It’s over 400: Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs Palkia vs Darkrai

So the 10th Pokemon movie is about

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This is the first Pokemon movie for the Diamond and Pearl series, which brings the total number of known Pokemon to almost 500.

Dialga is called the “Time-ruling Pokemon” and Palkia the “Space-ruling Pokemon.”  Normally they’re never supposed to meet, so when they encounter each other in a dimensional rift, they naturally end up fighting one other.  Their powers are so tremendous that it affects our dimension as well, though in such a way that is unfathomable to humans.  Darkrai is another powerful Pokemon who lives in the city Satoshi and friends travel to, and its defining trait is that it induces nightmares in any being it meets.  The people blame Darkrai for their problems, but it turns out Darkrai is actually trying to save the city, and thanks to everyone, the city is saved from being forever disintegrated by space and time destroying one another.  In the end, the most important lesson is understanding one another.

It’s everything you’d expect out of a Pokemon movie.  I’ve seen every single one prior to it, and I’d rank it somewhere in the same placing as the 9th movie, Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea Manaphy.  I still consider the first movie to be the best one, though I know I can’t exactly fairly judge this movie because I’m not quite into Pokemon the way I was back when I first saw Mewtwo Strikes Back.  Still, I feel like Dialga vs Palkia vs Darkria did not have quite as much substance as Mewtwo Strikes Back, or even something like Lord of the “Unknown” Tower.  Still, I have no doubts any kid who is a Pokemon fan would enjoy this movie, and more often than not, it is quite well-animated.

It also features Lickilicky (Japanese name Beroberuto), one of my favorite Pokemon of the new generation, so it wins points for that.

2 thoughts on “It’s over 400: Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs Palkia vs Darkrai

  1. Pingback: Cool Down, You Damn Environmentalist Otaku! Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl & Platinum: Giratina and the Sky Bouquet « OGIUE MANIAX

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