By EW Staff
Updated April 21, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Considering ”Pokémon: The First Movie”’s record-breaking $50.8 million five-day gross last November, another outing with Ash, Pikachu, et al. was inevitable. In this second installment — directed by Michael Haigney and Kunihiko Yuyama — the Japanimation gang is threatened by a mysterious evil force.