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Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior

English DVD Cover
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Tom Wayland
Produced by Mikihiko Fukazawa
Takemoto Mori
Junya Okamoto
Choji Yoshikawa
Written by Hideki Sonoda
Starring Sarah Natochenny
Emily Jenness
Bill Rogers
Ikue Otani
Jimmy Zoppi
Michele Knotz
Amy Palant
Lucas Gray
Bella Hudson
Marc Thompson
Rebecca Soler
Tim Werenko
Tom Wayland
Music by Shinji Miyazaki
Cinematography Takaya Mizutani
Editing by Toshio Henmi
Studio OLM, Inc.
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USA)[1]
Release date(s) Japan July 19, 2008;
December 19, 2008 (DVD release)
United States February 13, 2009 (airing on Cartoon Network);
March 31, 2009 (DVD release)[2]
United Kingdom May 23rd 2009 (airing on Jetix);
Australia June 1, 2009
Running time 100 min.
Country Japan
United States
Language Japanese
Preceded by Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2008)
Followed by Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)

Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior[3] is the United States title for the 11th Pokémon movie and the second movie in the Diamond & Pearl trilogy, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Giratina and the Sky Bouquet: Shaymin (劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール ギラティナと氷空の花束 シェイミ Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo ando Pāru Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi ?)[4]. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and written by Hideki Sonoda, it was released in Japanese theaters on July 19, 2008 and was released in Japan on DVD on December 19, 2008. The film premiered on February 13, 2009 in the USA on Cartoon Network and was released on Region 1 DVD on March 31, 2009 and was then premiered on May 23 on Jetix in the UK. This was the first film to be distributed by Universal Studios in North America, the first time since Pokemon 3: The Movie that a film had been distributed by a Big 6 Studio (Warner Bros.), the first time since Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys that a film was from a studio owned by a major media conglomerate (Miramax), and the first anime film that Universal has ever distributed.

The movie was officially announced in a teaser trailer attached to the end of the previous film, Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai. In the trailer, Regigigas was shown appearing from beneath the ground. This is the only teaser since Pokémon 3: The Movie to feature anything beyond a title and a release date. The theme song for the film is "ONE", by Crystal Kay, and "This is a Beautiful World", by Aaron Brotherton for the English dub.

The dub title was first revealed by Sarah Natochenny on her résumé,[3] and was later confirmed on the official Pokémon website.



In addition to Regigigas, Dialga and Palkia were shown in both the teaser trailer and on the first poster for the film. Giratina's appearance and the current working title of the film were revealed in a second teaser trailer towards the end of 2007. In the March issue of CoroCoro Comic, it was revealed that Giratina has two forms: "Altered Forme," the form seen in the Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl games as well as on the film's first poster; and "Origin Forme" (オリジンフォルム Orijin Forumu ?), which is seen in the final poster. The Origin Forme is the form Giratina takes when it travels between dimensions. Shaymin was also confirmed to appear in the March issue of CoroCoro Comic. In another trailer, it is shown that Giratina can travel through dimensions by a strange purple wind that look like streaks of power. One of Giratina's dimensions is shown in a trailer as a bottomless foggy place with floating islands, covered with strange green materials like moss or grass. A middle island is covered in moss/grass.

In one of the teaser trailers it was said that "the battle of the gods is not over yet!", implying a direct connection to the previous film. The final poster for the film does not contain images of either Dialga or Palkia, although Dialga is shown battling Giratina in a trailer released in March 2008, on the official website for the film. The Origin Forme of Giratina is shown on the final poster with the tagline: "Pokémon will follow the new light."

In a new trailer released on April 18, 2008, it is shown that Shaymin is able to communicate by telepathy, and it befriends the group. In the same trailer, it shows Shaymin glowing while floating in the air. Just recently it was confirmed in the June Issue of CoroCoro that its new form is actually a Sky Forme.

People who bring their Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games and Nintendo DS to theatrical showings of the film are able to download a level 50 Shaymin to their game cartridge via wireless connection.[5] Those who pre-ordered their film tickets are also able to download a level 100 Regigigas into their games. This special Regigigas unlocks an event in the game: the original Regis appear in three separate locations. Fans were also able to obtain a special Shaymin, which when transferred to Platinum, unlock the new item the " Gracidea Flower" in Floaroma Town which allows Shaymin to change forms (these events are only for Platinum).


The film opens with Shaymin as Dialga appears. Then, in the Reverse or Distortion World Giratina senses Dialga's presence, and flies up to the Real World to capture it. Dialga drinks, just as Giratina's portal opens up. Giratina then drags Dialga into the Reverse World. Shaymin is also catapulted into the Reverse World. As Dialga and Giratina fight, Zero observes the battle in his ship. Shaymin absorbs a dark gas and uses "Seed Flare," tearing a hole in the Reverse World and escaping. Dialga fires a laser at Giratina, enveloping it in a time loop, trapping it in the Reverse World. As Dialga escapes, Shaymin falls into a river.

At a small seaside town, Ash, Pikachu, Dawn, Brock and their Pokémon are having lunch when they spot Shaymin eating their food. It is sick, so they rush it to the Pokémon Center where it recovers. Using its ability to speak telepathically, Shaymin speaks of returning to its flower field home. However it is captured by Team Rocket. A mirror portal into the Reverse World sucks Team Rocket in, followed by Ash and his friends. However, Brock is left behind.

In the Reverse World, Ash and Dawn meet Newton Graceland, a scientist who also witnessed the battle between Dialga and Giratina. Newton helps them escape. Team Rocket, who are too late to reach the portal, follow Newton. The Reverse World is polluted with toxic smoke caused by a battle between Dialga and Palkia, infuriating Giratina.

Ash and friends are attacked by Zero and his horde of Magnemite, Magneton and Magnezone, though they manage to board a train. On the train, Shaymin finds Gracidea flowers causing it to transform into its flying Sky Form. Zero's Pokémon raid the train. The team take a boat to reach Shaymin's home when a portal opens in the water, sucking everyone in, including Zero. Giratina and Shaymin battle until Shaymin's Sky Form wears off. Ash, Dawn and Brock reunite with Newton, who helps them hide. They encounter Zero, who was once Newton's assistant and explains his desire to rule the Reverse World. Zero forces Shaymin to use Seed Flare to open a portal back the real world, arriving at Shaymin's home. Giratina enters the real world, shattering Dialga's time loop, and is captured by Zero. Newton explains that Zero's methods of using Giratina to take over the Reverse World will eventually kill it.

Ash and his friends, along with Shaymin in its Sky Form, fly to Zero's airship to save Giratina. Newton tries to deactivate Zero`s device while Ash and Dawn remain outside to fight off Zero's Magnemite, Magneton and Magnezone. Newton succeeds in releasing Giratina but causes the ship to crash. Shaymin uses its powers to restore the critically injured Giratina. Zero uses Giratina`s former power to enter the Reverse World and attack from there. But he awakens the ancient Regigigas, which saves Ash`s team from a moving glacier. They enter the Reverse World to end his plans. Finally Shaymin gathers with its brethren, thanking everyone for their help before migrating.



Main cast

Character Voice Actor (Japanese) Voice Actor (English) Notes
Ash/Satoshi Rica Matsumoto Sarah Natochenny
Dawn/Hikari Megumi Toyoguchi Emily Bauer
(a/k/a Emily Jeness)
Brock/Takeshi Yūji Ueda Bill Rogers
Newton Graceland Koichi Yamadera Marc Thompson A talented professor specializing in the study of the Reverse World.
Zero Shidō Nakamura Lucas Gray
(a/k/a Parker Anderson)
Newton's former assistant. He is the main antagonist of the film.
James/Kojirō Shin-ichiro Miki Jimmy Zoppi
Jessie/Musashi Megumi Hayashibara Michele Knotz
Layla/Leila Akina Minami Amy Palant A passenger on the train
Magnezone Golgo Matsumoto (TIM)
(Masahiko Matsumoto)
Bill Rogers Zero's Magnezone.
Meowth/Nyarth Inuko Inuyama Jimmy Zoppi
(a/k/a Billy Beach)
Mousse Red Yoshida (TIM)
(Naganori Yoshida)
Tom Wayland Leila's husband
Pikachu Ikue Ōtani Ikue Ōtani
Shaymin Vanilla Yamazaki Amy Palant
Regigigas Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura
Infi Shoko Nakagawa Bella Hudson Zero's computer system.

Box Office

It took the second Japanese box office, beaten by Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea during the July 19-20 weekend. Giratina to Sora no Hanataba: Shaymin saw 982,000 viewers spending ¥1,018,770,000 (approx. US$9,463,400) to see the film. It is tracking at 89.8% of the box office performance of the last year's film, Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai.


The sequel was released theatrically in Japan on 18 July, 2009. The first teaser trailer was released with showings of Giratina to Sora no Hanataba: Shaymin, showing Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina preparing to battle. The film crew has traveled to Greece for setting inspiration.

A small clip that was included with DP episode 97 showed the crew observing some of the ruins and temples in Athens, Greece. The climax of the location hunt was a sacred location behind the town of Kalampaka. An interview with the director revealed that Ash and a Pichu with a spiked ear would be the key in the movie and that Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina will return in the film. In the latest CoroCoro issue, it is revealed that Arceus, Heatran and the three Johto starters will make an appearance in this movie.


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