New 18-episode series of shorts to premiere in English on Friday
The Pokemon Company International announced on Tuesday that it will launch a series of three- to five-minute animated shorts titled Pokemon Generations on its YouTube channel. The first two episodes will debut on Friday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The series will have 18 episodes in total.
Pokémon Generations will cover stories from the first through sixth generations of Pokémon games. The Pokémon Company describes the series:
Pokémon Generations looks back at each generation of the Pokémonvideo game series, diving into the stories of the games more deeply and getting to know characters and Pokémon better. Visit each region, from Kanto to Kalos, to relive the world of Pokémon like never before!
The company released a trailer and concept art for the new series:
The four-episode Pocket Monsters: The Origin television anime from 2013 previously told the story of the first generation games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green (released as Pokémon Blue in North America).