Pokemon: Hisuian Snow Anime Debuts May 2022 as 3-Episode Limited Series

A limited, 3-episode Pokemon anime will explore a new story in the Hisui region of Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Published: April 26, 2022 1:26 PM /


Pokemon: Hisuian Snow anime cover

A limited, 3-episode Pokemon: Hisuian Snow anime has been announced that will show a new adventure in the setting of Pokemon Legends: Arceus next month.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the newest game in the long-running Pokemon franchise. It proved to be a fairly strong entry in the franchise, and the fans were enthusiastic about it, too -- so much so that they created an impressive interactive map to help their fellow gamers navigate this new digital world. Now, we'll be able to experience the Hisui region even further with a limited anime.

"Get ready for a new adventure set in the vast, stunning Hisui region," read the announcement (via Ryan Brown). "Available on Pokémon TV and the official Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow tells the story of a boy named Alec and his encounter with a Hisuian Zorua. When he was younger, Alec's father taught him that people and Pokémon cannot live together. But Alec's interactions with the Zorua might offer a different lesson."

Unlike many other Pokemon games, the Hisui region is set in a time before humans and Pokemon walked hand-in-hand. This new 3-episode anime won't just give us a perspective on a new Pokemon region -- it will also show us a different time from what we typically see in Pokemon media.

Pokemon Hisuian Snow anime slice

When is the Pokemon: Hisuian Snow Anime Release Date?

The Pokemon: Hisuian Snow anime release date is May 18, 2022, for the first episode. Launch dates for the other two episodes will be announced at a later time.

This isn't the only limited-edition anime to appear this year. Back in January, a single-episode web anime called Pokemon: Bidoof's Big Stand made its debut online.

You'll be able to watch the first episode of the Pokemon: Hisuian Snow anime on Pokemon TV and the official Pokemon YouTube channel when it launches next month. If you haven't yet played the latest Pokemon game, you can buy Pokemon Legends: Arceus for Nintendo Switch at the price of $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

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Nintendo Switch
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