As the last episode of Pokémon Journeys: The Series airing in Japan, The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer for the next generation of Pokémon anime. The new series officially has a name: Pokémon Horizons: The Series. It will debut this year, but The Pokémon Company has not given an exact timing.
A new trailer posted to YouTube Friday morning is the first in-depth look at the anime, though The Pokémon Company is slowly revealing more about the show. In the one-minute trailer, we learn a little more about the new protagonists Liko, Roy, and their Paldean Pokémon as they set out to learn more about the mysteries of the world. And a mysterious pendant. But most importantly, it gives a better look at the cutest character in Pokémon Horizons: The Series…Captain Pikachu. (No, this isn’t Ash’s Pikachu. It’s Pikachu in a captain’s hat.)
More details on Pokémon Horizons: The Series accompanied the trailer in a press release. Captain Pikachu and his partner Friede are part of a group called the Rising Volt Tacklers, and they travel the Pokémon world in an airship with a stacked crew. Friede and Captain Pikachu are said to be helping Liko and Roy understand the mysteries of their pendant and Poké Ball, but the crew of Rising Volt Tacklers will no doubt help too:
The Rising Volt Tacklers include Orla, who enjoys mechanical and electrical work and is accompanied by her partner Pokémon, Metagross; Murdock, who is skilled at cooking, and his partner Pokémon, Rockruff; Mollie, who specializes in healing treatments, and her partner Pokémon, Chansey; and Ludlow.
Liko and Roy will also meet a group called the Explorers, the details of which still remain a mystery. A trailer featuring Explorers members Amethio and Ceruledge, Ziro and Rhydon, and Conia and Golduck suggested that they be able to are new villains – but it’s not confirmed.
Launch time for Pokémon Horizons: The Series is expected to be announced “in the future,” the press release said. In the meantime, Pokémon Journeys: The Series – while in Japan – is still unfolding on Netflix.