After 26 years, everyone’s favorite Pokémon trainer, Ash Ketchum, is retiring. The boy and his partner Pikachu finally won the World Championships in the celebratory end to the most recent season this December, and he’s ready to pass the torch to another generation of young adventurers. But first, 2023 will say goodbye to Ash in 11 special episodes celebrating his storied Pokémon career. It’s a big (and risky!) move for one of the most popular children’s franchises of all time, but the new protagonists, Liko and Roy, are ready to set off on a brand-new adventure throughout the world of Pokémon.