Indigo Footprints
in the Snow

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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Indigo Footprints in the Snow

Indigo Footprints in the Snow
"Pokémon: Hisuian Snow"

Release / General Information

Japanese Premiere Dates May 18th, 2022 22:00 JST (Episode 1)
June 8th, 2022 22:00 JST (Episode 2)
June 22nd, 2022 22:00 JST (Episode 3)
English Premiere Dates
May 18th, 2022 (Episode 1)
June 8th, 2022 (Episode 2)


This is a story from long, long ago, in a time when there was still some distance between humans and Pokémon. While on a boat headed toward the Hisui Region, Akio is able to recall the first time his father brought him along to the region.

"Humans and Pokémon cannot live together." These are the words his father said to him when he was a little kid. It was at that time, in a forest covered in snow, that Akio met a single Hisui Form Zorroa.

It would be better if humans and Pokémon could live together, wouldn't it?

List of Episodes

# Watch Online
Episode Name Japanese Premiere Date
Episode 01
"Onto the Icy Blue"
May 18th, 2022
Episode 02
"Red Reflections on the Lingering Snow"
June 8th, 2022
Episode 3
"Indigo Footprints"
June 22nd, 2022


Akio (ア キオ)
Voice Actor(s):
  Kouki Uchiyama (older), Rie Kugimiya (younger)


A young boy with a calm demeanor who's studying to become a doctor. His search for medicinal herbs is what brings him to the Hisui Region. His father took him to the Hisui Region exactly one time when he was a young boy. When he was a younger boy he was very curious while also having a mischevious side to him.

Zorroa (Hisui Form) (ゾロア (ヒスイのすがた))

Zorroa (Hisui Form)

A Spiteful Fox Pokémon who lives in the Hisui Region. It is said that after it was chased out of its home the spirit of the slain Zorroa took all of its hatred and malice toward humans and Pokémon and found itself reincarnated into its current form.

Akio's Father (アキオの父)
Voice Actor(s):
  Rikiya Koyama

Aoki's Father

A woodworker who was originally from another region but recently relocated to the Hisui Region in order to procure lumber. Akio's father developed a fear of Pokémon after a traumatic event in his past..


Official Website

The series was first announced during the Pokémon Direct on February 27th, 2022. At the time, the official website provided this overview:

The production of an original web anime based on Pokémon Legends Arceus has been announced! This original story set in the Hisui Region is scheduled to come out in early Summer 2022. It's being produced by Wit Studio, who you may know from Attack on Titan and Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story." We hope those of you who have already set foot in the Hisui Region as well as those of you for whom this will be their first experience with the region will look forward to the day this comes out!

Behind the Scenes

Coming Soon!


The series was first announced during the Pokémon Direct on February 27th, 2022.

The series' title, release date and initial story synopsis, staff, and cast information were revealed on April 26th, 2022.

Main Staff

Click on the links below to see translations of the full staff list for each episode.

Episode 01 Episode 02
Episode 1 Staff Episode 2 Staff
Episode 3
Episode 3 Staff

Voice Cast

Akio (older)
アキオ (青年期)
Kouki Uchiyama (内山昂輝)
Akio (younger)
アキオ (幼少期)
Rie Kugimiya (釘宮理恵)
Rikako Aikawa (愛河里花子)
Akio's Father
Rikiya Koyama (小山力也)




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