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Pokémon Ultimate Journeys gets Netflix premiere date

The premiere date for the latest anime in the Pokémon series is announced, and the new series sees Ash, Goh, and Chloe continuing their journey.

Netflix revealed when Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series would debut on the streaming service.

As originally reported by Crunchyroll, the first 12 episodes of the latest entry in the long-running franchise will premiere on Netflix on October 21, and three more episodes will arrive on the service sometime in 2023. According to early plot summaries Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will see Ash and his Pikachu train hard as the World Coronation Series tournament continues while Goh tries to become a member of Project Mew. In addition, Chloe and her Eevee will explore different evolutionary paths and make difficult decisions about their future.

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Also a new one Pokemon Anime series debuted on Netflix earlier this month; Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles, which is based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus Video game, released September 23. It follows Ash and his friends as they travel to the Sinnoh region and work together to stop a high-stakes conspiracy being perpetrated by Team Galactic.

The iconic Pokemon Franchise started in 1996 with the release of Pocket Monster: Red and Green. Nintendo later renamed as Pokemon Red and Blue. Since then, the popular video game franchise has released over 120 mainline and spinoff video games. the latest titles, Pokemon scarlet and violet, will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch later this year, on November 18th. The game will feature a brand new Spain-inspired region and tons of new pocket monsters to collect. Fans have already received some new insights Pokemonincluding the ninth generation appetizers, fuecoco, srigatito and quaxly.

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Pokémon is more than video games

There’s a lot more to the franchise than just video games. Beyond the anime, there are plenty of manga and film ties, board games, toys and collectibles, theme park attractions, specialty shops, books, and even a competitive trading card game. Netflix reportedly began developing live-action in 2021 Pokemon series with Joe Henderson, Lucifer‘s showrunner, who has been signed on to write and executive produce.

Fans are also continually contributing their own content to the ever-growing franchise. Current examples impressive Pokemon Fan artwork includes a nightmare-inducing painting by Haunter, depicting what the artist would make the Ghost Poison Pokémon look like if it existed in the real world, and a crossover artwork, Team Rocket with the family Forger connects Spy x family.

In addition to many of the Pokemon anime, some of the franchise’s movies are available on Netflix including Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle and Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

Source: Crunchyroll

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