A Ripple in Time

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"A Ripple in Time" by Pokémon × Daniel Arsham
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"A Ripple in Time" by Pokémon × Daniel Arsham
First broadcast
Japan February 12, 2022
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening None
Ending None
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 湯山邦彦 Kunihiko Yuyama
Storyboard 湯山邦彦 Kunihiko Yuyama
Assistant director 大和田淳 Jun Ōwada
Animation director 一石小百合 Sayuri Ichiishi
No additional credits are available at this time.

"A Ripple in Time" by Pokémon × Daniel Arsham is an anime short produced as part of a collaboration between Daniel Arsham and The Pokémon Company. It was first released on February 12, 2022 on YouTube, featuring Japanese audio and English subtitles. A teaser video for the short was released on January 28, 2022.

The short was screened as part of the exhibition project A Ripple in Time (Japanese: 時の波紋 A Ripple in Time) held at NANZUKA UNDERGROUND in Tokyo, Japan from February 12 to March 27, 2022, and the exhibition Artifacts of Indigo Plateau (Chinese: 石英高原的遗迹 Artifacts of Indigo Plateau) held at chi K11 art museum in Shanghai, China from December 31, 2022 to May 7, 2023.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


Ash and Pikachu are facing a Trainer and his Cubone in a battle at a stadium, with both Trainers being down to their last Pokémon. The match is unexpectedly interrupted by the appearance of a Celebi, and after a bright flash, Ash and Pikachu find themselves in the future, where the stadium is overgrown by trees. They see Celebi and follow it through an abandoned settlement and grasslands filled with crystallized Pokémon statues. Ultimately, their chase leads them to a mysterious shrine in a cave, where Dialga suddenly appears before them and roars.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline.


Pokémon debuts


The audience containing cameo of several characters




Ash Satoshi Rica Matsumoto サトシ 松本梨香
Pikachu Pikachu Ikue Ohtani ピカチュウ 大谷育江
    Hina Natsume   夏目妃菜
    Yukiko Motoyoshi   元吉有希子
    Tatsuki Kobe   光部樹


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Reason: Names in kanji
Written by
  • ダニエル・アーシャム
  • 湯山邦彦
Directed by / Story Board Artist
  • 湯山邦彦
Assistant Director
  • Owada Jun
  • 大和田淳
Character Design
Sub Assistant Director
Animation Director
  • 一石小百合
English Subtitles
  • Elephante, Inc.
  • 株式会社エレファンテ
Key Animator
  • Matsubara Tokuhiro
  • Ueda Hanako
  • Moriyama Ayumi
  • Hamanaka Shoutarou
  • Ebisawa Saki
  • 松原徳弘
  • 上田華子
  • 森山愛弓
  • 濱中章太郎
  • 海老沢咲希
  • OLM asia
  • Sakurazawa Shogo
  • OLM Asia
  • 櫻沢翔吾
Associate Arranger of Overseas
  • Bryan Wang Yi Herng
  • Lau Kai Ren
  • Michelle Vun Fei Cheng
  • Ong Kang Ning
  • Tandri Jaya
  • Bryan Wang Yi Herng
  • Lau Kai Ren
  • Michelle Vun Fei Cheng
  • Ong Kang Ning
  • Tandri Jaya
Color Keys
  • Yoshino Noriyuki
  • 吉野記通
Colorist/Ink and Paint Checker
  • Tanaka Fumiko
  • 田中文子
Special Effect Animator
  • Sagawa Nagisa
  • Imamura Yukie
  • 砂川渚
  • 今村雪絵
Director of Photography
  • Yamakoshi Yasushi
  • 山越康司
  • Tripod
  • Tripod
Art Director
  • Takao Katsumi
  • 高尾克己
  • Shimoda Minayo
  • Takao Katsumi
  • 下田美那代
  • 高尾克己
  • Nogawa Masashi
  • 野川雅史
Video Editing
  • 五十嵐正
  • 隼人宮本
  • 西部育
Animation Producers
  • Kato Hiroyuki
  • 加藤浩幸
Production Secretary
  • Kumemura Makoto
  • 久米村誠
Assistant Coordinator
  • Yoshida Shouhei
  • 吉田昌平
Animation Production
  • OLM team Kato
  • OLM Team Kato
Audio Production Assistance
  • 81プロデュース
Sound Recording Director
  • Masafumi Mima
  • 三間雅文
  • 宮崎慎二
  • 石塚玲依
Music Composition
  • 増田順一
Music Associate
  • Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Co.,Ltd.
  • 小学館ミュージック&デジタル エンタテイメント
Sound Recording Producer
  • Michiyoshi Minamisawa
  • Takeshi Nishina
  • 南沢道義
  • 西名武
Sound Recording Manager
  • Daisuke Ihara
  • 井原大輔
Recording Coordination
  • Nobuhira Hirano
  • 平野延平
Recording Assistant
  • Ryoko Nashimoto
  • なしもとりょうこ
Sound Effects Supervisor
  • Daisuke Jinbo
  • 神保大介
Music&Sound Effects Production
  • ShoPro
  • ShoPro
  • Tomoya Negishi
  • 根岸智也
Assistant Producers
  • Mikiho Aoki
  • 青木美希穂
Based On Original Stories By
  • 田尻智
Original Music Compositions By / Original Character art
  • GAME FREAK inc.
  • The Pokémon Company
  • 石原恒和
Special Thanks
  • The Pokémon Company
  • Takato Utsunomiya
  • Toshio Miyahara
  • Masami Tanaka
  • Hidenaga Katakami
  • Sahoko Morotsuki
  • Takashi Orikata
  • Maya Nakamura
  • Masao Takakusa
  • Shinji Nanzuka
  • Yuki Itaya
  • Tat Ito
  • Arsham Studio
  • Meghan Clohessy
  • Austin Snyder
  • Cesar Castro
  • And all of Arsham Studio
  • The Pokémon Company
  • 宮原俊雄
  • 片上秀長
  • 折方崇志
Executive Production
  • The Pokémon Company


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