He’s done it! Ash has become a World Champion!
Ash Ketchum, the eternal 10-year-old Pokémon protagonist, has risen to the top of the Pokémon trainer world after 25 long years. In the most recent episode of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, which will be broadcast in English at a later date, the newly crowned world champion achieved his ultimate goal.
In the Ultimate Journeys episode, Ash and Pikachu win the Pokémon World Coronation Series Masters Eight Tournament. Ash’s team is put to the ultimate test in intense battles against highly skilled Pokémon trainers from around the world.
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Ash’s historic victory in the Pokémon World Coronation Series marked the end of a 25-year journey that began on April 1, 1997, with the premiere of the first season of the long-running anime franchise.
At the Manalo Conference, which served as the setting for Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ash previously became the Alola region’s first official Pokémon League Champion in 2019. The team had been without a championship for 22 years.
Pokémon has spawned numerous anime seasons, spinoffs, web series, manga, animated feature films, merchandise, and other forms of media based on the video game franchise of the same name.
Many people congratulated Ash on his long-awaited accomplishment on social media.
Veronica Taylor — the original English language dub actress for Ash — offered her congratulations on Twitter.
Current Ash Ketchum English voice actress Sarah Natochenny was also happy to hear of Ash’s win and expressed excitement for voicing him in the episode in the future.
Puerto Rican reggaetón rapper and singer Bad Bunny also offered praise for Ash in a Spanish tweet.
Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series is currently available on Netflix in the United States. The series is described as follows by the streaming service:
Ash Ketchum, a Pokémon Trainer, has a new plan: travel the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are off to the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon throughout the world. Ash meets Goh, another boy who is obsessed with Pokémon, and both are ecstatic when Professor Cerise invites them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master and Goh aiming to capture one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for an exciting adventure as they explore the vast world of Pokémon!