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Top 5 Pokemon Movie Moments

Gotta Catch ‘Em All On The Big Screen

Just like its series counterpart, the Pokemon film franchise shows no sign of stopping. Starting off back in the late nineties, Ash and company’s cinematic adventures have continued to come out like clockwork. Not all of them have managed to hit the mark, especially in recent years, but that certainly hasn’t stopped them from continuing to try and change things up. Given how Pokemon the Movie: Everyone’s Story looks set to reimagine the events of the second film, what better time to look back on Pikachu’s classic movie exploits?

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#5: The Kiss
“Pokemon Heroes” (2002)

The moment that was as hilarious as it was a tad unsettling. After aiding Latias and Latios in preventing the greedy antics of two thieves, Ash and company get ready to head back on the road to continue their adventures, only to be stopped at the last second by their new friend Bianca, who promptly proceeds to give him a goodbye kiss. This is obviously nothing new for Pallet Town’s number one ladykiller, but what’s most significant is that the film had previously established Latias had the ability to transform into Bianca. Sooooo…did he just hit on by a Pokemon? Either way, Brock’s reaction is the best!

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#4: Legendary Brawl
“Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages” (2015)

What happens when a Pokemon movie throws everything plus the kitchen sink into one fight scene? You get a royal rumble featuring more legendaries than we know what to do with. As Hoopa and Hoopa Unbound finally go toe to toe, they summon all manner of iconic Pokemon to their side to aid them in the coming fight. Sure, Unbound has the likes of Kyogre, Groudon and the three dragons of Unova working for him, but that hasn’t got a patch on the likes of a Shiny Mega Rayquaza. We’re surprised the world didn’t get blown up to be honest…

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#3: The Frozen One
“Pokemon: The Movie 2000” (1999)

After being informed that he’s actually something of a messiah, Ash has no choice but to help Lugia bring peace to the world before a deadly case of climate change utterly decimates it. On his way to secure the three treasures, he finds himself getting some unexpected help from Team Rocket as they use a speedboat to dash across the frozen landscape. Of course, they also have to avoid the untamed fury of Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno as they try to decide who truly is top bird. The work of Pokemon Jesus is never done.

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#2: Into The Unknown
“Pokemon 3: The Movie” (2000)

By far the darkest entry in the franchise, Ash finds himself having to take on an Entei conjured up by the mysterious Unown, who have started to turn the wishes of a grief-stricken young girl into reality. As a result, not only has it started to cause chaos amongst the town, but also leads to Ash’s own mother being kidnapped. This all leads to the oddly emotional battle the violently protective Entei and Ash’s Charizard . One thing is for sure, that girl is going to need a lot of therapy.

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#1: The Death of Ash
“Pokemon: The First Movie” (1998)

While fake-out deaths would go on to become something of a staple for the film franchise, this was the one that caught everyone off guard. Heartbroken to see both Pokemon and their doppelgangers fighting for no reason, Ash tries to stop the fighting by throwing himself inbetween Mewtwo and Mew’s attacks. Unsurprisingly, this leaves him a little worse for wear, eventually getting turned to stone. Sure, nowadays the tears of Pokemon bringing him back from the brink of oblivion is unbearably cheesy, but for 90s kids this was the most shocking thing every put on TV!

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Be sure to check out the video below to see our picks for the Top 10 Pokemon Battles from The Animated Show.