Yes, he is a boy. However with this companion, the eyelashes is a dead giveaway to her gender.Do we know if Gladio is a boy or a girl?
Maybe it's a World Tournament. . .So, I have an interesting question. Now that Ash has won an official Pokemon League (Orange Islands don't count!) are they really going to go through the whole formula again in the Sword and Shield anime, or are they going to try out a different kind of story? They said this series would take place in "multiple regions", so that suggests some sort of change, but I don't know what extent it's going to be. Are we going to be seeing old characters from those regions, like Misty, Brock, May, Dawn, Iris, and Cilan?
Maybe That Girl is Ash's Cousin from Galar? Hey, If Professor Oak can have an Alolan Relative in both the game AND anime, Why can't Ash have a Relative from Galar?!Maybe it's a World Tournament. . .
Or Alternatively, He COULD Win another League to Qualify for the right to battle the Elite 4, Lose to the 1st Elite 4 member; Go to the Next Region, Win the League, Qualify for the Elite 4, Beat the 1st Elite 4 Member and lose to the second one; Go to the Region after that, Win that Region's League, Qualify for the elite 4, Beat the first 2 members of the elite 4, lose to the third one; travel to the next region, Win that's Region's League, Beat 3 out of the Elite 4, Lose to the Final Member of the elite 4; Go to the next region, Win the League, Defeat the entire Elite 4, Lose to the Regional Champion, Go to the next Region, Defeat the Region's Elite 4, and Beat the Champion, and Then Lose to the first person who challenges him for the Championship Title, and then he's free to go to the next Region He wants to go to!!
That would not be a bad idea, a nice way to expand on Ash's family tree to see his tomboyish cousin.Maybe That Girl is Ash's Cousin from Galar? Hey, If Professor Oak can have an Alolan Relative in both the game AND anime, Why can't Ash have a Relative from Galar?!