Top 10 Pokémon Anime Movies [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • What better way to celebrate the release of Pokémon GO than with a Poképoll? Pokémon is one of the biggest global franchises around, with a grand total of twenty anime movies!
  • But which movies are fan favourites here in Japan? To find out, Goo Ranking held a poll from June 28 to July 1 with 500 respondents in their twenties voting.
  • Have you seen them all? Maybe you'd put them in a different order? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. Pokemon Advanced Generation: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario / 14 votes

8. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark / 15 votes

8. Pokemon Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi / 15 votes

7. Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei / 18 votes

6. Pokemon: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei / 25 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. Pokemon: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios

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28 votes

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: July 13 2002

Synopsis

Long ago, on an island called Altomare, there lived an old man and woman. One day, the couple found two small children lying on the shore, badly wounded. The couple took them in and took care of them, and the children quickly recovered. But then, the island was attacked by monsters. Within moments the island fell into the monsters' wrath. Next, before the old man and lady's eyes, the children who they had taken care of transformed into the Eon Pokemon, Latios and Latias. They called their family from the sky. They came, and carried a stone with them containing the power to force the monsters away. This gem was known as the "Soul Dew." Peace returned to the island; however, later in the present, a criminal duo—Zannâ and Rion—us seeking Latios and Latias in order to take control of the Soul Dew. Taking a short break in Altomare, Satoshi befriends Latias and is now dragged into the situation helping to save Altomare from becoming swallowed up by destruction again.

(Source: ANN)

4. Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan

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32 votes

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: July 17 1999

Synopsis

A greedy collector, Lawrence III, wants to capture the legendary Pokemon, Lugia. But in order to do so, he must capture the Titans of Fire, Ice, and Lightning. The titans are powerful bird-like Pokemon, and if they are disturbed they will wage a war against eachother which will ultimately result in earth's destruction. Ash, Misty, and Tracey get caught up in the situation when they end up being washed ashore onto Shamouti Island. Soon after, Ash meets a girl named Melody who sends him into a mission where he must collect the 3 Orbs which will quell the fighting, but first Ash must gain help from the Beast of the Sea, Lugia, if he's to suceed.

(Source: ANN)

3. Pokemon: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai

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35 votes

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: July 7 2001

Synopsis

40 years ago, a Celebi was being attacked by a Pokemon Hunter. Luckily, a young boy named Sammy saved Celebi. Using its Time Traveling power, Celebi transported himself and Sammy 40 years into the future. There, Ash, Misty, and Brock assist Sammy to the healing lake in the forest so they can heal the wounded Celebi. Unfortunately an evil Team Rocket member, Viscious a.k.a. "The Iron Masked Marauder", tries to capture Celebi using his technology. As Ash and Co. try to get away from Viscious, they also run into Jessie, James, and Meowth, who also want to capture Celebi. Soon it becomes a race against time to get Celebi and Sammy back to the forest before Celebi is caught and is used to destroy the forest and themselves.

(Source: ANN)

2. Pokemon the Movie XY: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa

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49 votes

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: July 18 2015

Synopsis

One hundred years ago, Dahara City was beset by a terrible calamity brought on by a great power. The city was saved when a mysterious man sealed that power in the Prison Bottle, and became peaceful.
In the present, Ash and his friends arrive in Dahara City, where they meet the mischievous Pokémon Hoopa as well as its human companion Mary. However, when Mary's elder brother Barza discovers the Prison Bottle in the desert and multiple Legendary Pokémon appear in the city, the battle of a century ago restarts, triggering a cataclysm that forces the appearance of even more Legendary Pokémon, drawing Arceus into the fray.

(Source: Bulbapedia)

1. Pokemon: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu

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183 votes

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: July 18 1998

Synopsis

It was a successful science experiment gone horribly wrong. When a team of scientists discovers the DNA of the ancient Pokémon Mew, they harnessed the potential within it in an attempt to create the ultimate living weapon. With advanced cloning techniques and resources provided to them by Team Rocket crime syndicate leader Giovanni, the scientists succeed in creating the powerful psychic Pokémon, Mewtwo.

Pokemon: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu reveals the terrifying power of Mewtwo as he learns that not only was he created to be an experiment, but also to be a tool for Giovanni’s sinister dealings. Breaking free of his control, Mewtwo creates his own island fortress and reconstructs the cloning technology that gave life to him.

Under the guise of being a master Pokémon trainer, Mewtwo lures the best trainers in the world to his base. Among these trainers are Ash Ketchum, his loyal Pokémon Pikachu, and their friends Brock and Misty. United together, human and Pokémon alike, they must not only discover the hidden secret of Mewtwo's plans, but stand against his terrifying might. If they fail, Mewtwo’s vengeance will not only lead to tyranny over all the Pokemon, but also the extinction of the human race.

(Source: MAL)

Source: Goo Ranking


pokemon-wallpaper-560x315 Top 10 Pokémon Anime Movies [Japan Poll]
Of course the first movie is the best! I'll fight anyone who disagrees.
pokemon-wallpaper-560x315 Top 10 Pokémon Anime Movies [Japan Poll]
Wow, just look at the difference in votes! Although if the voters were in their 20s, the first movie definitely has the nostalgia behind it!