The Pokémon Company recently revealed a new anime called Pokémon Generations, an eighteen-webisode miniseries about the Pokémon stories from the games that the anime didn't get to tell, and shortly thereafter released the first two episodes—and now the third is available as well.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and think it's absolutely incredible. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

We all think this is an excellent homage to the stories that don't get fully explored within the games, and the more mature stylistic take on the Pokémon world is something the series has desperately needed to reconnect with older fans who see Pokémon in a grittier way than the anime has been portraying it for so many years. In fact, Alex hopes it leads into some kind of "back-to-the-beginning companion game," and I think they should turn Generations into a full-fledged anime series as a means of expanding and exploring the Pokémon lore without letting it intrude too far on such a game.

Ben points out that it's a little hard to sink your teeth into, as the episodes are so short. But with fifteen more to go, there's a ton of promise ahead.

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