PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town is 10 years old today. This means he is now old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash dreams big about the adventures he will experience after receiving his first Pokémon from Professor Oak.
The film retells Ash and Pikachu's meeting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon anime.
Pikachu... why won't you get in your Poké Ball?
Pikachu (talking): It's because... It's because... I always want... to be with you...
There is a large amount of unrelated clips played after the credits - including the start up screens from the original Game Boy title as well as stories about Giovanni (boss of Team Rocket) and Gary defeating the Elite 4.
$2,401,722 (USA) (16 November 2017)
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