Pokémon: Revelation Lugia

Japan Release: 1999
Running Time:
81 minutes

Pokémon: Revelation Lugia

Japanese Title

劇場版ポケットモンスター 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕
[Gekijo-ban Poketto Monsuta: Maboroshi no Pokémon - Rugia Bakutan]

Distributor: Production:

OLM / TV Tokyo / Shogakukan

Commanding a giant airship, a collector called Jiraldan searches for the three legendary birds. He first arrives above Fire Island, home to Moltres. Using ice cannons, the collector provokes the fire bird out of hiding. Weakening the creature with ice shots, Jiraldan captures his first target. The affluent collector doesn't just want the three birds, though, but hopes their capture will draw out a fourth Pokémon: Lugia. The containment of the birds, though, begins to throw the world's climate off balance. A sea storm caused by this thrusts the Pokémon trainers Satoshi, Kasumi and Kenji unexpectedly on Earthia Island. On the isle, the three learn of a prophecy that a chosen one will aid Lugia in saving the world..


Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title


Initial US Title

Pokémon the Movie 2000: Power of One
US Distributor: Warner Bros. (2000) / Time: 80 minutes

Alternate Titles

Pocket Monsters the Movie: Phanom Lugia's Explosive Birth
[Literal translation]

Pocket Monsters: Revelation-Lugia
[Japanese English title]

Pokémon 2: Revelation-Lugia




Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Writing credits Satoshi Tajiri, Takeshi Shudo
Produced by Hiroshi Ishikawa, Takaaki Kii, Yukako Matsusako, Takemoto Mori, Nobumasa Sawabe, Hiroaki Tsuru, Katsuhito Yamauchi, Noriyuki Yoshida, Choji Yoshikawa
Executive Producer Takashi Kawaguchi, Masakazu Kubo
Music by Shinji Miyazaki, Namie Amuro, Rika Matsumoto, Tetsuya Komuro
Cinematography by Hisao Shirai
Production Design by Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Assistant Directors Masamitsu Hidaka, Norihiko Sudo
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
Kasumi Mayumi Iizuka
Kenji Tomokazu Seki
Musashi, Team Rocket Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro, Team Rocket Shinichiro Miki
Meowth Inuko Inuyama
Yukinari Okido, Professor Unsho Ishizuka
Lugia Koichi Yamadera
Slowking Masatoshi Hamada
Fleura Shoshi Hiramatsu
Jiraldan, Collector Takeshi Kaga
Ship's Captain Kotono Mitsuishi
Elder Chikao Otsuka
Michiko Kotono Mitsuishi


Box Office

Release Date: July 17th, 1999 (Japan)
Distribution Earning: ¥3,500,000,000 / $30,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: July 21st, 2000 (US)
Opening Weekend: $19,575,608 (US, 2,752 Screens)
Total: $43,758,684 (US)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Pokémon the Movie 2000: Power of One Warner Bros (2000) Order
United States Region 1 Pokémon: The First Three Movies Warner Bros (2009) Order
Japan Region 2 Pocket Monsters: Phantom Lugia's Explosion Media Factory (2000)
United States Blu-Ray Pokémon: The First Movie / Pokémon the Movie 2000 / Pokémon 3: The Movie Warner Bros (2016) Order

CD Soundtracks

Background and Trivia

  • The movie was submitted to the US copyright office on July 24th, 2000 with the registration number of PA0000998656. The title used was Revelation Lugia. A later submission, with the number PA0000998659, adds the titles The Power of One and Pokémon 2000 the Movie to the claim. A long list of claimants were cited under the copyright, including Nintendo of America, Game Freak, Creatures, Shogakukan Productions Company, Oriental Light & Magic, Shogakukan, TV Tokyo, Tomy, East Japan Marketing & Communications and Media Factory
  • On the writer's blog, Takeshi Shudo notes that in earlier drafts the Ancient Mew card seen at the end of the movie was originally intended to play a big role in the film. However, subsequent drafts changed the plot and removed reference to the card, save for its inclusion at the end. Shudo notes, though, that it was his mistake that the card appears at the end of the movie and it should have been removed there too.
  • When dubbed in English, the characters are given vastly different names. In this version:
    Satoshi is known as Ash Ketchum
    Musashi is known as Jesse
    Kojiro is known as James
    Professor Yukinari Okido is known as Professor Samuel Oak
    Kasumi is known as Misty
    Kenji is known as Tracey Sketchit
    Fleura is known is known as Melody
    Jiraldan the Collector is known as Lawrence III
    Michiko is known as Maren