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The new Pokémon series set in the Galar region looks delightful

Pokémon: Twilight Wings is a seven-episode web series

Two children stand overlooking the Galar region, key art from the new seven-episode Galar region animated series The Pokémon Company
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Inspired by Pokémon Sword and Shields Galar region, The Pokémon Company is launching a seven-episode web series called Pokémon: Twilight Wings. The limited series will broadcast on the Pokémon YouTube channel beginning in January.

The Pokémon Company said Pokémon: Twilight Wings will focus on the everyday details of Galar’s residents, including “the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome, and the conflicts they must resolve.” It doesn’t sound like we’ll be purely following a Pokémon trainer like in the core series anime, but we certainly will see a bunch of different Galar-region exclusive Pokémon.

Honestly, Pokémon: Twilight Wings sounds delightful — and looks stunning, too. Animation for the series was done by Japanese company Studio Colorido, which most recently created the 2018 film Penguin Highway.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings will debut on YouTube on Jan. 15. Pokémon Sword and Shield, on the other hand, is available now on Nintendo Switch. The new mainline Pokémon game was released on Nov. 15.

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