Pokémon is an abbreviation from the original Japanese title ポケットモンスタ, which sounds as Poketto Monsutā. English-speaking world knows this animated TV series as Pokémon: The Series. The show was adapted for international promotion right after the original release in Japan. It turned out to be extremely popular all over the world. The show itself is initially based on a video game with the same title. The first season release date is the 1st of April 1997. Pokémon season 20 release date is unknown yet, but the creators of the franchise are getting ready for the new season and have already announced the date of the final full movie that will conclude the twentieth installment of the show. Read further for more info.
The original Japanese version of the series is separated into 6 seasons – the way the events of the game go. Internationally it is broadcast separated into 20 seasons for now. The voice cast includes both Japanese and American actors (for the international version).
Ash Ketchum (voiced by Satoshi in Japan) turns ten. Now he’s got a chance to start on a journey into the world inhabited by Pokémon. He wants to learn how to control these tiny and powerful creatures to become a Pokémon master. He often communicates with Pokémon researcher named Professor Oak. He presents him with three Pokémon – Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. This way Ash enters the vast world of Pokémon Trainers. One more Pokémon he also gets is Pikachu. Ash tries hard to become friends with it, but Pikachu doesn’t trust him and isn’t willing to get back to its PokéBall. One day Ash manages to protect Pikachu to show how much he cares for it. Later, both of them notice one of the most powerful and enigmatic Pokémon in the sky – it turns out to be a sign for Ash and his wish to become a Pokémon master.
Ash meets other humans and Pokémon while entering deeper into the world of Pokémon Leagues. He becomes friends with other Pokémon trainers and comes across new Pokémon.
Every season of the main series is followed by a movie. Each of the 19 movies involve some of the Legendary Pokémon. Besides, every movie promotes Pokémon that will appear in the future episodes of the series. The feature movie for season 20 is planned to be released on the 15th of July this year.
20th Season Air Date
Disney XD channel made the official announcement about the renewal of Pokémon for season 20. It will premiere in the beginning of 2017. When it comes to an end, it will be followed by a finale movie entitled I Choose You! on the 15th of July 2017. The show is about to be released in its 20th installment. When more info appears in the media about Pokémon series, you will be notified.