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Pokémon Origins known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: The Origins (ポケットモンスター THE ORIGIN, Poketto Monsuta Ji Orijin), is a spin-off Japanese anime television mini series based on Nintendo's Pokémon franchise. Unlike the ongoing television series, this 90 minute special features the settings and characters from the original video games Pokémon Red and Blue, and is largely more faithful to the games' mechanics and designs. Like the television series, it was not owned by Media Factory (brand company of Kadokawa Corporation). Animation is handled by Production I.G, Xebec, and OLM, Inc., and the film is split into four parts, each directed by a different director from these studios. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo on October 2, 2013, ten days before the release of the X and Y video games, and began streaming internationally on Nintendo's Pokémon TV service from November 15, 2013 to December 2, 2013. On September 14, 2016, the first episode of the series was released for free on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and was later removed in 2017.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Red PO.png Red Junko Takeuchi Bryce Papenbrook
Blue PO.png Blue
(Green)
Takuya Eguchi Lucien Dodge
Professor Oak PO.png Professor Oak
(Dr. Yukinari Okido)
Katsuji Mori Kyle Hebert
Mr. Fuji PO.png Mr. Fuji Minoru Inaba Kirk Thornton
Reina PO.png Reina Yui Ishikawa Christine Marie Cabanos
Professor's Assistant PO.png Professor Oak's Assistant Naoko Sugiura Erin Fitzgerald

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Eps.
Brock PO.png Brock
(Takeshi)
Tomokazu Sugita Johnny Yong Bosch 1
Red's Mother PO.png Red's Mom Satsuki Yukino Laura Post
Young Trainer PO.png Young Trainer Michiko Kaiden Erin Fitzgerald
Lass PO.png Lass Cristina Valenzuela
Gym Guard PO.png Gym Guard Max Mittelman
Cubone PO.png Cubone Cristina Valenzuela 2
Marowak PO.png Marowak Laura Post
Female Trainer PO.png Female Trainer Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Male Trainer PO.png Male Trainer Matthew Mercer
Pokemon Center Nurse PO.png Pokémon Center Nurse Natsuki Aikawa Cristina Valenzuela
Purple-Haired Woman PO.png Purple-Haired Woman Wendee Lee
Messanger PO.png Messenger Joe Ochman
Scared Woman PO.png Scared Woman Erin Fitzgerald
Man in Blue Jacket PO.png Man in Blue Jacket Keith Silverstein
Team Rocket Member 1 PO.png Team Rocket Members Shigeyuki Susaki Doug Erholtz
Team Rocket Member 2 PO.png Tsuguo Mogami Spike Spencer
Team Rocket Member 3 PO.png Ryōta Asari Michael Sinterniklaas
Grant George
Creepy Girl PO.png Creepy Girl Laura Post
Giovanni PO.png Giovanni
(Sakaki)
Rikiya Koyama Jamieson Price 3
Secretary PO.png Secretary Meiko Kawasaki Erin Fitzgerald
Sylph Company President PO.png Sylph Company President Shūhei Takubo Dave Mallow
Scientist PO.png Scientist Tsuguo Mogami Keith Silverstein
Team Rocket Member 4 PO.png Team Rocket Member Shigeyuki Susaki Doug Erholtz
Lance PO.png Lance
(Wataru)
Tokuyoshi Kawashima Bob Buchholz 4
Mew PO.png Mew Christine Marie Cabanos

Additional Voices

Notes

  • This is the first Pokémon property to be dubbed with Los Angeles-based voice actors, rather than the typical New York talent pool.

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
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PAL
Australia Australia
Polyband & Toppic Video/WVG 2020 BD B
DVB-T
Germany Germany

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Series
(Japan)

PokémonPokémon Advanced GenerationPokémon Diamond & PearlPokémon Best Wishes!Pokémon XYPokémon Sun & MoonPokémon Journeys: The Series

Spin-offs Pokémon ChroniclesPokémon Mystery DungeonPokémon OriginsPokémon GenerationsPokémon Twilight WingsPokémon EvolutionsPokémon Hisuian Snow
Films

Pokémon: The First MoviePokémon: The Movie 2000Pokémon 3: Spell of the UnknownPokémon 4EverPokémon Heroes
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish MakerPokémon: Destiny DeoxysPokémon: Lucario & the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger & the Temple of the Sea
Pokémon: The Rise of DarkraiPokémon: Giratina & the Sky WarriorPokémon: Arceus & the Jewel of LifePokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
Pokémon the Movie: Black/White - Victini & Reshiram/ZekromPokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of JusticePokémon: Genesect & the Legend Awakened
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie & the Cocoon of DestructionPokémon the Movie: Hoopa & the Clash of AgesPokémon the Movie: Volcanion & the Mechanical Marvel
Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!Pokémon The Movie: The Power of UsMewtwo Strikes Back EvolutionPokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Specials

Pokémon: The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's OriginPokémon: Mewtwo ReturnsPokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage PokémonPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!

Video Games

Pokémon SnapHey You, Pikachu!PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's AdventurePokkén TournamentDetective PikachuPokémon MastersNew Pokémon Snap

Characters

Ash KetchumPikachuMistyBrockJessieJamesMeowthTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnIrisCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDelia KetchumProfesor OakGary OakGiovanniNurse JoyOfficer Jenny

External Links
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