This Pokemon Legends anime intro looks official

Pokemon Legends anime

But it’s fan-made

We’ll get some form of a Pokemon Legends anime soon enough, but in the meantime, there’s this fan-made video showcasing what might have been.

While the style isn’t going to appeal to everyone, the YouTube channel Channy and Kimberly managed to craft something that can probably pass as official for a lot of people. I’m including the animation, editing, and soundtrack in here as a total package. The old school timeline of Pokemon Legends is perfect for an old school anime style.

It’s crazy to think that one day, Pokemon games could have fully-created intros like this. Game Freak has kept things relatively safe for years from a budget standpoint, but I can’t help but wonder with all of the money the series makes: what if it went back into the games?

I’m imagining a Genshin Impact-level production here, with full voice acting and beautiful animation; on top of a fully open world that can be seamlessly explored. While Pokemon still means a lot of things to a lot of people, a project like that would propel the series even further and turn some heads.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see how Legends turns out. It does seem to take some risks (and curb some from other games), but is it enough? The name is probably enough to sell a ton of copies!

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!