Pokémon Concierge: Trailer Talk
Scrolling through Netflix’s ‘Worth The Wait’ section a couple of months ago, I spotted something called ‘Pokémon Concierge’. While it was unclear what this was at the time, it had immediately caught my attention and, finally, the first trailer for the series is here!
‘Pokémon Concierge’ is an official collaboration between Netflix and The Pokémon Company. It’s a stop motion series that follows Haru as she starts her new job on a vacation island exclusively for Pokémon.
Stop motion animation is a unique and incredible form of art but is rarely utilized, due to the length of time that it can take for a project to finish. So, it’s delightful to see an anime-styled series using this form of animation. But it’s also a first for the Pokémon company and it looks amazing. By using felt models, the Pokémon themselves look adorable. Furthermore, it’s refreshing to have another stand-alone story away from the usual Pokémon Trainer narrative that the show and games tell.
The last stand-alone Pokémon film or show was the live action adaptation of ‘Detective Pikachu’ in 2019, so it’s refreshing to see the company tell this type of story again. But it’s ‘Pokémon Concierge’s animation style that has me excited the most; the stop motion animation looks amazing and it’s wonderful to see the company use an animation style that’s, overall, uncommon.
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