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New Pokemon Series Will Not Feature Ash and Pikachu

The Pokémon Company today announced a new animated Pokemon series that will follow a never-before-seen storyline and characters — including dual protagonists named Liko and Roy in the Japanese version of the series — as they set off on action-packed adventures across the Pokémon world.

The new Pokemon series will premiere across markets in 2023 and beyond, and it will feature Paldea first partner Pokémon Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games (buy now at Amazon), as well as the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza in its Shiny form.

Pokemon Series Will Not Feature Ash and Pikachu

Fans can look forward to unraveling the mysteries of the Pokémon world – from exciting Trainer battles to fun Pokémon encounters.

The upcoming story will debut after the current season of the Pokémon animation, Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, which features Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu winning the Masters Eight Tournament of the Pokémon World Coronation Series.

Pokemon Series Will Not Feature Ash and Pikachu

Following Ash’s historic win as Pokémon World Champion — the culmination of his adventures spanning 25 seasons — fans can commemorate his storied journey with a collection of special episodes to conclude Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series.

These episodes will feature fan-favorite Pokémon and characters, including Misty and Brock, and they will provide a glimpse at what the future may hold for the world’s strongest Trainer in this final chapter for Ash and his Pikachu.

The forthcoming special episodes not only celebrate Ash’s monumental achievement, but they also act as an expression of gratitude from Pokémon to all the fans who have joined him and his partner Pokémon Pikachu along the way.

Fans can also look forward to what’s to come in the new animated Pokemon series, which will represent everything they love about Pokémon animation, including action, adventure, friendship and Pokémon.

In Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, the stakes are higher than ever for Ash, Goh, and Chloe as they work to achieve their goals.

The series continues the trio’s adventures as researchers and Trainers based out of Cerise Laboratory in Kanto.

As the Pokémon World Coronation Series tournament heats up, intensive training is in store for Ash, Pikachu, and their Pokémon friends. Meanwhile, Goh embarks on a series of challenging trial missions on the road to becoming a member of Project Mew.

And as Chloe and Eevee learn about the different evolutionary paths that Eevee can take, will they be able to come to a decision about its future?