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Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (2016)

Pokemon za mubi XY& Z 'borukenion to kiko (karakuri) no magiana (original title)
A mystical Pokémon by the name of Volcanion must accept Ash's help to rescue the Azoth Kingdom.

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Kunihiko Yuyama

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James Carter Cathcart (english adaptation), Junichi Masuda (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Carter Cathcart ... James / Meowth (voice) (as Carter Cathcart)
Daniel J. Edwards Daniel J. Edwards ... Camerupt / Drillbur / Watchog (voice)
Kiyotaka Furushima ... Fiarrow (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Musashi / Tairenar (voice)
Laurie Hymes ... Prince Rali (voice)
Somegorô Ichikawa Somegorô Ichikawa ... Volcanion (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Mariya Ise Mariya Ise ... Eureka (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Narrator (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Citron (voice)
Mika Kanai Mika Kanai ... Nymphia (voice)
Michele Knotz ... Jessie (voice)
Mike Liscio Mike Liscio ... Clemont (voice) (as Michael Liscio Jr.)
Mayuki Makiguchi Mayuki Makiguchi ... Serena (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
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Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust-and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it's forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt official has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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The next generation Pokémon in this movie is #801, Magearna. It is the Generation 7 Mythical Pokémon as well. See more »

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The Best of the X&Y "Pokemon" Films by a Mile
2 January 2019 | by carologletreeSee all my reviews

I came into this one ready to hate it, considering that the "Pokémon" films from the X&Y saga hadn't been exactly stellar. "Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction" was mediocre and "Hoopa and the Clash of Ages" was the worst "Pokémon" film yet. However, this film really surprised me. Not only is it the best X&Y film, I would even say that it is the best "Pokémon" film in around a decade.

Volcanion was one of the better legendary Pokémon in a while. While I was a bit annoyed at him at first with how he had the typical "disdain for humanity" personality, he got to be a much more likeable and engaging character as the movie progressed. His relationship with Magearna surprisingly was quite interesting and felt very real.

Similar to the "Victini" movies, this film doesn't really break any new ground but somehow manages to make things feel fresh. It has interesting new variations on themes used before in the series that managed to keep my attention.

The action scenes are an absolute blast and probably some of the most exciting the "Pokémon" films have had in a while. The film is also complimented nicely by impressive animation and CGI and a great musical score.

There are just a few negatives. There were some pretty stupid scenes in the film here and there, though thankfully they are mostly confined to the first half. Also, the main villain wasn't really all that memorable.

Aside from "The Rise of Darkrai", "Victini and Zekrom/Reshiram", and "Genesect and the Legend Awakened", all the post-Hoenn entries in the series have been a chore for me. This film, however, proved that there is still some steam left in this franchise. A highly satisfying "Pokémon" film that is definitely worth checking out.

RATING: B+


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