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Director  Kunihiko Yuyama
Country  Japan
6.2/10 IMDb

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Language  Japanese
Release date  July 16, 2011 (2011-07-16) (Japan)
Based on  Pokemon: Black & White  by Satoshi Tajiri Ken Sugimori Junichi Masuda
Writer  Junichi Masuda (original concept), Hideki Sonoda, Ken Sugimori (original concept), Satoshi Tajiri (original concept)

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Pokemon the Movie: Black�Victini and Reshiram and Pokemon the Movie: White�Victini and Zekrom, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram (, Gekijoban Poketto Monsuta Besuto Uisshu Bikutini to Shiroki Eiyu Reshiramu) and Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom (, Gekijoban Poketto Monsuta Besuto Uisshu Bikutini to Kuroki Eiyu Zekuromu), respectively, are the two versions of the fourteenth film in the Pokemon anime series. They were released on July 16, 2011 in Japan. The movies feature Victini the Victory Pokemon, as revealed during a preview shown at the end of the last movie Pokemon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions, as well as the Vast White/White Yang Pokemon Reshiram and the Deep Black/Black Yin Pokemon Zekrom. A subsequent trailer for the films prominently features Zekrom and Victini. Up until February 14, 2011, only the version featuring Zekrom was being promoted. On February 15, 2011, it was announced that a second film featuring Reshiram would be released simultaneously in theaters with the Zekrom film. The plots of both films are similar up until Reshiram and Zekrom enter the story of each film. Both films combine comedy, drama, action, and fantasy. They also act like the Yin-Yang. This is the first Production I.Gs animation production not to airing Adult Swims Toonami block in the United States, due to rated TV-Y7-FV (which would later production of animation aimed at children and families on SIGNAL.MD (a subsidiary of IG Port) in October 2014).

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The two sides of Every Little Things double A-side single "Sora/Koe" (, lit. "Air/Voice") serve as the ending songs for the two films; "Sora" is the theme for the Zekrom version and "Koe" is the theme for the Reshiram version.

Pokemon The Movie: White�Victini and Zekrom received a limited theatrical release in America by the digital cinema developer and distributor, Cinedigm, on December 3 and 4, 2011, making it the first Pokemon film to be screened in American theatres since Pokemon Heroes. Any person that attended on the day of the movie was to receive a free limited edition Pokemon gift pack containing instructions on how to obtain Victini, a PokeDex 3D card of Victini, a limited edition, super sized Victini TCG Card, a Pokemon the Movie: White sticker, and a Pokemon Black and White bonus manga sampler. Some theaters did not receive the packages and audience members had to request the pack online afterwards. The film was not released in theaters in Canada, because Cinedigm only does American showings of films. Pokemon the Movie: Black�Victini and Reshiram aired on Disney XD in the UK and Cartoon Network in the USA in 2011. Pokemon the Movie: White�Victini and Zekrom aired on Cartoon Network on February 11, 2012. A two-disc DVD set was released in the US on April 3, 2012. The movies were released in the UK by Universal on April 9, 2012.

Production

The production team visited locations of the Alpes-Maritimes department of Southern France, including Nice, Gourdon, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Eze, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Sainte-Agnes, Peillon, and Cagnes-sur-Mer, as well as visits to the French Riviera, Normandy, Paris, and Mont Saint-Michel, as inspiration for the setting of the films.

Promotion

To promote the films in Japan, players of Pokemon Black and White were able to download a Victini for their games. This Victini was different from the one that was given to initially promote the video games release, as it was given several attacks that it would not be able to learn throughout normal gameplay. This included its signature moves Searing Shot and V-Create (unobtainable in gameplay), as well as Reshiram and Zekroms unique moves Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt.

To promote the movie release in the US, it was announced on the official US Pokemon website that starting on December 3, 2011 to December 31, 2011, players of Pokemon Black and White could download Victini to their games through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. This Victini also included its signature moves Searing Shot and V-Create (unobtainable in gameplay), as well as Reshiram and Zekroms unique moves Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt and held a Fire Gem. A bonus manga sampler of Pokemon Black and White was also given away at theaters playing Pokemon the Movie:White�Victini and Zekrom. A sweepstakes also took place on the official site as a promotion for the movie. A second promotion was released in the US for the DVD release of the movies. Between March 10, 2012 and April 8, 2012 players were able to download a level 100 Reshiram or a level 100 Zekrom depending on which version the player had through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. When players who "tucked in" Reshiram (or Zekrom) using the Game Sync in their game both Pokemon unlocked a special C-Gear skin of the Pokemon they received, as well as a special place in the Dream World on the Pokemon Global Link site where a special password could be obtained to get a special Victini doll for the users house in the Dream World.

Plot

The two films follow a similar plot with some major and minor changes, notably the Pokemon that appear, Reshiram and Zekrom swapping roles. In the opening scenes, a man named Damon approaches a remote village with the intention of revitalising the land of the People of the Vale. A natural disaster occurs, but Damon summons either Reshiram or Zekrom to save the villages.

Meanwhile, Ash Ketchum, Iris and Cilan approach Eindoak Town, but Ash rescues a pair of Deerling from falling off a cliff. He unknowingly is touched by Victini, causing him to spring across a gorge and land on the other side, venturing through a cave with Pikachu and the Deerling. Ash and co. navigate their way through the cave system and emerge in the cellar of the town’s castle known as the Sword of the Vale, said to have flown from a nearby valley to its current spot. The group go to the town’s harvest festival, guided there by Damon, also meeting Damon’s sister Carlita, mother Juanita, and the town’s mayor Mannes. In a Pokemon tournament, Cilans Pansage is defeated, and Iris loses when her Emolga switches out for her Excadrill. Ash wins with Pikachu, Oshawott, Tepig, and Scraggy, Carlita realising Victini has been giving his Tepig and Scraggy power boosts. Ash and his friends befriend Victini. Ash tries to take Victini to the outskirts of town but learns Victini cannot leave due to a barrier placed around it, held up by several pillars.

Mayor Mannes explains to the kids of the town’s legend, in which Victini was friends with the king of the Kingdom of the Vale. The kingdom was empowered by the Dragon Force, an energy source which brought harmony to the world. The king’s sons were accompanied by Reshiram and Zekrom, but the princes became enemies leading to a war between Reshiram and Zekrom, who mortally wounded each other, transforming into stones and fell asleep. The Dragon Force grew destructive, so the king used Victini’s powers to move the castle to its current spot to contain the energy, and creating the barrier, but he died as a result. The princes put aside their differences and hid the slumbering dragon Pokemon. Damon explains he hopes to restore the dead kingdom’s valley using Victini’s powers and reunite the scattered People of the Vale, based on his mother’s wish. Damon also reveals he and Mannes found one of the dragon Pokemon beneath the castle.

Ash promises to take Victini to the ocean, but Damon prepares to move the castle to start off his plans. Using Sigilyph’s powers, Damon has the barrier’s pillars moved to the castle, followed by Victini who believes the king is summoning it. Damon uses Victini’s power to move the castle and redirect the Dragon Force’s power to the valley. Carlita and Juanita realize Damon is torturing Victini, and will eventually kill Victini. Ash, Iris and Cilan try to stop Damon from harming Victini, but their attempts are thwarted by the dragon Pokemon that Damon found. Victini recalls how the king told it that if the castle was moved again, the Dragon Force would become destructive.

Retreating, Juanita suggests finding the second dragon Pokemon. Ash ventures into the caves and finds the second dragon. As Reshiram and Zekrom duel, both spot the destructive Dragon Force and join forces to stop it.

Damon’s dragon releases Victini, and Damon is shown the Dragon Force, prompting him to use the castle to contain the unstable power with help from Reshiram and Zekrom. The group evacuate the castle, but Damon wants to try and fix the mess he has made and Victini remains trapped by the barrier with Ash and Pikachu not wanting to leave Victini, as the Dragon Force’s power grows deadlier and the castle floats up into the sky. Damon explains the barrier’s pillars must be destroyed to release the energy, but as the castle drifts up into the atmosphere, Ash collapses from the lack of air and falls unconscious due to the increasing coldness with Pikachu clinging to Ashs side, calling its trainers name. Unable to watch Ash die, Victini reacts by using its powers to revive Ash and blast apart the pillars, seemingly dying as a result, the contained Dragon Force energy being fired into space. Damon, Reshiram and Zekrom guide the castle back to the town and seal away the Dragon Force once again.

Later, Ash, Iris and Cilan visit a nearby beach in Victini’s memory, tossing one of Cilan’s macarons into the ocean. Victini appears and eats it, now free of the barrier and has plans to restore the valley its way. Damon begs for forgiveness, receiving it from his mother. The film ends with Reshiram and Zekrom departing, and Victini, Ash and the others are shown reuniting the People of the Vale in the restored valley.

Guest characters

  • Damon (Dread (, Doreddo)): The misled protagonist, In Whiteâ€â€�Victini and Zekrom, he dresses in lighter clothing and uses a Reuniclus in battle. In Blackâ€â€�Victini and Reshiram, he dresses in winter clothing and uses a Gothitelle in battle. In both films he wishes to use the legend of the People of the Vale to bring their kingdom back to power and use Victini to that end.
  • Carlita (Karita (, Karita)): Damons younger sister who uses a Hydreigon in Pokemon battles. In White, the Hydreigon is shiny.
  • Juanita (Jeanta (, Janta)): Damon and Carlitas mother who owns a shop where she is assisted by her Golurk. In Black, the Golurk is shiny.
  • Mannes (Mormont (, Momonto)): Mayor of the city of Eindoak who is knowledged in the Victini myth.
  • Luisa (Seyde (, Sedo)): A child of the People of the Vale, she only appears in Whiteâ€â€�Victini and Zekrom.
  • Luis (Aude (, Odo)): A child of the People of the Vale, he only appears in Blackâ€â€�Victini and Reshiram.
  • Victini (, Bikutini): A Psychic/Fire Legendary Pokemon living in Eindoak. It is said it has mysterious powers Victini can share to someone it befriends to.
  • References

    Pokemon the Movie: Black�Victini and Reshiram and White�Victini and Zekrom Wikipedia
    Pokemon the Movie: Black�Victini and Reshiram and White�Victini and Zekrom IMDb Pokemon the Movie: Black�Victini and Reshiram and White�Victini and Zekrom themoviedb.org


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