Pokemon Journeys Arceus Special Release Date and Where to Watch

A familiar face will also be returning to the anime.

January 21, 2022

It’s a great time to be alive as a Pokemon fan and Arceus is the new pocket monster to celebrate this year.

While gamers wait with bated breath until the release of Nintendo’s Pokemon Legends: Arceus next week, the anime, Pokemon Journeys, is joining in on the celebrations as well. The anime will be releasing a four-part event over the next week on the run-up to the game’s release and we explore the release date, what to expect from the event, and where to watch it.

Pokemon Journeys is currently in its 23rd season, titled ‘Pokemon Journeys: The Series,’ and continues to follow the ageless Ash Ketchum and his loyal electric mouse, Pikachu, as they travel across many regions of the Pokemon world and meet new friends along the way – including new trainer, Goh.

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Pokemon Journeys Arceus Special Release Date

The four-part Pokemon Journeys Arceus special event has already begun, with the first two episodes releasing today, Friday, January 21, 2022.

Episodes 1 and 2 of the event are titled ‘Arceus the One Called a God,’ which sees the return of a beloved Pokemon character.

Episodes 3 and 4 will premiere on Friday, January 28, 2022, airing in tandem with the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

What to Expect from the Four-Part Event

Fans will be excited to learn that the first two episodes have welcomed back Brock into the narrative.

Ash and Goh will also stand face to face with the Legendary Pokemon, Arceus, during their travels and the event will also see the two trainers using new technology that will be featured in Nintendo’s game release.

Additionally, the last special event in the anime, celebrating the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, saw the return of Dawn and Cynthia within the Sinnoh region, and the Arceus special is expected to include Dawn as well.

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Where to Watch

The Pokemon Journeys Arceus special is currently an Amazon exclusive, however, it is only airing on Amazon Prime Japan at the moment.

As the event is an exclusive, there has yet to be an announcement regarding an international release of the four-part special.

Pokemon Master Journeys is currently streaming on Netflix and fans are debating whether the Arceus special will end up appearing on the platform at some point.

Additionally, Pokemon Master Journeys Part 2 has launched today, Friday, January 21, 2022, for fans outside of Japan, therefore, the western fandom should keep their fingers crossed about the special’s appearance there.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus releases January 28, 2022.

Jo Craig

Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo (They/Them) loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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