Pokémon the Movie Genesect and the Legend Awakened
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Pokemon the Movie
Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Pokemon the Movie 16 Genesect and the Legend Awakened
General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Takemoto Mori
 Written by  Choji Yoshikawa
 Yukio Kawasaki
 Junya Okamoto
 Koichi Kawase
 Rica Matsumoto
 Aoi Yūki
 Mamoru Miyano
 Ikue Ōtani
 Narrated by  Unshō Ishizuka
 Runtime  71 minutes
 Box office takings  $32.3 million
 Predecessor  Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice
 Successor  Diancie & The Cocoon of
 Release dates
  Australia  October 19th, 2013
  Europe  October 19th, 2013
  Japan  July 13th, 2013
  United States  October 19th, 2013
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Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend awakened is the 16th movie in the Pokemon franchise and the final of three movies from the Best Wishes! series. The Japanese title for the movie when directly translated comes out as "Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! the Movie - ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens".

The movie like its predecessors is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama who is also the director of the anime series.

The initial release of the movie came when it arrived in Japanese theaters on July 13th, 2013. A couple of months later the film released in Australia, Europe and the United States on October 19th, 2013. Prior to this the movie had already been broadcast selectively by Cartoon Network in the USA on October 19th, 2013 and on the same day in the UK broadcast by CITV.

The DVD release in the U.S was done by Viz Media, becoming available on December 3rd, 2013 - even earlier than the Japanese DVD & Blu Ray release date of December 18th, 2013.

A special "Mewtwo Box" collection of DVD's is also available which features this movie alongside; The Battle of the Badge, Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mewtwo Returns and Mewtwo - Prologue to Awakening.

The starring Pokemon of this movie are Genesect as the title suggests and indeed Mewtwo. A shiny Genesect leads a group of four other Genesects who had been seen previously in a special prologue episode of the anime; Meowth, Colress and Team Rivarly! and we also see Mewtwo take on his Mega Evolution Y form for the first time, prior to Pokémon X and Y's release.

Audiences in South East Asia got to see a Pikachu short called "Eevee and Friends" prior to the main feature.


Official Description

When big trouble threatens the big city, it’s up to Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to stop it!

A vast Pokémon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these Mythical Pokémon quickly becomes a problem, though: their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking anyone who approaches it. On top of that, they’ve attracted the attention of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, who sympathizes with them because its own origins also involve human tampering. The group’s leader, known as Red Genesect, doesn’t trust Mewtwo, and their confrontation quickly rages out of control! Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokémon before they destroy the city?

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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