On October 16th, the popular anime “Pokemon Ultimate Journeys” aired its 136th episode. Following the broadcast, it was revealed that a new Pokemon series with a different main character would begin airing in April 2023.
Ash and Pikachu’s journey began in 1997, and 25 years later, Ash achieved his dream of becoming a true Pokemon master. Now that there is nothing left for Ash and Pikachu, fans were wondering what’s next for the Pokemon anime.
It was announced that the final episode of Pokemon Ultimate Journeys will be broadcasted on January 13, 2022. The new series will feature the main characters Liko (girl), and Roy (boy) who will have new dreams and adventures set in the Pokemon world. Their journey will begin with the help of starter pocket monsters from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Liko and Roy will encounter not only the Paldean Starter Pokemon Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, but also a Shiny Rayquaza in the region.
To commemorate Ash’s 25-year journey, a special episode will be broadcasted on December 23, 2022. The announcement of the new main characters is surprising to many fans who seemed to believe that Ash will continue his journey a little bit longer. However, it is possible that Ash and Pikachu will have some sort of role in the new Pokemon series. Maybe mentoring the new main characters. Little cameos here and there will be enough for Ash’s fans.
What are your thoughts on the character design of the new main characters? Will you still be watching the anime series even without Ash and Pikachu? Let us know your opinion in the comment section down below.