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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: A minor example, but still notable in that itís one of the few movies to not get consistent rereleases. Understandably so, as it and the movie that came before it as well as the two after itís dubbing rights are owned by the defunct Miramax. More egregiously, the blu ray combo packs are only getting harder to find with prices continually rising.


* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically for more than a weekend in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced, with veteran ''Pokémon'' partners Creator/WarnerBros returning to distribute.

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* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically for more than a weekend in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 2019 when ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced, released, with veteran ''Pokémon'' partners Creator/WarnerBros returning to distribute.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in ''[[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in ''[[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.movies, Twitch Watches Pokemon, or any of the marathons on the Twitch Presents channel.


* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced, with veteran ''Pokémon'' partners Creator/WarnerBros returning to distribute.

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* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically for more than a weekend in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced, with veteran ''Pokémon'' partners Creator/WarnerBros returning to distribute.


* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced.

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* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced.announced, with veteran ''Pokémon'' partners Creator/WarnerBros returning to distribute.


* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/DetectivePikachu'' was announced.

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* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when ''Film/DetectivePikachu'' ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' was announced.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Supposedly, Latias was originally supposed to join Ash on his journey in the series proper. Why this was changed is unclear, but common reasons include the writers not wanting Ash to have a Legendary to keep the rest of his team from being OvershadowedByAwesome and wanting to [[NonSerialMovie keep the movies separate in continuity from the series proper]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Supposedly, Latias was originally supposed to join Ash on his journey in the series proper. Why this was changed is unclear, but common reasons include the writers not wanting Ash to have a Legendary to keep the rest of his team from being OvershadowedByAwesome and wanting to [[NonSerialMovie keep the movies separate in continuity from the series proper]].proper]].
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* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when a new ''Pokémon'' film franchise, primarily live-action, was announced, with the first entry, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off, scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release including North America.

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* FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when a new ''Pokémon'' film franchise, primarily live-action, ''Film/DetectivePikachu'' was announced, with the first entry, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off, scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release including North America.announced.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[Main/ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in ''[[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[Main/ScrewedByTheLawyers [[ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in ''[[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.


* NamesTheSame: Bianca was later used as the rival's name in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.

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* NamesTheSame: Bianca was later used as one of the two rival's name names in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[Main/ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in '' [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[Main/ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in '' [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou ''[[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure. Miramax's continuing hold on ''Heroes'' [[Main/ScrewedByTheLawyers also made it one of the four movies]] The Pokémon Company could not re-release on the 20th anniversary of the franchise, nor include in '' [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou I Choose You]]'''s English music video of all previous movies.


* Main/NamesTheSame Bianca was later used as the rival's name in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.

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* Main/NamesTheSame FranchiseKiller: While it didn't kill the ''Pokémon'' film franchise as a whole, nor did it prevent any further English dubs of ''Pokémon'' films, ''Pokémon Heroes'' became the last film in the series to be released theatrically in North America. It wouldn't be until 2016 when a new ''Pokémon'' film franchise, primarily live-action, was announced, with the first entry, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off, scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release including North America.
* NamesTheSame:
Bianca was later used as the rival's name in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Like ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the non-Japan distributors Miramax/Disney didn't care at all for the ''Pokémon'' franchise and released it to just 200 theaters, ensuring its failure.

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* Main/NamesTheSame Bianca was later used as the rival's name in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Supposedly, Latias was originally supposed to join Ash on his journey in the series proper. Why this was changed is unclear, but common reasons include the writers not wanting Ash to have a Legendary to keep the rest of his team from being OvershadowedByAwesome and wanting to [[NonSerialMovie keep the movies separate in continuity from the series proper]].

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