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Everything we know about Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Twenty-five years since Pokemon first added sparkle to our lives, Netflix is releasing their upcoming film Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, which has already piqued fans’ interest. It’s staggeringly the twenty-third film in the much-loved franchise, and we cannot wait to see what the film has in store for us! 

A year after Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back-Evolution’s release, Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is highly awaited. The previous film was one of the most-watched anime titles last year, so expectations are very high for this latest picture. 

Here is everything we know about Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.

Everything we know about Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle 

When will Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle release?

Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will be excited to know that the film will begin streaming on Netflix from October 8th, 2021, according to an announcement from Netflix Geeked.

The film will be available on Netflix globally except for China, South Korea, and Japan.

What is the run-time of Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle?

Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle has a whopping running time of ninety-nine minutes. 

Which generation is Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle taking place in?

Directed by Tetsuo Yajima, Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will be taking place in the eighth generation of the Pokemon universe. The show shall feature the new mythical beast Zarude that was unveiled in 2020 on Pokemon Day.

What is the plot of Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle?

Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will unveil a new Pokemon named Zarude who lives in the Forest of Okoya within a troop and follows a strict discipline where outsiders are forbidden from treading their territory. Within the forest lives another young boy called Koko who has been raised by a wild Zarude who has escaped the top. 

Koko encounters and befriends Ash and Pikachu and slowly begins to doubt the story behind his existence, caught between being a human or a Zarude. The film will test the bond between a parent and child as well as friendship while exploring the relationship between humans and Pokemons. 

Who are the cast members on Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle?

Cast names of both the Japanese and English dub voice actors have been revealed. 

The Japanese voice cast includes: 

  • Rika Matsumoto as Ash Ketchum 
  • Ikue Otani as Pikachu 
  • Megumi Hayashibara as Jessie 
  • Shinichiro Miki as James 
  • Inuko Inuyama as Meowth 
  • Yuji Ueda as Wobbuffet 
  • Kenyu Horiuchi as Narrator 
  • Masami Toyoshima as Delia Ketchum 
  • Nakamura Kankuro VI as Zarude 
  • Moka Kamishiraishi as Koko
  • Koichi Yamadera as Dr Zed 
  • Shoko Nakagawa as Karen 

The English dub cast includes: 

  • Sarah Natochenny as Ash Ketchum 
  • Ikue Otani as Pikachu 
  • Michele Knotz as Jessie 
  • James Carter Cathcart as James 
  • James Carter Cathcart as Meowth 
  • Michele Knotz as Wobbuffet 
  • Rodger Parsons  as Narrator 
  • Sarah Natochenny as Delia Ketchum

The English dub cast for Zarude, Koko, Dr Zed and Karen have not been announced yet. 

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle below:

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