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Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior

by Josh Max - May 16, 2011, 9:41 pm PDT

Josh marches on with part two of the Pokemon movie trilogy.

In the second movie of the trilogy, the movie starts out with the new legendary Pokémon Shaymin just minding his own business and drinking some water. When he raises his head, he sees Dialga drinking on the other side of the river. As Dialga is drinking its water and just minding its own business, Giratina appears from the water and starts dragging Dialga in with it. Shaymin gets dragged in with the two, but where they end up isn’t underwater but in another world altogether. The Reverse World, a world where Giratina is the first and only inhabitant. Essentially, the battle between Dialga and Palkia offset the Reverse World, a world that sets right the mistakes of the real world. Shaymin ends up, accidentally, cleaning up some of the damage that was caused by the battle between Dialga and Palkia. And believe me, there was A LOT of damage done to Giratina’s home.

It's cute versus powerful!

Throughout the rest of the movie Ash and his friends fight against Giratina and a man named Zero while trying to get Shaymin to his flower field where his friends wait for him.  Through trains and towns, the trio of heroes makes it through the Reverse Dimension and back to get Shaymin, the ungrateful Pokemon of Gratitude to its friends where they fly off into the sunset.

Oh yeah, there’s this villian, Zero. I mentioned him earlier, but there’s not much to him. He wanted to absorb  Giratina’s powers so he could live in the “pure” Reverse Dimension. He almost got away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids and their stupid Pokémon.

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Talkback

CericMay 17, 2011

I remember when I saw the first one in the theatres it was a big deal for me.  I was in High School at the time so I had my Dad take me to the a showing away from where we would normally go and insisted on getting my Mew card.  I liked how the first one was in the shows continuety but, ended in such a way as to not mess with it.  That is the only one I've seen actually.

I saw the first film in theatres with a female friend. She cried when Ash died.


I remember there was a kid in front of me who kept saying the pokémon's names as they appeared on screen—"hey, kid! shut up, they say their own names!"

Ryan CannonMay 17, 2011

I always like the second generation the best for some reason...

SilverQuilavaMay 17, 2011

hehe! The Nostalgia Critic reviewed Pokemon The First Movie X)

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterMay 17, 2011

Quote from: Ceric

I remember when I saw the first one in the theatres it was a big deal for me.  I was in High School at the time so I had my Dad take me to the a showing away from where we would normally go and insisted on getting my Mew card.  I liked how the first one was in the shows continuety but, ended in such a way as to not mess with it.  That is the only one I've seen actually.

That's basically what killed the movie for me: the ending. It would have been slightly fine in itself if they didn't get very preachy about it. Having Mewtwo erase everyone's memories by the end kind of defeats the purpose of hammering the message home. Plus, it just feels cheap.

For what it's worth, it can be enjoyed, but the constant preaching and the ending kill it.

As for my top three movies in the series:
Pokemon 4ever (which I wrote about): I really liked the story and the twist at the end. It got very melodramatic more than once, but I still like it.

Pokemon 3: Entei is my favorite of the three legendary dogs, and I thought the story was both sweet and cool, especially with the Unown (which are useless in battle but amazing in concept).

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew: Now, it's been a while since I've seen this movie but I didn't find Lucario to be THAT angsty. Mewtwo was far worse, I think, since Lucario has a good reason for feeling this way.

RABicleMay 18, 2011

12,000 words...

I don't even know what to say.

I almost cried during Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

ALSO IM VERY VERY SORRY FOR FOGETTING ABOUT MAFIA GUYS :( PWEASE FORGIVE ME!

CericMay 18, 2011

Vote RABicle

roykoopa64May 31, 2011

My friend and I watched this in the theater when it came out, it was pretty exciting. Good overview of the movie!

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