The Pokemon Company kicked off a poll asking fans in Japan to vote for their favorite Pokemon movies. The poll includes 19 films, from Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back to Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. People can vote for their favorite Pokemon movies now through 11:59pm JST on February 4, 2021.
The poll divides the movies into five series: Original Series, Ruby & Sapphire, Diamond & Pearl, Black & White, and XY. The number one film in each category will be made available to watch on the Pokemon official YouTube channel in Japan starting at 12pm JST on February 7, 2021.
It’s worth noting that the poll is only available in Japanese. However, it’s pretty easy to figure out. To start, head to the official site and click on your favorite movies for each series. Here are the localized titles for each of the movies in every category:
Pokemon The Movie – Original Series
- Pokemon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
- Pokemon The Movie 2000: The Power of One (1999)
- Pokemon 3: The Movie – Spell of the Unown: Entei (2000)
- Pokemon 4Ever – Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001)
- Pokemon Heroes: Latios & Latias (2002)
Pokemon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
- Pokemon: Jirachi—Wish Maker (2003)
- Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
- Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
- Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)
Pokemon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
- Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
- Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)
- Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
- Pokemon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010)
Pokemon the Series: Black & White
- Pokemon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom (2011)
- Pokemon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram (2011)
- Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)
- Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)
Pokemon the Series: XY
- Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)
- Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
- Pokemon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (2016)
There are two optional questions at the bottom. “年齢” asks for your age and “性別” asks for your gender (“男性” is male and “女性” is female). After that, hit the orange button. Then, when you are on the confirmation page, hit the orange button on the bottom that says “通信する” to submit your picks.
Japan’s Pokemon movie poll doesn’t include movies from the Sun & Moon and Pokemon Journeys series. The latest film, Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, was released in Japanese theaters in December 2020 and is set to release in the United States in 2021.