Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

Japan Release: 2016
Running Time:
90 minutes

Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

Japanese Title

ポケモン・ザ・ムービー XY&Z: ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ
[Pokemon Za Mubi XY&Z: Borukenion to Karakuri no Magiana]

Distributor: Production:

OLM / TV Tokyo / Shogakukan

A large airship, piloted by members of the Azoth Kingdom, is ferrying a container with the Pokémon Magearna inside. However, the craft is being pursued by Volcanion, who wants to liberate the container. The pilots, loyal to the councilor, engage the creature as it lands on the ship's deck. Sending out an Alakazam and a Glalie, the pilot forces them into their mega evolved forms for battle. The pair beat Volcanion, allowing the pilot to strap an electric band to its leg. However, the beast knocks the other band away. In retribution, Volcanion is frozen before being tossed off the ship. Meanwhile below, Pokémon trainers Satoshi and Citron are on their way to duel when the icy block crashes nearby. From a wave of steam, the injured Volcanion emerges. Unfortunately for Satoshi, he comes in contact with a fallen electric band. Forming a magnetic link, Satoshi is then yanked and stuck on Volcanion and the band on its leg. Angered, but unwilling to divert its mission, the creature flies off in pursuit of the airship, dragging an unwilling Satoshi with him...


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International Title


Initial US Title

Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel
US Distributor: Viz Media (2016) / Time: 90 minutes

Alternate Titles

Pocket Monsters the Movie XY&Z: Volcanion and the Mechanical Magearna
[Literal translation]

Pokémon the Movie XY&Z
[Japanese English title]



Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Writing credits Atsuhiro Tomioka
Produced by Kenichi Arai, Susumu Matsuyama, Satoshi Shimodaira
Executive Producer Junya Okamoto, Toshio Miyahara
Music by Shinji Miyazaki
Cinematography by Aya Aoshima
Film Editing by Toshio Henmi
Art Direction by Minoru Akiba
Assistant Director Masatoshi Hakata, Masakatsu Iijima, So Toyama
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
Meowth Inuko Inuyama
Musashi, Team Rocket Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro, Team Rocket Shinichiro Miki
Serena Mayuki Makiguchi
Citron Yuki Kaji
Eureka Mariya Ise
Jarvis, Councilor of the Azoth Kingdom Koichi Yamadera
Kimia, Princess of the Azoth Kingdom Mayu Matsuoka
Racel Shoko Nakagawa
Dohga Yasuyuki Kase
Ether Kanako Tojo
Éliphas Tomomichi Nishimura
Narrator Unshou Ishizuka


Box Office

Release Date: July 16th, 2016 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥323,901,575 / $3,090,369 (Japan, 366 Theaters)
Total: ¥2,150,000,000 / $21,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Background and Trivia

  • To promote the film, a Pokémon General Election 720 was run. This allowed players to submit votes on their favorite Pokémon who would then be distributed for free to people who came to theaters. As a result, many mythical Pokémon (those typically not found in normal game play like Mew) made the list. Despite this, though, the ultimate winner was Greninja, who could be acquired from a normal play through. Results were broadcast and mentioned on the official site. The top twelve winners were the following:

    1. Greninja
    2. Arceus
    3. Mew
    4. Pikachu
    5. Sylveon
    6. Genesect
    7. Rayquaza
    8. Zygarde
    9. Charizard
    10. Meloetta
    11. Mewtwo
    12. Eevee
  • When dubbed in English, the characters are given vastly different names. In this version:
    Satoshi is known as Ash Ketchum
    Musashi is known as Jesse
    Kojiro is known as James
    Citron is known as Clemont
    Eureka is known as Bonnie
    Jarvis is known as Alva
    Racel is known as Raleigh
    Dohga is known as Levi
    Ether is known as Cherie
    Éliphas is known as Nikola