Reverse World

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Reverse World
反転世界 Reverse World
Reverse World.png
The Reverse World
Region None
Debut Giratina and the Sky Warrior

The Reverse World (Japanese: 反転世界 Reverse World) is another universe directly opposite the Pokémon world. It is where Giratina resides and it plays an important role in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In the anime

A portal to the Reverse World

It is depicted as an ultimate world in which there is no solid ground where it might be expected and mirror images of scenery is in vertical symmetry with itself. According to Newton Graceland, it is a location of which is exactly opposite of the world of reality. The force of gravity in this world gets weaker or stronger depending on the subsequent areas or locations.

The Reverse World has a direct and symbiotic connection to the Pokémon world; even though these two worlds work together side by side, they do not intersect at all. Whenever there are imbalances in the real world, it takes in abnormal pollution from the Pokémon world, which assumes the form of poisonous clouds, and then corrects them to maintain the balance between time and space.

Many pillars and crystal shards freely float around the Reverse World, depicting objects in the real world. If the shards are shattered or if any part of a pillar is destroyed, an explosion happens in the real world near the place or thing within the shard or whatever the pillar is currently mirroring. Giratina has the exclusive ability to stop a glacier from collapsing by repairing the damage it sustained in the Reverse World.

In order for Giratina to return in the Reverse World, it unleashes a powerful whirlwind it emits from its mouth into a surface, and opens the portal that leads to the world's entrance. Shaymin may also use Seed Flare when toxic air is nearby and create a portal.

It was also mentioned occasionally, and briefly seen during the opening montage and ending credits of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In the games

Main article: Distortion World

The Distortion World is the game counterpart to the Reverse World.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

The Reverse World appears in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, serving the same role as in the movie where it appeared.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 反轉世界 Fáanjyun Saigaai
Mandarin 反轉世界 Fǎnzhuǎn Shìjiè
Denmark Flag.png Danish Den Omvendte Verden
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Omgekeerde Wereld
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vastamaailma
France Flag.png French Monde Inversé
Germany Flag.png German Gegenwelt
Italy Flag.png Italian Mondo Inverso
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Omvendte Verden
Poland Flag.png Polish Odwrócony Świat
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mundo Reverso
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lumea Răsturnată
Russia Flag.png Russian Параллельный Мир Parallel'nyy Mir
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mundo Inverso
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Omvända världen

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Mystery Dungeon world: Sinister Cave
Region unknown: Bloom CanyonBrindille TownCero IslandForest of OkoyaFula CityGanga Town
Genesect's homeInua TownLapidarian HighlandsLaxton FarmMilyfa TownMocha Town
Mount TenseiNorth PolePokémon Nurse SchoolRaizen MountainsSamiya
Sento Cherry TownSlowpoke IslandTonari Town
Extraterrestrial locations: Millennium Comet
Inter-dimensional locations: Deoxys's unnamed worldGhost WorldMirror WorldPoipole's worldReverse WorldUnown Dimension
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