Pokémon the Movie: Rainbow Rising
ポケットモンスターRAINBOW - 映画 Pocket Monsters RAINBOW - The Movie
United States Winter 2018
Home video
United States
English themes
Ending Pokémon Theme (Acoustic Version)
Japanese themes
Ending Aim to Be a Pokémon Master (Ballad Version)
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Pokémon the Movie: Rainbow Rising (Japanese: ポケットモンスターRAINBOW - 映画 Pocket Monsters RAINBOW - The Movie) is the first movie of the side-anime series. The film is a loose adaptation of Episode RR from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and serves as both a finale to The Sun & Moon Series and the side-anime as a whole.

It was first teased in January 2018, where a brief clip of an Ultra Wormhole above a city was posted to the official Pokémon YouTube channel, with the title "Something is Coming". A week later, the first teaser trailer was released, with the film having the working title Pokémon the Movie RR (Japanese: ポケットモンスターの映画RR Pocket Monsters the Movie RR). In August 2018, a new trailer was released, revealing the film's full title as well as the appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Zeraora.

Blurb Edit

Lewis' friends descend on the Alola region in order to help celebrate his becoming Champion of Alola. However, the festivities are cut short when Giovanni and a revived Team Rocket arrive on the scene. Having recruited some of Lewis' old foes from journeys past, Giovanni hopes to take over the world using an army of Legendary Pokémon.

What follows is a battle that surpasses anything any of our heroes have experienced before. With the two armies fighting an all-out war, a mysterious Pokémon waits in the wings. But will this Pokémon be friend or foe to our heroes?

Featured Pokémon Edit

  • Mewtwo
  • Zeraora

Debuts Edit

Pokémon debuts

  • Zeraora

Characters Edit


  • Lewis
  • Bianca
  • Nate
  • Lyra
  • Dracia
  • Shauna
  • Mars
  • Ailey
  • Lillie
  • Serena
  • Tierno
  • Trevor
  • N
  • Ghetsis
  • Cyrus
  • Giovanni
  • Lysandre
  • Professor Kukui
  • Professor Burnet
  • Lusamine
  • Guzma


  • Aipom (Lewis')
  • Dewott (Lewis')
  • Krokorok (Lewis')
  • Braviary (Lewis')
  • Darmanitan (Lewis')
  • Leavanny (Lewis')
  • Empoleon (Lewis')
  • Honchkrow (Lewis')
  • Magmortar (Lewis')
  • Rotom (Lewis')
  • Lucario (Lewis')
  • Ampharos (Lewis')
  • Croconaw (Lewis')
  • Arcanine (Lewis')
  • Togekiss (Lewis')
  • Umbreon (Lewis')
  • Druddigon (Lewis')
  • Braixen (Lewis')
  • Chesnaught (Lewis')
  • Greninja (Lewis')
  • Noivern (Lewis')
  • Meowstic (Lewis')
  • Decidueye (Lewis')
  • Lycanroc (Lewis')
  • Ninetales (Lewis')
  • Golisopod (Lewis')
  • Turtonator (Lewis')
  • Solgaleo (Lewis')