Pokémon the Movie Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
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Pokemon the Movie
Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
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General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Takemoto Mori
 Choji Yoshikawa
 Yukio Kawasaki
 Junya Okamoto
 Koichi Kawase
 Written by  Hideki Sonoda
 Rica Matsumoto
 Yūki Kaji
 Mariya Ise
 Mayuki Makiguchi
 Megumi Hayashibara
 Shin-ichiro Miki
 Inuko Inuyama
 Unsho Ishizuka
 Ikue Otani
 Narrated by  Unshō Ishizuka 
 Runtime  75 minutes
 Box office takings  $28.2 million
 Predecessor  Genesect & The Legend
 Successor  Hoopa & The Clash of Ages
 Release dates
  Australia  November 8th, 2014
  Europe  December 25th, 2014
  Japan  July 19th, 2014
  United States  November 8th, 2014
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Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is the 17th movie in the Pokemon franchise and the first to in the XY series story arc. The Japanese title although usually much more extravagant than the Western titles is actually the same this time round once directly translated.

The movie is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and stars the voice cast from the X & Y anime. The movie was seen for the first time in trailer format at the end of Pokemon: Genesect & The Legend Awakened, the trailer revealing Xerneas and Yveltal as well as Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie. The movies title was also revealed by CoroCoro magazine in Japan on December 15th, 2013, CoroCoro followed this up in February 2014's issue stating that the Mythical Pokemon Diancie would take a prominent role in the movie.

The film was initially released on July 19th, 2014 in theaters across Japan and followed in theaters in Australia and New Zealand on November 8th, 2014. This was as far as Cinema releases went, with the movie airing straight off on Cartoon Network in the United States on November 8th, 2014 (same day as Aus/NZ cinema release) and coming to DVD and Blu Ray in Japan just in time for Christmas on December 17th, 2014. The U.S DVD was released on February 17th 2015.

The plot of the movie is based around the Jewel Pokemon; Diancie, the life Pokemon; Xerneas and Yveltal, the Pokemon of destruction. Of particular note is that the film debuted Diancie in it's Mega Evolved form prior to it being discovered in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS.

Once again there was a Pikachu Short with this movie, but again it didn't reach international audiences. The short was called "Pikachu, Whats this Key" and was displayed only at Japanese showings of the movie.


Official Description

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. While seeking help from the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas, Diancie encounters a group of thieves who want to take control of its diamond-producing power—and who awaken the Legendary Pokémon Yveltal from its cocoon in the process! Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power, stop Yveltal’s rampage, and save the Diamond Domain?

Major Characters

Other Characters


The voice cast
Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor


Official English 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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