Considering this week is the 23rd anniversary of Pokémon, it's no surprise we've already had a number of announcements regarding the long-running franchise. Earlier in the week, a brand new trailer for the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie was released and now a 30-second teaser trailer for the 3D animation - Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution - has been uploaded on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

As we've previously explained, this new film is the 22nd one in the cinematic history of the series and the third movie in the franchise's recent alternate continuity. It follows on from Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (which loosely followed the story of the anime's opening season) and 2018's Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us. This new adventure acts as a callback to the very first Pokémon film, Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back, which first released in Japan back in 1998. Below are some of the highlights from the new teaser clip:

The original crew is back

As noted in both the new and existing trailer, the film is due out in Japanese theatres on 12th July 2019. North America and Europe shouldn't have to wait too long.

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