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Meet The Main Characters Of The New Pokémon Anime Coming This Year

by Wesley LeBlanc on Mar 03, 2023 at 07:42 AM

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The Pokémon Company has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming Pokémon reboot. 

The Pokémon Company revealed back in December that the long-running Pokémon anime starring Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu would be coming to an end soon, set to be replaced by a new Pokémon anime with two new protagonists. The Pokémon Company has released a new trailer that reveals these two new main characters are Liko, "the girl with the awe-inspiring pendant," and Roy, "the boy with the mysterious Poké Ball." Plus, we get another look at Friede, who is the Professor of this anime, alongside Captain Pikachu.

Check it out for yourself below

The trailer above also reveals that this new Pokémon anime will debut in Japan with an hour-long special on April 14. As for the rest of the world, the release remains unknown but the trailer does say 2023 and beyond so hopefully sometime this year. 

Here's another look at the three characters introduced in today's trailer


Strangely, this trailer wasn't released during the Pokémon Day showcase, which aired earlier this week. There, The Pokémon Company announced a new stop-motion animation series coming to NetflixPokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC, a re-reveal of Pokémon Sleep, and more. 

Are you going to check out this new Pokémon anime? Let us know in the comments below!

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