the official Pokémon YouTube channel has shared a new promotional video for Pokémon GO today, lasting exactly 60 seconds and featuring following Generation III Pokémon:
- Plusle and Minun
- Mawile — hidden behind a tree at 00:21
- Masquerain — not released yet!
“Across the planet, amazing creatures have been discovered…” is the entry line of the trailer, as narrated by Stephen Fry, a famous British actor and narrator.
The trailer is quite frankly amazing, with high quality animation, great music and Fry’s narration that makes everything more epic. From Wailord’s whale jump, lurking Mudkips to flocks of migrating Masquerains (new regional hints?), the trailer ticks all of the Pokémon GO lovers checkboxes.
We’re not sure if the trailer will also appear on television, but we expect to see a lot of returning players in the weeks to come.
From the press release
LONDON—1 February 2018—A stunning nature documentary-inspired short has been released to celebrate the next wave of Pokémon appearing in Pokémon™ GO.
From the bright peaks of snowy mountains, to the shadows of the forests, to the bustling city and down into the dark of the oceans around the world, the video pays homage to world renowned nature documentaries as it gradually reveals a variety of Pokémon in their real-world natural habitats—bringing augmented reality one step closer to life.
The animated short is so realistic, viewers may not immediately realise what they’re watching, with the shadows and footprints of the latest Pokémon™ GO characters creating a hyper realistic viewing experience.
The video is narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry with his dulcet tones complementing an original symphonic score by legendary nature documentary composer George Fenton.
This is the third wave of Pokémon to be released for Pokémon™ GO following the game’s hugely successful launch in 2016. Each selection of Pokémon initially appeared in different versions of main series Pokémon games; this latest release includes Pokémon from the games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.
The video features some of the newest creatures debuting in Pokémon™ GO, that include cute cheerleader pair Plusle and Minun in a forest along with Mawile and the Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon Masquerain. In the oceans, a huge underwater Wailord makes a big splash, as well as a school of Luvdisc—a heart-shaped and water-dwelling Pokémon—under the shadow of a looming threat as they are passed by a Sharpedo. There are also appearances from the amphibious Mudkip playing in a pool, cold-loving Snorunt on a high mountain and a cityscape with the elegant Pokémon Delcatty.