The Sunday-based series will be moving to Friday nights
It's not often that a long-running TV anime series moves timeslots on Japanese TV, with Pokémon only moving twice times since it premiered in 1997. TV Tokyo announced after the September 13 broadcast that the series will be moving a third time to Friday nights from October 9. A special video with an "Executive Golden Producer" Pikachu was released to celebrate the move to Fridays.
(Note: Friday in Japanese is Kinyoubi, which translates to Gold Day)
Pokémon has only moved on TV Tokyo twice before, the first time was in 1997/1998 when the show went off the air due to the infamous Porygon incident and moved from Tuesday nights to Thursday nights. The TV anime series stayed there for 20 years until 2018 when it moved from Thursday nights to Sunday nights. This third time will see the series on Friday nights at 6:55 PM.
The latest Pokémon TV anime series, which is titled Pokémon Journeys in the rest of the world, just released the next batch of episodes on Netflix in the United States, so get catching trainers!
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.