The Pokémon anime will say goodbye to Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu after he finally accomplishes his 25-year goal of winning the World Championship. The much loved Pokémon franchise will thereafter premiere a new animated series with a new plot and cast of characters.

After Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series concludes, a new show will begin airing in every country in 2023. It will feature Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, the Pokémon for the Paldea region stars from the most recent video games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, as well as dual protagonists Liko and Roy.

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In the TV series Pokémon Ultimate Journeys, fans will know that Ash recently won the title of Pokémon World Champion. In a set of special episodes scheduled to run in 2023, they will watch the conclusion of Ash and Pikachu’s adventure.

The episodes are expected to include cameos by well-known characters, such as Misty and Brock, as well as a glimpse into Ash’s future.

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“To conclude Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, fans can enjoy a collection of special episodes commemorating Ash and his Pikachu’s 25-season journey to becoming Pokémon World Champion,” the press release read. “The episodes offer a glimpse at what the future may hold for the world’s strongest trainer in this final chapter for Ash and his Pikachu,” it further informed.

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Taito Okiura, Vice President of marketing for The Pokémon Company International, said in a statement, “Ash Ketchum’s determination and perseverance to achieve his goal of becoming the world’s top Pokémon Trainer over the course of 25 seasons represents the very best of what it means to be a Trainer. We cannot wait to celebrate this moment with Pokémon fans when the newest season of ‘Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series’ and this adventure-defining episode air around the world in the coming year. This is a season fans won’t want to miss!” he added.

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Even though Ash’s adventure seems to be done, the Pokémon story will resume in 2023 with new heroes. With the aid of the starter pocket monsters from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the new stars Liko and Roy will set out on their quest to become the best.