The fifth Pokémon
movie takes Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu to the city of Altomare, a thinly disguised Venice guarded by the shape-shifting Pokémon Latios and Latias. Two new agents of Giovanni's, Annie and Oakley, are out to capture these rare Pokémon--reducing Team Rocket to the role of spectators. Latios and Latias are linked to an elaborate, computer-generated mechanism that defends the city, controls the tides and brings fossil Pokémon back to life. Ash and Pikachu foil the evil plan with some help from Misty, Brock, and Bianca, a girl who lives in Altomare with her kindly grandfather. The contrived story suggests that as far as features are concerned, the Pokémon
franchise has pretty much run dry. --Charles Solomon
All the action-packed excitement you experienced in the cinema comes home in this dazzling full-length motion picture that introduces Latios and Latias--two brand-new Pokémon stars who possess remarkable powers. Join them, along with all your favourite characters, on the greatest Pokémon adventure ever. In a magical water city of canals and mazes, Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the gang face off against a slick pair of thieves who plan to steal an awesome and dangerous jewel guarded by Latios and Latias. To save the city from total destruction, our heroes must defeat the evil duo and overcome impossible obstacles...but time is running out. Packed with nonstop thrills, awe-inspiring animation and extraordinary characters, Pokémon Heroes
is a movie adventure youre sure to cheer!