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On May 13th, 2020, the official Pokémon Twitter news account posted a Tweet announced that Pokémon the Movie: Coco had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tweet also linked to the news article announcement on the official site. Our list of COVID-19 canceled Pokémon Events has been updated with this announcement. Movie notes and information will be recorded on the Episode Guide notes page for this movie as they are revealed.

Pokémon Movie Tweet:


Pokémon the Movie: Coco
Postponement Announcement
It has been decided to postpone the release date of "Pokémon the Movie: Coco", which was scheduled to be released on Friday, July 10th, 2020. As soon as the movies new release schedule and advance ticket release date are determined, we will announce the movie on the official website and SNS.

Pokémon Movie Website Announcement:


May 13th, 2020
Postponement Announcement of Pokémon the Movie: Coco
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the release date of Pocket Monsters The Movie Coco, which was scheduled to be released on Friday, July 10, 2020.

We'd like to thank our guests for looking forward to it,
and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information on the movies new release date and advance ticket release dates, as soon as it is decided, it will be announced on the film's official website and SNS.

We would like to thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3873

Tetsuo Yajima Tweets

The official Pokémon movie Twitter account posted a handwritten message from director Tetsuo Yajima that showcased a storyboard and artwork of Coco.

Everyone is looking forward to release of the "Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters Coco"
Here's a message from director Tetsuo Yajima!

It's been postponed, but I'm sure you're all looking forward to it and I'll get it to you!
The staff is all working together!
Please wait a little longer!

『劇場版ポケットモンスター ココ』の公開を


Source: https://twitter.com/pokemon_movie/status/1260483583002771458


On May 13th, 2020, Director Tetsuo Yajima retweeted the official Pokémon movie Twitter post announcing the postponement of the movie and added a similar comment to the one in the video in the Tweet.

These unsightly hands... are my hands...
I apologize for the postponement and to everyone who was looking forward to it.
I hope that when it's available in theaters, people will enjoy it immensely!
The whole staff is working hard to make it!
I'm looking forward to the day when I can share my work with you!

Source: https://twitter.com/tetsuo_yajima/status/1260502446448705539
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