- Souji (voiced by Kanata Hongo), a young trainer who is aiming to become a professor.
- Makoto (voiced by Shiori Sato), she's an energetic and strong-minded trainer.
- Bonjii (voiced by Arata Furuta), he's a researcher whose been chasing after the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. In addition, he also wears a Red's original hat from the Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow games from the Gameboy.
A Reinterpretation of the first episode of the original Pokémon TV anime series titled "Pokémon, I Choose You!", the film features how Ash and Pikachu first, and eventually, how they become the best of friends. The film will also feature a different version of their first meeting with Ho-Oh.
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is set for a July 15th release in Japan, and is directed by franchise veteran Kunihiko Yuyama.
[Source: Anime News Network]