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Pokémon Anime

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The first episode of the recently announced Pokémon Evolutions series of shorts, The Champion, is now available. Set in the most recent Pokémon region, Galar, this 8 minute episode takes a brief look at the very end of the main story in Sword and Shield from Champion Leon's perspective.

Episode 2, based on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be released in two weeks time on the 23rd September, with a further 2 episodes based on Kalos and Unova to follow throughout October. The rest of the series will then run through the remaining four Pokémon regions weekly throughout December.
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A new 8-episode mini-series has been announced, taking us on a retrospective journey through all 8 current Pokémon regions and the stories that shaped them in the games.

Each episode will focus on a particular region and tell a new version of what seems like the games' central stories. From the hints we can see in the key art above and the trailer below, it seems that the most recent versions of those stories will primarily be the main source, based on things such as Green's first in-game appearance in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, Zinnia's story in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire's Delta Episode and Dawn Wings Necrozma from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

The series is being produced as a collaboration between The Pokémon Company International and OLM Studios, much like the main Pokémon Anime series, although the art styles seem to be very different.

They will be available to watch exclusively on the official Pokémon Youtube...
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In the UK from next month you'll be able to catch the adventures of Ash & Pikachu as they travel across the Sinnoh and Unova regions for free (if you have a TV License...) through the BBC's iPlayer.

From the 2nd August, the entire dubbed Diamond & Pearl arc, consisting of 189 episodes, will be exclusively available for streaming in the UK via the iPlayer. Later this autumn, the 142 episodes of the Black & White arc will also be added on a non-exclusive basis. An undisclosed number of movies from these two Generations will also be added to the service over the coming months.

This is the first time the Pokémon series (although some of the movies have been aired on BBC channels previously) has appeared anywhere on the BBC network.

Famously, the series launched in 1999 on rival commercial channel, ITV, and at the peak of Pokémon's early popularity was a central part of family entertainment program,...
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An exclusive report by Variety has suggested that Netflix are currently developing a new live action Pokémon series. Helmed by Joe Henderson - Lucifer's co-showrunner and executive producer (who is currently working on the final episodes of that series for Netflix) - the project is currently in "early development".

Although this series would be live action and potentially even use the same visual style as 2019's Detective Pikachu movie, it seems unlikely that there'd be any direct connection between the two as there's no sign that the movie's studio, Legendary Pictures, are either involved or interested in continuing with the Pokémon license after Detective Pikachu's somewhat muted success.

It wouldn't be entirely surprising for Netflix to sign this project, however. The company recently announced a major push towards making and...
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It has been confirmed that the latest dub series of the Pokémon anime will be known as Pokémon Journeys: The Series. As well as releasing an official trailer, broadcast details for the show have also been confirmed. You can check out the trailer below and read more after the jump:

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It has been revealed that a series of 7 anime shorts will begin releasing on the Pokémon YouTube channel next month.

The series is known as Pokémon Twilight Wings and focuses on stories of people from the Galar Region, where Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place. The series is being animated by Studio Colorido, who's perhaps best known for their work on Penguin Highway - an adaption of Tomihiko Morimi's critically acclaimed novel. The works will be directed by Shingo Yamashita.

Pokémon Twilight Wings will begin on January 15th and the remaining 6 episodes will be released monthly afterwards.
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It's the latest in the long line of prequel origin stories that literally nobody asked for, and it's coming in just a couple short weeks (in Japan) to kick off the start of a new series of the Pokémon anime. Yes, after over 20 years, we'll finally get to learn the exact, excruciating details of why Pikachu is such an arsehole in the first episode of Pokémon.

The first episode of the new series is called "Birth of Pikachu" - which, from the synopsis at least, we don't think means it actually includes the conception or birthing process... or at least, we hope not...

"In a forest somewhere in Kanto, there once was a lonely Pichu. This Pichu - who was still quite young - had a certain encounter and farewell. This took place shortly before Ash and his partner Pikachu started travelling together. This is the beginning of the anime 'Pocket Monsters'."

While this first episode is mainly flashbacks, presumably sparked by Ash's triumphant return...
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It has been announced that the 22nd season of the English dubbed Pokémon anime, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Legends will begin airing in the UK in April. Click through to view the trailer!...
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Like last year’s landmark 20th Pokemon movie, this year’s film is heading to cinema screens across the UK and North America this weekend. Is it worth paying up to experience on the big screen? Here’s our review to help you make up your mind!

Following on from ‘Pokemon I Choose You’, this year’s movie ‘The Power of Us’ sees the same version of Ash travel to Fura City to continue his journey with Pikachu. There’s never anything that officially places Fura City in the Johto region, but the “Festival of Wind” that’s taking place in the city is lousy with Johto region Pokemon so it’s probably in Johto.

We never see any of the rest of Ash’s current team, so it’s hard to say whether this movie takes place shortly after his adventures in I Choose You, or potentially years later. Ultimately, it’s not very relevant. At this point in his adventure, he and Pikachu are as close as they ever have been, and that’s effectively...
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It has been announced that starting August 27th TwitchPresents will begin a marathon of the Pokémon anime. The plan is to run through 9 seasons of the Pokémon anime as well as streaming 8 of the Pokémon movies.

Read on to find out more!