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Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends Anime Premieres in U.S. in March

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English trailer previews Alolan Pokémon, Ultra Guardians

The Pokémon Company International announced on Thursday that its newest season for the Pokémon anime is titled Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends, and it will premiere on Disney XD and in the DisneyNOW app in the United States on March 23 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. One new episode will debut every day that week. The company also began streaming a trailer for the new season.

The Pokémon Company International describes the story:

Ash has completed three of his four grand trials in the Alola region, and more adventures await as he and his classmates acquire new Z-Crystals, make new Pokémon friends, and learn how to Mantine Surf! In their role as Ultra Guardians, the Pokémon School students take on an important mission to protect Wela Volcano. Ash meets a new rival, Hau, whose Dartrix offers Rowlet quite a challenge. Even Rotom Dex gets an adventure of its own when our heroes visit the set of its favorite TV show! And Professor Kukui's dream of starting a Pokémon League in Alola just might be getting closer to reality…

The previous Pokémon anime series, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures, premiered its regular weekly run in the U.S. on Disney XD in March 2018. Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon similarly premiered in May 2017.

In Japan, there is no distinction between Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures, and Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Legends. The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations in Japan in November 2016.

The 21st Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari), aired on Disney XD in the United States in December. Fathom Events screened the film in the United States in November and December.

Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution, the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise, will open in Japan on July 12. Mewtwo in full CGI animation will appear in the film.

Sources: Press release, The Pokémon Company International's YouTube channel

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