The Pokémon Company International announced today that the upcoming release of Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us was being expanded to incorporate a theatrical release. It won’t be release nationwide, but the rollout is said to be coming to “select cinemas in multiple territories as a limited theatrical release.”
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us will only be in theaters for a few days. Participating theaters will have the film available on November 24th, 26th, 28th, and December 1st. The Pokémon Company International is once again teaming with Fathom Events to make the limited run happen.
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The film is a sequel to 2017’s Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! That movie, the first following the introduction of the Sun and Moon generation, was a reboot set in a new universe separate from the long running anime series. I Choose You! was a loose retelling of the Kanto League story which revolved around the first games of the series. Here’s The Pokémon Company’s synopsis of the upcoming sequel:
“Once a year, a ‘wind festival’ is held in Fura City, the city where people live together with the wind. On the final day of the festival, the legendary Pokémon Lugia will appear and give the people the blessed wind, a promise said to date back to the distant past. Lisa, a highschooler and Pokémon rookie. Kagachi, a braggart that just can’t stop telling tall tales. Trito, a timid researcher that lacks confidence. Hisui, an old eccentric that hates Pokémon. Largo, a mysterious little girl that hangs around in the forest all by herself.
While they’re participating in the festival, Ash and Pikachu meets these five companions by pure coincidence. Each of them has their own worries on their mind, and are unable to take a step forward together with their partner Pokémon, but when they meet each other, the cogs of destiny start turning…… Will the promise with Lugia be kept? And just what is the true identity of the mythical Pokémon Zeraora?”
The Pokémon Company International and Fathom Events aren’t ready to announce specifics regarding times and locations, but they say that information “will be available soon.”