News Pokémon The Origin Anime Special's Video, Visual, Characters Unveiled
posted on 2013-08-17 01:35 EDT
The Pokemon Company posted a promotional video, new key image, and character information for Pocket Monsters: The Origin television anime special on Saturday. The promotional video was shown at the "Pokémon Game Show" event held at the Tokyo Big Sight event center on Saturday. The Pokémon Hitokage (Charmander), Ishitsubute (Geodude), Kamex (Blastoise), Lizardon (Charizard) and Shiten'nō (Elite Four) member Wataru (Lance) are featured in the promotional video.
According to the website, the main character is a boy named Red with his partner Hitokage/Charmander:
His rival is named Green. (Red and Green are the default names in the original video games.)
Professor Okido (Professor Oak), Gym Leader Takeshi (Brock), Red's mother, and Team Rocket will also appear in this special set in Kanto, the first region ever seen in the Pokémon franchise.
In the fierce battle with Team Rocket's leader Sakaki (Giovanni), Red will encounter a strange Pokémon. The characters are based from Nintendo's original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green (released as Pokémon Blue in North America) video games.
The special will premiere in Japan on October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
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