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''Disturb not the harmony of fire, ice or lightning, lest these titans wreak destruction upon the world in which they clash. Though the water's great guardian shall arise to quell the fighting, alone its song will fail, lest the earth shall turn to ash. O Chosen One, into thine hands bring together all three. Their treasures combined tame the Beast of the Sea.''
:--'''Shamouti Prophecy'''
The film begins at the Shamouti Shrine, where a Slowking kept guard, as the prophecy was read. Later, it changes to an aircraft where a computer shows holograms of the three {{OBP|legendary birds|M02}}. [[Lawrence III]], a wealthy collector of the world's most valuable antiques, wishes to make his collection complete by catching the three legendary birds, {{p|Moltres}}, {{p|Zapdos}}, and {{p|Articuno}}. Any one of them would be a priceless addition to Lawrence's collection, but he aims to capture the three in order to capture the fourth and most powerful bird, {{p|Lugia}}. Using his giant flying aircraft, Lawrence arrives at Fire Island, home to Moltres. He provokes the Flame Pokémon by shooting ice cannons at its habitat. This caused it to leave its island, and after weakening it with more ice shots, he captures the firebird. However, as Lawrence begins to follow the prophecy, the world's climate begins to be affected.
Somewhere in the [[Orange Archipelago|Orange Islands]], {{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{Tracey}} are traveling to their next island destination on board a boat owned by a woman named [[Maren]]. They send out their Pokémon as Tracey suggested so they can have some fresh air. {{AP|Charizard}} and {{AP|Snorlax}}, however, were briefly out of their Poké Balls, but Charizard was recalled after it breathed fire, and Snorlax was recalled because it weighed down the boat. {{TRT}} as usual follow in their submarine. Suddenly, both parties are struck by a sea storm and dragged across the ocean to the middle of the Orange Islands, where they arrive at [[Shamouti Island]]. The weather is also going wrong at [[Pallet Town]], as witnessed by {{an|Professor Oak}}, [[Delia Ketchum]], and [[Mimey]]. They witness various Pokémon traveling in groups towards one direction. According to the Professor, Pokémon can sense the abnormalities in nature better than humans. Ash, Misty, and Tracey, along with their Pokémon meet the islanders of Shamouti, who are celebrating their annual Legend Festival following the prophecy's tale, in -which a Chosen One shall help Lugia to save the world and calm the legendary birds. Maren's friend, [[Carol]] was once the Festival Maiden, but as she's too old for that role, her younger rebellious sister {{OBP|Melody|M02}} takes on the role with some reluctance. As Ash is introduced as a Pokémon Trainer, the islanders become ecstatic, as the legend foretold his arrival. As Melody meets Ash, she approves of him for the role of Chosen One and kisses him, angering Misty.
During the festival ceremony, Melody plays a tune similar to the cry of Lugia and afterward explains Ash's role as Chosen One. He must venture out to the islands of the legendary birds and collects three glass orbs (she uses some fruits as the orbs during her explanation) that represent the elements of Fire, Ice and Lightning, bring them back to Shamouti's shrine where Melody will play the same tune which will end the festival. Ash heads out immediately, with Maren and Pikachu going with him. Pikachu steals Ash's hat as Misty shows reluctance in going. Team Rocket rows what's left of their submarine, which became a boat. Maren's boat crosses their path and capsizes the trio's boat. As they hang on, a wave crashes onto them. After a brief scene of Slowking noticing the mess caused by Moltres' capture, Melody expresses her concern for Ash as the storm extinguishes a torch. As Team Rocket finally make it ashore, they notice Melody, Misty, and Tracey running.
As Lawrence's aircraft detects the presence of Zapdos, islanders watch the news which talked about the unusual weather. This news story also reaches Delia and Professor Oak. [[Professor Ivy]] phones in in the middle, telling Professor Oak that the Pokémon are behaving strangely. Meanwhile, Pikachu, (who was the only one aware of the urgency of the situation), leads Ash to the location of the Fire Sphere on Fire Island, after Maren's boat crashes onto its shores and loses its rudder. The boat carrying Team Rocket, Misty, Tracey and Melody flipped, causing Team Rocket to get launched onto the island, and the boat crashes onto a rock as Maren tries to relax. When the storm threatens to harm the boat containing the others, Melody hoists a sail. They use the boat and the wind to ascend the steps. The scene changes to Lawrence's aircraft as he admires his newly acquired Moltres, who is helpless. The computer announces Zapdos' arrival to Fire Island.
The scene changes again as Ash and Pikachu ascend the stairs, and Team Rocket plans to take Pikachu. Pikachu finds a pedestal containing the Fire Orb and motions Ash. Ash tries to obtain the sphere while Pikachu urges him on, and manages to collect it. As they turn to head back, they confront Team Rocket and as the trio recites part of their {{motto}}, both groups [[Breaking the fourth wall|break the fourth wall]]. Melody, Misty, and Tracey's boat arrives, as does Zapdos. Pikachu and Zapdos communicate using electrical attacks, with {{MTR}} translating the conversation, as Zapdos explains it shall claim the island for its own. Lawrence's ship appears, draining Zapdos of its power and later capturing the Electric Pokémon and the rest in Melody's boat. The ship's computer informs Lawrence that there were others captured along with Zapdos. As they stand in the cage in the ship's lower chamber, Tracey notes the imprisoned birds, and Melody notes a stone with the Shamouti Prophecy etched and reads aloud the first sentence. As Lawrence mentions his plan to collect the birds, Misty criticizes him. Lawrence is very polite to his accidental captives and kindly releases them. The computer informs him of Articuno's location, and he leaves. The scene changes to Articuno as it uses {{m|Ice Beam}} on an island, freezing it and the water around the island. The news later states that a massive amount of Pokémon are making their way to the island, except for those that cannot cross water. The newspeoplereporters speak to the two Professors about a cause, and Professor Oak correctly predicts that the legendary birds are involved. After a brief scene featuring Slowking, followed by another scene depicting Shamouti Island in a snowstorm as Carol worries about Melody, the scene return to the lower chamber as Melody reads the prophecy again.
The group suggest to free the imprisoned birds as Lawrence's ship nears Articuno. Lawrence provokes the Freeze Pokémon using fire. Something underwater notices the commotion and ascends. Back in the chamber, Ash calls out Charizard and Pikachu to use {{m|Flamethrower}} and {{m|Thunder Shock}} to free Moltres, while James calls out {{TP|James|Weezing}}, who fails to save Zapdos. Jessie then releases {{TP|Jessie|Arbok}} to attempt to release Zapdos with {{m|Poison Sting}}, but it fails to penetrate the prison. Ash calls out Squirtle and Bulbasaur. As Squirtle joins in with {{m|Water Gun}}, Moltres is released. Moltres unleashes a Flamethrower attack that breaks Zapdos free. As the two birds are freed, however, they immediately get into a fight and destroy the ship in the process. The ship informs Lawrence that it is going down, and promptly crashes onto Lightning Island. The group evacuates and lands onto the island. The debris of the ship crashes onto the pedestal, destroying it and releasing the Lightning Sphere, which Ash acquires. The group escape onto Melody's boat while Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno duel overhead. A giant typhoon scoops up the boat and carries it to the Shamouti Shrine, where Ash and the others meet Slowking, the shrine's guardian. Able to speak, he shows Ash where to place the collected spheres. When he sets down the Spheres of Thunder and Fire, the legendary birds attack the shrine, but are stopped by the sudden appearance of {{mov|Lugia|Lugia|02}}. Lawrence eyes Lugia from the remains of his aircraft in awe, considering it "his prize" while the other three birds gang up and attack it. Lugia attempts to quell the fighting and protect the shrine, but the Diving Pokémon eventually falls victim to the attacks and crashes down. Meanwhile, the massive gathering of Pokémon arrive after crossing the now-frozen sea.
Melody plays the same tune from the ceremony, which reinvigorates the fallen Lugia. Lugia, who can also speak using {{t|psychic}} powers, explains that Ash must collect the Ice Sphere from Articuno's island. Ash doubts he can do it, but support from his friends and Pokémon changes his mind when Misty realizes when the legend states 'The earth shall turn to ash' it refers to the earth relying on Ash as the Chosen One to save it. As Ash sets out with Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charizard, and Lugia towards Ice Island, Team Rocket witness a helicopter containing Professor Oak, Delia, [[Professor Ivy]] and a news crew crash land. Seeing a discarded inflatable raft and the helicopter's tail propeller, they get an idea. Ash's attempts to reach the island are thwarted by the legendary birds, but Team Rocket surprisingly come to the rescue on a motorboat using the items they salvaged. Team Rocket shock Ash by revealing that they do not wish for the world to be destroyed. The heroes (and villains) race through the island using the raft and find the Ice Sphere, which Ash obtains. The legendary birds appear and ambush the group in Ice Island, then Articuno is knocked downout by its opponents. Lugia saves Ash, Pikachu and Team Rocket and heads back to Shamouti.
However, Lugia is slowed down by the extra weight of Team Rocket. The trio of villains decide to let go and nobly sacrifice themselves to allow Ash to save the world, which surprised him. As Ash notices the gathered Pokémon, he asks Lugia, who responds that they gathered in case they were needed, yet they stood still because they were unsure about what to do. As they approach Shamouti, Lugia suddenly comes under attack as Lawrence's, using the remains of his ship, whichmakes isone stillfinal functional,desperate triesattempt to capture his prize. Lugia, butmanages itto usesunleash an {{m|Aeroblast}} attack to defeat the remaining legendary birds and destroy Lawrence's ship before falling unconscious into the sea. Ash also falls unconscious into the water and Pikachu tries to urge Ash to wake up. Fortunately, Misty arrives in time to save the two. Misty and Tracey revive Ash, who leads the group back to the shrine. Ash inserts the final sphere into the shrine, which shines brightly with the unison of the spheres. The pillars glow in tune as Melody plays Lugia's song, which revives it and restores balance to the legendary birds. Lugia takes Ash and Pikachu for a flight with Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres beside them. Suddenly, a giant stream of water rises out of the ocean (the Beast of the Sea) and is tamed by the song. All the birds return to their homes and the Beast of the Sea vanishes into the ocean.
Lugia also departs, thanking Ash for his help. After Lugia leaves, Delia, Oak and Ivy arrive. Delia scolds Ash for his recklessness, but after Misty tells her he saved the world, Delia asks him if he could visit her once in a while on his journey. Ash agrees to her request. Lawrence picks up an {{TCG ID|The Power of One|Ancient Mew|promo}} card from the wreckage of his ship, deciding to restart his collection on a smaller scale. The film ends with Team Rocket appearing on Shamouti, having survived their sacrificial fall, lamenting that nobody actually saw them being heroes - but Slowking reveals to them that many people watched them and are right now. Slowking looks towards the screen, [[breaking the fourth wall]], as do Team Rocket, who end the film discussing what they should do now since they seem to now be good.
* This movie was released between ''[[EP104|Bound For Trouble]]'' and ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'' in Japan. Chronologically, howeverHowever, it likelychronologically takes place sometime after the latter, because {{AP|Charizard}} is shown obeying {{Ash}} in this movie, something it doesn't do until ''Charizardthat Chills''episode.
* The first names of [[Delia Ketchum|Ash's mother]], {{an|Professor Oak}}, and [[Professor Ivy]] were first revealed in this movie.
* [[Lawrence III]]'s actions in this movie were set in motion due to an {{TCG ID|The Power of One|Ancient Mew|promo}} card. This is the only movie to feature a Pokémon card.
* This is the first movie where {{an|Brock}} isn't a main character, though he has a cameo; when Professor Ivy calls Professor Oak to inform him of the unstable weather situation, Brock can be seen in the background, running from side to side in a frenzy (presumably doing multiple chores at the same time, as he can be seen carrying a {{p|Nidorina}} and a {{p|Paras}}). He is also seen in a picture in Ash's house in Pallet Town and making various poses in the background of a video conversation between Professors Ivy and Oak. Brock would be a main character in every other following movie until [[M14|the first ''Best Wishes'' series]] movie]], in which he makes no appearance.
* Some of the Pokémon shown on the cover are never actually seen in the movie.
* On the front cover, it appears as if Ash's undershirt is white, but it's actually black.
** In addition, the dub has Jessie and James undergoing a variation of the "[ that's good, that's bad]" routine from The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror III short "Clown Without Pity."
* According to Takeshi Shudo's blog, the Ancient Mew card was originally going to play a major role in an earlier treatment of the movie, although after it was rewritten, all of the references to the card save for the brief showing of it in the ending were cut. Shudo acknowledged its presence in the final film was a mistake on his part.<ref></ref>
* Early promos for the movie depicted a scene where Ash jumps off a cliff to catch Pikachu, with Misty having a shocked reaction.
* The events of this movie are later made canon in ''[[EP220|The Mystery is History]]'', as both Ash and James reference meeting a Lugia prior to that episode.
* The "boy and friend" exchange was originally Misty stating that he just happens to be at the same places she was when denying following him this far. Tracey's response likewise was his claiming he himself does the same as well originally instead of asking if they were talking about him.
* Melody explains that their boat has the ability to climb up walls and rocky prefaces, something that's not made clear in the dub.
* Shortly after Misty and Melody's exchange and Melody scolding Ash for his recklessness, Jessie, James and Meowth's exchange was different:. Originally, Jessie explained that Misty and Ash are ten years too young to get focused on romance anyways, with James also explaining that they themselves are already five years too old to focus on that anyhow, withimplying that they are both 25. Meowth summingsubsequently sums it up by making a crack at how "love life" is foreign to them, to Jessie and James' chagrin. In the dub, Jessie mentioned that getting involved with the opposite sex is only asking for trouble, and James mentioned that he'd rather stay out of trouble,. whileIn response, Meowth quips that they've got each other and thus don't need the opposite sex, much to their chagrin.
* Although Melody's line upon discovering a copy of the Shamouti Legend is translated well, her delivery was different between the two versions, having her react with recognition at the slab, while in the dub, she acts completely unfamiliar about it.
* Misty's speech to Lawrence III was altered. In the dub, she says that she considered his way of thinking of Pokémon as mere things to collect to be disgusting. In the original version, Misty was simply asking him why he used his methods to catch the legendary birds instead of [[Poké Ball]]s like regular Trainers. To this, Lawrence replies that he considered himself a collector, and feels that the collected things must be visibly on display, or they couldn't be called a collection.
* Lugia's speech about how only Ash can make a difference was originally him explaining that the Pokémon have their own versions of the world compared to humans, and that neither wants the world destroyed.
* The dub added in a comment about Lawrence's destiny when commenting that he was trying to capture Lugia for his collection.
* When she is about to save Ash, Misty mentions that sheAsh is Ash'sher burden in the Japanese version, while the dub makes it slightly more romantic by stating that Ash isn't alone because he's got her.
* Originally, after the song was sung, Lugia tells Ash and company to keep its existence a secret, as it's better off that way. The dub has it mentioning that the beast of the sea was tamed.
* Although Delia's speech was largely the same in the dub, it also added in a requirement that he try to keep it closer to home. It also mentioned that Ash's death means Ash and Delia's world would be destroyed originally, something that's implied but not directly mentioned in the dub.
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