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Pokémon: The Movie 2000 | 2000 | G | - 1.3.1

Two episodes are contained in this feature. The first, "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure," is a rather light mission for the Pokémon (aka Pokemon) who save one member from a big storm after a fall down a huge chute. The second, "The Power of One," is a darker story about the Pokémon and the chosen one (a boy) trying to save the world from a man who is trying to unleash the powers of an evil sea beast. With the voices of Eric Stuart, Veronica Taylor, Philip Bartlett, Rachel Lillis and Addie Blaustein. [1:24]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - "The Power of One" contains one kiss, some flirting and discussions of boyfriends and girlfriends, marriage and relationships with the opposite sex.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure" shows a Pokémon rolling down a large hill, landing on another character and falling down a huge chute. Six other Pokémon are knocked into the same hole and fall. Pikachu and another creature touch fingers causing electrical sparks (this is apparently how they communicate). A cat hangs from a limb over a huge waterfall and a large sea snake nearly snatches him off. The Pokémon go through a dark forest while creatures are watching them. The Pokémon walk across a creaking limb and through a dark cave. A big flash of light throws them through a hole and they land on a sea snake who becomes electrified; they are thrown off his back. A large and very windy storm starts and a nest full of eggs is nearly blown away. Falling trees nearly hit the Pokémon and a fire is started by lightning. "The Power of One" has a large, rather menacing flying station which reappears throughout the film: it fires on an island causing explosions. Flying Titans are shot at by the flying station and they fire back with fire blasts, lightning bolts and streams of ice -- two flying Titans are captured in cages and taken aboard the station. Also, the Pokémon and friends are captured in a cage and taken onboard. Several boats are caught in rough water and end up crashing onto rocks or an island. There are several scenes of the three Titans fighting in mid-air; one leaves them all unconscious. There are also scenes of fighting between the Titans and the Guardian: the Guardian ends up wounded and drifting through water, and in one scene the Guardian is carrying a boy and Pikachu on his back; the boy ends up nearly drowning when he falls. Also two people and a creature fall from the Guardian's back and land in water. A crashed boat raises its sails and flies up some steps nearly landing on some people. Also a huge funnel of water picks up a boat and takes it to an island where it is thrown and crashes. A helicopter crashes, but the occupants are uninjured. A menacing sea beast is shown several times swimming in murky, bubbling water. A fish shaped submarine crashes onto rocks, the occupants are shown in the remaining hull of the vessel when they are almost hit by another boat and tossed overboard. There are several scenes of ferocious storms with wind, lightning, snow and rain. Several Pokémon use their firepower to break the cage holding a Titan and a Titan blasts a cage with fire. Two Titans destroy the flying station crashing it and causing the Pokémon and friends to run from falling rubble. A pack of Pokémon stampede and knock a man off his bike. A Titan and Pikachu exchange lightning bolts and Pika is knocked down; a boy runs into a force field and is also knocked down.

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LANGUAGE 1 - Some very mild insults and a reference to "Titan droppings."

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Greed, power, ancient rituals, being the chosen one, heroism, responsibility.
MESSAGE - "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure": Team work makes things possible. "The Power of One": Go where your heart leads you.
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