A trailer for the live-action Pokemon show PokeTsume has been released ahead of its release later this month. The series is a drama about the life of Madoka Akagi as she starts a stressful new job in Tokyo and was created in collaboration with The Pokemon Company.
Details about the series’ characters and plot were reported by Serebii.net. Initially dejected after moving to Tokyo, Madoka Akagi reconnects with Pokémon thanks to a package from home that contains her old Game Boy and a copy of Pokemon Red. From this point on, she begins to see similarities between the Pokémon world and her new life.
Several characters are also loosely based on Pokémon from the original games. For example, there is Yuki Kode, who is apparently a useless employee in the series and is based on Magikarp. Those who know something about the fish Pokémon know that you have to pay attention to its evolution, which we see in the trailer itself. There’s even a rival that should bring some much-needed excitement to the workplace.
But all in all it looks pretty darn healthy! You can watch the trailer for yourself in the tweet embedded above. It’s cool to see some content for older fans that focuses more on the life of a long-time (albeit alienated) Pokémon fan. It is representative of the vast majority of fans who played the original trio of games and may have largely moved away from gaming as a primary hobby. Plus, it’s nice to see a Pokémon Red player succeed, even on a television show. After all, Charmander is the best.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think! If it’s sparked a twinge of nostalgia in your thirty-something heart, why not give Pokémon Scarlet and Purple a try? We have mystery gift codes for this game here if you need them. If not Pokemon, there are plenty of other great Nintendo Switch games you can try instead.