The Pokémon Company has revealed a new key visual for the Pokémon Horizons anime commemorating the start of its new arc. A new version of the ending theme has also been revealed.
Pokemon Horizons: The Series is a new show from the Pokémon universe. For the first time in decades, Ash Ketchum is not the main focus of the series. Instead, two new characters take up the role of series protagonists. The Pokémon Company dubbed the series starting on September 8, with subsequent episodes premiering every Friday. The latest arc, “The Brilliance of Terapagos,” premiered earlier today.
Pokémon Horizons New Visual and ED
Earlier today, the first episode of Pokémon Horizons‘ latest arc, “The Brilliance of Terapagos,” officially premiered. Alongside it, The Pokémon Company released a new key visual featuring the Rising Volt Tacklers on an airship with a Shiny Rayquaza in the background. On their Twitter, they also posted an update of the original ED, “RVR ~Rising Volt Tacklers’ Rap~” that features new lyrics. Check it out below:
⋱さぁ 進め 雲つきぬけ⋰#アニポケ 新オープニング映像公開
— アニメ「ポケットモンスター」公式 (@anipoke_PR) October 27, 2023
Additionally, yama and BotchiBoromaru will perform the new opening theme song, “Hello,” for the series starting with the show’s 26th episode on October 27.
Pokémon Horizons focuses on a journey of self-discovery as protagonist Liko seeks to learn more about herself. On the other hand, Roy, the other main protagonist of the series, aims to become a Pokémon trainer in his own right. The new anime seeks to adapt several Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet elements.
The new characters and Pokémon are proving to be an exciting contrast to Ash Ketchum and Pikachu from the original series. Liko and Roy will undoubtedly become beloved in their own right over time. The upcoming arc will further solidify their place as new legends in the Pokémon universe.
Lastly, the next episode of Pokémon Horizon‘s new arc will premiere on November 3. At the time of writing, a distributor for the series has not yet been confirmed. The Pokémon Company will likely confirm more details on where you can watch/stream the series in the coming weeks and months.