Pokémon is back and bigger than ever. Just months ago, Pokémon Go!, the biggest mobile game of all time, brought society to a standstill and caused a few deaths. Even though popularity has cooled a bit, it’s still white hot and its success has helped rekindle interest in all things Pokémon. ‘Pokémon Generations’, produced by The Pokémon Company, is a series of shorts that will be available on Youtube.
Pokémon Generations looks back at each generation of the Pokémon video game series, diving into the stories of the games more deeply and getting to know characters and Pokémon better. Visit each region, from Kanto to Kalos, to relive the world of Pokémon like never before! Pokémon Generations consists of 18 episodes each running between 3 and 5 minutes in length, with the first two episodes launching September 16.
The episodes will roll out through the rest of the year, with the final episode becoming available on December 23rd. What makes ‘Generations’ unique is that it will be directly tied to the games, depicting actual in-game events and mechanics. The popular original cartoon centered on original human characters Ash, Misty and Brock and their rivals Team Rocket. The cartoon is also the reason why Pikachu became the “face” of Pokémon, despite not being a central character in the original games. In 2013, ‘Pokémon Origins’ was released and was the first time that an animated project was based on the actual game, in this case the first, and not the long-running cartoon. ‘Pokémon Generations’ carries on that tradition. Below, you can see some of the concept art for the series. Team Plasma Grunts (Pokémon Black 1 & 2, Pokémon White 1 & 2) N (Pokémon Black 1 & 2, Pokémon White 1 & 2) Professor Sycamore (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y) And here is the poster for ‘Pokémon Generations’: Are you ready to catch ’em (the episodes, that is)? Source: Screen Rant