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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon Planetarium
Tomorrow is a very special day because you'll be able to see a total eclipse of the sun! If you miss this opportunity then it'll be more than 300 years before you get a chance to see another one in the Alola Region! When Satoshi hears this he decides to go with Mamane to Eclipse Island, the central spot to see the solar event. There, they meet a "Solar Eclipse Hunter" named Fred who travels around the world chasing after solar eclipses. They decide to watch it with him but unfortunately, the weather is a bit cloudy on the actual day of the eclipse. Satoshi and his friends, thinking they'll definitely be able to see the eclipse from above the clouds, decide to head toward the top of a mountain to get a better view.
Meanwhile, the Rocket-Dan hear that rare pokemon are said to appear during the solar eclipse and, thinking they can also capture Pikachu while they're at it, sneak away from Kiteruguma's nest and hurry to the top of the mountain to confront Satoshi and his friends. During the conflict, however, the solar eclipse starts without them! Will Satoshi and his friends be able to watch the solar eclipse after all?
Use your full power to not miss the miraculous moment when the sun and moon perform their special dance!
On January 4th, 2018 I went out to the Hamagin Space Science Center near Yokohama to see the special.
My review of the special, as well as my impressions of the planetarium experience altogether, can be found here.
This is an original animated story created specifically for the Konica Minolta planetariums. The show is projected on the planetarium's dome-like ceiling and makes full use of the space provided to surround the audience with images and sound.
The story of 2009's Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl The Movie "Arceus - To the Conquering of Time and Space" also involved a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse of the sun. On July 22nd of that year an actual solar eclipse was visible from Japan. Another eclipse occurred the same year Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon Planetarium was released as well but this time the total solar eclipse that was visible throughout much of the continental U.S. on August 21st was only visible as a partial solar eclipse when viewed from Hawaii, the area on which the Alola Region is based.
The show's known screenings are as follows.
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