The Pokemon anime is preparing to say goodbye to longtime protagonist Ash Ketchum, but he still has one big goal to accomplish.
The Pokemon anime says goodbye to Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as the main characters of the series, but that doesn’t mean the character still doesn’t have some goals to achieve. The Pokemon journeys The anime finally saw Ash become World Champion, and recognized him as one of the greatest Pokémon trainers in history.
Ash was unable to win Pokémon League championships in many regions that he explored, so becoming World Champion was a significant moment for him to say the least. When Ash pulls off such an incredible feat, there isn’t much left for him to accomplish Pokemon world, which could be a big reason why the anime writers want to move on and focus on new main characters. However, there is still at least one thing left for Ash to do before he can truly be considered the very best that no one ever was.
The slogan for the original Pokemon anime series was “Gotta catch’em all” and Ash isn’t even close to achieving that particular goal. From the last episodes of Pokemon anime series, Ash hasn’t even caught 100 unique Pokémon, which is surprising considering how long he’s been on the show. Despite Ash being featured as the main hero in Pokemon anime series for over 25 years, he hasn’t even come close to catching all 1,008 Pokémon that exist in the franchise as of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
As of January Pokemon the anime series will air 11 more episodes focusing on Ash to conclude his adventures, and then it will transition to the new main characters, who live in the Paldea region. It’s highly unlikely that Ash will catch all the Pokémon he’s missing in the 11 episodes, especially since they seem to be more focused on him revisiting old friends. Considering this, it seems safe to say that Ash won’t catch them all when he and Pikachu leave the anime series.
Although Ash and Pikachu will no longer be the main characters in Pokemon anime series after the next 11 episodes are out, he may still appear every now and then. In fact, it’s a fan theory that’s one of the new ones Pokemon anime characters is Ash’s daughter, although it has not yet been confirmed by The Pokemon Company. Pokemon fans will have to tune in to the new episodes to know for sure, but regardless, it will be interesting to see if the anime is able to keep fans interested without Ash and Pikachu leading the charge.
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