Since its creation in 1995, the Pokémon franchise continues to break generational barriers. From the release of the very first game, up until the announcement of Scarlet & Violet, Pikachu, and co. continue to break records and rejuvenate its audience year after year. Lately, the Pokémon Company has focused its attention on mini-series. They’ve all achieved a respectable level of success with titles such as Pokémon Origins, Generations, Twilight Wings and Evolutions. The latest addition to the family will be called Pokémon: Hisuian Snow.
What We Know About Pokémon: Hisuian Snow
Set to release on May 18th of 2022, Hisuian Snow will be a three-part limited series. This original story will feature a young boy named Alec whose father believes these creatures and Humans cannot live together. All of that is likely to change when Alec meets a wild Zorua. This encounter might open his eyes to the bond that can be created between the two. If you haven’t figured it out by now, this story will take place in the past. Alec, an habitant of Hisui (which will eventually become Sinnoh), will meet the Hisuian variation of Zorua, a Normal/Ghost-type. The Zorua we’ve come to know is a Dark-type.
Hisui is a region where the new game, Legends: Arceus, takes place. This feudal version of Sinnoh is filled with wild creatures that we’re familiar with, and some that we meet for the first time. The rumor is that an explosion on Mount Coronet drove these Hisuian variations into extinction, especially those that are native to Hisui. The game became the fastest-selling game of the franchise, stacking up 6.5 million copies sold within the first week alone! Hisui offers an almost-open-world experience to the user. If you’ve been a fan of the franchise since the beginning, then you’re definitely in for a treat!
Not much else is known about this limited series. There is no run-time information, but it’ll be available on Pokémon Tv and their official YouTube channel. I wonder if the series will include some of the unique elements we saw in Legends: Arceus. Alpha Pokémon and the mounted ones would definitely be cool to see. Especially since the Alphas are bigger and stronger versions of their regular forms. Alec would have to battle these bigger versions to calm them down, healing them of their frenzy and making them easier to capture. I remember catching a Wurmple that was half the size of the protagonist when they usually are 2 feet tall at the most.
While we wait for Hisuian Snow, episodes of The Journey are currently available on Netflix. I do get a feeling that this is a farewell to Ash and Pikachu since we’re coming across every single main and side character from the previous seasons as Ash and Pikachu climb the world rankings, inching their way closer to becoming world champions, and therefore, Pokémon Master.
Are you guys excited for the release of Pokémon: Hisuian Snow? Have you played Legends: Arceus yet? If you have, what did you think of it? I am curious to see where the tv series is heading since, as I mentioned above, It seems to be coming to a conclusion for Ash. Perhaps, it’s the end of a chapter but perhaps the start of another goal for our forever 10-year-old protagonist? I wouldn’t mind seeing an older Ash!
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