New Pokemon Anime Teaser Features Every Starter

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A newly-released Japanese trailer for the latest Pokemon anime series teases appearances by Pokemon from not only the upcoming Sword and Shield video games' new Galar Region, but also all previous seven regions/generations.

The trailer is very simple, but speaks volumes regarding just how different this new iteration of the Pokemon anime will be from previous versions. The teaser features still images of all the starter Pokemon fans of the franchise have come to know and love over the years, including Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle of Kanto; Cyndaquil, Chikorita and Totodile of Johto; Torchic, Treecko and Mudkip of Hoenn; Chimchar, Turtwig and Piplup of Sinnoh; Tepig, Snivy and Oshawott of Unova; Fennekin, Chespin and Froakie of Kalos; Litten, Rowlet and Popplio of Alola; and, of course, Scorbunny, Grookey and Sobble of Galar. (In contrast, previous Pokemon anime series have more or less put the focus solely on the most recent region featured in the video games and the Pokemon residing therein.)

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The end of the brief, 20-second trailer reveals the new series will eschew subtitles simply be titled Pokemon (Pocket Monsters in Japan), just like the original 1997 iteration of the anime. When translated into English, the video's description also confirms "various Pokemon that live in each region [will] appear" in the new cartoon. More information regarding the latest Pokemon anime will be made available on Sept. 29.

Moreover, a purported press release reads as follows:

The new Pocket Monsters series that was announced today will of course be set in the Galar Region from the video games Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield, which will be released November 15th, but also in all the other regions that have appeared in the video games so far, including the Kanto region from the original Red/Green games and the Johto region from the sequels Gold/Silver.

More information regarding the new Pokemon anime will be revealed Sept. 29. The video games Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will be released on Nov. 15 for Nintendo Switch.

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(via ComicBook.com)

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