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Next month Pokémon is returning to select US cinemas for two days only, with the nostalgia-laden “I Choose You!” movie. As the 20th film since Ash first met Mewtwo in 1998/99, the production studio at Toho has decided to call back to the very first season of the anime. Check out the first full theatrical trailer:

Now it’s obvious the new movie has significantly changed some parts of the plot, but it’s worth noting the movie isn’t seen as a retcon but more of a “parallel world” where events unfold differently after Ash takes Ho-Oh’s Rainbow Wing.

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will be heading to certain US cinemas on November 5th and 6th. You can find specifics and purchase tickets via the movie’s Fathom Events page.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.