YMMV: Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

  • Awesome Music: Sir Aaron's theme.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The Regis sound like broken music equipment. Regirock's speech is low and garbled, Regice's high pitched voice stutters constantly, and Registeel barely even says anything coherent aside from high speed record scratches. In all three cases, their cries consist of heavily distorted, human-voiced Pokémon Speak.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Brock's first meeting with the wild Bonsly can be seen as even funnier, when, later in Battle Frontier, he would catch a Bonsly of his own.
  • Ho Yay: Aaron and Lucario have astronomical amounts of this.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Some people watch the movie for the titular Lucario and his storyline, leading to some disappointment after the darker, more serious opening gives way to the wacky antics of Ash, his friends, all the "cute" Pokémon, and the Rocket trio. This is interesting, as in most cases of this trope the audience ignores the story in favor of something else. Here, they're coming for Lucario's story and ignore everything else.
  • Magnum Opus: The movie is the highest rated Pokémon movie of all on IMDB, with a 7.1 rating that's on par with many generally liked blockbusters. It helps that the dub is much more faithful than early movies, and was even praised by infamous dub-hater Dogasu.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: This, the Mewtwo movie (mostly in Japanese), the Entei movie, and the Kyurem movie are often considered the high points of the movie series.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The fact that Ash possesses the same power as Aaron and Lucario is never really touched upon in this movie or the series.
    • Aura does come up occasionally in the series from the DP arc, most notably when Ash uses it to save a kidnapped Riolu. It's more a case of Refusal of the Call that actually sticks - Ash instead chooses to continue following his goal as a Pokémon Trainer.