Pokémon films showcased at film festival

Pokémon films showcased at film festival

Ti Gong

A screenshot of Pokémon: Lucario and The Mystery of Mew.

Pokémon films showcased at film festival

Ti Gong

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Here’s some exciting news for Pokémon fans: six Pokémon movies spanning 18 years will hit the screens during the 26th Shanghai International Film Festival that kicked off Friday.

From video games to movies, Pokémon is a huge global phenomenon with fans all over the world.

Since the first Pokémon movie was released in 1998, 23 Pokémon movies have hit the screens to date.

The six films from 2000 to 2018 include ‘Pokémon 3: The Movie’, ‘Pokémon: Heroes’, ‘Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew’, ‘Pokémon-Zoroark: Master of Illusions’, ‘Pokémon the Movie-I’. Choose You!” and “Pokémon The Movie: The Power of Us.”

Pokémon films showcased at film festival

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Pikachu and Lucario greet fans at the festival.

The journey of Ash Ketchum, the main character of the Pokémon series who aspired to become a Pokémon master, and Pikachu, has brought tears and laughter to audiences over the decades. The screening of the films will strike a nostalgic chord among Chinese fans and also take young generation audiences into the magical Pokémon world.

Of the six films, “Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew,” which was shown Friday, tells a story about rebuilding friendship and trust. It ranked second in Japan’s annual box office in 2005. The remaining five will hit screens during the festival.

A new card of Lucario will be featured in the latest Pokémon trading cards released to mark the occasion on June 18.

In the film, Lucario puts aside his distrust of humans long enough to reunite Ash with his best friend and win the hearts of countless spectators.

Pokémon films showcased at film festival

Ti Gong

A poster of Pokémon – Zoroark: Master of Illusions,