First Two Episodes of Pokemon Generations Are Live

With the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon right on the horizon, The Pokemon Company has really been putting their best foot forward with the series.

The new short-form anime Pokémon Generations has it’s first two episodes live on YouTube, through The Official Pokémon Channel. The two episodes are a real heavy blast of nostalgia – but rather than taking my word for it, take a watch below.


The series will be adding a new episode, ranging in length from 3 to 5 minutes, every week from now until December 23rd. The series sounds like it will be jumping around a lot, featuring bits and pieces from all of the games, as mentioned in the video details:

From Viridian Forest to Terminus Cave, see the Pokémon world as never before!

Pokémon Generations revisits each generation of the Pokémon video game series to shed new light on some timeless moments. From the earliest days in the Kanto region to the splendor of the Kalos region, go behind the scenes and witness Pokémon history with new eyes!

Whether or not the series is being used to promote the November 18th  / 23rd release dates from the Sun and Moon games, Generations is definitely a fun nostalgia trip.

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  1. Maelstrom
    September 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    That was ….. meh.
    There’s not really any other way to describe it.

  2. disqus_6DwfESMiOF
    September 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Thought this was really fun. I’m glad to see them branching out with anime specials besides the main anime. I hope they still make an anime short for Sun and Moon like they ones they did for Black/White 2 and Omaega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

  3. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    September 16, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    what the fuck did they do to pikachu, he’s getting shin-chan syndrome

  4. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    September 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    After pokemon origins I feel as though it’s time to shelve the ash and friends series.

  5. scemar
    September 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    If only.
    They could also do so much better with the combat as proven by generations as well.

  6. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    September 16, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    The Adventure episode was only alright. It felt more like a teaser a new series than anything else. The Chase was really cool. Makes me wish they’d make a series based on Looker. Law & Order: Pokemon Crimes Unit could be awesome.

  7. Azure
    September 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    It’s a bit weird that the trainer does literally nothing, and it is only Pokemon that interact. They could really do with evolving the gameplay to include the trainer as a factor in battles and such rather than just stand there looking like a complete tool at times.

    Like why not allow the Trainer have particular stats to level up which could improve their affinity with certain types of pokemon making them more effective than normal, like your trainer could gain experience which you could improve their stats to work better with say flying types which could improve their resistances to their counters while boosting their main type attack.

    They could also do with improving the finding and catch pokemon mechanics too. Like they started experimenting with that in Gold and Silver but seem to have gone no where with it.

    They could do so much with this franchise yet they barely do anything outside of new sprites and very rarely add a new type.

  8. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    September 16, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    The combat in X/Y was fine.

  9. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    September 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Found this for the Sun and Moon anime. What.

  10. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    September 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    So that settles it. Ash is dead, and they have killed him.

  11. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    September 16, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Nah I think it’s just for this particular series.
    Pikachu’s still the same almost everywhere else.

  12. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    September 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Finding it fascinating how RED is appearing in ALL the regions in that first episode.

  13. chaoguy
    September 16, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    With all the heavy teasing of Giovanni, do you think they’re gonna play the nostalgia card in Sun & Moon and have him turn up?
    Crooks fleeing to tropical islands to lay low is a trope right?

    Also, that Poke-Swat is gonna give plenty of OC next time Nintendo slam a fan game.

  14. Zombie_Barioth
    September 16, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    That’s basically what the badges are supposed to do though. They act as a sort of trainer-rank system, and they do actually slightly boost stats.

    A type affinity would be interesting, but I don’t think messing with weaknesses and resistances is a good idea, its too easy to make broken. An experience boost like traded Pokemon get would be nice though, maybe make catching and breeding for that type easier.

    OR/AS introduced the DexnNav, which brought the sneaking system with it. What exactly do yo have in mind there?

  15. Extrange
    September 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Please STAY DEAD.

    Sincerely , fans.

  16. Nin
    September 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    The Sun and Moon anime seems to have a “looser” artstyle. Partly because Hawaii and partly to appeal more to kids I guess.

    The main reason Generations seems to exist is to appeal to oldfags while Sun and Moon tries to gather an audience among children. Though, they should have replaced Ash entirely if that really is the case.

  17. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    September 16, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Rest in Pizza

  18. scemar
    September 17, 2016 at 12:41 am

    they had their chance to finally make him champion and move on to a new fresh character

  19. scemar
    September 17, 2016 at 12:44 am

    through its many games and years and sales pokemon is probably the franchise that has seen the least improvements out there

    tho we can look at the bright side, at last it hasn’t actually gotten worse
    I still feel bad anytime I look back at mario 64 and then look at the most recent 3D marios, or when I tried to play zelda the handholding sword

  20. Guin
    September 17, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Man, I dread to see these derpy designs to be the new standard for the anime and I’m far from an oldfag.

  21. Louis
    September 17, 2016 at 1:15 am

    It’s 2016, why is a big company like Nintendo still uploading videos in 360p?

  22. Kakaku
    September 17, 2016 at 2:20 am

    That was okay, If the episodes are only going to be 4 minutes long you’d expect them to look better though. For some awful reason the max quality is 360p. Also why did they give that pikachu some weird oval face?

  23. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    September 17, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Not bad. Look pretty good.
    Now then, dumbass of the week goes to…

    This guy!
    By the time he get his water pokemon out to cool down the molten mess left behind, the rest of his crew is already on their way back OUT of the building and telling him Giovanni isn’t there.

  24. No_Good_Names_Ever
    September 17, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Dead on the inside.

  25. Tubsiwub
    September 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Saying that Origins was awesome, right? Because it was and should be the new standard.

  26. Snorlaxation
    September 18, 2016 at 2:11 am

    They really should’ve. I’m actually rather disgusted now that he’s so blatantly being shown as not ever aging, and I hate that I get mad about something so stupid.

  27. Snorlaxation
    September 18, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I thought the EXACT same thing. Unless the point was just to make sure no one got through that hallway?

    Otherwise this guy’s getting demoted or reassigned to office work.

  28. Azure
    September 18, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Well I’m thinking of a way to make single type teams viable, so say you want a team of flying types your stats that you’d improve to boost flying types would allow them to not get 1 hit ko’d by their weakness, and/ or increase the stats gained of that type as you level them, and or allow you to catch rarer pokemon of that type a lot easier.

  29. ParadoxReign
    September 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    At least Pikachu does not repeats its name and sounds “kind of” like an animal.

  30. ParadoxReign
    September 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    No one wants or needs this useless loser.

  31. Zombie_Barioth
    September 19, 2016 at 1:01 am

    A boost to EV gain and chance to evade or survive a fatal hit would work. Basically, the same sort of effects Pokemon Amie had is what you’d probably want.

  32. Kenta_Ikegami
    September 19, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I wish all pokemon were like that. Pokemon sound alot better when they growl, snarl and roar like..well, an actual monster.

  33. J_Joestar
    September 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Officer: “Hmmmm… i didn’t think this through properly…”

  34. ParadoxReign
    September 19, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I agree, it would be great to see a series like Pokemon Generation, where Pokemon are more natural and actually acts like an animal. Pokemon are not selfaware creatures like Digimon.