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Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)

Pokemon za mûbî XY: Ringu no choumajin Fûpa (original title)
When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things-including people and Pokémon-through its ... See full summary »

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Kunihiko Yuyama

Writers:

Atsuhiro Tomioka (screenplay), Satoshi Tajiri (original concept) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Pikachu (voice)
Mayuki Makiguchi Mayuki Makiguchi ... Serena (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Citron (voice)
Mariya Ise Mariya Ise ... Eureka (voice)
Megumi Satô Megumi Satô ... Dedenne (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Yûji Ueda ... Sonans (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Narration (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ... Hoopa (Confined Form) (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Hoopa (Unbound Form) (voice)
Kiyotaka Furushima ... Rayquaza (voice)
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Barza (voice)
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When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things-including people and Pokémon-through its magic ring. After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within...or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends? Written by Chandan

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genie | 2010s | pokemon | anime | See All (4) »


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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Giratina is the only member of the creation trio to not be shown in its home dimension at any point in the movie. See more »

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Follows Pokémon 3 the Movie: Spell of the Unown (2000) See more »

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Every Side Of Me
Written by Ed Goldfarb
Performed by Dani Marcus
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Messy, Rushed, and Forced; A Candidate for the Worst of the Series
9 August 2016 | by carologletreeSee all my reviews

The latest Pokémon movie is simply a big mess, and is in my opinion, the worst one yet. It has too many new concepts that just don't work and it's just overstuffed with too many legendary Pokémon.

Hoopa gives Shaymin a run for his money as the most annoying Pokémon ever. He never shuts up and I absolutely cringed every time he said "Were you surprised?". The "alternate" Hoopa is equally annoying.

There were far too many legendary Pokémon, and the "big battle" at the end is very all-over-the-place and mainly felt like an extended advertisement for the games. You could have sworn that it was directed by Michael Bay.

A lot of Pokémon movies have their share of stupid scenes, but this one has some of the worst. It includes the people somehow being entertained by the legendary Pokémon instead of being afraid, the guy at the stand telling the giant Hoopa to pay for the food it ate, the gang wanting to go to a big city just to have some doughnuts, the many teleport scenes with Hoopa, and several more.

The script is pretty weak, and the Arceus-ex-machina at the end was really poorly done.

The whole thing just feels overstuffed and recklessly thrown together. This is perhaps the worst Pokémon film of them all, just barely beating out "Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice". Like that film, only the most die-hard Pokémon fans should bother with this one, but everyone else should skip it.

RATING: D


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Japan

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Release Date:

19 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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$21,815,482
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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