Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
Release: July 18, 1998

"Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Myûtsû no gyakushû" • the theatrical movie specials of TV Tokyo/Nintendo's Pocket Monsters anime (which is definitely canonical) kicks off with its first installment. It's Mew vs. Mewtwo. Will they be tough & powerful enough to battle? Kunihiko Yuyama directs from an adaptation by Takeshi Shudô; Pokémon created by Satoshi Tajiri. a Pikachu Project production for Toho. Animated at Oriental Light and Magic. the English-dubbed version [11/10/99; originally approved (#36978) and G-rated] was produced by 4Kids Entertainment. Distributed by Warner Bros./Kids WB!. Accompanied by the mini movie "Pikachu's Vacation".

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Mewtwo: "I may have been cloned from your DNA, but now I will prove that Mewtwo is better than the original. Superior to Mew!"
Corey: "Now, it all makes sense!"
Neesha: "Mewtwo was cloned from Mew from the beginning."
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Mewtwo: "I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are"
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Mewtwo: "You are as pathetic as the rest."
Scientist: "We dreamed of creating the world's strongest Pokemon... and we've succeeded."
Mewtwo: "So, This Is My Power... But What Is My Purpose?"
Mewtwo: "It is futile to try and escape my power."
Mewtwo: "Fools, your Pokémon attacks cannot weaken me. My powers are too great. No trainer can conquer me."
Ash: "Then, you won't mind proving it in a real match."
Mewtwo: "Is that a challenge?"
Ash: "You bet it is!"
Mewtwo: "Fool! Trying to stop our battle!"
Pikachu: "Pika pi.....(He starts to cry)"
Meowth: "Escaped by a hair..."
Mewtwo: "Like most Pokemon trainers, I too began with Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur. But for their evolved forms, I used their genetic material to clone even more powerful copies."
Ash: "Humans and Pokémon CAN be friends..when we care! Payback time!"
Misty: "*Ash being turned into stone* please, no."
James: "Who's *that* Pokémon?"
Mewtwo: "Humans and Pokemon can *NEVER* be friends."
Giovanni: "You were created by humans to obey humans. You could never be our equal."
Ash Ketchum: "Someone's got to take a stand. Someone's got to say 'no' and refuse to fight just like Pikachu."
Misty: "Well that sure was a shocking ending."
Brock: "Shocking that Ash moves so fast."
James: "I'm scared!"
Jessie: "Me too."
Meowth: "Meowth!"
Meowth & Jessie: "I'm starvin'. I can cook something! Thanks, but the last time you cooked, you almost wiped out of my nine lives."
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