Pokémon The Movie 2017 To Have Special Ho-Oh Distribution In Japan Later This Year

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Ho-Oh is expected to play a role in the upcoming 2017 Pokemon movie.
Ho-Oh is expected to play a role in the upcoming 2017 Pokemon movie. Pokemon Company

It seems the 2017 Pokémon Movie will see the distribution of more than just Marshadow and the Ash-Hat Pikachu when it releases in Japan later this year. The latest issue of CoroCoro revealed that a special Ho-Oh distribution will take place in Japan this year.

According to the magazine -- via Serebii -- the Ho-Oh distribution will happen later in the year and details surrounding this special Legendary Pokémon are still unknown.

Take a look at the CoroCoro scan, courtesy of Serebii.

This special Ho-oh may come with its hidden ability, Regenerator, or a move that it normally cannot learn. There’s also a possibility of a Ho-Oh specific Z-Move like the one Mew received when it was made available with the Pokémon Bank update, but that’s unlikely. It would have been found in the Sun and Moon data when it was mined.

It could also be distributed in its shiny form so there are a lot of ways this Ho-Oh could be special, but we’ll just have to wait and see until next month’s CoroCoro. Also, until the English version of this Pokémon movie is announced, we won’t know when the rest of the world will receive these special distributions. But they will come eventually, so be patient.

If you want to check out the first trailer for Pokémon the Movie 2017, check it out below and a translation thanks to Serebii below that.

Also, let us know what you hope makes this Ho-Oh special in the comments section.

Pokémon" for short: Mysterious lifeforms that hide many secrets. There are still many things we don't know about their ecology. Even today, Pokémon Trainers continue their adventures with the aim of encountering Pokémon never before seen...

Ash, a boy living in Pallet Town, greeted the morning of his 10th birthday, the day he could become qualified to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash's heart was filled with a desire for Pokémon he has never seen before and a world he has never seen before, but while he was meant to be given a Pokémon that would become his partner at the Oak Laboratories, he ended up severely oversleeping, and all that was left for him was a single Pikachu, a Pokémon that did not get attached to humans. "Do you hate me? I like you!" Even though the two were at odds with one another, their friendship deepened little by little, and as they looked up at the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh that flew through the sky on the day they set off, Ash and Pikachu swore an oath as they held one of its Rainbow Wings: "Let's go meet it together one day!" And thus, Pikachu and Ash, who set off on his journey to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master, end up meeting the Trainers Makoto and Soji on their way before getting told a legend concerning Ho-Oh.

"Those who, guided by the Rainbow Wing, meet with Ho-Oh, shall become the Heroes of the Rainbow." Ash and the others end up getting guided by Marshadow, a mysterious Pokémon that had been lurking in Ash's shadow without anyone realizing, and make their way to Mount Tensei, where Ho-Oh lives, but a strong opponent appears before them. Will the duo manage to reach Ho-Oh?! In order for them to fulfill the promise they swore on the day the departed, the two of them now begin an adventure that will last until they become "true partners"!

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