Pokemon Journeys hasn’t just introduced plenty of new characters that hail from the Galar Region, alongside numerous new Pokemon that arrived through Sword & Defend, it has seen loads of reunions through the return of characters from the anime’s previous, in addition to returning pocket monsters. Now, the newest episode of the sequence did not simply showcase the return of Ash’s Greninja, however a reunion between the present champion of the Alola Area and probably the most highly effective Pokemon that Ash had in his roster to this point. Evidently, Journeys had loads of story to inform in its newest installment.

It’s been six years since the last time we saw Ash and Greninja side-by-side, with Lucario in search of to struggle in opposition to the ninja-style amphibian that turned so bonded to Ketchum that he even created a kind that made him look just like his coach. Fortunately for Ash, the struggle was short-lived, as they have been capable of finally put their variations apart and Greninja was capable of not simply reunite along with his former coach, but additionally train Lucario methods to work alongside Ketchum that a lot better. Evidently, Ash is going to need all the help and training that he can get if he hopes to eventually defeat Leon in a one-on-one battle.

The official Pokemon Twitter Account for the franchise’s anime took the chance to not solely share new pictures from the newest episode of Pokemon Journeys, nevertheless it additionally gave followers a glance behind-the-scenes by sharing a sketch from the storyboards that introduced the battle between Greninja and Lucario to life:

With over 100 episodes beneath its belt, Pokemon Journeys is not displaying any indicators of stopping quickly, which is certainly an accomplishment contemplating earlier seasons of the Pokemon anime sequence got here to a detailed sooner than the centennial installment. Whereas there wasn’t a definitive winner between Greninja and Lucario throughout this newest struggle, it is clear that the 2 maintain much more similarities than they each initially thought. 

What did you consider the return of Greninja? What different Pokemon from Ash’s roster do you suppose ought to return to Journeys? Be happy to tell us within the feedback or hit me up immediately on Twitter @EVComedy to speak all issues comics, anime, and the world of Pokemon. 



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