The staff of the Pokémon Journeys: The Series anime revealed on Friday that the character Cynthia/Shirona will appear in the anime episode that will air on October 8. Tomo Sakurai will return to voice the character. This will be the character’s first appearance in the Pokémon anime in nine years. The character is the Champion of the Pokémon League of Sinnoh, and she has appeared in Pokémon – Diamond and Pearl and the Pokémon: Black and White anime.
The anime also brought back the Volkner/Denji character back in August, marking the first time in 11 years that the character appeared in the Pokémon anime.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in Japan in November 2019, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games were published worldwide. The anime’s first 12 episodes debuted in the United States on Netflix in June 2020, and the service added new episodes quarterly. The anime also premiered on Canadian television channel Teletoon in May 2020.
Netflix confirmed in February that the new series it began streaming on March 5 will be the final episode of the Pokémon Journey series.
Netflix then premiered Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, billed as the 24th season of the Pokémon anime, on September 10.
Gekijōban Pocket Monster Koko, the 23rd Animeh in the series, has been delayed from its planned July 2020 release to December 25 due to the spread of COVID-19. The film will premiere on Netflix as Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle on October 8.