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- This article is about the movie. For the manga, see Destiny Deoxys (manga).
| Destiny Deoxys|
裂空の訪問者 デオキシス Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys
|| July 17, 2004
| United States
|| January 22, 2005*
| Home video
| United States
| English themes
| Japanese themes
| United States
| Great Britain
| New Zealand
Destiny Deoxys (Japanese: 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス Sky-Splitting Visitor: Deoxys; Official: Deoxys the Visitor) is the second Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation movie, and seventh of all Pokémon movies. It was first in Japanese theaters on July 17, 2004. It then aired on the Kids' WB! programming block for North American audiences on January 22, 2005. This movie was first aired in Latin America in 2008, with different production and voice actors, and it was never seen in Spain.
A mysterious meteorite is hurtling towards the earth, while another is heading toward the planet Origin. During the entry of the meteorite into the atmosphere, it almost wounds Rayquaza, the legendary sky guardian and the strongest dragon ever seen in the world. The meteorite crashes into a polar zone, revealing two egg-shaped sparkling objects. Just after the purple egg regenerates into a Deoxys and picks up its green companion (which has not regenerated), Rayquaza descends from the ozone layer to battle what it believes to be an invader. A battle ensues, destroying a nearby research site and traumatizing a young boy, scared by a stampede of Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein. The purple Deoxys traps Rayquaza and is about to beat it, but it is distracted by some electrical charges coming from broken computers, giving Rayquaza a chance to escape and obliterate the purple Deoxys with its Hyper Beam. The purple Deoxys goes back to egg form and falls into the sea, while some researchers take the green egg with them. Deep beneath the surface, the injured Deoxys regenerates and prepares for the day it can search for its friend. The green egg somehow appears on Origin, somewhere in Hoenn.
Four years later, Ash, May, Brock, and Max travel to Battle Tower. There they meet Tory (Tou'i), a boy who is afraid of Pokémon because of psychological trauma that had ensued from the stampede caused by the battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza. Tory is found to be a loner. The purple Deoxys, which has fully healed, leaves to find the other green egg which Tory's parents are testing in a lab.
In the Battle Tower, Ash mistakes Tory for a Pokémon trainer and they battle together in a two-on-two combat against Rafe and Sid, with Tory using Torkoal (Ash's). However, Tory does not know how to handle Ash's Torkoal and they lose disgracefully. Tory flees from the Tower and runs away, stopping to save a Minun which was trapped in an automatic trash can. Later on, Ash meets Tory's parents and they all have fun that night with their Pokémon, until they see a mysterious purple aurora, signaling the return of the purple Deoxys.
When the purple Deoxys begins to remove all of its inhabitants in order to fulfill its search for the green egg, it is up to Ash, Pikachu (Ash's), and Tory to help the Deoxys by finding the green egg. This task is complicated by the return of Rayquaza, and security robots malfunctioning. The city was filled with blocks of robots almost destroying Rayquaza, but with the help of Green and purple Deoxys, they saved him.
- This movie premiered in Japan between the episodes Sky High Gym Battle and Lights, Camerupt, Action.
- Deoxys' Speed Forme does not appear in this movie, as this film was released before Pokémon Emerald and the Speed Forme had yet to be introduced to the public.
- This movie featured the very first reveal of a Generation IV Pokémon, Munchlax.
- LaRousse was much later revealed to be Drew's hometown.
- In October 2003, Kunihiko Yuyama and his team made a four-day visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to form the basis for LaRousse City.
- This is the first Pokémon movie to debut on TV before its video release.
- The character Rafe resembles a Cool Trainer from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions.
- Although the Japanese version of the front cover shows more characters on it, it's missing Munchlax, which the English cover shows.
- Ash's Torkoal had a different voice in the English dub for an unknown reason.
- This was the last Pokémon movie distributed by Miramax.
- For the American audience, this movie marks the first appearance of May's Bulbasaur.
- This movie marks the first animated appearance of a Battle Tower, which was first introduced in Pokémon Crystal and has since been included in all Pokémon games since.
- This is the second movie where Ash and company do not meet Team Rocket.
- This movie has never been released in the UK and may never be.
- In the ending credits, Audrey and Katherine's shirts are colored mainly yellow instead of cream.
Box office hit
- This film did not make it to the Top 10 box office hit Japan due to the success of American blockbuster movies that year. but was ranked as the no. 1 anime film that year with $34m in box office sales to beat Doraemon 2004 ($23m), Conan ($22m), Crayon Shin-chan 2004 ($11m), Naruto movie ($11m), Innocence ($8m), Steamboy ($8m) and Inu Yasha - Crimson Horai Island ($7m). Its overall ranking is at the seventh place.
- In the English version, Brock tells Yuko that meeting her reminds him of the time he worked for Professor Ivy, but in the Japanese version, Brock tells Yuko that he's surprised that someone as young and beautiful as her could be a lab assistant, and that he would also be a good assistant, all without even mentioning Professor Ivy.
- When it first premiered on Kids' WB!, the time duration of the film was 87 minutes. This meant that various scenes were cut in order to make room for their commercials. In the Cartoon Network version, the whole 100 minute film was aired.
- In the Kids' WB! and the Cartoon Network version, the ending is shortened to a minute. In the VHS, DVD and Toon Disney airing of the film the whole ending is shown.
In other languages
- Chinese(HK): 烈空之訪問者
- Chinese(TW): 烈空的訪問者 代歐奇希斯
- Danish: Deoxys Duet
- Dutch: Pokémon 7 - Doel Deoxys
- Finnish: Salaperäinen Deoxys
- French (Canada): Destinée Deoxys
- German: Destiny Deoxys
- Korean: 열공의 방문자 데오키스
- Norwegian: Skjebnens Deoxys
- Portuguese: Alma Gêmea
- Russian: Судьба Деоксиса
- Spanish (Latin America): El Destino de Deoxys
- Swedish: Dagen D för Deoxys