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3rd Pokémon the Movie XY Film Revealed for Summer 2016

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Announcement teases new Pokémon, upcoming trailer

The August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine is revealing on Wednesday that a third Pokémon the Movie XY film will open in summer 2016. The announcement teases, "I- Is this a new Pokémon!?" The announcement also teases that a trailer for next year's film will soon be released, and that theatergoers should stay until the very end of the Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages film.

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (Pokémon the Movie XY: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa) will premiere in Japan on July 18, and it 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 film will guest star:

  • Tatsuya Fujiwara as Balza
  • Shinichi Shinohara (Olympic judo athlete) as Hipopotasu
  • Shoko Nakagawa as Mary
  • Kouichi Yamadera as Hoopa Unbound
  • Mizuki Yamamoto as the Narrator for the Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai short

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

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.

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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