After 25 years of coaching, adventuring, and assembly new mates alongside the means, Ash Ketchum has lastly achieved his life lengthy dream of changing into the world’s greatest Pokémon trainer. In the newest episode of the anime Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series Ash beat Leon in the Pokémon World Coronation Series, thus changing into the No. 1-ranked trainer in the present’s world.
In the anime, the Pokémon World Coronation Series is a world championship that brings collectively the greatest trainers from throughout all areas — together with earlier champions like the fearsome Cynthia and others like Iris, Steven, and Lance. Of course, Ash didn’t pull off the win all by himself. His pal, Pikachu, was there for each step of the means. His ultimate crew that allowed him to clinch the world title had Pikachu, Dracovish, Gengar, Sirfetch’d, Lucario, and Dragonite.
The match ended with an intense showdown between Pikachu and Leon’s Charizard. It feels applicable, provided that Pikachu is the solely considered one of Ash’s Pokémon who has caught with him all through his 25-year journey. Typically, Ash begins every new area with a brand new crew, whereas all the time conserving Pikachu on it.
So his victory is a little bit of a tear-jerker — particularly as the present options cameos from Ash’s earlier Pokémon companions and previous journey buddies, like Brock, Misty, May, Max, Cilan, Dawn, and others.
Fans stateside should wait to look at the full episode in English. The episode simply broadcast in Japan and can air worldwide someday “in the future,” in line with a information launch. However, if this makes you nostalgic you’ll be able to go and watch the first season of the retro present on Netflix now.
Fans flocked to social media platforms to share collectively in the pleasure of lastly seeing Ash obtain his dream with one individual describing it as a “special, legendary, historic day.” Before this, Ash’s incapability to succeed in his championship objective had been a recurring joke, as a result of it simply appeared like it could by no means occur — Ash neither aged or beat the top trainer of a area, not to mention the world.
This shouldn’t be a dream, that is actual life.
This day, on November eleventh, 2022, Satoshi/Ash Ketchum grew to become the new World Champion. 25 years in the making. He did it.
What a particular, legendary, historic day. This won’t ever get previous. I’m so happy with him. pic.twitter.com/nAWl4PmKLJ
— Angel (4-4) (@Games23_) November 11, 2022
As a fan, it might probably’t however assist really feel bittersweet. Now that Ash has achieved his dream, what lays forward for him and the anime? The Pokémon Company has not introduced plans for a brand new Pokémon sequence with a brand new protagonist, however that hasn’t stopped followers from speculating that Ash’s journey could be coming to an finish. Whatever occurs although, it’s good figuring out that with persistence and the proper mates, even a dorky boy with a naughty Pikachu can obtain his goals.