Pokémon fans in the United States will finally see the continuation of Ash’s quest to become World Champion in June.
Pokémon Company International has announced the next episode of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the United States on June 23, 2023. A teaser trailer has also been released, featuring the battles. Ash’s battle against other coaches competing at the World Championships, including Steven, Cynthia, and Leon. While the number of episodes for this third batch has not been confirmed, it is likely that it will contain roughly the same number of episodes as the first two. Fans will also get the chance to watch a collection of special episodes celebrating Ash and Pikachu’s journey at the end of Ultimate Journey.
In December 2022, The Pokémon Company revealed Ash and Pikachu’s journey would come to an end, marking the end of a 25-year legacy. The announcement came shortly after the duo were crowned World Champions, fulfilling a dream Ash had had since the beginning of the series. The final episode, titled “Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!” aired in Japan on March 24, 2023.
The End of Ash and Pikachu
Fans shed tears, both happy and sad, as they watched Ash and Pikachu declare victory at the World Championships and their final episodes in the series. Sarah Natochenny, the English voice actress who has played Ash for 17 years, left a message for fans: “If I could speak as Ash Ketchum, I would say what Sarah Natochenny would say, and that’s a quote from Jason Page’s song, ‘Be the best you’ve ever been.’” Rika Matsumoto, Ash’s Japanese voice actor for the past 26 years, barely made it past the final recording. and because her emotions almost overwhelm her. Matsumoto wrote a heartwarming message for fans, saying, “I would be happy if Satoshi [Ash] can live forever in people’s hearts.”
Following the reveal of Ash and Pikachu’s final adventures, Pokémon has also announced a new series called Pokémon Horizons: The Series, which is based on Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region and features two new characters. Pokémon Horizons follows Riko, who wears a mysterious pendant around her neck, and her partner Sprigatito along with her friend Roy, who possesses a mysterious Pokéball and hopes to defeat “Pokémon”. In legendary”. The two also meet Professor Friede and his partner, Captain Pikachu.
The final episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will premiere exclusively on Netflix on June 23.
Source: Pokémon Company, YouTube