Reports claim Pokémon movie will air on Disney XD
Reports at a number of news outlets claim that Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will air on television not long after the movie's theatrical debut in the United States. A spokesperson representing the Pokémon company, however, says it has not yet confirmed any plans for any release of the movie outside its launch in theaters in the U.S. on Nov. 5 and 6.
The reports claim that Disney XD will show the movie at 10am ET on Saturday, Nov. 25. Pokémon the Movie originally released in Japan earlier this year, with next month's premiere marking its first official Western releases.
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! retells Ash Ketchum's journey as a Pokémon trainer, following his iconic adventure to find every single Pokémon in the world. The movie also serves as a 20th anniversary special, commemorating Pokémon: Indigo League's original release back in the 1990s.
According to ComicBook.com, two Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon episodes are also airing with the movie's TV premiere, with both scheduled for 9am and 9:30am ET.
There's also bonuses available for viewers who see Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! in theaters. All ticketholders receive an unlock for an upcoming event in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon, which launches on Nov. 17 for the Nintendo 3DS family. Plus, there's a unique trading card and QR code for Ash Ketchum's Pikachu that's available for anyone who sees the film during its theatrical release.
Update Oct. 30 3:40pm: Added information from spokesperson representing the Pokémon company.