Pokémon Origins

Pokemon: The Origin

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Pokémon are marvelous creatures that come in a variety of types and sizes, with abilities, powers, and personalities as diverse as they are numerous. Doctor Yukinari Ookido has dedicated his life to studying these fascinating beings, that can be caught, trained, traded, and battled against each other. There's only so much he can do from his lab though. With this in mind, Ookido entrusts two young boys with a Pokémon of their own and a computerized encyclopedia to catalog them. One of them, Green, is brash, passionate, slightly arrogant, and Doctor Ookido's own nephew. The other boy, Red, is equally passionate, and filled with a wide-eyed, mildly naive sense of wonder. Pokémon: The Origin follows Red in his journey through the region of Kanto in his attempt to complete his "Pokédex" by capturing and cataloging all the Pokémon that exist. Along the way he'll discover there's more to himself and his goals than he originally thought. Red will have to put both himself and his Pokémon to the test in special Gyms whose leaders are steps along the way to the Pokémon League, in order to challenge the Elite Four and become a Pokémon League Champion. Aside from his goals to become a Champion, Red has other problems brewing. There are others who capture and train Pokémon for more sinister reasons, with the infamous criminal organization Team Rocket being one of them. If Red can defeat them, fellow trainers, his rival Green, and wild Pokémon all through Kanto, he just may fulfill his own dream, and Doctor Ookido's as well.

User Rating: 4.25 ( 2 votes)


English: Pokémon: Origins
Japanese: ポケットモンスター THE ORIGIN
Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2013
Licensors: The Pokemon Company International
Studios: Production I.G, Xebec, OLM
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids
Duration: 21 min per ep
Rating: PG – Children
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio

Characters & Voice Actors


Itsurou Kawasaki – Director, Episode Director
Hideya Takahashi – Director, Storyboard
Daiki Tomiyasu – Director
Mitsutaka Hirota – Script
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This was great to see. Took me right back to elementary school when I spent all my free time playing Pokemon Red.


Nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up with the series. Gorgeous battles done with an abundance of energy. Too short for an effective story.


It’s the Pokémon anime that’s true to the original game that we always wanted! If only they would make them for all the games…


An adaptation of Pokémon Red and Blue (Green if you’re Japanese) with a Gen 3 remake skin…kinda


Should be the actual series.


Really wished the anime was like this. Very good adaptation of the Gen 1 story, with some new additions. Highly recommend to Pokefans.


this should have been all the pokemon anime



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!