XY the Movie

Pokémon X & Pokémon Y have done particularly well since arriving on 3DS, selling an impressive number of copies and — with follow-up apps such as Pokémon Bank — is likely still keeping plenty of players entertained months after release. As is always the case with those Pocket Monsters, though, there's always something else to anticipate.

On the games front we have the imminent arrival of Pokémon Battle Trozei / Pokémon Link: Battle! to provide a puzzle fix for 'mon fans, but those that enjoy diving into the lore are likely already looking ahead to Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie, which is on the way to Japan on 19th July. A brief summary is below.

The Diamond Ore Country is a beautiful land located deep underground, where the "Jewel Pokémon" Carbink live in peace and prosperity. In this country, a giant diamond known as the "Sacred Diamond" can be found. The Sacred Diamond has played the role of an important energy resource throughout the ages. However, the princess of the Diamond Ore Country, Diancie, currently does not possess this power.Having encountered Satoshi and Pikachu, Diancie sets out on a journey to save her country; a journey in search of the "Life Pokémon" Xerneas, seeking its sacred power.Along the way, Rocket Gang, the thief named Marilyn, and a Ninja thief attack Diancie. Can Diancie save its country? And what is the fate of Satoshi and Pikachu! Along for the journey are the parent-child combo of Milis and Argos,but on the journey, they find a cocoon where the "Destruction Pokémon" Yveltal, which is said to have once eradicated all life in the Kalos region, sleeps...

The latest trailer is well worth a watch, including as it does plenty of action and impressive animation. We're not entirely sure what's happening all of the time, but it sure looks fun; check it out below and let us know what you think.

[source serebii.net]