Genwunners rejoice! If you spent much of your childhood hitting that A button on your Gameboy in Pokémon Red or Blue, you’ll be happy to know that Pokémon is taking you back in time to where it all began.
Pokémon Origins – a new four-episode TV special will air this November on the official Pokémon TV service, and will feature not Ash Ketchum – but everyone’s favorite hero- Red. Red will be joined on his journey by his Charmander and a host of familiar characters including rival Blue, Professor Oak and Lance the Champion, reliving the adventure of the original Pokémon games that started it all.
Take a new look at a classic era of Pokémon in Pokémon Origins, coming to Pokémon TV! With its original graphical style and new perspectives on the Pokémon hero story, Pokémon Origins will be a can’t-miss experience for every Pokémon fan!
Pokémon Origins tells the story of the very first Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, including the first steps of our hero Red as he sets off from Professor Oak’s laboratory. As he explores the Kanto region, he’ll encounter the nefarious Team Rocket, battle his rival Blue, and challenge the Pokémon League.
With the new Pokémon videogames–X and Y–releasing this October for the Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Origins looks like a great way to introduce the current generation of kids to how it all began, while sticking to the original story, not Ash and Pikachu’s.
Check out the nostalgia-inducing trailer below! Does it make you want to pull out your old Gameboy?
Check out the Rotoscopers’ Pokémon: The First Movie episode here!
Pokémon Origins premieres November 15 on Pokémon.com and the Pokémon TV app for iOS and Android.
Gary is a Disney nerd whose favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast, The Incredibles and Frozen. When he's not out catching Pokemon or watching animated films, he's usually analyzing literature or creating artwork.