The latest Pokémon anime film, titled Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, was released in Japan on July 13, 2018. Now, courtesy of Fathom Events, fans in the U.S. will be able to watch it in theaters on November 24, 26, and 28, as well as December 1, 2018.
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us is a sequel to Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! which was released 2017 and became a financial success. I Choose You! also marked the debut of a rebooted anime franchise existing in a separate universe than the anime series. However, Ash and Pikachu are still the main protagonists.
You will be able to catch The Power of Us in theaters for a limited time on November 24, 26, and 28. The anime film will also be shown on December 1, 2018.
Here’s the synopsis for The Power of Us:
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us tells the story of Ash and Pikachu as they journey to a small seaside town filled with a diverse set of characters, including a young athlete, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret.
Every year, the townspeople gather to celebrate the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that saved the town from destruction many years ago. The festival is a time for celebration, with a Pokémon Catching Race and a ceremonial flame burning brightly to summon Lugia. But when a series of incidents threatens not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon who call the town home, it’s going to take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day. Will these people be able to put aside their differences and work together to rescue their town? Or will it all end in destruction?
A new mythical (electric-type) Pokémon named Zeraora made its anime debuted in The Power of Us.
Here’s the trailer!
As of writing this, the Sun and Moon anime series has aired 83 episodes in Japan. Ash’s original companions Brock and Misty also guest starred for two episodes. Brock showed off his Mega Steelix while Misty introduced her Mega Gyarados.
Head on over to Fathom Events for information about participating theatre locations and ticketing dates.
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