I don't see ash is going anywhere except maybe the VA will retire or maybe want a break?
Other than that i don't see any reason why they would stop write ash?
I think it will be a another AU Ash as always.
In pokemon shippings are there because of the community for making fanarts and fanfics, i dont think anyone really believe a shipping will happen in series itself especially if ash will get reset every new series.
Team Amour btw.
Well game freak had bringing the ideas in LGPE from GO though and i don't think the main games will die as well.
As long as nintendo consoles need the main games it will be alive.
I don't personally think sword and shield are bad games they look actually awesome and i do think game freak will do...
Game freak made a game for GO as well even the anime puts some elements of GO as well.
And gacha games makes extremly amount of money, it doesn't even need to be a popular game.
Games like FGO for example don't come near of the popularity of Pokemons console games but made way way more profit...
Nothing won't stay in way of Masters to add the new characters though.
The creator say'd himself he will add characters from that isn't from main series as well.
And don't forget GO as well TPC gives very much attention to it.
What i'm really curious now is who will be companion of ash?
Will it be the same like in kanto/johto misty brock, hoenn may max brock etc
Or will we get new companions like verity, sorrel or lisa?
And if there will be all regions in "one series", will be the characters age they enter every new...
I think as long as Nintendo make consoles, Nintendo will need always a pokemon games for their consoles.
The only thing is TPC will not focus on main games because it's not seem to be profitable enough for them.
Can we say that the mobile games will become main games instead, while game freak...
It isn't about popularity anymore, mobile "gacha" games are more profitable even if there are just some thousand players that play it, rather the main games that everytime sells 15mio examples.
It's all about whalers that decide what games will have a future and which not.
I think OS,Advanced Generation,DP,BW,XY,SM are actually paralell universes, ash remembers character's from previous series because, i think the world are somehow connected to it ,but for example ash, misty and brock from sm arent the same from os even if they have similar memories.
The ash from...
What stereotypes they give a region in game and how the creators view a country can sometimes fun though. :D
And i don't think they always do a region with stereotypes, i think for example kalos is meant to be france but i don't think the regions meant to be that much serious and accurate.
I didn't say they will kill the main series as long as nintendo making consoles i think the the main series will live.
But i do think that The Pokemon Company gives more attention to the mobile games rather than main games.
Because its more profitable.
I have some gamer friends myself in japan...
Actually many hating on upcoming main games sword and shield because they think game freak doesn't care about pokemon anymore i personally totally disagree with that, the game looks amazing and i think it will be amazing as well.
But that today's the main games and console games have become less...
I agree with you except that the idea with ash is marry misty and have children.
That child was the child of blue haired woman, she and that child was actually in japanese original series ending.
If we comes to anime i don't know what to think about this nostalgia craze about makers of anime...
Well if west or animation in japan, making animes or cartoon can be really expensive.
But lets see what will happen, i really can't wait to see some first pictures or information about sword and shield anime. xD
Probably we have still long time until the first information come. :<
Pokemon always had a slice of life aspect, Just in sun and moon it was way stronger than other series.
In other series like XY you can see the fillers was mostly about slice of life, just the difference between sun and moon fillers was for me that there was more team rocket and travel.
I don't think the travel formula will be used again in coming generation's.
I think ash will be stuck in one city or village, maybe going to school again or will live with the professor of the region maybe?
Ash will travel if it really needed, like going to gyms or doing some quests there etc...