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[[File:Pikachu the Movie.png|thumb|300px|Pikachu the Movie]]
[[File:Pikachu the Movie Dual GS.png|thumb|280px|Pikachu the Movie DUAL]]
Movies, with little exception, center around and feature [[legendary Pokémon]] which are either not at all or very rarely seen in the main anime, often with the legendary Pokémon causing some sort of disaster with its powers or being pursued by someone with less than noble tendencies. Ash and his friends will often befriend a Pokémon during the movie and must, at the end, say goodbye to their new friend.