Latias, helps Ash and Totodile make a speedy comeback into a top-three position. Ash cannot understand Totodile's sudden boost of energy. However, Ash's chances of winning are dashed when Latias's older brother, a Latios, intervenes and pulls Ash and Latias off-track. Latios eventually pulls Latias away from the water chariot, sending Ash and Totodile crashing in the process. Ross and Misty, meanwhile, both reach the finish line. Reviewing the footage, the judges notice that Corsola's horn narrowly reaches the finish line first, giving Misty the title of the year's Tour de Alto Mare winner. Ross congratulates Misty on the victory and also offers to show her around town.

Ross, also a local gondolier, gives Ash and his friends a gondola-guided tour of Alto Mare. Misty admires her glass medallion prize, which Ross says depicts the guardians of Alto Mare, Latias, and Latios. She spots the two guardians on a pair of stone columns in the main city square. Ross adds that people never see the guardians anymore, namely because Alto Mare is now peaceful. Ash and the others wonder if they will get a chance to meet them.

Meanwhile, Annie and Oakley, are scanning the main piazza for any signs of Latias or Latios. Oakley reveals that the Eon duo can transform into anything, even people, to remain undiscovered. Their special camera soon spots Latias disguised as a girl, so Annie and Oakley turn on their speedboat and zero in on their target. The Rocket trio, meanwhile, is enjoying some gelato when the wake from Annie and Oakley's speeding boat washes over them. James immediately recognizes the pair as fellow Team Rocket members, and Jessie realizes that some secret operation must be happening. The trio agrees to follow Annie and Oakley, hoping to thwart their plot and take all the credit for themselves. Ross, later drops the group off on the shore, informing them about some of the local attractions including a local gelateria. Pikachu becomes side-tracked after spotting a local water pump, and he decides to have a drink. A young girl turns on the water and Pikachu promptly takes a sip. Ash rushes over to call Pikachu back, but the young girl suddenly stares intensely at him, much to his surprise. As she runs off down an alleyway, Ash simply shrugs off the odd encounter. Annie and Oakley trail the girl, with their special glasses confirming it is Latias in disguise, before ambushing her with their Espeon and Ariados. The commotion piques Pikachu's interest, leading Ash directly to the confrontation. Ash intervenes and breaks the "girl" free of Ariados's sticky web.

Annie orders her Espeon to teach Ash a lesson, and a zap of Psybeam injures him. Ash retaliates, having Pikachu use Thunderbolt on the Rocket duo and their Pokémon. Annie subsequently falls into the canal and frustrated about her outfit being ruined, she orders the Pokémon to go after Latias and Ash. Espeon and Ariados pursue their targets through Alto Mare's laneways, though Ash and the “girl” manage to outrun them. The girl grabs Ash by the hand, guiding him back to where they started, the piazza with the drinking fountain. Brock and Misty call out to Ash, asking where he has been. Ash turns around, only to find the girl has disappeared.

Ash reunites with his friends, and they decide to visit the Alto Mare Museum. Inside, Ash notices the skeletal remains of a Pokémon embedded in the tiled floor. The curator, Lorenzo, introduces himself and reveals that there are two Pokémon, a Kabutops and an Aerodactyl, which are reminders of Alto Mare's past. He guides the group through to the DMA, or Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare, which was built to protect Alto Mare. History tells that an evil Pokémon Trainer and their Pokémon terrorized the town. He explains that the original Latios came to the city, using his powers to drown the evil Pokémon and turn the streets into canals. Ash spots the girl from before, accidentally touching the DMA in his moment of distraction. Ash hurriedly leaves his friends and Lorenzo to follow after the girl, all while Annie and Oakley spy on him with their flying surveillance cameras. Ash confronts the girl, however, she denies knowing him at all, much to his confusion. He soon loses track of her after running through some laneways, only for "her" to gesture for him to follow. The "girl" leads Ash through more laneways and a brick wall to a hidden location.

Ash and Pikachu step out from the darkness to find themselves now standing in the Secret Garden, incredibly landscaped and bursting with wild Pokémon. The "girl" appears again, leading Ash and Pikachu to find her swinging by herself on a swing. Ash is attacked by an invisible force, Latios who is determined to keep outsiders away. Pikachu fails to land an attack and is knocked backward by Latios's speed. The "girl" stands in Latios's path, preventing him from knocking Ash over as well. Ash instantly recognizes Latios from the statues that he saw earlier. More confusingly, an identical-looking girl, wearing a white beret, appears. As the girl orders Latios to attack the intruder, Lorenzo from the museum arrives to stop the confrontation. The "girl" who protected Ash decides to play with him, pushing him onto the rope swing before revealing herself to be a Latias in disguise. Latios meanwhile apologizes to Pikachu with a gentle lick to the face before the two start playing around together. The real girl, named Bianca, apologizes to Ash, while her grandfather Lorenzo offers clarity of the situation. Bianca reveals that Latias has the unique ability to transform, and she often disguises herself as her, as they are best friends. Latias and Latios show off one of their other abilities, sight-sharing which enables them to show each other exactly what they are seeing. Afterward, Lorenzo explains that he has taken care of Latias and Latios ever since they were babies. The pair were left orphaned by their father, Latios, who sacrificed his life to protect Alto Mare from the evil Trainer. A collage of stone tiles tells the story in more detail while Lorenzo shows Ash the precious Soul Dew, said to contain Latios's soul and the power to destroy Alto Mare, housed in a pool of pure water. Lorenzo asks Ash to keep the secret garden and location of the Soul Dew a secret, and he agrees. With it getting late, Ash and Pikachu decide to leave the Secret Garden, much to Latias's dismay as she still wants to keep playing. Lorenzo takes Ash through a shortcut via his gondola workshop, while Bianca takes Ash the rest of the way by boat. Ash takes the opportunity to ask Bianca about the two girls who were chasing her before. Bianca is confused at first but realizes that it must have been Latias who was being pursued, which proves more concerning for her.

Overnight, Annie and Oakley leap across the rooftops of Alto Mare to remain undetected. The Rocket trio, meanwhile goes after them, until they fail to make one jump and land on a lamp post. The unannounced arrival of Wobbuffet makes the situation more precarious, as his added weight leads the post to break, sending Team Rocket plummeting to the ground. Annie sends her Espeon to subdue Lorenzo, who is busily carving a gondola in his workshop. Annie and Oakley pass through to the Secret Garden. Latios quickly detects the threat and tries to attack the girls, but they simply cartwheel out of the way. Latias and Latios become invisible, a surprising technique for Annie and Oakley to witness. However, the Rocket agents are fully prepared and don their special glasses to keep track of their targets. Espeon zeroes in on Latias, attacking her with a Swift attack. Ariados follows on with Night Shade, striking Latias first then Latios who tries to intercept. Oakley goes on to capture Latios in a sticky net, delivering a painful shock to Latios. Latias tries to ambush Espeon, only to be knocked down by a Psybeam attack. Annie calls for a follow-up Tackle, but Latios manages to slide in its path. To subdue Latios, Espeon and Ariados use Psychic and String Shot on him. Latios orders Latias to get away, and Latias heeds her brother's warning and flees into the canals. Oakley isn't bothered by Latias's escape, adding that Latios's power plus the Soul Dew should be enough. She manages to grab the Soul Dew from the pool, allowing Annie to examine it for a moment. Oakley turns her attention to the etched mismatched tiles nearby, and using a computer program to analyze and decipher it, she discovers that it is an operational manual for the DMA.

Lorenzo and Bianca rush over to the sacred pool, discovering that the Soul Dew is now missing. Fearing something bad is about to unfold, they rush over to the museum to confront the culprits. Just ahead, Annie and Oakley reach the DMA inside the museum. Ariados tosses the exhausted Latios into a circular-marked area. A swirling cage appears and carries Latios high into the air and begins to activate the DMA with his absorbed power. The protective gates around the mechanism disappear into the ground, with the control panel clearly in sight. Lorenzo and Bianca arrive but are quickly subdued by another of Espeon's Psychic attacks and Ariados's sticky web keeps them tied up. Oakley proceeds to place the Soul Dew into the designated holder, and the DMA swings into life.

Latias, meanwhile, has fled to the local Pokémon Center to ask for Ash's help, quickly transforming herself into Bianca. Pikachu alerts everyone to Latias's arrival, and Ash explains the peculiar situation to Brock and Misty. Latias reveals her true form at Ash's request, stunning both Brock and Misty. Latias soon receives a sight-sharing transmission from Latios at the museum, alerting Ash and friends to some of Annie and Oakley's evil schemes. Ash sees that Lorenzo and Bianca have been tied up, while the Soul Dew has been taken. Oakley greedily steps into the control pod by herself and ignores Lorenzo's protests as she resurrects the Aerodactyl and Kabutops that once threatened Alto Mare. The two evil Fossil Pokémon, with oddly yellow eyes, are ordered to capture Latias. The sight-sharing comes to an abrupt end, and the group realizes they will have to act quickly. Oakley begins a city-wide lockdown, using the DMA to effectively seal Alto Mare up with gates. Metal gates spring from seemingly nowhere, closing off the laneways and balconies. Ash and Pikachu leap into the canal below, while Latias manages to escape just in time. Ash, determined to save Alto Mare and Latios, soon finds a gondola and orders Latias to help guide him to the museum. They are soon ambushed by the resurrected Aerodactyl, who grabs Latias with its feet. Ash leaps onto it before ordering Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, which works in freeing Latias and Ash. Aerodactyl fires off a Hyper Beam, destroying the gondola and nearly drowning Ash, until Latias's interventions. As Latias begins carrying Ash and Pikachu through the canals, Ash notices a water chariot lying nearby. Hitching Latias to the pulley, Ash is pulled through the canals with ease, even managing to lose Aerodactyl after making a turn down a narrow waterway.

Back at the Pokémon Center, Misty and Brock have scaled some of the obstacles, but remain trapped by the metal gates. Noting that Ash managed to leave all of his other Pokémon behind, Brock and Misty send out Crobat, Politoed and Corsola to assist in the meantime. The Pokémon reinforcements arrive just in time, saving Ash from the resurrected Kabutops and its sharp scythes. As Ash and Latias near the museum, Oakley sends a wall of water their way. Latias uses Safeguard, saving herself and Ash from drowning. This consequently causes the DMA to go haywire, trapping Oakley inside as its controls are overwhelmed. The crystal blue-colored Soul Dew transforms into a murky orb and the machine begins to demand more power from Latios. Ash and Latias soon arrive, with Lorenzo and Bianca quickly freed from their holds while Latias tries to help her brother Latios. After trying to charge at the spherical cage holding Latios several times, Latias is eventually able to overpower it while Ash and the others pull Latios free. The DMA stops swinging around wildly, while Oakley comes to her senses from being overcome by the controls. Annie decides they should make their getaway, and Oakley simply agrees. Annie goes to retrieve the Soul Dew from the DMA, however, this causes the special jewel to break and she is thrown into the control pod by the resulting wave of energy. The hatch seals shut, trapping Annie and Oakley inside while the DMA reactivates, now pulsing with red energy. Misty and Brock reach the museum as this all unfolds. Lorenzo proclaims that the prophecy is coming true, declaring that the Soul Dew has been out of the water for far too long, so the waterways across Alto Mare will be consequently drained.

As warned, the waters all recede from Alto Mare. Lorenzo, however, warns that a far worse event is ahead. Latias and Latios sense the next threat, a tsunami wave that is due to hit the city. The Eon siblings rush directly into the wake and disperse it with their immense powers, appearing like a giant blue orb. The now fast-moving currents begin replenishing the canals and waterways, while the Rocket trio is washed away. Latios, however, is exhausted and has expended all of his power. Like his father before him, he has made the ultimate sacrifice to save the city of Alto Mare. A bright blue beam of light appears in the sky, signaling Latios has departed from the world. The effects of the DMA begin to settle, with the resurrected Pokémon returning to their places at the museum, and the barricades across the city now disappearing.

As the day breaks, Lorenzo takes Bianca and the others out to sea to search for Latios and Latias. A wild Mantine and a pair of Chinchou carry the exhausted Latias directly to their gondola. Bianca is glad to be reunited with one of them, but cannot help but wonder about Latios’s whereabouts. Latias gestures up at the sky, and Bianca realizes that the blue light up to the sky was Latios. Lorenzo reveals that Latios, like his father, gave his life to save Alto Mare. The gesture leaves everyone feeling somber and cold. Latias receives a sight-sharing transmission, allowing everyone to see from Latios's perspective; the world from space, and finally complete darkness. Bianca receives a new Soul Dew, a final gift from Latios, before everyone is returned to the gondola. Afterward, the new Soul Dew is placed back in the Secret Garden pool, with Lorenzo and Bianca thanking Latios for his great sacrifice.

Later, Ash, Misty, and Brock prepare to continue on their journey across Johto. They boat passed Lorenzo's workshop to thank him and say goodbye. Lorenzo calls out to Bianca, but with no answer, he concludes that she must have already left for the market. He wishes them luck anyhow, and the group moves on. As Ash and the others speed off, Ash spots Bianca or Latias in disguise waving to him from one of the other laneways and orders the driver to pull over. Bianca or Latias runs over to the pier to give Ash a parting gift, a sketch, and what appears to be a kiss on the cheek. He calls out only for her to run off. Misty and the others are left stunned by the surprise kiss but are also left wondering whether that was Bianca who left her hat behind or Latias in disguise. Ash, however, is unfazed. He unwraps the drawing to see that it is of him and Pikachu together before their boat continues. Pikachu soon spots something up in the sky, Latias and two Latios flying overhead in formation, bringing smiles to everyone's faces.

Back at the museum, Lorenzo is busily ordering repair work on the DMA. Meanwhile, Officer Jenny and her force place Annie and Oakley under arrest, after the two are discovered trapped inside the DMA. Housed in a maximum security facility, the Rocket duo now wear prison stripes and read books on precious artifacts that they hope to one day steal.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the history page.






Ash 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
Misty Rachael Lillis Kasumi Mayumi Iizuka カスミ 飯塚雅弓
Togepi Satomi Koorogi Togepi Satomi Koorogi トゲピー こおろぎさとみ
Brock Eric Stuart Takeshi Yūji Ueda タケシ うえだ ゆうじ
Jessie Rachael Lillis Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Eric Stuart Kojirō Shin-ichiro 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
Bianca Tara Jayne Kanon Fumiko Orikasa カノン 折笠富美子
Latias Megumi Hayashibara Latias Megumi Hayashibara ラティアス 林原めぐみ
Latios Megumi Hayashibara Latios Masashi Ebara ラティオス 江原正士
Annie Megan Hollingshead Zanner Uno Kanda ザンナー 神田うの
Oakley Lisa Ortiz Lions Yumiko Shaku リオン 釈由美子
Lorenzo Wayne Grayson Vongole Yūzō Gucci ボンゴレ グッチ裕三
Ross Michael Sinterniklaas Rossi Kōichi Yamadera ロッシ 山寺宏一
Narration Ken Gates Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇


Main article: Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios Music Collection

Manga adaptation

Main article: Guardian Gods of the City of Water: Latias and Latios (manga)


Alto Mare at sunset
  • This movie was released between EP256 and EP257 in Japan.
  • Celebi: The Voice of the Forest was released internationally after this movie was released in Japan.
  • This movie uses the exact same intro as Celebi: The Voice of the Forest in the dub, as this movie's intro was actually made first. This also makes this movie the first Pokémon movie to begin with a "World of Pokémon" sequence in the Japanese version.
  • This is the first movie not to feature a remixed version of the season's theme song during the opening credits; instead, an extended version of Believe in Me with no new lyrics is played.
  • This is the first movie in Japan to use a different opening theme than the opening used at the time in the main series; in this case, using the 2002 remix of Aim to Be a Pokémon Master rather than Ready Go!, which had been used in the anime for four months by the time of the movie's release.
  • Director Kunihiko Yuyama traveled to Venice, Italy for inspiration when designing Alto Mare.
    • This explains why the characters say ciao and arrivederci, as well as the names of Bianca and Lorenzo.
  • This movie begins the tradition of featuring a next-generation Pokémon during the last movie in the current generation's series. This trend would last until Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, exactly one day before this movie's seventeenth anniversary.
  • This is the first movie in which Team Rocket has no contact with the main characters. It is also the first movie in which they are not the last characters to appear before the ending credits.
  • The English dub mentions that an Aerodactyl and Kabutops both drowned. Though the Rock/Flying-type Aerodactyl may have drowned, it is highly unlikely that the Rock/Water-type Kabutops would have.
  • The reanimated Aerodactyl and Kabutops most likely is a reference on the fossils visible on display in the Pewter City Museum in the games that had been released at the time (and possibly reference MissingNo. and its use of the fossils' sprites as two of its forms as well).
Cyrillic characters on Oakley's computer
  • Cyrillic characters appear on the right side of Oakley's computer screen while she is deciphering the code on the stone plates.
  • In this movie, just like its predecessor Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, Team Rocket lands on a protruding object that only breaks when Wobbuffet comes out of his Poké Ball.
  • In a reference to The Power of One, Annie and Oakley read about Lawrence III in prison during the ending credits.
  • This is the first movie to feature the permanent death of a Pokémon, in this case Latios.
  • Misty refers to the Pokémon world as Earth during Latios's final sight sharing.
  • Images of Mewtwo, Lugia, Entei, and Celebi are hidden in this movie, referencing Pokémon featured in the previous movies.
  • This is the last Pokémon movie to receive a theatrical release outside of Japan until White—Victini and Zekrom, nearly nine years later.
  • This is the fourth Pokémon movie to air on Toon Disney. The first three were Jirachi: Wish Maker, Destiny Deoxys, and Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.
  • This is the last movie to feature Misty as part of the group.
  • This is one of the first two Pokémon movies to be available on Blu-ray, in a two-pack with Destiny Deoxys, in May 2011.
  • Although the main series switched its animation process to digital animation by this point, this movie, along with the entirety of the Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire movies, were still made with inked-and-painted cels. This changed with the release of The Rise of Darkrai in 2007, which was the first movie to be completely made with digital animation.
  • The covers of VHS and DVD releases of the movie refer to the movie as Pokémon Heroes: The Movie.
  • The events of this movie are potentially referenced in The Semi-Final Frontier!, as in that episode, Ash immediately recognized Latios.
  • This is the last movie to be animated by OLM. Team Koitabashi animated the movies from the sixth to the sixteenth.
  • In a February 2021 poll held by the official Pokémon website, this movie was voted the most popular movie of the original series.[1]
  • This is the final movie to have a different fanfare for the CGI title sequence in the Japanese and dubbed versions.


  • During the opening scene, Brock narrates how Ash met Pikachu as the events of the first episode are shown with new animation, but fraught with inconsistencies and errors.
    • Ash is pictured fully clothed when he receives Pikachu, but he was in his pajamas at that point in the episode. Also in this scene, Pikachu's Poké Ball surges with electricity as Ash holds it and Pikachu shakes his head after being released, neither of which occur in the episode.
    • In the very next scene, Ash and Pikachu are running on foot from the flock of Spearow while a storm covers the sky, but the storm doesn't occur until after Ash takes Misty's bike in the episode.
    • Ash's hat faces forward during this entire cinematic, even while Ash and Pikachu are lying on the ground after defeating the Spearow. In the episode, he turns it backward right before jumping into the river with Pikachu and it stays that way for the rest of the episode (except for the very end, when his hat erroneously flips back and forth between scenes).
  • When Oakley is typing on her computer, several keys on the keyboard disappear and reappear.
  • In the Finnish dub, the narrator's opening lines before Tour de Alto Mare starts are read by the race announcer instead.

Dub edits

Scene that did not appear in the English dub
  • Brock narrates the opening of the movie instead of the narrator.
  • The entire backstory of the movie was changed in the dub. A segment of approximately two minutes, which told the story of the origin of the Soul Dew in Alto Mare's ancient history, was cut. This cut also removed the reference to the fact that many Latios and Latias visited and left Alto Mare frequently, causing some confusion to dub watchers when two Latios and a Latias appeared in the credits. This scene is very unique because the animation was done in a storybook-like fashion, something that was only done in the fourteenth movie, when it did appear in the dub.
    • A replacement backstory was added in the form of a story about an evil Trainer who once attacked the people of the city with a Kabutops and Aerodactyl until Latios brought water to the town, drowning the evil Pokémon and turning the streets into canals. Lorenzo also mentions having witnessed the evil Trainer's misdeeds, thus giving him a more personal investment in protecting Latios and Latias.
    • Due to this change of backstory, in the dub version, the DMA was built in Lorenzo's lifetime after the city was attacked. In the original, the DMA was built in ancient times when the city was founded, and Lorenzo states that the people of Alto Mare in the modern day don't know how it works.
  • In the dub, the Soul Dew is the soul of Latias and Latios's father rather than the soul of one of their ancestors.
  • In the dub version, the Soul Dew causes the water to leave Alto Mare from being out of the water for too long. In the original, Lorenzo states that the Soul Dew can not be used by someone with an evil heart, or it will lead to the destruction of the city, and the Soul Dew's murky color and it breaking when Annie touches it are due to Oakley's evil heart misusing its power, causing the tidal wave.
  • The dub makes Annie and Oakley members of Team Rocket, but in the original version, the two are working independently and never mention a relationship with Team Rocket or Giovanni.
  • In the original version, Annie and Oakley are sisters and reference growing up together when they're stuck in the DMA at the end of the movie, with Oakley complaining about how when they were children, Annie evolved Oakley's Gloom into a Vileplume, even though Oakley wanted it to become a Bellossom. This was removed in the dub, where Annie and Oakley's relationship is never specified.
  • Masashi Ebara and Megumi Hayashibara provide the voices for Latios and Latias in the Japanese version, but Hayashibara provides each Pokémon's voice in the English dub. As a result, Latios's voice sounds like a less feminine Latias.
  • An intense blue tint is applied, making most of the colors much darker than in the original version.
  • When Ash meets Latias in her human form by the water fountain, he thanks her for helping Pikachu out with the water in the original Japanese version, while in the English dub, he asks Pikachu if he didn't want the ice cream he and his friends had bought off-screen.

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