Way back when Pokémon Sun and Moon had their full unveiling - through full commercials after an initial tease weeks earlier - we saw different marketing approaches. The Western reveal trailers featured familiar music and lots of clips of the game, while in Japan there was a video with a short narrative.
We rather liked the latter, as it showed a young Japanese boy trying to make friends in a new country. Now The Pokémon Company has localised an extended version of that trailer as the "first mini episode" of a "special series". Naturally that means more of the rather charming young star that this writer often uses as a lead image when trying to avoid spoilers.
Check out the first episode below.
We'll be keeping an eye out for episode 2; until then, Train On.