I had small hopes Lillie would stick around, despite knowing it was unlikely even before the reveal. But yeah, I doubt she's continuing besides a possible cameo. A shame, we will miss you Lillie, in both the games and the anime. D:As much as I like Lillie I don't think she will stay, unless she appears in SS
After all, the only companions to stay after their generations were Brock and Misty. And still, they were present until gen 4 within remakes, just when Brock left
I truthfully liked being able to get attached to a big cast and locale for SM. Truthfully this might be the region I'm most genuinely sad to see the last of. Alola was so damn charming and colourful, and being from the UK myself, Galar can't help but look like a drab downgrade. If it just returns to a by-the-numbers formula with COTD and a less immersive premise, I'll likely just continue missing SM.and I couldn't be happier, traveling is one of the aspects that makes this show great
The only way they could shake it up is by having the female companion do the gyms and league instead while Ash does a more sportier challenge. I don't think that this will happen though.Ash is going to travel to, and through, this region. He will be bringing only Pikachu, but catch native Pokemon along the way. He will challenge the gyms and then lose the League, just like old days.
Sounds fun, right? Riiiiiggggght?