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Pokémon Horizons: The Series (Netflix release date, plot)

A new Pokémon journey awaits.

Pokémon Horizons is the latest series in the ongoing Pokémon world. It is the first show to not centre around Ash Ketchum and Pikachu. The show first released in Japan in Spring of 2023. Thankfully, it is finally coming to the US on Netflix in March.

Pokémon Horizons Trailer

Catch a glimpse of the excitement in the official Pokémon Horizons: The Series trailer, released ahead of its Netflix debut.


Embark on a thrilling journey as Liko arrives at Indigo Academy in Kanto, accompanied by her trusty Pokémon Sprigatito. Forming an unbreakable bond with aspiring trainer Roy and his partner Fuecoco, the duo joins forces with the adventurous Rising Volt Tacklers. Their quest unfolds as they traverse the Pokémon world, facing challenges from the enigmatic Explorers keen on seizing Liko’s mysterious pendant.

Pokémon Horizons Cast

Get ready to fall in love with the new faces steering the Pokémon Horizons ship, bidding farewell to the legendary Ash Ketchum and Pikachu.

Character Synopsis
Liko is a girl from the Paldea region. A mysterious pendant from her grandma sparks a new adventure with her Grass-type partner Pokémon, Sprigatito!
Roy, a boy from a remote Kanto island, dreams of becoming a Pokémon Trainer. His unique Poké Ball becomes crucial on his journey. Fuecoco, his partner, loves to eat and sing!
Captain Pikachu, Charizard
Friede, leader of the Rising Volt Tacklers, is a formidable Pokémon battler. Captain Pikachu commands the airship, and Charizard is part of the team.
Murdock, the culinary expert of the Rising Volt Tacklers, enjoys creating dishes. His partner, Rockruff, never forgets a scent with its sharp nose.
Orla, the skilled mechanic and engineer, maintains the airship. Metagross, her partner Pokémon, assists in keeping the ship in perfect working order.
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Wise fisherman Ludlow is a member of the Rising Volt Tacklers, often found with a line dangling off the side of the ship.
Mollie, responsible for medical care, remains cool under pressure. Her partner Pokémon, Chansey, heals injured Pokémon and is kind to everyone.
Amethio travels with his partner Pokémon, Ceruledge, who battles its opponents using the fiery blades on its arms. Amethio seemingly has his eyes on Liko’s pendant.
Zirc is a member of the Explorers who reports to Amethio. He has a rugged and strong personality, and he specializes in battles that give him a chance to show the power of his partner Pokémon, Rhydon.
Onia, another Explorers member who reports to Amethio, has a weakness for cute things. Golduck is her partner Pokémon.

When does Pokémon Horizons: The Series release on Netflix?

Initially slated for February 23, 2024, the release date was pushed back to March 7, 2024. Not all regions will host the series on Netflix; the United States is confirmed, while the United Kingdom secured rights for BBC iPlayer and CBBC.

We don't yet know how Netflix will break down the series. The show started releasing in Japan almost a year ago. There will soon be over 40 episodes that have aired in Japan.

Netflix have not yet revealed how many episodes will be coming with Pokémon Horizons: The Series. If they follow the same release schedule as for past shows, expect something along the lines of 12 to 15 episodes.

Netflix would then release more Pokémon Horizons at a later date.