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Check out the first trailer for the new Pokemon Netflix series

Living the Luxury Ball life

The Pokemon Company debuted the first Pokemon Concierge trailer, the upcoming stop-motion Pokemon Netflix series, and it looks absolutely adorable. The trailer showcased Concierge’s unique visual style set to “Have a Good Time Here” performed by “Plastic Love” singer-songwriter Mariye Takeuchi and reconfirmed Concierge’s air date of Dec. 28, 2023.

Concierge is separate from the Pokemon games and follows a young woman named Haru, voiced by Karen Fukuhara (She-Ra, The Boys) as she takes a job as a Pokemon caretaker at the Pokemon Resort. Her job is helping take care of all the mons’ needs and ensuring they don’t burn the place down. 

Concierge is as much a coming-of-age story as it is a Pokemon tale. Haru learns about herself and how to find her way in the world while helping Lampent kindle campfires, picking up after Pidgeot’s crash landings, and taking Draognite out for afternoon flights.

She also makes friends with a shy Psyduck, who looks set to steal the show with their simple kindness and easy affection. Haru teaches them to break out of their shell a bit and take risks, like rolling down a hill in an innertube and staying out all night for a campout.

There’s at least a dozen other Pokemon showing up at the resort as well, including Furret, Magikarp, Mudkip, Rattata, Bulbasaur, and, of course, that most recognizable of Electric Pokemon, Pikachu.

Other human stars include Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) as Alisa; Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Tyler; and Lauri Alan (Spongebob Squarepants) as Watanabe.

Netflix and The Pokemon Company haven’t indicated whether Pokemon Concierge is a one-off or if future stop-motion collaborations might be in the works as well.