Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

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Do you know how the two met? Ash and Pikachu now have the strongest of partnerships, but their first meeting was actually terrible! Though clumsy Ash wanted to be Pikachu’s friend, Pikachu wouldn’t listen to anything Ash said. Do you know how the two became partners? One day they journeyed from Pallet Town. That day they swore they saw Ho-Oh. “We’ve got to go find it together someday! ” Guided by the Ho-Oh’s shining Rainbow Wing, it was then that the two began their adventure!



A boy who wants to be the top Pokémon Master in the world. He’s hasty, but sincere.

Partner Pokémon
  • Pikachu

A trainer who wants to be a Pokémon Professor. Ash and Pikachu meet him along their journey.

Partner Pokémon
  • Lucario

An energetic, tomboyish trainer. Ash and Pikachu meet her along their journey. It seems she’s enjoying the adventure, but actually…

Partner Pokémon
  • Piplup

A boy who believes that strength is everything and aims to be the strongest trainer.

Partner Pokémon
  • Incineroar

A researcher who’s been chasing after Ho-Oh for a long time. He is the author of “Ho-Oh is My Life.”

Mythical Pokémon “Marshadow”

As Ash and Pikachu continue along their journey to meet Ho-Oh, a mysterious Pokémon appears in Ash’s shadow, as though responding to the Rainbow Wing. Is it an enemy, or is it a friend…?

Legendary Pokémon “Ho-Oh“

It will reveal itself before a pure-hearted Trainer by shining its bright, rainbow-colored wings.

©1997 Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku.