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Pokémon Sun & Moon TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Shows Ash in School & Battle

posted on by Egan Loo
Z-Moves, new Pokémon teased from November anime based on upcoming games

The teaser website for the Pokémon Sun & Moon television anime opened on Thursday and posted a promotional video and visual. The tagline in the visual reads, "Let's go! Be your very best! Big adventures!"

The video notes that the Pokémon television anime "dives into a new series" with "big adventures in the Alola region!" The video adds that the main lead Satoshi (Ash) will go to school with friends in the series. (The anime's earlier announcement noted that the series will follow his school activities as he aims to graduate.) Ash will also use the new Z-Moves in battle in the anime, just as players use them in the upcoming games.

The anime's announcement stated the anime will feature new Pokémon and new characters, and in the story Satoshi (Ash) will encounter Kapu Kokeko, a god who protects the Alola region.

The anime inspired by the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Nintendo 3DS games will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations in Japan in November.

The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games will debut in Japan and North America on November 18, followed by Europe on November 23. The games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, and — unlike in the previous generation — Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Players can choose their preferred language when they launch each game.

The games are also inspiring a manga adaptation by Tenya Yabuno (Inazuma Eleven, Digimon V-Tamer) titled Pokémon Horizon that debuted in the October issue of Coro Coro Comics on Thursday.

The currently airing Pokémon XY & Z television anime series premiered in Japan in October 2015, and then premiered in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on February 20.

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