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Zoroark: Master of Illusions
幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark
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Japan July 10, 2010
United States February 5, 2011*
Home video
Japan December 17, 2010
United States TBA
English themes
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Japanese themes
Opening jaop
Ending jaed
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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, and in the United States on Cartoon Network on February 5, 2011.

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Ash, Pikachu, and company stop by in a house where they intend to watch a match of the Pokémon Baccer World Cup between the evolutionary line of Elekid and Beldum. During the match, Team Rocket disguise themselves as janitors and ask Ash and co. what they're watching. Brock explains about what the Pokémon Baccer World Cup is, and an image of a mysterious man shows up after the match in the TV and exhibits its team formed by a Raikou, Entei and Suicune, that quickly drags the spinning-top shaped object in the floating pyramid, making the gang want to see them live. Recognizing them as legendary Pokémon, Team Rocket start getting excited of capturing them. A Nurse Joy then shows up, saying that she is also very excited for the match. As he normally do, Brock falls in love with Nurse Joy, and got attacked by his Croagunk, pushing him away. Ash then proposes to reach Crown City before the day's end, where the next Pokémon Baccer World Cup will be held. Brock quickly recovers and say that he will lead Ash and Dawn through shortcuts.

Meanwhile, a Zoroark rests in a large carrier plane, and Zorua fumbles out of Zoroark's hair, who seems to be the child of Zoroark. Suddenly, an automatic door opens, where Zoroark and her son find himselves face-to-face with Raikou, Entei and Suicune. Behind them, the business man Grings Kodai and his assistant, Rowena, stay in a chamber. Rowena tells Kodai that the final adjustments are ready. Kodai then tests Zoroark's use of illusions by commanding the illusions of the legendary beasts to attack Zoroark. Zorua tries to attack Raikou, but Zoroark stops him and puts him into her hair for safety. Kodai asks Zoroark if she cherishes her son that much, but Zoroark quickly transforms into Raikou. Zoroark fills the area with thunderclouds that ascends to Kodai and Rowena. At the same time, Kodai activates an illusion in his bracelet. The thunderclouds penetrate them, but Kodai reveals that Rowena and himself are illusions, and that the cameras were also fooled by the illusions.

Kodai's bodyguard, Goone, soon announced that they will be arriving in Crown City soon. Kodai dismisses the illusions of the legendary beasts, and Zoroark transform back to her own form. After such, Zorua jumps from his mother's head and foresights the zone. Kodai says that the test is over and that Zoroark did a marvelous performance. He sends out a Ninjask, and it captures Zorua, paralyzing Zoroark in place to prevent her from saving him. After Zorua have been taken away, Zoroark immediately rams the ceiling, trying to go after the Ninjask, but fails. Kodai threatened Zoroark, that if she wants his son back, she will need to stay obedient, in which Zoroark roars at him in response.

Unknown to Zoroark, Zorua managed to escape from his Pokémon captors consisting of Scizor and Ninjask, and falls out of the carrier ship. During the fall, he finds a group of Hoppip, Skiploom and Jumpluff,. He grabs one of the Skiploom's bloom, which spins around. After a while, Zorua falls off, but quickly transforms into a Skiploom to float safely towards the ground.

Inside the plane, Goone confirms to Kodai that Zorua has escaped, but it hasn't changed Kodai's plans, since Zoroark is unaware of Zorua's escape.

Meanwhile, Zorua angers a group of Vigoroth after falling on top of one. Ash and his friends arrived and called out their Pokémon to stop the fighting. The Vigoroth soon lose interest and run off. Zorua claims that he didn't need any help, to which Ash, Dawn, and Brock argue with him until they all realize that Zorua is talking to them through telepathy. Zorua then says that he is going to Crown City where his Maa, Zoroark, is. Ash and his friends agree to help him, and Zorua shows off his ability by transforming into Ash.

After Kodai blackmails Zoroark, by using an illusion image of Zorua, Zoroark began destroying Crown City in the guises of Raikou, Suicune, and Entei. 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 Kodai 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, Kodai gained the ability to have powerful hallucinations that shows him the future, while destroying all of the greenery within the city.

Soon, Celebi found itself and Zorua chased by Kodai's minions. This pursuit forced them into the Pokémon Baccer Stadium, where they were cornered by Kodai, who disables Celebi and captures Zorua in order to blackmail Zoroark once more. Kodai 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 Kodai. However, Celebi uses the power of the true ripple of time to heal Zoroark, who recovers and defeats Kodai with the help of the guardians of Crown City.

During the credits of the movie, the news report published by Karl and Rowena reveals that Kodai and Goone were both arrested and sent to jail.

Featured Pokémon


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Credits only



Ash Ketchum 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
Brock Bill Rogers Takeshi Yūji Ueda タケシ うえだ ゆうじ
Dawn Emily Jenness Hikari Megumi Toyoguchi ヒカリ 豊口めぐみ
Piplup Michele Knotz Pochama Etsuko Kozakura ポッチャマ 小桜エツ子
Jessie Michele Knotz Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Jimmy Zoppi Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Jimmy Zoppi Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Narration Rodger Parsons Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by 特別出演
Karl Kurt Takashi Tsukamoto クルト 塚本高史
Rowena Rioka Natsuki Katō リオカ 加藤夏希
Grings Kodai Grings Kōdai Takanori Jin'nai グリングス・コーダイ 陣内孝則
Proof Shōko Nakagawa プルーフ 中川翔子
Goone Goon Koichi Yamadera グーン 山寺宏一
Template:Mo Yuzuru Fujimoto ジョー 藤本 譲
Template:Mo Ai Sato トモ さとう あい
Stadium Announcer Stadium Announcer Kazuya Masuda アナウンサー 増田和也
Zoroark Zoroark Romi Paku ゾロアーク 朴 璐美
Zorua Zorua Kurumi Mamiya ゾロア 間宮くるみ
Raikou Raikou Katsuyuki Konishi ライコウ 小西克幸
Entei Entei Kenta Miyake エンテイ 三宅健太
Suicune Suikun Kiyotaka Furushima スイクン 古島清孝
Celebi Celebi Rie Kugimiya セレビィ 釘宮理恵


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 require pre-ordered tickets. Also, Goone's Scizor could be downloaded over Wi-Fi after the movie's airing.


Main article: Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark Music Collection



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.
  • During Kodai's 'apology' broadcast, Proof can be briefly seen (while standing with Ash and friends) with eyes drawn in the newer Sugimori style, as opposed to all other time in the movie when she is seen with older-style eyes.

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The Rise of DarkraiGiratina and the Sky WarriorArceus and the Jewel of LifeZoroark: Master of Illusions
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