Gary was here, Ash is a loser
Ash and Pikachu are scheduled to make their final appearance on the Pokémon anime in just a few weeks. We’ve already learned of Brock and Misty’s cameos in this season, and now it seems that Ash’s longtime rival Gary will be making a return as well.
This info comes from an episode synopsis in a Japanese TV magazine. The episode is titled “Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!”. It will apparently feature Ash’s return to Pallet Town, as he catches up and reminisces with Gary. Will this be a heated meeting, or have the two put their differences behind them? Maybe we’ll get a Pokémon battle rematch to finish things off!
The final episode featuring Ash and Pikachu (and Gary!) will air in Japan on March 24, 2023. See below for the official episode synopsis.
“When Ash and Pikachu return to Pallet Town, they reunite with Gary who asks Ash the question: How much closer to becoming the Pokémon Master are you now that you’ve become the Champion? Becoming a Pokémon Master has been Ash’s dream ever since he set off on his journey with Pikachu. Will Ash be able to find the answer to this question?”