Pokemon Movie 10: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai


Pokémon: The Rise Of Darkrai

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai, Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ
English: Pokémon: The Rise Of Darkrai
German: Pokémon Film 10: Der Aufstieg von Darkrai
Spanish: Pokémon Película 10: Pokémon: El desafío de Darkrai
French: Pokemon Film 10: L'ascension de Darkrai
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Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2007
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 7368573,685 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1881
Members: 117,731
Favorites: 140

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Synopsis

The beautiful Alamos Town is home to a pair of century-old structures known as the Space-Time Towers, built by the architect Godey to play orchestral music in the area. The towers are also home to the Alamos Town Contest Hall, which is the next destination for Hikari, Satoshi, and Takeshi in their journey through the Sinnoh region. A woman named Alice and her partner Chimchar are happy to guide Satoshi and his friends through the town and its hallmarks.

But the tour is suddenly interrupted when Alice's friend Tonio notices a wave of dimensional disturbances throughout the town—all of which is blamed on an ominous Pokémon named Darkrai. The space-time disturbances continue to intensify as two legendary Pokémon, the Temporal Pokémon Dialga and the Spatial Pokémon Palkia, appear to duel each other, isolating the town and everyone present in it from the world into another dimension!

As he learns that this event was foreseen long ago, Tonio finds that his great-grandfather left behind a way to stop the dueling Pokémon. Will Satoshi and his friends be able to use this last resort to save Alamos Town from vaporizing between the dimensions?

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"Together 2007 (Eiga Version)" by Fumie Akiyoshi
"We Will Be Heroes (English Version)"
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Ending Theme

"Be with You: Itsumo Soba ni (Always by your side)" by Sarah Brightman




Reviews

Feb 23, 2020
This is where the dip in quality for pokemon movies begins.

I'm not saying Rise of Darkrai is a bad film, far from it, this movie does a lot of things right. Like not having so many annoying characters, the animation is great, soundtrack is awesome, as well as the story and characters are pretty consistent.

Although I wish Team Rocket wasn't in the film as they served no purpose other than being annoying cut away gags to pad out the film's runtime. They do literally nothing other than being the annoying caricatures they have been since the end of the gen 3 anime.

The basic summary ...
May 14, 2019
A great Pokemon movie- one of the best in the franchise.

The story, with a battle between Dialga and Palkia causing space-time anomalies, culminating with Ash and the gang having to stop the town from being erased, was very cool. I really like when Pokemon goes for the kind of "epic sci-fi" vibe and this definitely delivered. Better yet, unlike some other movies in the franchise which take a long while to get going, this got interesting right away and stayed so till the end.

The fight scenes were very exciting and tense, as is the standard for the series, and there was a lot of funny ...
May 4, 2024
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As much as I like Pokemon movies, I did not like The Rise of Darkrai. Starting with the good, Darkrai was the best part of this movie. Every scene involving Darkrai was great, partially because Darkrai has a cool design, but mostly because Darkrai was the most interesting character in the movie. Darkrai had a great backstory, and the production team did a great job of showing the audience that Darkrai was not the monster everyone else believed him to be.

Other than Darkrai, the movie doesn't have a lot going for it. I think the biggest reason for this is that the main cast ...

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