Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Atsumare! Pokémon-boshi Matsuri (lost anime short; 2008)
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Atsumare! Pokémon-boshi Matsuri was a 22 minute long short created specifically for the Konica Minolta planetariums. It played in five different theatres from 2008-2009. It was the third Pokémon planetarium short, included 112 slides of animation and was the first to include Satoshi (Ash)'s companions.
Satoshi, a boy who aims to be the world's best Pokemon Master, his partner Pikachu, and his travelling companions Hikari and Takeshi. Since today is the "Pokemon Star Festival," various Pokemon have gathered around, one after the other, and so Satoshi and his friends decide to join in!! The shady hosts of the festival are getting everyone fired up, but it seems like our heroes have seen them before? As everyone is enjoying events like the Pokemon Quiz and nighttime stargazing, the pokemon start to disappear one by one. Even Satoshi's Pikachu goes missing! Can Satoshi and Pikachu make it out of there safely!?
Venues and Release Dates
|1||Saitama City Space Theater||May 31st - Aug 31st, 2008|
|2||Cultural Parc Jouyou||May 31st - Sept 28th, 2008|
|3||Nagasaki Science Museum||June 7th - Aug 31st, 2008|
|4||Tsukuba Expo Center||June 7th - Aug 31st, 2008|
|5||Gifu Science Museum||June 7th, 2008 - May 31st, 2009|
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- Archive of official Konica Minolta website describing the event. Retrieved 30 Oct '20
- Dogasu page on Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Atsumare! Pokémon-boshi Matsuri and it's plot. Retrieved 06 Oct '20
- Source of the image of the planetarium. Retrieved 30 Oct '20