28 August 2017 - 19:43

Brock and Misty are headed back to Pokémon anime

Ash's old friends will make a guest appearance.
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Screengrab via the Official Pokémon YouTube Channel/YouTube Fair Use

Ash traded in Brock and Misty for a new set of friends in Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, to many fans' dismay. But the two friends will return to Ash in the Pokémon anime soon enough. Or rather, Ash will return to them.

During two upcoming episodes, Ash will travel back to Kanto and see Brock and Misty, according to Kotaku. Ash and Pikachu will reportedly visit the region to work on a school project, leading Ash to be reunited with his original friends.

Japanese publication Televi-kun announced the news earlier, with a tweet from one Japanese user showing Ash, Brock, and Misty together. While Ash's original friends have since become much more experienced, they're also wearing the exact same clothes as before Sun and Moon, apparently.

Brock and Misty's episodes will air on Sept. 14 and Sept 21 in Japan. It may be some time until U.S. fans receive the English dub versions of those episodes, however. The American version is currently three months behind from Japan's releases, meaning that Brock and Misty might not appear until holiday season for Americans. Hopefully their appearance will be worth the wait.

H/T Kotaku

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