- Adored by the Network: From 2007 until 2009, Cartoon Network showed this movie every other weekend, and sometimes two or more weekends in a row.
- End of an Era: This movie is the last Pokémon movie to be produced primarily using cel animation; all following movies would be entirely digitally animated.
- No Export for You: This movie has yet to be released in The United Kingdom on DVD.
- Playing Against Type: Hiroshi Fujioka as a pirate?
- Recycled Script: The script is basically a recycled and compressed version of the Togepi sideplot from its hatching to Misty being forced to give it up when it's a Togetic. It's also pretty similar to the Jirachi movie.
- Talking to Himself: May and Manaphy have the same English voice actress. Considering their interactions...
- What Could Have Been: This movie was supposedly going to focus on Jackie Walker as the Main Character, with Manaphy being his sidekick, but this ultimately shifted to May and Manaphy's Mother/"Son" dynamic.
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