Relive the Pokemon movie Lucario and the Mystery of Mew


Much of the current Pokemon movie-related news has revolved around the Detective Pikachu and Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution and their respective home and theater releases, and rightfully so.

Detective Pikachu has earned lots of love and honors, and its success will hopefully lead to more live action Pokemon movies.

As for Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution, it is a retelling of the first Pokemon movie and features several memorable moments in CGI, the first Pokemon movie to do so.

Yet Pokemon fans who are looking to relive some fun memories from older Pokemon movies should venture to the company’s website or TV app and rewatch “Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew” when they get a chance.

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew takes place during the Advanced Series and like many movies, puts our heroes in a plot outside of the main story. Ash and the gang, as well as fans, learn of the festival held in honor of Sir Aaron, an Aura Knight. Our lovable trainer from Pallet

Town earns the honor of being an Aura Guardian like Sir Aaron and even gets to hold the knight’s staff – with Lucario emerging from it. The plot also involves Mew and its ties to the Tree of Beginning.

Like the featured films in the franchise, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew are taken on an emotional roller coaster where our heroes have to learn the truth of Aaron’s sacrifice and save the world in the process. Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is tied with Pokemon 3: The Movie as my favorite of the anime movie.

The Pokemon anime movies after the original series aren’t held in high regard to fans, but Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is an exception as it has gorgeous visuals and tugs at trainer’s heartstrings.

The story itself is pretty good, even if you remove the Pokemon elements from the movie. I also like how it adds fantasy elements to the series’ lore, even if it’s not canon in the main series – though some folks believe that Sir Aaron might be Ash’s father.

That said, I don’t see why writers couldn’t later add those elements in the series and include Sir Aaron and Lucario, even if it’s something like a cameo where they battled a historic version of Team Rocket, or they could explore the Tree of Beginning’s origins in the story.

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Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is just one of the movies available on the Pokemon website and TV app. Trainers can easily watch an episode or movie and fall down the rabbit hole. Still, it’s a fun, free way to enjoy a day with Pokemon and relive some great memories.