Unrated | | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Pikachu is taken to the Tree of Beginnings by the playful Mew, Ash Ketchum and friends are guided to the tree by Lucario, a time-displaced Pokémon who seeks answers regarding the betrayal of his master.
This was the final Pokémon film to be dubbed into English by 4Kids Entertainment. Beginning with the next film, The Pokémon Company International would take over and most of the voice actors would be replaced, much to the disappointment of the fans.
Whyd did you do that?
Lucario: You snuck up behind me; that is always a mistake.
Ash: Hey Lucario, I'm really glad you're coming along to help me find Pikachu.
Lucario: This Pikachu, are you its master?
Ash: Master? Are you kidding? No Pikachu and I are best friends.
Though Erica Schroeder was credited by her "Bella Hudson" alias like the rest of her Pokémon work during the 4Kids era, she is listed in the "Featuring" section of the cast credits (sorted alphabetically by last name) between Sean Schemmel and Rebecca Soler.
During the end credits, various scenes depict the following: 1) Ash and company arriving back at the palace, and seeing the picture of Sir Aaron--only now it also depicts Lucario at his side. 2) Them leaving to continue on their journey. 3) Them saying good-bye to Kidd, and Brock crying helplessly. 4) Kidd meeting up with somebody to examine a rare find. 5) Team Rocket following the gang in a river-side city. 6) Sir Aaron and Lucario sharing a chocolate bar (more than likely in the afterlife). 7) Ash, Pikachu, May, Brock and Max continuing on their travels.