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After becoming Pokémon champions, Ash and Pikachu’s journey ends January 13, 2023

Posted on December 16, 2022 by Tyler Nienburg

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Today the Pokémon Company announced that Ash and Pikachu’s journey is coming to an end after 25 years. There will be 11 more episodes for them and then their next anime series, Pokémon Ultimate Journeys begins.

This will be the first time the mainline won’t feature Ash and Pikachu. In the new anime there will be 2 new characters along with 3 Paldea starter Pokémon.

You can see the trailer announcement below:

It’s going to be an emotional goodbye for those who grew up watching Pokémon the last 25 years with Ash and Pikachu. This comes after they became champions as well. The new series will begin in April replacing two of the most iconic characters in Pokémon history.

Are you looking forward to what’s next for the Pokémon Anime?

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