Pokémon Horizons: The Series

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Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Season 1

Japanese logo for Pocket Monsters (2023) (top)
English logo for Pokémon Horizons: The Series (bottom)
No. of episodes46
Release
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseApril 14, 2023 (2023-04-14) –
present (present)
List of episodes

Pokémon Horizons: The Series, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Liko and Roy's Departure[a], Pocket Monsters: The Sparkling of Terapagos[b], and Pocket Monsters: Terastal Debut[c] is a new Pokémon animated series and currently airing its first season and overall twenty-sixth season.[1] It premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 14, 2023 and was further distributed by Netflix in the United States on March 7, 2024. It is directed by Saori Den, with Daiki Tomiyasu as creative director, Tetsuo Yajima as action director, Dai Satō as script supervisor, Rei Yamazaki as character designer, Conisch as music composer, and Naotsugu Uchida and Akane Yamago replacing Ryōko Nashimoto as sound editor. Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic and Gakushu Yochien are no longer credited as publishers, and Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori are no longer credited as creators.[2]

Unlike previous series, which featured Ash Ketchum as the protagonist, the series stars two new protagonists, Liko and Roy,[3][4][5] who team up with the Rising Volt Tacklers, a group of adventurers that explore the Pokémon world and visit various regions, including the Paldea region, which was introduced in Scarlet and Violet.[6][7] As they do, they are pursued by the Explorers, a mysterious organization seeking Liko's pendant for unknown reasons.

Episode list[edit]

Jap. overallEng. overallNo. in seasonEnglish title
Japanese title [8][9][10]
Directed byWritten byAnimation directed byOriginal air date [11]English release date
123512241"The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One (The Pendant of Beginning, Part 1)"
Transliteration: "Hajimari no Pendanto Zenpen" (Japanese: はじまりのペンダント 前編)
Directed by : Saori Den
Storyboarded by : Saori Den & Tetsuo Yajima
Dai SatōYuki Masutani, Toshiko Nakaya, Natsumi Hattori & Izumi ShimuraApril 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)December 1, 2023 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Liko, a shy girl from the Paldea region, arrives in Kanto to begin her studies at Indigo Academy. Eventually, she chooses Sprigatito as her first Pokémon starter, but they struggle to get along. One night, Liko encounters Amethio, a man from a group called the Explorers, who hands her a letter supposedly from her grandmother requesting that she bring her pendant. Feeling suspicious about the situation, Liko instead decides to flee. While Amethio and his henchmen Zirc and Onia pursue her, a man with a Charizard rescues her. When Liko attempts to jump off a rooftop, her pendant begins to glow.
123612252"The Pendant That Starts It All: Part Two (The Pendant of Beginning, Part 2)"
Transliteration: "Hajimari no Pendanto Kōhen" (Japanese: はじまりのペンダント 後編)
Directed by : Makoto Oga & Ayumi Moriyama
Storyboarded by : Daiki Tomiyasu
Dai SatōToshihito Hirooka, Chiaki Kurakazu, Masaya Onishi, Miho Sugimoto & Sayo SugiyamaApril 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)December 1, 2023 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Liko is encased in a green sphere and sees a strange Pokémon, which soon disappears. Friede, the man with the Charizard, takes Liko to safety aboard the airship the Brave Olivine. Liko meets Friede's companions and begins to trust them. Meanwhile, Amethio, Zirc and Onia continue their pursuit of Liko's pendant and arrive on the airship. After a battle between Friede and Amethio, Amethio's team decides to retreat, taking Sprigatito with them.
123712263"For Sure! 'Cause Sprigatito's with Me! (As Long as I'm With Nyahoja, I'm Sure)"
Transliteration: "Nyaoha to Nara, Kitto" (Japanese: ニャオハとなら、きっと)
Directed by : Junya Koshiba
Storyboarded by : Tetsuo Yajima
Naruki NagakawaYoshitaka Yanagihara, Yūsuke Oshida & Makoto ShinjōApril 21, 2023 (2023-04-21)December 1, 2023 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
The day after Sprigatito's disappearance, Friede tracks the Explorers to a nearby port town, and the crew agrees to help Liko rescue Sprigatito. At the Pokémon Center, Murdock's Rockruff sniffs out Onia, who has been taking care of the captive Sprigatito. As the crew pursues them, Amethio orders Onia to lure them to their hideout. There, Friede stalls Amethio in a battle to allow Liko to rescue Sprigatito. After Onia confronts her outside, Liko orders Sprigatito to use Leafage so they can escape. Friede retreats as the Rising Volt Tacklers and Liko regroup and set sail for her home in Paldea. Meanwhile, local islander Roy finds the Brave Olivine's missing flag on the beach.
123812274"The Treasure After the Storm! (A Washed-Ashore Treasure)"
Transliteration: "Nagaretsuita Takaramono" (Japanese: ながれついた宝もの)
Yūji AsadaDai SatōMasaaki Iwane & Izumi ShimuraApril 28, 2023 (2023-04-28)December 1, 2023 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
The Rising Volt Tacklers dock at Roy's island to repair the damaged Brave Olivine's balloon. Their Fuecoco stumbles overboard and wanders through the island's forest, eating a stash of berries it finds before Roy discovers and befriends it. After noticing Fuecoco's absence, Liko and Sprigatito track it to the forest, where wild Pokémon attack them, having blamed them for eating the berries. As Roy aids them, his ancient Poké Ball resonates with Liko's pendant, but the wild Pokémon soon trap the group and Fuecoco. Friede rescues the group and calms the wild Pokémon, which forgive Fuecoco after Liko and Roy help it replace the berries. Liko, Sprigatito and Fuecoco part ways with Roy before returning to the Brave Olivine.
123912285"Found You, Fuecoco! (I Found You, Hogator)"
Transliteration: "Mitsuketa yo, Hogēta" (Japanese: みつけたよ、ホゲータ)
Directed by : Fumihiro Ueno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Muga TakedaTakashi ShinoharaMay 5, 2023 (2023-05-05)December 1, 2023 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Unwilling to leave Fuecoco, Roy stows aboard the Brave Olivine to become its partner. The crew allows Roy to stay for the night, but he is unable to find Fuecoco and returns home the next morning. Fuecoco learns of Roy's visit and goes looking for him, discovering along the way that the Explorers have followed the Rising Volt Tacklers. After reuniting with Fuecoco and being warned about the Explorers, Roy enlists the local bug Pokémon to repair the Brave Olivine's balloon while Friede and the crew battle Amethio and Zirc to protect the ship. Roy joins the battle and motivates Fuecoco to perform its first successful Ember attack, but this distracts Friede and allows Amethio to move in on Liko.
124012296"The Ancient Poké Ball (The Ancient Monster Ball)"
Transliteration: "Inishie no Monsutā Bōru" (Japanese: いにしえのモンスターボール)
Yasuhiro NodaKureha MatsuzawaAkihiko Oka, Izumi Shimura, Hiromi Niioka, Toshiya Yamada & Toshiko NakayaMay 12, 2023 (2023-05-12)December 1, 2023 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
After Liko's pendant once again protects her, she and Roy battle Amethio, but his Ceruledge overpowers Sprigatito and Fuecoco. As Liko rushes to protect Sprigatito, Roy's Poké Ball resonates with her pendant and unleashes a black Rayquaza that forces the Explorers to retreat before flying away. Inspired by his adventure, Roy catches Fuecoco and gains his grandfather's permission to travel with the Rising Volt Tacklers to catch Rayquaza. Meanwhile, the Explorers' leader, Gibeon, removes Amethio from his mission in favor of his teammate Spinel, leaving Amethio to pursue Rayquaza and its connection to the pendant.
124112307"Special Training with Cap! (Special Training! Captain Pikachu)"
Transliteration: "Tokkun! Kyaputen Pikachū" (Japanese: 特訓!キャプテンピカチュウ)
Directed by : Hiromichi Matano
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saitō
Kureha MatsuzawaMakoto Shinjō & Yuki MasutaniMay 19, 2023 (2023-05-19)January 15, 2024 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Liko and Roy ask Dot, the crew's reclusive information gatherer, about Rayquaza's whereabouts, but she rebuffs them with a drawing of a defeated Roy and Fuecoco. Friede agrees to train Liko and Roy in Pokémon battling, pitting them against his partner, Captain "Cap" Pikachu. When their usual strategy of blindly ordering attacks fails, the two improve by focusing on Cap's movements, although Sprigatito and Fuecoco lose interest in the match and fall asleep. Liko and Roy apply their newfound knowledge in battle against each other, which ends with Sprigatito learning Quick Attack and defeating Fuecoco. Dot responds to their match with a drawing of Rayquaza flying over Paldea, indicating it to be there.
124212318"The Door That Never Opens (The Secret of the Unopened Door)"
Transliteration: "Akazu no Tobira no Himitsu" (Japanese: あかずの扉のひみつ)
Directed by : Yoshihiko Iwata
Storyboarded by : Naruki Nagakawa
Hiromasa AmanoMasaya Ōnishi, Chiaki Kurakazu & Hiromi SakaiMay 26, 2023 (2023-05-26)January 15, 2024 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
After Friede and Murdock fail to coax Dot out of her room with doughnuts, the crew stops at a nearby town for supplies. Liko remains aboard the Brave Olivine to watch a livestream hosted by Nidothing, a costumed content creator. Believing Dot to be a fan, Liko invites her to watch together, unaware that Dot and Nidothing are the same person. Dot angrily dismisses Liko at first, but after Liko expresses her appreciation for Nidothing, and later comments on Nidothing's stream asking how to befriend Dot, Dot is inspired to briefly leave her room and accept Murdock's doughnuts that night.
124312329"Welcome to Paldea! (Arrival in Paldea!)"
Transliteration: "Parudea Tōchaku!" (Japanese: パルデア到着!)
Yūji AsadaDai SatōMasaaki Iwane & Izumi ShimuraJune 2, 2023 (2023-06-02)January 15, 2024 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
The Brave Olivine arrives in Paldea, reminding Liko that her travels with the Rising Volt Tacklers will only be temporary. Liko is indecisive about staying with the crew or her parents, causing Sprigatito to avoid her when she seemingly starts settling back into her old home. After overhearing her father, Alex, express his concerns for her since her departure to Kanto, Liko shares her feelings with the crew and deicdes to continue her adventures with them, reconciling with Sprigatito and gaining Alex's approval. While discussing the black Rayquaza with Friede, Alex recalls that artist Brassius witnessed a rare Pokémon in Artazon.
1244123310"Nemona and Brassius and... (With Nemo and Colza)"
Transliteration: "Nemo to Corusa to" (Japanese: ネモとコルサと)
Makoto NakataMuga TakedaYoshitaka Yanagihara, Yusuke Oshida & Toshiko NakayaJune 9, 2023 (2023-06-09)January 15, 2024 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Liko and Roy arrive in Artazon and meet Champion-ranked trainer Nemona, who is concerned that Brassuis has been recent neglecting his duties as the town's Gym Leader. They learn that Brassuis is suffering from an artistic slump that began when he saw the black Rayquaza after making a sculpture of one, causing him to consider his artwork inferior. However, Roy is deeply moved by the sculpture, motivating Brassuis to test his resolve with a battle. Although Fuecoco learns Stomping Tantrum to gain an advantage, it loses to Brassuis' Terastalized Sudowoodo. Satisfied, Brassius shows the trio a sculpture he carved of an Arboliva in the forest where he saw Rayquaza, noting its resonance with the legendary Pokémon.
1245123411"Arboliva's Forest (Oliva's Forest)"
Transliteration: "Orīva no Mori" (Japanese: オリーヴァの森)
Directed by : Fumihiro Ueno
Storyboarded by : Satoshi Shimizu
Naruki NagakawaTakashi ShinoharaJune 16, 2023 (2023-06-16)January 15, 2024 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Nemona guides Liko and Roy to the forest Brassius mentioned, with Mollie accompanying them after learning it has been recently devastated by a wildfire. While investigating, Liko encounters a Paldean Wooper that has been dehydrated by the fire. The local Pokémon take Wooper to a giant tree adorned with an ancient Poké Ball identical to Rayquaza's. The "tree" turns out to be the oversized Arboliva, who misunderstands their intentions and attacks Liko's party as Mollie tends to Wooper. Liko and Roy distract Arboliva long enough for Mollie to treat Wooper, calming Arboliva, who shows them the greater extent of the wildfire's damage to the forest.
1246123512"The Future I Choose (The Future I Choose)"
Transliteration: "Watashi ga Erabu Mirai" (Japanese: わたしが選ぶ未来)
Directed by : Junya Koshiba
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Kureha MatsuzawaIzumi Shimura, Masaya Ōnishi, Shinichi Yoshino, Toshiko Nakaya & Kurika YamagataJune 23, 2023 (2023-06-23)January 15, 2024 (UK)
March 7, 2024 (US)
Liko's group works to help regrow the damaged forest. After Friede discovers and fends off a Magneton interfering with the crew's communications, they recruit Ludlow to irrigate the soil with his Quagsire, allowing Arboliva to fully restore the greenery. Arboliva and the Pokémon within Liko's pendant show Liko and Roy a vision of a mysterious figure before Arboliva returns to its Poké Ball. Friede meets with Liko's mother, Lucca, who explains that Rayquaza and Arboliva are two of the Six Heroes, Pokémon who traveled with the legendary adventurer Lucius. Liko and Roy come to the same conclusion after reading a storybook Alex wrote about the legend, determining Lucius to be the figure from the vision. Liko resolves to find her grandmother, who gave her the pendant, while Roy decides to find Lucius's other four Pokémon. Following a lead from Lucca's Squawkabilly, the Rising Volt Tacklers head to an old castle in Galar, unaware that the Magneton's trainer, Spinel, is following them.
1247123613"An Unexpected Picnic! (A Sudden Picnic)"
Transliteration: "Picnic wa Totsuzen ni" (Japanese: ピクニックは突然に)
Directed by : Masashi Tsukino
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saito
Kureha MatsuzawaHironori Hano & Cheom Hyang GoJuly 14, 2023 (2023-07-14)January 15, 2024 (UK)
May 10, 2024 (US)[12]
The Rising Volt Tacklers have a picnic near Levincia while waiting for the Brave Olivine's computer systems to reboot. Wanting to share the experience with Dot and Ludlow as they tend to the ship, Liko prepares an indoor picnic spread for them with help from Murdock. Dot thanks Liko with a picture of herself in-costume as Nidothing, intending to reveal her identity to her. Liko believes Dot is only pretending to be Nidothing due to an earlier misunderstanding, but is happy to have bonded with her. Meanwhile, a wild Wattrel steals and eats one of Roy and Fuecoco's sandwiches, despite their offer to share it. Concerned with Wattrel's distance from its flock, Roy decides to spend more time with it. When Friede returns to the ship, its systems shut down as a result of Spinel sabotaging it.
1248123714"Fly! Wattrel!! (Fly! Kaiden!!)"
Transliteration: "Tobe! Kaiden!!" (Japanese: とべ!カイデン!!)
Directed by : Oh Jin Koo
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Muga TakedaChiaki Kurakazu, Natsumi Hattori & Keita HagiwaraJuly 21, 2023 (2023-07-21)January 15, 2024 (UK)
Roy learns that Wattrel has a fear of heights that prevents it from flying, and spends the day training with it to help it overcome its fear. He succeeds after using Ludlow's fishing rod as a harness for Wattrel, allowing it to rejoin its flock; however, it decides to stay with Roy and he catches it. Meanwhile, Friede chases Spinel's Magneton away to prevent it from interfering with the Brave Olivine's system reboot. After battling Friede remotely to study his moves, including his Charizard's ability to Terastalize into a Dark-type, Spinel lures Liko and Sprigatito to Levincia and has his Beheeyem put them in a trance, erasing Liko's memory of her pendant as he steals it.
1249123815"Someone We Can't See! Whosawhatsit? (It's Someone You Can't See! Whosawhatsit?)"
Transliteration: "Mienai Yatsu da! Nanimon nanja?" (Japanese: みえないヤツだ!何者ナニモンなんじゃ?)
Yūji AsadaKureha MatsuzawaMasaaki Iwane & Izumi ShimuraJuly 28, 2023 (2023-07-28)January 15, 2024 (UK)
As a result of Beheeyem's hypnosis, Liko and Sprigatito forget their experiences since their first meeting, leaving them to wander through Levincia. Determined to find Liko when she fails to return, Dot contacts fellow streamer and local Gym Leader Iono to organize a public search for Liko as a game of hide-and-seek. Liko takes the game seriously and flees her pursuers with Sprigatito, with both regaining their memories in the process. Roy and Dot find Liko, who notices her missing pendant. After recognizing Beheeyem as one of Spinel's Pokémon, the Rising Volt Tacklers begin organizing a plan to retrieve the pendant.
1250123916"Quaxly, We Can Do It (As Long As I'm With Kuwassu, I Can Do It)"
Transliteration: "Kuwassu to Nara, Dekiru yo" (Japanese: クワッスとなら、できるよ)
Hiroaki TakagiNaruki NagakawaYoshitaka Yanagihara & Yusuke OshidaAugust 4, 2023 (2023-08-04)January 15, 2024 (UK)
Dot catches Quaxly as the Rising Volt Tacklers begin their counterattack against Spinel. As Friede is lured away by a hired decoy, Liko, Roy, and Dot realize the pendant is nearby when Arboliva's Poké Ball suddenly resonates with it. Dot searches a cargo ship that Spinel boarded, using Quaxly's Water Gun as a beacon to bring Liko and Roy to her aid when Spinel's Pokémon corner her. The trio work together to defeat Spinel's Beheeyem and Magneton, but his Umbreon overpowers them. In response, the pendant emits a light that exposes Spinel's location, allowing Liko to recover the pendant while Arboliva helps the trio escape. After they return to the Brave Olivine, Dot confesses her identity as Nidothing to Liko.
1251124017"Special Training Time! (Kaiden and Hogator: Secret Training!)"
Transliteration: "Kaiden to Hogēta: Himitsu no Dai Tokkun!" (Japanese: カイデンとホゲータ 秘密の大特訓!)
Directed by : Hiromichi Matano
Storyboarded by : Satoshi Shimizu
Michihiro TsuchiyaMakoto Shinjō & Yuki MasutaniAugust 11, 2023 (2023-08-11)February 27, 2024 (UK)
Roy trains Fuecoco and Wattrel in battle to stop them from arguing. After losing a match against Cap, Roy gains new inspiration when the Brave Olivine experiences turbulent winds that strengthen Wattrel's Spark attack. Using Dot's advice, Roy develops a new strategy where he throws Fuecoco and Wattrel into the air to give Wattrel more elevation. The three use their strategy in a rematch against Cap, which results in Wattrel catching Cap off guard and knocking off its hat. Although Roy loses again, he finds his training has united Fuecoco and Wattrel through their shared determination to defeat Cap.
1252124118"Flying Pikachu, Rising Higher and Higher! (Flying Pikachu, Soaring High!)"
Transliteration: "Soratobu Pikachū, Doko Made mo Takaku!" (Japanese: そらとぶピカチュウ、どこまでも高く!)
Directed by : Makoto Nakata
Storyboarded by : Daiki Tomiyasu
Kureha MatsuzawaMasaya Ōnishi, Yasue Ōno & Yusuke OshidaAugust 18, 2023 (2023-08-18)February 27, 2024 (UK)
Intrigued by Cap's apparent ability to fly during his battle with Roy, Liko, Roy and Dot persuade him to reveal the origins of his Pikachu. When he was younger, he became aimless after quitting his unfulfilling lab job as a Pokémon researcher. His passion was rekindled when Lucca, his former schoolteacher, introduced him to a wild Pikachu, who used its tail and Volt Tackle attack to become airborne. Through his efforts to befriend Pikachu, Friede discovered it sought to fly to watch the morning horizon, inspiring him to travel the world and learn more about unusual Pokémon like Pikachu. Friede recruited his childhood friend Orla to build the Brave Olivine out of his acquaintance Ludlow's seaboat, and dubbed Pikachu as the ship's captain, leading to the formation of the Rising Volt Tacklers.
1253124219"The Bittersweet Truth (The Truth About Mawhip)"
Transliteration: "Mahoippu no Honto" (Japanese: マホイップのホント)
Directed by : Fumihiro Ueno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Deko AkaoTakashi ShinoharaAugust 25, 2023 (2023-08-25)February 27, 2024 (UK)
The Rising Volt Tacklers arrive at Motostoke in the Galar region to begin their search for Liko's grandmother. Liko, Roy, and Murdock stop at a Battle Café run by Murdock's former friend and business partner, Mitchell, who refuses to battle him. Murdock reveals to Liko and Roy that his and Mitchell's friendship ended over their Milcery's evolution into a Ruby Mix Alcremie, which better suited Murdock's pastries than Mitchell's. Wanting to rekindle their friendship, Liko persuades Mitchell to have a double battle against her and Murdock, which becomes a baking competition between the two chefs, allowing them to reconcile. Following the match, the group meets the Motostoke's Gym Leader, Kabu, whom Roy believes has information on Rayquaza.
1254124320"Kabu's Battle Training! (Kabu's Battle Training)"
Transliteration: "Kabu-san no Batoru Shugyō" (Japanese: カブさんのバトル修行)
Directed by : Ayumi Moriyama
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saitō
Michihiro TsuchiyaChiaki Kurakazu, Natsumi Hattori & Keita HagiwaraSeptember 1, 2023 (2023-09-01)February 27, 2024 (UK)
After Liko and Roy question him about the black Rayquaza, Kabu decides to test their resolve with a training session at his Gym. The two are challenged to light and blow out Litwick candles, which Liko narrowly loses when she stops to admire Roy and Fuecoco's growth. They then face Kabu and his apprentice Wakaba in a two-on-one match, during which Fuecoco learns Flamethrower before losing to Kabu's Centiskorch. Faced with a solo match against Wakaba, who is being tested to become an official Gym Trainer, Liko upsets her by forfeiting so she can pass, but makes up with her after Kabu lectures Liko for allowing herself to hesitate for others' sake. Afterwards, Kabu reveals that he saw Rayquaza flying towards the Galar Mine.
1255124421"The Lonely Hatenna (The Lonely Mibrim)"
Transliteration: "Hitori Botchi no Miburimu" (Japanese: ひとりぼっちのミブリム)
Directed by : Masashi Tsukino
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saitō
Naruki NagakawaHironori HanoSeptember 8, 2023 (2023-09-08)March 27, 2024 (AUS)
Liko, Roy, and Friede are caught in a rainstorm while searching for the Galar Mine. They seek shelter in a cabin, where they find an unwell Hatenna, whose empathic powers have caused it to feel anguished by others' emotions. Liko brings Hatenna aboard the Brave Olivine to treat it, but it hides to avoid the Rising Volt Tacklers' emotions. Liko coaxes Hatenna out of hiding by relating to its anxiety, which calms it down. After the storm clears, Liko attempts to return Hatenna to its habitat, but Sprigatito convinces it to stay with Liko, who catches Hatenna and devotes herself to studying the feelings of Pokémon.
1256124522"Charge! Galar Mine (Clash! Galar Mine)"
Transliteration: "Gekitotsu! Gararu Kōzan" (Japanese: 激突!ガラルこうざん)
Makoto ŌgaMuga TakedaYoshitaka Yanagihara & Yusuke OshidaSeptember 15, 2023 (2023-09-15)March 28, 2024 (AUS)
Liko, Roy, and Friede arrive at the Galar Mine and begin searching for Rayquaza. Liko and Roy quickly become separated from Friede, and travel deeper into the mine as they follow noises that Roy assumes to be Rayquaza's cries. After Liko and Roy find and aid a camp of fatigued miners, the two groups re-encounter Amethio's team, who are also investigating Rayquaza. Liko and Roy's battle with Zirc and Onia is interrupted by the true source of the noise and the miners' fatigue: a Galarian Moltres holding one of Lucius's ancient Poké Balls. Moltres defeats Cap while Cap protects Liko and Roy, who overcome Moltres' stamina-draining aura to escape the mine with Cap while Friede keeps Amethio occupied to cover their escape.
1257124623"Fiery Galarian Moltres (Burning Galar Fire)"
Transliteration: "Moeagaru Gararu Faiyā" (Japanese: 燃え上がるガラルファイヤー)
Yūji AsadaKureha MatsuzawaMasaki Iwane & Izumi ShimuraSeptember 22, 2023 (2023-09-22)March 29, 2024 (AUS)
After Friede safely escapes the mine, the group devises a plan to quell Moltres' anger using Sprigatito's soothing aroma. Moltres' attacks prevent the group from approaching it, but Arboliva uses its Grass Field to strengthen Sprigatito, allowing the group to create an aromatic whirlwind that calms Moltres. The pendant transforms into the mysterious Pokémon and shows the group a vision of Lucius mentioning something called "Lakua" before Moltres returns to its Poké Ball, entrusting itself to the group. Noticing the pendant Pokémon has not returned to its pendant form, the group smuggles it out of the mine while Amethio observes them and vows to capture the Pokémon.
1258124724"Reunion at the Old Castle"
Transliteration: "Kojō de no Saikai" (Japanese: 古城での再会)
Directed by : Hiromichi Matano
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Dai SatōMakoto Shinjō & Yuki MasutaniOctober 13, 2023 (2023-10-13)TBA
Liko, Roy, and Friede arrive in Hammerlocke, where an Squawkabilly guides them to the old castle where Liko's grandmother, Diana, lives. Diana recognizes the pendant Pokémon as Terapagos, which she discovered in a dormant state as a child and gave to Liko for safekeeping after her former friend Hamber, a high-ranking member of the Explorers, approached her. She also reveals that Terapagos traveled with Lucius in search of the legendary paradise Lakua. As Diana leaves to retrieve Lucius' memoirs, Amethio's team attacks the group after tracking their location, but Terapagos confronts him.
1259124825"Rivals in the Dark Night"
Transliteration: "Yamiyo no Raibaru" (Japanese: 闇夜の強敵ライバル)
Hiroaki TakagiDai SatōKeita Hagiwara, Chiaki Kurakazu, Natsumi Hattori, Toshiko Nakaya, Masaya Ōnishi, Yusuke Oshida, Koki Yanagihara, Hiromi Niioka & Saki EbisawaOctober 20, 2023 (2023-10-20)TBA
Liko and her friends flee with Terapagos as Diana returns to cover their escape from Amethio's team. Amethio follows Liko's group to one of the castle towers, where Friede uses himself as a decoy against Amethio and defeats him. Zirc and Onia corner Liko and Roy while Hamber confronts Diana as she gathers Lucius's memoirs. Suddenly, the Explorers Coral and Sidian make an unauthorized attack on the castle, allowing Diana to escape. After receiving an emergency call from Friede, the Rising Volt Tacklers arrive and rescue Liko and Roy from Coral and Sidian. Diana decides to accompany the Rising Volt Tacklers, giving Lucius's memoirs to Liko and encouraging them to assemble the Six Heroes.
1260124926"Terapagos's Adventure"
Transliteration: "Terapagosu no Bōken" (Japanese: テラパゴスの冒険)
Directed by : Satoshi Saga
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saitō
Kureha MatsuzawaRyōtarō Aoba, Kōsuke Hiramatsu & Naoko YamamotoOctober 27, 2023 (2023-10-27)TBA
Terapagos wanders the Brave Olivine to explore its new surroundings, leading Liko to intently follow it around, much to Sprigatito's displeasure. Liko eventually finds Terapagos calling out to someone from the bow of the ship, and nearly falls overboard trying to save it, but Diana rescues them after being alerted by Sprigatito. Realizing that Terapagos is searching for Lucius, Liko decides to bring it to Lakua, which Diane believes is possible by restoring Terapagos's original power through the Six Heroes. Sprigatito and the Rising Volt Tacklers agree to help Liko find the rest of the Six Heroes, with Dot revealing multiple sightings of the black Rayquaza across Galar.
1261125027"As Long as I'm With My Friends"
Transliteration: "Nakama to Issho nara" (Japanese: 仲間といっしょなら)
Directed by : Fumihiro Ueno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Naruki NagakawaTakashi ShinoharaNovember 3, 2023 (2023-11-03)TBA
Dot's intel on Rayquaza leads the Rising Volteccers to meet an eyewitness at Galar's Wild Area, but they discover the intel to be false, frustrating Dot. To cheer her up, Liko invites Dot to make curry with them after they run into an ingredients seller. Dot hesitantly agrees, having never eaten curry before, and comes to enjoy the experience, thanking Liko. Afterwards, the group decides to investigate an antique shop for info on the ancient Monster Balls. Meanwhile, the Explorers convene to discuss Terapagos and the Six Heroes. After Amethio posits that Oliva and Fire were awakened by Rayquaza, the Explorers decide to prioritize Rayquaza's capture.
1262125128"The Stolen Treasure"
Transliteration: "Nusumareta Takaramono" (Japanese: ぬすまれた宝もの)
Yūji AsadaMichihiro TsuchiyaMasaaki IwaneNovember 10, 2023 (2023-11-10)TBA
Liko, Roy, and Friede bring Rayquaza's Monster Ball to be inspected by Diana's old friend and adventuring companion, an antique salesman named Tepen, who covertly steals the ball to sell it to another client. Upon noticing the theft, Liko's group pursues Tepen through the town, suspecting he is working for the Explorers. They eventually corner Tepen at a park, where he knocks out Liko and Roy's Pokémon with sleeping powder, but has his entire team defeated by Cap. Diana confronts Tepen, rebuking him for resorting to fraud and thievery, and reminding him of his old passion for adventure. Remorseful, Tepen apologizes to everyone and directs them to his client, who is revealed to be a Monster Ball craftsman.
1263TBA29"Orio and the Monster Ball Craftsman"
Transliteration: "Orio to Monsutā Bōru Shokunin" (Japanese: オリオとモンスターボール職人)
Directed by : Yoshihiko Iwata
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saitō
Naohiro FukushimaYoshitaka Yanagihara, Masaya Ōnishi & Hiromi SakaiNovember 17, 2023 (2023-11-17)TBA
Liko's group meets the Monster Ball craftsman, Khana, who owns a factory that mass produces experimental Monster Balls. Orio accompanies the group, noticing Khana's neglect towards her factory's condition and providing vital maintenance. Impressed with Orio's expertise, Khana offers her a full-time position at the factory. Liko worries that Orio will accept due to the constant repair requests their crewmates make, but Orio assures Liko that working aboard the Brave Asagi fulfills her, since building the ship for Friede inspired her to try new things. After inventively helping save the factory from a swarm of Galarian Matadogas provoked by Roy, Orio declines Khana's offer and returns with her friends.
1264TBA30"The Slipping, Smashing Mystery Pokémon!?"
Transliteration: "Zurūtto Gachan de Nazo Pokemon!?" (Japanese: ズル~っとガチャンで謎ポケモン!?)
Ayumi MoriyamaDeko AkaoChiaki Kurakazu, Megumi Matsumoto, Keita Hagiwara, Masaya Ōnishi, Yoshitaka Yanagihara, Yusuke Oshida & Kenji KatōNovember 24, 2023 (2023-11-24)TBA
A wild Potdeath stows aboard the Brave Asagi, leaving behind puddles of purple liquid found by the crew. While Liko and Roy investigate the source of the liquid, Potdeath makes itself known to the ship's other Pokémon when it challenges their Tsubotsubo out of jealousy over its berry juice. Liko and Roy eventually find the ship's Pokémon hosting a private match between Potdeath and Tsubotsubo to welcome Potdeath aboard the Brave Asagi, and decide not to intrude. The next morning, Friede nonchalantly accepts Potdeath, while Diana is delighted to find Potdeath has turned her teacup into a Yabacha, revealing they had already known about Potdeath's presence and let Liko and Roy discover it by themselves.
1265TBA31"The Singing Voice in the White Mist"
Transliteration: "Shiroi Kiri no Utagoe" (Japanese: 白い霧の歌声)
Directed by : Hiromichi Matano
Storyboarded by : Shōji Nishida
Kureha MatsuzawaMakoto Shinjō & Yuki MasutaniDecember 1, 2023 (2023-12-01)TBA
The Rising Volteccers search the ocean for the next of the Six Heroes, a Laplace, after several reports of one that guides sailors out of mist-covered waters with its singing. When Laplace appears to aid them after the Brave Asagi enters the mist, Liko and Roy find part of their food cargo being stolen by an Eteboth and Rikukurage, two woodland Pokémon, which vanish without a trace after jumping overboard. Suspicious, Friede leads the crew back into the mist with more cargo as bait, exposing a group of thieving Pokémon riding on a Wailoh's back. In the process, Laplace is revealed to have created the mist to deceive sailors as the thieves' leader.
1266TBA32"Laplace's Memories of Its Companions"
Transliteration: "Rapurasu no Omoi, Nakama o Omoi" (Japanese: ラプラスの想い、仲間を想い)
Directed by : Hiroyuki Okuno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Kureha MatsuzawaRyōtarō Aoba, Kōsuke Hiramatsu & Naoko YamamotoDecember 8, 2023 (2023-12-08)TBA
The Rising Volteccers chase after Laplace and its band of "pirate" Pokémon to reason with them, but Laplace freezes the Brave Asagi to the water with its Ice Beam to protect its companions. Noticing a trail of empty food crates from other sailors the Pokémon have robbed, Liko and her friends are able to find Laplace's hideout, where they convince Laplace of their intentions. With the support of Terapagos and Lucius's other Pokémon, Laplace shows Liko's group its memory of Lucius claiming he will still be alive and waiting for his Pokémon in Rakua. After Liko promises to help find Lucius, the other pirate Pokémon unveil Laplace's ancient Monster Ball and persuade Laplace to join Liko while they continue to fend for themselves. Following this, Liko's group sees the black Rayquaza flying overhead.
1267TBA33"The Roaring Black Rayquaza"
Transliteration: "Hōkō no Kuroi Rekkūza" (Japanese: 咆吼の黒いレックウザ)
Makoto NakataDai SatōYusuke Oshida, Natsumi Hattori & Toshiko NakayaDecember 15, 2023 (2023-12-15)TBA
Roy challenges Rayquaza to a battle, but Amethio arrives to capture Rayquaza for himself. Rayquaza easily defeats Amethio's Soublades and attacks the Rising Volteccers, but Terapagos briefly enters its Terastal Form and protects them before Rayquaza flies away, with Friede and Diana concluding that Rayquaza was testing Terapagos's power. Diana prepares to investigate the Six Heroes and Explorers on her own, asking Friede to keep her departure a secret from Liko. The next day, Diana battles Liko and Roy, restoring their confidence following their disheartening encounter with Rayquaza. Meanwhile, Amethio returns the Explorers' base with the resolve to become stronger.
1268TBA34"Respective Journeys"
Transliteration: "Sorezore no Tabidachi" (Japanese: それぞれの旅立ち)
Directed by : Yoshiko Iwata
Storyboarded by : Tetsuo Yajima
Naruki NagakawaYoshitaka Yanagihara, Natsumi Hattori & Masaya ŌnishiDecember 22, 2023 (2023-12-22)TBA
Liko and Roy overhear Diana's decision to leave at the next port, so the Rising Volteccers surprise her with a farewell party where they celebrate their experiences throughout Diana's stay. Diana is touched by the gesture and gives her journal to Liko before the group drops her off. Meanwhile, Amethio undergoes a grueling training battle with Hamber, who defeats Amethio's Soublades with his Terastal Yonoir. Hamber is impressed with Amethio's commitment to defeating Rayquaza, and gives him a Terastal Orb with which to continue his training. Eavesdropping on Amethio and Hamber, Spinel and fellow Explorer Agate plan to claim Rayquaza themselves.
1269TBA35"A Duo in the Wilderness: Friede and Cap"
Transliteration: "Kōya no Futari: Furīdo to Kyappu" (Japanese: 荒野のふたり フリードとキャップ)
Yūji AsadaMichihiro TsuchiyaMasaaki Iwane & Izumi ShimuraJanuary 12, 2024 (2024-01-12)TBA
The Rising Volteccers take on odd jobs after running out of travel funds, with Friede accepting a job to find an old friend's missing Anokusa in the wilderness. Liko joins Friede to write a school report on his bond with Cap, but is confused and disappointed by the duo's arguing as they follow Anokusa across the desert. When Anokusa is captured by Pokemon hunters, Friede and Cap appear to separate after another argument, but it is revealed to be a ploy to distract the hunters long enough for Anokusa to evolve into Anohoragusa so it can break free, thwarting the hunters and regaining Liko's respect.
1270TBA36"Operation Perfuton Friendship!"
Transliteration: "Pafuyūton Nakayoshi Dai Sakusen!" (Japanese: パフュートン仲良し大作戦!)
Directed by : Fumihiro Ueno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Naohiro FukushimaTakashi ShinoharaJanuary 19, 2024 (2024-01-19)TBA
A girl from Pigton Town named Yuno asks Gurumin for help finding a partner for her depressed Perfuton in an upcoming tag battle tournament. Gurumin sends Liko and Roy to assist, learning that the female Kuru-chan is enamored with Prince, a male Perfuton belonging to Yuno's rival and secret crush, Renta. Prince continually rebuffs Kuru-chan despite Liko and Roy's efforts, preferring the company of female Pokémon attracted to his sweet scent. Kuwassu retaliates by dancing to steal the attention of Prince's admirers, spurring a jealous Prince to cover Kuwassu in dirt. Kuru-chan attacks Prince to defend Kuwassu, earning Prince's admiration. Yuno and Renta begrudgingly accept each other as partners for their Pokémon's sakes and, after training with Liko and Roy, eventually win the tournament together.
1271TBA37"Hogator, You're Becoming a Delinquent?!"
Transliteration: "Hogēta, Waru ni Naru!?" (Japanese: ホゲータ、ワルになる!?)
Directed by : Yasuhiro Noda
Storyboarded by : Noriaki Saitō
Kimiko UenoChiaki Kurakazu, Keita Hagiwara & Megumi MatsumotoJanuary 26, 2024 (2024-01-26)TBA
The Rising Volteccers are hired to remove a large rock at an excavation site, but are forced to wait when a savage Waruvial and its pack of Waruvile damage the digging equipment. Investigating the site with Liko and Friede, Roy and Hogator find the mother Waruvial's nest of baby Meguroco. After Roy and Hogator befriend the pack with their singing, the group realizes that Waruvial's family is simply defending their nest from the excavators. The pack becomes agitated when the excavation resumes, provoking them into attacking the excavators again. With the pack threatened with extermination, Hogator learns Charm Voice from the Waruvile's Round attack to calm them down. At Roy's suggestion, the pack use their Round to destroy the rock, although the Rising Volteccers lose their payment with their help no longer required.
1272TBA38"SOS from Wakkanezumi?"
Transliteration: "Esu Ō Esu wa Wakkanezumi kara?" (Japanese: SOSはワッカネズミから?)
Directed by : Hiromichi Matano
Storyboarded by : Masato Satō
Deko AkaoMakoto Shinjō & Yuki MasutaniFebruary 2, 2024 (2024-02-02)TBA
While giving their Pokémon a medical checkup after a storm, Liko and Mollie find what appears to be a solitary Wakkanezumi, a Pokémon that normally comes in pairs. The Wakkanezumi brings them to a tunnel blocked off by a fallen tree, where they quickly retrieve its companion. When the Wakkanezumi continues to cry out for others deeper in the tunnel, Liko follows it along with Mibrim and finds two smaller counterparts to Wakkanezumi, revealing the group to be the Pokémon's evolved form, an Ikkanezumi family of four. Mibrim learns Heal Pulse to heal the injured Ikkanezumi, which remain aboard the Brave Asagi thereafter.
1273TBA39"Kanuchan and Its Special Hammer"
Transliteration: "Kanuchan to Kodawari no Hanmā" (Japanese: カヌチャンとこだわりのハンマー)
Directed by : Yūichi Abe
Storyboarded by : Tetsuo Yajima
Naohiro FukushimaYusuke Oshida & Toshiko NakayaFebruary 9, 2024 (2024-02-09)TBA
Dot goes shopping for microphones in Tetsuron Town after her streaming equipment is damaged in an explosion. One of her new microphones is taken by a wild Kanuchan, which remodels it into a hammer for itself. Later, when the Rising Volteccers' iron supply goes missing, most of the crew blame Kanuchan for stealing it when Kanuchan comes to show its new hammer to Dot, but Dot defends Kanuchan. Realizing the missing iron was eaten, Friede discovers the true culprit to be an intruding Mimizuzu, which swallows Kanuchan's hammer. After Dot helps Kanuchan recover the hammer, Kanuchan decides to stay with Dot, who catches Kanuchan.
1274TBA40"Farewell, Nyahoja?"
Transliteration: "Sayonara, Nyaoha?" (Japanese: さよなら、ニャオハ?)
Directed by : Hiroyuki Okuno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano
Michihiro TsuchiyaRyōtarō Aoba, Kōsuke Hiramatsu & Pei Qi PengFebruary 16, 2024 (2024-02-16)TBA
During a training battle with Roy, Nyahoja accidentally hits Liko with its Leafage and causes her to sprain her wrist. Wracked with guilt, Nyahoja returns to its nearby breeding shelter run by Manya, the interviewer who selected Liko as its trainer, and avoids Liko when she comes to retrieve it. Liko learns from Manya that Nyahoja was shunned by its Pokemon friends after similarly injuring them while trying to save them from a Wanaider. Liko reassures Nyahoja that she will never abandon it after their experiences together, causing Nyahoja's Leafage to change into a Magical Leaf attack when it fends off Wanaider for threatening Liko's other Pokémon.
1275TBA41"Enter the Intense Mom!"
Transliteration: "Kyōretsu Kā-chan Arawaru!" (Japanese: キョーレツかーちゃん現る!)
Yūji AsadaDeko AkaoMasaaki Iwane & Izumi ShimuraMarch 1, 2024 (2024-03-01)TBA
Dot's overbearing mother, Blanca, visits the Brave Asagi to bring her daughter home, calling Dot's membership in the Rising Volteccers a trial period. Dot reveals to Liko and Roy that she joined the Rising Volteccers after a visit from Friede led her to leave her room and find inspiration for her Gurumin videos outside the internet, with her "trial" being an excuse to persuade Blanca. When Dot and Blanca argue, Blanca realizes Dot has become a Pokémon trainer and challenges her to a battle, during which Kuwassu learns a Low Kick attack and defeats Blanca's Lugarugan. Dot asks for Blanca's permission to stay with the Rising Volteccers, expressing newfound appreciation for the world through her friends, to which an overjoyed Blanca approves.
1276TBA42"Transform! The Hero of the Sea, Irukaman!"
Transliteration: "Henshin! Umi no Hīrō Irukaman" (Japanese: 変身!海のヒーローイルカマン!)
Ayumi MoriyamaKimiko UenoYūhei Takaboshi, Natsumi Hattori & Megumi MatsumotoMarch 8, 2024 (2024-03-08)TBA
Arriving in Paldea, the Rising Volteccers take a trip to a beach protected by Irukaman, a heroic transforming Pokémon. Irukaman is pestered by a group of cameramen who are obsessed with photographing its transformation, something Irukaman has never shown anyone. While faking an emergency to lure Irukaman, one of the cameramen is attacked by a group of Gakegani for real. Respecting Irukaman's privacy, Liko has Nyahoja distract the cameramen to help Irukaman transform, which it allows Liko to witness. Irukaman rescues the cameraman with the help of Landau's own secret superhero identity, Mighty G. Looking through photograph's of the days events, the group notices a suspicious spire in the distance.
1277TBA43"A Letter of Challenge from the Explorers"
Transliteration: "Ekusupurōrāzu kara no Hatashijō" (Japanese: エクスプローラーズからの果たし状)
Directed by : Yoshihiko Iwata
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano & Daiki Tomiyasu
Naruki NagakawaYoshitaka Yanagihara & Keita HagiwaraMarch 15, 2024 (2024-03-15)TBA
During a shopping trip, Liko and Roy help an elderly manjū shop manager with a delivery, and receive a limited edition box of manjū as thanks. Sango, who covets the same treat, sends Liko and Roy a letter demanding it from them after the rest of the shop's supply is sold out. Liko angers Sango by opening the box to share with her, not realizing Sango only values the box as a collectable. Sango challenges Liko and Roy to a battle, which is joined by Onyx. The battle is interrupted when the Explorers are summoned to their island base, exposing their plan to summon Rayquaza. Liko, Roy, and Friede deduce the nearby spire to be their base and decide to investigate.
1278TBA44"A Plan to Capture Rayquaza"
Transliteration: "Rekkūza Hokaku Keikan" (Japanese: レックウザ捕獲計画)
Hiroaki TakagiKureha MatsuzawaYusuke Oshida, Chiaki Kurakazu, Masaya Ōnishi & Akihiko OkaMarch 22, 2024 (2024-03-22)TBA
On the island with the tower, Friede discovers the Explorers' suspicious plan to summon the Black Rayquaza. With the help of his team, he infiltrates the tower and confronts Spinel. Meanwhile, Liko, Roy, and Landau search for the correct tower without success. Rayquaza is summoned at the Hakkō City Lighthouse, prompting a showdown. Dot bravely faces off against Agate and shuts down a device that was used to summon Rayquaza. Rayquaza's attack causes widespread destruction. The Brave Asagi is severely damaged after Rayquaza collides with the airship.
1279TBA45"To A Place Far, Far Away"
Transliteration: "Haruka, Tooku made" (Japanese: はるか、遠くまで)
Directed by : Fumihiro Ueno
Storyboarded by : Hiromasa Amano & Tetsuo Yajima
Kureha MatsuzawaTakashi ShinoharaMarch 29, 2024 (2024-03-29)TBA
After the battle with Black Rayquaza, Friede, Liko, and Roy regroup safely with their crew. With Dot's assistance, they pursue Rayquaza again. Amethio also joins the confrontation. Despite their efforts, Rayquaza proves formidable until Liko's Nyahoja evolves into Nyarote, and Roy's Hogator show newfound strength, causing Rayquaza to retreat. Amethio vows to return for Terapagos. The team decides to continue their quest with renewed determination. Meanwhile, Gibeon plans to let the Rising Volteccers gather the Six Heroes while they monitor Terapagos and Liko, aiming to obtain the "Rakurium" for himself with the help of a shiny Zygarde.
1280TBA46"How Thrilling! Orange Academy"
(Japanese: ドキドキ! オレオレンジアカデミー)
TBATBATBAApril 12, 2024 (2024-04-12)TBA


Release[edit]

On December 16, 2022, The Pokémon Company announced that a new series of the Pokémon anime would air in Japan on April 14, 2023, following the conclusion of a final arc that serves as an epilogue to Pokémon Ultimate Journeys, set to conclude the story of Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the anime series since it began on April 1, 1997.[13] The first trailer was released on March 3, 2023, announcing that the series would premiere in Japan on April 14.[14]

On November 9, 2023, it was announced that the English dub would debut in the UK on BBC iPlayer and CBBC in December 4.[15] In the United States, it was originally set for release on February 23, 2024 on Netflix,[16] but was later announced to be released on March 7.[17]

Music[edit]

The opening themes are "Heart-Pounding Diary" (ドキメキダイアリー, Dokimeki Daiarī) by Asmi featuring Chinozo and "Halo" (ハロ, Haro) by Yama and BotchiBoromaru.[18] The ending theme is "RVR: Rising Volt Tacklers' Rap" (RVR〜ライジングボルテッカーズラップ〜, RVR: Raijingu Borutekkāzu Rappu), an image song performed by Minori Suzuki as Liko and Yuka Terasaki as Roy,[19] and the English opening theme song is "Becoming Me" by Haven Paschall, with an instrumental version used as the ending theme.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: ポケットモンスター: リコとロイの旅立ち, Hepburn: Poketto Monsutā: Riko to Roi no Tabidachi
  2. ^ Japanese: テラパゴスのかがやき, Hepburn: Terapagosu no Kagayaki
  3. ^ Japanese: ポケットモンスター: テラスタルデビュー, Hepburn: Poketto Monsutā: Terasutaru Debyū

References[edit]

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