Pokemon Origins Episode 1: Red

Pokemon Origins: The stories of Red and Blue like you’ve never seen them before.

Pokemon Origins is a new anime series that returns to the beginning of the  Pokémon  universe – which started nearly 20 years ago. Unlike the ongoing TV series, this show is based on the settings and characters from the original Pokémon Red and Blue video games. This version is less ‘childish,’ and is heavily focused on the game’s mechanics and battle system.

The original Pokémon was released in Japan for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1996. The ‘Pocket-Monster’ franchise went on to generate a trading card game, action figures, movies, clothes, and just about everything you can imagine. The games were released in North American markets in 1998 as Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. These two games laid the foundation for all the Pokémon we get in Pokémon Go.

You’re more or less given a Pokémon history lesson when you watch this show. Check out Pokémon Origins Episode 1: Red and pay homage to the original 151 Pokémon.

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