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Pokémon Live Action is a series of short films produced and directed by Fábio Powers. They were filmed and released in 2008-2012. In these films, the human actors and scenes of action were filmed in real life, but the Pokémon and various special effects were done with computers. The Pokémon animations were mostly taken and/or edited from 3D games, such as Pokémon Stadium and Super Smash Bros Brawl.
In addition to three full-length movies, Fábio Powers has also produced a short Live Action clip that was presented at the Pokéday 2013 event.
It is so far uncertain whether new Pokémon Live Action movies will ever come out or not.
O Vírus Misterioso
O Vírus Misterioso O Vírus MisteriosoThe Mysterious Virus
O Vírus Misterioso (English: The Mysterious Virus) is the first movie in the "Pokémon Live Action" movie series. It was first released in YouTube on June 10, 2008.
This movie features the start of Flávio Jorge's Pokémon journey.
Flávio José Lourenço Jorge is a young Portugese boy who wishes to become a Pokémon Trainer. However, when his mother is finally ready to let him go on a journey, he is unable to get his starter Pokémon, because a mysterious virus has been making Pokémon, both wild and trained ones, go on rampages all around the world. Thankfully Flávio's cousin, Carlos Mates, who became the first Portugese to win the Pokémon League in 30 years in the year before, sends him a Totodile to start his journey with, along with several Poké Balls and a Pokédex. During his journey, Flávio meets a Trainer named Pedro, who becomes his friend and companion. They soon find themselves in a hot spot, as a mysterious organization tries to get its hands on Flávio's Totodile, which seems to be immune to the virus.
O Destino de um Herói (English: Destiny of a Hero) is the second movie in the "Pokémon Live Action" movie series. It was first released in YouTube on June 28, 2009.
In this movie, Flávio continues his journey with his friends, facing an odd and mysterious kind of threat.
Flávio Jorge has been on his Pokémon journey for quite a while, and has greatly improved in skill as a Pokémon Trainer. He even manages to find himself a new traveling companion, a beginner Trainer named Sofia. However, a new threat is looming around them, as wild Pokémon start attacking people all over the country for no appearent reason, even though the Pokémon disease was supposed to be cured. Not only that, but also their old enemy, Carmén Araújo, is after them again. Everything finally begins to unravel as it turns out that the cause of all the wild Pokémon rampages is a mysterious data Pokémon known as Missingno., which seems to have an unexplainable attachment to Flávio.
A Luz da Esperança (English: The Light of Hope) is the third and last movie in the "Pokémon Live Action" movie series. Unlike the previous movies, this movie was cut in two parts due to its length. The first part of the movie was released in YouTube on December 20 to 22, 2011, broken into five separate videos. The second part was released in YouTube on February 27, 2012 as four separate videos.
In this movie, Flávio and his friends face a new kind of threat as their previous opponents turn out to be nothing but a shadow of something even bigger.
Flávio Jorges has now been a Pokémon Trainer for several years. He has been able to save the Pokémon world twice, and participated in the Pokémon League, even though he couldn't win it. Now, however, he and his friends face a new threat as President Mauro Araújo (who is later revealed to be Carmén Araújo's father), apparently frustrated by the recent out-of-control-Pokémon experiences, launches an operation to confiscate and capture every single Pokémon around the nation, both wild and trained ones. For the job, the Government uses special laser cannons and guns called "Capturers", capable of instantly catching any Pokémon they are fired on. To protect themselves and their Pokémon, Flávio and his friends leave their homes and go on their separate ways.
After a year of hiding, Flávio encounters and befriends with a boy named Daniel and his Lucario. Daniel introduces Flávio to the mysterious power known as the Aura, and starts teaching him how to control it. This new power is going to come in handy, for Flávio's friends at the Pokémon Ranger Agency have found out that the government is actually planning something even bigger than catching every Pokémon in the country: catching every single Pokémon in the world with a gigantic device known as the "Mega Capture Amplifier". But is even catching them all not Mauro Araújo's ultimate plan? The final battle is about to unfold...
Pokémon Reborn - Lucario VS Charizard is a four-minute short first published on July 18, 2013. It was filmed to be presented at the Pokéday 2013 event.
Despite Fábio Powers having stated that A Luz da Esperança would be the final Pokémon Live Action movie, he stated in this short's info that he did a new bit because he couldn't resist at doing some more, also aknowledging the high popularity of the movies and the fans' desire for more of them.
Flávio has been missing for months, without anyone knowing where he is. Carlos is worried about him and a possible new threat, while Daniel wants to test his skills in a battle.