Ash Ketchum was never the very best, like no one ever was. It was always Red, the hero of the original Pokemon Red and Blue. His story is Pokemon Origins, a four-part animated series premiering November 15 on Pokemon TV.
This is the Pokemon trainer I became when I first fell in love with this stupid series. I might have called him something different, but deep down inside he was always Red. Watching this trailer I almost teared up a little, remembering the old days. Almost. Shut up.
If the anime follows my Pokemon Blue game, Red will be joined by his companions, Firepoo and Birdpoo, as they take their first steps on the road to becoming Pokemon Masters and servants. Team Rocket will show up, as well as plenty of other Pokemon with "poo." at the end of their names. Maybe they'll go a different route.
The first episode of Pokemon Origins premieres November 15 in North America, with the other three following soon after. Or you could just watch it all in Japanese early next month.