5 November 2017
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash & Pikachu's first meeting and their adventures as they search for the legendary Pokémon Ho - Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture. For fans of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, those who purchase tickets for the November 5 th and 6 th showings will receive a never - before - seen Pokémon TCG card featuring Ash’s Pikachu wearing its Trainer’s hat, as seen in Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (while stocks last) . Cinemagoers will also receive a QR Code (while stocks last) that will unlock an in - game event in the highly anticipated Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which release shortly after the movie, on November 17. The QR Code also unlocks Ash’s Pikachu wearing its Trainer’s hat. Cinema attendees will be treated to a special reel of fun Pokémon content that’s never been seen in cinemas. Animated shorts featuring Pikachu, Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, select episodes of Pokémon Generations and iconic “Who’s the Pokémon?” trivia will run as fans settle in to their seats and get ready for the main event, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Attendees will also be treated to a special montage and a look back at previous animated Pokémon movies, set to a newly recorded version of the classic Pokémon theme song, also never seen before in cinema.