Pokémon: The Movie 2000 - The Power of One
(劇場版ポケットモンスター 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕, Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Maboroshi no Pokemon Rugia Bakutan
?, lit. Pocket Monsters the Movie: The Phantom Pokémon, Lugia's Explosive Birth
; officially Pocket Monsters Revelation - Lugia
in Japan) is the second Pokémon
feature-length film, complementing the Orange Islands saga of the series and featuring several new Pokémon, including Lugia and Slowking. This is the only Pokémon movie to date that does not include one of the main characters, Brock, who temporarily left during the season on which the movie is based. However, he does make a cameo appearance in the movie trying to protect the Pokémon in Professor Ivy's lab.
It was released in movie theaters Japan on July 17, 1999. The English version, produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. (on behalfst of Kids' WB) in association with Nintendo Co. Ltd., was later released in the United States on July 21, 2000.
The movie earned less at the box office than its predocessor, Pokémon: The First Movie
, despite increased promotion and better critical reception, which made up for this minor loss.
Pokémon: The Movie 2000
has two parts: the feature presentation and a 20-minute short.
In the United States, this film was rated G by the MPAA.