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The "Diamond Ore Kingdom" (ダイヤモンド鉱国) is a place deep underground where the "Jewel Pokemon" Meleecie live in peace. It has also said to be where a large diamond known as the "Sacred Diamond" (聖なるダイヤ) resides. This special gem serves as the main energy source holding up the kingdom and has been doing so for a very long time. The only one who is supposed to be able to create this diamond is Diancie, the princess of the Diamond Ore Kingdom, yet she hasn't been endowed with this power yet!
As time goes on the current Sacred Diamond is starting to reach the end of its life. If it's allowed to die out then the beautiful Diamond Ore Kingdom will be history!
Diancie meets Satoshi and Pikachu and set out together on a journey to seek out the "Life Giving Pokemon" Xerneas to get help saving her country. Along the way, however, a female thief named Marilyn, a ninja thief named Riot, and the Rocket-Dan all set their sights on the diamond-making pokemon. Thankfully, our heroes are rescued from their various predicaments by the father-daughter team of Algus and Millis Steel. As our heroes' journey continues, the "Destruction Pokemon" Yveltal, who is said to have been behind a major loss of life in the Kalos Region known as "The Great Destruction" (大破壊) in times past, waits patiently inside its cocoon...
As their journey continues, our heroes follow the "Fairy Aura" being emitted by Xerneas and are eventually led to the Allearth Forest (オルアースの森).
Danger's around every corner! Will Diancie be able to save her kingdom? And what will happen to Satoshi and Pikachu!?
The "Key Ring Pokemon" Cleffey has appeared in front of Pikachu and its friends! When it inserts a strangely-shaped key into a keyhole floating in the very fabric of space, the void begins to grow and envelops the area in a mysterious light! Cleffey is able to use the different keys it has in its collection to go to different worlds. What kinds of worlds will Pikachu and its friends be able to go to with the strange keys they find?
The Pocket Monsters The Movie (劇場版ポケットモンスター) text that was placed in front of the titles of every other movie in this franchise is being replaced with "Pokemon the movie XY" (ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY).
The tagline for this movie is "The Pokemon Movies Head Into a New Dimension" (ポケモン映画、新次元へ).
The first 3 million fans to see the movie received a special Diancie Pokémon TRETTA puck. The Diancie came in a Pressure Ball and knew the attack Moon Force, just like the Diancie in the film. This puck can be used in machines running the second The Pokémon TRETTA update "Xerneas and Yveltal" which went live on July 10th, 2014.
Location scouting took place in Canada for this year's movie. This is the first time the movie's production team has done any location scouting for a film since 2011's Victini and the Black Hero Zekrom / White Hero Reshiram. Additionally, this is the second movie to have its locations based on places in Canada; the setting of 2004's The Sky-Splitting Visitor, Deoxys was based on the city of Vancouver.
View detailed information about each home release here.
A number of pokemon were made available for audience members' Pocket Monsters X or Pocket Monsters Y games as part of the movie's promotion.
You can find out more about the various giveaways here.
Gross-to-date: 1,469,523,700 yen (as of August 6th, 2014)
Ranking: 1 → 3 → 4 → 6 → 8 → 8 → 8 → 10
The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie debuted at number one on its opening weekend, making it the first Pocket Monsters movie since 2007's Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai to do so. The film was shown across 357 screens nationwide and was seen by 360,190 people, making 559,908,500 yen (approximately US $5,521,806) over the three day weekend. Rounding out the top three was Maleficent at number two and Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There at number three.
The movie dropped to third place in its second week in theaters and has grossed 908,933,900 yen (approximately US $8,903,216) since it opened. First place went to the American Godzilla, which is only just now seeing a release in Japan, while Maleficent retains the number two spot.
The movie went down another spot in its third week due to the arrival of Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire. The sequel to 2012's live action Rurouni Kenshin movie came in first place, moving Godzilla down to second, Maleficent down to third, and Pokemon the movie XY down to fourth. This year's Pokemon movie has earned a total of 1,469,523,700 yen (approximately US $14,331,853) so far.
The movie fell to sixth place in its fourth week. The number one spot went to the CG film STAND BY ME Doraemon, bumping Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire down to number two. Debuting in third place was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which pushed Maleficent down to fourth place and When Marnie was There down to fifth. Oddly enough Cinema Today is not reporting any updated figures for this year's Pokemon movie.
The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie went down to eighth place in week number five. Doraemon kept the top spot while newcomer Hot Road debuted at number two. That pushed Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire down to third place, Transformers: Age of Extinction to fourth, Maleficent to fifth, and When Marnie was There down to sixth. Godzilla retained the number seven spot. Cinema Today is not reporting any new figures for the second week in a row.
Pokémon the Movie XY remained in eighth place in its sixth week. The Top Seven this week were STAND BY ME Doreaemon, Hot Road, Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire, newcomer Into The Storm, Transformers: Age of Extinction, When Marnie was There, and Maleficent.
It kept its eighth place in week seven as well. The top seven were STAND BY ME Doraemon, Lupin the Third (which is apparently terrible), Lucy, Hot Road, Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and When Marnie was There.
The movie fell to tenth place in its eighth and final week. The rest of the top nine were STAND BY ME Doraemon, Lupin the Third, Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire, Hot Road, Non-Stop (which is being called "Flight Game" in Japan), Lucy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, In the Hero, and When Marnie was There.
The movie did not place in the top ten in its eleventh week in theaters.
A manga adaptation first appeared in the June 2014 issue of CoroCoro Comics. It ran for two issues before being concluded in the graphic novel collection released on July 19th, 2014.
Kitamura Kenji (北村謙次) is handling the adaptation. This is Mr. Kitamura's first time drawing a Pokemon-related manga.
CD singles for the ending theme"The Early Morning Meteor Shower" were released on July 16th, 2014.
View detailed information about each CD release here.
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