If you’re the sentimental type, you might want to prepare yourself for this touching fan-made Pokemon commercial by grabbing yourself a tissue.
The advert – called Pokemon: Evolutions – was made to celebrate Pokemon’s 20th anniversary year and manages to capture the heart of what it is to have grown up with the Japanese phenomenon. Check it out below – feels inbound in 3, 2, 1…
“You evolved. So did we.” Manly tears.
The trailer was created by filmmaker John Wikstrom, who wanted to capture the nostalgia of growing up as a Pokemon-loving kid, and reconnecting with that love in early adulthood – something many of us did this year with Pokemon GO.
Wikstrom is a dab hand at making emotional, fan-made adverts, and you may have seen some of his previous work. He brought to life the heartwarming story of a young lad who found his old Xbox with his deceased father’s ghost replays on. It’s well worth a watch if you’ve not seen it, so here it is.
You’ll be able to pick yourself up a slice of nostalgia with Pokemon Sun and Moon when they release for 3DS on November 18.
Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he’s been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.