New Animated Miniseries Pokémon Hisuian Snow Set to Premiere Mid-May 2022

Learn of the times before humans and Pokémon co-existed

The Pokémon Company International has revealed today the details about its upcoming animated series that’s set in the ancient Hisui region of the Pokémon world, titled “Pokémon Hisuian Snow“. The web series was previously teased during Pokémon Presents on Pokémon Day 2022. The three-episode is set to premiere on May 18th, 2022, exclusively on the official Pokémon Youtube channel and Pokémon TV.

About Pokémon Hisuian Snow

The Hisui region was originally explored in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game and represents the Sinnoh region of old – a time before the existence of Pokémon trainers and Pokémon leagues.

Pokémon Hisuian Snow is a story that takes place during this ancient age when the relationship between people and Pokémon was very different. Aboard a boat bound for the Hisui region, the protagonist Alec reminisces about the first time his father took him there. Over the span of three episodes, Pokémon Hisuian Snow will go into detail about Alec’s stories from the past.


  • Director: Ken Yamamoto
  • Screenwriter: Taku Kishimoto
  • Character Design: KURO
  • Color Design: Ayaka Nakamura (WIT STUDIO)
  • Art Director: Yuuji Kaneko (AOSYASIN)
  • Director of Photography: Takeru Yokoi (WIT STUDIO)
  • Offline Editor: Akari Saito (Mishima Editing Room)
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
  • Music: Conisch
  • Animation: WIT STUDIO
Pokémon Hisuian Snow - Hisuian Zorua from Pokémon Legends Arceus
Hisuian Zorua from Pokémon Legends Arceus

Character Details

Viewers will meet Hisuian Pokémon and new characters in this limited web series. The company has revealed initial details of key characters and Pokémon in anticipation of the premiere.


Alec is heading to the Hisui region in search of medicinal herbs. He is a mild-mannered young man who is studying to become a doctor. As a child, he once accompanied his father on a visit to the Hisui region. He had an adventurous and mischievous side to him when he was a child.

Alec’s Father

Alec’s Father is a woodworker. He originally lived in a different region, but recently moved to the Hisui region to procure materials. He came to fear Pokémon after a certain incident.

Zorua (Hisuian Form)

The Spiteful Fox Pokémon lives in the Hisui region. It is said that the lingering spirits of Zorua who were chased out of their homeland and perished have returned to life in this form, field by the power of their malice towards humans and other Pokémon.

Pokémon Hisuian Snow is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with WIT STUDIO, and episodes will premiere on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV.

Source: Press Release

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