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Pokemon the Movie: Coco Premieres December 25 in Japan

The Pokemon Company have announced the premiere date of their latest upcoming Pokemon film; Pokemon the Movie: Coco.

Pokemon: Coco (known as Pocket Monster the Movie: Coco in Japan) will follow the new Mythical Pokemon Zarude that was revealed on Pokemon Day earlier this year. Known as the Rogue Monkey Pokemon, Zarude is a Dark and Grass type who raises an abandoned human orphan.

According to the official Pokemon website, Zarude are traditionally territorial and respond violently to any creatures outside of their species. As previously reported, Coco believes this Pokemon is his father, and that he is a Pokemon himself.

The film was originally set to premiere July 10th in Japan, though was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ending the country’s state of emergency in late May.

You can find the new trailer below.

You can find the rundown (via the video description) below.

“A strange story about Pokemon and human beings .

A jungle outback far from the village. There was Okoya Forest, a paradise for Pokemon and others protected by strict rules.

The stubborn Zalud, who lived there with his friends. There, it finds a human baby at the riverside one day.

‘This is… a human’

Zalud, who can’t bring himself to abandon the child, decides to name the baby Coco and goes away from the herd to live in harmony with the law of the forest .

It has been 10 years since the Pokémon began to raise the human. Coco meets Satoshi and Pikachu in the Okoya Forest . The first ‘Human Friend’ made. In the chest of Coco, who didn’t doubt herself as a Pokemon, doubts began to emerge little by little.

‘Dad, am I a human?’ Am I a Pokemon? Or is it human? It was troublesome, but one day, the footsteps of an uninvited human approached the forest and the peaceful days changed completely.”

Translation: Google Translate (Adjusted)

Pokemon the Movie: Coco premieres December 25th in Japan. Those who order tickets will be able to receive a Mystery Gift for Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield including Zarude and a shiny Celebi; both rare Pokemon. A western dub has not been confirmed at this time.

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