New Animated Pokémon Movie to Premiere on Netflix: Trailer Released, In-Game Activations Planned


The Pokémon Company International and Netflix announced today that the next animated Pokémon movie, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle,” will premiere on Netflix around the world on October 8, 2021. The first official international trailer for the movie was released today including new music from Cyn. Special in-game activations including Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi distributions – both as featured in the movie— for Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield video games and more activations were also announced.

“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” synopsis: 
Deep within the Forest of Okoya, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude live in a troop and maintain a strict rule that forbids outsiders from entering their territory. Elsewhere in the jungle lives Koko, a human boy raised by a lone Zarude who left the troop. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Zarude. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the jungle, the bonds between Pokémon and human—and the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.

To further celebrate the announcement, beginning today, Trainers will be able to receive Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi—both as featured in the movie—in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield games by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications. Trainers who register in this way by September 25, 2021, will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for both Pokémon on October 7, 2021.

Fans can also look forward to a crossover with Pokémon GO celebrating the global launch of “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” on Netflix. More details will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can visit the official movie website at and join the conversation online with #Pokemon25.