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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Live Reactions to Watching Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Was the movie as bad as expected? Find out alongside us...

Tomorrow is Pokémon Day 2019, as decreed by The Pokémon Company International. Just like last year with Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You, they have made Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us available for a limited time on pokemon.com.

The Power Of Us is the most recent Pokémon movie, released in United States theatres only three months ago. Three months before that, I expressed concern that The Power of Us would be a bad movie experience compared to what I think is the best Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One.

It's finally time to see if my concern was warranted, as myself, RawkHawk2010, Kamek, and Kamek's “female friend” all join together to live-react to the viewing of the movie! Featuring riveting sub-plots such as, will Kamek ever sync up with Rawk and myself's timestamp?

Spoilers: it's a better plot than the movie itself.

[8:23 PM] RawkHawk2010: inb4 Vic Mignogna is in this since he was Keldeo in the Kyurem movie.

[8:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ahem

[8:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Welcome to KoopaTV's Pokémon Day coverage!

[8:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We'll be watching The Power of US.

[8:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm expecting nothing good.

[8:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pokemon.com is making The Power of Us available this week (and maybe other weeks).

[8:25 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'm expecting nothing good...from the music.

[8:26 PM] RawkHawk2010: Since TPCi is keen on removing the original music and replacing it with  garbage.

[8:26 PM] Kamek: Ready

[8:27 PM] RawkHawk2010: In the last movie, ONE track from the Japanese version was left in tact, right before the credits started.

[8:27 PM] RawkHawk2010: It didn't really make any sense at all.

[8:28 PM] Kamek: Female friend is with me

[8:28 PM] Kamek: She'll be watching as well

[8:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Will she be live-reacting too?

[8:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ooooooh.

[8:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alright she'll make up for the lack of Wendy and Witchy I guess.

[8:29 PM] Kamek: The power of us?

[8:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yes.

[8:29 PM] Kamek: Odd

[8:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: where @Ryu at

[8:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Dude's probably in a snowstorm.

[8:29 PM] Kamek: *click

[8:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: k well when Ludwig says start we can start.

[8:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...are we ready for the start countdown?

[8:30 PM] Kamek: Yes

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 3

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 2

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 1

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: start

[8:30 PM] Kamek: Already started

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: oh

[8:30 PM] RawkHawk2010: balloon

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Girl has weird hair.

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Track club.

[8:30 PM] Kamek: That chick is wearing way too much makeup

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SKIPLOOM

[8:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ditto pillow, or just really inanimate Ditto.

[8:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or maybe it's a Ditto transformed into a Ditto pillow.


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Rick Risa Ditto pillow hospital
Ditto is going to play a large role in this movie, or at least our reaction to it.


[8:31 PM] RawkHawk2010: I wouldn't know this was Pokemon if not for that Skiploom.

[8:31 PM] Kamek: Is lugia a spoiler if it's a ballon?

[8:31 PM] RawkHawk2010: Although that kid has the signature bucktooth Kalos smile (even though this isn't Kalos).

[8:32 PM] Kamek: Omg quagsire

[8:32 PM] RawkHawk2010: Serena's glasses.

[8:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yo Kamek pause it for like 3 seconds.

[8:32 PM] RawkHawk2010: (Or more.)

[8:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (probably more)

[8:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "FATHEEEER"

[8:32 PM] Kamek: Quagsire has a special place in my heart

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We haven't seen a Quagsire!

[8:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: broken line smile

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's a Pidgeotto though.

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Probably flying to a title insert.

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Lugia balloon.

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Title insert confirmed flown into.

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: EW ASH.

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I like the jazzy festive Pokémon Center music remix.

[8:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: LITERAL JIGGLYPUFF BALLOON.

[8:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ash unendorsing a vendor's golden apples.

[8:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Rude.

[8:34 PM] Kamek: That old lady sounds like one of the meowth voices

[8:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Fun since Sunflora is a favourite Meowth disguise.

[8:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: At first I thought that green-haired dude was N.

[8:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Watch where you're going."

"But this place is so much fun!"

[8:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: Kevin Callahan?

[8:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You can watch where you're going  AND have fun.

[8:35 PM] Kamek: .... Confirmed cars in the Pokémon universe?

[8:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: The Diddy Kong Racing Wii U rumor guy?

[8:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Pokémon Channel.

[8:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wasn't that a GameCube app?

[8:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh wait that was Pokémon Box.

[8:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: The music actually doesn't sound like Fake News so far.

[8:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: Interesting.

[8:35 PM] Kamek: No Pokémon channel was a game too

[8:36 PM] Kamek: I liked it alot

[8:36 PM] Kamek: It was the spiritual successor to hey you Pikachu

[8:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Was that one of those WiiWare games?

[8:36 PM] RawkHawk2010: smartphones in anime are still weird

[8:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Literal Vanillite ice scream.


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Uncle Callahan Vanillite ice cream
Uncle Callahan's Poké Ball here is an important plot point, but for now, appreciate the ice cream.


[8:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Melting.

[8:37 PM] Kamek: This is nothing like the movie 2000

[8:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, there's Lugia.

[8:37 PM] RawkHawk2010: "Legendary" Pokemon?!

[8:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Still a balloon.

[8:37 PM] RawkHawk2010: That's a taboo word now.

[8:37 PM] RawkHawk2010: They're supposed to be "Mythical".

[8:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NO

[8:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Rawk, Legendary Pokémon and Mythical Pokémon are different things.

[8:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Legendary Pokémon are in-game obtainable Pokémon.

[8:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mythical Pokémon are event Pokémon.

[8:38 PM] RawkHawk2010: Oh, I thought the word got retconned.

[8:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No, they refer to different things.

[8:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Oh, is THIS the old lady Kamek's talking about?

[8:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He's four minutes ahead?

[8:39 PM] Kamek: Pausing

[8:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I guess it makes up for being 50 minutes behind the previous log.

[8:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Guy literally throwing lemons at a girl.

[8:39 PM] RawkHawk2010: They're throwing lemons at people.

[8:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "DODGE IT!" Phanpy is aiming for Ash though.

[8:39 PM] RawkHawk2010: I wish Wendy was here; that's like a DLive reference.

[8:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not Pikachu.

[8:39 PM] Kamek: Violent capitalism

[8:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Team Rocket appears.

[8:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With a sparkle sound effect.

[8:40 PM] Kamek: They look awful is this style

[8:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: When did Jessie start showing so much skin? :thinking:


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Team Rocket uniforms Jessie James Meowth
Team Rocket's clothes are too small.


[8:41 PM] Kamek: Time stamps? Where are you guys at?

[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 1:26:20

[8:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (counting down)

[8:41 PM] Kamek: 2 minutes ahead

[8:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: Are Ash and that girl supposed to be the same age?

[8:41 PM] RawkHawk2010: Please tell me they're not.

[8:41 PM] Kamek: Agreed

[8:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This Uncle Callahan guy reminds me of Incineroar.

[8:42 PM] Kamek: His chin creeps me out

[8:42 PM] Kamek: It is odd though

[8:42 PM] Kamek: Jessie wearing less clothes

[8:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: At 1:24:50

[8:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: Super Rare

[8:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: :magikarp_rip:

[8:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pikachu getting pwned by a geyser.

[8:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: :magikarp_rip: :magikarp_rip: :magikarp_rip:

[8:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uncle Callahan is drunk.

[8:43 PM] Kamek: None of this is super compelling world building

[8:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: This guy talks like Hercule/Mr. Satan.

[8:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: N-expy is a loser.

[8:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Toren"

[8:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: At 1:23:10

[8:44 PM] Kamek: Pokémon catching content

[8:44 PM] Kamek: Contest

[8:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Heart attack.

[8:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This door is faulty.

[8:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Speaking of doors...

[8:45 PM] RawkHawk2010: That was the Okami door. :thinking:

[8:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...There's a door in the forest standing alone.

[8:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oran Berries.

[8:46 PM] RawkHawk2010: It just...didn't do anything.

[8:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: DITTO


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Ditto eating food arms
Teddiursa and Ditto are enjoying some Pokémon food. Particularly Ditto.


[8:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ash is specifically NOT standing in line.

[8:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 1:20:45

[8:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hope Kamek resumed by now.

[8:47 PM] Kamek: Oh

[8:47 PM] Kamek: I. Restarted the movie à while ago

[8:47 PM] Kamek: Still two minutes ahead

[8:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: lol

[8:47 PM] Kamek: Contest is cool looking though

[8:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pikachu knows Quick Attack and Iron Tail, so it's at least Gen 3 and on.

[8:48 PM] Kamek: Golduck vs. Sudowoodo

[8:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Tyranitar destroying the town.

[8:48 PM] RawkHawk2010: This is a very unsafe scenario to be taking place where it is. >.>

[8:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "A guy named Callahan!"

[8:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He caught a non-shiny Girafarig!

[8:49 PM] Kamek: Who sponsored a freaking tyranitar

[8:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: why is this permitted

[8:49 PM] Kamek: They knew what they were doing

[8:49 PM] Kamek: This city is asking for it

[8:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sudowoodo appears with Golduck.

[8:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "We're JUST receiving word of a Tyranitar rampaging the city!" - announcers

[8:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Half the city is destroyed by now.

[8:50 PM] Kamek: Sudowoodo juxtaposed with uncle guy

[8:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "You know, you shouldn't lie to yourself. It's habit-forming."

"That's the imitation Pokémon! That's what it does!"

"Shut up."

[8:51 PM] Kamek: You know about that eh boss :joy:

[8:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...no.

[8:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ash is riding Tyranitar for literally no good reason because he jumped off a ledge onto it.

[8:52 PM] RawkHawk2010: Ash managed to SAVE Tyranitar?

[8:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He wins a mayoral award.

[8:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Thank YOU for rescuing Tyranitar!"

[8:52 PM] Kamek: I don't like the weird 3D pinwheels

[8:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: What about saving the city?

[8:52 PM] RawkHawk2010: I didn't know Ash was trying to rescue anyone.

[8:53 PM] RawkHawk2010: I thought he was trying to catch dudes against their consent.

[8:53 PM] Kamek: Lol

[8:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Pokémon Channel returns.

[8:53 PM] RawkHawk2010: This dude reminds me Chuck Quizmo.

[8:53 PM] Kamek: I don't like that guy

[8:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Offering unverified FAKE NEWS.

[8:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: About an extremely rare Pokémon in the city.

(Does Tyranitar count?)

[8:53 PM] RawkHawk2010: Or the Mario Party 8 version of the same character.

[8:53 PM] Kamek: They remind me of splatoon

[8:54 PM] Kamek: Girls

[8:54 PM] Kamek: Duo

[8:54 PM] Kamek: Cali mari

[8:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Callie and Marie, the Squid Sisters.

[8:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: I thought Sudowoodo was supposed to be expressionless.

[8:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: To contrast with Bonsly.

[8:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: I thought that was the whole point.

[8:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They both can Fake Tears.

[8:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Referencing Zeraora.

[8:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently it has a curse.

[8:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: federal workers

[8:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: :trump_smile:

[8:56 PM] Kamek: :kirby_ow:

[8:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Girl wants to find an Eevee.

[8:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There were literally Eevee balloons in the festival.

[8:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Whoa, Staryu making a noise that isn't "HIYAH!".

[8:57 PM] Kamek: I like it

[8:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Team Rocket snuck into the lab, with the original generation Team Rocket sneaking around music playing. (Remixed)

[8:57 PM] RawkHawk2010: Yeah I think this music isn't Fake News.

[8:57 PM] RawkHawk2010: That's nice.

[8:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pikachu is a jerk.

[8:59 PM] Kamek: Ash is teaching this chick how to Pokémon

[8:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wild Eevee!

[8:59 PM] RawkHawk2010: LET'S GO

[8:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, this is a plug if I've ever seen one.


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Pikachu Eevee together Let's Go
Be sure not to miss Ludwig's anti-plug of Pokémon: Let's Go, with his experience playing the demo!


[8:59 PM] Kamek: Interesting that that pokeball has a red aura

[8:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pikachu pwned by a Sand Attack.

[9:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: Girl's melted mascara suddenly fixed itself.

[9:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wait, this isn't a real plug.

[9:00 PM] Kamek: I don't like her jumper

[9:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: She's actually battling Eevee and lowering its hit points.

[9:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's not how Let's Go works at all!

[9:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: Good sign for the future?

[9:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "WHERE ARE YOUR EYEBROWS?"

[9:01 PM] RawkHawk2010: A eyebrowless girl I knew used to draw them on everyday.

[9:02 PM] Kamek: I don't like her style at all

[9:02 PM] RawkHawk2010: Was very embarrassed when I called her bluff.

[9:02 PM] Kamek: Quagsire!

[9:02 PM] RawkHawk2010: This character reminds me of the Sun/Moon artist girl.

[9:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Risa was a Track & Field regonal champion, then got injured, and doesn't want to run again.

[9:02 PM] RawkHawk2010: Covered in paint.

[9:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Ash claims with Eevee, she can run again.

[9:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not sure how that makes sense.

[9:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: Who made a vaginal reference at some point.

[9:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: Although unintended.

[9:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The fairy girl?

[9:03 PM] Kamek: ....?

[9:03 PM] Kamek: What?

[9:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: "Mina"

[9:04 PM] RawkHawk2010: @Ludwig Von Koopa Yeah her.

[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mina.

[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uncle Callahan is assaulting Risa right in front of a police tape divider.

[9:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: #MeToo

[9:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: lol

[9:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So she's blackmailing him into helping the city.

[9:06 PM] Kamek: Uncle hat man is sketchy

[9:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're half an hour through the movie.

[9:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Pokémon Channel is back.

[9:06 PM] RawkHawk2010: I've never had any attachment to Xatu.

[9:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: How come the federal workers got to be on the mountain without triggering Zeraora's curse, which activates when humans go onto the mountain?

[9:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Since we met safety standards at all locations, we can reopen the festival!" While there are giant water puddles still around.

[9:08 PM] RawkHawk2010: Socialist privilege.

[9:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Noting the Pokémon on-screen tend to be Gen 1 and 2, as sort of fits a Pokémon The Power of One reimagining.

[9:08 PM] RawkHawk2010: Yeah, I'm keeping my eyes out for Shuckle.

[9:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Except for that random Lurantis.

[9:09 PM] RawkHawk2010: lol that Lurantis is random as balls.

[9:09 PM] Kamek: There are a lot of Pokémon I have no attachment to

[9:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's probably a symbol of Toren being a weirdo, since it's his Lurantis.

[9:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AHH

[9:10 PM] Kamek: I'm kinda confused why the lum berry sales by team rocket was in the movie

[9:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: FIRST PERSON CAMERA VIEW OF CATCHING.

[9:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Team Rocket identified by FLASHLIGHT.

[9:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Shout-out to CandlePowerForums)

[9:11 PM] Kamek: Lol

[9:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Team Rocket Encounter theme remix from the anime.

[9:11 PM] RawkHawk2010: What did Callahan get exposed doing? I didn't catch it.

[9:11 PM] RawkHawk2010: But the daughter hates him now.

[9:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I have no idea.

[9:12 PM] Kamek: This is pretty boring as far as movies go

[9:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "It's the twerp! He's everywhere!"

[9:12 PM] RawkHawk2010: We're almost halfway-in and there's barely any scenario.

[9:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wobbuffet successfully Mirror Coating Twerp's Thunderbolt.

[9:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: that walking sound effect.

[9:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: Oh

[9:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: It was Pikachu doing that and not Ash.

[9:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: I was about to say

[9:13 PM] Kamek: Why is the mayor's daughter relevant?

[9:14 PM] RawkHawk2010: No clue.

[9:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Does she have a Ditto pillow?

[9:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Kelly doesn't want to see my face anymore. Not after I let her down."

[9:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I still don't understand what he did.

[9:15 PM] RawkHawk2010: Calalhan lied about Diddy Kong Racing Wii U, and now he's lied about...something else.

[9:15 PM] Kamek: He got caught in all his lies

[9:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Everyone's taking Dawn's catchphrase "No need to worry."

[9:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: I can't hear the name "Margo" (pink-haired girl) without thinking of Mar-a-largo.

[9:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Was it that he said his Poké Ball had a really powerful Pokémon in it

[9:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: but when he dropped it the Ball was empty?

[9:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: I thought that zoomed-in toast was from two black dudes.

[9:17 PM] Kamek: Trash can...

[9:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: But it was Team Rocket's gloves.

[9:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Team Rocket can't run successfully.

[9:17 PM] Kamek: Pokeball recycling?

[9:17 PM] Kamek: QUAGSIRE

[9:18 PM] RawkHawk2010: Kamek is still minutes ahead.

[9:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The windmills are gone, proving that wind power is a terrible source of energy.

[9:18 PM] RawkHawk2010: Is the lab covered in lint?

[9:19 PM] RawkHawk2010: Or did they just pick a really awful texture for everything inside of it?

[9:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Kelly feels guilty about being a jerk.

[9:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently Lugia "sends the wind" towards the "Eternal Flame".

[9:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But the flame stopped, so Lugia stopped.

[9:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Eventually the city will run out of power."

[9:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NICE JOB, GREEN NEW DEAL.

[9:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh hey some poachers.

[9:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pikachu is sniffing up a Smeargle.

[9:20 PM] RawkHawk2010: Alright, guess now there's a "story" since there are actual villains (and no Team Rocket doesn't count).

[9:21 PM] Kamek: Of course poachers carry dark types

[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Does female friend have any commentary?

[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're implementing some Detective Pikachu stuff.

[9:21 PM] RawkHawk2010: LOL

[9:21 PM] RawkHawk2010: THAT DITTO

[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With Pikachu sniffing around.

[9:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ZERAORA

[9:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Poachers approach Margo.

[9:22 PM] RawkHawk2010: Its aspect ratio was so fucked.

[9:22 PM] Kamek: Rawk I laughed at the ditto too


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Margo Teddiursa Ditto aspect ratio funny
Rawk and Kamek later told me that this is the Ditto moment they both laughed at.
I didn't laugh at it, though. Did you?

[9:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The poachers are here due to the FAKE NEWS about a rare Pokémon.

[9:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The poachers send out Houndoom and Sneasel because they want Teddiursa and Ditto for some reason.

[9:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But Zeraora protects them.

[9:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Your wounds still haven't healed yet!"

[9:24 PM] Kamek: Zeraora reminds me of that Zeemon digivolution

[9:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Zeraora is built like an electric Lucario.

[9:24 PM] Kamek: The fire one

[9:24 PM] RawkHawk2010: This is my first time seeing Zeraora do anything ever.

[9:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's Pikachu and Ash deus ex machina.

[9:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I'm the mayor of Fula City. Choose your next move wisely or I'll take legal action!"

[9:25 PM] Kamek: :hold_it:

[9:25 PM] Kamek: :objection:

[9:26 PM] RawkHawk2010: "Make It Well Again"

[9:26 PM] RawkHawk2010: #MIWA

[9:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So Margo stole the eternal flame to divert people from trying to find Zeraora.

[9:26 PM] Kamek: Oh crap

[9:27 PM] Kamek: Huge explosion

[9:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...But her plan fell apart because people tried to find Zeraora anyway.

[9:27 PM] RawkHawk2010: :phoenix_thinking:

[9:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mayor is white guilting his ancestors about how people burned the mountain to enrich humanity.

[9:27 PM] RawkHawk2010: lol

[9:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "we did it, just 50 short years ago"

[9:27 PM] Kamek: Female friend likes the movie so far

[9:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mayor has gotta be under 50.

[9:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah he even references "the previous mayor", who made up the story about the mountain curse.

[9:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THE GOVERNMENT LIES TO PEOPLE.

[9:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And there's the explosion.

[9:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: pwned Pidgey

[9:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A capsule version of the ability Effect Spore.

[9:29 PM] Kamek: Mayor chin bothers me

[9:29 PM] RawkHawk2010: Didn't all the birds falling out of the air happen in a horror movie?

[9:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, this is clearly post-GO, since GO and Let's Go don't have Abilities.

[9:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Emergency evacuation of the city, since the Effect Spore in the tiny capsule is spreading across the whole land.

[9:30 PM] RawkHawk2010: Well, we all know Callahan is gonna save the day.

[9:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not diluted by air or anything.

[9:30 PM] RawkHawk2010: Since he needs redemption.

[9:31 PM] RawkHawk2010: Ash is way too happy when disaster strikes.

[9:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ash giving an inspirational yet nonsensical speech.

[9:31 PM] RawkHawk2010: He's like the flashlight forum people when an entire city undergoes a blackout.

[9:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I guess the "Power of Us" references the "Pokémon Power" that happens "when humans and Pokémon work together."

[9:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That windmill looks like a Breath of the Wild rusted Guardian.

[9:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Smoke is heavier than air, so the tops of the mountain should be safe." As they show the smoke rising.

[9:33 PM] Kamek: Female friend shed a small tear at uncle and sudowoodo scene


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Uncle Callahan Sudowoodo caught hug embrace bond
Uncle Callahan hugging Sudowoodo, which apparently gets an empathic from Kamek's female friend.


[9:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They still show smoke rising.

[9:33 PM] RawkHawk2010: :cappy:

[9:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sudowoodo wants to have Pokémon Power with Uncle.

[9:34 PM] RawkHawk2010: "You're not lying."

[9:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uncle caught a Sudowoodo!

[9:35 PM] RawkHawk2010: What if Miles Edgeworth just showed up in the background, referencing legal action?

[9:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Mr. Mayor, what are our counter-measures?"

"We'll use Pokémon Power."

This guy needs to lose the next election.

[9:36 PM] Kamek: Convenient fire is convenient

[9:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're making big quantities of the essence of the ability Natural Cure.

[9:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Heals status conditions upon switching out)

[9:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Granny collapsing.

[9:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Lugia balloon still safe.

[9:38 PM] RawkHawk2010: Meowth is still wearing Tsareena's hips on his head.

[9:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Power outage in the lab.

[9:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pokémon Channel guy on a tablet.

[9:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Spreading FAKE NEWS.

[9:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Perfect opportunity for flashlights.

[9:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "You've got to get that where it belongs, and call Lugia!"

[9:39 PM] Kamek: Risa is a try-hard confirmed

[9:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: How do you, uh, just casually call Lugia? Does it have a phone number?

[9:40 PM] RawkHawk2010: Silver Feather

[9:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Risa having Ash flashbacks.

[9:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Risa doing the Lillie thing.

[9:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Where she ties her hair into a ponytail to transform her personality.

[9:41 PM] Kamek: Oh crap granny makes sense now

[9:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I've got to think harder than anyone in the world!"

[9:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well the Lum Berry segment makes sense now.

[9:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Because it heals the Effect Spore.

[9:42 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'm really, really surprised that Wobbuffet is still relevant.

[9:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: I figured it would have been written out of the anime with Cacturne.

[9:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Granny has PTSD.

[9:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is Pikachu gonna talk again?

[9:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: lol

[9:43 PM] RawkHawk2010: I forgot about that.

[9:44 PM] Kamek: Quagsire!

[9:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: uhhh Sudowoodo vomiting or it's using Mimic?

[9:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Random Togepi does its Metronome deus ex machina from the anime.

[9:44 PM] Kamek: Mimic

[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I FORGOT THIS KID EXISTED

[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With the Ditto pillow in the hospital.

[9:45 PM] Kamek: Quagsire <3

[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "How do you know where I am?"

[9:45 PM] RawkHawk2010: That's a Silver Wing right?

[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Nevermind that, keep running!"

[9:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I don't know.

[9:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hey maybe Ash gets to die in another movie.

[9:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I WANNA BE YOUR FRIEND!"

[9:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pikachu vs. Zeraora for some reason.

[9:46 PM] RawkHawk2010: Zeraora is an excuse for good animation.

[9:46 PM] RawkHawk2010: Kinda it.

[9:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mayor is referred to by his minions as "Your Honor."

[9:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Make Fula City Safe Again"

[9:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mayor asks people to run away from the dangerous Effect Spore, and run towards the dangerous mountain fire.

[9:48 PM] Kamek: Machamp really doesn't need any help moving the turbine

[9:48 PM] Kamek: Can we get a fact check on its strength

[9:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: Machamp is like, the only Pokemon appropriate for this.

[9:49 PM] RawkHawk2010: And maybe Heracross but not really.

[9:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "One arm alone can move mountains. Using all four arms, this Pokémon fires off awesome punches. "

[9:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: - Pokédex entry

[9:49 PM] Kamek: See?

[9:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pokédex is probably fake news though.

[9:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Since it's written by kids.

[9:50 PM] RawkHawk2010: Why not just pick up the mountain and move it somewhere else? :thinking:

[9:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Zeraora vs. Ash part is the least relevant part of the movie.

[9:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh hey Ash died.

[9:50 PM] RawkHawk2010: Patrick said something like that.

[9:50 PM] Kamek: Lol

[9:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Nevermind, he got revived by a Mareep using Lick.

[9:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Mareep can't learn Lick)

[9:51 PM] Kamek: Lol

[9:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uncle getting the thing working again considered a "half-truth".

[9:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Why don't they give the orb to Xatu?

[9:52 PM] Kamek: Lol

[9:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And have it fly with it to where it needs to go?

[9:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Instead of throwing it?

[9:52 PM] Kamek: Lol wooper derpy

[9:52 PM] RawkHawk2010: What just happened?

[9:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...yeah that was dumb.

[9:53 PM] Kamek: YES Quagsire army!

[9:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uncle threw the magic orb and Sudowoodo used Stone Edge or Rock Slide on the windmill that was falling apart.

[9:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: To clear a path.

[9:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Risa still not done running.

[9:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This movie is a mess.

[9:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Too early for celebrating just yet! This mess isn't over!" - Granny even calling it a mess

[9:54 PM] RawkHawk2010: Wait, where are all of Ash's other Pokemon?

[9:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "We'll just keep [the fire] contained until Risa calls Lugia!" - Ash, with terrible planning

[9:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: I was gonna ask where his water-type was.


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Water Gun put out fire Quagsire Wooper Azumarill
I finally got a picture of a Quagsire after all of Kamek's mentioning of it.


[9:55 PM] RawkHawk2010: Instead of using a damn bucket.

[9:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Apparently the sprinklers can put the whole mountain fire out.

[9:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "when people team up with Pokémon, it creates energy"

[9:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Probably a better source of energy than the wind power windmills.

[9:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We all know Zeraora is gonna save the collapsing infrastructure from killing the kid.

[9:57 PM] RawkHawk2010: lmao I thought that was gonna be Callahan catching it.

[9:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...oh, I guess Rawk was surprised.

[9:57 PM] Kamek: Lol

[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Zeraora isn't cool at all in this.

[9:58 PM] Kamek: I know

[9:58 PM] RawkHawk2010: He has cool animation.

[9:58 PM] RawkHawk2010: He sucks as a character.

[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Zeraora falling down.

[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not caught by Uncle Callahan but by Cotton Spores from Mareep.

[9:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: LUGIA

[9:59 PM] Kamek: Lugia music remix?

[9:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: All Lugia is good for is using Rain Dance?


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Lugia appears Rain Dance ending
Lugia is summoned by the eternal flame, uses Rain Dance, and then flies away again.
Way less of a Lugia feature than Pokémon 2000.


[9:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's literally a Politoed in the movie.

[10:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: Lugia's a dick. Waited all that time.

[10:00 PM] Kamek: Bleh

[10:00 PM] Kamek: "that was cute"

[10:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mayoral address.

[10:00 PM] RawkHawk2010: Is the mayor voiced by the end-of-episode announcer?

[10:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I revoke the lie about the disappearance of Zeraora!"

[10:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Revoke? What, was it an executive order?

[10:01 PM] Kamek: I don't think this was a reimagining

[10:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Speaking of end-of-episode announcer, there he is.

[10:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Clearly being different than the mayor.

[10:01 PM] Kamek: Female friend liked the movie

[10:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Random montage of Johto Pokémon with humans.

[10:02 PM] Kamek: Thought it was cute

[10:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, uh, that's more positive than me.

[10:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Maybe Dawn will appear in the credits again.

[10:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Credits song.

[10:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Risa and Eevee didn't really do anything.

[10:03 PM] Kamek: I wasn't impressed

[10:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: (Reminder that the credits were by far the best part of the last movie.)

[10:03 PM] Kamek: I feel like maybe the sub has some extra information

[10:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Movie had too many characters.

[10:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: What happened to that kid in the hospital?

[10:03 PM] RawkHawk2010: It's looking like that's true here as well.

[10:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: How did he know where Risa was?

[10:03 PM] Kamek: Exactly


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Team Rocket Lum Berry disguise credits artwork
Fun fact: Ludwig's next line about Team Rocket actually came before this appeared on the screen.


[10:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Why did Team Rocket suddenly become more stupid than usual?

[10:04 PM] Kamek: Whoa

[10:04 PM] Kamek: Vic was in this movie

[10:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: Really?

[10:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: If so I'm pretty sure I know who he voiced.

[10:05 PM] Kamek: Voice characterizations

[10:05 PM] Kamek: "Billy Bob Thompson"

[10:05 PM] RawkHawk2010: I was gonna mention it but it would have seemed like I was trolling.

[10:06 PM] Kamek: Hmm

[10:06 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'm pretty sure he voiced one of those lab dudes.

[10:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Go ahead and screenshot the credits where he appears.

[10:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh there.

[10:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Epilogue... with The Pokémon Channel.

[10:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THAT KID IN THE HOSPITAL BED WAS THE FAKE NEWS GUY THE WHOLE TIME.

[10:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Implied he was stalking Risa the whole time via his news service.

[10:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alright, props to the movie for tying that plothole.

[10:07 PM] RawkHawk2010: What was with the ominous blow of wind?

[10:07 PM] RawkHawk2010: It reminded me of the end of Koopasentai.

[10:08 PM] RawkHawk2010: https://www.koopatv.org/2015/01/koopasentai.html

[10:08 PM] RawkHawk2010: 1:36

[10:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Billy_Bob_Thompson

[10:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Billy Bob Thompson is an actual person.

[10:09 PM] RawkHawk2010: As opposed to Billy Bob Thornton?

[10:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He voiced Wooper.

[10:09 PM] Kamek: Which characters?

[10:09 PM] Kamek: Lol I love it

[10:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He wasn't in the movie.

[10:10 PM] RawkHawk2010: Who wasn't?

[10:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Vic.

[10:10 PM] RawkHawk2010: Why did Kamek say he was?

[10:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah Kamek, why?!

[10:12 PM] RawkHawk2010: :cappy:

[10:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (He put his Discord status to away)

[10:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Probably following up with his female friend while spreading FAKE NEWS in here)

[10:12 PM] Kamek: I saw his name >>

[10:12 PM] RawkHawk2010: lol where

[10:13 PM] Kamek: In voice characters

[10:13 PM] Kamek: After Billy bob

[10:13 PM] RawkHawk2010: aight looking for it

[10:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: looks for it

[10:13 PM] Kamek: Small text

[10:14 PM] Kamek: Unless it was a different vic...

[10:14 PM] Kamek: >>

[10:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But yeah just wanna make sure everyone knows this movie isn't good.

[10:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: oh yikes

[10:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Vic Mignogna

[10:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: As additional voices


Pokémon the Movie Power of Us Vic Mignogna credits additional voice actors
There he is: Vic Mignogna, right after Michele Knotz and right before Rob Mungle.


[10:14 PM] Kamek: See?

[10:14 PM] RawkHawk2010: aha

[10:14 PM] RawkHawk2010: Well I know who he voiced.

[10:15 PM] Kamek: Don't automatically assume I'm fake news

[10:15 PM] RawkHawk2010: yo

[10:15 PM] RawkHawk2010: -31:14

[10:15 PM] RawkHawk2010: That's him!

[10:15 PM] Kamek: Who?

[10:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: I found that waaay too easily.

[10:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: The dude who sounds exactly like Ed Elric.

[10:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The researcher with the VR goggles?

[10:16 PM] Kamek: O

[10:16 PM] RawkHawk2010: yeah

[10:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: Well, I called it.

[10:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: Meanwhile,

[10:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: "I'm expecting nothing good...from the music.

Since TPCi is keen on removing the original music and replacing it with  garbage."

[10:17 PM] RawkHawk2010: That, not so much.

[10:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Good thing you were wrong on that.

[10:18 PM] RawkHawk2010: lol

[10:18 PM] Kamek: Music was cool

[10:18 PM] RawkHawk2010: That was a redeeming quality in what otherwise was an awful experience.

[10:18 PM] Kamek: Animation for people was weird

[10:18 PM] Kamek: Pokémon looked cool

[10:19 PM] Kamek: It's best viewed as just another Pokémon movie

[10:19 PM] Kamek: Good theme

[10:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, as I expected, The Power of Us was terrible compared to The Power of One.

[10:19 PM] Kamek: Lies

[10:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: INDIVIDUALISM.

[10:19 PM] Kamek: Fake news

[10:19 PM] RawkHawk2010: I went into this expecting "just another Pokémon movie."

[10:20 PM] Kamek: Violent capitalism

[10:20 PM] RawkHawk2010: It sucked.

[10:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This one didn't even really have anything to do with Lugia.

[10:20 PM] Kamek: I expected it as some retcon of 2000

[10:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Zeraora was a non-compelling character.

[10:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The most interesting Pokémon was Uncle's Sudowoodo.

[10:21 PM] RawkHawk2010: I'm not trying to engage in histrionics when I say that that may have been the worst Pokemon movie plotline of all time.

[10:22 PM] RawkHawk2010: There was no character who was particularly downright awful, I guess?

[10:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But Callahan's plot didn't even make sense.

[10:22 PM] Kamek: It's a theme

[10:22 PM] RawkHawk2010: But the actual chain of events... :dawn_get_it_away:

[10:22 PM] Kamek: Mayor lied to city

[10:22 PM] Kamek: Uncle lied to girl

[10:23 PM] Kamek: Lies are bad

[10:23 PM] Kamek: Zeraora curse was a lie

[10:24 PM] Kamek: For Capitalism and manifest destiny

[10:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Am I to believe Team Rocket's Lum Berries being thrown into the wind just cured everyone's sicknesses?

[10:24 PM] RawkHawk2010: The main consequence of the movie was retracting a lie about Zeraora when Zeraora didn't seem to be all that affected by it.

[10:24 PM] RawkHawk2010: Zeraora will probably go back to having nothing to do with people.

[10:24 PM] Kamek: Lol yeah town still exists

[10:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That was a lot of Effect Spore and not that many Lum Berries.

[10:25 PM] RawkHawk2010: What was the McGuffin that I thought was a Silver Wing?

[10:25 PM] Kamek: Science

[10:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Eternal Flame.

[10:25 PM] Kamek: Silver wing

[10:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It was Lugia's cell phone number.



The best part of the whole experience is that afterwards, KoopaTV's Discord investigated getting a Ditto emoji. KoopaTV now has a :ditto_agree: emoji, which is the neutral Ditto expression from Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. It's cute and useful. Meanwhile, Ludwig didn't even bother getting a screenshot of Zeraora.

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