A new short from the Japanese YouTube channel Pokemon Kids TV shows a very different interpretation of the famous Jigglypuff.
Kodoani.com – For all the magical creatures that brand Pokemon has shown over the course of 25 years, Jigglypuff has become one of the series’ most popular creatures, thanks in part to its animation. Anime often cast Jigglypuff as a naughty character, causing hijinx and chaos by using its signature songs to put everyone around it, both humans and Pokemon, to sleep. Now, a recent animated short from the Japanese Pokemon Kids TV YouTube channel showcases the pink orb in a different light.
Pokemon Kids TV boasts a wide range of kid-themed content for pokemon fans, featuring everything from nursery rhymes and crafts to educational videos intended for a child audience. While many of the videos on the channel are live-action, often featuring people wearing Pokemon costumes, the “PokeToon” series on the channel also features animated shorts starring some of the country’s most famous creatures. movie series. The most recent animated short from Pokemon Kids TV features the character Jigglypuff, albeit a very different one than longtime fans of the Pokemon anime are familiar with.
The short film, titled “Purin no Uta” roughly translates to “Jigglypuff’s Song,” tells the story of a young girl named Momo who meets a peculiar-looking spiky-haired Jigglypuff. Jigglypuff is markedly different from the original anime version of Jigglypuff with this particular Pokemon being much more sly and shy than other Jigglypuffs, and unable to sing the same kind of lullaby as others like it. Instead, this Jigglypuff song plays with an unnatural distortion that worries not only others but other Jigglypuffs as well. However, the main characters soon accept this difference.
The latest Jigglypuff-focused short is just the latest in an extended animated series that the Pokemon franchise has released through various YouTube channels. Throughout late 2021, the Pokemon Youtube Channel has released a series of short videos called Pokemon Evolutions with each of the eight episodes focusing on the different regions present in each generation of Pokemon games. The Pokemon franchise has also previously produced a number of animated series exclusively for YouTube, including Pokemon: Twilight Wings centered on Sword and Shield, and Generations including several iterations of Pokemon.
As Pokemon’s 25th anniversary draws to a close, the franchise has seen plenty of announcements and new releases to celebrate two and a half decades as one of the series that kicked off the gaming world. The franchise has produced many games this year with Gen 4 remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl most recently released in November, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus due out next month. Pokemon will end its anniversary year with much to look back on and a lot more to come.