|Pokemon the Movie
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
|Directed by||Kunihiko Yuyama|
|Produced by|| Takemoto Mori
|Written by||Hideki Sonoda|
|| Rica Matsumoto
|Narrated by||Unshō Ishizuka|
|Box office takings||$28.2 million|
|Predecessor|| Genesect & The Legend
|Successor||Hoopa & The Clash of Ages|
|Australia||November 8th, 2014|
|Europe||December 25th, 2014|
|Japan||July 19th, 2014|
|United States||November 8th, 2014|
Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is the 17th movie in the Pokemon franchise and the first to in the XY series story arc. The Japanese title although usually much more extravagant than the Western titles is actually the same this time round once directly translated.
The movie is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and stars the voice cast from the X & Y anime. The movie was seen for the first time in trailer format at the end of Pokemon: Genesect & The Legend Awakened, the trailer revealing Xerneas and Yveltal as well as Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie. The movies title was also revealed by CoroCoro magazine in Japan on December 15th, 2013, CoroCoro followed this up in February 2014's issue stating that the Mythical Pokemon Diancie would take a prominent role in the movie.
The film was initially released on July 19th, 2014 in theaters across Japan and followed in theaters in Australia and New Zealand on November 8th, 2014. This was as far as Cinema releases went, with the movie airing straight off on Cartoon Network in the United States on November 8th, 2014 (same day as Aus/NZ cinema release) and coming to DVD and Blu Ray in Japan just in time for Christmas on December 17th, 2014. The U.S DVD was released on February 17th 2015.
The plot of the movie is based around the Jewel Pokemon; Diancie, the life Pokemon; Xerneas and Yveltal, the Pokemon of destruction. Of particular note is that the film debuted Diancie in it's Mega Evolved form prior to it being discovered in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS.
Once again there was a Pikachu Short with this movie, but again it didn't reach international audiences. The short was called "Pikachu, Whats this Key" and was displayed only at Japanese showings of the movie.
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|