Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

2017 film by Kunihiko Yuyama

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is a 2017 film which is the twentieth movie in the Pokémon film series. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama.


[First lines]
League announcer: Yes, this battle of the Pokémon League finals is really picking up steam!

Ash: [watching TV] Man! Oh, wow! Yes! Yeah! Get 'em!
Narrator: This is Ash Ketchum, from Pallet Town. Ash is almost ten years old. When youngsters with aspirations to become Pokémon Trainers turn ten, they can choose their first Pokémon from Professor Oak. They can choose from Bulbasaur... Charmander... and Squirtle. Then, they can begin their exciting journeys as Pokémon Trainers!

Cross: Ho-Oh... I saw Ho-Oh, too.
Ash: Huh?
[Bonji, Lucario, Sorrel, Piplup, Verity and Charizard are surprised]
Cross: But it didn't gift me with the Rainbow Wing. And here I did everything I could to become the strongest Trainer of all. [gets enraged] Why must it be you?! If Ho-Oh doesn't consider me the strongest, I'll just crush Ho-Oh!
Ash: But, Cross...
Cross: Huh?
Ash: I wanna get stronger, too, you know. But still, I only got this far with the help of my friends. So I know it's not only about strength.
Cross: Then what do you even battle for?
Ash: I do it... because I wanna make friends.
Cross: Huh?
Ash: Not just with Ho-Oh. I wanna make friends with all kinds of Pokémon. That's why I battle.
Pikachu: Pika!

Bonji: The atmosphere is crystal clear. Somewhere in the world... there's a new Trainer, soon to be the Rainbow Hero. Young men and women, live on! Just keep on living on! And if you do, a path will open for you! The future is bathed in a rainbow-colored light!

Cross: I'm going to get even stronger. And someday we'll battle again.
Ash: Okay. And I'll give it everything I've got.
Pikachu: Pikachu.
Cross: Just don't lose to anyone before then. [walks away]

Sorrel: This is where our paths must part. I'm off to learn about the legends of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
Verity: I think I'm going to head on back home. I'd really like to see my mom! What about you?
Ash: You know me! I'm going my own way! Working to become a Pokémon Master!
Sorrel: I hope we get to meet again in the future.
Verity: Hmm. Hmm.
Ash: [chuckles]
Ash, Verity and Sorrel: Then we'll have a battle! [laugh as well as Pikachu and Piplup and walk in separate ways]

[Last lines]
Ash: Ahh. Let's go, Pikachu.
Pikachu: Pikachu!
[Ash and Pikachu run together in the field]
Pikachu: Pika!
Narrator: The always-fascinating world of Pokémon, the most diverse and unusual creatures on the planet. They can be found up in the sky, under the sea, in forests, and living in towns. One can see Pokémon in every corner of the world! People and Pokémon, forming all kinds of bonds, and living harmoniously in a world made just for them... And this young man, Ash Ketchum from Pallet town, together with his partner Pikachu, continues to work toward his goal of becoming a Pokémon Master. And as many Pokémon as there are... well, our hero has just as many dreams to follow, and just as many adventures to come!

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