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Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)

Gekijô ban poketto monsutâ: Daiyamondo & Pâru - Giratina to sora no hanataba Sheimi (original title)
When a new Pokèmon emerges able to create parallel dimensions, it's up to Ash Ketchum and his friends to stop a mysterious stranger from using its powers for evil!

Director:

Kunihiko Yuyama

Writers:

Satoshi Tajiri (creator), Junichi Masuda (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Amy Palant Amy Palant ... Shaymin (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Takeshi (voice)
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ... Hikari (voice)
Etsuko Kozakura ... Potchama (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Vanilla Yamazaki Vanilla Yamazaki ... Sheimi (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emily Bauer Emily Bauer ... Dawn (voice)
James Carter Cathcart ... James / Meowth (voice) (as Billy Beach)
Sam Hildestad Sam Hildestad ... Regigigas (voice)
Crystal Kay ... Chansey (voice)
Michele Knotz ... Infi / Jessie / Shaymin (voice)
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Storyline

When a new Pokèmon emerges able to create parallel dimensions, it's up to Ash Ketchum and his friends to stop a mysterious stranger from using its powers for evil!

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,338,599
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shaymin's voice is deeper when it is in Sky Forme than in Normal Forme. In the original Japanese, the accent was different instead. See more »

Quotes

Brock: [after Giratina collapses] Hey, guys. You alright?
Ash Ketchum: Uh-huh.
Dawn: Giratina.
Pikachu: [jumps off Ash's shoulder] Pikachu.
[Pikachu and Piplup run over to Giratina]
Pikachu: Pika, pika!
[everyone gasps in horror]
Newton Graceland: We're too late!
[everyone stands in sad silence until Dawn notices something]
Dawn: It's breathing!
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

This is a Beautiful World
Written by John Loeffler & David Wolfert
Performed by Aaron Brotherton
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One of the Lesser Entries in the Series
17 June 2016 | by carologletreeSee all my reviews

Back in 2009, I stopped watching Pokémon shortly before this movie came out and moved on to other things. I did it because of how the series was losing its steam and was not going to end anytime soon. Watching this movie for the first time recently reminds me of why. While not terrible, this is definitely one of the weaker entries in the series.

Shaymin is one of the if not the most annoying Pokémon ever. He totally got on my nerves. If he is the "gratitude Pokemon", why was he so full of himself and such a jerk to Ash? The emotional "goodbye" at the end despite him and Ash's hate/hate relationship had me cringing.

Zero (that's the best name they could come up with?!) is one of the most boring, generic villains the series has to offer. He is mostly a rehash of the villain from "Pokémon 2000." Even Vicious from "Pokémon 4Ever" was a more interesting villain than him. His motives were also pretty questionable. What is so great about ruling the reverse world?

I will admit, though, that the reverse world is really cool and interesting. It is such a creative setting, and they did some cool stuff with it. Giratina is one of the best and most "legendary" legendary Pokémon. However, the inclusion of Regigigas was totally unnecessary and added nothing to the story.

There are some good action sequences throughout, but nothing that truly stands out. The animation is really good, however, and I love "It's a Beautiful World."

This isn't a bad movie, but it is brought down quite a bit by a generic villain and an annoying performance by Shaymin. It isn't really a waste of time, though, and it's certainly better than most of the later films. Recommended mainly to Pokémon fans.

RATING: C+


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