Ash Ketchum is leaving Pokemon!! Here's why?

On January 13, Pokemon will start it's last arc

Riko and Roy will be the main characters in the upcoming arc

After 25 seasons, the show will bid Ash Ketchum and Pikachu farewell

The long-running Pokemon anime series will no longer include Ash Ketchum as its lead character

Ash’s story will conclude in 2023 with 11 final episodes that will consist of Misty, Brock, and a variety of fan favorites Pokemon