Year: 2002
USA: Miramax
Cast: Veronica Taylor, Addie Blaustein, Rachael Lillis, Ikue Ootani, Eric Stuart
Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney
Country: Japan
USA Rated: G
USA Release Date: 11 October 2002 (Limited Release)


40 years ago, a hunter who specialised in selling rare Pokemon tried to catch a Celebi, a green, winged Pokemon with the ability to travel through time. In order to escape, Celebi used the last of its energy to travel to the present bringing with it Sammy, a boy who tried to save Celebi from the hunter.

In the present, Ash, Pikachu and crew find Sammy in the woods, and an old woman - whom Sammy has met as a girl in the past - helps them all to understand what has transpired. Sammy is determined to help the wounded Celebi recover, and Ash and Pikachu are eager to help. However, they all soon encounter an enemy fat more advanced than the hunter Sammy left behind in the past.

This new enemy possesses a Pokemon called a 'Dark Ball', which transforms the Pokemon it captures into evil and far stronger creatures. When Celebi is captured, the fate of the entire forest is threatened.

With the help of legendary Pokemon Suicune, will Ash and his friends save the day.