Following 25 years, the Ash & Pikachu anime is approaching its end
It has been confirmed by The Pokémon Company that Ash Ketchum’s and Pikachu’s adventure will shortly be brought to an end. The eleven special episodes of the Japanese television programme “Aim to be a Pokémon Master,” would air around January 2023.
The Pokémon anime comes to an end
In Japan and the US, the anime made its debuts in 1997 and 1998, respectively. Ash and Pikachu had been featured in around 1,300 chapters as of 2022.
The fans were shocked by announcement that Ash and his accomplice Pikachu are essentially retiring after 25 years, despite expectations that he might continue to be the series’ leading man.
Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, the current season, will come to a close with a number of episodes honoring Ash and Pikachu’s prior exploits and bidding them farewell.
This will be Ash and Pikachu’s final performance together after 25 seasons of battles against a variety of Pokémon, and since Ash won the global championship last month, there aren’t many directions Ash can take the role in.
Brand new anime along the way
Another evidence that Ash’s journey is coming to an end comes from The Pokémon Company’s announcement that a fresh animation series featuring two new protagonists named Rik and Roy would premiere in Japan in April 2023. As of right now, the company has said that the anime will feature three Paldea starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, as well as two additional character types: a boy with red hair as well as a cap and a female dressed in a blue jacket. When these episodes will air beyond Japan is largely undefined.
The identities of the new characters are already the subject of fan speculation, particularly over the possibility that the girl may be linked to Ash in some way purely based on sight. Once the episode airs, all of those queries will have their answers.
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