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Niantic has annoucned that the Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO to celebrate the global release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. The event takes place in game from Friday, October 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time


The Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO to celebrate the global release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Trainers, The latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is releasing globally on Netflix on Friday, October 8, 2021! In celebration of the movie’s release, Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll be able to encounter it by completing limited-time Special Research. You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie, including the return of Jessie and James to Pokémon GO.

Date + Time
Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

  • A limited-time Special Research story will be available! Complete this research line to encounter Zarude and help Professor Willow learn more about the Rogue Monkey Pokémon. This is the first time that this Dark- and Grass-type Mythical Pokémon will be available in Pokémon GO. Note that you can obtain this Special Research only during the event period, but once you have it, you can complete it anytime.
  • Encounter Pokémon related to Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle! Hoothoot, Combee, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Larvitar!
  • Explorer Pikachu will be making its return to Pokémon GO, appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!
  • Pokémon seen in the movie will also be appearing in raids throughout the event:
    • Explorer Pikachu, Larvitar, Roggenrola, Foongus, and Rufflet will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
    • Lickitung, Chansey, Pinsir, Ludicolo, and Flygon will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • Jessie and James will be continuing their hijinks from last year’s event. Keep an eye out for them in your snapshots, and watch for their Meowth Balloon. Jessie and James will be appearing in their Meowth Balloon until Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Get themed Field Research tasks from PokéStops that’ll lead to encounters with Audino, Rufflet, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
  • New free avatar items will be available in the Style Shop, including the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle.

Be sure to watch Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle on Netflix after it releases globally on Friday, October 8, 2021. For more information on the film, please see here.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

YouTube Clip - The Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO


Journey to the Forest of Okoya, where a thrilling adventure is about to unfold. On October 8, 2021, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will be available on Netflix. High resolution images and artwork from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.



International Trailer Debuts Today Featuring Original Music by Cyn

Special In-Game Activations Celebrating the Movie Planned for Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and More

BELLEVUE, Wash., and LOS ANGELES—September 7, 2021—The Pokémon Company International and Netflix announced today that the next animated movie in the Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world with the exception of Japan, China, and Korea on October 8, 2021. First revealed in November 2020, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” marks the 23rd animated Pokémon movie in the franchise.


The first official international trailer for the movie was released today and can be viewed here. It features “Always Safe” and “No Matter What,” two original songs written and recorded by music artist Cyn for the movie. Fans can look forward to hearing these songs during the movie on October 8 and stream them on popular music platforms beginning today. Cyn is also one of the many notable artists participating in the P25 Music program celebrating 25 years of Pokémon, for which she wrote and recorded another new song, “Wonderful.”


“During Pokémon’s 25th anniversary year, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to experience the newest animated Pokémon movie simultaneously as a global community,” said Emily Arons, senior vice president of licensing at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon animation is a much-beloved pillar of the franchise, and Netflix is the perfect partner to once again help us deliver a worldwide moment for fans as we celebrate 25 years of action and adventure with Ash and his Pikachu.”

“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” synopsis:
Deep within the Forest of Okoya, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude live in a troop and maintain a strict rule that forbids outsiders from entering their territory. Elsewhere in the jungle lives Koko, a human boy raised by a lone Zarude who left the troop. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Zarude. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the jungle, the bonds between Pokémon and human—and the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.

To further celebrate the announcement, beginning today, Trainers will be able to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi—both as featured in the movie—in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications. Trainers who register in this way by September 25, 2021, will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both Pokémon on October 7, 2021.

Fans can also look forward to a crossover with Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” on Netflix. More details will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can visit the official movie website at and join the conversation online with #Pokemon25.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle | Official Trailer #1

Sep 02 2021 Pokémon Evolutions

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced “Pokémon Evolutions,” a new, limited animated series created to celebrate 25 years of the global entertainment franchise. High resolution images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread. The series has also been added to our episode guide and details will be added as the episodes air.



Eight-Episode, Web-Exclusive Series Premieres Sept. 9

The eight-episode series will take fans on a journey through all the known regions of the Pokémon world explored in the popular core video game franchise since it launched 25 years ago. Throughout 2021, The Pokémon Company International has invited fans on a retrospective journey of these regions and the Pokémon originally discovered in them. Like the retrospective, the series will begin in the Galar region, most recently explored in the latest video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and culminate in the Kanto region, originally explored by players in the first games from the franchise, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green in 1996. Each episode will focus on a story from a different region in reverse chronological order from which they were first explored in the games: Galar, Alola, Kalos, Unova, Sinnoh, Hoenn, Johto, and Kanto. Familiar tales from Pokémon lore will be told from a fresh perspective in every episode.

“‘Pokémon Evolutions’ is both an exciting new collection of animation for the brand and a thank-you to the millions of fans around the world who have joined us on this journey over the past 25 years,” said Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Each region has been a touchstone for new generations of Pokémon Trainers as the brand has grown, and we wanted ‘Pokémon Evolutions’ to pay homage to that legacy while also being innovative and contemporary. It’s a new adventure and familiar all at once. And, with the last episode set in Kanto, ‘Pokémon Evolutions’ is a meaningful way to end our anniversary celebrations in the place where it all began for Pokémon 25 years ago.”

“Pokémon Evolutions” is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with OLM Studios and will premiere exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV worldwide on the following dates:

Thursday, Sept. 9: “The Champion” featuring the Galar region
Thursday, Sept. 23: “The Eclipse” featuring the Alola region
Thursday, Oct. 7: “The Visionary” featuring the Kalos region
Thursday, Oct. 21: “The Plan” featuring the Unova region
Thursday, Dec. 2: “The Rival” featuring the Sinnoh region
Thursday, Dec. 9: “The Wish” featuring the Hoenn region
Thursday, Dec. 16: “The Show” featuring the Johto region
Thursday, Dec. 23: “The Discovery” featuring the Kanto region

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Evolutions Official Trailer



The TAKARA TOMY - Pocket Monsters Pokémon Zukan Rotom Phone+ (ポケットモンスター ポケモン図鑑 スマホロトム+) will be released in Japan on October 16th, 2021 for 10,990 yen (tax included). Pictures of the product have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Product Details:

TAKARA TOMY - Pocket Monsters Pokémon Zukan Rotom Phone+
ポケットモンスター ポケモン図鑑 スマホロトム+
Release Date: October 16th, 2021
Batteries: AA alkaline batteries x 4 (sold separately)
Item No.: 4904810186540
Manufacturer: Takara Tomy
Brand: Pokémon
Package size: W220 x H150 x D40mm
Target age: 4 years old ~
Price: 10,990 yen (tax included)

Product Description:

Find Pokémon with body actions, register them in the zukan, jump at the right time, quickly avoid attacks, and find Pokémon with 24 different body actions that use all of your bodies movements! Look around 360 degrees, scan Pokémon like Satoshi and Go, and register them in the zukan!

Contains 800 Pokémon from all regions! The latest Pokémon, as well as legendary and Mythical Pokémon! You can learn about Pokémon with the same authentic voice as in the TV anime! There's also a "Gigantamax Zukan" and a "Mega Evolution Zukan"!

Have fun with the Pokémon you set as your buddies! You can play and take pictures with your Pokémon friends at Sakuragi Park. You can also challenge them in battles to become a Masters Eight!

Get the most out of Zukan Rotom Phone+ with its 28 functions! Look up Pokémon, receive missions and messages, and more! It has many of the same features as the TV anime smartphone Rotom! Satoshi, Go, and many other characters will also appear!

Link the "Get Monster Ball Go!" with the Rotom Phone+! It is not possible to connect to telephone lines or the Internet. The camera, chat, and messaging are for play within the toy.


YouTube Clip - TAKARA TOMY - Pocket Monsters Pokémon Zukan Rotom Phone+ CM


Nintendo has announced that the Pokémon TV app is now available on the Nintendo Switch featuring full episodes of Pokémon The Series, exciting matches from the world of Play! Pokémon, new Junior content for tiny Trainers, and more!


Watch Pokémon!

Pokémon TV is a fun way to watch all sorts of great Pokémon programming! Enjoy the adventures of Ash, Pikachu, and their friends—along with animated specials and highlights of Pokémon Championship tournaments.

Hours Upon Hours of Pokémon Fun!
Find loads of great Pokémon content to watch in one convenient place—hundreds of episodes (including full seasons), animated specials, and thrilling Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game competitions. Content changes periodically!

Fun Videos for Little Pokémon Fans!
The Junior category includes videos to entertain younger Trainers. Kids can join in with sing-along songs, hear popular nursery rhymes, and more!

The Pokémon TV app is a great way for fans to enjoy their favorite episodes and relive incredible battles from Championship competitions!

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YouTube Clip - Pokémon TV on Nintendo Switch

Posted By: Sunain | Aug 25 2021 20:27:27
Comments: 1
Tags: Anime Press Release

DuArt Film Laboratories announced today that it is ceasing it's media services effective immediately. Pokémon anime fans will know that DuArt produced the English dub anime for many years until Iyuno-SDI Group got the contract from The Pokémon Company International.

Press Release - DuArt - August 24th, 2021



Premium Bandai will begin taking pre-orders for the PC Cushion Wanpachi (PCクッション ワンパチ) on August 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. JST for 5,720 yen (tax included). High resolution pictures of this plushie have been added to an Imageboard thread.


Premium Bandai - PC Cushion Wanpachi (PCクッション ワンパチ)

This product is a PC cushion featuring Wanpachi, a cuddly Pokémon that appears in the anime Pocket Monsters. The set includes a plush PC cushion and armrest, ideal for long hours of PC work at home or in the office. The armrests are removable, so you can use the cushion with armrests, the cushion alone, or the armrests alone, making it a 3-way set that can be used in different situations.

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Wanpachi is a Pokémon that is very attached to Koharu. Its fluffy form is cute, and the way it runs around actively with its short arms and legs is also soothing. It also has an adorable cry and very cute. If you hold this PC cushion between your desk and your body, you can enjoy working on your PC in a comfortable posture. The included armrest section is filled with cute Pokémon! You can put your arms on the armrest to avoid arm fatigue, and it can also be removed for use. Put it down and relax. Put it on the armrest to relax. You can hold it and be comforted. These cushions will make your daily desk work, such as computer work and study, more enjoyable.

Product Details:

The set includes: Plush cushion: 1 piece Armrest: 1 piece Product material: Polyester, synthetic rubber, UP Size: Approx. 52cm (W) x 39cm (H) x 36cm (D) Sales price: 5,720 yen (tax included) Pre-order Start Date: August 25, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Delivery date: Scheduled to be shipped in November 2021

Niantic has announced they have commissioned a Lyrical Version for Pokémon GO’s Night Theme which was produced by English dub musician Ed Goldfarb with vocals featuring Haven Paschall and Ben Dixon.


Celebrate adventuring by starlight with the lyrical version of Pokémon GO’s Night Theme!

Trainers, Have you had a chance to listen to the lyrical version of Pokémon GO’s Night Theme? This song has been playing in the game every night since Pokémon GO Fest 2021 ended!

The original song was created by Junichi Masuda, composer of many of Pokémon’s iconic video game songs, and the lyrical version was produced by Ed Goldfarb, composer of some music recently featured in the Pokémon anime series. The lyrical version features the vocals of Haven Paschall and Ben Dixon, who’ve previously lent their voices to the Pokémon anime series.

The song will play in the game during the night until Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, so make sure to turn up the game’s volume to experience it firsthand. After the song leaves the game, you can listen to it via the YouTube video here.


We can share the beauty of the world tonight
Stars up in the sky will light the way
Every place we wander
Wonders will amaze us
See the mountains shimmer in the moonlit sky
Maybe they will show us where to GO

Rhythms of the ocean waves tell me my dream is real
You and I tonight will see our worlds align
The stars alight and with their light to guide me I know I will find you
So we can GO and make a brighter world
We can GO and make a brighter world


Composed by Junichi Masuda English lyrics by Ed Goldfarb
Vocals by Haven Paschall and Ben Dixon Produced by Ed Goldfarb
Production assistance by Alvin Maningding and Andrew Crilly
Mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman

We hope that this song’s lyrics will inspire you to keep GOing just as much as the past five years have inspired us. Be sure to turn up the volume in Pokémon GO when playing after the sun has set so you don’t miss out on hearing this tune before Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.


YouTube Clip - Pokémon GO Night Theme (Lyrical Version)


The popular Pokémon franchise has made a new appearance with the easy-to-prepare mixed rice ingredients from Marumiya Foods! Pokémon Mixed Rice Ingredients Chicken Rice and Pokémon Mixed Rice Ingredients Dry Curry go on sale on Monday, August 23rd, 2021. By offering items that can be easily prepared by simply mixing them into rice, with menus that children like, they hope to boost the market by meeting the needs of working households for shorter cooking times and less housework. The included stickers and box art feature artwork from the current Pocket Monsters anime series.

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Product Features:

Common to both products.

  • Just by mixing it with rice, you can easily prepare a popular children's menu item.
  • The product comes in a pack of two small-quantity bags that can be made from a single cup of rice (160g = 1/2 cup) to suit children's dietary needs.
  • The flavor is gentle and easy for even small children to eat.
  • No chemical seasoning, coloring, or flavoring.
  • A sheet of Marumiya's originally designed Pokémon Sparkling Stickers (ポケモンキラキラシール) (40 types in total).

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Pokémon Mixed Rice Ingredients (Chicken and Rice)

Pokémon Mixed Rice Ingredients (Chicken and Rice) (ポケモン まぜごはんの素<チキンライス>) has a gentle flavor with a touch of tomato, but with less acidity. Contains corn, carrots, and chicken.

Pokémon Mixed Rice Ingredients (Dry Curry)

Pokémon Mixed Rice Ingredients (Dry Curry) (ポケモン まぜごはんの素<ドライカレー>) has a gentle seasoning flavor but not too spicy. It contains corn, carrots, and pork.

Product Information:

Common to both products.
Boxed Contents: 100g (50g x 2 bags)
Suggested retail price: 173 yen (tax included)
Release date: August 23rd, 2021

The Pokémon Company International has announced the United States premiere of Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series will be exclusively on Netflix on September 10th, 2021. The series currently airs weekly in Canada on Teletoon as well as iTunes and Google Play releases in Canada, NZ, and Australia. An exclusive trailer was released today to promote the announcement. Images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.



‘Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series’ to Premiere Exclusively on Netflix in the US

Bellevue, Wash. — July 7, 2021 — The Pokémon Company International announced that the upcoming season of “Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series” will premiere Sept. 10, 2021, exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. This follows the exclusive launch of the previous season in 2020 on the streaming platform in the U.S.

“Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series” is the 24th season of the globally popular animated series and features the newest adventures of Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu. The latest season features approximately 42 episodes, with an initial release of 12 episodes followed by quarterly releases on Netflix for the duration of the season. Beginning today, fans can watch a new trailer for the upcoming season on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

“Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series” Synopsis:

It’s a big, big world, but you know where to find Ash and Goh—battling and catching Pokémon from Kanto to Galar! With Pikachu, Cinderace, and their other Pokémon beside them, our heroes continue to travel all over the world to research Pokémon for Cerise Laboratory. Along the way, Ash climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings, and Goh adds more Pokémon to his Pokédex in his quest to catch Mew. Meanwhile, Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokémon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee. New friends, returning rivals, and exciting adventures await—as the journey continues!

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series | Official Trailer

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