Between January and August of this year Pokémon released Twilight Wings, an extremely high quality animated series for free on YouTube. Months after the final episode aired fans have been treated to yet another instalment in the series.
Called “The Gathering of Stars” this is technically the eighth episode of the originally seven-episode series. This, however, is being treated as a special instalment and as such it’s not even titled “Episode 8”, breaking naming conventions of the uploads so far.
“Big plans and bigger adventures unfold in the newest Pokémon: Twilight Wings episode! ??Travel with Leon to the Isle of Armor as he gathers the best Trainers from Galar in the newest episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings—The Gathering of Stars!” reads the official description.
As with all the previous episodes this is free to watch and you can catch it in the embed below. This was released in Japanese earlier this month but now you can finally catch it in English.
As explained by the official description this episode takes place after the events of the main story in the Sword and Shield games, and brings in elements of the expansions. While only the Isle of Armor expansion is mentioned content from the Crown Tundra is included too.
If you haven’t watched the rest of the Twilight Wings series we highly recommend it. As stated previous it’s entirely free on YouTube and can be found in its entirety here.
For newcomers to the show or returning fans Pokémon has released even more content for this extra episode. If you want to find out more about the great art that went into the show you can check out this interview with one of the illustrators:
Meet Mizutamari Higashi, the Illustrator behind #PokemonTwilightWings!
Curious about how the expressive artwork of this limited series came to life? Get a deeper look as we dive into the deep world of concept art and color scripts: https://t.co/8DinNG09bs pic.twitter.com/disRwDsKcu
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) November 17, 2020