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Ash’s latest Pokémon episodes will see the return of Brock and Misty.

Fan-favorite Pokémon characters Brock and Misty will return in the final episodes of series protagonist Ash.

The Pokémon anime will wrap up the 25-year storyline of Ash and Pikachu’s journey with three episodes starting airing in Japan next week.

Famitsu reveals that on the penultimate episode, which will air on February 20, Ash will face Misty as the pair compete to capture a wild Cluncher.

Then in the final episode, which will air on February 27, Ash and Pikachu will reunite with Brock and Misty in a storyline in which Brock is kidnapped by a wild Hatteren.

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In addition, the opening theme for the ending episodes was confirmed to be a remake of the 1997 anime’s opening theme.

Brock and Misty were constant companions of the protagonist Ash in the original Pokémon anime series, but eventually went their separate ways, making only cameo appearances in later years.

The Pokémon anime first debuted in 1997 in Japan and in 1998 in the United States. Ash and Pikachu have appeared in almost 1300 episodes as of 2022.

While other main characters have been featured in spin-offs, this marks the end of an ongoing storyline that would be over 25 years old at the time of its conclusion.

It was suspected that Ash’s story had come to an end when he finally achieved his goal of becoming the champion of the Pokémon League earlier this year. This goal is also the ultimate goal of all Pokémon video games.

The Pokémon Company stated that Ash’s long wait for his goal was deliberate, as they wanted to show young fans that it’s okay to lose and that traveling is an important part.

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