Pokémon: The Movie 2000, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia (Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Maboroshi no Pokemon Rugia Bakutan?, lit. "Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth"), is a 1999 Japanese animated film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama as the second Pokémon feature-length film, complementing the Orange Islands saga of the series and featuring several new Pokémon, including Lugia and Slowking. Brock, who temporarily left during the season on which the film is based makes a cameo appearance trying to protect the Pokémon in Professor Ivy's lab.
Pokémon: The Movie 2000 has two parts: the feature presentation and a 20-minute short. The film is set during the Orange Islands saga, where Ash, Misty and Tracy enter Shamouti Island. While there, they discover the three legendary Pokémon, Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno. When a collector named Lawrence III attempts to steal the three Pokémon and Lugia attempts to stop him, the fate between Ash, Lawrence III and Lugia is at stake.
The film was released in Japanese theaters on July 17, 1999. The English version, produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. in association with Nintendo, was later released in the United States on July 21, 2000. Pokémon: The Movie 2000 earned less at the box office than its predecessor, Pokémon: The First Movie, despite increased promotion and better critical reception.