Pokemon fans create a touching video telling a story of a gamer who loved Pokemon as a child meeting the latest iteration – Pokemon Sun & Moon – as an adult.
The video, Pokemon: Evolutions, was created by a large team headed by director John Wikstrom. The video, like Nintendo’s own Japanese ad for Pokemon Sun & Moon , says a lot without saying a single word. The video opens with a young boy plugging in Pokemon Red – presumably for the first time – into a Gameboy Color and quickly becoming enthralled with Pokemon, playing it and the Pokemon card game night and day. Viewers then see the child hiding under his covers, eyes widening at the sight of his starter Pokemon evolving. But with a single blink, that boy is replaced by himself as an adult, and it’s soon clear that the joy and excitement of discovering Pokemon for the first time has been replaced by monotony and daily demands.