Pikachu is lost in a city filled with strange, new Pokemons, while the main feature sees Ash and his fellow Pokemon trainers attempt to rescue his mother from the land of the crystal tower.
Pokemon fever may be on the wane, but the Nintendo machine keeps churning out the product, and it's a testament to its quality-control department that the Pokemon movie sequels stick to a tried and tested formula.
As before, the third instalment is two movies in one: 'Pikachu The Movie 3' and 'Pokemon 3: The Spell Of The Unknown', both equally mystifying to the untrained eye.
The shorter film sees Pikachu lost in a city filled with brand-new Pokemon, while the main feature sees Ash and his fellow Pokemon trainers visit a once-beautiful land which has been taken over by weird crystal formations, something to do with ancient proto-Pokemon known as, er, the unknown.
Although lighter than its predecessors, Pokemon 3 will undoubtedly thrill two - ten year-olds for whom the bubble has yet to burst.
Not as substantial as its predecessors, Pokemon 3 still has what it needs to thrill its two - ten year-old audience.