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Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice
キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo
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Japan July 14, 2012
United States December 8, 2012
Home video
Japan December 19, 2012
United States N/A
English themes
Opening Rival Destinies
Ending It's All Inside of You
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!
Ending Memories
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Great Britain  ?
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Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice (Japanese: キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo) is the second Best Wishes series movie and the fifteenth Pokémon movie overall. It premiered in Japanese theaters on July 14, 2012. It premiered in the US on Cartoon Network in conjunction with YTV in Canada on December 8, 2012.

The movie features Kyurem and its two alternate formes and the Swords of Justice: Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion and Keldeo.

In Japanese theaters, M15 is featured with the Pikachu short PK24.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis As the movie begins, the narrator gives an introduction about the Pokémon world before it cuts to a scene of Ash and his Pikachu in a battle with a trainer's Druddigon. He commands Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on the Druddigon. As the Thunderbolt hits, the scene changes to a grass field where Keldeo is training with Virizion. It detects Virizion in the grass and uses Hydro Pump. As the scene progresses, and after Virizion draws its sword, Keldeo attempts to do the same thing, but was unable to do so. It then uses its horn as the sword, and clashes its horn with Virizion's sword. Later, the scene changes to rocky terrain where Keldeo trains with Terrakion. When Keldeo unleashes Focus Blast, it sends Terrakion flying, and Terrakion crashes into a boulder, which falls onto it. It manages to lift that boulder with its strength and Sacred Sword. The two eventually clash weapons. Finally, the scene changes to a dead forest as Keldeo runs alongside Cobalion. A storm envelops the area and burns a few trees down in front of Keldeo. Cobalion notices Keldeo's actions and persistence and tells Keldeo that its actions are reckless. Keldeo exclaims that it wants to battle Kyurem and when asked when it will be ready, Cobalion doesn't answer; instead, it draws its sword, and spars with Keldeo.

The scene changes to a flowing stream, where the three Swords of Justice ask themselves whether Keldeo is ready to fight Kyurem. According to Cobalion, Keldeo hasn't fully learned the weight of the sword, and is not ready yet. Keldeo overhears them and tries to convince them, but to no avail. While the Swords of Justice slept, Keldeo sneaks out and heads to Full Court, where Kyurem resides. Eventually the three notice, and so they left to search for Keldeo. When Keldeo arrives, it challenges Kyurem to battle, which the Boundary Pokémon accepts. When the Swords of Justice arrive, the two are already in battle. During the fight, Kyurem breaks off Keldeo's horn with Shadow Claw, causing the Colt Pokémon to become paralyzed with fear. Terrakion attempts to stop the fight to save Keldeo, but Cobalion tells it not to interfere. This aggravates Kyurem, who shifts into White Kyurem and freezes the trio, to prevent further interference. Noticing its friends frozen, Keldeo is overcome with fear and flees from the battle. Kyurem, furious, angrily declares that their battle is not yet over...

Meanwhile, Ash and the group are on their journey, boarding a train that leads to a city. Oshawott, Pikachu, and Axew are playing in the train car, later joined by Scraggy. The train stops at Windy Station. Cilan notices a stall selling Darumaka lunch boxes and gets some for the group, along with water bottles and Oran Berry Pops. Ash had to carry the lunch boxes, yet he trips over Scraggy, sending the boxes flying. Fortunately, the trio's Pokémon and Iris manage to catch the lunch boxes. As they all board, they accidentally left Scraggy in the station just as the train leaves, and notice he was trying to run for it. Ash urges him to jump on, but the Shedding Pokémon couldn't muster the strength to do so, so Ash commands Snivy to fetch him with Vine Whip. She manages to catch him and bring him in, but suddenly, a Pokémon slips on the mountain, landing on top of the train. Pikachu notices, and tells the rest to follow him. It was Keldeo, injured from its previous battle. As Ash and his friends find it, it warns them about Kyurem. Suddenly, Kyurem leaps onto the train and attacks the group, and soon was forced to jump off the train when the train enters a tunnel. Later on, they move to a cargo area of the train, where Iris tells the group about the legend of Kyurem, which she learned from the Village of Dragons' Elder.

The train arrives at Roshan City and the group visit the Pokémon Center there so Keldeo can be treated. Nurse Joy identifies the Colt Pokémon to the group, and tells them the legend of the Swords of Justice. She mentions that according to this legend, the three arrived at a forest plagued by flames from a war between human factions. Terrakion shaped an escape route into the earth, Virizion used its speed to shield the fleeing Pokémon, and Cobalion escorted the Pokémon to safety. Within the ashes of the now burned-down forest, they found a lone Pokémon--Keldeo--that they took in as their own.

Featured Pokémon





Pokémon in the Swords of Justice legend


Every single Pokémon (besides Genesect) makes an appearance in the intro sequence to the film; most notably, Porygon, Porygon2 and Porygon-Z all appeared.


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
Cilan Jason Griffith Dent Mamoru Miyano デント 宮野 真守
Iris Eileen Stevens Iris Aoi Yūki アイリス 悠木碧
Axew Kayzie Rogers Kibago Minami Tsuda キバゴ 津田美波
Nurse Joy Alyson Rosenfeld Joy Chika Fujimura ジョーイ 藤村知可
Narration Rodger Parsons Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by
Malin Erica Schroeder Malin Rola マリン ローラ
Keldeo Vic Mignogna Keldeo Shōko Nakagawa ケルディオ 中川翔子
Cobalion H.D. Quinn Cobalon Kōichi Yamadera コバルオン 山寺宏一
Terrakion Henry Carr Terrakion Hiroki Yasumoto テラキオン 安元洋貴
Virizion Emily Williams Virizion Takako Honda ビリジオン 本田貴子
Kyurem Marc Thompson Kyurem Katsumi Takahashi キュレム 高橋克実


Main article: Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo / Meloetta's Dazzling Recital Music Collection


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Pre-order distribution

Keldeo was distributed to players who pre-ordered to the film in Japan.

Movie Distributions

Meloetta was distributed to players.


  • This movie aired on the same day in Canada as the US, making this the first time this has ever happened.
  • This is the fourth consecutive film in which Ash and his friends do not encounter Team Rocket. It is also the first movie in which Jessie, James and Meowth do not have speaking roles, only making brief cameo appearances in the introduction, credits and one scene during the actual story.
  • Despite being released during Best Wishes! Season 2, this film does not feature any pre-Generation V Pokémon other than Pikachu and Meowth outside of the "Pokémon World" intro scene.
    • Despite this, the cameo of Porygon2 and Porygon-Z in the intro marks the appearance of all pre-Generation V Pokémon in the anime.
  • This movie features a total of five talking legendary Pokémon, more than any previous movie.
  • Cartoon Network and YTV's airing of this film uses a shorter cut provided by TPCi. A number of scenes are either excluded or rearranged in order to reduce the film's running time.
    • The title card sequence is moved to immediately after the World of Pokémon segment, while the scenes of Keldeo training and battling Kyurem for the first time - which are before the title card in the original cut - are moved to after it.
    • The battle between Kanata and Misaki is mostly cut out, leaving only a shot of them in the background.
    • All scenes from the ending credits are removed, leaving absent events such as the blimp being returned to the museum. The edited credit roll simply plays the credits over a black background and uses a brief, instrumental version of It's All Inside of You.

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See also

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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
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