Netflix has announced that it is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to create a brand new Pokémon TV show.
Revealed as part of Pokémon Day, which is celebrated annually on February 27, the world’s top streaming service has announced Pokémon Conciergestop-motion animated series that will debut on its platform at some point.
The announcement was accompanied by a 30-second trailer that shows the fan-favorite Pokémon Psyduck wading on a sunlit beach while a voiceover – from series protagonist Haru – points out the premise of the show. And we don’t know about you, but we’ve already fallen in love with it Pokémon ConciergeA unique aesthetic that seems to be inspired by clay.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Netflix series below:
In a press release, Netflix provided a brief description of what the series will be about. “Expanding the world of Pokémon, the story follows Haru, a concierge at the Pokémon Resort, and her interactions with Pokémon and their owners who visit as guests.”
Okay, that’s not much to talk about, but it sounds like Pokémon Concierge will be the perfect summer vacation destination for all Pokémon fans, no matter where they live in the world. With its beautiful animation style and calming tone, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was used as a stand-in for people’s meditation practices and/or love of ASMR.
If we can check with Legendary Pokémon characters like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu – the pair will no longer be featured on the main Pokémon TV show after Ash finally fulfilled his dream of being a Pokémon Master – POkémon Concierge will delight us even more.
Little else is known about Pokémon Conciergeale dwarf studios – a Japanese animation studio whose achievements include stop-motion shows based on Domo-kun AND Komaneko – is the leader in the development of the television series.
Is that Psyduck standing on the beach with Haru the concierge!? Pokémon Concierge is coming… pic.twitter.com/Ttzdyc69V9February 27, 2023
No wonder the release date hasn’t been announced yet. The teaser simply states that the series is “coming soon”. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long until we can visit the resort, albeit from the comfort of our own home. Don’t be surprised if it makes it onto our list of the best Netflix shows upon release.
In a statement issued as part of the Netflix press release, Minyoung Kim, vice president of Netflix Content Asia, said: “Netflix is looking forward to delighting fans in Japan and around the world with Pokémon Conciergean all-new visual and story experience featuring groundbreaking stop-motion animation set in the world of Pokémon in close collaboration with The Pokémon Company.
“We’re also thrilled to reveal this new series on Pokémon Day and provide fans with even more to look forward to on this special holiday celebrating the popular series.”
For more coverage of Pokémon and Netflix, read our best Pokémon games and best Netflix movie guides. Plus, find out if the main Pokémon TV show made it into our best anime guide.