Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) Poster


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Pokémon (1997) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (2000) (Video)

Remade as 

Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (2019)
Remake of Pokémon's first film


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
English title reference
Pokémon: Tokiwa Gym! The Last Badge! (1998) (TV Episode)
The film shows Gary's battle with Mewtwo and Mewtwo's body armor.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Aniston/Sting (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned in 'Pokemon parents' skit
Un sogno fatto in Sicilia (2000) (TV Movie)
poster shown
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Happy meals toys of the movie are seen at Mooby's restaurant.
The Ring (2002)
Vide box is breifly shown and mentioned by Film is mentioned by video cleark in movie store.
Shark Tale (2004)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Digimon: The Movie (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares "Pokemon: The Movie" to Digimon's movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time/Sex and the City 2/MacGruber (2010) (TV Episode)
A Current.com user says this is her favorite video game movie
Nostalgia Critic: Doug's 1st Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"But unlike Pokemon: The First Movie where the sequels were already made..."
Nostalgia Critic: Digimon the Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
JesuOtaku comments that this movie didn't start with a segment like the Angela Andaconda short.
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Mew is amongst the graffiti names.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
On Cinema Film Guide (2013) (Video Game)
Movie is reviewed
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
James & Mike Mondays: Super Smash Bros. Melee (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions he went to see this movie when it was in theaters upon discussing Pokemon.
The Sugarcube Critic: Mare in the Moon (2013) (TV Episode)
Nook compares Nightmare Moon's dialogue to that of Mewtwo.
Honest Game Trailers: Zelda: Ocarina of Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Character is called 'Mew2King'
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)
Neesha and Corey make a cameo in the film's opening scene.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Incredible New Record (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up by Pokematic as an animated film he guesses that surpassed $500 Million at the box office.
Nostalgia Critic: The Search for Santa Paws (2018) (TV Episode)
"They pull a Pokemon: The First Movie though, and Santa's tears somehow bring him back to life."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Grover Said WHAT?!? (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Plot elements and the time travel ending.


Pikachu's Vacation (1998) (Short)

Featured in 

Pokémon: The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin (1999) (Short)
Footage is used.
M2M: Don't Say You Love Me (1999) (Short)
One of the versions features footage from the movie.
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1999 (2000) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Troldspejlet: Episode #23.14 (2000) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Used in a segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Pokemon the Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Once Upon a Forest (2011) (TV Episode)
"Pikachu tears."
The Daily Show: Ben Lowy (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown after Herman Cain quotes lyrics from the song "The Power of One" in Pokémon the Movie 2000 (1999).
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic admits he never saw the show this was based on.
Animenia: Pokemon: The First Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Kill You with Their Mind (2014) (TV Episode)
Mewtwo gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Clones (2015) (TV Episode)
Mewtwo gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Lovable Movie Creatures (2015) (TV Episode)
Pikachu gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Movie Pets (2015) (TV Episode)
Pikachu is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movies Based on Toys (2015) (TV Episode)
Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back is #7.
Greatest Animated Movies (2016) (TV Movie)
Number 39 in the countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Pokemon Films (2016) (TV Episode)
Pokémon: The First Movie is #1.
Phelous & the Movies: Janis/Jamie, the Little Pig (2017) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Anime Abandon: Pokemon: The First Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Video Game Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The #5 pick.
A Pokémon Journey with Kunihiko Yuyama (2018) (Short)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Pokèmanji (2017) (Short)
Contains parody material of original

See also

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