The Pokémon Company International and Netflix have announced that the next animated movie, "Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle," will premiere Oct. 8 everywhere except Japan, China and Korea.
"During 'Pokémon's' 25th anniversary year, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to experience the newest animated Pokémon movie simultaneously as a global community," says Emily Arons, senior vice president of licensing, The Pokémon Company International."' Pokémon' animation is a much-beloved pillar of the franchise. Netflix is the perfect partner to help once again us deliver a worldwide moment for fans as we celebrate 25 years of action and adventure with Ash and his Pikachu."
To further celebrate the announcement, trainers will receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi—both as featured in the movie—in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by signing up for "Pokémon" Trainer Club email notifications. Trainers who register in this way by Sept. 25 will receive a "Pokémon" Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both "Pokémon" on Oct. 7, 2021.