Ash and Pikachu could be leaving the Pokemon anime, however a brand new sea-faring tackle the electrical mouse pocket monster is ready to hitch the brand new important solid.
It has been an extended journey, however the Pokemon anime is lastly gearing as much as say goodbye to everybody’s favorite coach, Ash Ketchum. Over in Japan, the anime is at present wrapping issues up, with Ash galavanting round along with his authentic pair of pals, Brock and Misty, with various reunions of previous favourites happening. However with Ash not set to be the protagonist of the Pokemon anime, there’s additionally been the lingering difficulty of not having Pikachu in the principle story. Seems The Pokemon Firm has that coated by introducing a brand new Pikachu: Captain Pikachu.
Pikachu is the collection’ important mascot, so it might have been bizarre to have an anime with out him. However as revealed on the official Pokemon Twitter, a brand new character is being launched who has Captain Pikachu as a companion Pokemon. This coach, Friede, will journey with the brand new protagonists Liko and Roy, however not far more has been shared exterior of that.
“For 27 years, Pikachu has been synonymous with the Pokémon franchise and we stay up for seeing this beloved Pokémon proceed to have a big presence within the animated collection and stay an icon for the model,” stated Taito Okiura, vp of promoting for The Pokémon Firm Worldwide, in a press release (thanks, Polygon).
Holding Pikachu within the anime appears like a sensible transfer to maintain individuals watching, as he is among the finest elements of the collection simply due to how actually loveable he’s.
There’s additionally the likelihood that we’ll study extra concerning the new Pokemon anime collection quickly, as tomorrow (February 27), a Pokemon Presents broadcast is being held to have a good time Pokemon day. We in all probability will not see a brand new important recreation collection announcement, although perhaps we’ll lastly see Detective Pikachu 2 or Pokemon Sleep there? Or higher but, a brand new Thriller Dungeon recreation.
We’re supplying you with a primary have a look at two new characters from the upcoming, all-new Pokémon animated collection!
Introducing Friede and his companion Pokémon, Captain Pikachu, who accompany our protagonists throughout their adventures!
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— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 24, 2023