At the end of last year, The Pokémon Company announced Ash and Pikachu's anime adventures would be coming to a close after 25 years. The series will give the iconic duo a special send-off in an 11-episode run, which will begin airing next week in Japan on 13th January.
Now, ahead of the first episode, TPC has shared a brief rundown about what to expect from the first three episodes - revealing the return of Misty and Brock. The group went their separate ways in the episode "Gotta Catch Ya Later!". Here's some information about their return (via Siliconera):
The first episode "The Wind of Beginning" is about Ash and Pikachu encountering a wounded Latias. The second episode "Ash vs. Misty! Duel on the coast" will see Ash and Misty face off against each other in a "fishing duel" and the third episode "Witch of the Forest", will see Ash reunited with Brock and Cilan (a character who joined Ash on his adventures in the Black & White anime).
The theme song for this arc "Aim to Be a Pokémon Master" is remake of the original Japanese opening from the 1997 anime series. You can hear it in the teaser of this new series below:
Ash's adventure will be followed by a brand new Pokémon anime - premiering in Japan on April 2023 and starring two new protagonists. You can learn more in our previous coverage.
How are you feeling about Ash and Pikachu's final chapter? Can you believe it's finally coming to an end? Comment below.
[source natalie.mu, via siliconera.com]
Pokeleague have found out he’s been competing as an under 13 for 25 years and are banning him.
Typo I think; I'm assuming the new show premiers in 2023, not 2033. 🧐 I keep accidentally typing 2033 as well.
As for Ash leaving, I haven't watched much for a long time, but I'm definitely interested in how the new show starts after Ash is finished retiring; the show could use some fresh characters.
I hope the series continue in the likes of the anime shorts of Pokemon red, those where the best ever.
Ash should use some of his championship prize money to get Misty a new bike.
Dang their really going all out on this.
I was fortune enough to have been born shortly before the Pokémon anime began. Ash feels like a friend I’ve known my whole life. I’m really excited to see how these 11 episodes wrap up his story, and to see his friends one last time.
Misty got a new bike in the Gotta Catch Ya Later episode.
This is really late news.
That theme song... So many memories.
I think all of Ash's former companions will have a closure to their stories, just like him. Brock and Misty will travel with him and meet all the others such as Iris, the Alola gang, and I'm also sure Team Rocket will get their happy end. Speaking of, I hope Brock meets up with Olivia again. They are met for each other.
Will ash finally giive misty her bike back?
But what of team rocket?! Are they blasting off permanently? Or will they blast off again?
How is it Ash got younger in the last 25 years?!
They will all walk into the horizon with the sun slowly setting and everything will be all right with the world
As the adventure continues
If I remember correctly, Brock had to give up being a trainer after Nurse Joy filed a restraining order and he wasn't allowed within 100 feet of a Pokémon Centre.
Well be interesting to see how he's worked back into the story!
They already appeared for several episodes in the Alola seasons. These aren't big news.
Very sad I am 37 remember this first watching it still avid fan I know way too old play the games collect the cards got my 6 year old into Pokemon too she got her is card collection bought Pokemon snap to play together. Gutted it the ending I miss ash and pikachu . Team rocket and strong characters in the series don't think it be the same without them too. (look forward to their plan being defeated by ash) Hopefully they be in new series.
@HeadPirate If anything, its more likely he marries a Joy, he is a doctor. And he did also appear in the Arceus specials.
Recent news have explained he and another friend of Ash will appear in the third episode of Mezase Pokemon Master. And how he will return. You can look it up if you want to know, not going to write it here because of spoilers.
Saw a tiktok the other day of an old episode of SMTV where Dec was dressed as misty from Pokémon those were the days 😂
Haven't watched the show in years. Art style isn't great
it was actually the same bike pikachu fried, the first viridian nurse joy restored it before transferring to the kanto wharf pokecenter where she was kidnapped by mewtwo.
I keep saying this they should have ended the show ages a go instead they dragged it for so long I would miss Team Rocket more than Ash with Ash he became very annoying and hated. Even video games moved on to new main characters I rather see Red focus hes much better trainer than Ash.
I wonder if this may confirm the lost ending from the First Pokemon Movie where Ash and Misty do get together
I thought Brock was "canceled" for being offensive to the same people who animated him lol what a joke. Bring back speedy Gonzalez too ✊🏽
Personally, I just hope that, in these final episodes, preferably at the very end of the series, they bring back the iconic theme for the American version of the show. You know the one: "I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was."
It just wouldn't be right if they didn't include it. That's how many of us were first introduced to Pokémon, after all. Maybe they could do some variation of it, to reflect that Ash has officially become the Pokémon Champion.
Misty died to me when she got Togepi. That egg thing is not water type, and she supposed to be the water queen gym leader. These people can't even respect their own rules!
No. You shut up.
Good riddance Noob
@fbnaulin You first, cornball.
Well he is in his 30s now time to settle down.
I really hope all of Ash's companions from all the seasons will appear together in the final episode. Misty, Brock, Tracey, Max, May, Dawn, Cilan, Iris, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, the Alola trial captains, Goh, and Chloe. Maybe get to see all the region's professors together too.
I was in high school when I first heard of Pokemon (am in my 40s now) but almost every time that I saw Pikachu it was with Ash (although had no idea what his name was at the time). Never watched any of the show(s) or movie(s) [although I do remember the music video for that M2M song] but my younger cousins were always telling me about it.. not that I can remember anything of what they said to me. 😅
What i like about the Show, it is pretty good Stuff to watch when your Brain is burned out from a stressful Day.
You can spring in and out at any Point, the Stories are selfcontained and simple and the overlaping Arc in the Seisson is so simple, you can conclude it from single Pieces.
I disliked the Series as a Teenager, but started to like it as an Adult haha
I would like it more, if they hold on Ash and Pikachu and make a proper more adult Series.
Origins was pretty good, they could take this as a Blueprint.
@HandheldHaunter Hehe.... Team Rocket definitely carried a large part of the Sun&Moon series for me and made it one of the more memorable Pokemon series for me.
Absolutely loved Sun&Moon anime series, especially with regards to Team Rocket. I think they were at their "comical" best together with Bewear.
I think it's also why I liked Sun&Moon series so much. As everything felt into place really well. The whole dynamic between Ash and co. vs Team Rocket was at it's best.
I watched the Pilot episode along with A Rivalry Revival last night on Pokèmon TV and out of nowhere I started crying. Like I was fine then all of a sudden I just got overcome, it was so extraordinary. I was in my late teens when Ash's journey began and when he saw Ho-Oh in the sky but it was unidentified, I'm a 44 year old man now so I guess that's why.
I don't think it's going to be the same without him and Pikachu but at the same time I'm looking forward to seeing what the Anime has in store for us with the new Protagonists.
Welcome back Ask, Brock and Misty. It looks incredible. New world of Pokemon with new Pokemons. Awesome. Yess, Pikachu welcome back.
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