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* This movie, along with the Pikachu short ''[[PK07|Pikachu & Pichu]]'', marks the first appearance of Ash's {{TP|Ash|Totodile}} and {{TP|Ash|Noctowl}} for the American audience. This is because ''[[EP151|The Totodile Duel]]'' and ''[[EP154|Fowl Play!]]'', in which Ash captures Totodile and Noctowl respectively, did not air in America until after this movie was released, ''The Totodile Duel'' in May 5, 2001 and ''Fowl Play!'' in April 28, 2001.
* The identity of the woman who returned home with Spencer Hale was not revealed in the movie itself, but was confirmed in the screenplay to be Molly's mother. This also acted as one of the reasons why [[Takeshi Shudō]] retired from making Pokémon movies after this movie as well as the start of his retirement from any Pokémon anime-related media, as he, upon learning who she was by getting a copy of the screenplay, mentioned that Sonoda had fundamentally misunderstood the point behind his screenplay, stating that had his own mother been alive and he been in Molly's shoes, he would have never abducted another person's mother.
* Molly's Japanese name, Mii, is partly derived from the one [[Takeshi Shudō]] had for his own daughter. <ref></ref>