Pokemon the Series: XY Shows Off Brand New Anime Footage

By Ishaan . September 20, 2013 . 9:00am

The Pokémon Company have shared a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon the Series: XY anime in Japan, which is loosely based on the upcoming Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games. The series sees Ash travelling to the Kalos region.



Pokémon the Series: XY will debut in Japan on October 17th. On October 19th in North America, Cartoon Network will share a two-episode sneak peek of the XY anime, ahead of its regular airing schedule, which has not yet been announced.

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  • Renaldi Saputra

    I’ve seen enough pokemon to see where this is going

  • Herok♞

    This looks interesting to say the least and calling now Frokie will go with ash and Fennik is going with the girl

  • Guest

    Looks fun, I’m gonna give it a try!

  • TruSpindash

    Looks interesting, nice to see them doing the 4 person group thing again.

    • zaidandzhadow

      nice there’s no ugly bitch in the group again

    • Steven Higgins

      Personally, I was hoping for a 5 person group. The same 5 as in the game only with Ash instead of Calem.

  • NintendoPSX

    Inner thoughts (Please let Serena have a romantic attraction to Ash…)

    • fyi1191

      I’m with ya, just because of that flashback.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      I hope

    • Learii

      I like to see they travel together l and make misty jealous when she see them

    • John Diamond

      Tbh. i don’t really care what happens as long as the character isn’t annoying

    • Sardorim

      Disgusting. She has nothing on Misty.

    • Anime10121

      My inner connected thoughts (Please let Ash have a romantic attraction to ANY of his “girl friends”…)

      • AverageGamers

        My inner connected thoughts (Ash is only interested in Pikach…. I mean Pokemon)

  • Natalie Rath

    This actually looksInteresting

  • Zero_Destiny

    I honestly like the new cast (or their designs and where it seems to be going based off the trailer at least lol) and am actually kinda interested in this new season.

  • SaurianGuy

    At first I was disappointed with Ash’s new look but seeing it fully animated really gave off that vibe of experience and confidence.

    I hope some of the older Pokemon like Charizard, Gible, Bayleaf, etc get their moments in the show.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    she knew Ash as a kid? But shes from France. Maybe Ashes dad had another kid and he happens to look like ash.

  • Godmars

    Will they ever let Ash grow up?

    • TheExile285

      They can’t milk an adult Ash to death


      • neocatzon

        A wild imagination appears!

    • Anime10121

      He did grow up, you see in the preview where Serena remembers a childhood Ash? He grew up to become the Ash he’s been for the last 17 years! :P

      • Renaldi Saputra

        yeah, he grew up..
        but he will never mature..

  • Detrimont

    Eren Jaegar’s VA is voicing Clemont
    (yuki kaji)

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    >Ash looks badass towards the end
    >Delicious Selena
    >Childhood Friend
    dis gonna b gud

    • Anime10121

      She knew Ash before he was in a coma! This some Sword Art Online type ish where she puts herself in “Za Warudo” to pull Ash back into the real one!

      Damn my bad, didnt mean to spoil anyone on X/Y’s plot :(

    • Arcana Wiz

      Yeah i wonder with what age they meet, 7? so it must been like 3 million days now…. cause everyone know that Ash was granted god like aging by ho-ho, so one million days it’s one year to ash.

      • zaidandzhadow

        actually it’s ho-oh

  • Sergio Briceño

    Looks like they decided to throw in all the main characters archetypes over the years into this new season’s party. You got the big caring brother who is presumably a good cook, the little one that is first introduced to the world of Pokémon, the love bird with dreams nobody else cares about and of course the boy who will never grow up, Pet- err… Ash Ketchum.

    Looks like it could be either a recipe for success or disaster. For a change though, I’d like to see an old rival return. It’s just too convenient that all of Ash’s rivals ALWAYS head to a different region next and it’s never the same as Ash’s desired destination. Yes, I know there are a lot of regions but at least when Ash finds out about them Prof Oak acts like it came out of nowhere, either that or both suck at Geography…

    No wonder as much as Ash is reliant on his town map he keeps getting lost. And Pokémon Professor? That is not even a real profession!

    • SaurianGuy

      Gary would have been an interesting choice with Green having a (possibly) major role with Origin’s plot, having the 3 Kanto starters available in the region and possibly being a old friend of Selena as well.

      • Sergio Briceño

        I can totally picture Selena as one of Gary’s fan girls on his sports car.

      • Sakurazaki

        You just can’t ignore his girth!

    • Lynx

      Gary did Johto when Ash was there as well, iirc.

    • AverageGamers

      Basically it’s the similar pattern to the Hoenn/Advance Generation season… Back then we got Brock (gym leader) who is expert in cooking, May (game heroine) who dreams of winning Pokemon Contest (correct me if I’m wrong) and Max (little brother) who is smart and loves Pokemon. Now we got Clemont (gym leader), Serena (game heroine) and Bonnie (little sister)… who in certain way, share the same traits as the Hoenn team. Don’t forget the anime/game has Torchic/Blaziken as well, and May’s main was Torchic.
      On a side note it also followed the exact same route as Kanto/Johto where Ash travelled with Mysty and Brock (both gym leaders). In BW and BWS2 we got Iris and Cilan.
      I don’t know about whether it’s gonna be a success or disaster, but it did add variety the same way I felt during the Hoenn arc… so in a way, it might be a success.

  • Uso Ewin

    They might actually be trying this time,

    • Renaldi Saputra

      and this is gonna be a hundred of episodes again

  • O.O

    wait wait wait…what are those pokemons i thought they were just 150?? and who are those new characters?? where is brock and misty…Ash isn’t a pokemon master yet???…the HELL IS GOING ON!!….what year is-

  • CartmanKusanagi

    I think the first episode of the new season will mark the 800th episode.

    I feel old now…

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha oh man, Ash is still flinging himself off buildings to catch Pikachu. His luck stat must be insane if he hasn’t won a Darwin award so far. Also I kinda wish they had gone with a different heroine design, maybe darker skin or at least not blond hair? Having three partners with approximately the same hair color feels a bit dull…

    • Steven Higgins

      It’s Poke-France, what else do you expect.

      • Göran Isacson

        France has a long history of colonialism and a large population of people with African ancestry, sooo yeah. I think expecting someone with dark skin would be very much not strange at all.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Misty just now found a Rival

  • AverageGamers

    Looks interesting, but in the end, it’ll be the same pattern over and over again (can’t help it, it’s a show intended for kids and in a way a promotional means for the game).
    I’ll definitely check out some of the first episodes, before eventually dropping it when it’s starting to stale… just like I always did with previous Pokemon shows hahaha
    The best thing about Pokemon shows though, it’s episodic meaning you don’t actually need to watch regularly and can just watch important episodes like the gym leader and such… or when it features a Pokemon you’re in love with XD

  • I just hope they can make Team Rocket as bad ass as they were during Black & White. Black & White Season 2 changed them back to the “blasting off again” Pikachu hunting dimwits they’ve always been. Team Rocket needs to be bad ass.

    • Detrimont

      judging from the white Team Rocket uniform, nope, they’re their normal stupid selves

  • JNT

    Maybe she is also trapped in the eternal time loop curse than Ash.

  • You know, “Romantic Implications” aside, Ash have better not leave Charizard out of his Kalos journey!

    • greeeed

      from what I remember, he only used him on hard battle

      • Well, in the last season, he got Charizard back. And presumably for keeps! It was the best part of the season, to be honest. And it was one of Ash’s best decisions in his entire career!

  • Okay…. so I’ve stopped watch pokemon anime after the johto arc…. But I guess it’s time to watch x and y anime just for serena

    BTW, serious question, since I haven’t watch the previous arc after johto arc, will I miss a lot or will I have a trouble understanding the story if I just jump to xy arc?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      pokemon anime has no story that you should understand..
      it’s just a generic kids show

    • Steven Higgins

      No, you won’t miss a God damned thing. It’s the same story with new characters, Pokemon and a new region.

  • Repede91

    Glad they went back to using the female playable character from the current game as one Ash’s partners. I was let down when Iris was unveiled over the B&W 1 protagonist.

  • Tonton Ramos

    This reminded me of Advanced series.

  • Presea

    Yay Selena! :D Childhood friend story is awesome stuff

  • isotrex

    In what season and episode was Ash granted immortality? hehe j/k

    • Niko Sandwich

      That would be episode 493, where we see Ash sustains his youth by draining the souls of his young maiden companions, thus leaving them too drained to continue on together in Ash’s world journey, and leaving him to go find a new host.

  • KOTheWorld

    I hope the studio lets Serena be a real romantic contender. After all, she can even remember Ash after more than 3 years in the anime, which would calculate to around 18000 days in the real world.

  • artemisthemp

    Serena x Ash confirmed – Sadly Ash only does Friendzone.
    Mini-Raichu confirmed

  • I know I’m going to get down voted for this, but **** it. Everyone should be aware that this is a KIDS show, so Ash will never have a girlfriend or grow up. There I said it and I apologise for stomping on people’s dreams (mine included, I’d actually enjoy seeing Ash getting romantically entangled with a female lead like Misty), but someone had to say it eventually.

    • Setsuna ♥

      It still doesn’t justice him being 10 years old for over 10 years now, I was 10 when I started watching Pokemon … I’m 23 now …

    • Lynx

      So are GaoGaiGar, Might Gaine, Digimon and Danball Senki,

      And yet Guy and Mikoto are pretty much a couple by the end, Might Gaine has Sally and Maito get MARRIED, Digimon has the cast age (in some cases) and pass the flag and Danball AGES the characters each time and let new character shine by putting the older cast in a supporting role while still having the old cast participate.

      Your point?

      • The difference is the writers. The Pokémon anime is designed to last as long as the games will, but the writers decide to continue using Ash and Pikachu as Pokémon’s lead protagonists. This choice is why Ash has yet to win any league based on the actual games, why Ash is still 10 years old and why Ash will never have a girlfriend. Some kids shows do this, but they usually don’t last nearly as long as Pokémon. In the end, it all comes down to the writers. Some choose to let their characters grow, but Pokémon’s writers would rather keep Ash going as long as possible than let him win a real league, grow older and later replace him with someone new.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Digimon, Inazuma, Monster Farm, and some another kids shows fortunately knew their limits, so they end their story and made some of them had perfect ending..

          Pokemon?? pfffttt

      • Renaldi Saputra

        at least those series that you said know their limits.. not like pokemon..

  • French

    Ash should give pikachu to someone new to carry on the series

  • Vash bane

    ash inded does look a little older(or just taller lol) but ash met her when he was little… and we’re just now knowing this? lol

    • Steven Higgins

      It’s the skinny jeans

      • Vash bane

        lol you didn’t even question my typo

  • Steven Higgins

    Please let this be better than the crap we’ve been getting lately. If I have to see Pikachu get over loaded, or have to see Ash forget everything he’s learned one more time, I’m gonna flip!I wanted Misty to come back, but I know how unlikely that is. I really want this to be more like the movies. I haven’t watch regularly since Johto ended but I’m willing to try this. But I swear to God (no, not Arceus. God. And I’m not even religious!) that if this is just more of the same I am done,

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