Pokémon Horizon episode #23 where the previous episode left off, with Friede and Amethio trapped in a collapsing mine as the Legendary Pokémon run rampant. Here’s everything a fan needs to know to follow and grasp the conclusion of this exciting story.
When are Pokémon Horizons episodes released?
Currently, fans can only watch new episodes of Pokémon Horizons on Japan’s TV Tokyo network, with episodes premiering every Friday at 6:55pm JST. It’s 2:55 a.m. Friday on the US West Coast and 5:55 a.m. Friday on the US East Coast, making watching live inconvenient, to say the least. Of course, these broadcasts are also for Japan and are broadcast in Japanese without English subtitles, requiring some knowledge of the language to follow the plot. Pokémon Horizons has been confirmed to have an English dub for late 2023, but there’s no more specific date at this time.
What happened in Pokémon Horizons Episode #22?
Episode #22 of Pokémon Horizons sees the team investigate the mines in Galar, where Black Rayquaza is said to have been discovered. However, Riko and Roy quickly separate from Friede, and each encounter members of Amethio’s team, with Friede once again facing Amethio herself. However, they soon discover that they are not alone, and that a Galarian Moltres, one that appears to belong to the Ancient Explorer, has taken up residence inside the mine. Moltres proves too strong for Riko and Roy, and the two have to escape, with the mine behind them. However, Friede and Amethio remain inside, leaving their fates undecided.
In Pokémon Horizons Episode #23, Captain Pikachu challenges Galarian Moltres
From the preview, it looks like Riko and Roy will find their way back to the mine somehow, possibly looking for Friede. Captain Pikachu, who was defeated by Moltres in their first encounter, is looking for revenge, but it seems that Riko is curious about another idea how to handle this beastly Pokémon. Since Moltres is said to have an Ancient Poké Ball, it is possible to reason with it, like they did with Arboliva. Riko’s pendant also glows again in the episode’s preview, suggesting that its connection to the Ancient Poké Balls may be the key.
Episode #22 is quite interesting and the episode marks the first appearance of Galarian Moltres in the anime. So far, the series has used footage sparingly, but each scene is well done, so there’s no reason to think episode #23 will be any different. Will Moltres escape like Black Rayquaza did or will it be left to Riko and Roy like Arboliva? That would be some powerful Pokémon to entrust to these two relatively new trainers. Of course, the only way to know what happens is to watch the next episode of the show. Pokémon Horizon.