Niantic has annoucned that the Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO to celebrate the global release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. The event takes place in game from Friday, October 1st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10th, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
The Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO to celebrate the global release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle
Trainers, The latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is releasing globally on Netflix on Friday, October 8, 2021! In celebration of the movie’s release, Zarude, the Rogue Monkey Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll be able to encounter it by completing limited-time Special Research. You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie, including the return of Jessie and James to Pokémon GO.
Date + Time
Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
A limited-time Special Research story will be available! Complete this research line to encounter Zarude and help Professor Willow learn more about the Rogue Monkey Pokémon. This is the first time that this Dark- and Grass-type Mythical Pokémon will be available in Pokémon GO. Note that you can obtain this Special Research only during the event period, but once you have it, you can complete it anytime.
Encounter Pokémon related to Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle! Hoothoot, Combee, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Larvitar!
Explorer Pikachu will be making its return to Pokémon GO, appearing in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!
Pokémon seen in the movie will also be appearing in raids throughout the event:
Explorer Pikachu, Larvitar, Roggenrola, Foongus, and Rufflet will be appearing in one-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
Lickitung, Chansey, Pinsir, Ludicolo, and Flygon will be appearing in three-star raids.
Jessie and James will be continuing their hijinks from last year’s event. Keep an eye out for them in your snapshots, and watch for their Meowth Balloon. Jessie and James will be appearing in their Meowth Balloon until Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Get themed Field Research tasks from PokéStops that’ll lead to encounters with Audino, Rufflet, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
New free avatar items will be available in the Style Shop, including the Adventure Hat and the Wailmer Water Bottle.
Be sure to watch Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle on Netflix after it releases globally on Friday, October 8, 2021. For more information on the film, please see here.
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.
YouTube Clip - The Mythical Pokémon Zarude debuts in Pokémon GO
NEWEST ANIMATED POKÉMON MOVIE, ‘POKÉMON THE MOVIE: SECRETS OF THE JUNGLE,’ TO PREMIERE ON NETFLIX ON OCTOBER 8, 2021, DURING POKÉMON’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION YEAR
International Trailer Debuts Today Featuring Original Music by Cyn
Special In-Game Activations Celebrating the Movie Planned for Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, and More
BELLEVUE, Wash., and LOS ANGELES—September 7, 2021—The Pokémon Company International and Netflix announced today that the next animated movie in the Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world with the exception of Japan, China, and Korea on October 8, 2021. First revealed in November 2020, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” marks the 23rd animated Pokémon movie in the franchise.
The first official international trailer for the movie was released today and can be viewed here. It features “Always Safe” and “No Matter What,” two original songs written and recorded by music artist Cyn for the movie. Fans can look forward to hearing these songs during the movie on October 8 and stream them on popular music platforms beginning today. Cyn is also 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.”
“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,” said Emily Arons, senior vice president of licensing at The Pokémon Company International. “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.”
“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” 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.
To further celebrate the announcement, beginning today, Trainers will be able to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi—both as featured in the movie—in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications. Trainers who register in this way by September 25, 2021, will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both Pokémon on October 7, 2021.
Fans can also look forward to a crossover with Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” on Netflix. More details will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can visit the official movie website at zarude.pokemon.com and join the conversation online with #Pokemon25.
YouTube Clip - Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle | Official Trailer #1
The official Pocket Monsters movie site has updated and has announced the Pokémon the Movie Coco Blu-ray Special Limited Edition for 7,200 yen, the standard blu-ray for 5,500 yen and the DVD release for 4,500 yen (tax included). The film will be available to purchase on those three release versions on July 14th, 2021. Details of the releases have been added to our media database.
Pokémon the Movie Coco Blu-ray Special Limited Edition Details:
Blu-ray Special Limited Edition comes with a special picture label and a special case!
Pokémon the Movie Coco 98 minutes (With Japanese subtitles)
・ The Special Guest Stars Gather Around! Pokémon the Movie Coco Public Recording Digest
・ Creditless OP
・ Creditless ED
・ Illustration Setting Reference Materials
・ Idea Sketch Collection
・ Visual Image Gallery
・ Trailer for Pokémon the Movie: Coco
・ Pokémon the Movie Coco Script Reduced-size Edition (B6 variant) For the first time in the history of Pokémon movies!
・ Super Beautiful! Special Mini Clear File Set
・ Pokémon the Movie Coco Miniature Theater Pamphlet (B6 variant) Supplementary revised edition only for the Special Limited Edition
* The contents of the miniature theater pamphlet are different from the version sold at theaters, such as not including an appendix or poster.
Week 1: February 11th to 17th, 2021 - Pikachu Periscope and Pikachu Compass
Week 2: February 18th to 24th, 2021 - Pikachu Digging Tools and Pikachu Handy Fan
Week 3: February 25th to March 3rd, 2021 - Pikachu Camping Lamp Cup and Pikachu Sun Visor
Week 4: March 4th to March 10th, 2021 - Pikachu Explorer Lens and Pikachu Whistle
Viewers were asked to vote for the number one most popular movie of the series. The first place winner of each series was broadcast on a special live stream on the official Toho MOVIE Channel on YouTube starting at 12:00 on Sunday, February 7th, 2021! The stream was region locked to Japan and was a live only broadcast, so it was not archived on the channel.
The special stream was hosted by Koichi Yamadera (山寺宏一), and a special segment was held in-between each movie to announce which movie won that series era vote and to also briefly give a summary of that movie. Also a cast or staff member from the Coco movie would discuss their role in the newest Pokémon the Movie: Coco film.
Moka Kamishiraishi (上白石萌歌), Coco voice actress briefly talked about her character after movie 5. Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生), the Director of the Coco movie also talked about the Coco movie after movie 8 aired. Shoko Nakagawa talked about her role as Karen (カレン) during a segment after movie 10. Taiiku Okazaki (岡崎体育), the music producer for the Coco movie talked about the songs in the Coco movie in a brief segment after movie 16. Finally at the end of the stream, Koichi Yamadera, as a 'surprise', had a couple of minutes segment talking about the new Coco movie and thanked the viewers for watching and making it that far into the long broadcast. The special had a running time of about 8 hours and 10 minutes.
A special Max Raid Battle event is coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield! Starting February 3rd, 2021 at 4 p.m. PST, work together with your fellow Trainers to defeat Cramorant in Max Raid Battles and help unlock rewards that’ll help in your adventures!
Zarude can play an active role in Pokémon Sword and Shield Max Raid Battles
From Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. JST to Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 8:59 a.m. JST, Max Raid Battles in the Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Sword and Shield will feature: Nuoh, Flygon, Goloog, Uu, and Yessan (Female Form), which are all Pokémon that are featured in the hit film Pokémon the Movie: Coco, and they are now more likely to appear.
The Mythical Pokémon Zarude's Jungle Heal move works wonders against the powerful all-out attacks these Pokémon use! A Zarude that knows the move Jungle Heal was distributed via a serial code to everyone who has seen the film Pokémon the Movie Coco at movie theaters nationwide in Japan.
Also, if Trainers work together to win the Max Raid Battle against Uu more than 500,000 times during this period, they will receive useful items for their adventures, such as a Flame Orb, via the Internet starting on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.! Furthermore, if Trainers win a total of one million times or more, they will receive additional items for their adventure, such as the Gold Bottle Cap.
Niantic has announced a Special Research to encounter Shiny Celebi as part of a tie-in event to celebrate the Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle which will be released in theaters on December 25th, 2020 in Japan. Beginning on Monday, December 14th 2020, Jessie and James will be returning to Pokémon GO and players will be able to encounter Shiny Celebi by completing limited-time Special Research!
Celebrate Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle with a collaboration event featuring Shiny Celebi in Special Research and Jessie and James’s return to Pokémon GO
Trainers, We’re excited to announce that the latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, is coming soon! In celebration of the upcoming release, beginning on Monday, December 14, 2020, Jessie and James will be returning to Pokémon GO, and you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Celebi by completing limited-time Special Research! You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie!
Complete Special Research to encounter Shiny Celebi! Plus, Jessie and James return to Pokémon GO! Date + Time
Starting Monday, December 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time
A limited-time Special Research story inspired by the movie will be available! Complete this research line to encounter Shiny Celebi. In an odd twist of events, Jessie and James will be guiding you through this Special Research story instead of Professor Willow! You’ll need to prepare for trouble for this one! Stay tuned for updates on when this Special Research will become unavailable.
Jessie and James will be returning in their Meowth balloon for a limited time! It seems they’ve received different Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket than the last time the pair appeared in the world of Pokémon GO. Stay tuned for updates on when Jessie and James will be leaving.
Be sure to check out the avatar items inspired by Jessie’s and James’s outfits from Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. These avatar items will be available for free in the Style Shop!
Explorer Pikachu makes its Pokémon GO debut! Date + Time
From Monday, December 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 21, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
Explorer Pikachu will be appearing in the wild and in raids! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Explorer Pikachu!
If you take a snapshot during this time, you might see Jessie and James!
During the Pokémon Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, Explorer Pikachu will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and you’ll receive twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Meet Pokémon connected to Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle! Date + Time
From Monday, December 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
Hoothoot, Nuzleaf, Drilbur, Cottonee, Dwebble, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Durant!
Lickitung, Mawile, Flygon, Rufflet, and more will be appearing in Raid Battles.
Igglybuff, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Bonsly, and Rufflet will be hatching from 5 km Eggs.
If you’re lucky, you might even find a Shiny Rufflet!
Jessie and James’s Meowth balloon will be appearing more frequently on December 25! Date + Time
Friday, December 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time
Jessie and James’s Meowth balloon will be appearing more frequently! Be sure to use this opportunity to challenge the duo.
Stay tuned for more details on Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, Trainers!
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.
Pokémon Shirts, a collaboration between Pokémon and the online custom shirt brand Original Stitch, is now selling bandanas, which you can make by freely combining Pokémon patterns. It will be available for purchase from November 20th, 2020 at 14:00. The bandana is available in 151 Pokémon pattern designs from "Pocket Monsters Red and Green". It is recommended as a fashion item to accentuate your outfit, but also as a handkerchief! Prices start at 1,800 yen (excluding tax) and shipping costs are not included. Images from the bandana line have been added to an Imageboard thread.
How to buy a bandana!
(1) Visit the official website of the "Pokémon Shirt" and go to the "Bandana" page!
(2) Choose and order your favorite design from the "Bandana" page!
To commemorate the release of Pokémon the Movie: Coco, four Pokémon shirt patterns featuring: Zarude, Alternate Colored Celebi, Hoshigarisu, and Uu will become available. You can combine the patterns of these four Pokémon and existing ones by customizing a shirt. Be sure to go to see the movie with your Pokémon shirts this winter! The shirts will be on sale from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20th, 2020 until 23:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. The Pokémon patterns commemorating the release of Pokémon the Movie: Coco may be re-released after the sales period. Images from the shirt line have been added to an Imageboard thread.
Hoshigarisu and Yokubarisu Mask Promotion
Starting on November 20th, 2020 at 14:00, a campaign where patrons can get a mask in which they can pretend to be Hoshigarisu or Yokubarisu will be given to those who have ordered a shirt or polo shirt at the Pokémon Shirt store. Order one shirt and you'll get a Hoshigarisu mask, or order two shirts together and you'll get a Hoshigarisu and a Yokubarisu mask, for a total of two masks from this set. The present campaign is on a first-come, first-served basis and will end when all items are gone.
Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe will have a new frappe from Saturday, December 5th, 2020 through Friday, January 15th, 2021! This time, it also comes with a special sleeve to commemorate the release of Pokémon the Movie: Coco!
Drinkable Pudding! Caramel Pika Pika Frappe - 700 yen (excluding tax) 飲めるプリン！？キャラメルピカピカフラッペ 700円（税抜） It's like drinking pudding! Plenty of whipped cream, caramel sauce, and chocolate chips as an accent.
The Frappe comes with 1 of 4 random sleeve designs of Pikachu from the movie Pokémon the Movie: Coco! All designs are original to Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe!
Pokémon the Movie: Coco is a story featuring an unusual father and son, a Pokémon and a human. It is scheduled to be released in cinemas across Japan starting on Friday, December 25th, 2020! Special advance tickets are also on sale now.