Watch the full, English trailer for Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us. The Pokémon franchise has been extremely prolific on the big screen, releasing movies at a rate of one per year since the epic battle between Mewtwo and Mew in 1998. Although Pikachu and his pals have experienced highs and lows in terms of popularity during this period, more so internationally than in their native Japan, the Pokémon franchise has been revived in recent years thanks to the release of the Pokémon Go mobile game, a new series of titles for the Nintendo Switch and the forthcoming Detective Pikachu movie starring Ryan Reynolds.
Despite all of the new and incoming additions to the franchise, the series of animated Pokémon movies has not slowed down and is set to release its latest installment, The Power of Us, in the U.S. next month. The Power of Us picks up where last year's rebooted I Choose You! left off and promises to feature the legendary Lugia and the mythical Zeraora in a tale that sees Ash meet five people from different backgrounds, all of whom are participating in a sacred Wind Festival. The Power of Us was released in Japan earlier this year to a positive reaction and is the first Pokémon movie to not be directed by Kunihiko Yuyama.
Pokémon fans can now watch a new, English-dubbed trailer for The Power of Us via the official Pokémon YouTube channel. As previously reported, The Power of Us will be getting a limited U.S. release via Fathom Events in late November and early December at participating theaters.
The trailer for The Power of Us neatly introduces the film's overall concept, briefly featuring each of the five trainers Ash will meet on his latest adventure, and also showcases the unique art style that has been a key element of the two rebooted Pokémon movie releases. Although this continuity exists separately from the Pokémon TV series and pre-2017 movies, fans may notice that Ash's English voice is still performed by Sarah Natochenny, who has portrayed the ageless trainer for over a decade and provides a sense of familiarity in a film that is, in some ways, a departure for the franchise.
Last year's I Choose You! enjoyed a successful stint in U.S. theaters but some may argue that this was largely due to the nostalgia created by rebooting the series and returning to the world of Pokémon Red and Blue which so many remember fondly from their childhood. With a completely original story, it'll be interesting to see whether Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us can achieve a similar level of popularity in the West.
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us hits selected theaters beginning November 24th.
Source: Pokémon Company International/Fathom Events