Netflix has announced that the last 12 episodes of Pokemon Journeys: The Series released in March. The 12 episodes include a return to the Alola region, the animation’s adaptation of Pokemon sword and shield story along with a showdown with the legendary Pokemon Mewtwo. Pokemon Journeys: The Series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and his new travel companion Goh as the duo travels around the Pokemon world researching Pokemon, competing in the prestigious World Coronation Series competition and trying to capture unknown Pokemon species. This is the fourth batch of new episodes released on Netflix, bringing the total number of episodes to 48.
Today’s announcement, however, was met with some confusion and anguish, as Netflix and The Pokemon Company noted that these were the “last episodes”
There are several regions to explore, Pokémon to capture, and battles to win with Ash and Goh!
📅 Note your calendars, coaches – more #PokemonJourneys: The series is coming to the US @Netflix 3/5! pic.twitter.com/miwMx7sEs9
– Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 5, 2021
We will note that earlier this year The Pokemon Company added a URL for “legends.pokemon.com”, which many believed was related to the anime series. This may mean that we get to see the announcement of a “Pokemon Legends” anime series, which makes sense when Goh recently got Legendary Pokemon Suicune in episodes that were broadcast in Japan.
Obviously the end of Pokemon Journeys is a big deal for Pokemon fans, even if it’s only a temporary measure. We need to see if there are any disruptions in the Netflix broadcast of new episodes, or if this just leads to a new rebranding of the TV series in the United States.