2016 Pokémon Film's Trailer Show's Ash, Volcanion's Connection

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kunihiko Yuyama returns to direct film premiering on July 16

The official website of the upcoming Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna (Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna, official English title not yet revealed) film began streaming a trailer and a second teaser trailer for the film on Wednesday. The trailer describes the film's plot, new setting, and how Ash is connected to Volcanion.

Man: Magearna... Please become the gate that protects this country.
Citron (Clemont): Everyone! This is the kingdom of machines that has a history of over five hundred years!
Narrator: Volcanion, a Pokémon that hates people, appears before Satoshi and his friends.
Satoshi (Ash): Whoa!? What's this!?
Narrator: The two of them end up being linked by a mysterious chain.
Volcanion: Humans always betray us. That's why I can't trust them!
Narrator: A shadow draws closer...
Jarvis: I shall obtain the Soul Heart... Go!
Narrator & Text: What is the secret that lies in the Soul Heart found in the machine!?
Volcarion: Time for you to fly!
Narration: This summer, a legendary Pokémon unknown to man reveals itself!
Satoshi: A mechanical Pokémon!?
Narrator: Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna

Volcanion: I can't trust humans.
Jarvis: I shall obtain the Soul Heart!
Narrator: What is Volcanion's true motive!? And...
Text: Soul Heart
Satoshi: I'm going too!
Text: What is its secret?
Narrator: A Pokémon unknown to man reveals itself!
Narrator: Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna

The film will open in Japan on July 16.

The Pokémon Company International previously revealed the new Mythical Pokémon Magearna, which will be key to the film's plot. The Pokémon Company International describes Magearna as an Artificial Pokémon, created by humans 500 years ago. It has a metallic body that is 3 feet and 3 inches tall, and it weighs 177.5 lbs. It is also closely tied to the film's plot, which The Pokémon Company International describes as follows:

In this latest Pokémon full-length feature film, a mysterious force binds Ash to the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it falls from the sky. Volcanion can't get away, and Ash is dragged along as it continues on its mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. The minister plans to use Magearna's mysterious power to take control of the mechanical kingdom. Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!

The two previous Pokémon XY films have each featured a Pikachu anime short that screened before the film.

The following characters and their returning cast are confirmed for the film: Satoshi (Ash), Pikachu, Serena, Citron (Clemont), Eureka (Bonnie), Musashi (Jessie), Kojirō (James), Nyarth (Meowth), and the Narrator.

The January 2016 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine previewed Volcanion in December, describing it as a "Mythical Pokémon." Volcanion is a steam Pokémon whose type is both fire and water, and it is 1.7 meters (5.5 feet) tall and weighs 195 kg (430 lbs). Volcanion is the 721st Pokémon and the final Pokémon in the Pokédex as of the sixth generation.

The Pokémon XY & Z television anime series premiered in Japan on October 29. Pokémon XY began airing on Cartoon Network in January 2014, while Pokémon XY & Z premiered on Cartoon Network on February 20.

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