Episode three of Pokemon: Twilight Wings, the ongoing series of animated short films Pokemon sword and shieldThe Galar region is all about the Wooloo, which was trained by rival Hop in the game.
The aptly titled episode “Buddy” examines the relationship between Wooloo and Hop, especially how Hop’s efforts in the Champions League put Wooloo under pressure. Hop is in love with the power of the Charizard, who was trained by his brother (and league champion) Leon, and causes Wooloo to sneak away and put his skills to the test.
Wooloo was one of the first Galar Pokémon ever to be unveiled, and it quickly became a fan favorite, spawning waves of fan art and sparkling brilliant hunters. It’s literally a cute little lint ball – what’s not to love? As you’d expect, an animated short film about Wooloo’s Helter-Skelter escapades is extraordinarily adorable. Wooloo sulks, baas, cries, baas even more and pretends to be Charizard.
Aside from the cuteness, the latest episode continues the series’ theme of refining Galar characters by using the Corviknight taxis as a connection motif. The first episode was all about John, a sick boy who dreams of being a Pokemon trainer, while the second episode explored Leon, the leader of the fighting type, defeated Bea. The grass type gym manager Milo gets a quick appearance in the last episode, and I would like to see more of the gym managers in future episodes.
As always, the animation and speech of the series are fantastic and make Twilight Wings an indispensable collection of short stories for Sword and Shield fans. A new episode of Twilight Wings is released every month through July. The seventh and last episode starts next to the first part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass.
You can catch before the expansion pass Galarian slowpoke in Pokemon sword and shield.