Pokémon Gets New Anime In 2023 Featuring New Characters

Ash's journey will end with a set of special episodes.


The official website of Pokémon announced Dec 16, 2022, that the franchise is getting a new anime series featuring an original story and new main characters, including popular Pokémon such as Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games.

The protagonists of the new Pokémon anime are a girl and a boy named Liko and Roy. The anime will air in 2023 “and beyond”.

A new trailer was also revealed to commemorate the announcement.

The upcoming anime will only commence after the conclusion of the currently airing Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series.

Ash’s journey will be concluded with special episodes, which will be aired to commemorate his historic win as a Pokémon Champion, as well as a tribute from Pokémon to the fans who have been with Ash throughout his journey.

The forthcoming special episodes not only celebrate our hero’s monumental achievement, but they also serve as an expression of gratitude from Pokémon to all the fans who have joined Ash and Pikachu along the way,” the official website wrote.

The specials will start airing from Jan 13, 2023. It will consist of 11 episodes.

More details about the new Pokémon anime will be revealed later.

Ash Ketchum had finally achieved his goal of becoming the world’s greatest Pokémon trainer in the latest episode of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys, which premiered in Japan on Nov 11, 2022. 

Pokémon anime first premiered on TV Tokyo in April 1997. The anime franchise has seven sequential series, all based on an installation of Pokémon video game.

Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series is the twenty-fifth and current season of the Pokémon anime series, and the third and final season of Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Source: Official Website

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