TOHO announced as part of its 2020 theatrical release lineup that the Pokémon anime franchise will release a new anime movie for the first time in two years. The new anime movie title Gekijōban Pocket Monsters 2020 will open in Japan on July 10.
The most recent films include the live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu, and The 3D CG remake of the 1998 film Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo no Gyakushū Mewtwo, Strikes Back Evolution. The last anime film in the franchise, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, was released in Japan in July 2018.
Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) anime series premiered in Japan on April 1, 1997, on TV Tokyo. The anime television series is part of The Pokémon Company’s Pokémon media franchise. The franchise has a total of 22 films, with Strikes Back Evolution being the latest.