Ash Ketchum’s journey is finallynearing the end, allowing new characters to take over once the season concludes. Ash’s journey is one thing, but if you thought you won’t get to see Pikachu too, think again. It’s not surprising, but Pikachu is meant to stay.
The iconic pokémon will continue to appear in the anime but in a different way.
On Friday, The Pokémon Company revealed two new characters on its official Twitter account. One of them is a pikachu and will act as a partner alongside the other character Friede. The duo would accompany the new protagonists, Liko and Roy, in the upcoming anime.
Friede is a pokémon professor, but unlike the ones confined to their labs for most of the time, he is a traveling professor. His partner is Captain Pikachu, who wears a proud and determined expression on his face and a captain’s hat on his head.
The new anime series will debut on April 14 after the conclusion of the eleven-episode “Aiming to be a Master” story arc. It will be adapted from the game Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet and feature Pokémon like Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Rayquaza (in shiny form).
Taito Okiura, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International, said that Pikachu would continue to have a significant presence in the anime and remain an icon for the brand.
We did expect Pikachu to stay, but having him in the main team again feels a little redundant. Pikachu could be added in several ways elsewhere, even if it had to be a main character. Maybe we might get to see that; imagine a delinquent Pikachu with Team Rocket! Wouldn’t that be crazy?
Pokémon was first released in 1996 and is set up in a world where humans catch monsters and store them in pocket-sized poke-balls.
They are creatures with an affinity to certain elements and some superhuman abilities related to that element.
Revolving around a teenage boy Ash Ketchum, Pokémon takes us through his journey to becoming the most accomplished Pokémon trainer the world has ever seen.
Source: Comic Natalie
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