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Pokémon: The Distant Blue Sky (ポケットモンスター 遥かなる⻘い空) is an anime special produced by OLM Incorporated, taking place in an alternative universe. In Japan it aired in December 23, 2022.

In the dub, it's simply titled as Distant Blue Sky! and is counted as episode 148 (or 144 in the dub's case) of Pokémon Journeys: The Series and episode 12 of Aim To Be A Pokémon Master.

The episode/special aired on July 29, 2023 on Cartoon Network in Canada and was released on September 8, 2023 in Netflix in America.

Cast[]

Image Character Original Name Seiyū Dub Actor
Ash Ketchum (DBS) Ash Ketchum Satoshi Rika Matsumoto Sarah Natochenny
Pikachu (Distant Blue Sky) Pikachu Ikue Ōtani
Haruto (DBS) Sunny Haruto Arisa Sekine Brina Palencia
Sae (DBS) Sue Sae Akemi Okamura Colleen Clinkenbeard
So (DBS) Sunny's Father So Satoru Inoue Aaron Phillips
Jessie (DBS) Jessie Musashi Megumi Hayashibara Michele Knotz
James (DBS) James Kojiro Shinichirō Miki Edward Bosco
Meowth (DBS) Meowth Nyarth Inuko Inuyama Mick Wingert
Wobbuffet (DBS) Wobbuffet Sonans Yūji Ueda Erica Schroeder
Delia Ketchum (DBS) Delia Ketchum Hanako Masami Toyoshima Sarah Natochenny
Ren (DBS) Len Ren Wakana Minami Casey Mongillo
Narrator Unshō Ishizuka Rodger Parsons

Additional Voices[]

Transmission[]

Date(s) Channel Country
2023 Cartoon Network (formerly Teletoon) Canada Canada

Notes[]

  • Dallas-based voice actresses Colleen Clinkenbeard and Brina Palencia make guest appearances in this special.
  • Edward Bosco and Mick Wingert replaced James Carter Cathhart as James and Meowth in this special as he retired from voice acting due to his diagnosis with throat cancer, though he did the script translation.
  • This is the last TV special of the series to feature Ash Ketchum as the main character.
  • This is Aaron Phillips’ last anime dubbing role before his sudden inactivity.
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Series
(Japan)

PokémonPokémon Advanced GenerationPokémon Diamond & PearlPokémon Best Wishes!Pokémon XYPokémon Sun & MoonPokémon Journeys: The SeriesAim To Be A Pokémon MasterPokémon Horizons: The Series

Spin-offs Pokémon ChroniclesPokémon Mystery DungeonPokémon OriginsPokémon GenerationsPokémon - Twilight WingsPokémon EvolutionsPokémon - Hisuian SnowPOKÉTOONPokémon - Paldean WindsPokémon Concierge
Films

Pokémon: The First MoviePokémon: The Movie 2000Pokémon 3: Spell of the UnknownPokémon 4EverPokémon Heroes
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish MakerPokémon: Destiny DeoxysPokémon: Lucario & the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger & the Temple of the Sea
Pokémon: The Rise of DarkraiPokémon: Giratina & the Sky WarriorPokémon: Arceus & the Jewel of LifePokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
Pokémon the Movie: Black/White - Victini & Reshiram/ZekromPokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of JusticePokémon: Genesect & the Legend Awakened
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie & the Cocoon of DestructionPokémon the Movie: Hoopa & the Clash of AgesPokémon the Movie: Volcanion & the Mechanical Marvel
Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!Pokémon The Movie: The Power of UsMewtwo Strikes Back EvolutionPokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Specials

Pikachu ShortsPokémon: The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's OriginPokémon: Mewtwo ReturnsPokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage PokémonPokémon - Mega Evolution SpecialPokémon - The Arceus ChroniclesPokémon - The Distant Blue Sky

Video Games

Pokémon SnapPokéPark Wii: Pikachu's AdventurePokkén TournamentDetective PikachuPokémon MastersNew Pokémon SnapDetective Pikachu Returns

Characters

Ash KetchumPikachuMistyBrockJessieJamesMeowthTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnIrisCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDelia KetchumProfesor OakGary OakGiovanniNurse JoyOfficer JennyLikoRoy

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