Written by: Artur Galvao
The newest Pokémon movie has an official television air date.
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You will premiere on Disney XD on November 25th, just three weeks after it makes a one weekend appearance in US theaters. Disney XD will also air two new (in the US) episodes of Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon right before the movie.
The latest Pokémon movie is a retelling of Ash’s origin story with Pikachu, complete with a replay of Ash and Pikachu’s first battle against a flock of angry Spearow. In the movie, Ash and Pikachu eventually go off in search of Ho-Oh, the Legendary Pokémon that they encountered on their first day as partners.
While many fans are excited for the new movie, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You has also attracted a bit of controversy. Brock and Misty are replaced in the movie by two new characters, and there’s also a controversial death near the climax of the film. Although some fans thought that Brock and Misty were permanently replaced, the main Pokémon anime series brought Brock and Misty back for a two-episode arc earlier this year. The English version of that episode will air on Disney XD immediately before the movie.