Here’s A Peek At The Upcoming Pokémon XY Anime Series

By Ishaan . September 11, 2013 . 3:03pm

The Pokémon Company has shared a sneak peek at the upcoming Pokémon the Series: XY anime. The trailer starts out with the Pokémon: Black and White anime, showcasing the finale, and then cuts to footage from the new XY series:



The current Pokémon season will end on September 26th in Japan. Then, on October 17th, Pokémon the Series: XY will make its debut, with Ash travelling to the Kalos region from the upcoming Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games.


In between the Black and White and XY anime seasons, The Pokémon Company will also debut Pocket Monsters: The Origin, an animated special featuring Red and Green from the original Pokémon Red/Green games, and highlighting Red’s journey.

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  • Just Tim

    I hope Ash at least gets another Final 4 finish.

    Stupid writer change cost me my prediction he’d Final 4 from Sinnoh to Kalos; instead, he finished Elite 8 in Unova.

  • Brion Valkerion

    Love his tan, hopefully the supporting cast will be decent this time, that green guy and the girl were pretty bad, not Max bad but bad none the less.

    • Touma

      i know nothing about this green guy. he was a cook with a terrible food jokes? nope! nothing comes to mind…>__>

  • 3PointDecoupage

    They just announced a ton of new pokemon. Why isn’t there an article yet?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      There didn’t announced it. That was only leak scans from coro coro not confirmed from Nintendo or Game Freak yet

    • AuraGuyChris

      What ton? It’s only like six counting Megas.
      And why make an article about it if we’re surely getting the worldwide news tomorrow? Stupid CoroCoro ruins worldwide reveals with its leaks in Japan.

      • Lynx

        Friday, actually, according to what I’ve heard.

      • Symbol de Au

        9 actually.

      • Suicunesol

        Well, starter evolutions are a pretty big deal to begin with. Then we got another Mega Evolution for Mewtwo. That’s gonna turn some heads and shake them too.

        Then we got the T-Rex. That one should get an article to itself.

    • Because something about those new announcements just seems off to me. I’d rather wait for an official source. I can’t shake the feeling that some of it looked awfully fake.

      • Suicunesol

        Which parts sounded fake? The scans look like the real deal. I’m not really a fan of Fennekin’s evolution, Mewtwo’s dealie, and even Chespin evo. But the art feels like real Sugimori.

        If official news will come in a day or so, I understand waiting though. Really not used to PKMN Co. announcing things worldwide like this…

        • It… looks really Digimon. And hey, maybe that’s just the direction this game is going in, but I’d rather be safe than sorry.

          • Suicunesol

            Yeah, well, hmm, that ship has harbored with mega evolution and is here to stay.

            I don’t think it looks like Digimon yet. Digimon and Pokemon can share some ideas and concepts, but there’s a certain electronically retro look about Digimon Monsters that Pokemon don’t have.

          • 3PointDecoupage

            It went Digimon ten mega evolutions ago. But I get what your saying. Fennekin’s evolution looks EXACTLY like Rinnemon.(I think thats its name), but I like it anyways.

          • Symbol de Au

            “EXACTLY” Uh…not really. The only similarities are that they’re both foxes, they both stand on two legs, and they both have a white tuft of fur on their chest. The eyes the head shape the theme everything else is different.

      • Hinataharem

        I understand your scepticism Ishaan, but those articles are 100% CoroCoro. It even has anime screenshots and mini files. I REALLY doubt anyone could fake those, or at least put in the vast amount of effort for 11 pages of fake.

        Just face it, you don’t like the new Pokemon designs, there’s nothing wrong with that.

        • Oh, I’m not denying that I don’t like them. Just… sometimes, you have to trust your gut, you know? Every other time I’ve been sure about the CoroCoro leaks. This time, I’m not. It’s no big deal. We’ll get official info from Pokémon Co. soon enough anyway. I’d rather wait a couple days than run a story I’m not comfortable with.

          • Cazar

            Fair enough, but considering that these leaks include Pokémon that were only very recently revealed from the last Pokémon Direct it doesn’t seem plausible that someone could have whipped up a fake this elaborate in such a short period of time. Not to mention that the game’s release isn’t very far away so it seems completely meaningless at this point. I’d say this is the least suspicious out of all the CoroCoro leaks thus far.

          • Kai2591

            Damn, are the new designs really that bad?
            (don’t want to see the ‘leaked pics’ for fear of massive disappointment)
            I hope your gut feeling is right Ishaan haha.

          • Hinataharem

            And that’s why I keep coming to a site like this. The people running it are cautious about throwing out info.

            It creates a better environment for everyone.

      • AverageGamers

        It’s not fake…
        If it is, then the creator went a little over the top by modding the game and make those screenshots and designs

    • AverageGamers

      Was going to post the exact same comment XD

  • leingod

    Do the whole series happen in like, 2 years? Ash barely changes or grows.

    • Juan Pablo Fernandez

      blame the writers, there is just no age consistency

      • Try reading the Ash coma theory.

        • MikeTxn

          Isn’t that just wild speculation about a cartoon aimed directly to the current generation of kids because MARKETING?

          Don’t get me wrong, I found that theory quite interesting, but I can’t take it seriously. (Just like the theory about Oliver/Tsubasa not having legs *SPOILERS*, I guess.)

          • Juan Pablo Fernandez

            you could also make a theory about celebi screwing line time, but it’s just speculation

          • Karn McCloud

            90% of the episodes of the anime take place over 24 hours and each episode is the next day. Accounting for episodes that take place over a few days Ash has only been travelling for around 2 and a half years. He’s 12 or 13.

          • DragKudo

            Wasn’t there a theory on when ash was killed by mew and mewtwo. he basically became immortal when they revived him?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            The writers for the show go through a revolving door of retcons when they come in and retcons when they leave

            Compare DP to BW.

          • It’s not even speculation– It’s a fake creepypasta story. Like the one about the Rugrats being figments of Angelica’s mind.

            Then there’s other theories like Ho-Oh granting Ash ‘eternal happiness’ through endless Pokemon training.

            The reason why Ash is young forever is to appeal to the primary demographic– young kids. Why do people still not get this yet?

    • shuyai

      it is call the Sazae-san format but basically even there are time event like Christmas or new year they never age. it is widely used in manga for example crayon shin Chan and Gintama

      • leingod

        Sazae-san format? Nice to know. I guess it makes sense in shows like Shin-Chan that never really move forward or have any “objectives” to speak of, but you could say Pokemon has an actual timeline… so it’s still weird.

        • Ace Trainer Chris

          The western equivalent to this is basically The Simpsons format. Time passes, but no one ever really ages.

          • leingod

            Yeah, but the Simpsons doesn’t go anywhere plot-wise either, just like the series I mentioned before.

    • Anime10121

      It all happens in one :P

  • Steven Higgins


    • I hope he replaces that green guy!

    • Just Tim

      I sincerely hope he’d finally marry off Pike Queen Lucy, as a sign of character development for Brock and more insight on my favorite Character of the Day, Pike Queen Lucy.

      • Steven Higgins

        Except he can’t get married because he’s only 15

        • I’m sure that’s a legal age for marriage in most countries.

        • Just Tim

          They’d probably age the overall cast by now.

  • You know, Ash looks a bit older now in this new series. Must be the new clothes. Hopefully, the PokéFrench ladies from the Kalos region will turn him into a MAN!!!

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      The clothes they showed him off with before made him look really childish so watching this surprised me

      But his face looks more complex or something, shading and all that

      • It does! His new facial complex is what I noticed first! His clothes also make him more “mature”, kinda. And his vest is having him show a bit more bare chest. Is it weird to notice that bit?

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Wha? He looks exactly the same.

      • InfectedAI

        No he doesn’t saw an analysis on another site that showed all the differences. They’re slightly subtle, but they’ve changed him.

    • Sergio Briceño

      He is probably going to be like “I don’t about that ‘Voo-lay voo koo-schay ah-vehk mwah’ thing… BUT LET’S BATTLE!!!”

    • Blue Katamari

      Well, he does have teeth now.

  • Touma

    almost everytime i try to make a comment it says awaiting moderation. I check back and it gets deleted almost everytime. i don’t know why. i haven’t written anything that could possibly be bad enough to not let me post.

  • Touma

    My comments keep getting deleted and i’m not sure why. it says awaiting moderation and soon after my comments disappear.

  • Herok♞

    Cool, looking forward to watching it, So I wonder if they are getting rid of Iris and Cilan since they don’t show up in the XY part of the trailer.

    • Yep, Iris is continuing her training to become a Dragon Master, and Cilan/Dent is going to keep being what he does best: something…

      • Herok♞

        Failing to be a detective?

      • AverageGamers

        Was actually hoping Dent to continue the journey and become a… Mega Evolution Sommelier? XD

        • Nah. Dent has no future. Iris, on the other hand…

  • Randy Marsh

    The animation towards the end looked really good, now if only we could get a better story out of Pokemon. Yeah yeah, I know, Pokemon is a kid show….

    • Anime10121

      If only the original writer were still alive, we would have an actual story :( RIP Takeshi Shudo, the original (good) Pokemon writer …

      • Ken C Cruz

        ow I did not know that the original writer of pokemon has died. maybe that’s why the story is always the same every region he goes. except about that two when he wins in the tournament I only remember the one where snorax is with him sorry i forgot what season it is or region it is. The other one i forgot what region it is.

        • Anime10121

          The Orange Islands was the season you’re referring to.

    • DragKudo

      DEmiKids was a kid show and had crap load of demons, religious gods, etc lucifer and satan were the main antagonists. Pokemon needs to get serious.

  • Raltrios

    All I got out of that trailer is that Iris and Cilan are leaving.

    • DrakeClawfang

      Same here

  • “I wanna be the very best”

  • Kitestwinblades

    I must be tired… The music at the beginning of this video reminds me of the Hunter x Hunter(2011) opening theme xD

    But that aside, The whole Dragon master thing looks pretty nice. Gyarados is always pissed… Magikarps must all live horrible lives before they evolve. That one moment that puts them over the edge then *BAM* “Come at me, Bro!”

    • … except, Gyarados is a Water/Flying Type Pokémon. But who listens to the PokéDex, anyway? To me, Charizard will always be a Fire/Dragon Type!

      • Kitestwinblades

        Thats true! He suffers the full wrath of electricty xD I feel like Gyarados type should change when its in water or the land, keeping a dragon property at all times. But to be honest, He doesnt have a single flying move. He knows twister which is dragon and can learn bounce by tutoring. Even Rayquaza knows flying moves lol He has a burden element, but i guess it was a magikarp just -19 levels ago…

        Charizard Is still more Dragon than any of the pokemon to date if you ask me :3 Dragonite is probably the only other legit one but kind of friendly looking.

  • Ken C Cruz

    Why no Misty it always brock. I miss her and his crazy psyduck

  • JNT

    Serena (main character girl from the games) is also confirmed, at least in the propaganda from CoroCoro she is there with Ash.

  • Kai2591

    My Fennekin <3

  • Millsuperman

    That’s all bs Ash looks the same as he did 10 years ago when we all first seen him

    • DragKudo

      Our time and his time are two different things. Frieza said namek would blow in five minutes. To them their fight was four minutes, while to use it was like five episodes( because we were shown every detail in the battle.)

  • DragKudo

    This looks promising, the animation looks close to the movies. I just hope it gets serious and ash isn’t stupid. Hope i’m not wrong(i will be) I thought black and white was cool until the fifthe episode when pikachu got his electricity back. they could have ade an entire arc about finding zekrom but noooo.

  • artemisthemp

    Sound like they finally goes back to Ash catching the starter

  • ShadowDivz

    I’m sorry, i just cannot get excited for this.

    Ash fucked up so hardcore in unova it’s not even funny. Plus it was generally retarded. Ash’s pikachu couldn’t beat Trip’s snivy, but it somehow managed to beat his Serperior? What the flying hell?

    Plus, Iris was so goddamn annoying and she doesn’t even follow the rule of hot that starts with misty. Dawn>=May>Misty>Iris. I didn’t particularly find misty hot but i did think she was kinda cute.

    And the worst part…they replaced Brock with that ****. Bitches come and go, but bros are forever.
    And they friggin’ replaced him….

    Il probably(not even) check out the first 2 episodes then drop it.
    I watched black and white here and there, but when my beautiful Dawn lost to iris(A fucking dragonite taking like 4 ice attacks and surviving? Further bullshit)

    Besides, total spoilers if i haven’t played X&Y. Animation does look slightly better.

  • DanteMasamune

    In a leaked corocoro scan it shows the female avatar character (Serena is her name I think) in the anime with Ash. Perhaps serving the same role as May and Dawn……Misty… are Pokemon contests back now??

    It also shows off Clint, the gym leader dude with the mechanical arms, and he has an Dende…..I forgot how to spell its name. So Clint is probably an electric type in the game as well.

    Speaking of the girl (Serena), the Pokemon anime is so sexist. The girl trainers in the games make rather important appearances in the anime as key/main characters (except Hilda and Rosa) while the guys are stuck with small cameo appearances in the movies or if they’re lucky an anime special (Red and Ethan/Jimmy case).

  • Vash bane

    dont watch the Japanese version so iris becomes a dragon master and si….hm never really new how to spell his name XD
    has become a detective?

    and ash looked a little taller than usual…must be the cloths lol

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