Part of Pokémon’s celebration of 25 years will include a new animated movie, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. It will premiere on Netflix on October 8, but there are some goodies to look forward to in the meantime. Trainers with Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will be able to sign up here by September 25 to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi in their games on October 7, and both of these Pokémon will feature in the movie. There will also be an event with Pokémon Go when the movie premieres, though we don’t have any details about that yet. Here’s the synopsis for the movie:
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.
The movie will also feature original music by Cyn. Two of those new songs you’ll be able to hear in the trailer, “Always Safe” and “No Matter What,” can be streamed on major platforms now. Emily Arons, senior vice president of licensing at The Pokémon Company International, says:
“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. 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.”
You can check out the trailer here and keep up to date about the movie here.