Pokémon the Movie Secrets of the Jungle

The 23rd Pokémon movie was revealed in a preview trailer following the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION. This reveal showcases Ash and Pikachu in a forest with a shrine identical to the shrine in Pokémon 4 Ever. It was then revealed that the movie features the Pokémon Zarude and Celebi. Following a delay due to the global pandemic, the movie was then set for release in Japan on December 25th 2020 and announced as Secrets of the Jungle in the west for a 2021 release

Summary

This is a story of a slighly unusual parent-child relationship involving one Pokémon and one human.
In the depths of a jungle in the middle of nowhere, we find Okoya Forest, a Pokémon paradise operating with strict laws.
The stubborn and obstinate Zarude lived there with his kin, but one day he discovered a human baby by the riverside.
"Human, this is..."
Zarude could not allow himself to abandon it, so he decided to disobey the law of the forest, leave his tribe behind, and live alone with the child, whom he named Koko.
It has been 10 years since this Pokémon first started to raise this human. Koko meets Ash and Pikachu as they visit Okoya Forest. This is the first "Human friend" he has ever made. And little by little, questions start to sprout deep in the mind of a boy who had been fully convinced he was a Pokémon.
"Father, am I a human?" Am I a Pokémon? Or am I a human? As Koko ponders this, one days sees the sound of uninvited human footsteps approach Okoya Forest, signalizing a drastic change to the peaceful days it has thus far been enjoying.

Characters

Ash
Koko
Jessie
James
Delia Ketchum
Professor Zed
Karen

Pokémon



Ash:
Ash's Pikachu

Jessie:
Jessie's Wobbuffet

Rocket:
Rocket's Meowth

Special/Other Trainers:
Special/Other Trainers's Vulpix Special/Other Trainers's Jigglypuff Special/Other Trainers's Psyduck Special/Other Trainers's Poliwag Special/Other Trainers's Poliwhirl Special/Other Trainers's Poliwrath Special/Other Trainers's Alakazam Special/Other Trainers's Krabby Special/Other Trainers's Cleffa Special/Other Trainers's Azurill Special/Other Trainers's Luxio Special/Other Trainers's Buneary Special/Other Trainers's Croagunk Special/Other Trainers's Munna Special/Other Trainers's Cinccino Special/Other Trainers's Ferrothorn Special/Other Trainers's Klink Special/Other Trainers's Klang Special/Other Trainers's Zweilous Special/Other Trainers's Helioptile Special/Other Trainers's Rockruff Special/Other Trainers's Salandit Special/Other Trainers's Rillaboom Special/Other Trainers's Cinderace Special/Other Trainers's Drednaw Special/Other Trainers's Boltund Special/Other Trainers's Indeedee Special/Other Trainers's Morpeko

Wild:
Wild's Oddish Wild's Vileplume Wild's Exeggcute Wild's Hoothoot Wild's Wooper Wild's Heracross Wild's Celebi Wild's Lotad Wild's Lombre Wild's Seedot Wild's Ninjask Wild's Vibrava Wild's Flygon Wild's Combee Wild's Cherubi Wild's Cherrim Wild's Drifloon Wild's Stunky Wild's Pidove Wild's Roggenrola Wild's Boldore Wild's Cottonee Wild's Whimsicott Wild's Dwebble Wild's Crustle Wild's Foongus Wild's Amoonguss Wild's Rufflet Wild's Grubbin Wild's Charjabug Wild's Ribombee Wild's Morelull Wild's Shiinotic Wild's Skwovet Wild's Greedent Wild's Wooloo Wild's Dubwool Wild's Flapple Wild's Cramorant Wild's Falinks Wild's Zarude

Trailer

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Poster

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