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

  • 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…

  • 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

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    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.

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      Groundhog Day Buddies?

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

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

  • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    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.

  • French

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

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