Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, or known in Japan as Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Pokémon Ranger and Prince of the Sea: Manaphy, is the 9th Pokemon film to be released, and is the last film for the Hoenn era of the series.A Pokémon egg is obtained by a pirate known as Phantom. Working undercover is Jack "Jackie" Walker, a Pokémon Ranger who retrieves the egg and flees. Meanwhile, Ash, May, Brock and Max meet up with Lizabeth, one of the descendants of the "People of the Water." Later, they team up with Jackie as they attempt to keep the egg safe from Phantom and his crew, and a Manaphy hatches from the egg. The little Pokémon sees May as its mother.
This movie provides examples of:
The Ace: Jack Walker. Probably a requisite of being a Pokémon Ranger.
All Animals Are Dogs: The performing family's Buizel, which is seen licking Max once and also repeatedly plays with the Manaphy egg before it hatches.
Badass: The asskicking Jackie lays down in the opening scenes is pretty ridiculous, even considering his Narmful lines.
Cue the Sun: Right after Ash saves the Temple, it rises out of the water, at the same time as the sunrise.
A Day in the Limelight: May, as the movie focuses on her friendship with Manaphy, similarly to how the sixth focused on Max and Jirachi.
Deus Exit Machina: Why Corphish was at the Blue Lagoon during the temple's discovery. Ash saving the temple would have been a lot easier if he had the aquatic Pokémon at his beck and call at the time. The same could be probably be said for Jackie, who deserts the temple when he thought everyone else has gotten out of it safely.
Considering its title and content, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that, like the anime episodes with Solana, this movie advertised the first Pokémon Ranger game itself.
Mythology Gag: in order to stop Team Rocket from escaping with the Manaphy egg, Jackie captures a Fearow, alluding to one of the leaders of the Pokémon Rangers in the first game, who has Fearow as his signature Pokémon.
Super Strength: Phantom seems to have this, but it's revealed in the end that he's just wearing a strength-enhancing suit. Which then shorts out. While he's trying to hold up a pillar so that it doesn't crush him. He lives, but still!