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Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)

Gekijô ban poketto monsutâ: Daiamondo pâru - Diaruga vs Parukia vs Dâkurai (original title)
An idyllic town is thrown into chaos when two powerful Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia, cross paths and battle, distorting the dimensions of time and space. The only hope comes from Darkrai, a shadowy Pokémon shunned by the townsfolk.


Kunihiko Yuyama


Junichi Masuda (creator), Hideki Sonoda (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Khristine Hvam Khristine Hvam ... Alice (voice)
Kôji Ishizaka Kôji Ishizaka ... Darkrai (voice)
Miyako Ito ... Aipom (voice)
Rosa Katô Rosa Katô ... Alice (voice)
Sean Kenin ... Kai (voice) (as Sean Rey)
Michele Knotz ... Jessie / Piplup / Nurse Joy (voice)


Ash and friends (this time accompanied by newcomer Dawn) arrive at an idyllic village on their way to their next Pokemon contest, where chaos will soon erupt with the prophecy of two Pokemon Gods (Dialga and Palkia) and the arrival of a mysterious, seemingly deadly Pokemon named Darkrai, which has the power to distort space and time. Written by Anonymous

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Somewhere between time & space... A legend is born.


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Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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All of the legendaries from previous generations with the exception of Raikou make a brief appearance in the beginning of the movie. Raikou would later appear in Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010), alongside Entei and Suicune. See more »


During the Oracion end scene, there is a shot of the towers zoomed out with Alice and the gang on the bridge. It shows all the complete features of the tower. However, when the wings show, the "complete" set of flowers and vines disappear See more »


Dawn: [walking to Alamos Town] Shouldn't we have gotten there by now?
Brock: [reading his map] Almost. And there it is! Alamos Town, right over that hill!
[Ash and Dawn run toward the hill]
Ash Ketchum: I'll bet you as soon we get there we'll fight some great battles!
Pikachu: Pikachu!
Dawn: I've got to get ready for the contest! So many dresses to wear and so little time!
[Ash notices something]
Ash Ketchum: Hold on!
[They stop at the top of the hill and they see that Alamos Town is all the way on the other side of the lake]
Brock: [looks at the map] Looks ...
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User Reviews

the film can go two ways
9 November 2008 | by eva_luke2003See all my reviews

I have been a Pokemon Fan from the start but I was slightly disappointed with this film.

Many pokemon fan know that 4Kids entertainment had the rights to all pokemon anime/movies how ever it was then taken over by "Pokemon.inc" so the leading roll of Ash ketchum would no longer be played by Veronica Taylor but by Sarah Natochenny (A sound alike vice actor) no offense to Sarah but Veronica was the Voice many people had come to know as Ash's voice. How ever the sound alike sounds NOTHING like Ash, and this movie is the best example of bad dubbing, all the original voices have been changed for the worst except for Jessie (the red headed member of team rocket) who for some reason sounds the same.

But aside from the voices, the story line and plot of this movie, kept me watching till the end. a nice choice of music for the battling moments,

The story is set around the time of the Diamond and pearl animes time line, as two pokemon are engaged in a battle caught between space and time, in the mean time ash and his buddies arrive in a new town, where Darkrai ( a pokemon that is cause of your bad dreams ) is bringing chaos to the town and its people. could this be the end of the pokemon world as we know it ?

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