Ash Ketchum has been the Pokemon anime's main protagonist for decades, taking fans through countless regions, seasons, and pocket monster battles in over one thousand episodes to date. As the Masters 8 Tournament readies to come to an end, with Ash facing down world champion Leon, the English Dub is playing catch-up to the episodes that have already arrived in Japan. Now, Netflix has unveiled a new promo for Pokemon: Ultimate Journeys, which will have Ash confronting some major hurdles.
The Masters 8 Tournament has seen Ash joined by some of the strongest Pokemon trainers in the world today, with Ketchum battling his way to the top of the ladder to finally take on the Galar/World Champion, Leon. Managing to recently defeat Cynthia in a one-on-one battle, Ash might very well become the top trainer in the world, which leaves the question of where the series could go should Ash achieve his dream. Will Pokemon decide to follow a new protagonist with Ash becoming the new hurdle for others to overcome? Will Goh take the reins as he moves toward attempting to find Mew? Needless to say, whatever comes next for the anime will have plenty of options to explore.
The Official Pokemon Twitter Account took the opportunity to release the new promo to give English Dub fans a look at the events that lead up to the Masters 8 Tournament as well as the tournament itself which will determine the future for Ash Ketchum:
Embark on an all-out adventure in Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series!— Pokémon (@Pokemon) October 10, 2022
The stakes have never been higher as Ash, Goh, and Chloe face their toughest challenges yet! Starting 10/21 on @NetflixFamily, watch as our heroes set off—with more surprises along the way! pic.twitter.com/RxmExUye5k
Pokemon Journeys coming to an end is understandable as the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, the newest entries to the Nintendo Switch, will introduce a new region to the universe. The question arises whether or not Ash will be the one to lead us to the new region or if another trainer might take the crown following the Masters 8 Tournament. The next season has yet to reveal its name though it has a lot to live up to in the wake of Journeys' story.
Are you hyped for the arrival of Pokemon Ultimate Journeys this month? Do you think Ash will continue carrying the torch? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Pokemon.