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  • If May had remembered to complete that little star thingy that she could have wished Jirachi could stay, is he?
    • You ever seen the movie Aladdin? Wish restrictions must exist in this world as well.
      • What bugs me is that people assume Jirachi could actually grant wishes. The only power it showed was teleporting (theft) and creating a monster (this was from a machine though). I honestly don't believe Jirachi has any real, reality warping wish-granting abilities
      • This is possibly the case, because even Jirachi was confused at the fact is could "presumably" grant wishes. And of course, Jirachi probably can, it just can't make something out of thin air, so it resorts to existing objects to grant the wish.
      • Except other Pokémon media, such as Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky and the Emerald Arc of Pokémon Special have shown Jirachi's wish-granting power, it just was completely unused in the movie for no specific reason.
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    • And this troper can't be the only one to think that the cheap plastic wishing thing sold at a tourist stall was not a real artifact of power.
      • In Mystery Dungeon, Bidoof wishes for a friend. Then the protagonist shows up. Did Jirachi cause that to happen by ensuring the protagonist would arrive near the Guild, also ensuring the world would be saved? He had to bring the thing wished for from somewhere else, like movie Jirachi did with the candy.
  • You'd think that a Pokemon trainer facing a giant evil monster will bring out everything he has to stop it, but no. Ash just sits there with Pikachu alone while shit happens. Same goes for Brock and May, they could have at least tried.
    • And done what? All the other Pokemon in the valley were either running away and getting captured or firing off largely ineffectual attacks and getting captured. Besides, it's not like they had a lot of Pokemon to use anyway.
    • That's one of the things that bug me with the movies period, Ash and friends rarely use their other Pokemon to help out and really never in any major points it would be helpful to use them. They just kinda stick with their Pokemon that stay out of their Poké Balls all the time. You'd think for The Movie they'd let the entire team do something epic.
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    • Epic like, attacking a giant creature and having their asses handed to them in a silver plate? They are better off by letting less Pokémon of theirs being hurt.
      • By that logic they may as well not try at all. Simply put, if they're going to try stopping the creature they're better equipped to do so if they pull out all the stops, which means they should be calling on every single one of the Pokemon at their disposal for a contribution.
      • Except that simply throwing a bunch of lower-tier Pokemon against such a monstrosity won't do anyone any good. They need an actual plan, and use only those Pokemon who can contribute.
  • Why did the Fake Groudon's pointy parts become tentacles? Is there some dark secret behind the Millennium Comet we don't know about (such as a Primal Pokemon deity of a sort similar to Primal Dialga maybe?)?
    • It was heavily implied that the Fake Groudon isn't related to Groudon at all, but rather, a monster that was already there. It appeared in the shape of a Groudon because of the wish, but as time passes on, it loses more and more of its shape, suggesting its true nature to be much different.


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