Press Release

Pokémon Announces Animated Special, ‘Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles’

New Pokémon Animation Premiering at the Pokémon World Championships, Releasing on Netflix in September 2022

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Aug. 9, 2022 — Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled a new Pokémon animated special, “Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles,” which is inspired by the popular Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game and follows Ash, his Pikachu, and friends on exciting adventures through the Sinnoh region.
The English-language version of “Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles” will premiere at a screening event at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London around 6 p.m. BST on Aug. 19, 2022, available on a first come first served basis. Outside of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, fans around the world (excluding Asia) will be able to watch “Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles” exclusively on Netflix on Sept. 23, 2022.
In anticipation of the “Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles” premiere, The Pokémon Company International offered fans a sneak peek at the upcoming animated special by unveiling first-look screenshots and an official synopsis, as well as debuting the trailer on the Pokémon YouTube channel:
“Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles” Synopsis:
A visit to the Sinnoh region turns into a high-stakes adventure when Ash, Pikachu, and friends join forces with powerful Pokémon to confront a looming threat! When Ash, Goh, and Dawn receive a mysterious message from the Mythical Pokémon Arceus, they meet up with Brock and head to Mount Coronet to investigate. There, they find a rampaging Heatran and the commanders of Team Galactic, who are determined to find their missing leader by opening a gate between dimensions. With a trio of Legendary Pokémon and Sinnoh Champion Cynthia on their side, our heroes have lots of help, but they’ll need all they can get to save Sinnoh from being destroyed!
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