Top 10 Best Pokemon Movies Every Fan Should Watch

Let's Countdown to the best Pokemon Movies

The Pokémon franchise has won fans of all ages with their wide variety of products, ranging from video games to a successful anime series that may never end. However, the franchise has also released a movie every year since 1999. These movies are a must see for every Pokemon fan, but not all of them can meet the expectations of fans, (I.e. Hoopa and the Clash of Ages). But when Pokemon gets it right, they get it right. The following is a list of the Top Ten Best Pokemon Movies that every fan needs to watch because, they not only meet fan expectations, but exceeds them.

10. Pokemon- Zoroark the Master of Illusions


Pokémon Movie 13 - Zoroark: Master of Illusions MovieTrailer 

Three Legendary Pokemon have caused devastation. No one can figure out why. What does any of this have to do with the mischievous little Zorua? Can Ash and Friends save the day?

Illusion Master Movie Poster

The movie that induoduced our first two gen. five Pokemon Zora and Zoroark

9. Pokémon Heroes


Pokémon Heroes (2003) Trailer

The city of Altomare is protected by two Legendary Dragons, Latios and Latias. At the heart of the city there is a mythical jewel with unfathomable power. Ash and friends’ journey has lead them to this beautiful city, when a fateful encounter leads to Ash forming a friendship with Latias. However, two master thieves have arrived to steal the jewel and capture the Dragons. It’s up Ash and friends to save the Dragons and the city.

Heros Movie Poster

A movie that debut two gen. three Pokemon

8. Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior

Pokemon: Giratina and the sky warrior trailer

For every action there is another action of equal strength in the opposite direction. There is a universe parallel to ours, known as the Distortion World. Only one Pokemon inhabits this place, the God of antimatter, Giratina. However, when a mad scientist plots to take the Distortion World for himself it's up to Ash and Friends to stop him before it's too late.

Giratina Movie Poster

This movie ties in with Pokemon Platinum

7. Pokemon- I Choose You!

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Full Theatrical Trailer

In honor of twenty years of Pokemon the Pokemon Company has decided to rebut the Pokemon Franchise. See Ash's Adventures from the beginning without having to watch hours of filler!

I Choose You Movie Poster

One of the first movies since Pokemon Heros to get a world wide theatrical release

6. Pokemon- Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Arceus and the jewel of life trailer!!

For thousands of years he lay dormant, waiting until he could regain his strength. He is the Alpha Pokemon Arceus, the God of the Pokemon world. He has come in search of the Jewel of Life, a mythical object lost to time. To save the world, Ash and Friends have to take a leap through time to find the Jewel and prevent a great tragedy.

Jewel Poster

The epic conclusion to the gen. Four movies

5. Pokemon- The Rise of Darkrai

Pokemon Rise Of Darkrai offical Trailrer

The Pokemon Gods of time, Dialga and space, Palkia have meet. A fight to the death has started and these combatants won't stop even if they have to take the whole world with them. Ash and Friends can do nothing but watch helplessly as everything around them begins to fade away. They have only one hope, the master of nightmares, Darkrai.

Dark Movie Poster

In Japan's version it is mentioned that Darkrai is male. However in the English version Darkrai remains genderless like in the games

4. Pokemon- The Power of Us

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us—Full Trailer

The second movie in Pokemon’s reboot series, welcome as Ash continues his journey. Ash has arrived in a city that lives side by side with nature just in time for its big celebration. However, disaster soon streaks when history threatens to repeat itself.

Power Movie Poster

Zeraora's debut

3. Mewtwo Returns

Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns Trailer

The sequel to Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo vs. Mew, the story follows Ash and friends as they re-encounter their old foe Mewtwo. He lives in secret with his cloned brothers and sisters, watching the world they feel they can never be a part of. Their lives are peaceful until Mewtwo’s old partner turns up; looking to capture all the cloned Pokemon. Old foes will have to join forces to save the innocent in the epic battle of good vs evil.

Mewtwo Returns Movie Poster

Watch and see baby Nidoqueen, even though they cannot reproduce

2. Mastermind of Mirage

The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon

Ash and friends have been invited to The Mirage Manson, a laboratory that has the technology to create Pokemon that have become extinct. However, the technology can also make ultimate Pokemon, ones without their natural weakness. It’s up to Ash and friends to keep the order of nature.

Mater Movie Poster

Pokemon’s ten year anniversary special

1. Pokemon- Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Trailer

Lucario is a Pokemon with a unique ability to sense the aura of all living things. Long ago a war threatened to destroy an ancient kingdom, Sir Aaron trapped his Lucario in a staff for over a hundred years to protect him from the violence. He is freed by Ash just as Pikachu is kidnapped and taken to the tree of life, said to be the home of Mew. Lucario agrees to accompany Ash and Friends on their quest to save Pikachu but the road they set out on is paved in obstacles.

Mystery Movie Poster

The Movie that introduced four gen. four Pokemon.

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