Pokémon: The Power Of Us Announced For November Western Release

Monday, July 30th, 2018

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The western dub of the 21st Pokémon movie, now titled Pokémon: The Power of Us, will make its western debut this November. It features the Pokémon Lugia and the Alolan Mythical Zeraora in starring roles. For four separate days in both North America and Europe, Fathom Events will distribute the Poké-picture in select theaters, November 24, 26, and 28, and December 1.

While the 21st Pokémon movie’s dub title pays homage to 2000’s release of The Power of One (which also starred #249 Lugia), the narrative of The Power of Us has no relation to the 2nd Pokémon movie. The official website provides the sypnosis:

Pokémon: 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?

The latest Pokémon movie debuted in Japan this July as Pokémon: Everyone’s Story, and has grossed 1.6 billion yen to date. If you’re interested in an Englishman’s review and don’t mind spoilers, the fan site Dogasu’s Backpack has a full write-up.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.