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Zoroark: Master of Illusions
幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark
Ruler of Illusions Zoroark.png
Japan July 10, 2010
United States 2011
Home video
Japan December 17, 2010
United States N/A
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Zoroark: Master of Illusions (Japanese: 幻影覇者 ゾロアーク Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark) is the fourth and final Diamond & Pearl series movie and the thirteenth Pokémon movie overall. It premiered in Japanese theaters July 10, 2010.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Crown City, a town where water and greenery, old streets and modern buildings, coexist in beautiful harmony. Intending to watch the "Pokémon Backer World Cup" being held there, Ash, Pikachu, and company head for Crown City. On the way, they meet and join up with Zorua, a Pokémon said to be searching for its companion.

Meanwhile, a Pokémon called Zoroark is destroying Crown City in the guise of Raikou, Suicune, and Entei, due to Kōdai blackmailing it threatening her captured child, Zorua, who actually had escaped. Celebi, returning to the town for the first time in twenty years, is presented with its own crisis, due to that prior to the movie, businessman Grings Kōdai discovered Celebi in Crown City, and touched the "ripple of time" that was produced due to Celebi's time traveling. As a result of this, Kōdai gained the ability to have powerful hallucinations that show him the future, while destroying all of the greenery within the city.

Soon, Celebi found itself and Zorua chased by Kōdai's minions. This pursuit forced them into the Pokémon Backer Stadium, where they were cornered by Kōdai, who disables Celebi and captures Zorua in order to blackmail Zoroark once more. Kōdai then finds what he believes to be the ripple of time, and begins to absorb its power. The "ripple of time" ends up actually being an illusion created by Zoroark, who attacks but is promptly defeated by the angry Kōdai. However, Celebi uses the power of the true ripple of time to heal Zoroark, who recovers and defeats Kōdai with the help of the guardians of Crown City.

During the credits of the movie, the news report published by Kurt and Rioka reveals that Kōdai and Goon were both arrested and sent to jail.

Featured Pokémon


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Ash Ketchum 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
Brock Takeshi Yūji Ueda タケシ うえだ ゆうじ
Dawn Hikari Megumi Toyoguchi ヒカリ 豊口めぐみ
Piplup Pochama Etsuko Kozakura ポッチャマ 小桜エツ子
Jessie Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Narration Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by 特別出演
Template:Mo Takashi Tsukamoto クルト
Rioka Natsuki Katō リオカ
Grings Kōdai Takanori Jin'nai グリングス・コーダイ
Proof Shōko Nakagawa プルーフ
Goon Koichi Yamadera グーン
Template:Mo Yuzuru Fujimoto
Template:Mo Ai Sato
Stadium Announcer Kazuya Masuda
Zoroark Zoroark Romi Paku ゾロアーク
Zorua Zorua Kurumi Mamiya ゾロア
Raikou Raikou Katsuyuki Konishi ライコウ
Entei Entei Kenta Miyake エンテイ
Suicune Suikun Kiyotaka Furushima スイクン
Celebi Celebi Rie Kugimiya セレビィ


In Japan, people who pre-ordered tickets to the movie received a Shiny legendary beast; Entei, Raikou or Suicune. The Shiny legendary beasts can activate a Zoroark event if traded into a Generation V game. A Celebi could also be downloaded in the cinema, but this did not required pre-ordered tickets. Also, Goon's Scizor could be downloaded over Wi-Fi after the movie's airing.


Main article: Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark Music Collection



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Rhyperior's mouth's color error
  • In the credits, Palmer's Rhyperior's mouth was the same color as its horn and the top-most part of its body.

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Pokémon movies
Original series
Mewtwo Strikes BackThe Power of OneSpell of the Unown: EnteiCelebi: Voice of the ForestPokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias
Advanced Generation series
Jirachi: Wish MakerDestiny DeoxysLucario and the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Diamond & Pearl series
The Rise of DarkraiGiratina and the Sky WarriorArceus and the Jewel of LifeZoroark: Master of Illusions
Best Wishes series
White—Victini and Zekrom / Black—Victini and ReshiramKyurem VS. The Sword of JusticeGenesect and the Legend Awakened
XY series
Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionHoopa and the Clash of AgesVolcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
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