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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Japanese teaser poster
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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.