25 Years of Pokemon History in One Ash Portrait

When people think of “gotta catch ’em all,” the first thing to come to mind is usually pocket monsters. Recently, a talented artist shared an amazing piece of art on Reddit that was meant to encapsulate all the best moments from the Pokemon anime. The work, created by turnedninja, took two weeks to complete. It’s obvious that their hard work paid off!

The anime journey of Ash Ketchum first began airing in Japan on April 1, 1997 with Pokemon the Series. As the video game franchise advanced, the anime followed suit and changed locations to align with the current game iteration. Ash experienced a total of seven anime titles, such as Pokemon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, Pokemon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, Pokemon the Series: Black & White, Pokemon the Series: XY, Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon, _and _Pokemon Journeys: The Series. Across all of these titles, there have been 1,233 main series episodes of the Pokemon anime. Not to mention the many movies and spin-off series that were also produced, as well as the Detective Pikachu feature film and its possible sequel.

It took me 2 weeks to finish this Ash in color. Hope you like it!
by u/turnedninja in pokemon

In the video made by turnedninja, the 25 year journey of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu in the Pokemon anime was captured. This concluded in the last episode of Pokemon Journeys: The Series, but it is yet to be known whether they will make a cameo appearance in any future Pokemon anime installments.

Awareness of the upcoming Pokemon series, Pokemon Horizons: The Series, has provided some clues about the setting. It’s been revealed that the story is set in the Paldea region, the same one featured in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and speculation has arisen that the fan-favorite character Nemona may be making an appearance. The lead characters of the show, however, are the new pair of Liko and Roy. They will be joined by the three Paldea region starters (Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly), as well as a supporting cast that includes a Pokemon known as Captain Pikachu.

Although the anime Pokemon Horizons: The Series has already been airing in Japan, the availability of the show in the U.S. has yet to be determined. Netflix has already been set as the streaming platform for the upcoming stop-motion series Pokemon Concierge, however, the date and time of Pokemon Horizons’ U.S. debut remain a mystery.