A new episode of Pokemon Season 23 has been released in Japan. Pokemon fans can rejoice as Ash has caught Dragonite after a wait of 22 years. It will be interesting to see how Charizard will react after seeing Dragonite.
Coming to the episode, Ash encountered Dragonite as a Dragonair at Dragonite Island. It was having trouble flying and using Dragon Dance like other Dragonair. Seeing this Ash helped Dragonair to master the use of wings to fly. With the help of Pikachu, Ash managed to help Dragonair. Then Dragonair sensed that its friends were in trouble so it went with Ash and found that Team Rocket had captured the Dragonite. When Team Rocket’s Wailord sent Ash away with a splash, Dragonair evolved into Dragonite and saved him. When they defeated Team Rocket, Dragonite expressed its wish to stay with Ash.
Ash's first catch in every series
OS – Caterpie
AG – Tailow
DP – Starly
XY – Froakie
SM – Rowlet
PM – Dragonite#anipoke
— Sour (@Sour258) January 26, 2020
The addition of Dragonite to the team will surely boost the Ash team. It will be interesting to see, apart from Dragonite which Pokemon will become the part of Ash’s journey in Season 23.
IT TOOK HIS ASS 10 EPISODES (9 if you don’t count Pikachu Is Born as the first episode of pocket monsters 2019) BUT ASH FINALLY CAUGHT SOMETHING! AND THAT SOMETHING IS DRAGONITE #anipoke pic.twitter.com/Q8vMvlvzl4
— shiny hunting hatenna (G+ surviver) (@RefGarnet) January 26, 2020
Ash has caught a very powerful Pokemon at the start of the series. Now, we might see Ash catching some base forms of Pokemon in the upcoming episodes to strike the balance.
I was right all along. He will get the Dragonite, who is voiced by Kenta Miyake. The voice actor also portrayed other Pokémon of Ash’s like Donphan, Krookodile, Noivern, and Meltan, which are from Generations 4, 5, 6, and 7 respectively. pic.twitter.com/5POYSMS8rF
— Snow Hunter (@snow_hunter12) January 26, 2020
Pokemon Season 23 has also introduced the eighth generation Pokemon to the franchise. Eighth generation starter Pokemon have also been introduced in the series which includes the following: Scorbunny – Fire type Pokemkon, Grookey – Grass type Pokemon & Sobble – Water-type Pokemon.
For a quick recall, The first season of the Pokemon series was aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 1, 1997, to January 21, 1999. The first season of the anime was named as Pokemon : Indigo League and the series is known as Pokemon Monsters in Japan.