Last June, The Pokémon Company launched a new series of animations called 'PokéToon', reminding us of old classics like Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes. The first show starred Scraggy and Mimikyu, and seemed to go down really well with fans.
Now, the series has returned with a new, longer animation starring Pancham (thanks, link3710). It boasts a different animation style to the first release and follows Pancham's story as it tries to overcome its troubles to become a hero. The video is featured on Pokémon Kids TV, a YouTube channel that produces all different types of animated videos for younger viewers, and can be viewed in full up above.
The whole thing's in Japanese – what with it being released on a Japanese channel, and all – but you can get a decent idea of what's going on by using YouTube's auto-translate subtitle function.
Watched it? What did you think? Let us know if you'd be up for more animations like this in the comments below.
These PokéToons are fantastic, we need more of them.
So this is where Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl's budget went instead?
...that's a choice
Well... this is more of a colored animatic rather than a fully animated short.
@Kimyonaakuma Yes, it's true. They can't make the DP remake exactly how you want it because their budget got wiped out making a 9-minute video.
@TimLatshaw I doubt this wiped out the budget, it's just that they don't really invest in the games themselves.
They know that they will sell regardless - but even the remakes on the 3DS/DS had more effort put into them.
Hope we get one like this but with Cubfu/Urshifu
Was really nice. I loved it. Maybe we could get more pokemon hitting the spotlight in similar ways. I know that'd go over well with everyone.
@Kimyonaakuma I mean, it's kind of dumb that you're saying that the games had no effort put into them just because you don't like the art style.
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@ObeseChihuahua2 they could choose any art style they like...but they should do it well.
Hopefully they polish it up, but we'll see.
@Kimyonaakuma They probably will polish it. If not, then at least we can complain about it on Reddit.
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