A brand new trailer for the upcoming Pokemon the Movie – Coco animated film made its debut, showing off the title character, Ash, and Zarude.
Pokemon the Movie — Coco has received a brand new trailer showcasing Coco, the child raised by Pokemon, as he interacts and bonds with Ash after their first meeting. Coco is also seen extensively with his companion Zarude, including during a battle with Team Rocket:
Below is the translated summary for the upcoming Pokemon film, which will premiere on December 25th:
This is a story of a slightly unusual parent-child relationship involving one Pokémon and one human. In the depths of a jungle in the middle of nowhere, we find Okoya Forest, a Pokémon paradise operating with strict laws. The stubborn and obstinate Zarude lived there with his kin, but one day he discovered a human baby by the riverside.
“Human, this is…”
Zarude could not allow himself to abandon it, so he decided to disobey the law of the forest, leave his tribe behind, and live alone with the child, whom he named Coco. It has been 10 years since this Pokémon first started to raise this human. Coco meets Ash and Pikachu as they visit Okoya Forest. This is the first “Human friend” he has ever made. And little by little, questions start to sprout deep in the mind of a boy who had been fully convinced he was a Pokémon.
“Father, am I a human?” Am I a Pokémon? Or am I a human? As Coco ponders this, one days sees the sound of uninvited human footsteps approach Okoya Forest, signalizing a drastic change to the peaceful days it has thus far been enjoying.
Two new expansion packs for the mainline games, called Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra, were announced with plenty of details. The former launced in June 2020 and the latter will launch sometime in Fall 2020. A remake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch released in March — you can read our review here. Finally the new Pokemon Home service dropped in February and is available for both the Switch and mobile devices with a variety of plans.
According to Nintendo’s recent financial results, Pokemon Sword and Shield are now the third best selling Pokemon games of all time. The pair have now sold 18.22 million copies in just nine months and sit just behind Gold and Silver in the lifetime sales chart. And if you’re one of those buyers, reading up on our guide on how to train Pokemon EVs and breed perfect IVs for competitive play is a great way to learn how to strengthen your team.
From Nintendo’s nine-month earnings report, it was revealed that Sword and Shield has sold more than 16 million copies since its November release, becoming the biggest highlight in an already strong fiscal year for the company. The latest NPD data, the latest installment in the long running series has the highest launch month dollar sales in Pokemon franchise history. And for the month of November, Sword was the third best selling game, the double pack including both titles ranking at fourth place, and Shield being in fifth place. However, if you combined those sales then total it would bring them to the number two spot.
Pokemon Sword and Shield released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th, 2019. Meanwhile check out our in-depth review for the game here, in which the News Editor states that “Sword and Shield are a lot of fun, even if the series is experiencing growing pains with the transition to home consoles.” You can purchase Sword here and Shield here.
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