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Pokémon 3: The Movie (2001)



Critic Consensus: Critics say that the third Pokemon movie has a better plot than its two predecessors. This is not enough, however, to recommend it to those not already fans of the franchise.

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In this animated feature, young Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will encounter the Unown, the most mysterious of all Pokemon. It is the Unown that create a challenge for Ash far greater than any Pokemon battle he has ever experienced before. With help from Pikachu and all his faithful Pokemon, plus friends Brock and Misty and even a little unexpected assistance from Team Rocket, Ash must rescue the young orphan Molly from the mystical forces that threaten to transform her life into a dreamworld prison. At the same time, Ash must also struggle to bring his own mother back from the realm of the Unown before she is lost forever and he becomes an orphan himself.

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Veronica Taylor
as Ash Ketchum/Mrs. Delia Ketchum
Ikue Otani
as Pikachu
Stan Hart
as Professor Oak
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Critic Reviews for Pokémon 3: The Movie

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (22)

So-so, violent movie for series fans only.

December 27, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The animation doesn't display the kind of artistic advances that would compensate for the underdeveloped story.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

The animation and script still look as crummy as ever.

August 10, 2001 | Full Review…

Lighter than its predecessors.

July 16, 2001 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If not exactly enjoyable, then at least halfway tolerable.

June 27, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Certainly parents' wallets are the lighter for it.

April 10, 2001 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pokémon 3: The Movie

Okay, I'll admit, that this has the weakest characters, but it also leads as being the most eventful of the franchise. It has the most complicated plot as a scientist discovers symbols, linking them to rare undiscovered pokemon. Ante, being the first pokemon found, is probably the most interesting legendary character so far, but there is just something about these films that I find wrong. Movies can only go so far, and with pokemon, they can't even pass the first two with good story.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


Better, but still weird and depressing

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

as with every pokemon movie up until destiny deoxys a masterpiece

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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