The Pokémon Company International has revealed Pokémon Evolutions, a “new, limited animated series” that has been created to help celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary.
The eight-episode series promises to take fans on a journey through each of the Pokémon world’s known regions. Starting in the Galar region that players could explore in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the animated series will culminate in the Kanto region which was first seen in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green.
With each episode focusing on a story from a different region, you can look forward to experiencing familiar tales from Pokémon lore “told from a fresh perspective.”
Produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with OLM Studios, the series will premiere exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV worldwide on the dates below:
- Thursday 9th September 2021: “The Champion” featuring the Galar region
- Thursday 23rd September 2021: “The Eclipse” featuring the Alola region
- Thursday 7th October 2021: “The Visionary” featuring the Kalos region
- Thursday 21st October 2021: “The Plan” featuring the Unova region
- Thursday 2nd December 2021: “The Rival” featuring the Sinnoh region
- Thursday 9th December 2021: “The Wish” featuring the Hoenn region
- Thursday 16th December 2021: “The Show” featuring the Johto region
- Thursday 23rd December 2021: “The Discovery” featuring the Kanto region
“Pokémon Evolutions is both an exciting new collection of animation for the brand and a thank-you to the millions of fans around the world who have joined us on this journey over the past 25 years,” explains The Pokémon Company International vice president of marketing Colin Palmer. “Each region has been a touchstone for new generations of Pokémon Trainers as the brand has grown, and we wanted Pokémon Evolutions to pay homage to that legacy while also being innovative and contemporary. It’s a new adventure and familiar all at once. And, with the last episode set in Kanto, Pokémon Evolutions is a meaningful way to end our anniversary celebrations in the place where it all began for Pokémon 25 years ago.”