Ash Ketchum also known as Satoshi in the Japanese version of the series has been finally announced to be leaving the gigantic Pokemon franchise for good. It was announced earlier this month when an episode of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series was released. In that episode, the long journey of Ash’s dream to achieve the World Champion of the Pokemon world was finally achieved.
It was a fleet that was first laid on the viewers of the millions 25 years ago in 1997. Since the release of this franchise, we have seen so many episodes related to the series where we saw Ash and his friends going on a new adventure every week without worrying anything about reaching the ultimate dream or end of the anime.
We had always that Ash will keep on portraying as the main character of the series but the recent news and events say something otherwise. The animating studio of the franchise said that Ash is leaving the Pokemon franchise and we won’t see him in the future of the franchise.
This indicates that there will be a new installment for the series but there won’t be Ash Ketchum or Pikachu. Yes, we will be having a series of Pokemon where we won’t hear the words “Pika-Pika” ever again. But why is Ash is leaving the Pokemon?
Well, this question has been asked by many of the fans of the franchise who had a part of their childhood laid in the Pokemon series, and suddenly hearing that Ash won’t be a part of the franchise came as a shock and thus they want to why is Ash leaving Pokemon. We have brought you all the answers you are looking for Ash and the future of the Pokemon series. With that being said, here are the answers.
Why Is Ash Leaving Pokemon?
The very reason this franchise started in the first place was when we saw Ash leaving his town on a journey to become the world’s best Pokemon trainer. The latest installment of the franchise Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series has been going on for three years now and the recent events of the series have been highlighting the tournament that will determine the World Champion of the Pokemon.
And yes, naturally we did have Ash competing in the tournament as well and as you guessed it, he indeed won and achieved his dream. Thus, our lifelong journey for us has come to an end and the Studio in charge of the anime has announced that Ash’s journey will come to an end with him having achieved his dream of 25 years of screen time.
This may have come as a shock to the old fans, but the anime studio has finally decided to conclude the Journey of Ash which we thought would never come to an end but all good things must come to an end. With that said, there will be a new series starting in the spring of 2023 featuring new characters in the franchise with dreams, Pokemon, adventure, and many more things. But the fate of Ash and Pikachu is from the end yet as the franchise has still the last few episodes for our main character.
Ash’s Journey Will Come To And End In Pokemon
As said earlier, the latest installment of the series is still here and the last 11 episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will begin on January 13th, 2023 to mark the end of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series with Ash and Pikachu’s journey altogether.
Even though the 10-year-old Ash has become the World Champion he still has some final things to achieve and the remaining 11 episodes of the series will be narrating that to us. A note for the final episodes also said that this finale will give us a glimpse of what the future may hold for Ash and Pikachu and also it will be a special thanks from the Pokemon to the fans all over the world who had watched and loved the series.
So make sure to watch the final 11 episodes starting from January 13th, 2023 of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series featuring Ash and Pikachu released on various platforms such as Pokemon’s Official Youtube Channel or on Netflix as well.
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