Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
(劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス, Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deokishisu
?, lit. "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Deoxys, the Visitor from a Fissure in the Sky") is the seventh film in the Pokémon
series, complementing the seventh season (Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
). It is the second film released under Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
in Japan. The original Japanese version was released in theaters on July 22, 2004. It was edited for the American release as the Japanese version contained a few scenes that were considered too intense for American children.
The English adaptation debuted on Kids' WB on January 22, 2005, albeit edited for running time. However, the network received their best ratings since 2003 and during the first month of 2005, had beaten anything from the previous year.
The film was subsequently released on DVD and video on February 15, 2005. It added an additional 15 minutes that were cut from the broadcast version.
is the first film to not be preceded by an animated short, instead dedicating the extra time to the movie proper. The featured Pokémon that normally are in the short instead appear as asides in the main film.
Although Cartoon Network currently airs the film, it aired on Toon Disney on April 16, 2007 (because Miramax, owned by Disney, released this animated film), being the second Pokémon
film to air on Toon Disney (the first being Pokémon: Jirachi Wishmaker
). It is also the last film in the Pokémon franchise to have been released by Miramax in the United States and Alliance Films in Canada; all films after this one (and since) were released by Viz Media in both countries.