Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, the latest film based on Nintendo’s hit video game series and the franchise’s first to take place during the Sword and Shield generation, has officially received a worldwide release date courtesy of Netflix.
As announced by the streaming giant, Secrets of the Jungle will premiere worldwide on October 8, 2021, with the exception of Japan, China, and Korea, the former who received the film in December 2020 and the latter two who will be able to watch the film via Netflix by mid-September.
The film’s trailer, which can be seen below, “features ‘Always Safe’ and ‘No Matter What,’ two original songs written and recorded by music artist, Cyn, for the movie,” which fans will be able to stream across “popular music platforms” as soon as Secrets of the Jungle hits Netflix.
“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,” reads the official synopsis for the 23rd animated Pokémon film. “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.”
In celebration of Secrets of the Jungle’s upcoming premiere, Nintendo has also announced that, from now through September 25th, “Trainers will be able to receive the alternate form of Zarude that is featured in the movie, as well as Shiny Celebi, in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield video games by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications.”
After signing up for the aforementioned notifications, “Trainers who register in this way will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both on October 7, 2021.”
Additionally, “fans can also look forward to activations in Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of ‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’ with details being announced soon.”
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