It's been quite a big week for the Pokémon series. The Pokémon Direct revealed Pokémon Sword and Shield would be getting an expansion pass and 200 old monsters, and we also found out the original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spin-off games would be remade for the Switch.
If that wasn't already enough excitement, the first teaser trailer for the next animated Pokémon movie has now been revealed during the Japanese television show Oda Suta. It sees the return of Ash and Pikachu in an all-new adventure.
As you can see, the 30-second clip shows off lush jungle, a new Tarzan-like character swinging from tree vines, a relic, a baby in a temple (which some fans think might be a flashback), and Ash and Pikachu get a second of screentime.
The title of the movie in Japan is Pokémon Coco and it will be fully animated in 2D, even though the previous movie embraced 3DCG artwork. It's due out in Japan on 10th July, but there's been no mention of when it will be released outside of this region just yet. Below are some screencaps:
Are you looking forward to finding out more about this upcoming Pokémon movie? Tell us below.
[source comicbook.com, via comicbook.com]
Pokemon x Coco, the crossover you never thought you wanted. XD
That looks like the Celebi shrine from the 4th movie in one of those pics.
I’M IN LOVE WITH THE COCO
I love the animation for this. It looks fluid and beautiful.
This reminds me of the Forest Kid raised by Kangaskan from the Indigo League Series. Doubt its the same one since I think his original parents found him in the end.
Pokemon Tarzan or Pokemon Jungle Books. 🤣
Named as you like.
I don't think this teaser is at all compelling. It didn't make me feel like watching the movie. Hell, it didn't even make me look forward to seeing the full trailer.
You mean the original parents that lost him because they were holding him outside of a moving helicopter?
I like the design of the jungle boy and the jungle setting in general.
Nice fluid animation.
The thumbnail made me think Tarzan was a girl, had me thinking quite bold of them to put a shirtless girl in an all-ages animation
I think that the Pokémon brand, in general, isn't interested in creating a girl character with such a theme. Boys yes, but not girls. The majority of female characters in the Pokémon anime and animated movies are designed as cute or attractive looking girls that are doing cute and attractive things. Even Iris, who is also a wild jungle kid, like the boy in this movie, was designed much cuter by wearing not jungle or cavemen clothing, but rather a cute looking dress with a big bow.
They are not really very experimental with their female characters in terms of design and personality. So, a girl would have never been an option for a Tarzan-like character.
@RareFan Agreed. That's why it had me confused
This is the BEST Ash has EVER looked! I'm genuinely astounded! That character design is on point!
@Angelic_Lapras_King Ash battling in the land of the dead with Latin music playing in the background would just make my day!
For a minute there, i thought they may have been copying the story from the Ruby & Sapphire manga were May grew up like some kind of amazonian when she was little.
Oh yeah, I forgot that May (Sapphire) was portrayed as a jungle girl as well in the manga. Maybe it is just the anime that has these rules for their girl characters.
@patbacknitro18 i was thinking more along the lines of rule 63 sapphire, though this kids lacking the claws and fang.
@RareFan no sorry I don't think we know if that's a girl or not unless you want to drop an article you've seen before seeing this article that made you believe otherwise.And I don't agree with you assumed premise on the "type" of character the female charachters* have to be.But feel freee to have that opinion
That character is definitely a boy. He is shirtless. Pokémon is still a kids media, and you do not show underaged nipples there.
@RareFan by that logic you shouldn't show anyone's nipples regardless of gender or age.And shirtless but has body paint.I'm waiting for more info before assuming anything at this point
@RareFan And I don't like the term kid media being thrown towards Pokemon this is because of an explanation I will not provide
@patbacknitro18 Movie canon universe. If nostalgically profitable, anything's possible.
So Tommy from Season 1?
Pokemon movie Coco; new mythical is a ghost, like the Disney Coco movie
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