Pokemon Journeys just wrapped one of its most ambitious arcs to date, and it seems the series is ready to welcome another story into the fold. Not long after taking on Eternatus, Ash and Goh found themselves on a wild hunt for a special Pokemon. The pair were given a tip regarding Mew's location, so you can see why the pair were quick to follow up on the advice. Their arrival was met with apprehension as Mewtwo intercepted the trainers before they could get close to Mew. And as it turns out, Mewtwo wasn't necessarily pleased to see Ash again after the pair faced off back in the first Pokemon movie.
Once the two trainers made their way through the dangerous island, Ash and Goh end up tumbling over a waterfall. When they awake, they find themselves in a grove where Mewtwo is currently living. As it turns out Ash recognizes the legendary, but unfortunately it does not seem like Mewtwo recognizes this current iteration of Ash.
It's been previously confirmed that the Mewtwo seen in Episode 46 of the series is the same one from Pokemon: The First Movie and Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION, and it's made apparent in the episode as well. Mewtwo does not seem to recognize Ash, but he still has the same values that he had in those films. It's revealed that he brought a flock of wild Pokemon to the island after he realized they had been abused by humans, and thus ends up battling Ash and Goh.
Wanting to know why they had come to the island, and what reason Goh needed to catch Mew, Mewtwo challenges the two of them to battle. Naturally, the two boys don't back down even from this challenge. They end up losing, but Mewtwo is delighted through the battle to find that the two of them have bonded so closely with their partner Pokemon.
After giving the two of them a nod of approval, Mewtwo takes the other wild Pokemon and leaves the island. He then suddenly transports both Ash and Goh back to Cerise's laboratory after the battle. But what did you think of Ash and Mewtwo's big reunion? Were you hoping to see more callbacks to their shared past? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!