Pokémon Evolutions Episode 1 brings Sword and Shield’s ending to life

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Last week, we reported on a new Pokémon web series heading to YouTube for free. Pokémon Evolutions is a series of animated shorts highlighting key moments in Pokémon history. The series will take us to all eight regions, and Episode 1: The Champion is kicking things off in Galar, the setting of the most recent games. Relive the exciting final moments of Pokémon Sword and Shield, including Leon’s showdown with Eternatus! Check it out by clicking below.

Episode 1: The Champion

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In this first episode, Leon seems almost haunted by memories of the past as his Champion battle draws near. Perhaps he’s contemplating why he tried to capture a Legendary Pokémon with a normal Pokéball? I know that’s what I was thinking during that scene in the game. Even though he failed to catch Eternatus, I’m sure he was filled with pride to see his younger brother succeed.

You can look forward to more episodes of Pokémon Evolutions roughly every two weeks. Here’s the complete schedule of upcoming episodes:

  • Thursday, Sept. 23: “The Eclipse” featuring the Alola region
  • Thursday, Oct. 7: “The Visionary” featuring the Kalos region
  • Thursday, Oct. 21: “The Plan” featuring the Unova region
  • Thursday, Dec. 2: “The Rival” featuring the Sinnoh region
  • Thursday, Dec. 9: “The Wish” featuring the Hoenn region
  • Thursday, Dec. 16: “The Show” featuring the Johto region
  • Thursday, Dec. 23: “The Discovery” featuring the Kanto region
Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.