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POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SERIES ‘POKÉMON: HISUIAN SNOW’

Details Revealed for Three-Episode Web Series Set in the Ancient Hisui Region
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

London, United Kingdom — April 26, 2022 — The Pokémon Company International revealed details today about an animated series that will take fans on a new adventure in the ancient Hisui region of the Pokémon world. The web series, originally teased during a Pokémon Presents on Pokémon Day 2022, is titled “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” and is slated to premiere on May 18, 2022, exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV.

The Hisui region was originally explored in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game and represents the Sinnoh region of old—before the existence of Pokémon Trainers and Pokémon Leagues. “Pokémon:  Hisuian Snow” is a story that takes place during this ancient age when the relationship between people and Pokémon was very different. Aboard a boat bound for the Hisui region, the protagonist Alec reminisces about the first time his father took him there. Over the span of three episodes, “Pokémon:  Hisuian Snow” will go into detail about Alec’s stories from the past.
 
Character Details:
Viewers will meet Hisuian Pokémon and new characters in this limited web series. The Pokémon Company International has revealed initial details of key characters and Pokémon in anticipation of the premiere.
 
Alec
Alec is heading to the Hisui region in search of medicinal herbs. He is a mild-mannered young man who is studying to become a doctor. As a child, he once accompanied his father on a visit to the Hisui region. He had an adventurous and mischievous side to him when he was a child.
 
Alec’s Father
Alec’s father is a woodworker. He originally lived in a different region, but recently moved to the Hisui region to procure materials. He came to fear Pokémon after a certain incident.
 
Zorua (Hisuian Form)
The Spiteful Fox Pokémon who lives in the Hisui region. It is said that the lingering spirits of Zorua who were chased out of their homeland and perished have returned to life in this form, fueled by the power of their malice toward humans and Pokémon.

“Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with WIT STUDIO, and episodes will premiere on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV. Please look forward to more information on additional episode release dates following episode one’s premiere.

Fans can keep up with all the latest Pokémon news by following @PokemonNewsUK on social media, subscribing to the official Pokémon YouTube channel, and visiting Pokémon TV in anticipation of the series’ launch.

Credits
Director: Ken Yamamoto
Screenwriter: Taku Kishimoto
Character Design: KURO
Color Design: Ayaka Nakamura (WIT STUDIO)
Art Director: Yuuji Kaneko (AOSYASIN)
Director of Photography: Takeru Yokoi (WIT STUDIO)
Offline Editor: Akari Saito (Mishima Editing Room)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Music: Conisch
Animation: WIT STUDIO


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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk.

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