Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
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Pokemon the Movie
Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
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General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Takemoto Mori
 Choji Yoshikawa
 Yukio Kawasaki
 Junya Okamoto
 Koichi Kawase
 Written by  Hideki Sonoda
 Rica Matsumoto
 Aoi Yūki
 Mamoru Miyano
 Ikue Ōtani
 Narrated by  (Japanese) Unshō Ishizuka
 (English) Ken Gates
 Runtime  70 minutes
 Box office takings  $46 million
 Predecessor  Pokemon Black & White
 Successor  Genesect &
 The Legend Awakened
 Release dates
  Australia  March 6th, 2013
  Europe  December 12th, 2012
  Japan  July 14th, 2012
  United States  December 8th, 2012
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Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice is the 15th movie in the Pokemon franchise and 2nd movie in the Best Wishes series. It's Japanese title when directly translated is Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo.

The movie was first announced in a teaser trailer at the end of the paired movies; Pokemon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram and White- Victini and Zekrom. In that same trailer Kyurem, the boundary Pokémon as well as Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion - the three of which form the Sword of Justice or "the Sacred Swordsmen" in Japan were also revealed. Keldeo although not shown in this teaser took a prominent role in the movie too.

A small celebratory feature is included within the film for the 90th anniversary of Shogakukan; a Japanese manga publisher who have been long term producers of Pokémon Manga.

Initially released in Japan on July 14th, 2012 the movie was later broadcast in the U.S on December 8th, 2012 on Cartoon Network. A U.S DVD realise wasn't far behind, released on April 2nd, 2013 by Viz Media and later on released in the UK by Universal on September 30th, 2013.

Japanese cinema showings of the movie were preceded by a Pikachu short called Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.


Official Description

Ash and Pikachu, along with their friends Iris and Cilan, are on a train headed to the next stop on their journey. From the train, Ash spots an injured Pokémon—one he’s never seen before. He’s trying to figure out how he can help when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem, a Dragon-type Pokémon with immense power! Ash and the others barely manage to escape the rampaging Kyurem’s attack, and as the dust settles, they turn their attention to the injured Pokémon. Their new acquaintance turns out to be the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo, and it’s on a mission to rescue its friends—Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Legendary Pokémon known as the Swords of Justice—from Kyurem’s icy clutches!

But Kyurem’s rampage isn’t over, and it’s drawing power from Reshiram and Zekrom, changing into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem to make its attacks even stronger! Why is Kyurem attacking Ash and his friends with such unrelenting fury? How will they be able to overcome this danger?

To protect its friends, to discover true power and genuine courage, and to preserve its bond with Ash and its companions, a hidden strength awakens within Keldeo...

Major Characters

Other Characters


The voice cast
Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor


Official Trailer

Trading Cards

There were a few different trading cards given out with admissions to cinemas/theatres

Related Articles & Movie Ads

Magazine clippings, movie posters and so on

Trivia & Facts

Trivia from the movie


Continuity errors and bloopers

Reviews & Reception

Movie scores from major reviewers



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