Missing in action: Brock and Misty.
Earlier today, The Pokémon Company started streaming an English-dubbed teaser for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! The minute-long teaser shows several key moments from Ash and Pikachu’s first moments together, before ending with a glimpse of legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh.
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will hit theaters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and select international markets in dubbed format. The feature will screen on November 5 at 12:55PM (local time) and November 6 at 7:00PM (local time).
Folks who order tickets will receive a free Pokémon Trading Card Game card, which features a unique design of Ash’s Pikachu. Customers will also receive a QR code, which grants access to Ash’s Pikachu in the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games, along with an in-game event.
For those who can’t make it to the film, The Pokémon Company will distribute passwords for six flavors of Ash’s Pikachu on the official Pokémon website. A visual for the Pikachu designs, along with the distribution schedule are below:
- 9/19/2017 – 9/25/2017: Original Cap
- 9/26/2017 – 10/2/2017: Hoenn Cap
- 10/3/2017 – 10/9/2017: Sinnoh Cap
- 10/10/2017 – 10/16/2017: Unova Cap
- 10/17/2017 – 10/23/2017: Kalos Cap
- 10/24/2017 – 10/30/2017: Alola Cap
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! hit Japanese theaters on July 15. The feature was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama (Pokémon TV franchise, Kimagure Orange Road: Summer’s Beginning) at Oriental Light and Magic, with Norihiro Matsubara (Gunsmith Cats, Ushio & Tora OVA) and Sayuri Ichiishi (Pokémon TV, Wedding Peach DX) providing character designs. Shoji Yonemura (Soreike! Anpanman, Lupin III: Island of Assassins) wrote the film’s screenplay.
The Pokémon Company describes the film as:
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.