Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Japan Release: 2004
Running Time:
101 minutes

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Japanese Title

劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス
[Gekijo ban Poketto Monsuta Adobansu Genereshon: Rekku no Homonsha Deokishisu]

Distributor: Production:

OLM / TV Tokyo / Shogakukan / Tomy

A meteor crashes into the polar regions of the planet. This causes a herd of Sealos and Walreins to stampede, traumatizing a small boy named Toi. The meteor, however, was carrying the alien creature Deoxys. Its intrusion on planet Earth does not go unnoticed, though. The legendary Pokémon Rayquaza arrives quickly, having seen the meteor earlier. The two beings battle fiercely, destroying much of the local research facility. Although Deoxys appears to have the upper hand, knocking Rayquaza into the water, the tables are quickly turned. Leaping from the aquatic depths, Rayquaza blasts Deoxys at pointblank range. The blast disintegrates Deoxys' body, seemingly ending the threat. As Rayquaza leaves, researchers find a green stone from the meteor impact site. Four years pass and the researchers are continuing to study the stone. Meanwhile, Toi has grown up to be fearful of all Pokémon, despite attempts from Satoshi and visitors to make him conquer the fear. However, Deoxys was not destroyed in the arctic. Regenerating its body, the alien creature flies to LaRousse City, where the green stone is kept. Deoxys then releases an aurora-like light into the sky, attracting the attention of Rayquaza. The giant dragon Pokémon advances on the city, forcing officials to declare an evacuation as the two creatures seemed destined to fight...


Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Initial US Title

Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys the Movie
US Distributor: Miramax (2005) / Time: 98 minutes

Alternate Titles

Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: Visitor of the Space Fissure Deoxys
[Literal translation]

Pokémon 7: Destiny Deoxys
[German title]





Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Writing credits Hideki Sonoda
Produced by Yukako Matsusako, Takemoto Mori, Junya Okamoto, Choji Yoshikawa
Music by Shinji Miyazaki, Tommy february6
Cinematography by Takaya Mizutani
Film Editing by Toshio Henmi
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
Masato Fushigi Yamada
Takeshi Yuji Ueda
Haruka Kaori Suzuki
Meowth Inuko Inuyama
Musashi, Team Rocket Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro, Team Rocket Shinichiro Miki
Toi Noriko Hidaka
Hitomi Becky
Rondot Hakase, Doctor Kouichi Yamadera
Yuko Takako Uehara
Ryu Kenji Nojima
Catherine Maria Yamamoto
Shota Makoto Higo


Box Office

Release Date: July 17th, 2004 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥503,475,254 / $4,631,361 (Japan, 317 Screens)
Total: ¥4,380,000,000 / $40,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Toho Stock Footage

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Miramax (2005) Order
United States Region 1 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Echo Bridge (2011) Order
United States Region 1 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys / Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Echo Bridge (2011) Order
United States Region 1 Pokémon Collector's Set Echo Bridge (2011) Order
Japan Region 2 Pocket Monsters: Visitor of the Space Fissure Deoxys Media Factory (2004)
United States Blu-ray Pokémon Heroes the Movie / Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Echo Bridge (2011) Order
United States Blu-ray Pokémon Heroes the Movie / 4Ever / Jirachi Wish Maker / Destiny Deoxys Echo Bridge (2012) Order

CD Soundtracks


Background and Trivia

  • Shogakukan submitted the film to the US copyright office on April 24th, 2006 with the registration number of PA0001325584. The movie was submitted with its international title, Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys, and an alternate title of Pokémon 7.
  • LaRousse City in the movie is based on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Director Kunihiko Yuyama and a few of his staff made a trip to Canada for research. This fact is noted on the Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys the Movie DVD.
  • When dubbed in English, the characters are given vastly different names. In this version:
    Satoshi is known as Ash Ketchum
    Takeshi is known as Brock
    Haruka is known as May
    Masato is known as Max
    Musashi is known as Jesse
    Kojiro is known as James
    Toi is known as Tory
    Hitomi is known as Rebecca
    Doctor Rondot Hakase is known as Doctor Lund
    Ryu is known as Rafe
    Shota is known as Sid