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M21 : The Power of Us
Pokémon movies
Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution
ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION Mewtwo's Counterattack Evolution
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Japan July 12, 2019
United States N/A
Home video
Japan N/A
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English themes
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Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター'98
Ending 風といっしょに
United States PG
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Ireland  ?
Canada  ?
Quebec  ?
Japan G
Germany  ?
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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution (Japanese: ミュウツーの逆襲 EVOLUTION Mewtwo's Counterattack Evolution, officially known as Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution in Japan) is the twenty-second Pokémon movie overall. It is a CGI remake of the first movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back.

It premiered with Japanese voices and English subtitles at the Anime Expo on July 4, 2019. It was released in Japan on July 12, 2019.

It was first revealed in a teaser trailer following M21 in Japan, which featured Mewtwo.


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Featured Pokémon


Pokémon debuts



Ash Sarah Natochenny Satoshi Rica Matsumoto サトシ 松本梨香
Pikachu Ikue Ohtani Pikachu Ikue Ohtani ピカチュウ 大谷育江
Misty Michele Knotz Kasumi Mayumi Iizuka カスミ 飯塚雅弓
Togepi Togepi Satomi Koorogi トゲピー こおろぎさとみ
Brock Bill Rogers Takeshi Yūji Ueda タケシ うえだゆうじ
Jessie Michele Knotz Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Carter Cathcart Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Carter Cathcart Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Nurse Joy Michele Knotz Joy Chika Fujimura ジョーイ 藤村知可
Officer Jenny Junsar Chinami Nishimura ジュンサー 西村ちなみ
Giovanni Ted Lewis Sakaki Kenta Miyake サカキ 三宅健太
Narration Rodger Parsons Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by
Mewtwo Mewtwo Masachika Ichimura ミュウツー 市村正親
Mew Kōichi Yamadera Mew Kōichi Yamadera ミュウ 山寺宏一
Corey Sorao Hiroshi Kamiya ソラオ 神谷浩史
Neesha Sweet Ayane Sakura スイート 佐倉綾音
Fergus Umio Hiroyuki Yoshino ウミオ 吉野裕行
Miranda Voyager Sachiko Kobayashi ボイジャー 小林幸子
Raymond Raymond Raymond Johnson レイモンド レイモンド・ジョンソン
Dr. Fuji Dr. Fuji Minoru Inaba フジ博士 稲葉実


Manga adaptations


  • This movie was released between SM129 and SM130 in Japan.
  • This is the first-ever fully CGI animated Pokémon movie.
  • This movie is co-directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara, the former returning after the previous movie was directed by Tetsuo Yajima. This subsequently makes this the first movie to be directed by two people as opposed to one.
  • Takeshi Shudō receives a posthumous credit for this movie's screenplay.
  • The first poster for the movie is similar to the original teaser poster for Mewtwo Strikes Back.
  • This is one of two Pokémon-related movies to be released in 2019, with the other being the live-action Detective Pikachu movie. Coincidentally, both of them feature Mewtwo in a prominent role and heavily use CGI.
  • This is the first Pokémon movie to be released in the Reiwa period.
  • Unshō Ishizuka's narration is posthumously featured in this movie. It was recorded in March 2018.[1]
  • This is the first Pokémon movie:

Differences from the original movie

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  • Mewtwo's armor has a different design, and can also act as a restraint should it rebel. Giovanni attempts and fails to utilize this feature before Mewtwo escapes the Team Rocket HQ.
  • Giovanni wears a black suit in this movie, instead of the orange suit he wore until the Best Wishes series.
  • Raymond's Golem is replaced by a Drowzee, in the process eliminating the error present in Mewtwo Strikes Back, where Pikachu manages to knock out the part Ground-type with a Thunderbolt.
  • While Mewtwo observes Ash's battle with Raymond, Nurse Joy delivers some exposition about Misty and Brock.
  • Ash's Charizard lets itself out of its Poké Ball and tries to battle Dragonite when it lands.
  • Team Rocket attempts to take Ash and his friends to New Island in a Lapras-shaped sailboat, with the Viking motif being eliminated entirely. Team Rocket also sing a song during this scene.
  • Brock tries to flirt with Neesha.
  • When Ash is petrified during the movie's climax, he turns to black stone instead of gray rock.
  • The ending credits now feature paintings of Ash and his friends in different areas.
  • A Generation III Pokémon, Wingull, appears in the movie's ending credits.
    • Miranda also mentions Wingull earlier in the movie. This is an alteration of an existing line in the Japanese version of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where she refers to regular seagulls instead.
  • The post-credits scene, which was previously a shot of Mew flying off into the mountains, now shows Mewtwo and the clones flying toward Mount Quena, foreshadowing Mewtwo Returns.
  • Some of the music featured in the movie is remixed from preceding movies, including Black—Victini and Reshiram, Genesect and the Legend Awakened (which also starred a Mewtwo), Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, and Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

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