Pokemon the Movie Coco Release Date

Japanese Theatrical Release of Pokemon the Movie: Coco Scheduled for December

Pokemon the Movie: Coco will see a theatrical release in late December. After being delayed due to situations surrounding COVID-19, the latest Pokemon movie will be hitting Japanese theaters on December 25, 2020. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

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In addition to this announcement, a new trailer has been uploaded to the official Pokemon YouTube channel. This trailer features the opening theme for Pokemon the Movie: Coco. You can watch the trailer and listen to the new theme below.

Advanced ticket sales will open on August 7, 2020. Those that have purchased tickets in advance will receive a code to redeem Zarude and a special Shiny Celebi. There is still no information when this new Mythical Pokemon will be making its way overseas. For now, international collectors and fans will either have to wait for Zarude’s eventual global release, or somehow find a way to pre-order a ticket for Pokemon the Movie: Coco.

Zarude, the new Mythical Grass and Dark Type Pokemon, was teased back in February 2020 as part of the Pokemon Day Celebration. Since then, more information about the new Mythical as surfaced. This new Mythical will come with a unique move called Jungle Healing that will heal every Pokemon currently on the field. This could be great for challenging Gigantamax raids.

Pokemon the Movie: Coco will release in Japan on December 15, 2020. Pokemon Sword and Shield are immediately available for the Nintendo Switch.

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