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M16 : Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Pokémon movies
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
破壊の繭とディアンシー The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie
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Japan July 19, 2014
United States November 8, 2014
Home video
Japan December 17, 2014
United States February 17, 2015
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme (Version XY)
Ending Open My Eyes
Japanese themes
Opening メガV(メガボルト)
Ending 夜明けの流星群
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Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (Japanese: 破壊とディアンシー The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie) is the first XY series movie and the seventeenth Pokémon movie overall. It was released in Japan on July 19, 2014 and premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on November 8, 2014.

The first trailer for the film was shown at the end of M16, containing Xerneas, Yveltal, Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Its preliminary title was first revealed by CoroCoro on December 15, 2013. The CoroCoro issue released in February 2014 revealed that the Legendary Pokémon Diancie would also have a starring role in the film.

In addition to Xerneas, Yveltal, and Diancie, the film prominently features several Mega Evolutions. Among them is the debut of Mega Diancie ahead of its release in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It was featured in Japanese theaters with the Pikachu short PK26.

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In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal’s rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?


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Ash and Pikachu attempt to help a Diancie find the life-giving Pokémon Xerneas and encounter a strange cocoon, where the Destruction Pokémon, Yveltal, lies in wait.

Featured Pokémon


Pokémon debuts





Ash Sarah Natochenny Satoshi Rica Matsumoto サトシ 松本梨香
Pikachu Ikue Ohtani Pikachu Ikue Ohtani ピカチュウ 大谷育江
Serena Haven Paschall Serena Mayuki Makiguchi セレナ 牧口真幸
Clemont Michael Liscio Jr. Citron Yūki Kaji シトロン 梶裕貴
Bonnie Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld Eureka Mariya Ise ユリーカ 伊瀬茉莉也
Dedenne Megumi Satō Dedenne Megumi Satō シトロンのデデンネ 佐藤恵
Jessie Michele Knotz Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Carter Cathcart Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Carter Cathcart Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Wobbuffet Kayzie Rogers Sonans Yūji Ueda ソーナンス うえだゆうじ
Narration Rodger Parsons Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by
Argus Steel Pete Zarustica Argus Steel Reiji Nakagawa アルガス·スティール 中川礼二
Millis Steel Brittney Lee Hamilton Millis Steel Shōko Nakagawa ミリス·スティール 中川翔子
Marilyn Flame Marilyn Flame Rika Adachi マリリン·フレーム 足立梨花
Ninja Riot Ninja Riot Kōichi Yamadera ニンジャ·ライオット 山寺宏一
Astrid Kate Bristol Ayaka Miyuu Sawai アヤカ 沢井美優
Uschi Uschi Atsuto Uchida ウッシー 内田篤人
Diancie Caitlin Glass Diancie Marika Matsumoto ディアンシー 松本まりか
Xerneas Xerneas Yoshiko Mita ゼルネアス 三田佳子
Yveltal Yveltal イベルタル
Dace Di Shōzō Iizuka ダイイ 飯塚昭三
Merrick Majima Kensuke Satō マジマ 佐藤健輔
Knight Knight Tsuyoshi Nakagawa ナイト 中川剛
Joke Joke Kenta Miyake ジョーク 三宅健太


Main article: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie / Pikachu, What's This Key For? Music Collection


Pre-order distribution

In Japan, players could receive a Darkrai via a serial code, after purchasing a pre-order ticket at a Pokémon Center store as well as other retail stores from April 19 to July 19, 2014. Players had until September 30, 2014 to redeem their code. The serial code only worked on Japanese region games.

Movie distributions

Diancie distribution artwork

In Japan, Diancie was distributed at theaters which screen the movie across Japan, which occurred from July 19 to September 30, 2014. It also was distributed at a pre-showing of the movie on July 6, 2014, which was only open to select people. Like all other local Generation VI events, this event was not region-locked; any player regardless of region and language were able to receive Diancie.


  • Director Kunihiko Yuyama traveled to Canada to scout out locations for the settings of this film.
  • This is the first movie to have its dub title revealed before its Japanese release.
  • This movie has more human antagonists than any other movie, with four.
  • While other movies have featured in-person cameos of Champions and Frontier Brains, this is the first film that features an in-person cameo of an Elite Four member.
  • Had An Undersea Place to Call Home! not been delayed from airing, this movie would have featured the first appearance of Ash's Hawlucha, as the episode where it was caught would not have aired until after the movie's release.
  • This is the first movie in which Ash and his friends encounter Team Rocket since Giratina and the Sky Warrior, which also aired on July 19th, coincidentally.

Dub edits

  • Similar to the first three Pokémon movies, the vast majority of the film's soundtrack has been rescored with dub-exclusive music.
  • In the initial television airing of this film, the following edits are made:
    • Extensive scene cutting to shorten the film's runtime.
    • The opening theme song does not have any lyrics, and the scenes featured during it are fully voiced.

In other languages

External links

See also

Pokémon movies
Original series
Advanced Generation
Diamond & Pearl
Best Wishes
Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionThe Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa
M16 : Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Pokémon movies
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