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Pocket Monsters (2019) Characters Speculation Thread


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This is the new thread for the human cast of the upcoming Pocket Monsters anime. Feel free to discuss potential cast dynamics, characters' personalities, roles, purposes, goals, etc. You can also discuss possible appearances and personalities of characters confirmed to appear in the Sword/Shield games.

Do NOT discuss who's going to catch what Pokémon! We have a separate thread for that.


Pocket Monsters, or "Pokémon" for short:
The mysterious creatures that live on our planet.
You can see them all over the world; In the sky, in the sea, in forests, in cities... Everywhere.
This is the story of "Satoshi", a boy who wants to be the best at Pokémon battling,
and "Go", a boy who dreams of getting every Pokémon.
This is the beginning of the adventure towards the apparently infinitely vast Pokémon world,
which will be had together with lots of Pokémon,
including Satoshi's partner "Pikachu" and Go's partner Hibanny".
Let's Go! To the Pokémon World! With our dreams and adventures!

A 10 year old boy who aims to become the best at Pokémon battling
due to a certain encounter he had.
He's a straightforward boy with a strong sense of justice.
His dream is to become a Pokémon Master.

Satoshi's greatest partner
who journeys together with him.
Its specialty is Thunderbolt.

A 10 year old boy
whose goal is to get the mythical Pokémon "Mew",
which he met when he was young.
He's calm and composed, but very passionate.
His dream is to get every Pokémon.

A expert kicker who hates losing because it cares about its friends so much.
An unexpected turn of events led to its fateful encounter with Go.

Professor Sakuragi:
He conducts research at the Sakuragi Laboratories
while supporting Satoshi and Go's adventures.


A 10 year old girl who attends school.
She's Professor Sakuragi's daughter and a childhood friend of Go.

A puppy Pokémon.
Very attached to Koharu.

The Sakuragi Laboratories:

A recently built Pokémon laboratory in Kuchiba City, Kanto.
Satoshi and Go live here while they set off on adventures to various regions.

Series Staff:
Based on the creations of Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori
Executive Director: Daiki Tomiyasu
Director: Maki Kodaira
Creative Supervisor: Kunihiko Yuyama
Series Construction: Shoji Yonemura
Character Design: Shuhei Yasuda
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida, Shoji Yonemura, Deko Akao, Junichi Fujisaku, Michihiro Tsuchiya, Toko Machida, Yuka Miyata, Aya Matsui, Atsuhiro Tomioka, Akemi Omode and more
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Music: Yuki Hayashi
Animation: OLM
Production: TV Tokyo, Medianet and Shopro
Voice of Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto
Voice of Go: Daiki Yamashita
Voice of Professor Sakuragi: Yuichi Nakamura
Voice of Koharu: Kana Hanazawa
Voice of Musashi: Megumi Hayashibara
Voice of Kojiro: Shinichiro Miki
Voice of Nyarth: Inuko Inuyama
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Red and Blue

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So it's just the two of them then? If so fine with me as a duo is pretty exciting.

Also I guess this doesn't quite rule out the reboot theory
A 10 year old boy who aims to become the best at Pokémon battling due to a certain encounter he had.
Has Ash always been described this way by promotional material? Because this seems like new information to me.

U.N. Owen

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...
I was so looking forward to the "Are you a boy or girl" memes coming from Go. We still don't have enough.

Here comes the meltdown that Ash is 10 again...
I don't get why people are obsessed with his age to the point they outright melt down

Revolver Furious Dragon

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Anyone else thinks gous dream might change early on? Instead of catching every Pokémon he decides to befriend them all instead.

We could get an early ep where he catches something but releases it after realising he would be taking it from it's friends/family so he decides to befriend everything instead


Can we please get the older, old forum back?
It might refer to the events of M20, if this follows the reboot movie version of Ash.
I'm getting that vibe as well.. Paired with the logo similarities to the reboot-movies. Guess Sun and Moon was the end for OG-Ash.


Humans are tools
I am interested to know how will ash and gou will meet each other, and since gou is deutraganist i hope his story and personality is original unlike with dawn whose story and personality was copied from OS ash.

Revolver Furious Dragon

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I am interested to know how will ash and gou will meet each other, and since gou is deutraganist i hope his story and personality is original unlike with dawn whose story and personality was copied from OS ash.
I could see gou visiting pallet town while ash is there and ash deciding to acompany him


Young Battle Trainer
I'm starting to think that this is the end of Ash's story and Go will completely replace him as the main protagonist starting in the Gen 9 saga.

U.N. Owen

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...
Go is probably our excuse to go to other regions and feature them. If you're going to catch them all, you might as well go to their native regions and catch them there.


Well-Known Member
Pretty sure the encounter it’s talking about is with Ho-oh. And I doubt this is movie Ash because of the hat. Movie Ash doesn’t change his hat.
I suspect that is the encounter with Ho-oh too. However, we will see that again in the first (one hour) episode?

I don't think he is Movie Ash, but it could be a totally new version of Ash.

Revolver Furious Dragon

Well-Known Member
I just want the answer of what ash is going to do in all these old regions. Maybe rematches with gym leaders in preparation for something? Or just for training purposes, to train up his whole team?

Or is he going to be a tag along like Brock?