The Pokemon Company released an announcement on Thursday that a new season of Pokemon will air in the Summer of 2021.
The upcoming season, titled “Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series,” will continue to focus Ash and his Pokemon World Team as they continue to advanced through the Pokemon World Coronation Series, while new protagonist “Goh” continues to work on his goal to capture every kind of Pokemon in the world.
“Pokemon Journeys: The Series” began airing on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in Japan on November 17 2019, two days after “Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield” shipped worldwide.
The anime’s English Dub version aired its first twelve episodes in the United States on Netflix in June 2020. To note, further episodes of Pokemon Journeys would go onto air periodically through various quarters of the year following its debut.
In February 2020, Netflix confirmed the last twelve episodes of Season 23. Which aired on March 5, 2020, would be Pokemon Journeys final episodes. The Series was hit with a delay back in early spring April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would later resume airing new episodes in the summer of June 2020.
Pokemon’s limited anime series “Pokemon: Twilight Wings” also experienced similar delays with its fifth episode being shelved from May to June 2020 due to COVID-19.
The plot synopsis reads,”It’s a big, big world, but you know where to find Ash and Goh—battling and catching Pokémon from Kanto to Galar! With Pikachu, Cinderace, and their other Pokémon beside them, our heroes continue to travel all over the world to research Pokémon for Cerise Laboratory.
Along the way, Ash climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings, and Goh adds more Pokémon to his Pokédex in his quest to catch Mew. Meanwhile, Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokémon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee. New friends, returning rivals, and exciting adventures await—as the journey continues!”
As of now, “Pokemon Master Journeys” is slated for release during summer 2021.