Pokémon Movies in Order Cast, Release Date, Budget, Box Office, Story

Pokémon Movies in Order Cast, Release Date, Budget, Box Office, Story

This is the list of all Pokémon movies in order. We have included the release date, budget, production company, distributor, director, producer, cast, and many more.

Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン, Hepburn: Pokémon), is a media franchise created by video game designer Satoshi Tajiri that centers on fictional creatures called Pokémon. The films are produced by the animation studios OLM, Production I.G, Xebec, and Wit Studio, and distributed in Japan by Toho, with various studios distributing the films in North America. They were directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Tetsuo Yajima, and written by Takeshi Shudo, Hideki Sonoda, Atsuhiro Tomioka, Shōji Yonemura, Eiji Umehara, and Aya Takaha.

As of 2022, there have been 23 animated films and one live-action film. The Pokémon anime series was largely credited for allowing anime to become more popular and familiar around the world, especially in the United States, where the two highest-grossing anime films are both Pokémon films. Let’s see the list of all Pokémon films in order cast and crew, release date, budget, box office collection, and more.

List of All Pokémon Movies in Order:

NoEnglish TitleJapanese TitleJapanese release dateNorth American release dateEpisodesBudgetBox officeDirected byProduced by
1Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo Strikes Back (ミュウツーの逆襲, Mewtwo no Gyakushū)July 18, 1998November 10, 1999Ep. 67, The Pi-Kahuna
(Indigo League)
¥350 million ($5 million)$172.7 millionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Tomoyuki Igarashi,
Takemoto Mori
2Pokémon: The Movie 2000 – The Power of OneMirage Pokémon: Lugia’s Explosive Birth (幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕, Maboroshi no Pokémon Lugia Bakutan)July 17, 1999July 21, 2000Ep. 105, Charizard Chills
(Orange Islands)
$30 million$133.9 millionKunihiko Yuyama
Choji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Takemoto Mori
3Pokémon 3: The Movie – Spell of the UnownEmperor of The Crystal Tower: ENTEI (結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI, Kesshōtō no Teiō ENTEI)July 8, 2000April 6, 2001Ep. 155, The Forest Grumps
(Johto Journeys)
US$3–16 millionUS$68.5 millionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Takemoto Mori
4Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi – Voice of the ForestCelebi: The Meeting that Traversed Time (セレビィ 時を超えた遭遇(であい), Celebi Toki o Koeta Deai)July 7, 2001October 11, 2002Ep. 205, The Kecleon Kaper
(Johto League Champions)
N/A$40.8 millionKunihiko YuyamaYukako Matsusako, Takemoto Mori,
Choji Yoshikawa
5Pokémon Heroes: Latios and LatiasGuardian Gods of the Capital of Water: Latias and Latios (水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス, Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios)July 13, 2002May 16, 2003Ep. 255, Just Add Water
(Master Quest)
N/A$27.7 million (Japan)
$746,381 (US)
Kunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Takemoto Mori
6Jirachi — Wish MakerWishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi (七夜の願い星 ジラーチ, Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi)July 19, 2003June 1, 2004Ep. 308, Win, Lose or Drew
N/A¥4.5 billionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Takemoto Mori
7Pokémon: Destiny DeoxysVisitor from the Sky-Splitting: Deoxys (裂空の訪問者 デオキシス, Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deoxys)July 17, 2004January 22, 2005Ep. 358, Sky High Gym Battle
(Advanced Challenge)
N/A¥4.38 billionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Takemoto Mori
8Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of MewMew and the Aura Hero: Lucario (ミュウと波導(はどう)の勇者 ルカリオ, Mew to Hadō no Yūsha Lucario)July 16, 2005September 19, 2006Ep. 406, A Real Cleffa Hanger
(Advanced Battle)
N/A¥4.3 billionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Junya Okamoto, Takemoto Mori
9Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy (ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海(うみ)の王子 マナフィ, Pokémon Renjā to Umi no Ōji Manaphy)July 15, 2006March 23, 2007Ep. 455, Aipom and Circumstance
(Battle Frontier)
N/A¥3.4 billionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Junya Okamoto, Takemoto Mori
10Pokémon the Movie:The Rise of DarkraiDialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai (ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ, Dialga Tai Palkia Tai Darkrai)July 14, 2007February 24, 2008Ep. 503, Steamboat Willies
(Diamond and Pearl)
N/A$47.3 millionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Junya Okamoto, Takemoto Mori
11Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky WarriorGiratina and the Bouquet of the Frozen Sky: Shaymin (ギラティナと氷空(そら)の花束 シェイミ, Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi)July 19, 2008February 13, 2009Ep. 549, Arriving in Style!
(Battle Dimension)
N/A¥4.8 billionKunihiko YuyamaChoji Yoshikawa, Yukako Matsusako,
Junya Okamoto, Takemoto Mori
12Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of LifeArceus: To Conquering Space-Time (アルセウス 超克の時空へ, Arceus Chōkoku no Jikū e)July 18, 2009November 20, 2009Ep. 597, Beating the Bustle and Hustle
(Galactic Battles)
N/A¥4.67 billionKunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Junya Okamoto,
Mikihiko Fukazawa, Chōji Yoshikawa
13Pokémon: Zoroark—Master of IllusionsPhantom Ruler: Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク, Gen’ei no Hasha Zoroark)July 10, 2010February 5, 2011Ep 640, For the Love of Meowth
(Sinnoh League Victors)
N/A$71.1 millionKunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Choji Yoshikawa,
Yukio Kawasaki, Junya Okamoto,
Susumu Fukunaga
14.1Pokémon the Movie: Black — Victini and ReshiramVictini and the White Hero: Reshiram (ビクティニと白き英雄 レシラム, Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram)July 16, 2011December 10, 2011Ep. 690, A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition
(Black & White)
N/A$57.1 millionKunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Choji Yoshikawa,
Yukio Kawasaki, Junya Okamoto,
Koichi Kawase
14.2Pokémon the Movie: White — Victini and ZekromVictini and the Black Hero: Zekrom (ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロム, Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom)July 16, 2011December 3, 2011N/A$57.1 millionKunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Choji Yoshikawa,
Yukio Kawasaki, Junya Okamoto,
Koichi Kawase
15Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of JusticeKyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo (キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ, Kyurem tai Seikenshi Keldeo)July 14, 2012December 8, 2012Ep. 750, Unova’s Survival Crisis
(Rival Destinies)
N/A$46 millionKunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Choji Yoshikawa,
Akiko Odawara, Junya Okamoto,
Koichi Kawase
16Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend AwakenedExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens (神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒, Shinsoku no Genesect Mewtwo Kakusei)July 13, 2013October 19, 2013Ep. 786, Capacia Island UFO
(Adventures in Unova and Beyond)
N/A$32.3 millionKunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Junya Okamoto,
Akiko Odawara, Toshio Miyahara
17Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionDiancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (破壊の繭とディアンシー, Hakai no Mayu to Diancīe)July 19, 2014November 8, 2014Ep. 832, Forging Forest Friendships!
N/A¥2.91 billion ($28.2 million)Kunihiko YuyamaTakemoto Mori, Junya Okamoto,
Nobuyuki Hosoya, Kenichi Arai
18Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of AgesThe Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa (光輪の超魔神 フーパ, Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa)July 18, 2015December 19, 2015Ep. 875, Rotom’s Wish!
(Kalos Quest)
N/A¥2.61 billion ($22 million)Kunihiko YuyamaJunya Okamoto, Kenichi Arai,
Satoshi Shimodaira, Susumu Matsuyama
19Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical MarvelVolcanion and the Exquisite Magearna (ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ, Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna)July 16, 2016December 5, 2016Ep. 917, A Real Icebreaker!
N/AJapan: ¥2.15 billion ($20.2 million)
Overseas: $5,871,077
Kunihiko YuyamaSatoshi Shimodaira, Kenichi Arai,
Susumu Matsuyama
20I Choose You!Kimi Ni Kimeta! (キミにきめた!)July 15, 2017November 5, 2017Alternate continuityN/A¥3.31 billion (Japan)
$37.6 million (worldwide)
Kunihiko YuyamaSatoshi Shimodaira, Susumu Matsuyama,
Atsushi Chiku, Hidenaga Katakami
21Pokémon the Movie: The Power of UsEveryone’s Story (みんなの物語, Minna no Monogatari)July 13, 2018November 24, 2018Alternate continuityN/A$23.7 millionTetsuo YajimaSatoshi Shimodaira, Atsushi Chiku,
Susumu Matsuyama, Shun Ohinata
22Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back: EvolutionMewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution (ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION, Mewtwo no Gyakushū EVOLUTION)July 12, 2019February 27, 2020 (Netflix)Ep. 67, The Pi-Kahuna
(Indigo League)
N/A¥2.98 billion ($27 million)Kunihiko YuyamaYosuke Nagafuchi, Satoshi Shimohira
23Pokémon: Secrets of the JungleCoco (ココ, Kōkō)December 25, 2020October 8, 2021Alternate continuityN/A$23.6 millionTetsuo YajimaN/A

Pokémon Live-action films:

English TitleJapanese TitleNorth American release dateJapanese release dateBudgetBox officeDirected byProduced by
Pokémon Detective PikachuMeitantei Pikachū (名探偵ピカチュウ)May 10, 2019May 3, 2019$150 million$433.9 millionRob LettermanMary Parent, Cale Boyter,
Hidenaga Katakami, Don McGowan

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