- Dec 31, 2020
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The anime has been on the decline in Japan for quite a while. The combination of that and the movie being released during an outbreak was always going to lead to this. There is a reason why they changed the formula when Sun and Moon started, and there is a reason why there wasn't a preview following this movie. They are trying to offset that decline, and hopefully they do. At least the games are doing better now, so anything can happen. However, Pokemon hasn't been an event movie in Japan since Sinnoh.