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‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ coming to the BBC

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press]

London — 09 Nov. 2023 — The Pokémon Company International announced today that the new, highly anticipated Pokémon animated series, “Pokémon Horizons: The Series,” will launch in the U.K. exclusively on BBC iPlayer and CBBC this December. The highly anticipated series will arrive in time for Trainers to tune in over the holiday season.Featuring a never-before-seen storyline, “Pokémon Horizons: The Series” is the first new mainline animated Pokémon series released in more than 25 years. Fans will follow dual protagonists Liko and Roy — and their respective partner Pokémon, Sprigatito and Fuecoco — as they set off on action-packed adventures, encounter endearing characters like Friede and Captain Pikachu and uncover the mysteries of the Pokémon world.“We are incredibly excited to be working with prestigious partners, the BBC, to bring our latest animation ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ to BBC iPlayer,” said Peter Murphy, senior marketing director at The Pokémon Company International. “This is a truly special moment for the Pokémon animated series as we introduce fans to our brand-new protagonists Liko and Roy on their adventures across the world of Pokémon. We know ourU.K.-basedfans have been clamouring for the series’ release since it was first revealed, and we are delighted to finally share all the official release information. Ihave no doubtthat ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ has been worth the wait, so we hope fansold and newwill tune in and experience a Pokémon adventure like no other next month!”“Pokémon Horizons: The Series” Synopsis:A new adventure is beginning within the wide world of Pokémon! Arriving at Indigo Academy, a girl named Liko receives her first partner Pokémon, Sprigatito. But she soon finds herself pursued by the Explorers, a mysterious group that’s determined to take the pendant necklace she wears. Liko isn’t on her own, though, as Friede, Captain Pikachu and the other Rising Volt Tacklers offer her protection aboard their airship. Meanwhile, a boy named Roy dreams of becoming a Pokémon Trainer, unaware of the secret hiding within the Ancient Poké Ball he carries. As Liko, Roy and the Rising Volt Tacklers set sail for new horizons, what kind of discoveries await?“We know families love the world of Pokémon,” said Sarah Muller, senior head of commissioning for CBBC, “and we can’t wait to bring this all-new Pokémon animated adventure to the home of children’s programming in the U.K. and just in time for the festive season!”Stay tuned to @CBBC and for additional series information and subscribe to the official Pokémon YouTube channel for future trailer reveals.###About PokémonThe Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit Children’s BBC Children’s is a bold, multi-genre and multiplatform public service offering for children that has earned the unswerving trust of the British public. Delivering high quality content that informs, educates and entertains 0-12 year old UK children and their families, it provides a breadth and diversity of programming that only the BBC can offer. The UK’s most popular children’s channel brands CBBC and CBeebies span across an unparalleled array of genres and formats, including live action and animation that features drama, comedy, factual entertainment and news, providing viewers with world-class TV, video and digital content. The majority of BBC Children’s programming is produced in the UK, helping to discover and nurture the very best homegrown talent, whilst also reflecting the diverse lives of all our viewers.  CBeebies is dedicated to delighting and surprising a pre-school audience across all digital platforms. With a combination of highly entertaining and educational content for children aged 0-6, CBeebies remains the UK's most watched and most loved channel brand for the under-sevens. CBBC, our brand for children aged 7-12, delivers relatable, fun and inspiring content, as well as interactive experiences across multiple digital platforms, to help children grow up and make sense of the world around them.

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