New Pokémon Animated Series Reveals Friede and Captain Pikachu

    A professor and his Pikachu.

    The Pokémon Company revealed two new characters that will be make their debut in the upcoming Pokémon animated series later in 2023. This new animated series will be the beginning of a new chapter following Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, which ends the long journey of Ash and Pikachu.

    Pokémon Professor Friede and Captain Pikachu will aid protagonists Liko and Roy in the new Pokémon animated series. These two characters will be vital toward solving the mysteries surrounding Liko’s pendant and Roy’s Poké Ball. Pikachu is the leading icon of the Pokémon anime series, and that legacy continues through Captain Pikachu.

    Friede and Captain Pikachu
    Friede and Captain Pikachu

    “As the Pokémon world expands and evolves, fans will be able to embark on a new journey of action, adventure and friendship through the eyes of unique characters like Friede and Captain Pikachu when the next animated series begins premiering later this year,” said Taito Okiura, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “For 27 years, Pikachu has been synonymous with the Pokémon franchise, and we look forward to seeing this beloved Pokémon continue to have a significant presence in the animated series and remain an icon for the brand.”

    Further details about the new Pokémon animated series will be revealed at a later date. In the meantime, fans may continue watching Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series on Netflix until the very end. Additionally, a Pokémon Presents digital event will be held on February 27 with the latest Pokémon news and new game announcements.  

    Lastly, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available now for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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