The movie “Arceus and the Jewel of Life” was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. Arceus was depicted as being nature, the Jewel of Life as being the Sun, with the end goal of making people contemplate how the natural world is essential for the survival of all life. Ash and his friends arrive at the beautiful land of Michina. Little did they expect to once again be found in a conflict between Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. They are saved by Sheen a girl who can communicate with pokemon.
After a small after-conflict, Arceus fully awakens and returns to Earth. Arceus sees the Jewel is fake when Sheena tries to return it. Dialga, Palkia and Giratina return to try to stop Arceus, allowing Dialga to transport everyone to the past. They are nearly killed when Arceus attacks Damos and them, but Sheena contacts Dialga to send them further back in time. Ash, Brock, Dawn, and Sheena are several hours before Damos’ betrayal.
Everyone was taken to a prison cell except Sheena, who manages to warn a man in a toga of what will happen and takes her for interrogation. When Ash and his friends find Damos in their same space, they react very negatively at him, but Damos begins to explain what happened in the past. Arceus began to die after defending the Earth from annihilation from a meteor and losing its 16 plates; Damos helped find them and heal Arceus. In return, Arceus detached 5 of its plates to make The Jewel of Life to make Michina rich and fertile.
Damos claims he has no intention of stealing the jewel. He also claims the man in the toga is called Marcus. Marcus was present when Damos was supposed to give back the plate in the first time Dialga sent them to by mistake, and theorizes he may be the mastermind on this. Sheena, Marcus is explained to by her Damos’ true intent, and he agrees to help to stop him. He show an empty staff, which he secretly removed the jewel from, to Sheena, and goes to the temple with her. Pichu befriended by Damos gives him the cell keys so they can escape.
At the temple, Arceus arrives and is told by Sheena that Damos will not be present. Marcus starts an attack, but Ash and his group arrives and Sheena comes to peace with her ancestor. Ash and Dawn confront Marcus with Pikachu and Piplup, but are overpowered by his Heatran and Bronzong. He then fights Marcus physically, but fails. Marcus drops the jewel and is recovered by Ash. Arceus is weakening by Marcus’s attack and Liquid metal starts getting poured on him. Damos and Sheena become able to communicate with Marcus’s Pokemon which are being controlled by armor. Ash’s Pikachu destroys the armor. Arceus begins to die, causing a time paradox and Ash and his friends start to cease their existence. Ash manages to give Arceus the Jewel back. The time paradox is canceled and everyone reappears and return to their proper time.