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The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon (とうぞくと1000ぴきのポケモン) is a game for the Nintendo 3DS that served as a tie-in to the movie The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie.  It was made available to download in Japan from June 6th, 2014 to September 30th, 2014.  There is currently no word of a Western release.

Promotional Artwork


Title:  The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon
Players:  One Player
Maker:  The Pokemon Co. Ltd
Availability:  June 5th, 2014 (Thursday) until September 30th, 2014 (Tuesday)
Developer:  MarvelousAQL
Price:  Free
Hardware:  Nintendo 3DS
Genre:  Street Pass Game

Official Japanese website for The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon

How to Play

The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon is a game that's played using the Nintendo 3DS' "Street Pass" (すれちがい通信) functionality. 

You start the game by choosing either Harimaron, Fokko, or Keromatsu as your leader pokemon.  The leader affects what pokemon is added to the army of whoever you Street Pass with - if you choose Keromatsu, for example, then everyone who Street Passes with you will get a Keromatsu added to their game.  Players who cannot take advantage of the Street Pass function also have the option of purchasing additional pokemon using the Nintendo 3DS Game Coins.

No matter how you build up your army, you'll use your pokemon to battle the gang of thieves and aim for victory!

Entering battle with just a few pokemon is a good way to lose!
Entering battle with a huge army, on the other hand, increases your chances of victory!

The more pokemon you have in your party the stronger your army will be and the better your chances of victory!

Collect 1000 pokemon! Type Match-Ups
Can you get 1000 of each species? Grass-Types like Harimaron are strong against Water-Types like Udeppou.  You can use the bottom screen to switch out pokemon.

Type matching also plays a role in battling.  Using the 3DS' bottom screen, players are able to choose which pokemon will battle the opponent in front of them.
  Is the Grass-Type Harimaron, the Water-Type Keromatsu, or the Fire-Type Fokko the best pokemon for the job?

There are sixteen stages altogether. 

The Connection to the Story of The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie

The setting of The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon is the same "Diamond Ore Kingdom" (ダイヤモンド鉱国) that was used in the movie The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie

The game begins with the thieves Marilyn and Riot, the same Marilyn and Riot from the movie, stealing the two treasures of the Diamond Ore Kingdom.  These treasures are known as the Sunset Diamond (ゆうひのダイヤ) and the Starry Sky Diamond (ほしぞらのダイヤ).  Your adventure starts when Dii, a Meleecie from the Diamond Ore Kingdom, asks you to retrieve these two treasures from the thieves.

Riot & Marilyn
"What is it now, Riot?  Unfortunately we still haven't been able to capture Diancie yet."

On top of that, the Meleecie from the Diamond Ore Kingdom and the father-daughter team of Argus and Millis Steel will appear in the game as well!

News Antenna
The "Movie News Antenna."

There is also a feature in the game called the "Movie News Antenna" (えいがニュースアンテナ) that shows updates about the upcoming movie whenever the game starts up.

You can get something special when you go to the movie theaters to see the movie?  And that something can then be brought over to Pocket Monsters X & Y!?

Download The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon onto your Nintendo 3DS and then bring it with you to the movie theater!  If you do, you'll gain access to a special bonus "Argus and Millis Stage!"  If you complete this stage then you'll be given a serial code that, when entered into your copy of Pocket Monsters X & Y, will give you a Master Ball!


The special stage could be downloaded between July 19th and September 30th, 2014.  You can download the stage at any point during this time but you cannot actually play it unless you've gotten past Stage 6 in The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon.




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