Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened tells the story of Ash, Pikachu and their friends, who must stop the Genesect army from destroying New Tork City.

The Genesects have been extinct for 300 million years, but humans have regenerated this mythical race from fossils and attached weapons attached to their bodies. The modern world is completely alien to the Genesects, and they see every other living creature as an enemy. Seeking out a new home, the Genesects build a nest that threatens New Tork City’s power supply.

As Ash and his friends try to stop the Genesects, legendary Pokemon Mewtwo comes to their aid. Most of the Genesects agree to coexist peacefully on earth, but Mewtwo must battle the Red Genesect. Mewtwo eventually convinces the Red Genesect that coexistence is possible and that the planet can be home to the Genesects too.


Good versus evil; coexistence of different races


Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened has some limited animated violence. For example:

  • Mewtwo and the Red Genesect battle almost to the death at the end of the movie, wounding each other many times.
  • The Genesects shoot fire bolts at the other Pokemon as they run from the flames and try to find cover. 

Content that may disturb children

Under 5

In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened has some scenes that could scare or disturb children under five years. For example, the Red Genesect is a scary character, who threatens to destroy everyone else on the planet. 

From 5-8

Younger children in this age group might also be scared by some of the scenes in Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened

From 8-13

Nothing of concern 

Over 13

Nothing of concern 

Sexual references

None of concern 

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern 

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern 

Product placement

None of concern 

Coarse language

None of concern

Ideas to discuss with your children

Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened is a movie about friendship and adventure.

The movie highlights the importance and difficulty of finding a place to call home. Ash and his friends are determined to help the Genesects find a home on Earth, even when the Genesects are violent. Ash still promises and does everything he can to help the lost creatures. In turn, this inspires Mewtwo to open herself to the possibility of friendship with humans too.

Despite these positive messages, the violence and scary characters in Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened might be disturbing for children under five years and some slightly older children.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include the following:

  • Only make promises you know you can keep.
  • Always lend a helping hand to both friends and strangers alike.
  • Belonging and finding a home is important.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues such as:

  • the importance of accepting people no matter how different they are from you
  • the damage and harm that social isolation can cause.