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Pokemon Is Ending The Journey Of Ash And Pikachu, New Series With New Characters Coming
The Pokémon franchise has reinvented itself with improved animation and stronger story arcs, all building up to the moment Ash Ketchum finally became a world champion at the Pokémon World Coronation Series Masters Eight Tournament. However, The Pokémon Company is finally retiring Ash and Pikachu and starting an all-new series.
A new trailer released by The Pokémon Company reveals that the final arc of the "Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series" anime will kick off in Japan on January 13, 2023, with 11 special episodes celebrating Ash's 25-year journey. The official press release says the episodes will "offer a glimpse at what the future may hold" for Ash, so fans may even see Ash growing up!
There is no word on when the episodes will premiere in the West, but Netflix has the streaming rights and they should air at some point in 2023. After those 11 episodes, a brand new anime series will premiere in April 2023, with new protagonists named Liko and Roy in the Japanese version, and also feature starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.