Pokémon prepares fans to say goodbye to Ash and Pikachu for good

Grab some tissues: Ash will be hanging up his hat next week, marking the end of a long, epic journey Pokemon‘s most popular duo.

Daily Dose of Anime reminded fans on its Facebook page that the final episode of Ash and Pikachu will air on March 24th in Japan. Ever since the news of Ash and Pikachu’s final adventure broke in December 2022, fans have been counting down the episodes until they’ve said goodbye to two characters they grew up with for 25 years – and that time is coming soon .

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In the preview of episode 11 of Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, Ash remembers how he always dreamed of becoming a Pokémon Master ever since he met Pikachu. The final episode teases Ash about reuniting with his old Pokémon friends like Butterfree, Bulbasaur, Charizard, and Squirtle. Ash even meets up with his old rival, Gary Oak. Although there are still many Pokémon in the world he hasn’t met, he’s looking forward to meeting more people and making more friends. Anipoke Fandom pointed out a touching change: Instead of telling fans at the end of the preview, “Everyone, go out and catch Pokémon,” Ash promises his best friend, “Pikachu, let’s stay together forever.”

Pokémon reunited Ash with old friends before his goodbye

In the episodes leading up to the final episode of Ash and Pikachu, Pokemon Ultimate Journeys have taken fans down a nostalgic road. Misty and Brock, Ash’s first traveling companions, returned. Ash also met his old Pokémon friends like Lapras and Butterfree, whom he captured and then released back in Season 1, leading to some heartbreaking reunions.

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After Ash and Pikachu’s exit, Liko and Roy will take center stage as new protagonists. Not only does Liko possess an “awesome follower,” but the young girl also has a strong personality. Her companion, Roy, has a mysterious Poké Ball and a goal to challenge the Legendary Pokémon. The two are joined by Friede and Captain Pikachu as they embark on their adventures. The new series will be broadcast in Japan on April 14th.

The final episode of Ash and Pikachu, “The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!” will air on March 24 in Japan.

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