By Leah McDonald / April 23rd, 2020
Upcoming seasons of the iconic Pokémon animated series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. beginning June 12, 2020, with the first 12 episodes of the new 23rd season of the series. Additional new episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series will be added quarterly on Netflix for the duration of the season.
“With their tremendous reach and ability for fans to enjoy content anytime and anywhere, Netflix is the ideal partner to premiere new episodes of the beloved animated Pokémon series in the U.S.,” said Emily Arons, senior vice president of international business at The Pokémon Company International. “We can’t wait for Pokémon fans of all ages to continue discovering the spirit of adventure and friendship in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, our newest season coming to Netflix this June.”
The Pokémon Company International describes the new season thusly:
Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!
Pokémon Journeys: The Series will also feature a new theme song written and performed by the band Walk off the Earth.
Prior to June 12, fans can enjoy a wide selection of past Pokémon seasons already on Netflix, in addition to the most recent animated Pokémon movie, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, which debuted globally on Netflix this past February.
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