Pokémon Anime Reveals Netflix Release Date for Ash and Pikachu’s Final Episodes & English Dub Trailer For New Series

The Pokémon Company International made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con with an exciting panel that unveiled exclusive details about the latest series, “Pokémon Horizons: The Series,” and the highly-anticipated finale of “Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series“.

During the panel it was revealed that the collection of special episodes, titled “Pokémon: To Be a Pokémon Master,” which will mark the finale for “Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series,” is set to release on Netflix on Sep 8, 2023, in  U.S. and Latin America.

The highlight of the event was the unprecedented screening of the first 11 minutes of “Pokémon Horizons: The Series” in English, a special treat for the attendees.

Additionally, a new English dub trailer was also revealed.

Fans who attended the panel were also given an exclusive glimpse into the animation development process of “Pokémon Horizons: The Series” through a behind-the-scenes video, which had never been seen before.

The panel not only offered special insights into how essential characters like Liko and Roy, the dual protagonists, along with their partner Pokémon Sprigatito and Fuecoco, were localized, but also revealed the menacing antagonist group, the Explorers, led by Amethio and his partner Pokémon Ceruledge, and the formidable Rising Volt Tacklers, commanded by Friede and Captain Pikachu.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series started airing on April 14, 2023.

Pokémon is a Japanese anime television series, part of The Pokémon Company’s Pokémon media franchise, which premiered on TV Tokyo in April 1997.

The anime franchise consists of seven sequential series in Japan, each based on a main installment of the Pokémon video game series. In the international broadcasts, these series are split across 25 seasons, with the 25th season, Ultimate Journeys.

The Pokémon anime series was largely credited for allowing anime to become more popular and familiar around the world, especially in the United States, where many Pokémon films are among the highest-grossing anime films. It is also considered to be one of the first anime series on television to reach this level of mainstream success with Western audiences, as well as being credited with allowing the game series to reach such a degree of popularity and vice versa. Pokémon is regarded as the most successful video game adaptation of all time.

Source: Official Website