Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Deoxys the Visitor (Japanese: 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, Hepburn: Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deokishisu, lit. "Visitor from the Sky-Splitting: Deoxys") 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 17, 2004. It was edited for the American release as the Japanese version contained a few scenes that were considered too intense for American children since Pokémon Heroes.
The English adaptation was produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Miramax Films (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), 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 DVD version added 15 minutes that were cut from the broadcast version.
Destiny Deoxys 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. This was also the first Pokémon film to feature Munchlax. 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; the next three films were released by Viz Media in both countries and Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior was released by Universal Studios in both countries.
The ending theme for the Japanese Version is "Lovely: Yume Miru Lovely Boy" (L•O•V•E•L•Y～夢見るLOVELY BOY～, "Lovely: Dream-Seeing Lovely Boy") by Tomoko Kawase under her alias Tommy February6 while the English version is titled "This Side of Paradise" by Bree Sharp. Director Kunihiko Yuyama visited the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to get ideas for the setting for the film.
Une météorite s'écrase sur la Terre, libérant Deoxys, visiteur de l'espace. Rayquaza, gardien de la Terre, descend exceptionnellement sur notre planète pour tenter désespérément de détruire Deoxys... Sacha et ses amis vont se retrouver malgré eux au beau milieu de cette bataille de titans !