Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is now available on Netflix, and the streaming company has released one last trailer for the animated movie.
The new trailer shows how Ash and Pikachu meet Koko, a young boy who was raised in the jungle by the legendary Pokémon Zarude. The movie will focus on Koko's introduction to the human world, and will also see Ash teaming up with the boy and his family of Pokémon to protect the jungle from a greedy company that wants to harvest the area's resources. The preview also shows Team Rocket, who have also come to the jungle to capture its native rare Pokémon. In addition to Zarude, the legendary Pokémon Celebi will also play a role in the new film's story.
Players who previously signed up for the Pokémon Trainers Club email newsletter before Sept. 25 were sent a code that allowed them to capture the movie's unique version of Zarude and its shiny Celebi in the latest games in the main Pokémon series, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Dada Zarude was previously only available via a special promotion in Japan.
Secrets of the Jungle's soundtrack will feature two new original songs, "Always Safe" and "No Matter What," from American singer/songwriter Cyn. Cyn previously opened for Katy Perry and has had songs featured on the soundtracks to the Netflix original To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and Warner Bros.' Birds of Prey movie.
The new movie is being released as part of the year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of Pocket Monsters Red and Green, the first games in the Pokémon franchise. These games were originally released for the 8-bit Game Boy in Japan in 1996. The Pokémon Company has celebrated the multi-billion dollar franchise's big anniversary with a number of new releases across multiple forms of media; the new season of the Pokémon Journeys anime will soon debut exclusively on Netflix, and a new Pokémon anime series, Pokémon Evolutions, recently launched on the company's official YouTube channel and is now on its third episode. Nintendo has also released multiple Pokémon video games throughout the year, including New Pokémon Snap, a sequel to the beloved Nintendo 64 photography game. The next games in the main series, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which are remakes of series' debut on the original Nintendo DS, are scheduled to be released on Nov. 19. In addition to those releases, Universal Studios Japan recently announced that Pokémon will be the next Nintendo franchise to be represented at the company's theme parks.