There Will Be No More Ash in the Pokémon Anime With the Release of the New Series

  • Samanta Blumberg

The Pokémon anime has been a beloved series for decades, with fans around the world eagerly awaiting each new episode. Recently, the series announced the reveal of a new series, marking the end of the current protagonist Ash Ketchum's journey.

Ash Ketchum has been the protagonist of the Pokémon anime since the show's inception in 1997. Throughout his journey, he has encountered a variety of Pokémon, made many friends, and grown as a trainer. He has become a beloved character to fans, who have watched and cheered him on through his ups and downs.

Later in the year, a new animated series set in the Paldea region will launch and star two new trainers, Liko and Roy.

The new series is set in the Scarlet/Violet region of Paldea. The two young trainers, Liko and Roy, are joined by the three starters of that region: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. A shiny Rayquaza also appears in the trailer, hinting at some exciting possibilities for the new series. The trailer also teases the appearance of some of the more powerful and rare Pokémon, such as Legendary and Mythical creatures. Moreover, the trailer suggests that the show will focus on the duo's journey through the Paldea region as they seek to discover its hidden secrets.

The 11 special episodes of Ash and Pikachu's final chapter will provide a grand send-off to the beloved duo. It will feature some of the most memorable moments and battles from Ash's travels. Fans will also get to see some familiar faces from Ash's past, such as Misty and Brock. These episodes will also explore the bond between Ash and Pikachu, which has been a cornerstone of the anime since its inception.

The new series will be a complete shift from the previous one, with a new region and characters. It will be interesting to see how the show will redefine the franchise as it moves away from its roots. It will be exciting for fans to discover the new region of Paldea and its inhabitants.

The news was met with both excitement and sadness from longtime fans of the show. Despite the sadness, fans are eager to see what the new series will bring. The Pokémon Company has promised that the new series will be full of exciting adventures and thrilling battles.

The show will also bring a new level of authenticity to the Pokémon world. The animation will be more detailed and realistic than ever before, and the show will feature more realistic dialogue and more believable character interactions. The show will also feature a range of new music, featuring both classic and original compositions.


The end of Ash Ketchum's journey is bittersweet as fans of the series say goodbye to a beloved character. However, the reveal of a new series is sure to bring some excitement to the franchise. With a new protagonist, new characters, and new locations to explore, the new series is sure to be an exciting adventure for fans of the franchise.