The Pokémon Company International has announced that Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles will premiere at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships next week.
This new Pokémon animated special takes inspiration from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and follows Ash, Pikachu and friends as they set out on an exciting adventure in the Sinnoh region.
Those at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London will have the first chance to see the English-language version, with a screening event taking place around 6pm BST on Friday 19th August with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The animated special will then be made available to watch around the world (excluding Asia) exclusively on Netflix from 23rd September 2022.
The synopsis for Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles has been outlined below, along with the first-look trailer and screenshots:
A visit to the Sinnoh region turns into a high-stakes adventure when Ash, Pikachu, and friends join forces with powerful Pokémon to confront a looming threat!
When Ash, Goh, and Dawn receive a mysterious message from the Mythical Pokémon Arceus, they meet up with Brock and head to Mount Coronet to investigate. There, they find a rampaging Heatran and the commanders of Team Galactic, who are determined to find their missing leader by opening a gate between dimensions.
With a trio of Legendary Pokémon and Sinnoh Champion Cynthia on their side, our heroes have lots of help, but they’ll need all they can get to save Sinnoh from being destroyed!