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Pokémon Origins Season 1 Review

This is a Pokémon show that has got nothing to do with the main series, instead of focusing around Ash this show focuses around Red and to be specific the Red from the Pokémon games. Anyway, it is time for a review.

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The show starts with Red and Blue about to get their first Pokémon from Professor Oak, not only that but they have been asked to do something for the Professor as well and that is to catch every Pokémon that has been discovered so far. Red starts off as the weaker trainer between the two of them and this is shown after their first Pokémon battle together but this is when Red discovers what he needs to do in order to become a better trainer and shows this by beating Brock. It is from their we get to see the journey that Red has as he makes his way towards the Pokémon league.

This show is based in Kanto but there is something from Kalos that totally changes the series and that is Mega Evolution and this is the whole reason the show was made, too bad they didn’t show this or even acknowledged its existence till the last 10 minutes of the show.

I found the story to be good but far too quick for my liking. The show is only 4 episodes long and with everything that they wanted to include in that number of episodes then it is understandable that the story was going to be so quick but we skipped 5 gym battles and were just shown the badges after the battles. The main reason people watch Pokémon is for the battles so why not show them and show us how Red has progressed as a trainer instead of just telling us he won them. The story they did give us was good and I enjoyed it a lot as it gives more praise to characters from the games such as Mr Fuji and the person who gives Red the lapras. It also makes you hate Blue more then you already did from the games which is just perfect.

The animation I found to be brilliant and is without a doubt the best I have ever seen Pokémon look. You can tell that a lot of time and effort was put into each frame of the show and it was worth watching just to see everything from the way that the flame moved on Charmander tails to the way that Red throws a poke ball.

Other than just how short the series is with 4 20 minute episodes I think the show is great and is well worth a watch if you are a pokemon fan, if you aren’t then give it watch to see the amazing animation.

Aaron Morrsi

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