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Pokémon The Movie: Coco DELAYED Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

The much anticipated Pokémon film, Pokémon Coco has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. This 23rd film of the Pokémon franchise was originally scheduled for release on 10th July.

The film’s official website announced the delay and stated that they would upload further details on their social media pages soon.

Advance tickets for the theatrical version of the movie were supposed to go on sale from 17th April this year. That plan was postponed thanks to the pandemic.

It seems like the hope of the company being able to release the movie in July was let down. Pokémon Coco has thus become the first movie of the Pokémon franchise that has been delayed.

The trailer of the film teased a jungle setting with a character resembling Tarzan, which is Coco. Numerous Pokémon, some known and some unknown, have been showed. Ash and Pikachu run into Coco in the Okoya forest.

It seems as if he has been raised by Pokémon. A mythical Pokémon by the name of Zarude (dark and grass type) also appears in the trailer.

The creators are now aiming for the portrayal of a deeper bond between Pokémon and humans. This concept of the film seems quite different than the previous ones and has led to a lot of expectations from the fans.

pokemon movie coco delayed

The Pokémon anime had already been put on a halt since April, and now it seems like there’s no way around the delay of the film release. Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution was the 21 film of the franchise and was released in July last year in Japan.

The film is based on Satoshi Tajiri’s Pokémon media franchise and is produced by OLM. It is directed by  Tetsuo Yajima, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Atsuhiro Tomioka.

TOHO is responsible for film distribution. Some of the Japanese voice actor cast for the film is as follows:

  • Satoshi/Ash Ketchum by Rika Matsumoto
  • Pikachu by Ikue Otani
  • Musashi/Jessie by Megumi Hayashibara     
  • Kojiro/James by Shin’ichiro Miki
  • Nyarth/Meowth by Inuko Inuyama

About Pokemon

Pokemon, first released in 1996, is set up in a world where humans catch monsters and store them in pocket-sized poke-balls, thus the name Pocket Monsters or Pokemon.

They are creatures with an affinity to certain elements and some superhuman abilities related to that particular element.

Revolving around a teenage boy Ash Ketchum, it takes us through his journey to becoming the most accomplished Pokemon trainer the world has ever seen.

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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