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Episode Movie 9

Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Mar 23, 2007 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
In the middle of the ocean, a group of pirates capture a special blue egg, which is soon stolen by Jack Walker, a Pokémon Ranger. Jackie escapes with the egg and disappears. While journeying to the next town, Ash and the others get tired and thirsty when they stumble upon a traveling circus who perform using water Pokémon. They easily befriend the people, Lizabeth, Meredith, Kyle, and Ship, and travel with them to the next town. On the way, they discover that they are descendants of "The People of the Water" and they are trying to deliver the egg of Manaphy back to the Sea Temple along with Jackie. Soon, the pirates, lead by Phantom, return looking for the egg. The egg hatches and Manaphy soon becomes attached to May. Phantom reveals that he wants to capture Manaphy so it can guide him to the Sea Temple, and its treasure, the Sea Crown! After escaping Phantom, Ash, May, Brock, and Max must help Jackie, Lizabeth, and the others to bring Manaphy back to the Sea Temple before Phantom gets his hands on it, and the Sea Crown!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The Prince of the Sea.

    In the long list of Pokemon movies, this is not the worst nor the best.

    There were many elements I thought were very computer game-ish; I could see that if they wanted to turn the movie straight into a game, there would be many scenes directly translated to that with all the jumping, fighting and moving around.

    Our main character Ash, Brock, May and Max are joined by a Marina Group, who put on a beautiful show with water and psychic Pokemon. None of the new characters stay as strangers and they become part of the story very nicely.

    Although the Pokemon Ranger Jack Walker is kind of annoying, he remains fairly professional and doesn't ruin the whole thing. Pokemon Rangers as a whole are not explored all that much, when Ash - and especially May - end up being the big heroes.

    The music in the film was kind of disappointing. You could listen to it for a bit, but then it just seemed to repeat itself instead of remaining entertaining. The art was top notch again, although I'm not a fan of computer animation being mixed into the usual animation style - they just don't fit together that well.

    The plot was short, making the movie feel slightly too long. It wasn't boring, though, and remained quite well balanced. It also captured some good, strong emotions of taking care of someone and then having to let them go.

    I wouldn't resist watching this again, but the story was a bit weaker than in the best of Pokemon movies I've already seen.moreless
  • Cool

    This pokemon movie is showing yet another legendary pokemon in the pokemon world. The pokemon, Manaphy, is a pokemon that is wanted by a group of pirates. Their leader, Phantom, unfortunately loses the retireved Manaphy egg to Pokemon Ranger Jack Walker. Well, this show is like Jirachi Movie, as the closest to Manaphy is May, and not main character Ash. Another species is the People of the Water, who built the Sea Temple, as the residence of Manaphy. Manaphy is said to have the instinct of knowing where the Sea Temple is, after the Sea Temple has started floating on in the oceans, and the extraordinary thing is that the Temple is INVISIBLE!!!!! But it will become visible after every thousand years (i think). Phantom then follows the Ash and Firends, to the Sea Temple, and steal parts of the Sea Crown. Luckily, Ash and Friends put back the parts, but there is one part missing. Because of that one part, water starts to flow out of the walls of the temple. Ash spots the final piece and swims to get it. Meanwhile, the Sea Temple is sinking. Ash finally puts back the final piece of the Sea Crown, stopping the Sea Crown from sinking. Although May is the best friend of Manaphy, but Ash plays a part in helping Manaphy revive the Sea Crown, and save Manaphy at the end, when Phantom snatches Manaphy away. In all shows, the protangnist wins while the antogonist loses. The Phantom is defeated and Manaphy leaves May, to be a 'grown-uped' pokemon, as he needs to be independentmoreless
  • Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

    A pokemon ranger named Jackie is trying to take back a very special egg that was stloen by the evil Phantom through out the movie the evil Phantom is trying to retrieve the mystical egg in the dark depths of the ocean. Ash and the gang meet up with Jackie and helps in the mission to get the egg back to the sea temple, May grows attacted to the egg so when the eeg hatches the newly hatched Manphy thinks that May is its mother. Finally when they arrive at the sea temple Phatom manages to steal the legendary sea crown to become king of the sea. But will Ash and the gang be able to save not only the sea crown but also the sea temple its self.moreless
  • This movie is more about drama than battling.

    I haven't seen a single Pokemon battle in this movie. This movie would have made my classmate cry.

    This was a great movie, although some parts it can get boring, but it is an enjoyable movie. This movie made me used to Ash's new voice. He was about to die until Manaphy let him hear May's begging, and he sprung to action and put back the last shard. At the end, Phantom returned and stole Manaphy for future use. Ash pursues him, but couldn't have done it without Kyogre's help. Then the people of the water celebrated.

    As I said, this movie was more on drama.moreless
  • "Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea" is one of my favorite movies. Great storyline with great animation. The new voices are getting better.

    Pokemon USA did a really good job with "Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea". I was impressed with the movie. I loved the storyline for the movie. It was exciting and new. The ending was really sad and it was my favorite scene from the movie. I thought the animation for the movie was great. I love how they start to use computer animation in the Pokemon movies. The new voice actors are improving greatly. I thought the new voice actors sound like the original voice actors from season one to eight, but it was not perfect.

    I thought the music was good. I love the music used for several scenes in the movie.moreless
Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Crew Member

Guest Star

Ken Gates

Ken Gates

Crew Member

Guest Star

Michele Knotz

Michele Knotz

Manaphy (human voice)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (8)

    • Pokémon Debuts: Manaphy, Buizel, Mantyke

    • According to promotional maps, the Sea Temple's location before the end of the movie was located in the middle of the ocean, southwest of Cinnabar Island, and southeast of Azalea Town near the Kanto/Johto border.

    • This is the first movie dubbed by Pokémon USA and the first with the new voice actors. This is the only movie with the new voice actors that will be dubbed at TAJ Productions.

    • This movie was released on DVD on April 3rd, 2007.

    • This movie features the Pikachu short Pikachu's Island Adventure. This makes Movie 9 the first movie to feature a Pikachu short since Movie 6.

    • Brendan (Male trainer from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, and having last appeared in a cameo role in Movie 6: Jirachi Wishmaker who now has a Swampert), Rebecca (Metagross trainer from Movie 7: Destiny Deoxys, who now has a Tyranitar), Solana, Marina, Atilla, Hun, and Professor Sebastian (the later four from Pokémon Chronicles) all make cameos at the beginning of the movie.

    • This movie is partly based off the Nintendo DS game Pokémon Ranger, and also a secret quest in the game where the player tries to get the Manaphy Egg.

    • The setting of this movie is based off of Rome, Capri, Naples, and Pompeii, Italy


    • Team Rocket saying that Diamonds and Pearls would make a great game title is a reference to the games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.