Pokemon Journeys did what many believed to be inconceivable, seeing Ash Ketchum and Pikachu grow to be the victors of the Masters 8 Event with the previous gaining the title of Pokemon World Champion in consequence. Whereas many believed that the anime sequence would proceed with Ash within the lead function to discover his standing as the highest of the meals chain, many predictions have been dashed when it was revealed that Ketchum and his trusty Pikachu have been retiring. Fortunately, followers can have time to say goodbye through a brand new particular and several other new episodes.

The official announcement for the upcoming episode dropping later this week reads as such from Pokemon’s web site:

“To have a good time Pokemon’s animated sequence’ twenty-five-year historical past, a particular episode known as “Pocket Monster: The Far Off Blue Sky” will air on Friday, December twenty third, 2022. We have known as upon employees from the unique 1997 sequence to provide us Ash and Pikachu’s “bizarre, big day” in a particular episode that is good for the final broadcast of the yr.”

The manufacturing employees additionally confirmed among the creators that helmed this undertaking together with director Kunihiko Yuyama, screenplay author Shouji Yonemura, character designers Sayuri Ichi’ishi and Shuhei Yasuda, in addition to musician Shinji Miyazaki.

Goodbye Ash

The Official Twitter Account for Pokemon’s anime sequence additionally shared new photographs from the upcoming particular which is able to act as the tv show’s closing entry for 2022 following the earth-shattering information that Ash and Pikachu’s tenure because the sequence leads could be drawing to an in depth:


Although Ash and Pikachu could be leaving the sequence as the celebs of the show, two new trainers are set to take the reins in Liko and Roy. Whereas few particulars have been revealed about these new trainers to date, a preferred concept is that the feminine coach Liko would possibly simply be the daughter of Ash sooner or later, sporting a hair clip that appears fairly acquainted to the emblem that Ketchum wears on his hat.

Are you unhappy to see Ash and Pikachu lastly depart the sequence after their twenty-plus-year historical past? Do you suppose Liko could be associated to Ketchum as per the favored fan concept? Be happy to tell us within the feedback or hit me up immediately on Twitter @EVComedy to speak all issues comics, anime, and the world of Pokemon.