As promised last week, the first episode of Pokémon Evolutions – a new animated series that'll air completely free on YouTube – has now gone live.

It's called The Champion and kicks things off in the Galar region; as previously revealed, the eight-episode series will visit each of the series' eight main regions in order, starting with the latest. Here's the synopsis:

What goes on within the heart of a Champion? Doubts? Regrets? Determination? Maybe all three?
Tune in for episode 1 of Pokémon Evolutions as Leon, the greatest Pokémon Champion Galar has known, prepares to face one of his biggest challenges ever!

Future Episodes

Here's a look at the episodes still yet to come, as well as their air dates. We'll update this article to include all eight as they launch, so feel free to bookmark this page and keep checking back.

  • September 9, 2021: “The Champion” featuring the Galar region
  • September 23, 2021: “The Eclipse” featuring the Alola region
  • October 7, 2021: “The Vision” featuring the Kalos region
  • October 21, 2021: “The Plan” featuring the Unova region
  • December 2, 2021: “The Rival” featuring the Sinnoh region
  • December 9, 2021: “The Wish” featuring the Hoenn region
  • December 16, 2021: “The Show” featuring the Johto region
  • December 23, 2021: “The Quest” featuring the Kanto region

If you want more, make sure to check out Twilight Wings, another free-to-watch Pokémon series that aired last year.