YMMV / Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

  • Crazy Awesome: Rayquaza. It just can't give up, can't it?
  • Creepy Awesome: Deoxys.
  • Ear Worm: The ending songs "This Side of Paradise" and "L-O-V-E-L-Y Yume Miru LOVELY BOY", which is accompanied by cheerleading Pokémon.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Munchlax and Rayquaza.
    • Also Rebecca due to being a Meganekko with a Metagross and Tyrannitar (seen in a later episode) making her one of the only characters with more than one pseudo-legendaries.
  • Franchise Original Sin: This was one of the first movies to have an antagonist legendary Pokemon who was a Non-Malicious Monster working on its own accord, with the conflict coming from a misunderstanding rather than the purple-crystal Deoxys actually being evil. While relatively new for the films at the time, many have accused later movies of doing that exact pair of tropes over and over again to the point of annoyance.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • This will not be the first or last time Rayquaza would face off against Deoxys.
    • The green-crystal Deoxys was reduced to a crystal and had to regenerate its body; a very similar concept to the Crystal Gems.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: There is a group of people who only watch this movie because Rayquaza and/or Deoxys is in it.
  • Special Effects Failure: Plenty of the CG has not aged well, and it's especially obvious with the two main legendaries. There's a reason why there's less CG in later Pokemon movies.
  • The Woobie: You kinda have to pity Tory for having a phobia of Pokémon in a world utterly obsessed with them.