Pokémon the Movie 2000 Adventure

Pokémon the Movie 2000 Adventure, also known as Pokémon 2000 Adventure, was a browser-based first-person adventure game developed by Cyberworld International Corporation and distributed by Warner Bros. The game uses a special internet browser, which then connects to a server to download portions of the game at a time.

Pokémon the Movie 2000 Adventure
Title screen of Pokémon the Movie 2000 Adventure
Basic info
Platform: Browser based
Category: First-person adventure
Players: 1 player
Connectivity: None
Developer: Cyberworld International Corporation
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Part of: Generation I miscellaneous
Release dates
Japan: N/A
North America: 2000
Australia: N/A
Europe: N/A
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: N/A
English: N/A

The game was developed to promote the North American release of Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One, as Nintendo had licensed Warner Bros. to create promotional materials for the film. However, the game proved much more successful than expected, with over 1 million downloads in its first month. Out of concern that the game might overshadow other Pokémon games or create brand confusion, Nintendo sent a cease & desist letter to Cyberworld, and all download links for the game were pulled.

In 2023, the game's files resurfaced online, and it was restored to a playable state through fan efforts.


The game loosely adapts the events of the film, with Professor Oak tasking the player with obtaining "ancient spheres" from Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno, in that order.

The player selects between three difficulty levels (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced), as well as between three teams of 6 Pokémon. Each Pokémon has one or two "powers" it can use, and the player must use these powers to overcome obstacles on the islands, such as a river or an electric barrier. Successfully clearing an obstacle will add points to the player's score, and will cause the Pokémon used to evolve if they are eligible. After clearing two obstacles on an island, the player encounters the island's legendary bird at the sphere's altar, and must correctly answer a trivia question to receive the sphere. The difficulty selected only affects the birds' questions.

Pokémon, trivia questions, and Poké Balls are also placed around the game's environments. Approaching or clicking on a Pokémon will bring up a short description of it, similar to a Pokédex entry. Trivia questions present a Pokémon silhouette and give the player one chance to identify it - if successful, the player is granted points. Poké Balls have a random chance to evolve a Pokémon, cause a Pokémon to be stolen by Team Rocket, recover a stolen Pokémon, or grant points.

After the player has collected all three spheres, Professor Oak congratulates them with a certificate; a ranking of bronze, silver or gold; and their final point score. This certificate has the player's name, ranking, final score, and team of choice displayed on it (without considering evolutions), and can be printed out. The player can also explore an area with Pokémon from all three teams (though none of them have descriptions), as well as balloons that link to promotional websites. These links point to: Pokémon's official website, Warner Bros' website, Cyberworld's website, and a trailer for the movie.


When starting a playthrough, the player selects one of three teams of Pokémon. Each Pokémon has one or two "powers", which can be used to overcome obstacles.

If a Pokémon's power successfully clears an obstacle, then that Pokémon will evolve if it has an available evolution in Generation I. Evolution is also possible through the random effects of opened Poké Balls. Evolved Pokémon generally grant more points when clearing obstacles, and in some cases their available powers will change.


Each island has two obstacles, and each can only be cleared by certain moves. Successfully clearing an obstacle will grant points, depending on the obstacle and the Pokémon used. If the Pokémon used is capable of evolving, then they will also evolve.

Choosing an incorrect Pokémon will result in either a standard failure, which does not affect points; or may cause the Pokémon to be injured, which deducts 125 points. If the player fails three times on a single obstacle, Professor Oak will send a Ditto to clear the obstacle instead, and the player will not be given any points.

Since the obstacles always appear in the same order, some Pokémon-obstacle combinations are only possible if a Pokémon is evolved randomly through opening Poké Balls.

Pokémon Power Obstacles
Rock pile Fire wall Electrified
River Ice wall
Bubble N/A 750 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Bubble N/A 1,500 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Bubble N/A 2,250 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Rock Throw N/A N/A 750 N/A -125 N/A
Strength 1,125 N/A N/A 750 -125 1,000
Thundershock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 625
Dig N/A N/A N/A 875 -125 N/A
Dig N/A N/A N/A 1,750 -125 N/A
Blizzard N/A 875 N/A N/A 1,000 N/A
Ember N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000
Ember N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,000
Water Gun N/A 750 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Water Gun N/A 1,500 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Mega Kick 875 N/A N/A N/A N/A 750
Fly 750 N/A 1,000 -125 750 N/A
Fly 1,500 N/A 2,000 -125 1,500 N/A
Thundershock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 625
Absorb Energy N/A N/A N/A 1,000 N/A N/A
Thundershock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,250
Absorb Energy N/A N/A N/A 2,000 N/A N/A
Ember N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 875
Flamethrower N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,750
Ice Beam N/A 750 N/A -125 1,000 N/A
Water Gun N/A 750 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Water Gun N/A 1,500 -125 -125 N/A N/A
Ice Beam N/A 750 -125 -125 1,000 N/A
Fury Swipes 875 -125 N/A N/A N/A 625
Thrash 1,750 -125 N/A N/A N/A 1,250
Thundershock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 625
Absorb Energy N/A N/A N/A 1,000 N/A N/A
Thundershock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,250
Absorb Energy N/A N/A N/A 2,000 N/A N/A
Teleport N/A 750 1,000 750 875 N/A
Teleport N/A 1,500 2,000 1,500 1,750 N/A
Teleport N/A 2,250 3,000 2,250 2,625 N/A
Ember N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 875
Fire Spin N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1,750
Flamethrower N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2,625
Fly 750 625 875 750 750 N/A

Poké Balls

When the player encounters a Poké Ball, they have the option to open it. If they accept, the ball randomly causes a positive or negative result:

  • 35% chance for the Team Rocket Trio to steal one of the player's Pokémon (only triggers if the player has at least one Pokémon).
  • 65% chance for a stolen Pokémon to be recovered.
    • If no Pokémon are missing, then one of the player's Pokémon evolves.
    • If none of the player's Pokémon can evolve further, then 1,250 points are awarded.

Trivia questions

When Moltres, Zapdos, or Articuno are encountered, they will ask the player a multiple-choice trivia question with four options. If the player answers incorrectly, they will be prompted with the same question again. Once the question has been answered correctly, points are awarded depending on the amount of attempts taken to answer that question:

  • First try: 1250 points
  • Second try: 625 points
  • Third try: 250 points
  • Fourth try onward: 0 points

The difficulty level selected at the start of the game will change the pool of questions that the birds pull from. Difficulty level does not impact any other part of the game.

Additionally, one question-mark icon appears on each of the three islands. When clicked on, this icon will ask a "Who's that Pokémon" question with a silhouette and four options. However, the player only has one opportunity to answer the question before the icon becomes unresponsive. If the Pokémon is identified correctly, 1,250 points are awarded.


At the end of the game, the player is given a ranking - bronze, silver, or gold - depending on their chosen team and final point score. Due to how the game calculates score, all points gained or lost will be in multiples of 125.

Team Bronze Silver Gold
Team 1 8,000 or less 8,125 - 12,000 12,125+
Team 2 9,000 or less 9,125 - 14,000 14,125+
Team 3 11,000 or less 11,125 - 16,000 16,125+


After obtaining a license from Nintendo to create promotional material for Pokémon the Movie 2000, Warner Bros approached developer Cyberworld to develop a game to promote the film, with a budget of $2 million.

In preparation for the game, Warner Bros provided Cyberworld with a VHS tape of the film, and sent a "Pokémon expert" to provide additional information. Initially, only one member of the development team had any knowledge of Pokémon.

The available teams of Pokémon were designed to all have a way to surpass each obstacle, with some redundancies should Team Rocket steal a Pokémon the player needed. The Ditto that appears after three attempts acts as an additional fail-safe to ensure the player can still progress.

The game uses Cyberworld's QBORG technology. QBORGs are 3D, grid-based environments that can be explored in first-person, using a special internet browser. While most of Cyberworld's games would use a shared browser, Pokémon 2000 Adventure would have its own separate browser with a Pokémon-themed interface.


  • This game misspells "Articuno" as "Articunos", and "Electabuzz" as "Electrabuzz"
  • Some of the advanced trivia questions refer to real-life promotions: one about the city of Topeka, Kansas being renamed to ToPikachu in 1998; and one about the "Pokémon Patrol", a fleet of Pikachu-themed 1998 Volkswagen Beetles.
  • One of the intermediate trivia questions asks "How many different Pokémon are there in total, including Missingno and Mew?". This is a rare instance of MissingNo. being acknowledged in official Pokémon media.
    • The accepted answer for this question is 152. This omits counting any Pokémon from Generation II, despite two such Pokémon (Lugia and Slowking) being featured prominently in the film.
  • Rapidash is the only evolved Pokémon that does not grant more points than its previous form when clearing obstacles.

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