My Pokemon Script

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

So in the interest of actually putting some new content out, I thought it would be fun to post this. A little over a year ago I wrote a script for a Pokemon live action movie that pulls elements from both the anime and the games as a practice exercise. It was probably the fastest script I ever wrote (only took a few days,) maybe because I’d basically written in my head way back in sixth grade circa 2003. The story really didn’t change too much from back then.

This was before Detective Pikachu even had a trailer (which I still haven’t gotten around to watching.) I’m not sure I have any illusions about this ever being made given some similarities I’ve seen in the Detective Pikachu trailers, but I think it turned out pretty good. It’s definitely the Pokemon movie I’d like to see on the screen, anyway.

It hasn’t really been re-written since the initial draft, and definitely has its problems. It’s slightly overwritten compared to how Hollywood scripts are usually formatted, and it might underestimate its audience a bit. Gotta remember, when I wrote this, there was no live action Pokemon movie.

Anyway, I’ve attached a .pdf below. Give it a read if you’re bored, and let me know what you think:

4 comments

  • Oh hell yeah, new content!

    I haven’t read it yet, but based on your other works I’m sure it’ll be amazing! Once I finish it, I’ll definitely leave some comments. Keep at it, Nuzlocke!

  • Just finished checking out the whole thing.

    I was half way through and wondering how this would all wrap up in ~110 pages, but you brought it all together splendidly, Nuz! I admit I’m not a frequent screenplay reader, not even a frequent movie goer, so my standards might not be the greatest when it comes to critiquing this type of stuff, but I found it very enjoyable to read.

    I wondered when Ash didn’t bring out Pikachu to finish the fight with Charizard, being electric type and all, but I guess that’s just me thinking about it too much like the handheld games and less like how it would look on screen. Also, when Ash thought that Giovanni was familiar I thought for a sec Giovanni was gonna be his dad in the end, but I guess that’s both way too cheesy and unrealistic to develop in the amount of time there was left.

    Anyways, you said it’s a draft script that wasn’t edited that much, but other than a few typos it felt pretty professional and I thought the writing was pretty well paced. All in all a fun read, and would definitely be interested in other content of a similar vein!

  • The script is good. Appreciated that you avoided duplicate Poke’mon, even if it meant changing up which trainer has which Poke’mon a little. The ending battle kinda felt like a raid battle to me, but I still liked it. Well done!

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