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Pokemon X and Y anime: Should Ash carry on?

With the new Pokemon X and Y game due out worldwide this October on the Nintendo 3DS, some of you may have forgotten that the game is also going to be joined by a new season of Pokemon anime, this time based on events within Pokemon X and Y and introducing the new Pokemon to a TV audience that will be featured in the game.

While the games have continued to go from strength to strength over the years, some Pokemon fans are starting to believe that the anime is going the opposite route, with storylines featuring main protagonist Ash Ketchum starting to becoming repetitive with each new season.

It is highly likely that Ash will be returning for the Pokemon X and Y, but is there a small doubt in your mind that you wish a new hero would instead feature? Bear in mind that the original voice actress for Ash (Veronica Taylor) is no longer providing the voice, it does now seem as if the makers of the show are failing to recreate the magic of the first season.

Assuming that Ash is returning, then who will he bring along with him on his travels? Will we see Iris and Cilan again as we saw in Black and White, or will we see two brand new sidekicks that will be introduced for the first time? If ever there was a time for a shake-up to the Pokemon anime, perhaps now is the time to do it with the arrival of Pokemon X and Y launching worldwide on the 3DS for the very first time in the series.

Have you continued to watch each Pokemon series every season, or did you stop watching after the eighth season? Let us know what direction you would like to see for the upcoming Pokemon X and Y series in October. Should Ash carry on or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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May
May

I think Ash should stay but Misty and Brock should come back and stay. Or a new guy replacing ash and misty coming back. Either way Pokemon is not the same. The original characters made the show great .

bek
bek

how come ash gets all the starters

bek
bek

carry on ash

gerry rivers
gerry rivers

they could update pokemon alittle bit with a little more anime feel to it like the preview they did for the games. It should be alittle more intense but its same Pokemon-esque feel to it. I say if they are going to keep Ash let him grow up alittle bit and tackle new things or replace him all together.

:) pokemon
:) pokemon

They should replace ash because theirs new and old Pokemon coming then will need a new guy/girl. Ash has seen all the old Pokemon before. We definitely need new guy/girl

Gen 1 lover
Gen 1 lover

IF RED CAME POKEMON COULD BECOME THE BEST SHOW ON EARTH

Gen 1 lover
Gen 1 lover

AND MISTY SHOULD COME BACK ALSO BROCK THEY MAKE THE PERFECT TEAM

Gen 1 lover
Gen 1 lover

Speaking of which ash should seriously grow a little taller and a little older only then will they gain back the fans love peace

Gen 1 lover
Gen 1 lover

The producer should stop thinking about the money and think about the kids enjoyment nintendo WTF

Ash Hater
Ash Hater

Seriously ash go away and make sure not t come

N
N

No ash stay

Audrey Dannard
Audrey Dannard

I think that they should make a new protagonist because ash is starting to get pretty stale it’s been 16 years (Japan) of the same thing

1. Go to a new region

2. Catch a lot of Pokemon

3. Get 8 Badges

4. Lose Pokemon league

SAME EXACT THING EVERY TIME!

bayleef i choose u
bayleef i choose u

I think a new character should come into it to take ashs place and bayleef should take pikachus lime light. Misty should make her return aswel. It would be awesome.

bobby
bobby

they should older/ future version of ash who grants his Pikachu to his son !!!

actually has a brain
actually has a brain

It is most likely that ash will return and he should. It is fine for them to introduce new sidekicks, but I think everyone would like to see the return of misty. As for the veronica taylor part you are all IDIOTS! The show is PRODUCED in JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who we have voice one of the characters has absolutely NO effect on whether or not that character will return the voice actress for misty/jessie left YEARS ago and no one gave a crap! its about how the show and characters in them are presented by the creators not the actors. Thank… Read more »

Adarsh Aich Sarkar
Adarsh Aich Sarkar

I prefer that Ash carries on in the anime but however i would prefer that one of the Team Rocket Members Jessie or James becomes part of the travelling crew with Ash and i suggest that the Pokemon X and Y’s main lead girl should be part of the travelling crew with Ash and James,and i feel Ash’s Primeape should return and have a new evolution.

jaiden
jaiden

Ash should continue on in his journey but instead of having a boy and a girl travelling with him he should have 2 girls and they should be Misty, May or even Dawn. and with this new and up coming season maybe get ash to reunite with every pokemon he has had in the past seasons. Or instead of using ash in the new season instead of making the main character a boy make it a girl and maybe have a season of where one of the girls (Misty, May, Dawn or Iris) go around and they are the main… Read more »

Sara
Sara

Ash should come back and also have the old characters show up (Misty, Brock, May, etc). Ash should also bring back some of his old pokemon like Bulbasaur, squirtle, etc and maybe even have Butterfree visit.

Kyle Edgecomb
Kyle Edgecomb

Ash should continue, although I would love his clothing to go back to the way they were in the original series-master quest, or at least something similar. I would also like to see Brock again……and it would be really great if they did bring back Ash’s original voice actress…..aw well, I’ll be interested to see what the next anime brings to the show

Boom Er
Boom Er

I’m so conflicted on what side to stand by. I grew up with it like a lot of people did. The game series was the first game I ever really got sunk into. And of course the anime is based off the game. I mean it’s clear that it is. The easiest way to see it is with the Black and White series. (One moment only the new Pokémon are shown and then black 2 and white 2 come out, and all the old Pokémon suddenly are all over.) But sticking with my conflict, I don’t know what side is… Read more »

Anon
Anon

One of the most defining elements of Pokemon is Ash and of course Pikachu 😀 My little cousins scream when ash is in trouble and cry when Pikachu is hurt in battle. These characters have such a strong emotional attachment with fans of the TV series that its amazing that they are not real 🙂 While the series has tumbled the first few episodes of Black and White were brilliant as Team Rocket was actually ‘evil’ and very clever – I noticed they went back to their routes later in the series. I think the series is designed to capture… Read more »

shady
shady

ash is the magic of the show and the movies taking him out there would be no pokemon. ash is a lengen and he is my hero. :). live on ash live on 🙂

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