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Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages TV Ads Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film to open July 18 in Japan

The Pokémon Company Japan began streaming four commercials for the upcoming Pokémon film Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (Pokémon the Movie XY: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa) on Tuesday. The all feature the ending theme "Tweedia" by Rei Yasuda.

In the first, Hoopa says "Hoopa will summon strong pokémon and win!" It then introduces the legendary pokémon that will appear in the film.

The second features guest stars Kouichi Yamadera, Shōko Nakagawa, Shinichi Shinohara, Tatsuya Fujiwara, and Mizuki Yamamoto introducing the film.

In the third, Yamamoto, Nakagawa, and Shinohara say that by coming to see the movie, people can receive the legendary pokémon Hoopa. Visitors can receive Hoopa on their Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games at the theaters.

The last outlines the pre-order campaign for the movie tickets. Those who pre-order tickets can use a code to download a level 100 Arceus as well as a choice of one of six Legendary Pokémon for their Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS games. Purchasers can choose from one of the following Pokémon: Kyogre, Groudon, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, or Kyurem.

It also says that, in addition to receiving Hoopa in the games, theater-goers will receive a Hoopa Pokémon card and a Hoopa Pokémon Tretta tile.

The film will guest star:

The film will premiere in Japan on July 18, and will feature the main cast of Pocket Monsters XY, Legendary Pokémon from past generations, and movie original characters.

The Pokémon Company describes the film's story:

The 70-minute animated movie takes Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.

After a scary incident, they learn of 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?

The Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai (Pikachu & the Pokémon Music Band) anime short will screen before the film.

The 2014 Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie (Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction), premiered in Japan last July.

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