While the hype for Pokémon GO has died a little bit (users down to 5 million a day from 28 million since August) the Pokémon universe is still massive.
We still predict that eventually our world will be seamless blend with that of the Pokémon world, but until that time we can still enjoy all that Pokémon has to offer without actually succumbing to literally being inside its world. Earlier in the year we found out the a new Pokémon was in the works and that a “classic” feel would return. Ash’s old outfit would be reprised but other than that we were left in the dark about plot details. That is, until now.
The Pokémon Company has released the second trailer for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You, along with a full synopsis of the movie. The trailer shows Ash and Pikachu teaming up with two trainers (both of whom have Pokémon from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl as their partner Pokémon) to find Ho-Oh and become “Heroes of the Rainbow.”
Here’s the full synopsis of the film:
Ash, a boy living in Pallet Town, greeted the morning of his 10th birthday, the day he could become qualified to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash’s heart was filled with a desire for Pokémon he has never seen before and a world he has never seen before, but while he was meant to be given a Pokémon that would become his partner at the Oak Laboratories, he ended up severely oversleeping, and all that was left for him was a single Pikachu, a Pokémon that did not get attached to humans. “Do you hate me? I like you!” Even though the two were at odds with one another, their friendship deepened little by little, and as they looked up at the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh that flew through the sky on the day they set off, Ash and Pikachu swore an oath as they held one of its Rainbow Wings: “Let’s go meet it together one day!” And thus, Pikachu and Ash, who set off on his journey to become the world’s greatest Pokémon Master, end up meeting the Trainers Makoto and Soji on their way before getting told a legend concerning Ho-Oh.
“Those who, guided by the Rainbow Wing, meet with Ho-Oh, shall become the Heroes of the Rainbow.” Ash and the others end up getting guided by Marshadow, a mysterious Pokémon that had been lurking in Ash’s shadow without anyone realizing, and make their way to Mount Tensei, where Ho-Oh lives, but a strong opponent appears before them. Will the duo manage to reach Ho-Oh?! In order for them to fulfill the promise they swore on the day the departed, the two of them now begin an adventure that will last until they become “true partners”!