It’s time to visit the Alola region for some fun, sun, and Pokémon!
Earlier today, the Pokémon Company International announced that Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon will air on Disney XD in the United States. The first two episodes will hit the network on December 5.
The Pokémon Company International released a trailer for the show, which you can check out below:
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel will also air on the network on December 5. According to The Pokémon Company, Disney XD and its platforms licensed all 19 previous seasons of the series, as well as all 15 feature films, as part of a multi-year distribution deal.
Previous installments of the Pokémon anime, including Pokémon XY & Z and Pokémon Black & White made their broadcast debuts on Cartoon Network. In Europe, Pokémon XD carries the Pokémon anime.
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon is the latest entry in the Pokémon anime franchise. The title, which is based on the 3DS games of the same name, is being helmed by Daiki Tomiyasu (Pikaia!, Pocket Monsters: The Origin Episode 4) at Oriental Light and Magic. The team of Satoshi Nakano and Shūhei Yasuda are providing character designs, while Aya Matsui (Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Dragon Ball GT) takes charge of series composition.
The show hit TV Tokyo and its affiliates earlier today.
The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon 3DS games will hit North America and Europe on November 18. The title will make its way to Europe on November 23. A manga adaptation by Tenya Yabuno, titled Pokémon Horizon, is currently running in Coro Coro Comics magazine.
Update: Due to an error in communication, we were wrong on the premiere date. Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon debuts in North America on May 12, 2017.