Episode five of Pokemon: Twilight Wings, which was expected to release this month, has been postponed to June 5th due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The delay in the YouTube series was formally announced on the official Twitter for The Pokemon Company. You can read the official announcement below.
— ポケモン公式ツイッター (@Pokemon_cojp) May 15, 2020
“[Notice] The 5th episode of the original anime work ‘[Hakumei no Tsubasa]’, which was scheduled to be released in May, has been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection at 14:00 on June 5 (Friday). I will do it. We would like to apologize to everyone who has been looking forward to it.”
Translation: Google Translate
You can find the full run-down (via the official Pokemon website) below:
Pokémon: Twilight Wings, which is separate from Pokémon the Series, is set in the Galar region, where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, Pokémon: Twilight Wings will show in detail the dreams of Galar’s residents, the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome, and the conflicts they must resolve. In addition to these new stories, you can expect to see a variety of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region appearing throughout the capsule series.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events.
This includes postponements of GDC, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the physical events for EVO 2020 and Tokyo Game Show 2020, and cancellations E3 2020 (including digital events), the physical event for Gamescom 2020, and Comiket 98.
We reported Gal & Dino‘s broadcasting schedule being delayed, as well as Studio Ghibli stating they were still making progress on two new films, How Do You Live? and a film by Goro Miyazaki, despite the ongoing pandemic.
The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [1, 2]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 4.444 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 2.554 million active cases. There have been over 302,000 deaths, however over 1.588 million people have made a “total recovery.”
Japan has had a total of 16,120 cases (5,555 active cases), 697 deaths, and 9,868 recoveries.