If you remember last year’s critically well-received Pokémon film, Pokémon: I Choose You!, you’d also remember that the animated film did extremely well in the UK (Yay you! Well done for supporting the business!) box office. Fast forward into 2018 and the Pokémon Company have just gone and announced a new Pokémon film for the UK Cinema releasing later this year.
Pokémon: The Power of Us has only been recently showcased across Japanese cinemas and has had some mixed reception towards the film. Although I’d urge you to ignore all the reception that’s currently out there for the Japanese version as the English dub will prove to be more heart-warming towards the UK scene. The synopsis follows:
Once a year, a “wind festival” is held in Fura City, the city where people live together with the wind. On the final day of the festival, the legendary Pokémon Lugia will appear and give the people the blessed wind, a promise said to date back to the distant past. Lisa, a highschooler and Pokémon rookie. Kagachi, a braggart that just can’t stop telling tall tales. Trito, a timid researcher that lacks confidence. Hisui, an old eccentric that hates Pokémon. Largo, a mysterious little girl that hangs around in the forest all by herself. While they’re participating in the festival, Ash and Pikachu meets these five companions by pure coincidence. Each of them has their own worries on their mind, and are unable to take a step forward together with their partner Pokémon, but when they meet each other, the cogs of destiny start turning…… Will the promise with Lugia be kept? And just what is the true identity of the mythical Pokémon Zeraora?
If you’re still counting the amount of Pokémon movies there are, you might be well over the age of 20 as well. Pokémon: The Power of Us marks its 21st outing as a Pokémon film and will indeed be a direct sequel to last year’s Pokémon: I Choose You! which currently situates in a Pokémon dimension/existence opposite its TV counterpart.
We’ll keep updating you on the release date and what cinemas will be showing the film here in the UK.