Pokémon Movie: Lucario & The Mystery of Mew
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Lucario & The Mystery of Mew
Pokemon Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Cover
General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Yukako Matsusako
 Takemoto Mori
 Junya Okamoto
 Choji Yoshikawa
 Written by  Hideki Sonoda
 Rica Matsumoto
 Ikue Ōtani
 Yūji Ueda
 Fushigi Yamada
 Megumi Hayashibara
 Shin-ichiro Miki
 Inuko Inuyama
 Daisuke Namikawa
 Satomi Kōrogi
 Takeshi Aono
 Noriko Hidaka
 Kōichi Yamadera
 Kumiko Okae
 Momoko Kikuchi
 Narrated by  Mike Pollock
 Runtime  100 minutes
 Box office takings  $37.2 million
 Successor  The Temple of the Sea
 Predecessor  Pokemon Destiny Deoxys
 Release dates
  Australia  N/A
  Europe  June 16th, 2007
  Japan  July 16th, 2005
  United States  July 20th, 2006
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Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew or when directly translated from the movies Japanese title "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Mew and the Wave Hero" is the eighth movie in the Pokemon franchise and the third in the Advanced Generation series.

The movie was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and starred all the usual voice actors from the Japanese and English versions of the anime episodes. The movie included the introduction of four previously unseen Pokemon from Generation IV: Bonsly, Lucario, Mime Jr. and Weavile. There are also appearances from Regice, Regirock and Registeel, Ho Oh also appears to be in the movie but this is actually Mew in disguise.

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is a compliment to the Pokemon Advanced series' of the anime and as such ties in with many of the locations, characters etc from those series.

The initial release came on July 16th, 2005 when it hit theaters in Japan. Later that same year just in time for Christmas the Japanese DVD release arrived on December 22nd, 2005. The movie then enjoyed a limited cinema and full scale DVD release across the globe until the summer of 2007 when it finally finished releasing across Europe.

Once more the International adaptation and English dub was dealt with by 4Kids Entertainment, with the first DVD releases coming in Australia on August 16th, 2006 and next in the U.S on September 19th, 2006.

The movie premiere for the U.S Took place at Comic-Con 2006 in San Diego, California. In the UK it aired on Cartoon Network and sometimes airs on CITV. This would be the last time that 4Kids Entertainment would work on a Pokémon Movie. A Hindi dubbed version of the movie was aired in India on Hungama TV on July 19th, 2017.

Although Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew was well enough recieved by audiences to become one of the four nominees for the "Best Anime Feature" at the American Anime Awards it unfortunately lost out to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.


Official Description

Hundreds of years ago, Camaron Palace and its people were saved by the noble sacrifice of Sir Aaron, an Aura Knight. From that day forward the people have always honored his deeds with an annual festival. Of course, Ash isn't really much of a history buff—he's more interested in the Pokémon competition being held! Only when he wins and is asked to don the ceremonial role of Aura Guardian does Aaron's importance become clear—especially when Lucario emerges from Aaron's staff! Aaron isn't a hero to this long-dormant Pokémon—all Lucario remembers is the master that betrayed it!

Left out of the battle all those hundreds of years before, Lucario is asked to be a hero again—Mew has shown up and whisked Pikachu and Meowth away to the Tree of Life, and only Lucario can lead the way! Can Lucario put aside its distrust of humans long enough to reunite Ash with his best friend?

Major Characters

Other Characters


The voice cast
Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor


Official Trailer

Trading Cards

There were a few different trading cards given out with admissions to cinemas/theatres

Related Articles & Movie Ads

Magazine clippings, movie posters and so on

Trivia & Facts

Trivia from the movie


Continuity errors and bloopers

Reviews & Reception

Movie scores from major reviewers



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