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2015 Pokémon Film's 2nd Teaser Previews Hoopa, Primal Reversion Groudon, Kyogre

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Dialga, Lugia, Black Rayquaza, other legendary Pokémon to participate in film; 'Pikachu & the Pokémon Music Band' short also unveiled

The Pokémon Company's Japanese branch began streaming the second teaser trailer for the upcoming Pokémon the Movie XY: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa film on Thursday:

Satoshi: Why are the legendary Pokémon doing this!?
Hoopa: Hoopa will do something!
Narrator: The battle that was never supposed to happen shakes the world!
Text: Legendary vs Legendary
Narrator: Pokémon the Movie XY
Satoshi: Hoopa!
Narrator: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa

The trailer also unveils that the animated short featured before the film will be titled Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai (Pikachu & the Pokémon Music Band). The website describes the short:

The first in the world! A performance created by the cries of Pokémon! The Pokémon will play a beautiful harmony. Will Pikachu and the others be able to pull off the performance?

The film will star Pikachu and Nyarth (Meowth), as well as Dedenne, Yancham (Pancham), Tairenar (Braixen), Gekogashira (Frogadier), Harimaron (Chespin), Luchabull (Hawlucha), Horubii (Bunnelby), Rentorar (Luxray), Hinoyakoma (Fletchinder), Onbat (Noibat), Sōnasu (Wobbuffet), Maaiika (Inkay), Pumpjin (Gourgeist), Kabigon (Snorlax), Gothimu (Gothita), and Florges.

The film will feature the following characters and Pokémon:

The legendary Pokémon and star of the film, Hoopa.

Legendary Pokémon from past generations, including Arceus, Latias, Giratina, Lugia, Dialga, Black Rayquaza, Kyurem, Palkia, Primal Reversion Groudon, Latios, and Primal Reversion Kaiogre.

Movie original characters (seen left to right) Mary, Balza, and the nomad.

The main cast of Pocket Monsters XY (seen left to right), Serena, Satoshi (Ash), Citron (Clemont), and Eureka (Bonnie).

The film will open in Japanese theaters on July 18.

Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comic magazine had reported last year that the Pokémon franchise's 2015 film would feature "Primal Reversion" forms of the legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre.

The 2014 Pokémon film, Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie (Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction), premiered in Japan last July. Nintendo released Nintendo 3DS remakes of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire titled Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire world-wide in November.

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