Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. Watching a Pokemon movie is like drowning in a sea of cute.
  2. 50
    Alternates between chunks of opaque exposition delivered by cardboard characters and eruptions of colorful and highly imaginative action.
  3. 50
    Surprising less moldy and trite than the last two.
  4. Little more than a blatant marketing tool. But it's breezy and brief enough to keep young fans - and even their parents - modestly entertained.
  5. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    40
    The story is a bit predictable and the characters given to restating the obvious (presumably for the benefit of very young viewers), but overall this third Pokemon sequel is surprisingly entertaining.
  6. A fairly straightforward, if preachy, tale about environmentalism.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    4
    Big movie with big dreams including big boss battles that appeal to small children. What a waste...
  2. MysteryPokemon
    Mar 17, 2006
    10
    This movie is awesome! I have never seen anything like that in Pokemon movies!
  3. Feb 15, 2014
    4
    Kids and fans are sure to be entertained, but the rest of us just sit there uncomfortably. It has the same concept as the other films in theKids and fans are sure to be entertained, but the rest of us just sit there uncomfortably. It has the same concept as the other films in the series so you feel a sense of repeat which adds up in the end, unfortunately for the worse. Full Review »