The Pokemon Company has announced a new Pokemon animated series. The new series will follow completely new dual protagonists, who are named Liko and Roy in the Japanese version of the series.
The series will premiere in April 2023 in Japan, and The Pokemon Company stated in its English press release that the anime will premiere in 2023 “and beyond.” The anime will feature Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet video games, and will also feature the Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza in its Shiny form.
The company also announced that it is producing a collection of 11 special episodes to conclude the Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series anime that will celebrate Ash’s adventures spanning 25 seasons. The company stated the episodes will feature fan-favorite characters such as Misty and Brock and will “provide a glimpse into what the future holds … in this final chapter for Ash and Pikachu.”
The episodes will premiere in Japan on January 13, 2023.