An idyllic town is thrown into chaos when two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia, cross paths and battle, distorting the dimensions of time and space. The only hope comes from Darkrai, a shadowy Pokémon shunned by the townsfolk.
Arceus, creator of the world, comes to pass judgement on humanity for the theft of the Jewel of Life, but Ash Ketchum and his friends are sent back in time to discover and possible reverse the events that led to Arceus' vendetta.
Our heroes must protect the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy, from the evil pirate Phantom, and return the young Pokémon to the Sea Temple with the help of the the People of the Water and Jackie the Pokémon Ranger.
When Pikachu is taken to the Tree of Beginnings by the playful Mew, Ash Ketchum and friends are guided to the tree by Lucario, a time-displaced Pokémon who seeks answers regarding the betrayal of his master.
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 »
[after Giratina collapses]
Hey, guys. You alright?
[jumps off Ash's shoulder]
[Pikachu and Piplup run over to Giratina]
[everyone gasps in horror]
We're too late!
[everyone stands in sad silence until Dawn notices something]
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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.
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