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Right now, the Pokébuzz is all about the live-action Detective Pikachu movie starring Ryan Reynolds—but, as the kids like to say, you don’t just catch one. You catch them all. The first English-language look has arrived for the latest Pokémon animated flick, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, which is coming to the U.S. for special screenings.

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, the 21st movie in the longstanding franchise, sees Ash and Pikachu heading to a windy seaside town to save it from destruction. It’s the second film after the film series reboot that started with I Choose You!, and it has been confirmed that this film is a direct sequel that sees the return of the Legendary Pokémon, Lugia.


The movie debuted in Japan earlier this year under the name Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story, and is getting a limited American theatrical release around Thanksgiving from Fathom Events, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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As far as that other Pokémon movie, it was reported last week that Detective Pikachu has switched from Universal to Warner Bros., as part of a larger negotiation involving Legendary Entertainment’s film catalog. No word whether this will affect the production schedule or release date.