[GIF via Pokemon]

Last December, we first got a look at upcoming Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! The teaser made it seem like the flick was a reboot. The latest trailer confirms it, showing how Ash and Pikachu teamed up.

Their relationship doesn’t start out so great, but Pikachu eventually warms to Ash. (That is, even after the kid tied him up! But hey, he did say, “I like you.” Heh.)

If you’ve seen the anime’s first episode, you should know the story, but for a new generation of kids, which these annual movies are primarily aimed it, this origin yarn might be new. 

Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! will hit Japanese theaters this July. 


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