Revealing the Pokémon XY & Z movie’s official English title as Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, The Pokémon Company International posted the first English-dubbed trailer for the franchise’s 19th anime feature on Wednesday (August 3rd). The company has also opened an official English website for the film, which tells us that it will debut for the west later this year.
The Pokémon Company International revealed the new Mythical monster Magearna back in February of this year. This Artificial type was created by humans 500 years ago, with a three feet and three inches tall metallic body sheltering its internal machinery, and The Pokémon Company describes its arrival and link to the Mythical Steam type Volcanion below:
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!
Volcanion also stars in the new ‘XY – Steam Siege’ expansion for the Pokémon trading card game. The expansion debuted in North America on Wednesday, featuring 115 new cards including Volcanion and Shiny Mega Gardevoir-EX.
In the original Japanese release of the film, which premiered in cinemas on July 16th, the voice cast for Satoshi (Ash), Pikachu, Serena, Citron (Clemont), Eureka (Bonnie), Musashi (Jessie), Kojiro (James), Nyarth (Meowth), and the Narrator all returned to their familiar roles. The screenplay written by the video games’ original creator Satoshi Tajiri, Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna was directed by the returning Pokémon movie regular Kunihiko Yuyama.