Episode Movie 8

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Sep 19, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
500 years ago, Sir Aaron saved the kingdom of Rota when two opposing armies nearly destroyed it in a war. Now, a festival is held every year in honor of Sir Aaron's deed. After winning a tournament competition, Ash is selected to be this year's Aura Guardian. When a mysterious woman by the name of Kidd tracks down Mew, Mew disappears and takes an injured Pikachu and Meowth to the Tree of Beginning. At the same time, Lucario is set free from the staff Ash holds, mistaking Ash for Aaron. Lucario reveals that Aaron was no hero and abandoned the queen, along with trapping him in the staff. Now, Ash must rely on Lucario's help if he's to make it to the Tree of Beginning and find Pikachu. Kidd tags along too, only wanting to learn Mew's connection to the tree. However, their adventure will cause more damage than intended, and the truth of the events of 500 years ago will finally be revealed!moreless

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  • This was pretty cool but Lucario died at the end

    OK, I love the animation, the dialogue, story and its soundtrack. The saddest part, is that Lucario wanted to stay with Sir Aaron (who died as well) and I think a tear dropped from my eye. Now, let me talk about Lucario. I love his badass look, and his quotes as well: "The aura is with me!" Along with his voice. Now, let me talk about his look. He kinda looks like a dog thing. I heard he's based off Anubis, an Egyptian god. He has an "angry-looking" facial expression all the time. That makes him REALLY badass. His body, well it consists of three spikes. (two on back of his forepaws and one on his chest) Now that's what I call a badass! His powers are awesome. (Aura sphere, bone rush, I wish he was real, so I could have a Lucario as my best friend Pokmon. Also, this movie made me like him even more. Overall rating: 9.5/10moreless
  • Lucario: This Pikachu... are you its master? Ash: Master? Haha, are you kidding? No, Pikachu and I are best friends.

    Our heroes - or mainly, Ash - compete in a contest at Cameron Palace to earn the title of the "Guardian of the Aura". Little do they know that the legend of Sir Aaron may not be as it seems, and that the staff that's been handed down from generation to the next actually holds within it a Pokemon Lucario - an apprentice of Sir Aaron himself.

    The movie's plot if pretty good, the art is the usual level of Pokemon movies, and I really liked this film; it was eventful, didn't repeat itself (something that happens in children's movies/shows all too often to underline the meaningful points in the plot), and the inner struggle and emotions of people and Pokemon alike were easy to sympathize with. The story was also coherent, and there weren't weird twists or errors. Even Team Rocket fit in very well in this one.

    Mew makes its second appearance here. I miss the voice it had in the first movie, but what can you do. Also, I don't know why, but May didn't look or sound like herself in this one (maybe the voice actor changed, and her look at the ball was a lot different from her usual traveling outfit).

    All in all a must-see for Pokemon fans. One of the best movies in the series, for sure!moreless
  • Lucario is one of my favorite Poke'mon!

    This movie was fantastic. Like all Poke'mon movies so far, it has great animation. Lucario is a character that quickly grows on you, and whom you feel sympathy for throughout the movie, as he believes he was betrayed by his master, Sir Erwin. The ending of the movie, in which Lucario sacrifices himself was sad, and I honestly almost felt like crying. If you stick around to watch the credits, you can see something interesting, which is Sir Erwin trying chocolate for the first time, just like Lucario. A very good Poke'mon movie and a must see for fans of Poke'mon movies, such as myself.moreless
  • This is one of the best Pokemon movies ever.

    I got this movie in a 2 disc collecter's edition and I gotta say say this is a really good movie.It is about this amazing Pokemon that could talk and his name is Lucario.The story is very good and interesting it starts in the past where Lucario was at and his master Sir Aaron sealed him in his staff.Then later on Lucario ends up in the future with Ash, Pikachu, Brock, May, Max, and the others.So when Lucario got to know Ash more he helps him find Pikachu.Later on Ash ended up with Pikachu again and the forest that they were in was going to be destroyed.So Lucario is trying to use his aura to stop the forest from being destroyed.But his aura is not strong enough so Ash found the gloves that Sir Aaron had to help Lucario make the aura bigger and stronger.The forest was returning back how it was, then Lucario found a time flower and touched it and it showed Lucario a time when Sir Aaron dying when Lucario was seeing that he started to cry and he said that he is sorry that he was feeling useless.Ash told Lucario that he is not useless and he is a great pokemon.In the end Lucario ended up dying which really sucked a lot because he was a great pokemon that Ash won't ever forget.Overall this movie is just perfect but it killed it when Lucario died though but the movie was just basically about Lucario.moreless
  • After pretty much leaving what has become a less and less interesting series for this reviewer, Netbug has an accidental encounter with Lucario and the Mystery and Mew and is surprised to find that it's one of the best films in the Pokemon series.moreless

    I love Pokemon. I really do. I play the games. I play the cards. I watch the show... well.... no. I used to watch the show, but lately I feel Pokemon has jumped the shark and become less and less interesting with each passing season.

    Apparently the movies, however, have not fallen victim to this problem. At least you couldn't tell from LATMOM.

    Watching this was a total accident. I wasn't planning to, but there was nothing on and with the recent acquiring of Pokemon Diamond I was in the mood, so I put it on while I was playing. I soon found myself less and less focused on my game and more and more into the events on screen. What a surprise! A Pokemon movie that's actually deep, compelling, fun, and interesting! The back story was strong. The star Pokemon was interesting, and the relationships were well done. And of course, great animation to go with it.

    LATMOM is the first time I've seen something that came close to the first Pokemon movie in a long time. In fact, I think it may have kicked the first movie's butt. I'd have to watch the first movie it again to make a judgment there though.moreless

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