Pokémon Origins Anime Debuts In North America This November

By Ishaan . September 26, 2013 . 8:30am

Pokémon Origins, an upcoming animated feature that tells the story of the original Pokémon Red/Blue games, will debut in North America on November 15th, The Pokémon Company has announced. The series will be streamed via Pokémon TV and will consist of four episodes and you can watch a trailer for it below.



Pokémon Origins will also be available via the Pokémon TV apps for iOS and Android devices. The story follows Red, the trainer from the first two Pokémon games, as he sets out on his journey to explore the Kanto region and challenges the Pokémon League, running into Team Rocket and his rival along the way.

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  • I love how the logo just doesn’t look right

  • Croix Zapp

    wish he will fight team rocket like in the game in goldenrod town radio station or something.

    • Lynx

      This is covering the original games, not GSC (in which that event takes place.)

      I wouldn’t mind a GSC thing like this a couple years down the road.

      • s07195

        Silph Co. epic showdown!

    • Nanaki

      There’s information that confirms Giovanni will be involved, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing Team Rocket in some way.

      • Croix Zapp

        cool, in the game which pokemon do team rocket grunt mainly uses? machoke, and the smoke pokemon right?

        hope the movie is really 100% faithful to the game like they claimed.

  • Brotato Chip

    i like my JP narrator more

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      we see why

  • Marcelo Gouvea

    Now, to wonder about the cast… will they go like the Japanese version and recast everybody, or reuse voice actors from the TV series? If they do so, would Brock be voiced by Eric Stuart or Bill Rogers? And since they talked about being based on Pokémon Red & Blue, does that mean Green will become “Blue”, like the manga?

    I love wondering about this stuff~

  • Dark Zerato

    I wish they use Red instead of Ash for all these years. But 4 episodes is too sort.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      they won’t because it’s the formula..
      sadly :(

    • Armane

      I wish they made an entertaining anime with an actual plot. I don’t care what the protagonist is called. But I guess that’s what Pokémon Special is for.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    So wait, is it a full anime or just some short running special?

    • Lynx

      Special / TV Movie.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Ehh, blegh

    • Anime10121

      It says in the video, itll be 4 episodes…

  • Anime10121

    I like how they said Red and Blue version, but the actual story will have Red/Green :P

  • J_Joestar

    Green was here,
    Red is a loser >;D

  • greeeed

    If only they used game red look it would be perfect
    than again if they used black hair people will mistake him as Ash

    (We already have enough people who believe that Red = Ash)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    green…..Leaf? jp blue? is forever forgotten

    • DanteMasamune


      What is up with the lower half of her body? Upper half is great though (nice haircut).

      • TheGioG

        Nobody messes with the Chun-Li thighs…

        • DanteMasamune

          I was going to make a Chun-Li joke but couldn’t think of one clever enough so I left it alone.

        • O_O Master Clueless

          Amazon for Dragons Crowns rivals her…

      • Vash bane

        this strike your fancy?

        • DanteMasamune

          Hahhhh…..much better

    • Dem legs~

    • DragKudo

      Who is this green?

    • Vash bane

      when you say it like that you make them sound like the same person…wait..

  • Surgeon of Death

    I just wanna see those epic championship battles in action with DAT soundtrack. Green and Reds themes FTW!

  • mike dickson

    so nobodys questioning that 69 since close to the end of the tralier where u clearly see a charizard in water ……

  • Steven Higgins

    And in the end Charizard Mega Evolves without a Charizardite Mega Stone, Mega Ring or Keystone and “ruins” it. And the creators are like HAHAHHAHA. Its STILL not exactly like the game!

    Love Mega Charizard BTW, but I can see people complaining about this just because it wasn’t in the originals.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    It’s funny, the two trainers in the thumbnail have the same face :P

  • fireemblembeast

    Only 4 episodes? D:
    Also I wish they would use Red’s sexy look from Pokemon special instead of this slightly chubby guy…^_^;

  • Göran Isacson

    Aww, only four new episodes? One the one hand Pokemon hasn’t had THAT much plot to tell, but I can’t help but feel the story will feel very condensed with only four episodes.

  • didnt they say the japan version would be a 2hr special? guess they are splitting it up.

  • idrawrobots

    Well that is disappointing. I was hoping for at least a season’s worth of a show.

  • DragKudo


    • Jettythesunfish

      I…kinda hope not. ^^: Not that they’re bad, but they’re in EVERYTHING.

    • RisukuAozora

      I think if we were to have those two, I’d rather have them in reverse.
      Both are great VAs but I think there’s better options than them.

  • Jettythesunfish

    Frankly, I’d rather follow the story of this protagonist than Ash but…

  • Have to wonder if game-verse Brock, Giovanni, Professor Oak etc. in the Origins will retain their Ash series voice actors.

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