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Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Kesshô-tô no teiô (original title)
In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.

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Norman J. Grossfeld (english version), Michael Haigney (english version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie / Goldeen / Vulpix (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachû (voice)
Eric Stuart ... Brock / James (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Amy Birnbaum ... Molly Hale (voice)
Dan Green ... Professor Spencer Hale / Entei (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ... Professor Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ... Lisa (voice)
Kathy Pilon Kathy Pilon ... Reporter (voice)
Peter R. Bird Peter R. Bird ... David (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ... Wobbuffet / Cyndaquil / Totodile / Mimey / Flaaffy (voice)
Ted Lewis ... Tracey Sketchit / Schuyler (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
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Storyline

Professor Shuri is a scientist looking for rare Pocket Monsters. He reads a storybook to his daughter Mi about the powerful Pokemon Entei. Shuri is currently searching for the heiroglyph Pokemon "Unknown". While searching through some ancient artifacts, Shuri awakens Unknown and is sucked into it. Mi next awakens Unknown while looking for her father. Unknown bonds with her and turns her mansion into a Crystal Tower. The crystallization begins to spread. Unknown lives to serve Mi and creates an Entei with the personality of her father to make her happy. When Mi next desires a mother, Entei kidnaps Satoshi's mother Hanako to give to Mi. Satoshi, Kasumi, Takeshi, and of course Pikachu set out to get her back. Written by Rocket Dan

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This Spring The Unknown Spells Adventure


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emperor of the Crystal Tower See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,240,752, 8 April 2001

Gross USA:

$17,052,128

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,411,275
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film it's opened in theaters in Japan on July 8, 2000. See more »

Goofs

Lee Quick's name is listed in the credits even though Officer Jenny doesn't have any lines of dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Entei: You are... mama!
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Crazy Credits

In pre-2016 releases, the movie shows the title "Pokemon 3: The Movie" between the studio logos and "Pikachu & Pichu," while the main feature shows an alternate title, "Pokemon: Spell of the Unown." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original Japanese version, Molly's (Mi's) mother's disappearance is not addressed on-screen. When the Japanese filmmakers were asked about this, they provided a detailed story about her and her absence. So Molly's mother is shown in the American version as a Pokémon researcher, like her husband, and her disappearance is explained early in the movie. The film's final credit sequence was re-edited so that the American audiences would be sure to see the return of Molly's mother and father, which is only shown in the Japanese version at the end of the final credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006) See more »

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Niji ga Umareta Hi
by Kumiko Mori
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Personal least favorite of the series; still great
28 May 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

Pokemon 3 was definitely entertaining. I will say it was not as good as I thought it was going to be, considering how the first two were insanely enjoyable kids movies, but if you liked them you are sure to like this one for the same reasons. This movie, was still, great like the others, and I enjoyed watching the newly introduced Pokemon and characters.

To me, the humor could have been left without, as usual, the sad scenes, were not as tear-jerking like in Pokemon 4Ever and the first movie, and the action was watered down a bit than what it was in the first two. There was really nothing spectacular, but every Pokemon lover has to know that it doesn't take a masterpiece to entertain, because of course the Pokemon series aren't masterpieces, but they still deliver great entertainment.

The plot to this movie was that the new legendary Pokemon, Entei, in this movie was able to speak with his mind. He was guarding over this girl Molly, for she believes he's her father. There's the Pokemon called the Unown, who are causing chaos all across this little town in the mean time. This movie's plot sounds so corny and stupid, but it's really not. This was a great film, and anybody who's fans of the first two feature length films or Pokemon in general absolutely needs to see the third and fourth installments.


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