[[caption-width-right:230:Their destinies will be put against the ultimate being.]]

''Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys'' is the seventh film in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' franchise, and the second and final film set in the Hoenn region.

Four years ago, a meteor containing the legendary Pokémon Deoxys crashed into an icy continent. The legendary Pokémon of the ozone layer, Rayquaza, engaged it in a fierce battle which ended with Deoxys seemingly destroyed. A group of researchers witness the battle and take the crystalline remains home with them, while their young son picks up a phobia of Pokémon from the experience.

Flash forward to the present where Ash and friends arrive in futuristic [=LaRousse=] City, famed for its Battle Tower, just in time for Deoxys to be revived, block off the city from the outside and start causing chaos. They team up with the aforementioned researchers and a group of other trainers to find a way to calm Deoxys down.

This is the first ''Pokémon'' movie to not be preceded by a Pikachu short, and it perhaps shows. In North America, the movie skipped a theatrical release, premiering on Creator/KidsWB where it pulled in higher ratings than the network had got in the entire previous year.

!!The movie provides examples of:

* AdultFear: Would ''you'' want your child in Tory's shoes during that stampede?
* AIIsACrapshoot: The security bots go bonkers after Deoxys short-circuits them.
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Sort of. When it aired on Kids WB!, it had a rating of TV Y7.
** Similarly, this is also the first ''Pokemon'' movie to be given a PG-12 rating in Japan (all the previous films were rated G). The next PG-12 ''Pokemon'' movie wouldn't be released for [[Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea another two years.]]
* BadassBookworm: Rebecca is a nerd with a laptop that she uses for strategy, and her research is on par with the scientists in the movie. Also, she has a Metagross.
* BareYourMidriff: Rebecca
* BigBad: Deoxys. [[PoorCommunicationKills At least that's what everyone assumes]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Mild example. The US release cut 20 seconds of footage from the opening fight between Rayquaza and Deoxys, mostly of the research camp being destroyed, with one researcher being buried under falling debris.
* BreathWeapon: Rayquaza's WeaponOfChoice in battle.
* BrickJoke: In order to [[spoiler:revive the Green Deoxys]], the citizens of [=LaRousse=] City rally around and use any means possible to bring the power back to the city. This includes Team Rocket, who, unfortunately, in an effort to keep themselves hidden, weren't informed of the operation being a success. The end of the movie sees them still trying to generate power, completely unaware that the crisis is over.
* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Brendan]] shows up in the opening fighting in the battle tower.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The ID cards, of all things.]]
* ClosedCircle: Soon after arriving in Larousse City, Deoxys imposes a massive barrier over the city, which even prevents the wind from blowing and thereby shuts down the electricity city-wide. This somehow also locks down the Poké Balls, preventing the main cast from using their own Pokémon and requiring most of the heavy-lifting to be done by the locals, whose Pokémon were already out.
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:due to the battle between Rayquaza and the two Deoxys beating the crap out of each other (and causing major collateral damage), [=LaRousse=] City's defense system goes ''haywire''.]]
* ConflictKiller: [[spoiler: The Block Bots going out of control ends any and all conflict between Deoxys and Rayquaza, nicely side-stepping the possibility of a DownerEnding.]]
* ConspicuousCG: This movie made highly generous use of CG Pokémon, especially for the scenes involving the multiple Deoxys'. It looks ''ugly''.
* ContinuityNod: May's main rival Drew is later revealed to be from the city this movie is set in.
** The first ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' special two-parter (the one set in the Battle Frontier saga) explicitly mentions Professor Lund's research in this movie.
* CurbStompBattle: What's supposed to be a tag-battle at the beginning of the movie essentially becomes a 2-on-1 match, as Ash's partner Tory has no Pokémon of his own and had never actually been in a Pokémon battle, rendering him useless. Not surprisingly, the fight itself results in a humiliating loss for Ash.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After about three battles against each other, [[spoiler:the Deoxys and Rayquaza eventually leave on good terms.]]
** Their rivalry is given a nod in the Generation III remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Evidently, Rayquaza and Deoxys have come to blows back in ancient history, with Deoxys repeatedly trying to go to Hoenn and Rayquaza pushing it back.
* DeusExMachina: Thank goodness Munchlax evolved [[spoiler:just in time for Ash to use it as a stepping stone to reach the head Block Bot.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Munchlax.
* EasilyForgiven: Purple Deoxys attacks a city, kidnaps it's residents and causes major property damage, this is okay though because it did it for it's [[ThePowerOfFriendship friend]].
* FinalBattle: Between Rayquaza and Deoxys. [[spoiler:Technically, it can extend to Green Deoxys and Purple Deoxys vs. Rayquaza, but by then the Deoxys don't care anymore and just keep running away.]]
* HealingFactor: Deoxys has this.
** FromASingleCell: As long as a cell of Deoxys exists, it can replicate and restore itself.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This movie is notable for featuring several other secondary protagonists alongside Ash and the gang: Tory and Professor Lund, [[SexySecretary Yuko]], [[TheAce Rafe]], his twin siblings [[TokenMiniMoe Audrey and Kathryn]], [[HopelessSuitor Sid]], and [[{{Meganekko}} Rebecca]].
* MamaBear[=/=]PapaWolf[=/=][[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sibling]]: [[spoiler:Purple Deoxys goes to ''enormous'' lengths trying to find its friend, who is technically younger than it is.]]
* NerdsAreSexy: Rebecca.
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: [=LaRousse=] City is based on UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}, particularly locations on the former site of Expo 86.
* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler: The purple Deoxys is eventually shown to be this. It's actions of shutting off the power, kidnapping the city's remaining people and Pokémon, and fighting Rayquaza were all just attempts for it to get interference out of the way and find it's friend.]]
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Tory has one, [[spoiler:which is revealed to be a projection of the green Deoxys.]]
* [[OneManArmy One Mon Army]]: Deoxys don't need an army, they ''are'' an army.
** MesACrowd: also helps a little that they have this ability.
* PoorCommunicationKills: The whole movie is set in motion because of a [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Kill]] when Rayquaza assaults Deoxys because it thought Deoxys was [[AlienInvasion invading]]. Though given that Deoxys' method of travel can be the equivalent of a ColonyDrop, its fear is understandable.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Plusle and Minun, and the little pair are just cute enough to help Tory get over his fear of Pokémon.
** The Spheal in the beginning, Munchlax, and, for some, the helper robots can count, too.
* RousseauWasRight: No one in this movie is wholeheartedly or intentionally bad.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Max pulls one of these [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] after one of the new male leads in the film tells a very shocked May that he thinks she's cute.
* ShapeShifting: Deoxys can change between various forms at will. In an aversion to EarlyBirdCameo, this does not include the Speed Forme (debuted in ''Emerald'', which this movie predated).
* ShipTease:
** When James gets kidnapped by a Deoxys, Jessie shuts her eyes, shields her eyes, and blushes, as if she does not want to watch him go.
** When Ash is seconds away from clocking Tory in the face, May rushes up to him, pleads with him not to, and brings herself ''very'' close to him: her hands are on his shoulders and their faces are mere inches from each other. Once she does, Ash immediately calms down.
* ShrinkingViolet: Tory, at the beginning of the movie. Since he's afraid of Pokémon, he also doesn't interact much with their Trainers.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Subverted with the [[spoiler:block robots]], which turn dark green when [[spoiler:they go out of control]].
* SinisterSurveillance
* SomeKindOfForceField: Professor Lund says this when the boat he's on runs into the DeflectorShields that Deoxys has erected around the city.
* StarfishLanguage: [[spoiler: Deoxys communicate via aurora. The reason it turned off the power and was herding people is because all the electromagnetic interference was getting in the way of it calling out to its friend.]]
* SteppingStonesInTheSky: Ash and Pikachu [[spoiler:getting to the head surveillance robot to stop the out-of-control security system.]]
* {{Strong as They Need to Be}}: Rayquaza and Deoxys are both legendary Pokémon with Rayquaza being a bit bulkier but here Deoxys can instantly change between its {{competitive balance}} forms at will, its signature move that it spams is supposed to get weaker after each use but here it remains just as strong and it also has incredible healing abilities. Oh and it can creat an army of clones pretty much instantly without any apparent effort.
* WalkingTechbane: Deoxys, as per its abilities.
* WhosOnFirst:
-->'''Meowth:''' What's a passport?
-->'''James:''' Well I have no idea what kind of a pass he's talking about, but Meowth, please stop calling me sport!
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Pokémon?]]: Tory is terrified of Pokémon because of an incident that happened when he was younger (he was caught in the middle of a Sealeo and Walrein stampede). [[spoiler:Until he rescues Plusle and Minun from their falling death, and in the end seems to have finally gotten over this fear, and implies he's adopted the two.]]
* WindTurbinePower
* ZergRush: [[spoiler: The "flood" of security robots that overwhelm Rayquaza ''and'' the two Deoxys.]]