Pikachu will be back in the new season, but his return will be a bit bitter

Pokémon will return for a new season in its anime-adapted program and will continue to feature Pikachu as the main protagonist creature and image of the franchise. However, the return of the yellow electric mouse will be a bit bitter for fans.

As fans of Pikachu’s adventures know, this time the little one will not have Ash Ketchum by his side, the legendary Pokémon trainer who won the International Championship after 25 years, proclaiming himself the best trainer in the world.

For The Pokémon Company, this triumph for Ash was the perfect time to hang up his jockey forever and say goodbye to pokemon, which is why he’s now retired, and therefore Pikachu needs a new ally.

As a report published on the website of extra lifethe company and Nintendo have announced new main and secondary characters in the new batch of anime chapters, including the return of Pikachu… and his new trainer.

Pikachu’s new trainer

Pikachu’s new teacher will be Friede, who will accompany the fiery Captain Pikachu through the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple.

As we can see in the filtered image, Pikachu looks different from what we are used to, leaving aside his smiling and kind smile to look like a true captain.

From Pokémon they explained the importance of Pikachu in the long term for the franchise, unlike Ash: “For 27 years, Pikachu has been synonymous with the Pokémon group, and we want this beloved Pokémon to continue to have a relevant presence in the cartoon series and continue to be an icon of the brand”.