The Pokemon franchise’s official YouTube channel began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (Gekijōban Pocket Monster Koko), the 23rd anime film in the Pokemon franchise, and it reveals that the film will begin streaming on Netflix on October 8, 2021.
The film’s story is set in Okoya Forest, a Pokemon paradise protected by strict rules that forbid outsiders from setting foot inside. The film centers on Koko, a boy who was raised by Pokemon and also considers himself as one, treating the Mythical Pokemon Zarude as his father. Ash and Pikachu encounter Koko during an adventure. The film focuses on the theme of a “human raised by Pokemon,” instead of the previous films’ focus of the “bond between a human trainer and their Pokémon.”
Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle opened in Japanese theaters in December 2020.