Revelation Lugia

BOOOOOOORIIIIIING



Current Zar note: I eventually branched out from just doing game screencaps to doing them for Pokemon movies as well cause why not, who's going to stop me. I did this LP (?) in 2009! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




I learned my lesson from Mewtwo Strikes Back and I didn't go to theaters to see the Lugia movie, or the Entei movie, and in fact I don't think I've seen any of the later Pokemon movies dubbed. THEREFORE, I CANNOT POINT OUT DUB DIFFERENCES IN HERE or at least, not as easily as with Mewtwo Strikes Back. I'm sure they're in here though.

Like Mewtwo Strikes Back, I had a subbed VHS of the Lugia movie, but the audio was so bad I only watched it once and could barely remember what happened. Thankfully, not a lot happens in this movie anyway.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, POCKET MONSTERS MOVIE '99: LUGIA'S A HUGE FAILURE

tango towards terror, mambo towards molten rivers of death, you know how it goes

So do NOT book him for your birthday party, TRUST me on this one.

Superior in moisture proofness.

Says some random guy.

THE ICE GOD IS A LOSER

you heard it here first

So hot right now.

Whenever people complain about the Japanese names for Pokemon being better than the English ones, I always think about the Legendary Birds.

Freezer -> Articuno

Thunder -> Zapdos

Fire -> Moltres

YES, THE JAPANESE NAMES ARE DEFINITELY MORE CREATIVE, OH YEAH

especially since Jolteon's japanese name is Thunders, another masterful stroke of ingenuity

as a side note translator you can change Shoto to islands, seriously it's okay, I won't mind

Hahahahahaha no your flying fortress looks great, honest

Anyway, random dude freezes up Moltres's island. MOLTRES DOES NOT APPROVE

YOU'RE GOING DOWN YOU... GIANT DOUBLEDECKER FRISBEE

Checkmate wait what

I HATE HULA HOOPS >:O

Some god.

Pffft Lugia.

There's some translation here like "The water god's something birth" or something, whatever. REVELATION LUGIA

Orange Sherbet.

Hey guys, it's Tracey! Or is it Tracy? Anyway, Tracey replaced Brock for a brief period, then went off to marry Prof. Oak. This is the only movie he appears in. :O A lot of people didn't like him, but I don't mind him really. He's not annoying or anything, he's just kind of... there most of the time.

I'm sorry, who and his friends

THE TRUE SECRET TO BECOMING A POKEMON MASTER

Every movie seems to open this way. Or at least they did for a period.

Anyway, our opening song for this movie is Rivals!, which is pretty catchy. The movie version isn't very different than the one they used in the show. At least as far as I can tell.

You know what Pokemon I love

Tracy's old battered Scyther, that's what I love

I'm sure this comes as a complete surprise to you

Old fogey Scyther is taking a nap, you kids quiet down

WOOP STORM COMING

OLD SCYTHER'S GOT YOU, VENONAT

suddenly magikarps, thousands of them

NO REALLY??

Anyway somewhere else

I'm just hugely amused at Prof. Oak riding a bike, I don't know. DOES ASH'S MOM NOT HAVE A NAME OR WHAT

oh nice weather is that what you think

Ash's Mom's Mr. Mime runs and gets an umbrella preemptively.

Spores?

Prof: Oak: >:[

I'm glad I could share this with you all.

DIGUDAGU DIGUDAGU

DIGLETTS STOLE MY BIKE!!

I just like the worried Mr. Mime here, don't mind me.

MEANWHILE SOMEWHERE ELSE

Oh hey bird people

Everyone's freaked out but then it turns out the lady giving them a ride knows the people there, so no worries.

I.. what?

Come to think of it why ARE all the villagers dressed up already

Is no one on these islands a trainer? :O Maybe they don't have a Professor to assign Pokemon trainer licenses or something? Hmm.

AND NOW A KISS FROM THE OLD MAN

Togepi is thrilled for some reason.

Misty's going to pop you in the face, Ash.

I just really love little things like this, just the small changes a Pokemon world would have on this stuff. Don't mind me.

And why does my turkey leg have a little pink bow

Furura plays a specific song that reprises through the movie constantly. It's kind of nice. Here's what it sounds like.

Misty what is that even supposed to mean

wow look at that juggler over there

THERE'S NO WAY THIS COULD GO WRONG!!

Oh Ash.

Misty get over it already.

ANYWAY LET'S SEE HOW TEAM ROCKET IS DOING

OR WILL YOU

I just like lightning, don't mind me.

Yeah I didn't get that the first time, thank you for clarifying

I'd say this is a change of heart for Furura but really we know nothing about her at this point.

MISTY LET IT GO ALREADY

Oh I see you're his friend, yes that would make sense.

Tracey is secretly in love with Ash too. Wait a minute

TEAM ROCKET HITCHES A RIDE

...How?

Again I just like lightning, shut up.

COULD IT BE THEIR FAULT???

Dang I forget this lady's english name... Prof. Ivy? Anyway. When Tracey was brought in to replace Brock, they had to find somewhere to put Brock. Preferably not six feet under. So they had Prof. Ivy and her three daughters show up, and Brock fell in love with them and decided to live with them, thus freeing up the coveted third slot in the party for Tracey.

Later on, when Brock came back, he was extremely terrified about talking about Prof. Ivy and what happened while he was there that made him leave. MYSTERIOUS.

Tracey, as I mentioned, left to go live with Prof. Oak. I think he's still there to this very day, actually.

Like this floating Paras here

how dare you say that to me

Anyway they land on the island, then sail their boat up a flight of stairs.

That's not a lie, that's actually what happens.

HAHA YEAH LET'S GO WITH THAT

Wow Moltres is big.

We still have yet to learn this guy's name.

I just like the little altar they have going on here, don't mind me.

This is the start of the Team Rocket motto in Japanese, as a note.

BURN

How are the kids, by the way

IT'S RAINING BOATS

HALLELUJAH

Tracey: :DD

Ash: duuuuuh

Only five? Somehow I thought it was more than that.

MEOWTH WHAT FANFICS HAVE YOU BEEN READING

Hey Zapdos

I CLAIM THIS ISLAND

IT WILL BE

MY ISLAND

oh yeah this happens all the time, nothing weird here

affect, affect him. affect is the verb.

Oh, you want an electric attack do you

There's just something very silly about this shot to me.

There's that territory theme again!

An electric Pokemon's power is like its own private kingdom, and it'll protect with its life.

HEY

HEY

HEY

F--- YOU

Zapdos on the whole is rather stupid looking but it's kind of better looking when it has its wings back.

NOOO NOT THE SQUARES

oh hey guys what are these things they look

DUHWOAAHHOHOHOHO

I cut this but earlier this guy said that no one had ever seen Lugia, which makes it a bit odd that he has a tiny stylized chess piece of him.

SOMETHING ELSE.

I guess that cage is for Pidgeys or something.

lol nice roof

Hey maybe we'll finally learn this guy's name.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME

Old man really he looks like he's in his 20s

DEFINITELY NOT LIKE CATCHING A POKEMON AND DUMPING THEM IN A PC BOX AND NEVER USING THEM THAT'S DIFFERENT

I wonder if there are other dudes like this guy in the Pokemon world.

OKAY MR...?

OKAY MR...?

TELL ME YOUR NAME

But instead mysterious collector man just goes back upstairs in his thronepillar to go chase Articuno. Darn it.

Hey there's an Ekans in the ocean

I SEE THAT PARASECT EEEEEEEEEEEE

PROF. OAK KNOWS EVERYTHING HE HAS TO PLEASE HELP US PROF. OAK AAAAAAAAAAA

If we harglebargle

Prof. Oak has one of those neat multi-color pens. I used to have one of those!

I never saw the dub but I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess that this got cut or censored.

Raichu ♥

Will the South Ocean split into bits WILL YOU GET SERIOUS PLEASE

WALK, DON'T RUN

THIS IS NOT A GYM

Team Rocket's thinking ahead.

Moltres and Zapdos are taking a nap, thanks.

WITH MY FACE!!

darn it why doesn't that ever work

Meanwhile Articuno and Collectorguy fight to the death.

Siiiiiiiigh welll if you insist

eh

Collector guy pays top dollar to protect his brass vases from Pokemon accidents

Seriously you can leave the attacks translated, it's alright.

Will you guys cut it out

Meanwhile Ash calls out everyone to help out

OH COME ON

If I recall correctly they also cut this explanation for some reason. I'm not sure though.

CMON BUDDY WE'RE OUT OF HERE

wheeeee

ah what a lovely day to collect pokemon

oh what the f---.

Oh great.

Legendary bird partaayyyy

Hey it's the other glowing marble

Zapdos Moltres and Articuno are going to KILL EVERYONE

NO WORRIES

Oh yeah there was some stuff about the boat, a water geyser flew up and caught it as you see here.

TEAM ROCKET IS SEPARATED ONCE AGAIN

There's been a Slowking commenting on stuff throughout the whole movie, although I cut a lot of caps of him. BUT HE'S BEEN THERE. Anyway.

Put the marbles in there, we want to play Pinball.

By the way, I think Slowking here is one of the very few Pokemon shown speaking human without using telepathic powers. Much like Meowth.

Ash when has this ever worked

Oh it's you.

You stole my lunchmoney and now you will pay

Lugia and the birds fight for a while, blah blah. Slowking again recites the bit of the prophecy about how Lugia will only appear when the world's about to end.

THEN WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING HIM SHOW UP

Lugia you suck.

This just in: Lugia a failure! We report to you live.

Ivy are you high

But that's exactly what they're doing, wait

PARASECT :D :D :D

Raichu and Drowzee are friends.

Look at all that dust.

Really?

Ash come on stay with us here

Furura plays a smokin jam

Lugia what kind of legendary Pokemon are you.

WHY? WHO KNOWS!

As implied by my previous statement.

You know why can't someone else get the little orb

I mean that's all there is to it, just getting an orb and putting it in the thing. That's not that complicated.

COME PARTY WITH US ASH

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anyway everyone gives Ash their support, you know.

Does Ash cry in every movie? I should check this out.

NEVER MIND I GIVE UP

no wait there we go

you know why couldn't ash just ride charizard over there?

Lugia: I'M HELPING TOO

Ash: yeah whatever

THESE PLOT THREADS BETTER TIE IN, MOVIE

Do... what?

Oh no you don't.

WHOOPS

INVISIBLE CRANE GAME

NOW we get the whole motto.

Kojiro, sorry missed it.

The translation I've always heard for it goes something like:

If you need to know what's going on..
Listen to us, guys.
To guard the universal destruction!
To keep the universal peace!
We carry out an evil of truth and love!
We are the lovely, charming villians!
Musashi!
Kojiro!
We the Rocket Gang travel any stars in the galaxy and..
A white hole -- a white future is waiting for us!
Right!

Eh, close enough.

TEAM ROCKET'S GOT THEIR EYES ON THE PRIZE

woah ho ho

WOOP

Yeah thanks where were you like two minutes ago

Yeah that's looks very structurally sound.

WELL UH

GOOD LUCK

WOOOOOOO HOO HOO HOOOOOOO

HAY GUYS WHAT'S GOING ON

MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE

James what are you doing

SURPRISE!

HAHA, WHEE!

Articuno succumbs to type weakness

Meanwhile Ash hitches a ride on Lugia

DON'T FORGET YOUR COMIC RELIEFS

TEAM ROCKET NO!

Haha oh team rocket.

Or not.

Hey what's that cloud look like? I think it looks like... RAIN! HA HA!

Everyone's a Pokemon?!?

(just like it said in sinnoh, ooooooh)

That Hitmonchan doesn't seem to be feeling it.

Lugia what are you talking about

OH NO

Deep inside Lugia conceals a fierce, world-destroying rage

Bye Collectorman who never told us his name

Lugia what kind of wussy legendary pokemon are you

Well me and Tracey, whatever.

TRACEY'S GOT YOU ASH

~drama~

Didn't see you leading anyone but hey whatever

Cool they're strobelights

So the secret was mutagen all along

Play us some phat beatz

who is playing that flute

that's really annoying

uuuuuugh what did i do last night

YAY EVERYTHING'S BETTER NOW

oh it's you, whatever

HEY ASH CAN WE RIDE TOO

ASH

ASH

ASH CAN WE

ASH

ash you're a jerk

oh what now

collector guy, so jealous right now

what is going on here

And what I assume to be the ocean current goes back into the ocean! What

Maybe you should stop sucking, Lugia, just a thought.

Yeah, you do that. In fact never come back.

FINALLY IT ALL COMES TOGETHER

Awwwww Ashmom.

Whatever happened to Ashmom anyway? She hasn't shown up in any of the later movies in a long time.

Oh Prof. Oak.

Fun fact: This is the card they gave out for free during showings of Mewtwo Strikes Back. I THINK I HAVE ONE.

unf

OUR TRADITIONAL ENDING

and we never did find out what that collector guy's name was

Although I know what it is, it's Jirarudan. It's just weird to me that no one ever says it during the movie. :O The only way you'd know is by watching the credits. He even has his own evil sounding song about collecting things! It's pretty catchy.

Apparently he started being a collector with that Mew card, thus the shot of him with that. I guess you're supposed to read the supplemental material to find that out or something.

More fun trivia: Apparently Jirarudan is voiced by Chairman Kaga from Iron Chef. Tee hee.

The ending song is Toi et Moi, because why stop at random english when you can do random french too? Sort of a hiphopish sounding song. Not that bad, but not high on my list of favorite Pokemon songs.

Furura likes her flute.

BYE RANDOM INCIDENTAL CHARACTERS

RELATED TO THE MOVIE??

Tracey's thing was drawing stuff, if you didn't watch any of his episodes. I think his full name was Tracey Sketchit or something? I know his japanese name was Kenji.

Ashmom where are you now

BROOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK

Onward to Mount Doom they rode

WOOOOO the end

Yeah, not one of my favorites if you haven't guessed. If you haven't seen it you're not missing much. NOW I CAN MOVE ON TO THE ENTEI MOVIE THOUGH WHICH IS MUCH BETTER

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