The Pokemon TV anime has thrilled audiences for two decades now. The anime debuted back in 1 April 1997, and it still continues on today with the Sun & Moon series. Now, the anime will finally be airing its 1,000th episode with a special live event.

They will be holding the 1,000th episode celebration at the Sunshine City Fountain Square in Ikebukuro. It will feature seiyuu Rica Matsumoto, Kei Shindou, Hitomi Kikuchi, Fumiko Takekuma, and Keiichi Nakagawa as special guests as well. And not only that, TV Tokyo has also launched a lottery-style weekly gift campaign to celebrate Episode 1,000. Prizes include a Nintendo 2DS LL, several Pokemon figures, a Blu-ray of the 20th Pokemon film, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games, and many more.

And speaking of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Pokemon Company has also released a brand new PV for the game! This new “Strange Evil” PV focuses on the legendary Psychic Pokemon, Necrozma. It also teases new Ultra Beasts, Z-Moves, and many more. Nintendo will be releasing the game for the 3DS this 17th November around the world.

Source: Mantan