Bonnie, Clemont, Wallace and Lisia have been revealed to be part of the new Pokémon anime intro due to air on March 4th
The official profile of the Pokémon anime announced that a new opening will air starting next week's episode. The song will remain the same, but 1 2 3 will have a new arrangement with new scenes, and will be sung by Rica Matsumoto , well known for voicing Ash and singing several memorable openings from the anime.
It is worth remembering that the next episode of the Pokémon anime will be the 100th episode of Journeys . The title is " A Complete Coverage of Leon's Special Training! " and will focus on the relationship between Ash and Leon. A preview of the episode has been revealed:
Although a previous scan had indicated a battle between Infernape and Charizard , and many believed that it was Ash's Infernape, apparently the image refers to a flashback to a battle between Leon and Flint (Sinnoh's Elite 4). Ash's Infernape should not respawn.
The profile has already revealed that Clemont and Bonnie will be present at the opening, indicating a soon return of Ash's former Kalos journey companions. In addition to them, Wallace and Lisia will also appear. Although Wallace has already appeared in the anime, Lisia's appearance is still unheard of.
One of the anime's leakers also claims that the new opening will have the return of Ash's Greninja .
A brief snippet of the new opening was posted on social media. Fans noted Grookey's absence with Goh. Look:
A commemorative art for the 100 episodes of Journeys was also shared:
This is the schedule of episodes already revealed for Japan:
100 - A Complete Coverage of Leon's Special Training! | Airing Date: 03/04/22
101 - The One-Branched Thwackey! | Airing Date: 03/11/22
102 - Test Mission: A Freezing Raid Battle! | Airing Date: 03/18/22