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Ash Ketchum meets Moana is another Pokémon crossover film by Daniel Esposito. It will appear on Google Drive in the near future.

Plot

On a mystic island in Polynesia, the 16-year-old strong-willed daughter of the chief of the tribe, Moana from Motunui Island, is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite the Heart of Te Fiti. She sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod and hopes to save her people.

Synopsis

Te Fiti, an island goddess, created all life and became an island. Te Fiti's heart, a small pounamu stone, was stolen by the demigod Maui only for him to encounter the lava monster Te Ka, which caused his fishhook and the heart to disappear into the ocean. Because of the heart being stolen, the island Te Fiti created became cursed.

A millennium later, Moana Waialiki as a toddler discovers the heart as she is collecting shells near the ocean. After her chieftain father Tui orders her to return to the village, she never sees it until she has grown up. Moana, now a teenager, has the responsibility of becoming the next Chief of the island as her father insists, but with the encouragement of her Grandmother Gramma Tala, she keeps her dream of leaving the island alive. She soon discovers that all the fish have disappeared from the shores of the village, and the coconuts have spoiled. Moana insists on going beyond the reef to catch more, but her father rejects her request, angered by her wishes. Her mother Sina confesses that her father acts like this because of the loss of his closest friend when they went sailing to unforgiving waters one night in his youth.

Gramma Tala finds Moana on the beach after a failed attempt to sail past the reef, and shows Moana a secret cave hidden behind a waterfall. Inside are the sailboats that her ancestors stowed away. By banging the drum, she discovers they were voyagers. Tala then gives Moana the heart of Te Fiti after showing her the curse draining life away from the island, saying that it is the only way to save her people. She goes to her father and tells him of what Tala told her, but he doesn't listen and sees it as another excuse for her to leave the island.

Later, Tala is seen ill and is found dying on her deathbed. With her dying breaths, she tells Moana to go save her people and gives her the necklace used to carry the heart. Moana departs using one of the sailboats found in the cave and departs with Heihei, a dumb rooster who has accidentally stowed away on the sailboat. Tala dies as soon as Moana departs, her spirit becoming a manta ray and helps Moana cross the reef successfully. Moana seeks to find Maui by following a constellation that looks like his fishhook, but a wave flips her sailboat and knocks her unconscious. She wakes up the next morning on a small island inhabited by Maui, who traps Moana in a cave after distracting her. He steals her sailboat while threatening to eat Heihei. After escaping the cave, the ocean sends Moana back on the sailboat to convince Maui. She shows him the heart and asks him to help her return it, but Maui backs away fearing that the heart is a trap for the person carrying it and that other creatures would kill to steal it for themselves.

Immediately after Heihei eats the heart during an encounter with little pygmy pirates known as Kakamora, the Kakamora steal Heihei, forcing Moana to retrieve it after Maui learns of her inability to sail when they try to escape. After Moana retrieves Heihei from the Kakamora, Maui is able to get their massive sailboats to collide into each other, and the three make it out unharmed. Maui agrees to help bring the heart back to Te Fiti. In order to do so, he needs his hook, which is hidden in the Realm of Monsters, and held by a giant villainous coconut crab named Tamatoa. In his lair, Maui barely retrieves the hook while Moana distracts Tamatoa by having him sing about himself. Afterwards, Maui and Moana escape his lair and Tamatoa is left stranded on his back in a last ditch effort to grab them both. Back on the sailboat, Maui becomes depressed that he is unable to control his shapeshifting, but ultimately decides to teach Moana how to sail instead (after the ocean numbs his derriere with a blow dart).

She learns that Maui (a human abandoned by his parents as an infant) has stolen the heart for a village that he has looked after once he was given his powers from the gods. Through some encouragement from Moana, Maui is given the strength to shapeshift with ease, even managing to turn into a hawk. The two become friends as she learns more on how to be a wayfinder. They arrive at Te Fiti where Te Ka appears and tries to destroy them. Maui tries to fight back, but instead tells Moana to turn back. She ignores his protest, which brings Te Ka to partially destroy Maui's hook, severely damaging it and sending them far back across the ocean. Out of anger, Maui leaves Moana stranded, fearing that going back to fight Te Ka will permanently destroy his hook. He flies away after telling her that the ocean chose the wrong person to save her people.

After Moana sadly tells the ocean to bring the heart to someone else, Gramma Tala appears as a spiritual manta ray and encourages her to find out who she is based on what she has learned, what she has lived through, who she has met, and where she comes from. Moana proudly finds her true calling within herself, and swims down to retrieve the heart. Using her wayfinding skills, she returns to Te Fiti and manages to get past Te Ka to return the heart. Maui, having had a change of heart, returns to distract Te Ka. Moana, reaching the top of the mountain, realizes that the island is gone and that Te Ka is actually Te Fiti without her heart. The island has near-disappeared since the loss of her heart, and Te Ka, being lava, is at risk of vanishing herself as she cannot touch the sea. Moana asks the ocean to clear a path so that she can have Te Fiti approach her. She connects with Te Fiti and opens her eyes to show her what she has become. Te Fiti calms down and lets Moana restore her heart, which restores her true form and brings everything back to normal.

With the curse lifted, a contrite Maui apologizes for his actions. In gratitude, Te Fiti grants Maui a new hook, and he flies off to reunite with his villagers. Before leaving, Maui bids Moana farewell with a hug, thanking her for all she's done.

Moana then returns to her island, where everything is back to normal, and the villagers return to wayfinding, releasing the boats from the hidden cave. As the new chief, Moana places her stone (a seashell she collected when she was little) on the tallest mountain where many chiefs placed stones to claim their leadership, and sets sail with the rest of the villagers in search of new islands as Maui joins them in his hawk form.

In a post-credits scene, Tamatoa is still left on his back and wondering if people would care more if his name was Sebastian and he had a Jamaican accent.

Trivia

  • Delia Ketchum, Professor Oak, Remy the Rat, Emile, Percival C. McLeach, and The Crime Empire guest star in this film.
  • Percival C. McLeach and The Crime Empire will be working with Te Ka until she's reforms.
  • Ratatouille, The Rescuers Down Under, Darkwing Duck and Moana were all made by Disney.
  • Moana was released in theaters in 2016, the same year as the first three Pokémon films were re-released on Blu-Ray.

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