Pokémon Generations – New Animated Series of Shorts!

 

Generations PosterThe official Pokemon YouTube channel today released the above trailer announcing Pokemon Generations, a new animated series in the style of Pokémon Origins that aims to tell short stories about the history of the Pokemon world from all generations and regions of Pokemon. These episodes, each only three to five minutes long, will be shown weekly on YouTube through December 23rd, 2016. What kind of stories do you think they’ll show? Let us know what you think in the comments!

UPDATE: The first two episodes are scheduled to air on Friday, September 16th at 9:00am Pacific Daylight Time, and there will be 18 episodes in total.  We also have some very interesting screenshots and concept sketches that you can take a look at down below.

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  1. Dino.Collector @Primal.Army General- Gold Star & Gen 3 Collector
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    This seems awesome! Can't wait to follow the series. Should be more interesting than the normal Anime!
     
  2. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...
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    Brilliant Idea, can't wait to see some real Pokemon Anime...
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  3. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
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    lysandre looks like hes gunna bleeeccccgghhh
     
  4. Saarebas Aspiring Trainer
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    I have my concerns about this. Origins was a huge disappointment, primarily because they tried to shove the entire plot of Red and Blue into four 20-minute episodes.

    So what exactly are these shorts going to be about? From the implied battle between Blue and Lance, I'm gonna guess these are the events we the player characters didn't get to see. So I guess we're gonna see things like Giovanni taking over Silph Co.? The post puts emphasis on villains, so are we going to get in-depth stories about them? (also - where are Archie and Maxie?)
     
  5. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    You have already done short stories of Gen 1. You saw how everyone loved it and how everyone said it was better than the current anime. So what did you do? You made more short stories..

    Give us an alternative full series already!
     
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  6. Green778 It's always darkest before the dawn...
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    Pokemon Origins were never a disappointment. I respect your own opinion, but the majority of the fans (including my own friends) absolutely found them enjoyable and understood that: the whole plot of RBY couldn't "fit" in 80 mins. Some battle scenes were amazing and it was... "As the Pokemon Anime Should Have been in the first place..."

    Personally, I'm more sceptical about the "5min videos" rather than the actual story. But from what I can see they'll be stories concerning legendaries, and side characters, like: How Blue became the champion, How Looker acts like a Detective, How some legendaries awakened, etc.
     
  7. RealSlim Dragons Breeder
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    Origins was a huge disappointment? Oh gosh it was the greatest anime for Pokémon since 1996.
     
  8. Skyleaf2000 Resident UB Enthusiast
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    HO-OH!! I SEE HO-OH!! HAHAHAHA!!
    Firebird and cursed dragon make their reappearance!
    AND IS THAT LOOKER I SEE?? AND GHETSIS???
    I CAN'T WAIT.
     
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  9. Saarebas Aspiring Trainer
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    Origins is like a middle-of-the-road candy compared to Red and Blue. I can see why a lot of people enjoy it, but it's not really good, and certainly not what we fans deserve. And they messed with Giovanni's character in an unforgivable way. Good animation, though.
     
  10. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
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    i remember me and my friends flipping out over origins and how we wished it was its own series. im so excited for new Pokémon anime stuff!
     
  11. Altaria Ego Aspiring Trainer
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    I'd loved to see N awakening Reshiram that would be too hype.
     
  12. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Moth Freak, Fossil/Shiny-Hunter
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    Love the style. I just wish they would make full-length episodes with multiple seasons like this. :(
     
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  13. Spring Sun Warrior Aspiring Trainer
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    u good no ones dotting :)
     
  14. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Cool, but does this come in Japanese too? I can't stand American dubs.
     
  15. Videoland Aspiring Trainer
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    I would love to see a story about how Ho-Oh revived those pokémon that became Suicune, Raikou and Entei.
     
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  16. Cottonmouth25 Flying-type Enthusiast
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    Looks pretty awesome!
     
  17. Leronne Bug Pokemon Lover
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    I mean it be ridiculous if it didn't come in japanese. Pokemon is japanese after all.
     
  18. Queno138 Metal Balls Trainer
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    The scene with Perfect Zygarde rising,
    the trainer in question is Red from ORIGINS!

    The HYPE is real!!!

    Possible arcs:
    1. Green defeating Elite Four, before he reigned champion
    2. Ho-oh reviving Raikou Entei and Suicune
    3. Red somehow has an involvement with Zygarde!? (epic cutscene with light shining through,
    all the way over the overworld).
    The rivers along the overworld seem reminiscent of Kalos, not Kanto
    (the cutscene with minecart riding and Noivern attacking them could indicate Terminus Cave)
    4. Looker sidequest?
    5. Lance VS Red Gyarados
    6. Heatran Battle on Battle Arena!
    7. Regigigas Battle! (temple in DPPt)
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  19. MarshalBry Shaym' on you
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    Friday is the 16th and Sunday the 18th, is that a typo?
     
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  20. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    This looks super epic. I don't like how they made Pidgeot sound like a hawk. Its super inaccurate and something they never did in terms of a dub before.
     
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