Pok√©mon Anime Trailer Confirms Return Of Ash’s Old Pokemon

New episodes of the Pok√©mon anime will feature the return of Ash Ketchum’s old Pok√©mon, at least one of whom we’ll see in action. Airing since 1997, the Pok√©mon television series follows Ash, a young trainer from Pallet Town in the Kanto region, as he seeks to become a Pok√©mon Master. Throughout the show’s 23 seasons, Ash has moved multiple times to whatever the most recent region introduced in the video games is, catching powerful Pok√©mon and making numerous colorful friends along the way. Across hundreds of Pok√©mon battles, adventures with awe-inspiring legendary Pok√©mon, and humorous run-ins with the villainous Team Rocket, Ash always has his trusty Pikachu by his side.

The latest season of the anime, Pokémon Journeys, corresponds to the Sword and Shield video games, set in the Galar Region. However, in a break from tradition, rather than remaining within that region and completing the gym (or equivalent) challenges to enter the Pokémon League, Ash is traveling between all eight of the regions with his newest companion, Goh. Part 4 of the series just hit Netflix in March, and Part 5 will arrive in June.

Serebii.net, a fan-run Pok√©mon news and database website, shared the Japanese trailer for upcoming episodes of the Pok√©mon anime featuring the return of Ash’s old Pok√©mon. The trailer teases a team called Project Mew that is searching for the mythical Pok√©mon, as well as the returns of Ash’s rival Gary Oak from the Kanto region and his traveling companion Iris, a dragon-type trainer from Unova. A quick shot shows Ash on a visit to Professor Oak’s lab alongside Charizard, Totodile, Corphish, Buizel, Krookodile, Hawlucha, and more of his old Pok√©mon. His Infernape has apparently been missing for a while, so Ash searches for the monkey-like Pok√©mon, which he later uses in battle with the legendary Moltres. Watch the trailer below:

The Pok√©mon anime has been on the air for so long and Ash has caught so many different Pok√©mon, that fans remember the team members they saw him with while they were kids very fondly. Fans of the original series will likely be quick to tear up recalling Ash and Butterfree’s heartfelt goodbye. The majority of his old companions last appeared in the finale of the Black & White series that aired in 2013. A few of the Pok√©mon seen in the trailer made an appearance in the most recent Sun & Moon series, though it’s been a while since we’ve seen the majority of them. Many fans will be overjoyed to see much of the gang again, but sticklers for the less well-remembered Pok√©mon will be disappointed if Ash’s Squirtle, Pidgeot, Primeape, and a few others not seen properly since their departure, continue to be absent.

As Ash is traveling across all eight of the regions, it’s the perfect time to reintroduce his old Pok√©mon ‚Äď including those that have truly been forgotten ‚Äď as well as characters such as Iris and Gary. Nostalgia has always been the name of the game with a franchise as long-lived and beloved as Pok√©mon, but with New Pok√©mon Snap and long-awaited Sinnoh remakes,¬†Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl coming to Switch, it’s high time for a trip down memory lane. Ash’s Infernape, originally from the Sinnoh region, is no doubt featured heavily because of the remakes, which is a nice treat for fans who have been campaigning for those games for so long. The latest episodes of the Pok√©mon anime have something for current fans and veterans, and as old friends come together to face new challenges, there may be more surprises than the trailer lets on.

Source: Serebii.net

Originally from https://screenrant.com/pokemon-anime-trailer-ash-old-return-video/

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