Late final 12 months, the Pokémon Firm shocked the world with the announcement that Satoshi—higher recognized within the west as Ash Ketchum—can be bowing out because the enduring star of the long-running Pokémon anime. The corporate has began rolling out particulars in regards to the anime’s new heroes… and by revealing that Pokémon might by no means ditch its true mascot.
Introduced immediately, the brand new protagonists of the sequence Liko and Roy—and their accomplice Pokémon Quaxly, Sprigatito, and Fuecoco from the current Scarlet and Violet video games—might be joined by a mentor character named Friede. A Pokémon professor, Friede will information the younger heroes on their journey collectively, as they uncover the mysteries of the Pokémon world.
Friede can be a reasonably dangerous Pokémon professor with out his personal Pokémon although, so he’s going to be joined by… Captain Pikachu.
It’s a Pikachu, not the Pikachu—it’d be sort of insane if after booting him from the sequence Ash’s Pikachu simply determined to swan off with some new pals. Nevertheless it’s Pikachu. In a hat. That’s their present defining trait. It’s maybe not stunning that even the extremely daring transfer of retiring essentially the most iconic perpetual 10 12 months previous on the planet for a complete reboot, Pokémon remains to be enjoying some issues secure. Pikachu, in any case, is essentially the most well-known of all Pokémon, the mascot of the complete franchise in all its myriad mediums—as all issues go along with the Pokémon franchise, the extra issues change, the extra some issues keep the identical.
Not less than Captain Pikachu gained’t be a protagonist on the extent of Ash’s Pikachu, it appears—extra like a background character. And he a minimum of appears to be getting a little bit of persona of his personal in an try and differentiate him from the Pikachu everyone knows and love past his style in headwear. We’ll must see when the brand new Pokémon anime debuts later this 12 months, after Ash’s time with the sequence involves an in depth with a restricted epilogue sequence bidding farewell to the character.
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