Pokémon Movie: Giratina & The Sky Warrior
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Giratina & The Sky Warrior
Pokemon Giratina and the Sky Warrior
General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Mikihiko Fukazawa
 Takemoto Mori
 Junya Okamoto
 Choji Yoshikawa
 Written by  Hideki Sonoda
 Rica Matsumoto
 Megumi Toyoguchi
 Yūji Ueda
 Narrated by  Unshou Ishizuka
 Runtime  96 minutes
 Box office takings  $43.3 million
 Predecessor  The Rise of Darkrai
 Successor  Arceus & The Jewel of Life
 Release dates
  Australia  N/A
  Europe  April 11th, 2009
  Japan  July 19th, 2008
  United States  February 13th, 2009

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Giratina and the Sky Warrior or "Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl the Movie: Giratina and the Bouquet of the (Frozen) Sky: Shaymin" as the Japanese title directly translates is the 11th movie in the Pokemon franchise, and the second part of the Pokemon Diamond & Pearl trilogy.

The movie is directed as usual by Kunihiko Yuyama and continues many of the plot elements from Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai before it. Unbeknown to audiences at the time the movie's plot also tied in significantly with the yet-to-be-released Pokemon Platinum for Nintendo DS.

Giratina and the Sky Warrior was originally announced at the end of it's prequel, The Rise of Darkrai in the form of a teaser trailer at the end of the film. Said trailer featured the Pokemon Regiggias rising from the earths surface.

The films initial release came on July 19th, 2008 when it arrived in theaters across Japan and the JP DVD release followed later that year on December 19th, 2008. It arrived to theaters in the U.S on February 13th, 2009. Staggered theater and DVD releases continued across the globe until the middle of 2009 when the European releases were finally complete.

This would be the first time that Universal Studio's were charged with the distribution of a Pokemon Movie, and was infact the first time Universal Studio's had distributed an anime film.

Viz Media re-released the movie on July 7th, 2015 in region 1 DVD format. The region 2 DVD was released by Universal for the UK & Europe on November 28th, 2011.


Official Description

Giratina is the sole Pokémon living in the Reverse World, a little-known realm adjacent to our own. Enraged when Palkia and Dialga disrupt time and space, it drags Dialga into the Reverse World for a battle—but the conflict is broken up by a tiny Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon!

After departing the Reverse World and meeting Ash and his friends, Shaymin—communicating telepathically—asks for help so it can be reunited with the other Shaymin in the Gracidea garden. Soon after Ash and his friends agree to assist Shaymin, they're dragged into the Reverse World and meet Newton Graceland, who's been researching the mysterious realm. Little do they know that Newtown's former assistant, Zero, seeks to harness Giratina's power to rule the Reserve World, even if that means destroying the real world! Can our heroes and their Pokémon thwart Zero's evil plans and protect both worlds? Will Giratina resolve its differences with Dialga? And what will Ash and his friends learn about that special Shaymin?

Major Characters

Other Characters


The voice cast
Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor


Official Trailer

Trading Cards

There were a few different trading cards given out with admissions to cinemas/theatres

Related Articles & Movie Ads

Magazine clippings, movie posters and so on

Trivia & Facts

Trivia from the movie


Continuity errors and bloopers

Reviews & Reception

Movie scores from major reviewers



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