The latest episode of the Pokémon variety show Gathering at the Pokémon House? had its hosts and fellow Pokémon fans come together for a new preview of the upcoming series. Shoko-tan, Abareru-kun, Hyadain and Rinka Otani shared their reactions to the three-minute video, which sees Ash (Satoshi) meet lots of new friends and teachers.
In the preview we first see Samson Oak, Professor Oak’s cousin and the principal of Ash’s new school, who is observing how the Alola region has changed its Pokémon. Then comes Professor Kukui, Ash’s home room teacher and guardian while he lives in Alola; the new Pokédex possessed by a Rotom; and his classmates, Lillie, Lana, Mallow, Sophocles and Kiawe. The video also reveals that the series will premiere on November 17th, starting off with a one-hour special.
A shorter preview was also released last week, which focuses on showing off Alola’s native Pokémon.
The Sun and Moon games will be released on November 18th in the US, with Europe close behind on November 23rd. Both will be available worldwide in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean and, for the first time throughout the generations, both traditional and simplified Chinese. In the meantime, the Pokémon XY & Z anime has been airing in Japan since October 2015, and premiered in the US on Cartoon Network on February 20th.