Pokémon - Rainbow Rising (Japanese: ポケットモンスター - 虹の上昇 Pocket Monsters - Rise of the Rainbow) is the first movie based on the side-anime series. It is the first of two cinematic parts that serve as the conclusion to the side-anime's story. It is followed by Pokémon - Like No One Ever Was.
Lewis' friends flock to the Alola region to take part in a ceremony honouring him as the first Champion of Alola. However, the celebrations are interrupted by the arrival of Team Rocket, led once again by Giovanni, who has recruited Ghetsis, Cyrus and Lysandre to his cause. Team Rocket seeks to find the Rainbow Stone, a mysterious artefact that grants the user anything they desire, with Giovanni wishing to use it to take over the world. Refusing to allow this, our heroes band together to prevent Team Rocket from taking over, resulting in an epic battle that will decide the fate of the world.
- Professor Juniper
- Professor Kukui
- Professor Burnet