Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will be playing as a part of a two-day limited theatrical release this November by way of Fathom Events.
The Pokémon Company announced the news today, exciting fans of the series everywhere and recapping the first of Ash and Pikachu’s adventures together, just like the beginning of the show explored so long ago. This movie, however, doffs familiar characters Misty and Brock for two new characters in the form of trainers Verity and Sorreal as well as the new mythical Pokémon Marshadow.
The movie has already been playing in Japan for a short time, and will now be dubbed and presented to fans in the West who grew up with the show and the Pokémon craze, just like yours truly. Unfortunately, Fathom Events’ official page has yet to list the dates and times of when you can catch the film, so if you’re wanting to go ahead and get tickets early and make sure you’ve got a seat ready, you might want to keep checking back until November rolls around so you don’t miss out.
This is certainly going to be a milestone of a release for Pokémon fans new and old as it rewrites Ash’s origin story significantly and changes things up for newcomers. The Pokémon world is always everchanging, but this is a really great way to see that philosophy truly in action, especially if all you know is from the original series.