Pokémon will get its first console at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.
According to details on the official Pokémon Company Press website, Pokémon will host a special behind-the-scenes workshop this year called “Pokémon: Bringing Iconic Animation to a Global Audience” .” This event will analyze how the series has been localized from the Japanese original into various international versions. Several prominent industry figures will moderate the panel, including Radiant Pink writer Meghan Camarena (also known as Strawbury17), TPCi’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Taito Okiura, and Andy Gose, TPCi Senior Media Production Manager. The event will be held on July 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 6BCF of the San Diego Convention Center.
Another part of the event will revolve around Pokémon: Ultimate Journeys, the final chapter in Ash’s decades-long journey to becoming a Pokémon master. Attendees will get a special sneak peek at the series finale. There will also be a special international preview of Pokémon Horizons: The Series, featuring two brand new protagonists, Riko and Roy. As of June 23, 12 episodes of the series have aired in Japan.
In addition to the animation board, Pokemon toy licensing partner Jazwares will host a merchandise board called “Jazwares Spotlight.” Here, Pokémon fans will get an exclusive preview of the company’s lineup for 2023, including new Pokémon collections. On the show floor of the scam, Mattel and Bandai Namco Booths will also offer product previews, exclusive merchandise, giveaways, and photo opportunities for attendees. The Partner Insight Editions of Pokemon will also distribute special recipe cards from the upcoming “Pokémon Baking Book,” which will go on sale starting September 19.
What is Pokémon Horizons?
Pokémon Horizons is the first mainline Pokémon series to revolve around characters other than Ash and Pikachu. In addition to Riko and Roy, the chapter also introduces Professor Friede and the Rising Volteckers, who travel the world to research Pokémon. This iteration also continues to honor Pikachu as the franchise’s mascot through Friede’s partner, Captain Pikachu. Riko’s partner Sprigatito also inherits Ash’s Pikachu’s soul, as it also doesn’t like its partner in the first place. So far, Horizon’s plot has revolved around Riko and Roy embarking as fledgling coaches to uncover the mysteries behind two strange relics each possess. Although the series has only aired since April, viewers have observed that the series has debunked the main fan theories surrounding the series’ characters, such as Riko being the daughter of Ash.
The first three seasons of Pokémon: Ultimate Journeys are available on Netflix.
Source: Official Pokémon Company press site