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Genesect and the Legend Awakened
神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒 ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens
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Japan July 13, 2013
United States October 19, 2013
Home video
Japan December 18, 2013
United States December 3, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Ending We're Coming Home
Japanese themes
Opening 夏めく坂道
Ending 笑顔
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Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (Japanese: 神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒 ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens) is the third and final Best Wishes series movie and the sixteenth Pokémon movie overall. It was released in Japan on July 13, 2013. It premiered in the US on Cartoon Network on October 19, 2013.

The movie features Genesect and Mewtwo in prominent roles. The "Genesect Army"—a group of five Genesect—appear in the film, led by a Shiny Genesect while the other four Genesect represent each of the four Drives; Mega Mewtwo Y is also featured, prior to its debut in Pokémon X and Y. All five Genesect made an appearance prior to the release of the film in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! during a flashback, while Mewtwo appeared in a special episode, serving as a prologue to the film.

In Japanese theaters, the movie was featured with the Pikachu short PK25.

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When big trouble threatens the big city, it’s up to Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to stop it!

A vast Pokémon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these Mythical Pokémon quickly becomes a problem, though: their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking anyone who approaches it. On top of that, they’ve attracted the attention of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, who sympathizes with them because its own origins also involve human tampering. The group’s leader, known as Red Genesect, doesn’t trust Mewtwo, and their confrontation quickly rages out of control! Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokémon before they destroy the city?

Featured Pokémon


Pokémon debuts



Characters with cameo appearances in the credits



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
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
Narration Rodger Parsons Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by
Eric Jake Paque Eric Takashi Yoshimura エリック 吉村崇
Mewtwo Miriam Pultro Mewtwo Reiko Takashima ミュウツー 高島礼子
Red Genesect Scottie Ray Red Genesect Kōichi Yamadera 赤いゲノセクト 山寺宏一
Genesect* Samia Mounts Genesect* Sumire Morohoshi ゲノセクト 諸星すみれ
Eevee Kiyoe Yoshioka Eievui Kiyoe Yoshioka イーブィ 吉岡聖恵
Geodude Isitsubute Kenta Tokui イシツブテ 徳井健太
Sableye Yamirami Yūko Sanpei ヤミラミ 三瓶由布子
Feraligatr Ordile Tsuguo Mogami オーダイル 最上嗣生


Main article: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens / Pikachu and Eevee Friends Music Collection


Genesect distribution artwork

Pre-order distribution

In Japan, Mewtwo was distributed at Pokémon Center stores from June 15 to September 1, 2013 to players who pre-ordered tickets to see the film. The tickets are on sale from April 20 to July 12, 2013.

In Taiwan, it was distributed at select branches of Funbox from July 13 to August 15, 2013.

Movie distributions

Genesect was distributed at theaters which screened the movie across Japan. It was available from July 13 to September 30, 2013.


  • The setting for this film is based on New York City, including Central Park. Director Kunihiko Yuyama has stated that this is due to his desire to create a contrast between the ancient Genesect and a setting that embraces technology and civilization.
    • Several places in the city also reference locations within New York City. For example, an area modeled after Times Square appears in a few scenes, and the Pokémon Center where Ash, Iris, Cilan and Eric eat is modeled on the famous restaurant Tavern on the Green.
  • In the scene where Mewtwo and Red Genesect fly through a part of New Talk City patterned after Times Square, some of the video screens are playing a Pokémon Baccer match between the Jubilife Reds and Cianwood Greens, the two teams who were seen in the prologue of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
  • This film marks the first time in which the final movie of an anime series doesn't feature a Pokémon from the following generation.
    • It does, however, feature a new form of evolution of an old Pokémon that can only be obtained starting in the following generation.
  • This is the fifth consecutive film in which Ash and his friends do not meet Team Rocket. However, unlike the previous film, they have a speaking role.
  • This is the first film since Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea to not feature Shōko Nakagawa as part of its cast. Instead, she appears in the Pikachu short attached to the film, PK25.
  • This movie has the shortest time between its Japanese release and English debut, only three months.
  • The English title of this movie was shown on Taiwanese theater billboards a month before it was officially confirmed.
  • This is the only Best Wishes series movie to feature Pokémon from generations prior to Generation V other than Ash's Pikachu and Meowth.
  • In addition to the United States, this movie aired on October 19, 2013 in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France.
  • This is the first movie to be released on DVD in the US before its DVD release in Japan.
  • To date, this is the only movie to not debut any new Pokémon or new forms of Pokémon, as Mega Mewtwo Y and Genesect debuted in SS026 and Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! respectively.
  • In the credits, a reference to the original Mewtwo is made when the Mewtwo that appeared in this film is shown standing on top of a building overlooking a large city at night. This is the same scene that the original Mewtwo last appeared in at the end of Mewtwo Returns.

Dub edits


Ash's eyebrow drawn over his hair
  • In a scene at the end of the film, Ash's eyebrow is drawn over his hair.

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See also

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
Sun & Moon series
I Choose You!M21
M15 : Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice
Pokémon movies


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