'Pokemon Journeys: The Series' Preview: Will Ash and Goh finally catch Mew, the rarest Pokemon of them all?
It's time to catch 'em all! The next batch of 'Pokemon' episodes is airing on Friday, September 11. The 'Pokemon Journeys' is Season 23 of the main 'Pokemon' animated series. As the fans know, each season chronicles Ash's adventures as he struggles to compete for a different competitive league. In the process, Ash and his friends learn more about the exotic creatures, and befriend them too, while facing off with their arch enemies, the notorious Team Rocket. In the latest season, we see Ash with his new traveling companion Goh, a 10-year-old boy whose goal is to one day catch the rarest Pokemon of them all, Mew. The series follows them as they travel across all eight regions of this world including the unseen Galar region from the games Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.
The synopsis according to Netflix states: "Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!"
In the first half of the season, we got an insight into Pikachu's backstory, where he was still Pichu, after living with Kangaskhans after being scared off a cliff by some ghoulish Pokemons. Pichu is treated like a baby Kangaskhan, till he realizes that well, he isn't one. Around this time, a six-year-old Ash Ketchum is at Professor Oak's camp, and has woken up late again. He misses the trip to the forest with his other classmates, and so doesn't have the chance to run into Pichu. Nevertheless, the episode focuses more on Goh, who is keen on collecting and discovering new Pokemon. He sees the powerful Mew save a baby Kangaskhan from falling off the cliff, while Pichu and the other Kangaskhans watch in awe. Ash and Goh run into each other in the next episode, and after much disagreement, they become close friends.
'Pokemon Journeys: The Series' will stream on Netflix.