The Pokémon franchise is on the precipice of an unprecedented change: The two-and-a-half-decade-old anime adaptation of the sport collection is preparing to leave behind its protagonist, Ash Ketchum (often known as Satoshi within the Japanese model of the present). And now we all know simply when its new era will start their very own Pokémon journey.
The Pokémon Firm has launched the primary footage from the brand new iteration of the Pokémon anime, forward of an hour-long particular that can kick off the collection in Japan subsequent month. The footage introduces us to the 2 most important protagonists of the collection, Liko (a younger lady from the Paldea area, which was simply launched in final yr’s Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games) who has a mysterious pendant, and Roy (a younger boy from Ash’s own residence area of Kanto) with a peculiar Pokéball and a want to problem the legendary Pokémon of the world.
Liko and Roy will likely be joined by the just lately launched Professor Friede—alongside together with his personal associate Pokémon, Captain Pikachu—and it appears like he’ll be joined by one other franchise staple, as he’s seen flying into battle on a Charizard within the new footage. That new footage additionally teases a mysterious antagonist with two-toned hair that makes use of the Paldean Pokémon Ceruledge, so if you happen to had been perhaps holding out hope that Workforce Rocket’s Jesse and James had been going to menace a brand new era of Pokémon heroes, it looks like they’re retiring, too.
The brand new Pokémon anime will start in Japan on April 14, with its English-language debut anticipated someday later this yr.
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