The Pokémon anime series is currently in its 25th anniversary year, having started airing in Japan on April 1st, 1997. This tournament win represents an important milestone in the series' history, commemorating the past 25 years of challenges and friendships faced along the way up to this point. The outcome of this match was also simultaneously broadcasted onto large screens in the city of Shibuya, Japan, as a monument to the incredible significance of this event.
The Pokémon anime currently airs Fridays at 6:55pm (JST) on TV Tokyo. The current English dub season, Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, is streaming on Netflix in the United States, with the episodes showing the Masters Eight Tournament finals being slated to arrive on the platform sometime next year.