London, UK—Sept. 10, 2013—In celebration of the October 12 th worldwide release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, CITV will host a special Pokémon animation event on Saturday, October 19 th. Pokémon fans in the UK can catch the debut of Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, starring the extremely powerful Red Genesect and Mega Mewtwo, followed by a sneak peek of the first two episodes from the newest Pokémon animated series season, Pokémon the Series: XY. The brand-new season is set in the world introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and features never-before-seen Pokémon like Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie.
Tune into the CITV Movie Club on October 19 th at 9:25 A.M. to watch the debut of Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened. Five Genesect have invaded the big city and threaten its power supply, attracting the attention of Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, whose motives are unknown. Ash, Pikachu, and friends must come to the rescue when the Genesects’ powerful leader, Red Genesect, confronts Mewtwo! The movie features the Mega-Evolved form of Mewtwo, Mega Mewtwo, which appears for the first time in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Fans can also battle with Red Genesect when the Pokémon TCG: Red Genesect Collection arrives at retail stores nationwide on September 25 th. This new Pokémon TCG collection includes a Red Genesect theme deck, a limited edition collector’s pin, and more.
Following the movie, a very special sneak peek of the first two episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY will air on CITV at 11:35 A.M. on both the 19 and 20 of October, introducing fans to Ash and Pikachu’s brand-new adventures in the Kalos region. In between Gym battles, Ash and friends will look into a fascinating new Pokémon mystery and meet new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The full season of Pokémon the Series: XY will debut on CITV in 2014.
Beginning October 19 th the current season of the Pokémon animated series on CITV, Pokémon: Black & White Adventures in Unova and Beyond introduces some exciting new Pokémon and characters from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Alexa, Gogoat, Helioptile, and Noivern join Ash and friends as they continue to explore the Decolore Islands on their way back to the Kanto region.
Following are the times for the Pokémon animation event on CITV, October 19 th, 2013:
· Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 at 11:35 A.M. – Two episode sneak peek of Pokémon the Series: XY
To download accompanying art assets and the movie trailer, please click the following link:
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co .uk.