POKÉMON ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED SERIES ‘POKÉMON: HISUIAN SNOW’
Details Revealed for Three-Episode Web Series Set in the Ancient Hisui Region
BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 26, 2022 — The Pokémon Company International revealed details today about an animated series that will take fans on a new adventure in the ancient Hisui region of the Pokémon world. The web series, originally teased during a Pokémon Presents on Pokémon Day 2022, is titled “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” and is slated to premiere on May 18, 2022, exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV.
The Hisui region was originally explored in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game and represents the Sinnoh region of old—before the existence of Pokémon Trainers and Pokémon Leagues. “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” is a story that takes place during this ancient age when the relationship between people and Pokémon was very different. Aboard a boat bound for the Hisui region, the protagonist Alec reminisces about the first time his father took him there. Over the span of three episodes, “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” will go into detail about Alec’s stories from the past.
Viewers will meet Hisuian Pokémon and new characters in this limited web series. The Pokémon Company International has revealed initial details of key characters and Pokémon in anticipation of the premiere.
Alec is heading to the Hisui region in search of medicinal herbs. He is a mild-mannered young man who is studying to become a doctor. As a child, he once accompanied his father on a visit to the Hisui region. He had an adventurous and mischievous side to him when he was a child.
Alec’s father is a woodworker. He originally lived in a different region, but recently moved to the Hisui region to procure materials. He came to fear Pokémon after a certain incident.
Zorua (Hisuian Form)
The Spiteful Fox Pokémon who lives in the Hisui region. It is said that the lingering spirits of Zorua who were chased out of their homeland and perished have returned to life in this form, fueled by the power of their malice toward humans and Pokémon.
“Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with WIT STUDIO, and episodes will premiere on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV. Please look forward to more information on additional episode release dates following episode one’s premiere.
Fans can keep up with all the latest Pokémon news by following @Pokemon on social media, subscribing to the official Pokémon YouTube channel, and visiting Pokémon TV in anticipation of the series’ launch.
Director: Ken Yamamoto
Screenwriter: Taku Kishimoto
Character Design: KURO
Color Design: Ayaka Nakamura (WIT STUDIO)
Art Director: Yuuji Kaneko (AOSYASIN)
Director of Photography: Takeru Yokoi (WIT STUDIO)
Offline Editor: Akari Saito (Mishima Editing Room)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Animation: WIT STUDIO
Coming Soon: Pokémon: Hisuian Snow on Pokémon TV and YouTube
Learn about a time when Pokémon and humans lived separate lives with a new limited animated series.
Get ready for a new adventure set in the vast, stunning Hisui region. Produced by WIT STUDIO, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow launches May 18 with the first episode in a three-part limited animated series. Available on Pokémon TV and the official Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow tells the story of a boy named Alec and his encounter with a Hisuian Zorua. When he was younger, Alec’s father taught him that people and Pokémon cannot live together. But Alec’s interactions with the Zorua might offer a different lesson.