Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens (劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ 神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒 Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myūtsū Kakusei?) is a 2013 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. It is the 16th Pokémon anime movie and the third and the final arc of the Best Wishes series. The movie premiered in theaters on July 13, 2013.[1][2] The movie features Genesect, the Paleozoic and final Pokémon in the fifth generation, as well as Mewtwo. The film will be shown on Cartoon Network in the United States on October 19, 2013.[3]


ExtremeSpeed Genesect was first revealed after the screening of Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice. The trailer was then made available on the official Pokémon movie website on December 12, 2012, revealing Genesect. Moviegoers can receive Genesect in both Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 at theaters from January 11 to February 20, 2013.[4]

The film's setting is based on New York City, much like the Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 games, with Central Park as a key location. Director Kunihiko Yuyama stated that this was chosen to contrast a modern city with the wild and ancient nature of Genesect.[5] On February 15, 2013, the film's subsequent subtitle was released, revealing the inclusion of Mewtwo in the film. The screenwriter, Hideki Sonoda, confirmed on Twitter that this Mewtwo is a different individual from the character in the first Pokemon film and Yuyama has stated that it was his decision on Pokemon Smash.[6]

On March 7, 2013, the official YouTube page was updated with two new trailers from the film. Both of them which involves Mewtwo's appearance before Genesect and the sixth-generation Pokémon Sylveon's (Japanese: Nymphia (ニンフィア Ninfia?)) animation debut in the Pikachu Short Pikachu and Eevee Friends.[7] On July 3, 2013, Nintendo stated that a special episode of the anime serving as a prologue to the film will air on TV Tokyo, titled Mewtwo: Prologue to Awaking (ミュウツー ~覚醒への序章(プロローグ)~ Myūtsū ~Kakusei e no Purorōgu~?).[8]


Regular charactersEdit

Character Voice Actor (Japanese)
Satoshi/Ash Rica Matsumoto
Pikachu Ikue Ōtani
Iris Aoi Yūki
Dent/Cilan Mamoru Miyano
Musashi/Jessie Megumi Hayashibara
Kojirō/James Shinichirō Miki
Nyarth/Meowth Inuko Inuyama
Narrator Unshō Ishizuka

Guest charactersEdit

  • Koichi Yamadera as Red Genesect (赤いゲノセクト Akai Genosekuto?): An ancient Pokémon revived by Team Plasma and leader of the Genesect Army. Initially called "Project G",[9] the army escaped from Team Plasma before the events of the movie and anime in their attempt to return to their homeland. Their current whereabouts are unknown but they are initially responsible for some events in the anime.[10][11] Team Plasma "enhanced" it by having a cannon installed onto its back that can be equipped with several elemental cassettes, which changes its type. It can also fly at high speeds by transforming into a High-Speed Flight Form. The army appears in the movie in New Tork City, battling against Mewtwo.
  • Reiko Takashima as Mewtwo (ミュウツー Myūtsū?): A successful clone of Mew created by an unknown group, it is said to be the most powerful Pokémon in existence. It is unknown whether this Mewtwo is an entirely different individual from the one that appeared previously in Pokémon films,[12] since it possesses a feminine voice in comparison to the original Mewtwo. This Mewtwo can assume a new form referred to as "Awakened Mewtwo" (覚醒したミュウツー Kakusei-shita Myūtsū?).[13] In recent news for the Pokémon X and Y games, this form has been revealed to be part of the games' new Mega Evolution mechanic.


The film's ending song is titled "Egao" (笑顔?, lit. "Smile"), performed by the J-pop group Ikimono-gakari.


  1. "Pokémon: Shinsoku no Genesect Film to Open on July 13". Anime News Network. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  2. "Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect's Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. December 12, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  3. "Ash, Genesect, Mewtwo...and a City in Peril!". September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  4. "幻のポケモン「ゲノセクト」、ポケモンセンターでプレゼント!!|ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト". Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  5. "湯山監督のコメント | ポケモン映画公式サイト「神速のゲノセクト」同時上映「ピカチュウとイーブイ☆フレンズ」". Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  6. "園田英樹". Sonoda Hideki. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  7. "VIDEO: Two New "Pokémon Best Wishes! The Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens" Promos". Crunchyroll. 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  8. "Pokémon's Mewtwo ~Kakusei e no Prologue Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  9. Pokémon Best Wishes Episode 110 "A Friend...His Name is N!", TV Tokyo
  10. Pokémon Best Wishes Episode 117 "Team Plasma's Ambition! The Controlled Pokémon!!", TV Tokyo
  11. Pokémon Best Wishes Episode 119 "Team Rocket vs Team Plasma! Meowth and Corless!!", TV Tokyo
  12. "Twitter / sonodahideki: 今回のミュウツーは、前のミュウツーとは別の個体ですよー。前の ...". Hideki Sonoda. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  13. "2013 Pokémon Trailer Reveals Ex-AKB48 Atsuko Maeda & New Mewtwo Form". Anime News Network. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 

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