Anime: Pokémon the Movie: Black/White aka: Pokemon Blackand White
Internationally, the Black and White designations are flipped from the original Japanese. If any entries refer to the wrong movies, please fix them. Also, there are still a few Japanese names in the article.Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom and Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram (known in Japan as Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom and Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram) are a pair ofPokémon movies that together are the 14th movie in the franchise. It follows Ash, Iris, and Cilan meeting the legendary Pokémon known as Victini at the site of an ancient kingdom. The main antagonist is Damon, a descendant of the People of the Earth who wants to restore their kingdom, and will use whatever means necessary to do so.The White movie got a limited theatrical release in the US starting on December 3; the Black movie was shown on Cartoon Network the following week.
Fridge Brilliance: The Dragon Force became destructive as a result of the two brothers of yore fighting their battle with Reshiram and Zekrom. It was neither the truth of collapse/the ideal of harmony that Ash bore nor the ideal of rebirth/the truth of vigilance Damon possessed that saved the Kingdom of the Vale in the end, but the cooperation between them, and between Reshiram and Zekrom in turn. Hate and zeal only destroy themselves and everything around them.
Gilded Cage: Victini is unable to go beyond the barrier surrounding Eindoak Town. The area is certainly beautiful, and Victini has plenty of friends among the local wild Pokemon, but it's been trapped there for 1,000 years. It's finally freed at the end of the movie, allowing it to explore the rest of the world.
Heel-Face Turn: Damon realizes his mistake and attempts to help save Ash and Victini.
Heroic Second Wind: Victini, being the Victory Pokemon, gives this to Ash's Pokemon during Eindoak Town's Pokemon competition, making it so that Tepig and Scraggy are the ones delivering Curb Stomp Battles instead of receiving them from a Samurott and a Hydreigon, respectively.
Vocal Dissonance: Carlita's Hydreigon in the Japanese version has a cry that sounds like a very high-pitched shriek. In the English dub, this was replaced with a slightly deeper growl. (In both cases, the cry sounds vaguely like its name in the respective language, similar to Charizard with its Japanese name. No word on whether other foreign dubs will use its English cry or dub it again.)
Also, Samurott speaks in a gruff woman's voice in the dub. It could well be female, but a female voice wouldn't be the first thing to come to mind when thinking of a bearded samurai sea lion.
Despite technically being genderless, Reshiram speaks with a distinctly masculine voice in both the Japanese and English versions, contrasting its feminine appearance.
What Happened to the Mouse?: The unimportant People of the Vale disappear half-way through the flying castle sequence and aren't shown evacuating with everyone else, though the end credits show them celebrating with everyone else.
Wolverine Publicity: Reshiram and Zekrom. Despite what the trailers would imply, the dragon mascot of each movie only appears for about 15 minutes, with Damon's dragon getting (a bit) more screen time. Most of the movie focuses on Ash, Pikachu and Victini (along with Cilan and Iris).
alternative title(s): Pokemon Victini And The Black White Hero Zekrom Reshiram; Pokemon Victini And The Black White Hero Zekrom Reshiram; Pokemon The Movie Black And White; Pokemon The Movie Black White; Pokemon The Movie Black White; Pokemon Black And White