The Pokemon anime series have come along way since it started. From the very first airing in Japan in April 1, 1997 until today, we are still an avid fan of Pokemon (and it just got bigger after the Pokemon Go game was released). And to commemorate the long journey of Ash Ketchum and his friends on their adventures to become the very best Pokemon trainers they can be, let’s look back to the whole series andd recall Ash Ketchum’s companions throughout his journey:
1. Pokémon Original Series
Ah yes, the very first season we became a fan of Pokémon. Accompanying Ash in the original series was Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader, and Misty, the youngest of the Gym Leader sisters from Cerulean City. Other Pokemon seasons that this trio went on the journey together was Pokémon: Johto Journeys, Pokémon: Johto League Champions, and Pokémon: Master Quest in the western Johto region. These three was my favorite trio in the whole show.
2. Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands
Based on the second generation game.On this season, Brock was replaced by Tracey Sketchit, an artist and “Pokémon watcher”. It follows the adventures of Ash in the Orange Islands.
3. Pokemon: Advanced Generation Series
Ash and company travel to Hoenn, a southern region in the Pokémon World. Ash takes on the role of a teacher and mentor for a novice Pokémon trainer named May with her little brother named Max (not a trainer but he’s a walkng pokedex if you ask me). Brock soon catches up with Ash and Misty returns to Cerulean City to tend to her duties as Gym Leader.The Advanced series concludes with the Battle Frontier saga, based on the Emerald version and including aspects of FireRed and LeafGreen.
4. Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl Series
Based on the fourth generation games, Ash and Brock met a new companion named Dawn, an aspiring Pokemon coordinator and travels through the region of Sinnoh.
5. Pokemon: Best Wishes Series
After Brock leaves Ash to follow his newfound dream to become a Pokemon doctor when they returned to Kanto region. Ash and Pikachu traveled through the region of Unova (Isshu in Japan) alongside two new companions, Iris and Cilan (Dent in Japan) who part ways with them after returning to Kanto.
6. Pokemon : XY Series
The currently airing series based on the sixth generation games, follows the journey of Ash and Pikachu through the region of Kalos. He was accompanied by his childhood friend Serena and the siblings Clemont and Bonnie.
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