After over two decades of adventure, Ash Ketchum’s journey in the world of Pokémon is set to come to an end.
The official Pokémon YouTube channel posted a new video that shows highlights from throughout Ash’s quest, followed by an announcement that states an 11-episode series — which will start on January 13, 2023 — will show the final chapter of Ash and Pikachu’s story. This section is accompanied by a nostalgic remix of the backing track of the show’s iconic first English theme song.
This is followed by a brief teaser for a new Pokémon series that will follow new characters Riko and Roy as they begin their own journey alongside the recent Paldea region’s starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. This new story will begin in April, 2023.
Check out the Pokémon Ultimate Journeys trailer below:
The Pokémon anime started in 1997 and has followed Ash Ketchum (or Satoshi in the Japanese version) and his Pikachu as they travel across various regions with a number of different friends and monsters in pursuit of becoming a Pokémon Master.