Nickelodeon Northern Europe has announced the super news that Nickelodeon Germany, Nickelodeon Switzerland and Nickelodeon Austria will premiere the first two episodes of Pokémon Sun and Moon, the latest series in the long-running Pokémon Japanese children's anime television franchise, in November 2016 as a special sneak-peek preview, before Nick Germany, Nick Switzerland and Nick Austria fully debuts the latest Pokémon season in 2017!
Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) and Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) will premiere the first two episodes of Pokémon Sun and Moon on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 17:45, and Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) will debut the first two episodes of Pokémon Sun and Moon, locally titled Pokémon Sonne & Mond, the following day, Sunday 20th November 2016, at 13:15 Uhr.
The latest Pokémon anime series is inspired by the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon video games, which will be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in Europe on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.
The brand-new Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series will follow Ash as he visits the Alola region, where Sun and Moon are based, to attend a school run by Professor Kukui with the intent to graduate. Ash will be joined by his ever faithful partner, Pikachu, as well as fellow classmates, including Lillie (Professor Kukui's assistant in the Pokemon Sun & Moon games) as well as Mallow, Sophocles, and Lana, who are all Trial Captains in the games. Like in the games, Ash will encounter all manner of unique Pokémon to the Alola region as well as Alolan variants of pre-existing Pokémon.
In the trailer for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime, which debuted on Japanese television earlier this month, Ash is seen wearing a Z-Ring and doing a dance with Pikachu to perform a Z-Move, hinting that the series is also expected to showcase the new Z-Moves that are also present in the upcoming games.
Pokemon Sun & Moon: The Series will also feature a fresh new animation style.
The new Pokemon anime will begin in November in Japan and will make its way around the world during early 2017.
Additionally, Nickelodeon Northern Europe has announced the further exciting news that Nickelodeon Germany, Nickelodeon Switzerland and Nickelodeon Austria will also be premiering the brand-new Pokémon movie "Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel", the 19th Pokémon anime movie and the third film in the Pokémon: XY series, in November 2016!
Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) and Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) will premiere "Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel" on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 16:10 Uhr, just before the debut of Pokémon Sun and Moon, and Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) will debut the all-new Pokémon film, locally titled Volcanion und das mechanische Wunderwerk, the following day, Sunday 20th November 2016, at 11:40 Uhr, just before the debut of Pokémon Sonne & Mond!
In the brand-new Pokémon: XY movie, Ash and his friends encounter the Legendary Pokémon Volcanion after a blast of steam from the sky, and Ash becomes bonded to it by an unknown force. Volcanion, who hates humans, is forced to bring Ash along as it heads to the Azoth Kingdom in pursuit of the artificial Legendary Pokémon Magearna, hoping to rescue it from a corrupt minister who has stolen it with the intent of using Magearna's mysterious power to conquer the kingdom of machinery. In the film, Ash and Volcanion are forced to work together to rescue Magearna.
Source: Anime2You (I, II); H/T: Nick News (Germany); Additional sources: Polygon, ComicBook.com, Forbes.com, iDigitalTimes, Wikipedia (I II).
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