Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle to premiere on Netflix on October 8, 2021; Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi to be distributed

Pokemon_The_Movie_Secrets_of_the_Jungle_Key_Art_EN.jpgThe Pokémon Company International has announced that the twenty-third animated Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, will premiere on Netflix around the world (with the exception of Japan, China, and Korea) on October 8, 2021.

Synopsis
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.

The international trailer has been uploaded on the official Pokémon Youtube channel. It features "Always Safe" and "No Matter What", two original songs written and recorded by music artist Cyn for the movie. Cyn is one of the many notable artists participating in the P25 Music program celebrating 25 years of Pokémon, for which she wrote and recorded another new song, "Wonderful". Fans can start streaming these songs on most digital music platforms now.


Emily Arons—Senior vice president of licensing at TPCi said:
"During Pokémon’s 25th anniversary year, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to experience the newest animated Pokémon movie simultaneously as a global community. Pokémon animation is a much-beloved pillar of the franchise, and Netflix is the perfect partner to once again help us deliver a worldwide moment for fans as we celebrate 25 years of action and adventure with Ash and his Pikachu."

To further celebrate the release of the movie, Trainers will be able to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by subscribing to the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter and opt in to email marketing. Trainers who register in this way by September 25, 2021, will receive two Pokémon Trainer Club emails containing the distribution codes for both Pokémon on October 7, 2021. To receive each Pokémon, simply enter the code into your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game via the Mystery Gift option in the X menu while your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet.

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The Mythical Pokémon Zarude is nimble and quick, swinging about using trees and branches and attacking foes by slicing at them with its sharp claws.

Pokémon: Zarude
Level: 70
Ability: Leaf Guard
Held Item: Choice Scarf
Moves: Jungle Healing, Hammer Arm, Power Whip, Energy Ball
sotj_celebi.png
The Mythical Pokémon Celebi is known for wandering across time, guarding and protecting forests.

Pokémon: Celebi
Level: 60
Ability: Natural Cure
Held Item: Lucky Egg
Moves: Magical Leaf, Future Sight, Life Dew, Heal Bell

Fans can also look forward to a crossover event with Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of the movie. More details will be announced soon.

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