The new series of the Pokémon anime currently airing in Japan has been treated to its very first western trailer, alongside the news that it'll be heading to both the US and UK later this year.
Known as 'Pokémon Journeys' in the west - the show will begin airing on 12th June in the US and on 1st September in the UK. It'll be a Netflix exclusive in the US (with new episodes set to be added to the streaming service in every quarter of the year - thanks, Serebii), and will air on POP in the UK.
You can watch the new trailer for yourself above; familiar favourites Ash and Pikachu are joined by new companion Go as they set off on a new adventure. We get to see a whole bunch of older Pokémon like Lugia, Mew and Pichu, as well as a couple of new Pokémon Sword and Shield characters like Scorbunny and Corviknight.
It remains to be seen just how much of an impact the western version of the show might face thanks to the current production issues in Japan, but it certainly looks like a good chunk of the series has been localised and is ready to go.
Looking forward to watching this later in the year?
yay finally were gonna be able to watch the episodes without a English sub which are a bit hard to find
This took forever to get to the U.S. Wonder what took so long
I wonder why it is coming to the UK so late...
It going to POP TV in the UK is a good thing I guess, it'll mean a wider audience since it's a freeview channel.
I looked into the channel and apparently it's run by Columbia Pictures, so under Sony technically.
I'm pumped. This looks like an exciting and fresh direction for the series
What POP in the UK? Why cant it just come to netflix! Oh well its only pokemon!
Cant wait for the DLC for sword though!
Is Ash still 10 years old after all these years? Should he have a beard by now?
How long before someone in the show references Pokemon Go?
@Mando44646 That's essentially Go's character, really * Slight SPOILERS* when he catches Pokemon, he rarely battles them first - and his Pokedex utters the words "Nice!" And "Great" sometimes when he throws a Pokeball at a Pokemon. However, the series doesn't treat this as the ultimate "right" way to be a trainer. Ash often helps Go early on and teaches him not everything can be handled in numbers and that much more needs to be done to have a special bond with a Pokemon - such as battling - trusting in their ability to grow over time, etc. I've enjoyed it thus far
@NookMiler Ash's age isn't actually told at the start of the series. You can assume that he's young, though. There's an episode where Ash and Go are helping run a Pokemon Scavenger hunt for younger kids, and here we see just how well Ash matured since the beginning. Of course he's always going to have his silly moments, but the series has done a great job as positioning Ash as an accomplished, fierce trainer aiming for the top vs. Go who learns many things from Ash.
I hope POP will treat the series better than CiTV have, trying to follow the Sun/Moon anime on there has been unbearable, with them randomly showing a few new episodes out of nowhere and then it disappearing for months on end only to randomly show another few episodes, and repeat. I'm still waiting for the last of the Sun/Moon episodes to air, i don't see why the UK has to be so far behind the US with this show.
Is this the one set in the Galor region? I saw my son watching an episode of a show set there. After all the lovely UK details of Sword and Shield it did seem a bit lame that everyone had an American accent
@RupeeClock Pokémon confirmed for PS5! 😜
Sounds like another bad English theme tune! Seriously can we not just have the jap theme tune instead?
Also I’m from the UK and if I were to guess the delay could be due to a possible timed exclusivity with Netflix in the US
I seriously thought Go was a girl.
Journeys is better than what i was expecting.
i was expecting them make it something like "Let's Go: Sword & Shield"
@mrmememan the dub of main Pokemon anime is always behind the sub by at least a few months. it's been like this from the beginning.
the first two episodes of X&Y being an exception to this as they where dubbed early to promote the X&Y series stateside which was necessary after the travesty of Black & White.
@wolvesboy no, because the pokemon company is not good at making decisions.
@YorkshireNed Kinda, they visit Galor and all the past regions. The anime tends to shake things up from time to time (Like how Sun+Moon was basically Ash goes to school.)
Hmm, Netflix seem very high on getting new Pokemon content. First the Mewtwo remake, now this. Just hope we still get physical releases often.
And hey........maybe even the Japanese version for the series too perhaps?
@Sammybam88 i dont know what you mean about hard to find, the episodes air in japan on sunday and the next day there is subs for it.They even post on twitter when the episode is out https://twitter.com/Some_Stuffs
@Angelic_Lapras_King ahhhhhh, thanks for clearing that up
I wonder when thi
It feels like not very long ago that the show moved from Cartoon Network to Disney XD, and now it's moved again to Netflix?
@RupeeClock I rather watch it on Netflix then I dont have to wait to repeat it self just to watch it from the beginning.
@Mince I agree with having the show on Netflix for uk I just rather watch it there so I dont have to wait for the show to repeat it self to watch it from the beginning where netflix I can watch a few then come back to where I left of . They did it with x and y and sun and moon so why cant uk have it on Netflix to.
Isn't that the universal benefit of streaming content on demand?
Traditional TV is waning in popularity because you watch it on their schedule, but Freeview being free has its benefits.
Also this article is nearly a year old what is this
The reason I got a smart tv is so I can watch things on line not just to catch up back when x and y was in citv the only option back then was the main tv but every time I wanted to watch it my mum or dad drags me away from it so I could watch it at all until this whole Netflix thing came round so I could watch it from there thanks to that I can pause it and go back to it its mutch better than just having to wait for it to repeat. But when I seen that journeys was going to be on netflix I obviously thought it was in uk to so I got my dad to pay for my subscription to watch it but sadly after finding out that it skipped uk and only aired in us and Japan what really got me annoyed.
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