List of Japanese language Pokémon movie home video releases

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The following is a list of all of the Japanese language home video releases of the Pokémon movies and their accompanying Pikachu shorts in Japan.

Single movie releases

Mewtwo Strikes Back!

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Version Duration Extras
  ZMVS-502 VHS
sale and rental
February 12, 1999 Original 70 min N/A
  ZMLZ-102 LaserDisc July 17, 1999 Original 109 min Pikachu's Summer Vacation
  ZMVS-505 VHS
sale only
November 12, 1999 Kanzenban 90 min N/A
  ZMBP-550 DVD
sale and rental
June 23, 2000 Kanzenban 129 min Pikachu's Summer Vacation
  ZMBS-6000 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 Kanzenban 129 min Pikachu's Summer Vacation
  ZMBS-6069R DVD
rental only
  SSBR-8263 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 Original 108 min Pikachu's Summer Vacation

Revelation-Lugia

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration Extras
  ZMVS-504 VHS
sale and rental
February 2, 2000 84 min N/A
  ZMBP-551 DVD
sale and rental
November 22, 2000 111 min The Pikachu Expedition
Yadoking's Day
  ZMBS-6020 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 111 min The Pikachu Expedition
Yadoking's Day
  ZMBS-6070R DVD
rental only
  SSBR-8264 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 104 min The Pikachu Expedition

Lord of the "Unknown" Tower

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration Extras
  ZMVS-508 VHS
sale only
February 7, 2001 73 min N/A
  ZMVS-509 VHS
rental only
  ZMBP-552 DVD
sale and rental
July 7, 2001 96 min Pichu and Pikachu
  ZMBS-6038 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 73 min N/A
  ZMBS-6090R DVD
rental only
  SSBR-8265 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 74 min N/A

Celebi: a Timeless Encounter

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration Extras
  ZMVS-512 VHS
rental only
January 25, 2002 75 min N/A
  ZMBP-556 DVD
rental only
77 min
  ZMVS-513 VHS
sale only
February 8, 2002 75 min N/A
  ZMBP-554 DVD
sale only
77 min
  ZMBS-6039 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 77 min N/A
  SSBR-8266 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 99 min Pikachu's Exciting Hide-and-seek

The Guardians of Altomare

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration Extras
  ZMVS-517 VHS
sale only
December 20, 2002 71 min N/A
  ZMVS-516 VHS
rental only
  ZMBP-560 DVD
sale only
  ZMBP-559 DVD
rental only
  ZMBS-6062 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 71 min N/A
  SSBR-8267 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 95 min Pikapika Starry Sky Camp

Wishing Star of the Seven Nights

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration Extras
  ZMVS-521 VHS
sale only
December 19, 2003 81 min N/A
  ZMVS-520 VHS
rental only
  ZMBS-564 DVD
sale only
95 min
  ZMBS-563 DVD
rental only
  ZMBS-6064 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 95 min N/A
  SSBR-8268 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 104 min Secret Base of the Dancing Pokémon

Deoxys the Visitor

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration
  ZMVS-523 VHS
sale only
December 21, 2004 99 min
  ZMVS-522R VHS
rental only
  ZMBS-566 DVD
sale only
  ZMBS-565R DVD
rental only
  ZMBS-6066 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 99 min
  SSBR-8269 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 98 min

Mew and the Wave Hero

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration
  ZMVS-525 VHS
sale only
December 22, 2005 101 min
  ZMVS-524R VHS
rental only
  ZMBS-568 DVD
sale only
  ZMBS-567R DVD
rental only
  ZMBS-6067 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 101 min
  SSBR-8270 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 100 min

The Pokémon Ranger and The Prince of the Sea

Cover artwork Catalogue number Format Release date Duration
  ZMBS-952 DVD
sale only
December 22, 2006 101 min
  ZMBS-953R DVD
rental only
  ZMBS-6068 DVD
sale only
August 24, 2011 101 min
  SSBR-8271 DVD
rental only
July 10, 2019 107 min

Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai

Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin

Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime

Supreme Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark

Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom and Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram

Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman

ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens

The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie

The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa

Volcanion and the Mechanical Magearna

I Choose You!

Everyone's Story

Multi-movie releases

Pikachu the Movie Box 1998-2002

Pikachu the Movie Box 2003-2006

Pikachu the Movie Box 2007-2010

Pikachu the Movie Premium Box 1998-2010

This set was released exclusively on Blu-ray on November 28, 2012. This fourteen disc set contains high-definition remasters of the first thirteen Pokémon movies, as well as the first, second, fourth, and fifth Pikachu shorts: the third short, Pichu & Pikachu was not included due to the arrest of Sakai Noriko in 2009.

ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens - Mewtwo Special Pack

Released alongside the singular DVD and Blu-ray versions of ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens, this three-disc DVD set features the aformentioned movie, alongside Mewtwo - Prologue to its Awakening, Mewtwo Strikes Back and Pikachu's Summer Vacation, Mewtwo! I Am Here!, and the anime episode Tokiwa Gym! The Last Badge!.

External links


Pokémon anime home video releases
English Region 1
(United States/Canada):
Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange IslandsThe Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XYKalos QuestXYZ
Sun & MoonUltra AdventuresUltra Legends
JourneysMaster Journeys
Pokémon moviesAnime specialsPokémon All-StarsPokémon Elements
Digital home video releasesGame Boy Advance VideoComplete Collection
English Region 2
(United Kingdom):
Indigo League
Pokémon moviesPokémon ChroniclesAnime specials
Digital home video releases
English Region 4
(Australia/New Zealand):
Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange IslandsThe Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond and PearlBattle DimensionGalactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XYKalos QuestXYZ
Sun & MoonUltra AdventuresUltra Legends
JourneysMaster JourneysUltimate Journeys
Pokémon moviesPokémon ChroniclesAnime specialsPokémon All-Stars
Digital home video releasesGame Boy Advance VideoPartner Up with...

Collector's Pokédex Books: Kanto and Orange IslandsJohtoHoennSinnohUnova
Limited Edition Collections: Season 1 & 2Kanto and Orange IslandsGold and SilverRuby and SapphireDiamond and PearlBlack & WhiteXY
Super WalletsHeritage CollectionHeritage Collection IISeasons 1-19: Deluxe EditionSeasons 1-20: Ultra CollectionSeasons 1-21: Mega Collection

Japanese: Original seriesAdvanced GenerationDiamond & PearlBest Wishes!XYSun & MoonNew series
Pokémon moviesAnime specialsPokémon de English‎‎
International releases: Canadian FrenchDanishDutchNorwegianSwedish


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