Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Demonstrates no improvement or enhancement. But the action this time is even less inspired than past battles
  2. Kids who love Pokemon movies are no doubt going to see this movie, and they'll have a blast watching it. Very soon they will become older and more sensible and understand how terrible these movies are.
  3. Reviewed by: Louise Kennedy
    Any richness in the drawing of the backgrounds only underscores the weirdly flat, affectless renderings of the characters moving through them.
  4. 20
    Doesn't have much to offer viewers who aren't still eagerly awaiting their first adult tooth.
  5. 10
    Plays more like a catalog than a movie... a tedious, unimaginative affair.
  6. 0
    Crudely animated, badly dubbed, incomprehensible, boring -- and headache-inducing -- attempt to wring a few more yen and dollars out of a thoroughly spent franchise.
  7. 0
    Kids will revolt, parents will snooze, and I will be downright giddy if I never encounter another Pokémon movie as long as I live. Ack!
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    The voice acting is terrible as well as the connection of the movie. i suggest making your kids watch the 'fun' on the TV rather in the theaters.
  2. Dec 31, 2012
    Pokemon Heroes does not feature anything worthwhile for parents or outsiders to the series, but will keep children entertained and may suffice as a guilty pleasure to fans. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2012
    An incredibly awful film..........this one is even worse than its predecessor................