The twentieth film in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! was released in Japan back in July, but the film is finally getting a release in western cinemas this November. Commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the anime, the film is a retelling of the first time Ash and Pikachu met, albeit a little different than the original story portrayed in the anime’s Indigo League saga.
The new English trailer for the film can be seen below, and it will be released in the US on November 5 and 6. However, for us Aussies the release date is a couple days later on November 11. For those interested in seeing the film in cinemas, you can check out the Event Cinema website, which lists locations and times for the film.
If that wasn’t enough, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! isn’t the only thing celebrating the anime’s twentieth anniversary milestone. From September 19 a code will be released on the Pokémon website that can be used in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon to get a special Pikachu. As well as coming with one of Ash’s signature hats from the anime, each Pikachu also comes with a different move set. However, it is important to note that this code can only be used once. So choose which Pikachu you want carefully, as the date the code is input into the game is what decides which Pikachu you will receive. So check out the dates listed below for the times the code should be input for the different Pikachu, and if you’re looking for more information make sure to visit the Pokémon website.
- 9/19/17 – 9/25/17: Original hat (Kanto and Johto regions)
- 9/26/17 – 10/2/17: Hoenn region hat
- 10/3/17 – 10/9/17: Sinnoh region hat
- 10/10/17 – 10/16/17: Unova region hat
- 10/17/17 – 10/23/17: Kalos region hat
- 10/24/17 – 10/30/17: Alola region hat