The upcoming evolution of the Pokémon anime, Pokémon Horizons, has experienced a slight setback in its release date. Initially scheduled to launch on Netflix on February 23, 2024, the premiere of this latest Pocket Monsters animation series has been postponed to March 7, 2024. The news was announced through an official tweet on Pokémon’s Twitter account, acknowledging the slight delay and expressing anticipation for fan responses worldwide.
No explicit reasons were given for the delay, and while it isn’t a significant shift in the schedule, it may indeed prove to be a disappointment for avid Pokémon fans. This delay comes at a pivotal moment in the series, where the storyline is set to pivot away from the longtime lead, Ash Ketchum, and his partner Pikachu, bringing about a new direction to the widely-beloved franchise.
Despite the disappointment that some fans might feel due to this delay, it is hoped that the resulting series will be worth the wait, offering a fresh and exciting development to the longstanding anime series. Regardless of the delay, the worldwide enthusiasm for the new Pokémon series remains palpable. Pokémon Horizons will mark a new era of animation for the franchise, with the continuation of the series eagerly awaited by fans across the globe.