Ash Ketchum finally wins the Masters Eight Tournament in the Pokemon anime
Posted on November 11, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
The Pokemon anime isn’t something we discuss here too often, but we’re making an exception due to a significant event in the series: Ash Ketchum is the official champion and has become the top Trainer in the Pokemon world after winning the Masters Eight Tournament of the Pokemon World Coronation Series. This just happened in the latest episode of Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, which premiered today in Japan and will air worldwide in the future. The win is significant since it’s a culmination of Ash’s adventures in the Pokemon world spanning 25 years.
Over the course of Ash’s journey which started in the Kanto region, Ash and his Pikachu have battled numerous rivals. They’ve participated in tournaments before, but they’ve come short of a tournament victory. Ash Ketchum now secured the title of the first-ever Pokemon League Champion at the Manalo Conference in the Alola region.
The Pokemon Company said that “Ash’s title of World Champion is also a significant pop culture milestone and celebration for Pokémon fans around the world who have remained committed to following his journey over the past 25 years.”
Taito Okiura, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International, said of today’s news: “Ash Ketchum’s determination and perseverance to achieve his goal of becoming the world’s top Pokémon Trainer over the course of 25 seasons represents the very best of what it means to be a Trainer. We cannot wait to celebrate this moment with Pokémon fans when the newest season of ‘Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series’ and this adventure-defining episode air around the world in the coming year. This is a season fans won’t want to miss!”
Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series can be seen on Netflix in the United States. More episodes will be made available in the future.
Source: Pokemon PR