Originally released in Japan in 2000 then in the U.S. in 2001, the movie focuses on a researcher named Spencer Hale, who lives in the town of Greenfield and studies the elusive Unown, symbolic Pokemon. His daughter Molly hears a story about the legendary Pokemon Entei, who she claims is strong and nice just like her dad. Molly soon runs across a mansion containing the very ruins that her father was studying, and unlocks the power of the Unown. Missing her parents, her father having left on an excursion and her mother having since passed away, Molly makes a wish for her parents to return, and soon runs into an Entei which she believes is her father. Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu arrive to a version of Greenfield that is crystallized based on Molly's imagination and, in need of a mom, Entei hypnotizes Ash's mom kidnapping her. The only way to return things back to normal is to help Molly deal with her loss and break the spell. Before the movie, the short film "Pikachu & Pichu" is shown.