Just a few days away from the release of the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes for Nintendo 3DS, a new anime trailer has landed on the Japanese Pokémon Company’s YouTube channel.

Rather than the familiar cast of characters from the longstanding anime series appearing, the roughly 4 minute long trailer envisions a short story that involves many of the characters and story beats of the original Ruby/Sapphire games.

The animation quality and style is more akin to the Pokémon Origins mini-series, released last year that retold the story of Pokémon Red and Blue, with a higher emphasis on being closer in spirit to the older games.

Enjoy the video, but beware there aren’t English subtitles.


Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby release on the 3DS and and 2DS platforms on the 21st November.