- What kind of movie is The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie?
This year, we’re doing a road movie for the first time in years. The setting of the movie will change many times as Satoshi and his friends continue their journey, from a medieval-esque town to a shopping mall in a modern city, all the way to the forbidden forest where the Cocoon of Destruction lies. The movie is themed around the group’s interaction with Diancie and her butlers as they travel and the fun they all have as they move from place to place, and I think we managed to depict the fun Satoshi and the others have on their journeys better than ever before.
- What kind of Pokémon is this new Mythical Pokémon “Diancie”?
The Diamond Ore Country is a country deep underground, where the Melecie live in peace and prosperity. Diancie is the princess of this country, but she’s completely unaware of the outside world. She’s coming out into the outside world for the first time, and going on a journey with Satoshi, and while she’s a bit out of touch with everything and her intuition is a bit off at times, that’s pretty natural for someone in her position. Like natural diamond (laughs). We made use of these character traits to create a lot of humorous situations I think you’ll all enjoy.
- What about the Rocket Gang and the pair of thieves that go after Diancie?
Diancie’s main trait is that it can create diamonds. While Satoshi and his friends aren’t that interested in such things, it goes without saying that a Pokémon that can create diamonds would be of great interest to many people. Riot is a ninja who uses Keromatsu’s final evolved form, Gekkouga. Marilyn is a female thief who uses Fokko’s final evolved form, Mafoxy. We designed her with a bit more sex appeal than any earlier character, to give the adults a little bonus. Earlier Pokémon movie villains have mostly been serious and focused on their various missions, but since the villains this time are going after diamonds, we’re portraying them in a more light-hearted way. I think their amusing exchanges and interactions will be one of the movie’s highlights.
As for the Rocket Gang, since it’s pretty obvious they’re were going to go after Diancie because of the diamonds, we actually had them succeed in capturing the Pokémon in question this time, so you’re going to go “Wow, they actually succeeded for the first time ever!?”. Or maybe you’ll just wonder how they’re going to mess up afterwards, but it’s still something you should look forwards to seeing in the theater.
- How about Satoshi, Pikachu and their new friends?
This is a story about friendship at heart, so Satoshi is watching over Diancie as she matures, occasionally helping her out. But since Diancie is a princess, I think their friendship is depicted in a very different way from say, Keldeo, where it was very much a male-to-male friendship. As for the new characters, since Diancie is a princess, we made sure to include scenes where she bonds with Serena and Eureka, the other girls in the group, over things such as fashion and girl talk. And of course we’re going to include a gag about one of Citron’s inventions, so look forward to that.
- And Xerneas and Yveltal?
While Satoshi’s part of the story is a road movie, there’s also another major theme in this movie, that of “rebirth and destruction”. While we refer to this as “the law of nature” in the movie, it’s more like the workings of nature, and I hope we were able to express that well through these two Pokémon. Since the two of them contrast each other completely, with Xerneas’ beauty and Yvetal’s power, I think you’ll see what I mean when you see them in action at the theater.
- What kind of movie is the short, “Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?
In the short, Pikachu and the other Pokémon go on an adventure in mysterious worlds: Not just one, but several different strange and new ones. Cleffy shows up with keys that can send you back and forth between different worlds, keys that are shaped like various Pokémon. So when people look at these keys, the more knowledgeable people are going to work out what Pokémon will appear, and the audience can have fun thinking “What Kind of Keys are These?” together as they watch.
Pikachu will be joined by the new cast members Fokko, Keromatsu and Harimaron, and we’re going to have them close to the camera as much as possible, so we can have fun playing with their gestures and body language, which I think you’ll enjoy. And of course, Nyarth will be playing a role as well. Look forward to this movie too!
The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie (Second Teaser Trailer)
New 17th movie poster!
Thanks to our friends in Parquecompi for providing the image!
New Information about AZ’s Floette have been revealed through hacking:
- It will learn a new Fairy-type equivalent of Flare Blitz called “Light of Ruin" at Level 50 with 5PP, Attack 140, Accuracy 90. Holds the power of the Eternal Flower.
- AZ’s Floette can’t evolve or Breed.
- Have Higher base stats than its normal evolution Florges.
The first poster of the upcoming movie, The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie, has been revealed by the magazine CoroCoro Ichiban. This poster doesn’t reveal too much but does show that Mega Absol has a prominent role, and that there are three characters appear who have Chesnaught, Delphox and Greninja. Further details of the movie aren’t known
Question time: If you had the ability to mega evolve any pokemon you want, which would you choose and how would it look like?