‘Pokémon: Hisuian Snow’ Animated Series to Premiere on May 18

The Pokémon Company International has revealed that a new animated series, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow, will be premiering next month.

Originally teased on Pokémon Day 2022, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow was fully revealed today. The series is set to premiere on May 18, 2022 and will consist of three episodes all set in the Hisui region originally explored in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

The series’ premise is described as follows:

Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” is a story that takes place during this ancient age when the relationship between people and Pokémon was very different. Aboard a boat bound for the Hisui region, the protagonist Alec reminisces about the first time his father took him there. Over the span of three episodes, “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” will go into detail about Alec’s stories from the past.

Along with this brief synopsis comes brief descriptions of the main characters: Alec, Alec’s father, and Zorua, a fox Pokémon:

Alec is heading to the Hisui region in search of medicinal herbs. He is a mild-mannered young man who is studying to become a doctor. As a child, he once accompanied his father on a visit to the Hisui region. He had an adventurous and mischievous side to him when he was a child.

Alec’s Father
Alec’s father is a woodworker. He originally lived in a different region, but recently moved to the Hisui region to procure materials. He came to fear Pokémon after a certain incident.

Zorua (Hisuian Form)
The Spiteful Fox Pokémon who lives in the Hisui region. It is said that the lingering spirits of Zorua who were chased out of their homeland and perished have returned to life in this form, fueled by the power of their malice toward humans and Pokémon.

All three episodes of Pokémon: Hisuian Snow will premiere on the official Pokémon YouTube channel starting May 18.

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