The latest episode of the online Pokémon Twilight Wings anime has now been released, and this one has some blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments that'll please fans of Sword and Shield on Switch. You can watch the full episode above, so we'd urge you to check that out before reading on if you don't want to be spoiled ahead of time.
Watched it? Good, let's take a closer look.
First brought to our attention by Twitter user @TAHK0, there are two moments in the episode that link back to Sword and Shield's prerelease build-up. The more obvious of the two is the scene below, where a Galarian Ponyta can be spotted on a screen behind Oleana. The scene looks just like Galarian Ponyta's live stream reveal (who can forget those 24 hours staring at a digital forest?)
The second comes later in the episode, when Oleana is flicking through her notes. For the briefest second, you see a heavily pixelated image of Sirfetch'd, just like the one released by The Pokémon Company to tease the Pokémon's existence to real-life fans.
As @TAHK0 mentions, the episode makes it feel like fans were piecing together Oleana's research before Sword and Shield released, which we think is a really cool way to remember the games' promotional period. These new Pokémon teases were all pretty exciting at the time for fans of the series, so we wouldn't say no to more reveals like them in the future.
Missed earlier episodes? You can find them here:
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode One
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Two
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Three
- Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Four
Pretty neat, huh?
[source youtube.com, via twitter.com]
So they are surprised in that episode that the God himself cannot enter their region?
The episode was supposed to be longer, but was then cut shorter to allude to the games
It's definitely not like the games, because in the short, they have more than 5 people in Wyndon town.
I've had, and continue to have a great time with this game. So pumped for the DLC. Best Pokemon games in years! I'm drooling at the possibility of a Sinnoh remake in this engine next year.
Is that a close-up picture of a Rotom face, full of static, next to pixelated Sir Fetch'd?
That was a really nice episode. Really wish the games had better characterization and little moments, like these episodes. It’s like I’m finally getting to know these characters.
Twilight Wings is bad. I enjoyed Episode 1 and made multiples predictions of what would happen to the boy, then Episode 2 came out and was about A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CHARACTER!!! Since then, the episode have been getting weirder and weirder and I’m only watching them while I wait till June 12 since I don’t have Teletoon.
@BabyYoshi65 The connecting thread is the Corviknight Taxi, which shows up in every episode. That's the "twilight wings".
It's a slice-of-live anthology. I'm willing to bet that the finale will tie all the characters together. Why else would they keep showing the sick boy's drawing?
@JugOfVoodoo Yeah, I have the same prediction about the last episode. I never noticed that the flying taxi was the twilight wings. That’s pretty observant! Was the sick boy’s drawing in all of them? I saw it in this one, but I never noticed it in Episodes 2, 3 or 4.
@BabyYoshi65 it's in all of them, just like a character at some point getting the same Cabbie and Corviknight. They'll tie it all together eventually, but I'm not in a hurry. Slice of life stories are fine for me.
Nessa's episode was my favourite, but this one had some really nice and vibrant Wyndon characterization.
@BabyYoshi65 I'm scanning the episodes for the drawing. These are the timecodes where it shows up.
#2 - 0:12 (It's on Oleana's desk and gets covered by a binder.)
#3 - Doesn't appear.
#4 - 5:20 (Nessa visits Oleana, knocks papers on desk loose)
@Bobb yep. It's because a Rotom had gotten into the site and caused the "glitchy" image of the soon to be revealed Sir Fetched.
Weird and boring strange...
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