All Pokémon Movies Ranked Including Detective Pikachu

At this point in time, there are a whopping 25 movies in the Pokémon anime series (26 if you include the almost identical Black & White films as separate entities).

This insane number of movies have been released on a nearly annual schedule ever since the debut of Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back in 1998.

With all of that in mind, it is time to rank all 25 Pokémon movies from worst to best, from the very first movie all the way up to the most recent entry, Secret of the Jungle.

25. Pokémon Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution

An almost one-for-one remake, you're better off watching the original, which holds up markedly better than this 3D mess of a style that, hopefully, isn't ever brought back.

24. Black: Victini and Reshiram/White: Victini and Zekrom

The idea of hosting two movies where you choose your own adventure, so to speak, is unique and exciting.

However, the films themselves are a boring snooze fest with mediocre action and a storyline about the power of legendary Pokémon that's as cookie-cutter as it gets.

23. Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

Hoopa and the Clash of Ages has its fun moments for kids, but older fans will struggle to find any depth beneath the surface.

22. Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

There aren't any vast fights, surprising twists, or even character development here. Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is the simplest form of a Pokémon movie you can find.

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