Pokémon (2023)

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Japanese logo for Pocket Monsters

(Japanese: ポケットモンスター Pocket Monsters) is the eighth series of the Pokémon anime. It follows Pokémon Journeys: The Series. It will premiere on April 14, 2023 in Japan with a one-hour special.

The series features dual protagonists Liko and Roy, along with the three Paldea starter Pokémon as they adventure through the Pokémon world.


Promotional artwork




Supporting characters


Directed by
  • Saori Den
  • でんさおり
Creative director
  • Daiki Tomiyasu
  • 冨安大貴
Action director
  • Tetsuo Yajima
  • 矢嶋哲生
Series organization
  • 佐藤大
Character design
  • Rei Yamazaki
  • 山崎玲愛
Sub-character design
  • Kyōko Itō
  • 伊藤京子
Sound director
  • Masafumi Mima
  • 三間雅文
  • コーニッシュ
Animation production
  • OLM


  • In English pre-release material, this series was referred to as the "new Pokémon animated series".[2]
  • This is the second series to feature the 2D "Pocket Monster" logo, but it has different logo design unlike the previous series.
    • The blue color on the top of the logo represents Liko while the red color on the bottom of the logo represents Roy.
  • This is the first series to feature a female and male duo.
  • This is the first series to have both a Creative and Action Director as a staff position.

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Original series (list) Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Ruby and Sapphire (list) AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
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XY (list) XYKalos QuestXYZ (Mega Evolution Specials)
Sun & Moon (list) Sun & MoonUltra Adventures‎Ultra Legends
Journeys (list) JourneysMaster JourneysUltimate Journeys (The Arceus Chronicles)
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Specials (list) Pikachu's Winter VacationSide StoriesPokémon Chronicles
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