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2015 Pokémon Film's Full Trailer Shows Battle Between Legendaries

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kyogre, Lugia, Latias, Hoopa, more appear in film premiering July 18

The Pokémon Company's Japanese branch unveiled the full trailer for the upcoming Pokémon the Movie XY: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa film on Saturday:

Balza: Oh sky... Open your ancient chains!
Hoopa: Did I surprise you!?
Satoshi: You're...!?
Narrator: The mysterious Pokémon who appeared in front of Satoshi and his friends...
Hoopa: Hoopa!
Satoshi: I'm Satoshi!
Hoopa: Sato! Pika!
Narrator: There, legendary Pokémon begin to gather one by one...
Satoshi: Why are the legendary Pokémon doing this!?
Hoopa: Hoopa will do something! Time to appear!
Text: Legendary vs Legendary
Narrator: When the battle that was never supposed to happen shakes the world,
Citron: Even Arceus!?
Narrator: Hoopa's true power is released!
Satoshi: Hoopa!
Balza: This is the power of the ancient urn!
Narrator: Pokémon the Movie XY: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa!
Narrator: And one more! Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai!
Musashi: If you buy a pre-reserved ticket now, it'll come with a present code for an Arceus!
Kojirō: And, a clear file will come with it, too!
Nyarth: And and, you can get a ticket to redeem a legendary Pokémon!

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 Kyogre.

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 also feature a short anime 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 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.

Update: Typos fixed. Thanks, Asrialys.

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