G | | Animation, Action, Adventure
In the town of Greenfield, a young, lonely girl's dreams and wishes are brought into reality by a collective of reality-warping Pokémon.
This movie, along with the Pikachu short "Pikachu & Pichu," marks the first appearance of Ash's Totodile and Noctowl for the American audience. This is because Pokémon: Whose Is the Waninoko!? Satoshi vs Kasumi! (2000) and Pokémon: A Differently Colored Yorunozuku! Catch It!! (2000) in which Ash catches Totodile and Noctowl respectively, did not air in America until after this movie was released, Pokémon: Whose Is the Waninoko!? Satoshi vs Kasumi! (2000) on May 5, 2001 and Pokémon: A Differently Colored Yorunozuku! Catch It!! (2000) on April 28, 2001.
Greenfield's supposed to be a beautiful little town. With beautiful gardens and a beautiful mountain with a beautiful mansion right at the top.
Lisa: Yeah, everything in Greenfield is beautiful.
Brock: Everything's beautiful in Greenfield, huh? Then I can't wait ...
Lee Quick's name is listed in the credits even though Officer Jenny doesn't have any lines of dialogue.
As the credits roll, scenes are shown of Molly's new life with both of her parents.
In the original Japanese version, Molly's (Mi's) mother's disappearance is not addressed on-screen. When the Japanese filmmakers were asked about this, they provided a detailed story about her and her absence. So Molly's mother is shown in the American version as a Pokémon researcher, like her husband, and her disappearance is explained early in the movie. The film's final credit sequence was re-edited so that the American audiences would be sure to see the return of Molly's mother and father, which is only shown in the Japanese version at the end of the final credits.
$8,240,752 8 April 2001