‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’ to Premiere on Netflix October 8

The Pokémon Company International and Netflix announced today that the newest Pokémon movie will premiere on Netflix next month.

With the exception of Japan, China, and Korea, the newest Pokémon movie will premiere on Netflix on October 8, 2021. Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is the 23rd movie in the Pokémon movie franchise and was initially revealed in November 2020.

An international trailer for the movie was released today and can be seen below:

“During Pokémon’s 25th anniversary year, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to experience the newest animated Pokémon movie simultaneously as a global community,” said Emily Arons, senior vice president of licensing at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon animation is a much-beloved pillar of the franchise, and Netflix is the perfect partner to once again help us deliver a worldwide moment for fans as we celebrate 25 years of action and adventure with Ash and his Pikachu.”

Deep within the Forest of Okoya, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude live in a troop and maintain a strict rule that forbids outsiders from entering their territory. Elsewhere in the jungle lives Koko, a human boy raised by a lone Zarude who left the troop. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Zarude. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the jungle, the bonds between Pokémon and human—and the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.

To further celebrate the announcement, beginning today, Trainers will be able to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi—both as featured in the movie—in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications. Trainers who register in this way by September 25, 2021, will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both Pokémon on October 7, 2021.

Fans can also look forward to a crossover with Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle on Netflix. More details will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can visit the official movie website at www.zarude.pokemon.com and join the conversation online with #Pokemon25.

Are you excited for Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle coming to Netflix next month?

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Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky spends much of her time blogging about movie music on her blog Film Music Central when she isn't otherwise occupied watching movies and her favorite anime series.