New Characters, Revamped Vermilion City Revealed from ‘Pocket Monsters’ Anime!

Two new characters have been revealed from the upcoming Pocket Monsters anime.

Professor Sakuragi is a Pokemon researcher who works at Sakuragi Laboratory in Kanto’s Vermilion City. He supports Ash and Gou while their out on their journeys to different regions. His voice actor will be Yuichi Nakamura, who played N in Best Wishes.

Koharu is a 10-year old girl who goes to school and owns a loving Yamper. She’s Professor Sakuragi’s daughter and has been friends with Gou since they were young. Her voice actress will be Kana Hanazawa.

Sakuragi Laboratory will be the central hub and starting point of Ash and Gou’s adventures to different regions. Pokemon revealed three visuals of Sakuragi Laboratory and one of Vermilion City. The city is much larger than when Ash, Misty, and Brock visited it in season one!

 

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  1. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
    Nyora

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    And Ash is not gonna notice annnnnyyyyt changes....
     
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  2. A Dragon of Destiny The Ultimate Dragon
    A Dragon of Destiny

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    The rooms seem to be like the old games where it’s just a box surrounded by void.
     
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  3. SupStar Aspiring Trainer
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    I assume they'll call him Professor Sakura in English
    Sakuragi just means Sakura Tree, which obviously doesn't sound as good of a name in English...
     
  4. Wavestripe Med Student
    Wavestripe

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    Koharu is so cute and I'm living for it!!
     
  5. Swampert Full Art #GROOKEYGANG
    Swampert Full Art

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    Waifu alert! Waifu alert!
     
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  6. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

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    ... she's 10 years old.
     
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  7. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

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    she's also not real
     
  8. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
    Winkachu

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    This going to go dirty real fast ahhhh.
     
  9. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
    KeoKeo

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    Sakuragi = Cherry Tree.
    Professor Cherry.
     
  10. xTITAN Training Aspirer
    xTITAN

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    This is super cool. Glad to see that they are actually changing stuff up, if only a little.
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    So THIS is what they were building in that empty plot of land...

    ...a whole flippin' megacity!
     
  12. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    So I assume the Ash's story will be rebooted, right? That would be cool like other Pokemon series. #SaltAlert
     
  13. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
    crystal_pidgeot

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    ...and this is how it starts.
     
  14. ShaunTheBoufflant Like No One Ever Was
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    considering the big tower in the background, the seaside city type setting, and the fact the galar region is based on the UK, i wonder if this'll be there version of blackpool hahaha
     
  15. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    im calling it, Sakuragi runs Pokemon Home.
     
  16. Volkner123 Better Pokemon trainer than Ash will ever be
    Volkner123

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    No it's not in the Galar region. It's Vermillion City in Kanto.
     
  17. ghost fairy champion Aspiring Trainer
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    i want a game which goes across ALL regions, thatd be awesome even if we did have to pay a lot more

    with actual voices for characters and every character from games and the show too
     
  18. cardgjammer Aspiring Trainer
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    I wonder if, after his victory vs. Kukui(as of now, in Japan), the plot of the upcoming anime pokemon series is becoming "Ash mentors comrade. Will comrade take Ash's lessons to heart, and achieve a successful journey?", meaning his companion, Go, is due to get training from Ash over the course of the Sw/Sh gen of the pokemon anime. That looks like a series that signals a protagonist change: from the journeyman that is Ash to the newbie nature of Go... Wait a second... Does that imply that Vermillion City/Galar is Ash's last dance in the spotlight?

    ^ If so, the main phase of Ash's pokemon journey could be technically over, as he takes the role of mentor on the upcoming leg of his adventures, but will the implied main protagonist shift hit the viewer numbers?
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019