If you haven’t been watching the show or, at the very least, heard about it, Ash lost in the Pokémon League. Again. His Greninja, a Water/Dark-type, lost to a Charizard. Yup, even with the type advantage, Ash still blew it.
If you play through the demo of Sun and Moon, when you start out, you get a letter from Ash with a package containing his Greninja. When you knock out a Pokémon with it, the Greninja turns into Ash-Greninja with it’s Battle Bond ability. Aside from Pokémon Yellow, I can’t recall the any of the games referencing the show quite so blatantly.
Well, while wandering around, I found what I think might be a familiar face.
Could Ash’s longtime Pikachu finally had enough and decided he needed a break? Or is this one of the Cosplay Pikachus from ORAS?
Well, his attitude is certainly indicative of Ash’s Pikachu. At least when he first met him.