Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys[a] is a 2004 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. It is the seventh film in the Pokémon series and the second film released under Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation in Japan. The film stars the voices of Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Otani, Yuji Ueda, KAORI, Fushigi Yamada, Noriko Hidaka, Koichi Yamadera, Susumu Chiba, Kenji Nojima, and Becky. The events of the film take place during the seventh season of Pokémon: Advanced Challenge.

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
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Japanese劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス
HepburnGekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deokishisu
LiterallyPocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Deoxys the Sky-Splitting Visitor
Directed byKunihiko Yuyama
Produced by
  • Choji Yoshikawa
  • Junya Okamoto
  • Takemoto Mori
  • Tukako Matsusako[1]
Screenplay byHideki Sonoda[1]
Based onPokémon
by Satoshi Tajiri
Junichi Masuda
Ken Sugimori
Starringsee below
Music byShinji Miyazaki[1]
CinematographyTakaya Mizutani[1]
Edited byToshio Henmi[1]
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • July 17, 2004 (2004-07-17) (Japan)
Running time
81 minutes[1]
Box office¥4.38 billion[2]

The film was released on July 17, 2004 in Japan. The English adaptation was produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Miramax Films and debuted on Kids' WB on January 22, 2005.

The ending theme for the Japanese version is "Lovely: Yume Miru Lovely Boy" (L•O•V•E•L•Y~夢見るLOVELY BOY~, "Lovely: Dream-Seeing Lovely Boy") by Tomoko Kawase under her alias Tommy February6 while the English version is titled "This Side of Paradise" by Bree Sharp. Director Kunihiko Yuyama visited the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to get ideas for the setting for the film.[3]


A mysterious meteorite is hurtling towards the earth. During its entry into the atmosphere, it almost wounds Rayquaza, a sky guardian living in the ozone layer. The meteorite crashes into a polar zone, revealing two egg-shaped objects. The purple egg regenerates into a Deoxys and picks up the green egg. Rayquaza descends from the ozone layer to fight the invader (believing it to be an enemy). A battle ensues, destroying a nearby research site and traumatizing a young boy Tory (Tou'i), scared by a stampede of Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein. Deoxys engages Rayquaza and the two take turns delivering devastating blows to each other, but the fight draws to a conclusion when Rayquaza surprises the alien Pokémon and fires a point blank Hyper Beam at it. Deoxys' body is destroyed, leaving only the purple crystal in its chest that falls into the sea, while some researchers take a similar green crystal that it found with them to Hoenn. Beneath the sea, the injured Deoxys regenerates and waits.

Four years later, Ash, May, Brock, and Max travel to LaRousse City, where block robots patrol the area. There they meet Tory, who has since become afraid of Pokémon and a loner. Deoxys, which has fully healed, leaves to find the green crystal which Tory's parents are testing in a lab.

In the Battle Tower, Ash mistakes Tory for a Pokémon Trainer and they battle against Rafe and Sid, with Tory using Ash's Torkoal. However, Tory does not know how to handle Ash's Torkoal and they lose. Tory runs away, stopping to save a Minun which was trapped in a trash can. Later, Ash meets Tory's parents and they have fun until they see a mysterious purple aurora, signaling the return of Deoxys.

When Deoxys begins to remove the city's inhabitants to search for the green crystal using copies of itself, it is up to Ash, Pikachu, and Tory to help it find the crystal. This is complicated by the return of Rayquaza, and the security robots malfunctioning, which forces Deoxys to create a force field that disables the city's power. Later, Rayquaza manages to break through the force field. Deoxys and Rayquaza then continue to battle, causing havoc in the city. The green crystal is regenerated when Pikachu and Minun and Plusle charge the power generator in the lab. As the fight continues, Deoxys tackles Rayquaza into the floor. It prepares to finish off Rayquaza, but the green Deoxys arrives, fully regenerated, with perfect timing and quickly transforms into its Defense Forme, saving Rayquaza from the attack. The city is filled with blocks of robots when the chief robot becomes hostile, which overwhelm Rayquaza. The twin Deoxys form shields that protect Rayquaza. Seeing that the two Pokémon are willing to protect it in face of this new threat, Rayquaza begins firing Hyper Beams upon the thousands of robots.

Ash and Tory work together and ultimately manage to shut off the malfunctioning robots by disabling the chief robot, freeing the twin Deoxys and Rayquaza. Tory almost falls and dies, but is saved by the green Deoxys. Rayquaza, recognizing that the Deoxys aren't enemies, flies away peacefully, and the Deoxys form green and purple auroras in the sky as a goodbye to their friends, leaving to an unknown destination. Ash states that wherever they are going, at least they would always have each other. Tory, who has gotten over his fear of Pokémon, agrees and later bids Ash and the others farewell at the train station with his new friends, Plusle and Minun, on his shoulders. Ash and his friends continue on their journey through the Hoenn region.


Character Japanese English
Ash Ketchum Rica Matsumoto (松本 梨香) Veronica Taylor
May Kaori (KAORI)
Pikachu Ikue Ōtani (大谷 育江)
Brock Yuuji Ueda (上田 祐司) Eric Stuart
Max Fushigi Yamada (山田 ふしぎ) Amy Birnbaum
Tory Lund Noriko Hidaka (日髙 のり子) Tara Sands
Professor Lund Kouichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一) Sean Schemmel
Yuko Takako Uehara (上原 多香子) Rachael Lillis
Rafe Kenji Nojima (野島 健児) Sebastian Arcelus
Rebecca Becky (ベッキー) Lisa Ortiz
Sid Makoto Higo (肥後 誠) Matthew Charles
Kathryn Maria Yamamoto (山本 麻里安) Rebecca Handler
Audrey Nana Mizuki (水樹 奈々)
Deoxys Susumu Chiba (千葉 進歩)
Kenji Nojima (野島 健児)
Rayquaza Katsuyuki Konishi (小西 克幸)
Jessie Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ) Rachael Lillis
James Shinichirou Miki (三木 眞一郎) Eric Stuart
Meowth Inuko Inuyama (犬山 イヌコ) Maddie Blaustein
Munchlax Keiko Yamamoto (山本 圭子) Jason Griffith


Theatrical runEdit

Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys was distributed theatrically in Japan by Toho on July 17, 2004.[1]

Broadcast airingEdit

It was released directly to television in the United States by 4Kids Entertainment in an English-language dub on January 22, 2005.[1]

Home mediaEdit

The original Japanese DVD release occurred on December 21, 2004. The film was later released in the U.S. on DVD and VHS on February 15, 2005. In the UK, Studio Canal released the DVD on April 2, 2012.[4]

The film was released on Blu-ray along with Pokémon Heroes on May 15, 2011 in the United States by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.[5]


  1. ^ Originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Deoxys the Visitor (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス, Hepburn: Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deokishisu, lit. "Visitor from the Sky-Splitting: Deoxys")


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008-05-16). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 433. ISBN 978-1461673743.
  2. ^ "Movies With Box Office Gross Receiopts Exceeding 1 Billion Yen". Eiren. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys : Review". RevolutionSF. 2005-02-28. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
  4. ^ "POKEMON DESTINY DEOXYS - STUDIOCANAL". www.studiocanal.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  5. ^ Pokemon Heroes / Pokemon Destiny Deoxys Blu-ray, retrieved November 14, 2016

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