Meet Captain Pikachu: Pokémon’s Latest Addition to Post-Ash Series

Pokemon drops a new trailer for the upcoming Horizons anime. It gives viewers a glimpse of the brand’s new characters as well as Captain Pikachu.

The Pokemon Company has released a trailer for Pokemon Horizons. The show is the most recent in the series and kicks off a new story without Ash Ketchum.

The trailer is primarily focused on new trainer Liko the young woman who starts her Pokemon journey to not only discover herself but also discover the truth about a mysterious pendant that may be connected to some of the most powerful pocket monsters in the Paldea region. Liko is accompanied by her adorable companion Sprigatito as well as Roy the trainer with a strange Pokeball who wants to challenge and conquer “the Pokemon from the legends.”

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Beyond the two new protagonists, the trailer also briefly shows off Horizons‘ supporting cast of characters and focuses on the Rising Volteckers. A research team with the specialized expertise that travels around the world in an airship studying Pokemon The group is headed by Professor Fried and his well-known sidekick Captain Pikachu. How this team will factor into the narrative remains unknown but it seems likely they’ll aid Liko as well as Roy in their travels across Paldea.

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Details on Pokemon Horizons’plot are scarce, but one significant aspect that fans are struggling to comprehend is the disappearance of Ash Ketchum, who served as the main character of the show for more than two years. The beloved character ended his story in just a few emotional episodes before he officially walked away into the sunset. became the Pokemon champion in 2022. While it’s not clear if the new heroes are related to Ash the character, many of his fans believe that Liko is Ash’s daughter. Horizons were created several years after the original trainer’s story ended.

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As with previous Pokemon anime, Horizons will whisk audiences away to the Paldea region, a place that was first introduced in the most recent Pokemon games Scarlet and Violet. Fans will see Liko, Roy, and their new pals meet familiar and brand-new creatures from the pocket. They’ll be able to meet the leaders scattered around Paldea.

The series will air on April 14. The entire anime’s previous seasons are available on Netflix.

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