Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e

Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: To the Conquering of Space-Time, Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール アルセウス 超克の時空へ
English: Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
German: Pokémon Film 12: Arceus und das Juwel des Lebens
Spanish: Pokémon Película 12: Arceus y la Joya de la Vida
French: Pokémon Film 12: Arceus et le Joyau de la Vie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 2009
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.041 (scored by 5537855,378 users)
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Ranked: #40502
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Popularity: #2264
Members: 90,435
Favorites: 27

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In ages long forgotten, when Earth found itself on a collision course with a meteor, Legendary Pokémon Arceus used its power to avert the danger. However, this feat caused the 16 Plates surrounding it to scatter across the world. Without the Plates providing Arceus with life energy, it began to die. A human named Damon managed to find one of the Plates and returned it to the moribund Pokémon, helping it recover. As a reward, Arceus created the Jewel of Life and gave it to the people of Michina Town, stipulating that it must be returned, but the humans refused, hogging the Jewel to themselves. In the battle that ensued, Damon was killed and Arceus went into slumber, vowing to punish humanity upon its return.

Satoshi and his companions arrive in Michina Town where they come across Sheena, a descendant of Damon, who claims to be in possession of the Jewel of Life and intends on giving it back to Arceus when it awakens.

The situation takes an unexpected turn when Arceus, despite Sheena's best intentions, remains unsatisfied. Satoshi must now prevent the destruction of the entire human race, as Arceus' fury causes distortions in the fabric of the universe, enraging the Legendary trio—Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina—and disturbing the world's balance.

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Dec 2, 2009
Well... After watch this movie, I want to make a review of this

The story was great. Honestly from Diamond and pearl movies this is the best. We see palkia, Dialga and Gitatina again and that was a sorprise. I thought this movie will decribe a Giratina and Dialga battle, but the battle was between this three and Arceus.

THe art was good. Not the best and not the worst. Its like always, so I put an 8 in art. The same goes to characters. The three protagonist are the same, and I think Sheena was a great chaacter.

I really enjoy this move. From pokemon movies that ...
Mar 4, 2020
A great Pokemon movie, and one of the best.

The storyline was very cool and interesting throughout. I particularly lean towards both the Pokemon movies with the biggest, most "epic" plots, and the more sci-fi esque ones, and this delivered on both fronts. Thus, I enjoyed the story a lot throughout, and it also helped that unlike some other movies, it got into it right from the beginning as opposed to padding it out.

The fight scenes were great, especially the excellently done battle between the four Legendaries. There was also some cute/funny scenes with Pikachu, Piplup, and other Pokemon (especially Spiky-Eared Pichu, who was adorbz) which ...
May 7, 2011
Mixed Feelings
I cannot help but feel a little disappointed. While this movie was another decent Pokémon film, it falls short when compared to the others.

To understand some of the images and references in this movie, I suggest you watch the two previous Pokémon movies first: "The Rise of Darkrai" and "Giratina and the Sky Warrior". You will better understand where those other legendary Pokémon are coming from.

As a rule, Pokémon movies aim to touch the audience and make them sympathize with the cause presented in the film. While I could understand Arceus' anguish, that was about it on an emotional level. This movie just didn't do ...

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