After effectively over 20 years because the face of the Pokémon franchise, Ash Ketchum might be stepping down over the course of the anime’s subsequent few episodes. Although it would proceed on in a brand new kind — and a few experiences point out that Ash will return — it is going to be as a visitor star and never as the principle protagonist. As an alternative, a brand new set of characters will step ahead and develop into the leads of the long-running anime.
Named Liko and Roy in Japanese promos, the brand new most important characters of Pokémon seem poised to start their journeys within the ninth technology’s Paldea area. They are going to be touring with a personality named Friede and his companion Pokémon, Captain Pikachu. Little is thought about these characters at current, with followers speculating they’re Ash’s youngsters and guessing on the that means behind items of their clothes. Maybe probably the most intriguing a part of the characters that is named but is a pair of artifacts they carry with them; what is not identified is the bearing these may have on the story. Here is what we all know to date about Liko’s pendant and Roy’s Poké Ball.
The artifacts held by Pokémon’s new protagonists are comparatively acquainted. Roy’s is extra instantly recognizable as a Poké Ball. Liko’s, nonetheless, is barely tougher to decode. It is a blue hexagon on a string, and the closest merchandise within the sport to its form is a small image that seems on Pokémon who’ve terastalized. The hexagonal form has additionally been teased as regarding a 3rd legendary who could seem in a future Scarlet and Violet DLC.
Roy’s artifact, the traditional Poké Ball, bears a powerful resemblance to those seen in Pokémon Legends Arceus, with a locking mechanism on the entrance and a kind of vent on the prime. It additionally resembles a Luxurious Ball, a novel Poké Ball that makes Pokémon extra pleasant towards their coach. Roy’s Poké Ball and the thriller surrounding it intently resembles the GS Ball initially meant to comprise Celebi within the Pokémon anime’s run by means of Johto, the area house to the second technology of Pokémon. Although the 2 Poké Balls don’t have any identified relationship, the thought of a mysterious Poké Ball is not any stranger to the Pokémon anime.
Whereas the contents of Roy’s Poké Ball are unknown, the fundamental particulars are simple: it is a (most likely very previous) Poké Ball that comprises what’s more likely to be a equally historical Pokémon. Liko’s pendant, nonetheless, has way more thriller about it. Past its resemblance to the hexagon on terastalized Pokémon, there is not a lot to go on. She hides it in her shirt, indicating that the pendant could have sufficient worth —private or in any other case — to secret it away. It is a thriller that will but be solved by Scarlet and Violet, however at current, it merely resembles terastalized Pokémon’s small hexagonal image.
Little is at the moment identified concerning the upcoming Pokémon reboot, but it surely seems to be set to start an entire new period within the franchise. It’s holding a Pikachu entrance and heart, and is making strides to make sure followers new and previous alike can get pleasure from it. However speculate as they may, it is a matter of endurance to seek out out what Liko and Roy’s artifacts actually imply.