The Pokémon Company has released the first official trailer for Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, the 23rd animated film in the franchise, and revealed an October 8, 2021 release date for the film on Netflix. This release is worldwide except for in Japan, China, and Korea. Musical artist Cyn, who contributed “Wonderful” to the “Pokémon 25” anniversary festivities, has also contributed two original songs to this movie, “Always Safe” and “No Matter What.”
Here is a synopsis for Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle to go along with the trailer and release date announcement:
Deep within the Forest of Okoya, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude live in a troop and maintain a strict rule that forbids outsiders from entering their territory. Elsewhere in the jungle lives Koko, a human boy raised by a lone Zarude who left the troop. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Zarude. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the jungle, the bonds between Pokémon and human—and the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.
In related news today, Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi are getting Mystery Gift events.