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English Title of Pokémon Origins

Pokémon Origins (known as Pocket Monsters: The Origin in the Japanese version) was announced during the Pokémon Game Show on August 18, 2013 in Japan. It is new anime special to coencide with X & Y on October 2nd, very pilot and in United States on November 15th on Pokémon TV App., part 2 will be released on 18th, part 3 on 20 and finally part 4 on 22nd November. This four-episode series is a special animated retelling of the story of Pokémon Red and Blue. This will feature Red, Blue, Professor Oak, Brock, Mr Fuji and Lance.[1]Though the series mainly follows the plot of Generation I, several elements from other generations (such as Mega Evolution) appear as well.


Code Image Japanese Title English Title Airdates
File 1 - Red JapanFlag: October 2, 2013
UnitedStatesFlag: November 15, 2013
File 2 - Cubone JapanFlag: October 2, 2013
UnitedStatesFlag: November 18, 2013
File 3 - Giovanni JapanFlag: October 2, 2013
UnitedStatesFlag: November 20, 2013
File 4 - Charizard JapanFlag: October 2, 2013
UnitedStatesFlag: November 22, 2013

Differences between the Anime and Games (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen)

  • Blue isn't already at Oak's waiting for the Professor to come.
  • Oak coming to get Red before he enters (when he enters in Yellow) Route 1 is cut.
  • Oak doesn't battle and catch Pikachu.
  • There's no battle in Oak's lab after Red and Blue get their Pokemon, although it does happen in Route 1. However, no further battles between the two take place until the Pokemon League.
  • Blue lets Red select his Pokemon first, instead if Oak telling him to wait his turn as in the games.
  • Red doesn't receive the parcel from the Pokemart to give to Professor Oak. Oak's also never shown giving them Poke Balls, though it can be assumed he did.
  • Blue tells Red about Gym Badges in the game instead of Brock.
  • In the games, Brock gives Red the TM Rock Smash instead of Bide.
  • Red is able to get the Silph Scope and an Eevee before going to Celadon City.
  • Nurse Joy looks different than her game counterpart.
  • The story of Marowak's ghost is explained.
  • In the games, Blue is at the tower to visit a dead Pokemon, who the fans suspect is his Raticate. Blue also mentions catching a Cubone here in the games.
  • Red gets the Silph Scope from Blue instead of Giovanni.
  • Blue actually interacts with and helps Red.
  • The Mega Stones are never in any of the original games, although it was likely it was added to promote the new Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games.
  • Red is supposed to beat Giovanni at Silph Co. like in the games.
  • Blue and Red never battle in this anime, while they did in the games.
  • Giovanni only uses two of his Pokemon, Rhyhorn and Rhydon in the anime while in the games he also uses Dugtrio, Nidoking, Nidoqueen (although Nidoqueen was seen defeating Charizard), and Persian (Pokemon Yellow).
  • Red never gets a Master Ball.
  • Saffron City isn't overrun with Team Rocket Grunts like it was in the game, only Silph Co. is.
  • Type advantages are basically thrown out the window.
  • No one is guarding the Cerulean cave unlike the games.
  • Red does not visit the Sevii Islands or rechallange the Pokemon League.
  • Blue is not injured in the games, as this is added for dramatic effect.


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