Upcoming Pokemon Series to Feature Captain Pikachu, FINAL Episode of Ash’s Journey Revealed!
You didn’t really think the anime would ditch Pokemon’s mascot, did you?
TPCi has revealed the upcoming Pokemon anime series will feature Friede, a “battling Pokemon Professor,” and his partner Pokemon, Captain Pikachu. Friede is known for his skill in Pokemon battles. He will accompany Liko and Roy on their adventures around the Pokemon world.
It was previously revealed that the female protagonist, Liko, is from Paldea and wears a mysterious pendant that features the symbol for Terastalization. The male protagonist, Roy, is from Kanto and possesses an enigmatic Poke Ball (reminiscent of the GS Ball?).
The new series will debut on April 14th in Japan. A U.S. release date hasn’t been announced yet.
The second batch of episodes from Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series just released on Netflix in the United States. These episodes take the World Coronation Series up to the battle with Cynthia and Iris.
The third batch of episodes will release sometime in the coming months. These episodes conclude with Ash defeating Leon to become the Pokemon World Champion.
Then, we should get the special Aim to be a Pokemon Master episodes that follow Ash, Misty, and Brock’s final stories. These 11 episodes are currently airing in Japan. According to TPCi, the English episodes will be part of a collection that concludes Pokemon Ultimate Journeys.
The names and descriptions of the final Aim to be a Pokemon Master episodes have just been revealed for Japan. These are the last episodes of the anime storyline we’ve come to know over the last 26 years. This is the end.
March 10th: “Team Rocket’s Counterattack!”
Delibird has come to Jessie, James, Meowth and Wobbuffet from Team Rocket headquarters to deliver the Pokemon Team Rocket got from different regions! Overjoyed at seeing their old companions again, they launch a plan to get Pikachu that puts absolutely everything they have on the line.
Latias once again appears before Ash and Pikachu using its “Sight-Sharing” to show them Latios being attacked by Pokemon Hunters!
March 24th: “The Rainbow and the Pokemon Master!”
Ash and Pikachu return to Pallet Town and reunite with Gary, who asks Ash “How much closer are you to becoming a Pokemon Master, now that you’re the Champion?” Becoming a Pokemon Master has been Ash’s dream ever since he started his journey with Pikachu. Will Ash be able to find the answer to this question?!
The final episode will presumably see the return of Ho-Oh. It will be the 1,236th episode.
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
If you’re interested you can read my 2008 interviews with Masamitsu Hidaka, the original director of the Pokemon anime. In the interviews he talks about what would happen if Ash ever became a Pokemon Master, along with many other insights and tidbits about the Pokemon anime, including the original plan for the mysterious GS Ball.