Nostalgia-Baiting, Fan-Made Pokémon Advert Might Make You Cry

By Julian Benson on at

Pokémon's fandom is so switched on it's not only making unofficial games but unofficial adverts, too. Really, really good ones.

Pokémon: Evolutions is a fan ad for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon games. I don't want to give too much of it away but, suffice to say that it hits any of us right in the feels who remember losing days and nights to obsessively playing the original Red and Blue:

Now I'm not going to say who on the Kotaku UK team was brought to tears by this video (it would be unfair to single Keza out like that), but it is quite an emotional video for old guard fans.

The bit I love is this inspired edit:

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The video was put together by a small team, you can find them all listed in the video's YouTube description, but it was directed by John Wilkstrom.

Wilstrom released this short earlier this year, trying to capture the spiritual experience of video games:

I'm looking forward to what he makes next.