After starting the first arc in the ancient Kanto region, Pokémon Horizon finally made it to Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region, turning the rebooted series into the cartoon it’s always meant to be.
Before the complete reboot of Pokémon Horizons, it is customary for Ash Ketchum to go home and clean himself up before starting from scratch in a brand new area full of brand new Pokémon – the area in Latest Pokémon game. In fact, the first episode of a new season in a new region usually begins in Japan the same week as the release of the related Pokémon game, ensuring Ash and fans at home can explore that region. simultaneous. However, Pokémon Horizons began five months after the release of Scarlet and Violet, and although the protagonist of the Riko series is classically from the Paldea region, the first six episodes of the show are all set in Kanto. .
Set sail to Paldea
By the third episode, Professor Friede has made it clear that their mission is to protect Riko and bring her home to her mother in Paldea because everyone has been chasing her, trying to steal the secret pendant her hidden. However, the professor’s spacecraft was damaged in a storm and had to land on an island to repair it – coincidentally, the very island where Roy lives. Roy proved his worth by helping them repair the airship and aid in their battle against the villainous Adventurers, and even forged a relationship with Fuecoco aboard the airship, leading to the it became his first Pokémon. Once the ship was repaired, it was time to set sail once more, and Roy joined the crew as they sailed for Paldea.
Titles for upcoming episodes have been released as reported by Serebii.Net, with episode 9 titled “To Paldea!” hinting that it won’t be long before the balloon gets there. Episode 10 also titled “Nemona & Brassius”, named after the two characters from the video game Scarlet and Violet, finally confirmed that the characters from the game will appear in the new anime. Many characters in Sword and Shield, such as Nessa, have never appeared in Journeys, which has a similar format of traveling around the world instead of living in the Galar region, so it is never guaranteed that the characters will be. Fan favorites from Scarlet and Violet will appear. It’s not yet clear how much time Pokémon Horizons will spend in Paldea, but since they can destroy the Adventurer’s tracking chip, there’s no need for them to rush it at the moment.
While Pokémon Horizon introduced several Paldea Pokémon in major roles, such as Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Amethio’s Ceruledge, setting foot in the Paldea region will mark a new era, both for anime in general and Horizons in particular.
Source: Serebii.Net (episode title)