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During a train trip, Ash and friends spot an injured Pokémon they don’t recognize. They’re planning a rescue when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem! Ash and the others manage to get the unfamiliar Pokémon to safety, and they learn its story… The Mythical Pokémon Keldeo is on a mission to rescue its friends—Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Swords of Justice—from Kyurem’s icy clutches. But Kyurem has other ideas, and when it transforms into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem for greater power, things look grim! Can Keldeo find the courage to stand up to this menace?

Customer Reviews

Has Interesting Rite Of Passage & Friendship Plot!

The art style is where this movie really shines. The character designs are nice despite being a bit mundane but the background animation is absolutely lovely. The background animation has a lot of detail and is aesthetically beautiful. The lighting is also on point and it further amplifies the already good animation. The story is also pretty solid and I found it to be pretty well written despite some skewed Pokemon logic and shounen cliches. I really like the almost medieval and fantasy atmosphere and that's what really gave this movie a spark. The characters are average at best, they are likeable but they range from cliche, to bland, to just plain idiotic. Kyurem vs The Sword of Justice is an enjoyable and decently written Pokemon movie with good music amazing visuals and a fun story and despite having notable flaws I found it to be a good but not great film!