We promised we’d share any and all news that comes regarding the Pokémon: I Choose You movie and this is us keeping that promise!
Following the release of two new trailers/commercials for the upcoming 20th Pokémon movie, as well as Marshadow getting an official showing, an official summary has also been given and since Serebii has shared such translation by Adamant, we’re going to be sharing that translation right here, along with the new footage. Please enjoy:
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To all Pokémon fans: This is the story of the duo’s “meeting” and “promise”. This is the creation of the 20th anniversary movie! Pocket Monsters, or “Pokémon” for short: Mysterious lifeforms that hide many secrets. There are still many things we don’t know about their ecology. Even today, Pokémon Trainers continue their adventures with the aim of encountering Pokémon never before seen…
Ash, a boy living in Pallet Town, greeted the morning of his 10th birthday, the day he could become qualified to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash’s heart was filled with a desire for Pokémon he has never seen before and a world he has never seen before, but while he was meant to be given a Pokémon that would become his partner at the Oak Laboratories, he ended up severely oversleeping, and all that was left for him was a single Pikachu, a Pokémon that did not get attached to humans. “Do you hate me? I like you!” Even though the two were at odds with one another, their friendship deepened little by little, and as they looked up at the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh that flew through the sky on the day they set off, Ash and Pikachu swore an oath as they held one of its Rainbow Wings: “Let’s go meet it together one day!” And thus, Pikachu and Ash, who set off on his journey to become the world’s greatest Pokémon Master, end up meeting the Trainers Makoto and Soji on their way before getting told a legend concerning Ho-Oh.
“Those who, guided by the Rainbow Wing, meet with Ho-Oh, shall become the Heroes of the Rainbow.” Ash and the others end up getting guided by Marshadow, a mysterious Pokémon that had been lurking in Ash’s shadow without anyone realizing, and make their way to Mount Tensei, where Ho-Oh lives, but a strong enemy appears before them. Will the duo manage to reach Ho-Oh?! In order for them to fulfil the promise they swore on the day the departed, the two of them now begin an adventure that will last until they become “true partners!”
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Additioanlly it has been stated that Ash’s companions include Soji, and Makoto, with Cross acting as an opposing trainer and their Pokémon partners are Piplup for Makoto, Lucario for Soji and an Incineroar for Cross. Also the film features a character called Bonji (names will most likely change in the English version of the film,) who is said to have hunting Ho-Oh for many years.
Sadly that does conclude everything that is publically known about the film at this time, but as its release draws nearer, as will information about it. So when it does, we’ll be back to dedicate another article to the Pokémon: I Choose You movie.
Until that time comes though, keep on gaming!