The Pokémon Horizon anime is embarking on its exploration of the Galar mines in episode #21, hoping to once again find clues to Black Rayquaza’s location but instead meets a new friend. Here’s what fans should know before trying out the latest episode of the new series.
When are Pokémon Horizons episodes released?
New episodes of Pokémon Horizons air on TV Tokyo at 6:55 p.m. JST every Friday. For the US West Coast, it’s 2:55 a.m. on Friday and 5:55 a.m. for the US East Coast, inconvenient times for most potential viewers. The broadcasts are intended for Japan and are therefore, of course, broadcast in Japanese without English subtitles, so it is necessary to understand at least a little Japanese to follow the plot. Pokémon Horizons is confirmed to have an English dub in late 2023, but no more specific date is currently available.
What happened in Pokémon Horizons Episode #20?
Episode #20 of Pokémon Horizons starts from episode #19 stopped, with Riko and Roy meeting a Galar gym leader named Kabu for the first time. Kabu was originally from the Hoenn region and Roy hoped he might know something about Rayquaza. When Kabu learned of their goal of pursuing Rayquaza, he decided to help them do some training, which Riko used to develop some cool new techniques and help Fuecoco learn a powerful new attack. powerful in Flamethrower. They also faced Kabu in a double battle, but were no match against his Centiskorch. Riko learned a lesson about respecting her opponents in battle, and Kabu rewarded their hard work by sharing seeing her Black Rayquaza, giving the team a new destination.
Pokémon Horizons Episode #21 introduces a new friend
In the preview of Episode #21, the group stumbles across a lone Hatenna who appears to be in some trouble. They bring the little Pokémon onto the ship and it seems to immediately take a liking to Riko. Hatenna is said to be very attuned to people’s emotions and hard to tolerate too strong emotions, so the more reserved Riko would be a great fit for a Hatenna trainer. That said, it’s still unclear if Riko intends to capture this Hatenna, as it may simply be in trouble at its home, or even wants to live on a hot air balloon without being caught, as is the case with Fuecoco and Quaxly.
Liko potentially getting a second Pokémon means that next episode could be a pretty important one, and it looks like the team will be heading to the Galar mines in episode #22, so dealing with Hatenna won’t be too detoured. Riko is still learning what it means to be a Pokémon trainer, and choosing a second Pokémon will be a big step for her, as she no longer has to rely entirely on Sprigatito. Pokémon Horizon continues to give her characters a chance to grow and attention is returning to Riko in episode #21.