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A new PokéToon has been released, giving us all another peak into the World of Pokémon. This time the short animation was a cute little story about a little girl spending time at her grandparents’ cottage, and her quest to befriend their central heating system. In this case, that would be a Slugma, crawling about various ducts and grates to serve as a fireplace, oven, and water heater. That idea is already fantastic, being a more unique integration of the bond between humans and Pokémon, and even if we can’t feel that heat the childlike wonder of it all will warm your heart well enough.

Just like the last, Nidoran-centric PokéToon, one of the best parts has to be seeing “retired” Pokémon trainers just living. Anna’s grandparents have practical partners, like a Mincinno for keeping the house clean and a Haxorus for chopping firewood. Grandma’s got no less than three Bug-types supporting her knitting hobby, and old items like a Poké Flute and Shell Bell rest on their mantle. Even if a cozy Pokémon life sim isn’t in the works, hopefully more of these specials are.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.