New Paldea Pokemon Series Revealed and Ash's Retirement Announced

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Pokemon's official Twitter account announced an upcoming series with two new characters and three Paldea starter Pokemon. The post also revealed upcoming special episodes that will focus on Ash's final journey, with the Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series. With these new Pokemon shows arriving in 2023, here's everything you need to know.

With the recent releases of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, fans have been wondering about the inevitable release of episodes that will feature Pokemon in the Paldea region. Pokemon's official Twitter account, however, surprised fans when posting a reveal for a new series that will include new characters with Paldea starter Pokemon. Pokemon fans can look forward to seeing Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly make their debut in the new Pokemon series.

With the absence of the main protagonist of the previous Pokemon series, Ash, the post included that the character's retirement will be commemorated with new episodes that will be part of Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series. The Twitter post also revealed that these upcoming shows will be arriving in 2023, but there has not been an announcement for a specific release date yet.

With the Twitter post revealing these new shows, some fans are divided among these new decisions. One Pokemon fan commented their excitement on watching a female protagonist in the upcoming series, while other fans realized that they will miss Team Rocket from the previous Pokemon series.

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