Pikachu Begins: Prequel Anime 'Pokémon Origins' To Debut In November

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Between music videos and new animated series announcements, Nintendo is really gearing up for the October 12th release of "Pokémon X/Y." Add to the pile of tie-in events the animated "Pokémon Origins," a four-part series based on the story of 1998's "Pokémon Red Version" and "Pokémon Blue Version."

According to a press release this morning, the feature will follow "the first steps of our hero Red as he sets off from Professor Oak’s laboratory. As he explores the Kanto region, he’ll encounter Team Rocket, battle his rival, and challenge the Pokémon League." You can check out the first trailer after the jump.

The first of the four parts of "Pokémon Origins" will debut November 15th on the Pokemon channel.

When you're done watching the trailer, check out a collection of screens below.

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