The Pokémon Company is releasing a new Pokémon anime series.
A teaser for the upcoming anime was uploaded on the official Pokémon YouTube account on Monday, and while it’s pretty simple, it points out how it will be different from previous anime series of the franchise.
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The 20-second video shows still images of all the starter Pokémon that were introduced in previous Pokémon series, including Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle of Kanto; Cyndaquil, Chikorita and Totodile of Johto; Torchic, Treecko and Mudkip of Hoenn; Chimchar, Turtwig and Piplup of Sinnoh; Tepig, Snivy and Oshawott of Unova; Fennekin, Chespin and Froakie of Kalos; Litten, Rowlet and Popplio of Alola; and Scorbunny, Grookey and Sobble of Galar.
At the end of the teaser, it’s revealed that the new series is simply titled Pokémon (Pocket Monster in Japan), just like the original 1997 iteration of the anime. The video’s description, when translated into English, confirms that various Pokémon that live in each of the said regions will appear in the new show.
While it’s currently unclear if the upcoming anime will tie into the on-going Pokémon TV series or if it will be a reboot, The Pokémon Company said that more details about the new show will be released during the broadcast of Pokémon Sun & Moon on TV Tokyo on September 29th.
Here’s a press release about the new series that was shared soon after the teaser debuted: “The new Pocket Monsters series that was announced today will, of course, be set in the Galar region from the video games Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield, which will be released November 15th, but also in all the other regions that have appeared in the video games so far, including the Kanto region from the original Red/Green games and the Jouto region from the sequels Gold/Silver.