Pokémon Origins Tells Story of First Pokémon Games, Red and Blue


Pokémon Origins

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS make their global debut on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. In celebration of their upcoming release, The Pokémon Company will be releasing a four-part animated series — foretelling the story of the original main series Pokémon titles Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version — starting on November 15th.

Full Press Release details:

In celebration of the worldwide October 12 launch of the newest Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS, an animated adventure that takes a look at a classic era of Pokémon — Pokémon Origins — begins November 15 only on Pokémon TV (www.pokemon.com/tv).

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 Team Rocket, battle his rival, and challenge the Pokémon League. Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue launched in North America in September 1998.

Pokémon Origins is a four-part adventure, taking a new perspective on the Pokémon hero story. The remaining three episodes will be added to Pokémon TV the days following the November 15 premiere. This can’t-miss opportunity for Pokémon fans can also be enjoyed on-the-go via the free Pokémon TV mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Source: Pokémon PR Release

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  1. Strange that there’s no mention of bringing these videos to the 3DS via the Nintendo Video application. I think Nintendo Video has some sort of seasonal schedule for new offerings, but I can’t help but feel Nintendo has abandoned the app. :^/ When I first got my 3DS, I really looked forward to all the videos. It was awesome to see movie trailers in 3D! But now it’s pretty awful, with Dinosaur Office the only offering worth watching.

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a series of Pikmin shorts on the way as well? What happened to those? Weren’t they supposed to be used to promote Pikmin 3?


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