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Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)

Gekijô ban poketto monsutâ: Daiamondo pâru - Diaruga vs Parukia vs Dâkurai (original title)
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.


Kunihiko Yuyama


Junichi Masuda (creator), Hideki Sonoda (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Credited cast:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Takeshi (voice)
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ... Hikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryûji Akiyama Ryûji Akiyama ... Dai (voice)
Emily Bauer ... Dawn / Happiny (voice) (as Emily Jenness)
James Carter Cathcart ... James / Meowth / Turtwig / Torterra (voice) (as Billy Beach)
Kiyotaka Furushima ... Buizel (voice)
Khristine Hvam Khristine Hvam ... Alice (voice)
Koji Ishizaka Koji Ishizaka ... Darkrai (voice) (as Kôji Ishizaka)
Miyako Ito ... Aipom (voice)
Rosa Katô Rosa Katô ... Alice (voice)
Sean Kenin ... Kai (voice) (as Sean Rey)
Michele Knotz ... Jessie / Piplup / Nurse Joy (voice)


Ash and friends (this time accompanied by newcomer Dawn) arrive at an idyllic village on their way to their next Pokemon contest, where chaos will soon erupt with the prophecy of two Pokemon Gods (Dialga and Palkia) and the arrival of a mysterious, seemingly deadly Pokemon named Darkrai, which has the power to distort space and time. Written by Anonymous

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pokemon | 2000s | anime | See All (3) »


Somewhere between time & space... A legend is born.


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The minor character from Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003), who sold May her Wishing Star, sells Dawn a Lunar Wing in this movie. The Lunar Wing that Dawn bought in the movie returns in Pokémon: Sleepless In Pre-Battle! (2008), thus making this movie canon. See more »


During the Oracion end scene, there is a shot of the towers zoomed out with Alice and the gang on the bridge. It shows all the complete features of the tower. However, when the wings show, the "complete" set of flowers and vines disappear See more »


Ash Ketchum: [mourning Darkrai] I'm sorry, Darkrai. I should've known. You were just trying to do the right thing.
Pikachu: [sadly] Pika.
[Ash and Dawn begin to cry, knowing that they may never see Darkrai again]
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Follows Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns (2000) See more »


Living In The Shadow
Written by John Loeffler & David Wolfert
Performed by Chris "Breeze" Barczynski
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User Reviews

One Of The Best Pokemon Movies I Have Ever Seen!
5 September 2010 | by Palkia17See all my reviews

I'm still a Pokemon fan & I always will be! Because I grew up with Pokemon when I was little. When I first saw this movie I was like WOAH! This is one of the best Pokemon movies I've ever seen so far. & I had this feeling that I must buy this movie. The best thing I really like about this movie is that the movie followed up on the plot perfectly. The song "Oracion" turned out to be a beautiful inspiration to me. The special effects in 3D turned out great. & best of all it had such a sad but cute happy ending to it. I totally disagree on how the star rating turned out to be. I think this movie deserves something better. I would give this movie an 8.5 star rating. From all the Pokemon movies that I've seen they have been starting to improve quite a bit. Great job! Keep up the good work!

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Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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