Pokemon Journeys is now making its approach by its last climax as Ash Ketchum kicks off the ultimate Masters Tournament, and the most recent episode of the anime’s airing in Japan has lastly welcomed Leon’s youthful brother Hop (and a serious rival from the unique video games) to the sequence in full. Because the most recent iteration of the anime has eschewed the standard sample from previous anime releases and noticed Ash taking up all the world reasonably than simply the most recent area of Galar, most of the new characters launched in Pokemon Sword and Shield have but to have their correct anime introduction.

The latest episode of the sequence just lately airing in Japan formally kicked off the Masters Tournament between Ash and the opposite last seven opponents of the World Coronation Series. It means everybody has gathered in a single place to see all of it go down, and that features Leon’s brother Hop. As one would anticipate from one of many latest rivals from the video games, Hop instantly challenges Ash to a battle upon their first assembly and that additionally ends in just about the identical approach you’d anticipate too:

Episode 115 of Pokemon Journeys has just lately aired in Japan, and with it has began the Masters Tournament. Fully introducing the ultimate eight opponents of the match, Ash and Goh encounter Hop right exterior of the stadium. When the 2 of them come nose to nose, Hop challenges Ash to a battle regardless of realizing that Ash was one of many precise eight trainers. But this battle ends instantly when Pikachu takes out Hop’s Wooloo with a single assault in only a matter of seconds.

Hope’s laidback nature comes from the video games in addition to whereas he loses to Ash, he nonetheless retains an enormous smile on his face and he and Goh watch the beginning of the match collectively and ultimately see Leon tackle the primary match of the ultimate match. Hop seemingly will not be enjoying a essential function in the remainder of the sequence because it continues, however at the least now he’ll be one of many many faces having fun with all of it from the sidelines with Ash and Goh.


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