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What's going to happen to James?
All the voice actors from the Pokemon Anime are starting to get older, so with how VAs are handled in Japan, they will all have to be retired in time. So he will probably be retired.

I mean the voice actress for Ash is 54 and has been the same person from the start.
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I got mixed feeling about this, its like letting go of someone who has been real close to you for 25 years. Ash and Pikachu were not only my first friends but my first teachers. I learned the word Pikachu before joining a school and started drawing the Pokémon cartoons. I am truly gonna miss these guys. Not sure, what the future holds for them. But, I would've loved to see Ash age and explore a little more, destroy team rocket once and for all. Have a final battle with Giovanni. Catch Ho-oh and literally become a Pokémon Master. Right now, he is a Champion, strongest in the world but being a Pokémon Master is not only about being the strongest trainer, its all about understanding Pokémon and respecting their feelings. In a sense, Ash is already a Pokémon Master. There have been times when Ash kept his feelings aside and let his Pokémon choose for themselves. This is what a true Pokémon Master is.
In my opinion, Ash has always been a Pokémon Master, and now he is The World Champion. There couldn't have been a better way to end Ash and Pikachu's journey. This is the end of an era. You will always be missed. No one can replace you!

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I'm mostly concerned about this also being Team Rocket's departure. The talking Meowth made them all the more special and unique then pretty much all the other characters in the show in my opinion.

I'm sure i'll pass on watching this new Gen 9 series if Team rocket won't be in it.

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im personally very excited for this, this has been needed for a while. that doesnt mean that i wont miss ash and pikachu, theyre a huge staple of the series and i am curious if pikachu will stay the pokemon mascot, or if it will change to something different. i am also curious to see how the new main character is personality wise.

i will also miss team rocket, and i am curious to see who will be the new main villains.

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im personally very excited for this, this has been needed for a while. that doesnt mean that i wont miss ash and pikachu, theyre a huge staple of the series and i am curious if pikachu will stay the pokemon mascot, or if it will change to something different. i am also curious to see how the new main character is personality wise.

i will also miss team rocket, and i am curious to see who will be the new main villains.
Yeah I’ve also been thinking about the new mascot. Pikachu is so iconic, closest well get is Eevee and maybe Meowth but those have served their time too so I’m not sure if they’ll use them. Looks like the protagonist has a Sprigatito and I wonder if that one will become a new mascot or if they’ll shift it up each year with each new gen. Either way Riko has a cute design and Sprig is adorable so I look forward to it! ❤️

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Yeah I’ve also been thinking about the new mascot. Pikachu is so iconic, closest well get is Eevee and maybe Meowth but those have served their time too so I’m not sure if they’ll use them. Looks like the protagonist has a Sprigatito and I wonder if that one will become a new mascot or if they’ll shift it up each year with each new gen. Either way Riko has a cute design and Sprig is adorable so I look forward to it! ❤️
yeah! i didnt think abt sprigatito potentially becoming the new mascot, but i wouldn't be opposed. they're a cute pokemon and i think it would work well.
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From what I can tell, the one special that is airing before the 11 Episode Final Arc is about the Ash in the new movie universe. He is wearing the same hat that he has worn in the other new movies. They could very well continue making movies with Ash. While the last one was good, it wasn't the greatest one to be the final movie. Not counting the remake of the first movies, we are sitting at 17 movies total. I think it would be nice to make at least three more in the new movie universe.
You're right, I've just been watching the first episode. It's a real shame that Ash's reboot story is also coming to an end, so I really hope we have a satisfying conclusion.

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I'm mostly concerned about this also being Team Rocket's departure. The talking Meowth made them all the more special and unique then pretty much all the other characters in the show in my opinion.

I'm sure i'll pass on watching this new Gen 9 series if Team rocket won't be in it.
If it's a true 'hard reboot' I would expect them to be leaving/replaced as well and new villains to show up. That's what a 'hard reboot' means. Funny how everyone complains about how the villains in the anime are 'bad' and shouldn't be 'jokes' yet when people are given what they want... the contradict themselves and then claim they never wanted it in the first place. I'm not saying you are one of these people I'm just generally speaking here.

Pretty ridiculous excuse to not watch it but you do you
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I'm currently believing that this saga will not focus as much on battles and will instead be more focused on research and exploration.
I don't really care about research side of things given that Journeys was simi like that. But this is what I am hoping for. Exploration and Story. I am sure there will still be plenty of battling it is pokemon after all. But it doesn't have to be the main focus.

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All I could say is good riddance to one of the worst protagonists in fiction history. Goodbye Ash Ketchum. You will not be missed. Pikachu? Good riddance to you too while you're here!