Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare
The Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare (often abbreviated to DMA) is a machine that was featured in Pokémon Heroes. It is situated in the Alto Mare museum. It was built many centuries before the events of the movie, to protect the city from danger; however, the Soul Dew and Latios are required to activate it.
Oakley attempted to use the DMA to take control of Alto Mare and, ultimately, the world. While using the machine to attack Ash and Latias, however, the latter used Safeguard, causing the DMA to malfunction and trapping Annie and Oakley in the control area. During the credits of the movie, police could be seen arresting them.
Although Oakley's plans were thwarted, the Soul Dew was ultimately destroyed.
Using sophisticated motion sensors in the DMA's control area, one can use hand signals to perform a variety of functions. It can create a lockdown by making metal barriers appear throughout the city and can even control water itself; bending it into the shape of the controller's hand motions. In addition, the DMA can also revive the fossils of Aerodactyl and Kabutops in the museum.
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