The official website for the Pokémon XY & Z movie Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna (Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna) has released a new trailer, as well as a second teaser trailer, for the story in which Ash and the gang uncover the mystery of the Mythical Artificial Pokémon Magearna. The trailer not only describes the film’s plot and new setting, but touches on Ash’s connection to another Mythical Pokémon, Volcanion.
Both Magearna, created by humans 500 years ago, and Volcanion who finds himself bound to Ash, have close ties to the movie’s plot, which has been described by the Pokémon Company International as follows:
In this latest Pokémon full-length feature film, a mysterious force binds Ash to the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it falls from the sky. Volcanion can’t get away, and Ash is dragged along as it continues on its mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. The minister plans to use Magearna’s mysterious power to take control of the mechanical kingdom. Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!
Kunihiko Yuyama returns as director for this latest Pokémon anime movie, scheduled for release in Japan on July 16th. And in other news for all trainers, March has been named Celebi month (for the first 24 days, at least) in the 20th anniversary Year of Pokémon. Following the Gamestop giveaways for the month of Mew in February, players can now connect to the Nintendo Network, whether with X and Y or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, to claim the Mythical Pokémon at level 100 for free.