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Pokémon the Movie 2000 (graphic novel)

This article is about the Ani-Manga. For the manga adaptation of The Power of One, see Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth (manga).

Pokémon the Movie 2000 is a graphic novel published by VIZ Media in North America and Shogakukan in Japan. It is a manga-style book (called "Animation Comics" by VIZ at the time of publication, now branded as "Ani-Manga") which retells the plotlines of The Power of One and Pikachu's Rescue Adventure using screenshots from both films. The book credits Satoshi Tajiri and Tsunekazu Ishihara as the authors.

Like the Pokémon the First Movie graphic novel, Pokémon the Movie 2000 was originally published in Japan as simply one bound volume. For the North American release, it was split up into five monthly issues: four for The Power of One and one for Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. After the release of the monthly issues, the story was rereleased as one bound volume.

The Pikachu's Rescue Adventure chapter was later reprinted in the All That Pikachu! graphic novel.



Edition Country Company Date ISBN
First Edition by Shogakukan First
Japan Shogakukan August 1999 ISBN 4092800401
First Edition by VIZ Media First
US/Canada VIZ Media March 7, 2001 ISBN 1569315728
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Mainland China Jilin Publishing Group January 1, 2008 ISBN 9787538625301
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Hong Kong Ching Win Publishing Group February 28, 2001 ISBN 9628712926
First Edition by Daewon C.I. First
South Korea Daewon C.I. August 28, 2001 ISBN 9788952828972
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Taiwan Ching Win Publishing Group February 2001 ISBN 9789575957261


The contents of this book are adapted from the film of the same name and the Pikachu short Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.


  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Shamouti Island
  • Chapter 2: The Legend Begins
  • Chapter 3: Escape!
  • Chapter 4: The Titan of the Sea
  • Pikachu's Rescue Adventure