‘Pocket Monsters’ Anime Officially Reveals Gou and New Composer

Following a leak on Friday, Pokemon has officially revealed the new Pocket Monsters poster and character designs.

 

Ash’s traveling companion is named Gou, a young boy who is just starting his Pokemon journey. His goal is to capture every Pokemon, including the Mythical Pokemon Mew, who he saw when he was a child. Gou usually has a calm demeanor but can also get intense. His Scorbunny is good at using attacks that involve kicking. Gou will be voiced by Daiki Yamashita.

In terms of the show’s staff, the most surprising change is that legendary composer Shinji Miyazaki will no longer be composing the music. He has written the score since the first episode in 1997, including the films. Perhaps he wanted to retire? Yuuki Hayashi will be taking over for him.

The first Pocket Monsters episode will air as a one-hour special on November 17th. We should get more information after this week’s episode.


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  1. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    I find the lack of Pidgey on the poster concerning.
     
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  2. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

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    >not every pokemon will be in gen 8 games
    >protagonist of gen 8 anime wants to catch every pokemon

    Explain.
     
  3. Rcxd9999 Aspiring Trainer
    Rcxd9999

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    He'll store them in Pokemon Home as he catches new Pokemon in every region, duh. How else would you do it? You can't catch every Pokemon in a single region. /s
     
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  4. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

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    Gou looks like the human embodiment of a Salandit.
    Or maybe a Litten.
     
  5. AcePlayz Just call me, the Pokemon Master!
    AcePlayz

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    This series of the Pokemon anime looks a lot more promising than the sun and moon one.
     
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  6. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest

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    Wow, I really thought he was going to be a girl. Am disappoint.
     
  7. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    Convinced "Go" was supposed to be a girl, but it was changed at the last second. Not sure why, other than executive meddling to "prevent ships from setting sail because it's an anime".
     
  8. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Just cuz they both guys does not mean shipping wont happen
     
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  9. It's very unlikely that they will do the anime without adding a girl in anyway.

    Ash wanted to catch every Pokemon too, and look how well that has worked out.
     
  10. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Every generation has more and more human characters looking like the opposite gender... uhh, not that there's anything wrong with it...
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    Pokemon GO has invaded the anime too, I see. Soon, PoGO will be the main series and the console titles will be peripheral, just because it'll make profit sense. Smh.

    Then again, it makes sense this "Go" fellow wants to catch all the Pokemon, since there will come a time in the future when PoGO, the mobile spin-off, will be the only Pokemon game playable with every Pokemon programmed in...
     
  12. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
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    Oh, I know that; this isn't going to stop anybody from shipping. Go's character design is very androgynous; perhaps indicating there was a possible change in direction (again; a possible change in genders).
     
  13. Volkner123 Better Pokemon trainer than Ash will ever be
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    For Anime nerds, like me, out there Yuki Hayashi did the composing for Hiakyuu!! and My Hero Academia. So look for some really cool sounding guitar and jazzy sounding pieces such as “You Say Run”
     
  14. A Dragon of Destiny The Ultimate Dragon
    A Dragon of Destiny

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    Even more for the Pokémon Go influences, the Pokédexes are phones, following a theme of using the main Pokémon console for them.
     
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  15. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    I like Go's character more than Ash. And I'll guess Ash's story will be rebooted like any other series did.
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    You see.. Go's story is basically like Us, catching a lot of Pokemon in existence
     
  17. Merovingian Expanded Extraordinaire
    Merovingian

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    Ash wanted to catch them all.

    Gou wants to catch them all...within reason.

    Ash may not be the best teacher of reasonable expectations.
     
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  18. Mudkip_Is_God Aspiring Trainer
    Mudkip_Is_God

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    Yeah... you'd think.
     
  19. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    In other words, our new companion is Gou.
    From Pokemon.
    AKA....
    (wait for it)
    Pokemon GOU
     
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  20. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    The lack of plot is concerning. Is it going to be just a series of fillers? The fact that it's set in "every region" would seem to support that.