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Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)

Gekijôban poketto monsutâ: Daiyamondo & pâru purachina - Aruseusu chôkoku no jikû e (original title)
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.


Kunihiko Yuyama


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




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Natochenny ... Ash Ketchum / Staraptor / Buneary (voice)
Michele Knotz ... Jessie / Piplup (voice)
Emily Bauer ... Dawn / Happiny (voice) (as Emily Jenness)
James Carter Cathcart ... James / Meowth / Grotle (voice) (as Billy Beach)
Kayzie Rogers ... Cyndaquil / Totodile (voice)
Bill Rogers ... Brock / Monferno / Sudowoodo / Croagunk (voice)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Carmen Borgia Carmen Borgia ... (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Kevin (voice)
Dan Green ... Damos (voice)
Jason Griffith ... Marcus (voice)
Carrie Keranen ... Sheena / Kiko (voice) (as Evelyn Lantto)
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ... Gliscor / Mamoswine (voice)
William Tost William Tost ... Tapp (voice) (as Bill Tost)


Long ago, Arceus granted a fragment of its power as the Jewel of Life to help Michina in the town's hour of need, only to be betrayed when it was time for that power to be returned. After so many years, Arceus is about to return to reclaim its stolen power- enraged, vengeful, and seemingly unstoppable. Not even the combined might of Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina can stop Arceus from devastating all existence across the dimensions. But Ash and his companions, joining forces with their new friend Sheena, May have discovered the only way to redeem that ancient betrayal. Their journey will be both dangerous and uncertain: even if Ash and his friends can set an old wrong right again, will there be time to return the Jewel of Life before Arceus destroys everything and everyone they've ever known?

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


A tale untold. A legend unleashed.


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Did You Know?


This is the Pokemon movie with the least amount of main human characters. Aside from Ash, Dawn and Brock, the only other humans with large roles are Sheena, Damos, Marcus, and Kevin. The other main characters are Pokemon, mainly Arceus. See more »


Many say that Arceus using grass type moves despite having lost its grass plate is a goof. However, he could have learned these moves while he still had the grass plate and never forgot them. On top of that, there are many cases of Pokémon learning moves with types that are not their own. See more »


Brock: [seeing Giratina attack Dialga] Giratina's after Dialga still.
Dawn: Please, stop it, Giratina!
Ash Ketchum: Yeah, come on! Dialga saved Piplup and Pikachu for us!
Pikachu: Pika!
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This Is a Beautiful World
Lyrics by John Loeffler & David Wolfert
Performed by Aaron Brotherton
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Thoroughly enjoyable

No true pokemon fan could be disappointed by this movie. It is filled with emotion and you really sympathise with Arceus for what it has been through. The graphics in this film are very good too. I have seen every Pokemon movie to date, and this is one of my favourites because it has such a beautiful plot! I really recommend it.

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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