The film's plot tells the story of how Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu came to know each other. Pikachu was not cooperative toward Ash, but Ash only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out toward Pallet Town (Masara Town), both of them saw a Ho-oh flying and made a vow to someday go and meet it.
Satoshi Tajiri is credited with the original work. Pokémon movie director Kunihiko Yuyama is directing the film.
"Pokémon! Kimi ni Kimeta!" is the title of the Pokémon anime's first episode from 1997.
The franchise's most recent film, Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna), debuted in Japan last July. The English dub debuted on December 5 on Disney XD in the United States