As previously announced, the next Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is now available to watch on Netflix worldwide (with the exception of Japan, China, and South Korea). This movie features a human boy named Koko, who was raised by a lone Zarude.
You can see a new trailer for the movie, shown at the top of this post, along with some extra screenshots from the movie down below.
After nearly a year without any update, the previously announced Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, now has a (mostly) worldwide release date: October 8, 2021. This movie features the Mythical Pokémon Zarude and a human boy named Koko that grew up raised by one Zarude in particular, referred to as Dada.
The movie launches on Netflix on October 8, 2021 in every country that it’s available in, with the exceptions of Japan, China, and South Korea. (You’ll need to have an active Netflix subscription in order to watch the movie.)
To celebrate this release, a special Dada Zarude and a Shiny Celebi—both of which play a role in Secrets of the Jungle—will be distributed via distribution codes in an email to players that have a registered account on the Pokémon Trainer Club and have email notifications (marketing email preferences) enabled for their account. These two will be accessible in Pokémon Sword & Shield by using those codes and following the instructions in the email.
In order to receive this code, you must make sure you have a registered account and that email notifications are enabled by September 25, 2021, and the email containing the codes will (hopefully) be sent out on October 7, 2021. Here’s hoping that there are no issues with the emails this time around, as last year’s similar Zarude distribution saw many, many eager players (including Marriland himself and many in the Marriland community) fail to receive any email despite having an active Pokémon Trainer Club account with the proper box checked and receiving past promotional emails. If you already have an account and think you have email notifications enabled, it’d be a good idea to log in to double-check, just in case (a picture of the setting to enable can be found further below).
These eight episodes won’t be released all at once, but instead rolled out at different points, with September and October each having two episodes released and December containing the final four. The schedule of these episodes is included further on.
Each of these episodes focuses on one of the eight main regions in the Pokémon world and some of the prominent characters or moments in those regions. For instance, in the first episode, “The Champion,” it features Leon, Hop, and the player character in the Galar region, including a climactic battle against Eternatus assisted by Zacian and Zamazenta.
The 23rd season of the dubbed Pokémon Anime, Pokémon Journeys: The Series, is reaching its conclusion, with the final 12 episodes of that particular season (not to be confused with the Pokémon anime as a whole) available on Netflix in the U.S. starting on March 5, 2021.
Keep in mind that different countries have been airing it on different channels and different times, but in the U.S., its episodes have released in batches of 12 every few months on Netflix — a departure from its earlier approach of airing it weekly on channels such as Disney XD and previously Cartoon Network.
Throughout the season, Ash, Pikachu, and their new friend Goh have traveled across the various regions in the Pokémon world, visiting some old friends and making some new ones along the way. Below are some screenshots from the anime — beware, there may be spoilers!