Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon will make its U.S. debut on Disney XD on May 12th. The show, based off of thePokémon Sun and Moon games, will feature Ash Ketchum as usual and his journey with Pikachu and other new friends through the Alola region. The English series' first two episodes will air Friday, May 12th, at 9:00 PM, and the third episode will come less than 24 hours later, on Saturday, May 13th, at what will become the show's regular 9:00 AM slot.

Dedicated fans will know that this will not be the first time we have seen Ash and company in Alolan region; the first two episodes were aired as a preview to this first season last December, following the initial anime release in Japan a few weeks prior.

There are a lot of changes to either anticipate or be concerned about in this new series. Sun and Moon features a change in the art style and a new, more bombastic and cartoonish look to the Pokémon world that we have never seen before. Ash also attends a school in the Alola region instead of exploring the region at first, further giving credence that Ash is regressing in age. Even so, there are a lot of returning staples to be excited about in the series as well, including Pikachu, Team Rocket's Jesse, James, and Meowth, and some generally comedic adventures for all ages.

Are you excited for the beginning of this new anime series? Or is Pokémon the Series getting old for you? Let us know in the comments, and keep it cool like Piplup!

Source: Pokémon.com

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