Pokemon: The Origin

Pokémon: Origins

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Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: The Origin, Pokémon: The Origin
Japanese: ポケットモンスター THE ORIGIN
English: Pokémon: Origins
German: Pokemon Origins
Spanish: Pokémon: Los Orígenes
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Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G, Xebec, OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 21 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.731 (scored by 154375154,375 users)
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Ranked: #10942
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Popularity: #1008
Members: 228,023
Favorites: 663

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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.


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Takeuchi, Junko

Ookido, Green

Eguchi, Takuya




Sugita, Tomokazu














Kuroki, Rui
Katou, Hiroyuki
Takahashi, Hideya
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Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director


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Oct 17, 2022
Usually I don't review my favorite shows but this I felt I've to do it since it's a bit different from the main anime , I can't call myself a Pokémon veteran since I watched and played almost all of them however I've knowledge to say , that show is what Pokémon community wants and asked for it for ages , that's ye best adaptation however don't get me wrong Aint saying the main anime is bad actually is close to be a masterpiece and I really love it regardless I believe Pokémon franchise deserve a mature version to show to real battle , deep ...
Aug 27, 2015
Mixed Feelings
[English and Spanish review]

Why you may want to watch it?
This is made for Pokemon game's fans. If you played Pokemon red or blue in your gameboy you will be very happy to watch the "real" story in these chapters. Nevertheless, they take just some events of the game's story (maybe not your favorites), so sometimes you will say: "Nooo, why they didn't show when..." and that's a little bit frustating.
But it has great things for the fans: same battle music, same dialogues with the other characters, real Team Rocket, etc.

Why I didn't like it that much?
I would prefer it maybe to be long enough ...
Sep 23, 2020
spoilers brehs! (though I'm just trying to convince you to not waste your time)
Pokemon, a multi-billion dollar media franchise (the highest grossing one ever in fact), apparently couldn't afford to give their fans a proper adaptation of their most iconic game. Instead, they settled with this 4 episode mess whose entire purpose is to answer the question: "What if mega evolution was a thing in gen 1 lol?". This would've been better answered in a quick cute drawing posted on twitter or a short animation on Youtube. However, this is what we got, so this is what I'm talking about.
Even if you haven't played the ...

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Apr 18, 2020 6:13 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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