Press Release

12/13/2019 6:00 AM

POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SERIES “POKÉMON: TWILIGHT WINGS”

Seven-Episode Web Series to Take Place in the Newly Explorable Galar Region in the Pokémon World

BELLEVUE, Wash.—December 13, 2019—Pokémon fans who have been exploring the Galar region will soon have a chance to experience it in a vibrant new way. Starting in January 2020, The Pokémon Company International will launch a seven-episode limited animated series, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings,” on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

Galar is a region where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings” will show in detail the dreams of Galar’s residents, the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome and the conflicts they must resolve. In addition to these new stories, fans can expect to see a variety of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region appearing in the capsule series.

Each of the seven episodes will be approximately five minutes in length. Animation will be provided by Studio Colorido, which is known for its warm and welcoming visual designs and dynamic photographic techniques, as seen in the anime film “Penguin Highway.” The world of Pokémon is evolving as Trainers explore Galar, and this new era will be brought to life in the form of an anime series created by one of the leading animation studios in Japan.

The first episode of “Pokémon: Twilight Wings” is expected to launch on January 15, 2020. Fans can keep up with all the latest Pokémon news by following @Pokemon on social media and subscribing to the official Pokémon YouTube channel in anticipation of the series’ launch at
YouTube.com/Pokemon.

Credits
Director: Shingo Yamashita
Screenwriter: Sou Kinoshita
Screenplay Director: Taku Kishimoto
Character Design: Shin Ogasawara
Color Design: Izumi Hirose
Art Director: Yusuke Takeda / Takamasa Masuki
3D Computer Graphics: Masato Takahashi
Filming Director: Katsuto Ogawa
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Animation by: Studio Colorido


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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.