The Pokémon Company International announced that Pokémon Horizons: The Series
will air in the UK on BBC iPlayer and CBBC in December 2023.
‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ coming to the BBC
Fans can soon watch the all-new episodic animated Pokémon adventure on BBC iPlayer in the UK
London — 09 Nov. 2023 — The Pokémon Company International announced today that the new, highly anticipated Pokémon animated series, “Pokémon Horizons: The Series,” will launch in the U.K. exclusively on BBC iPlayer and CBBC this December. The highly anticipated series will arrive in time for Trainers to tune in over the holiday season.
Featuring a never-before-seen storyline, “Pokémon Horizons: The Series” is the first new mainline animated Pokémon series released in more than 25 years. Fans will follow dual protagonists Liko and Roy — and their respective partner Pokémon, Sprigatito and Fuecoco — as they set off on action-packed adventures, encounter endearing characters like Friede and Captain Pikachu and uncover the mysteries of the Pokémon world.
“We are incredibly excited to be working with prestigious partners, the BBC, to bring our latest animation ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ to BBC iPlayer,” said Peter Murphy, senior marketing director at The Pokémon Company International. “This is a truly special moment for the Pokémon animated series as we introduce fans to our brand-new protagonists Liko and Roy on their adventures across the world of Pokémon. We know our U.K.-based fans have been clamouring for the series’ release since it was first revealed, and we are delighted to finally share all the official release information. I have no doubt that ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ has been worth the wait, so we hope fans old and new will tune in and experience a Pokémon adventure like no other next month!”
“Pokémon Horizons: The Series” Synopsis:
A new adventure is beginning within the wide world of Pokémon! Arriving at Indigo Academy, a girl named Liko receives her first partner Pokémon, Sprigatito. But she soon finds herself pursued by the Explorers, a mysterious group that’s determined to take the pendant necklace she wears. Liko isn’t on her own, though, as Friede, Captain Pikachu and the other Rising Volt Tacklers offer her protection aboard their airship. Meanwhile, a boy named Roy dreams of becoming a Pokémon Trainer, unaware of the secret hiding within the Ancient Poké Ball he carries. As Liko, Roy and the Rising Volt Tacklers set sail for new horizons, what kind of discoveries await?
“We know families love the world of Pokémon,” said Sarah Muller, senior head of commissioning for CBBC, “and we can’t wait to bring this all-new Pokémon animated adventure to the home of children’s programming in the U.K. and just in time for the festive season!”