The Pokemon Company International announced an all-new Pokemon animated series of shorts launching on Friday, September 16 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on the official Pokemon YouTube channel.

The series will look back at each generation of Pokemon video games, exploring the games’ stories and characters. The episodes will visit various regions, from Kanto to Kalos, over the course of 18 episodes. Each episode will run between 3 and 5 minutes long. The first two episodes will launch this Friday.

Pokemon USA just announced several new products for the Pokemon TCG releasing in November (see “November 'Pokemon' Releases”).