The teaser features an unseen Pokémon emerging from the water, flying past Ash and Pikachu, and ends with the reveal of a new character. It also mentions that the movie franchise’s usual animation studio, Oriental Light and Magic (OLM), will be working alongside Wit Studio.
For the first time, Kunihiko Yuyama will step aside as director to take on the role of animation supervisor, with Tetsuo Yajima directing the new movie. Yajima directed episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY and served as assistant director on Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
The 21st Pokémon movie will open in Japan on 13 July 2018.