Pokémon Sun & Moon Anime Promo Shows Alola Region Adventures

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series premieres with 1-hour special on November 17

The official Pokémon YouTube channel began streaming a promotional video for the Pokémon Sun & Moon television anime on Friday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations in Japan on November 17. The first episode will be a one-hour special.

Satoshi (Ash) narrates the video, saying he is beginning his adventure in the Alola region, where he will meet new friends and Pokémon, and participate in new battles.

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 announcement also reveals that Ash will go to school in the series, and the series will follow his school activities as he aims to graduate.

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 last month. The Pocket Monsters Special (Pokémon Adventures) manga series will begin its Sun Moon arc in the January issue of CoroCoro Ichiban! magazine on November 21.

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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