Remember last week when an episode summary for the Pokémon anime revealed that a world exclusive announcement was coming? Well, it's arrived, and we have mixed feelings.

On the one hand, the announcement just turned out to be an announcement for yet another announcement. Good grief. On the other, though, the little pieces of info we do have sound pretty tasty.

Essentially, the announcement reveals that the latest series of the Pokémon anime is set to be fully revealed on 29th September. The series will coincide with the upcoming games, Pokémon Sword and Shield, which launch on Nintendo Switch this November.

Although we'll have to wait until then to learn more, Serebii reports that the new season won't only be set in the new games' region of Galar, but in all regions featured throughout the series so far. Pokémon from each of these regions will also be featured.

If the anime visits each region, does that mean the games might do the same? We really wouldn't expect that, but what an incredibly lovely surprise that would turn out to be.


Are you a fan of the Pokémon anime? Excited for a brand new season? Let us know in the comments below.