The Deoxys movie is still full swing into Ruby and Sapphire. It's alright I guess. NOT MY FAVORITE, BUT THERE ARE WORSE MOVIES cough manaphy
It does have one line that I think is particularly interesting that I'll point out when we get to it.
BUT ENOUGH OF THAT, LET'S SEE WHAT ASH AND FRIENDS ARE UP TO NOW!
Let's start with the opening ramble which has now become standard for the movies by this point! In case you walked into the wrong theater or something.
Giant Castform breasts visible anywhere in the world
AS LONG AS YOU SUCKERS KEEP BUYING THEM WE'LL KEEP MAKING THEM, HAHAHAHAHA
COPY PASTE FOR YOUR LIFE MEN!
Parasect yaaaaay parasect yaaaay
Actually I think this badly CG'd footage is just recycled from the fourth movie even.
REMEMBER THESE MOVIES?
how do you know
and KILL US ALL
It took me way too many watches of this to realize how important those two colors are.
Destiny Deoxys in english I guess? As I've mentioned before I never saw any dubs after the first movie so I have no idea what this movie was like in english. :B
yes yes let me tell you all about being a sealeo, yes
Getting eaten by a polar bear, it's great
There he is, tiny wingheaded boy
Tamazarashi is the Japanese name for Spheal apparently! Spheal's adorable.
OH NO SPHEAL YOU ARE TOO ROUND FOR PETTING
eh who cares let's look at the sky instead
do you like auroras? cause this is the movie for you
Hey it's Rayquaza, the licorice snake Pokemon! I mean, the little toy plastic snake with linked joints you get at the fair Pokemon! I mean, the legendary Pokemon who protects the sky or something. Has babies with it. I don't know, Rayquaza's lame.
NO THEIR BLUBBER'S COMING RIGHT FOR ME
duuuuuhhhhhh huh? whuh?
Deoxys, now with vagina-laser
No Easter egg hunt alive can best me
How do YOU know?
can we go home
A NEW POKEMON? BETTER MURDER IT
nice cg there, pokemon
Rayquaza's a douche, basically
LEGENDARIES WITH RECOVER >:(
CHECK OUT MY SOAP BUBBLE
As usual Pokemon throw around gigantic deadly lasers and explosions while tiny humans run about in terror
Turn on my Plastic Wrap filter here
I'M NOT EVEN AIMING FOR DEOXYS NOW I JUST WANT TO EXPLODE YOUR RESEARCH STATION FOR KICKS
rayquaza's happy to be here
THAT'LL TEACH YOU HUMANS FOR EXISTING IN MY GENERAL VICINITY
what to do here
SUCK IT HUMANS
I'M HAVING ONE OF YOU FOR LUNCH
There's that territory theme again
YEARS OF WORK AND EFFORT AND RESEARCH ALL DESTROYED IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS FOR NO REAL REASON
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND ENDLESS GRANT PROPOSALS DOWN THE DRAIN, LIVES LOST, BUT HEY THAT'S HOW THE WORLD WORKS
TIME TO JUST MOVE ON AND TRY AGAIN BECAUSE WHAT ELSE CAN A HUMAN DO IN THE POKEMON WORLD
LET'S GO TO HAWAII INSTEAD
he'll never see it coming
it's going to look SO COOL you guys!!
super angry, it'll be hilarious
BUT IT DOESN'T WORK OH NOOO
Why not resurrect the strange alien Pokemon that helped destroy my arctic lab
what could go wrong
back to our other story
MEANWHILE DEOXYS RISES FROM THE ARCTIC OCEAN AGAIN
shoots an aurora into the air
Implied by the name there
Can I help you Mr Seel
MEANWHILE some random interlude with Plusle and Minun and this trashcan which I mostly cut except for HEY LOOK A POOCHYENA
AND A NEW POKEMON! A Munchlax! From the future Diamond and Pearl games, although they were still a ways off.
Munchlax tries to kick a bottle back into the can but fails.
Ash are you okay
ain't nothin goes on LaRousse don't know about
HOW GOOD'S YOUR CREDIT BY THE WAY? JUST WONDERING!
yeah cause that face would be a lot better
WHAT IS THIS STRANGE MOVING WALKWAY
Don't resist it? That seems pretty straightforward really.
A Blaziken! A blazing chicken.
SPARRING RIVAL, DING DING DING
I'M OVER YOUR PREVIOUS COMMENT
I like how pleased Blaziken is by the comment as well.
Max just wants you to stay on the path, Brock!
A Blastoise you say? I'm interested.
This is sort of an in-joke, let's see... if I remember right, May tends to end practically everything she says in Japanese with "kamo", which is sort of like saying "I dunno" or "maybe". Sort of wishy-washy? That's the impression I got from people who tried to explain it anyway, haha. So this guy sort of turned it back on her with kawaii-kamo, if I remember right.
WHAT DO YOU THINK, ASH
Zangoose is not feeling it today.
THE PROUDEST ESPEON
PEOPLE OF THE FUTURE STILL READ BOOKS???
this piano sounds funny
yesss screencap gold
what is with the face animators in the ruby/sapphire generation, they seem more off than in the earlier movies
OR MY PIKACHU'S GOING TO EAT YOUR FACE
can i put my hands in your sweater, they're cold
JUST WALK THROUGH OUR RINGS OF BLOOD
tooi why are your eyes so creepy
disk read error
Ash is happy to see you, audience!
Ah, back when double battles were brand new exciting things.
THERE ARE NO LAST NAMES IN THE FUTURE
WHY SO JEALOUS, MAX
what is this "privacy"
LaRousse has no need for such an antiquated notion
someone paying attention to me, this can't be happening
I MET HIM FIVE MINUTES AGO BUT I MUST DEFEAT HIM
pokeball explodes in his hand
Hey, a... Torkoal, is that it? I think that's right, haha. I raised one back in Sapphire. IT'S ALL SORT OF VAGUE NOW
lol nice hair
I'LL JUMP RIGHT IN HIS FACE, THAT'LL SAVE ME
oh come on those are soap bubbles
POKEMON CAN'T ACT FOR THEMSELVES IN BATTLES, DON'T YOU KNOW ANYTHING
to be fair that'd be kind of freaky to see coming at you real fast
but Blaziken will protect Blastoise with its MASSIVE CROTCHFLUFF
WHY DOES IT HAVE SO MUCH CROTCH FLUFF
CLEARLY ASH IS THE ONE SUCKING HERE
Ash's normally supportive demeanor falls for once
NOW WE'RE ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY
haha Ash's face
just like I dreamed
I like the Blastoise trainer guy. :B He's so goofy and cheerful.
leave me alone DAD
UNLESS YOU'RE WAITING ON ME
haha max is slapping brock again that's great
Also these glowing lasers
Plusle and Minun! The Pikachu-esque electrics for the generation.
got to get my camera
THE SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM
You don't even have any Pokemon, Max.
IF YOU PLUSLES AND MINUNS WOULD STOP PLAYING WITH THE AUTOMATED TRASH CANS
Munchlax cares about beautifying the city
let's go to the triangle
barf up another aurora
YOU DIDN'T HEAR MY SECRETS DID YOU
nice face may
STOP TRYING TO CONNECT WITH ME WHAT IS YOUR DEAL
gonna just hover it in my hands here
MEOWTH'S GOT A POINT
James since when do you know so much about this city
thanks team rocket i always appreciate your interludes
IF ONLY YOU HAD MORE SCREENTIME
BE MY FRIEND YOU STUPID JERK
I cut this but a bunch of Wingulls startled Tooi and knocked him on dooownnn
STOP TOUCHING ME WEIRDO
GOING TO KNOCK OUT ALL YOUR TEETH BUDDY
YOU AND YOUR WINGHAIR AIN'T FLYIN NOWHERE NO MORE
man and Ash threatened that Yuki kid in the Celebi movie too, didn't he
Brock just got back from working out, what's going on
LET'S MAKE HIM INTO FONDUE
Man Gourmet Gaming should do a recipe for Brock's soup
I would eat the heck out of that
can't say it's weird in front of them, that crazy ash kid might try to punch me again
oh man it's the brock guy again HEY EVERYBODY IT'S THAT BROCK HUMAN
FREE LUNCH TIME
PET WILD ANIMALS
WHAT COULD GO WRONG
OH THE DUKE WOULD NOT APPROVE
gotta go put up flyers for my band bye
no that worked perfectly
as implied by the name
meanwhile deoxys wants to murder your entire family
but first barfs up another aurora
HE SEEMS LIKE A NICE GUY MAY, WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM
LET ME TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF FIRST
MAX WE'RE NOT EVEN MARRIED YET
BUT COOKIES WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
Time for the obligatory release all the pokemon so they can frolic together scene
EVERY MOVIE HAS ONE OF THESE
Ash's Pokemon have maybe evolved? They really did like nothing in the last movie, I can't remember
The twins have GIANT WATERBUGS surskit and masquerain, i think that's what they're called
PUSH ALL THESE POKEBALLS AWAY
May's Ch... frick what was the name of the first form? Her... Torchic, that's it. Anyway it evolved into Combusken in the meantime. Also she has other Pokemon but who cares
Brock's Lotad evolved! And is still as off as ever.
So this movie doesn't have an opening either! Which is weird, and in fact it only has one song, which is Yume Miru no Lovely Boy. To be fair though Lovely Boy is super cute and sugary and adorable so I can't complain too much about that.
THIS FRAME LOOKS TERRIBLE but I actually made a gif of it a while back, let's see if I can find it
Blaziken is practically a person, it's sort of weird
Other way Lombre honey
stupid computer >:(
slushies for everyone! maybe
team rocket is seriously more motivated by eating than anything else
WHAT WILL COME OF THIS INTERLUDE??
thanks deoxys you're a pal
I MADE A GIF OF THIS TOO
god i love commas
given that pretty much everyone in the entire world trains or owns Pokemon that'd be pretty hard
TOUCH MY PIKACHU
CORPHISH YOU SCAMP
oh i have the vapors, hold me
WHAT'S HIS DEAL
anyway let's cut to the next day where tooi invites all his new friends to his greenhouse pyramid to meet his other floating cg friend
ODDS SEEM GOOD, THERE ARE POKEMON MADE OF TRASH AND ICE CREAM AND GARBAGE AND PROGRAMMING AND POSSIBLY POKEBALLS THEMSELVES AFTER ALL
BUT WE JUST HAD A FROLICKING SCENE
i made my pokeball out of jello
CLIMB INTO MY MOUTH, LITTLE BOY
i just like this guy, don't mind me
DOES RAYQUAZA REALLY NEED A REASON TO TRASH CITIES? EVIDENCE SEEMS TO SUGGEST NO
Man every city in the Pokemon world must have evacuation drills like this set aside YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN LEGENDARY POKEMON MIGHT GET ANGRY AND DESTROY EVERYTHING
a state of cubes is in effect
that guy in the boa must be a reference or something but i have no idea who they could be
IT'S THE COPS
YOU NEVER SAW ME, GOT IT??
oontz oontz oontz
meanwhile Tooidad tries to cross the walkways BUT THEY COME BACK ON!!
Deoxys sees that you are trying to escape! Deoxys will have none of that.
there are fanfics written about this out there, i'm sure of it
YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW
deoxys could you
put a bag over your head or something
I like picturing Rayquaza ramming face first into a barrier. It's very satisfying.
man blastoise are super strong WOULD IT BE THAT HARD?
these are just because i like blastoise
WANNA DO SOME STRETCHES WITH ME GUYS
i don't remember reading that in the pokedex
OH NO MAY IS IN DANGER
BUT THERE ARE TOO MANY SHADOW DEOXYS TO FIGHT
TELL MAY I LOVE HERRRRR
OW I JUST WANTED TO USE THE PHONE
tooi please stop seeing into the thirty-seventh dead dimension
Metagross felt tired of walking
I just like that they worked out a lookout system and all
GOTTA JUMP OFF THIS BANISTER
GIVE ME YOUR SKIN
walk it off ash
as stated, the exit was right above them
MEANWHILE, PLUSLE AND MINUN
nooo not the seeeel
did a real good job of getting your son there
NOW WE'RE TALKING
This is what interests me here. Deoxys's weird barrier thing shuts off all electricity under it so I'm guessing it's some sort of EMP thing, which is why the Pokeballs don't work. But it's interesting to me that they require that electric interface TO work to begin with. I mean, what happens to the Pokemon that are IN pokeballs when this happens? Do they break out? Do they stay stuck inside? What form are they inside, anyway? How does the ball stay shut? That electrical aspect is apparently needed to revert them to that energy form and pull them inside (although later movies would elaborate on that kind of thing in a way), how does that apply to say, Yuki's wind-up Pokeball from the past in the Celebi movie?
THESE LINES RAISE A LOT OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS TO ME
everything new that we don't understand is a pokemon
TERRITORY TERRITORY TERRITORY
THAT'S ALL THE EXPLANATION YOU GET FOR THOSE THINGS BY THE WAY
I wonder if Max is happy to have kids his own age to talk to for once
then there was SCARY VENT RATTLING but it was only plusle and minun
haha munchlax's face
i love how clean those little sandwiches are, like little cucumber sandwiches
brock carefully and delicately cutting off the crusts
Brock says wistfully
I KEPT IT WARM UNDER ALL THIS HAIR
sort of weird to see Plusle and Minun on all fours
GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM
WHO CAN PREDICT ANYTHING IN THE POKEMON WORLD
IT IS A RANDOM AND DANGEROUS PLACE
Play the hotdog slot machine!
oh I'LL fix it
do you want me to get you even more hot dogs
YOU KIDS STEALIN MY HOT DOGS???
just thought we'd drop by
deoxys tries to make off with plusle BUT ASH WON'T HAVE IT
ME TOO ME TOO says brock
Brock lands on his feet like a boss while Deoxys wants a dance with Tooi
MAYBE I'LL JUST TAKE THIS MINUN INSTEAD
all these hot dogs are mine
MAN AND ASH AND THE OTHERS DIDN'T EVEN GET TO KEEP ALL THEIR HOT DOGS i was irrationally bugged by this
a brief detour into bioshock
I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO TOUCH ME ANYWAY
why doesn't that guy just rub his hands all over every pokemon he sees whether they want him to or not
i just don't get him
I AM KING OF THE EPCOT CENTER
overcome with despair, the hot dog machine breathes its last
INTO THE RIVER WITH YOU
you know you guys can lie down to sleep
I just realized they set this up for an important revelation and then never do anything with it. I assume the Deoxys picked it up since it saw its electrical signature with it's TerribleFilterVision and then dropped it when it turned off but whatever either way it's not important.
Surskit senses something! It runs around incredibly fast but I didn't catch any of that sadly.
LET'S JUST PACK UP ALL OUR HOTDOGS FIRST
THEY SHOULD BE RIGHT... OVER THERE...
Deoxys infestation, those are nasty
anyway they get away in time and the Deoxys leave since they can't find them yadayada lab
the first time i was watching this i was kind of confused about this
WHY? WHO KNOWS
or a cg Sim plumbbob, whatever
not that that'll stop Deoxys from blowing things up when it feels like it
AND WHO WOULDN'T TRUST A FACE LIKE THAT
BADLY CG ANIMATED RAYQUAZA OFF THE PORT BOW
Or they'll team up together and kill us all! But that's probably unlikely
TEAMWORK ADVENTURE GO
may a stopped escalator is just stairs
haha you think that makes a difference, that's adorable
Reflect and a brief softshoe by Metagross
I'M GLAD WE'RE COOL NOW
determination pays off
NOW THE FIREWORKS CAN REALLY START
are you sure
well you're the boss i guess
WAIT THIS WAS A BAD IDEA
meanwhile a million deoxys attach themselves to rayquaza in a really awkward and kind of hilarious cg sequence
dang I actually can't remember the exact circumstances but Munchlax got separated from them for some reason
BUT I NEVER TOLD MUNCHLAX I LOVED HIM
meanwhile in the epcot center
what is going on with james' face
deoxys squad 2, commence bombing run
charging things just makes me so happy
meanwhile, brock plays in a windmill
metagross wants some sugar baby
So Audrey, Catherine, and... Ryu.
Before I sock all of you!
PULL ROPE TO SPIN WINDMILL
The flying types would be my first thought
Blaziken just leaps up from one blade to another, which doesn't seem terribly effective to me but hey whatever
and Team Rocket rigs up a powercycle
HOW CONVENIENT YOU ALL HAPPENED TO BE HERE
you're all in trouble now
TIME TO DIE
nah, i think i'll kill everyone in this room instead
Actually no Deoxys instead floats em on out using his psychic powers, making this ANOTHER movie where Ash gets to fly around
deoxys can't believe this s---
then i cut a bunch of stuff yada yada BASICALLY the two deoxys meet up again
my aurora is very big
yes, but so is mine!
oh dang i didn't mention this before, but if you don't know much about Deoxys, it can change its form depending on what game it's in, like Fire Red Deoxys was in its Attack form (the pointy version i think), and Leaf Green was in its defense form (the big round ugly version), and I think Ruby/Sapphire just had it in a normal form, and then later Emerald had a Speed form but that one doesn't show up in the movie since it didn't exist yet. But if you were wondering why Deoxys kept changing shape well there you go.
spraying auroras everywhere
WOOOOOOOOO HI TOOI OOOOOOOWW
Rayquaza decides that it still hates Deoxys and must DESTROY EVERYTHING
I'LL TAKE DOWN THIS WHOLE CITY AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP ME
No not the plot device generator!
uh oh, red
red's an evil color
NO ALL MY HOTDOGS
what does this remind me of, hmm
rayquaza wondering if the defense form deoxys are protecting it or thinking about killing everyone it ever sees? WHO CAN TELL BECAUSE IT HAS CREEPY PINPOINT EYES JUST LIKE EVERY LEGENDARY DOES LATELY, WHY DO THEY KEEP DOING THAT
block robots have had enough of that
man how many of these blocks ARE there
I AM the main character after all!
LET'S RIDE THE HOT DOG MACHINE THERE
DUN DUN DUNNNN
a hint of the upcoming evolutions for previously unevolved Pokemon that would come in Diamond/Pearl
Snorlax don't care
they're just blocks, it'll be fine
YOU LIKE TETRIS ASH
I HOPE SO
not exactly ramming facefirst into the enemy, but close
Good arm, Tooi
This is sort of unclear but Pikachu flicks it back up to Ash using its tail
HELP ALL THE BLOCKS ARE TOUCHING ME AND IT FEELS WEIRD
gotta have big dramatic buttons
HOW MANY BLOCK ROBOTS ARE THERE
RACE YOU TO THE BOTTOM
dude we didn't ask you to come
look at deoxys' face, how are we supposed to feel relieved about this
i feel like deoxys is about to stick a sharpened screwdriver in my back
pikachu IS bitesized
HURRAY WE'RE ALL FRIENDS NOW THE BLOCK ROBOTS HAVE TAUGHT US A VALUABLE LESSON
Snorlax is fine, as I'm sure you were wondering
I DID MOST OF IT
my god they're hideous
lol shota's face
NOW ALL OF YOU WILL DIE
more auroras splayed across the screen
THE END?? They don't even have a separate ending theme, it just reprises Lovely Boy again. LAZYYY
Rayquaza can go into space I guess
BYE TOOI, MAYBE GET THOSE SOULLESS EYES LOOKED AT
i love how happy he looks back there
BYE TWINS AND FRIENDLY RIVAL
HIT BY TOXIC
May actually indulging him for once
A little hard to see here but Shota is sadfacing a bit at saying bye, haha
YOU WERE THE BEST CHARACTER
the face of despair
brock having a mental breakdown
And the traditional walking off into the sunset shot!
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE???
For some reason it reprises Lovely Boy AGAIN except with everyone with pompoms? Haha the Mudkip's pompom is on its tail
also lol the metagross
Added bonus! From this movie on I think they show winners from what I think was a coloring contest, where they handed out blank scenes and let kids color them? That's what I gather from it anyway.
haha i love little kid drawings of pokemon
OH they play an ending song from the show here, Ippai Summer, which is pretty cheery and energetic. WHY NOT USE IT IN THE MOVIE ITSELF? Who knows.
ASH IS HAPPY TO BE HERE
to be fair a snorlax goalie would be a pretty good idea
AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT! Next up, the Lucario movie!