Anime fans rejoice! After several years of absence Brock and Misty are making a (brief) return to the Pokémon anime!

Monthly Japanese manga magazine, Televi-Kun, has confirmed in their latest issue that on September 14th and 21st the original trio will be reuniting for two special episodes! In the episodes Ash & Pikachu will briefly return to Kanto, where the long time friends will battle it out! Misty is confirmed to have Mega Gyarados on her team, while Brock will have a Mega Steelix.

Who else is excited to see these guys back together and revel in some 90’s nostalgia? Any predictions for the rest of their Sun & Moon anime teams?

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  • YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Gamer Dragon07

    o.o Wow Brock and Misty back for one episode?? What is this madness?

    • Zoruart

      two episodes

      • Gamer Dragon07

        Oh ok my bad X3

  • Zoruart

    I was just thinking, with hints in the USUM trailer showing a place that looks really similar to Lt. Surge’s gym, and now Ash from Alola going back to Kanto meeting with Brock and Misty – this is a really odd time for Ash to be going back suddenly… Could this be like an indirect anime reveal that we can travel to Kanto?

    • Daedardus

      They want you to think that so you buy the games and be disappointed.

    • I don’t think we’ll be returning to Kanto, but with the reveal of the Vermillion City gym copycat Kanto will definitely have a much bigger presence in Alola. That “gym” specifically is probably some kindof special building that mimics past gyms for the sake of nostalgia.

  • nb97

    NOOOOO WAAAAY! BROOOOOOOCK! I never would’ve thought this would happen. I remember being so sad when it was announced that Brock won’t return for Unova. I’m loving this soooooo much.

  • joker90

    Who cares about Brock and Misty! Have you seen the two exeggutor meeting? XD

  • KᑌᑭᑭO
    • Monkeyfuzz

      Yeah Brocks’ Frying Pan is best character.

      • It’s not just an ordinary frying pan, it’s a Drying Pan

        • Monkeyfuzz

          It’s both, it’s such a developed, multi-dimensional, well rounded character

          • Maybe even better than Cory Baxter

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Tears streaming down my face

  • EarthenWarrior
  • Armaggedon16

    You couldn’t have done this back in XY when they could have looked good?

    • Vincentk

      Agreed even though brock more or less looks the same

  • Shady

    Where’s Ultron?

  • Armaggedon16

    Also. It’s stupid iris and serena didn’t get their cameos like the other girls :/

    • Serena deserves one…
      Iris should slowly fade to nothingness till no one remembers her (I have a very bad opinion on her)

  • Misty’s hair is putting off a little (looks a tad strange)
    And Brock looks exactly as I would picture him for this

  • EarthenWarrior

    Well at least I can see a hopefully extended battle with Mega Steelix

    IM STILL FUCKING WAITING FOR MEGA HERACROSS TO BATTLE THAT ISNT A BRIEF CAMEO

    I need to see how it fights and moves because if you haven’t noticed the spacing in its legs is excessively wide, and I need to know if it still has wings hidden in its shell
    https://pokecharms.com/data/attachment-files/2014/03/62331_214Heracross_Mega_Dream.png

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    • Wait when was Mega Heracross shown?

      Could Ash have found Heracrosite?

      • Monkeyfuzz

        It was somewhere in XY anime but I haven’t got there yet.

        • EarthenWarrior

          It had a pitifu cameo in the Mega evolution special only showing it immediately KO’d and the very brief appearance in the Magearna movie under Jessie’s ownership but it barely did anything noteworthy only using the most pathetic move in the bug type kingdom Struggle Bug

        • Oh I never saw that one

    • zess

      Yeah their are certain pokemon that the games don’t do justice. I’d like to think he still has wings tucked away in there somewhere. One of the main reasons I watch the anime is to see how certain pokemon move.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Doesn’t its’ battle animation in game show it has wings in its’ shell still?

      • EarthenWarrior

        No it doesn’t
        So I have/had to rely on the anime to get a better idea of its movements and battle style

  • Desu-er Seraph

    The original two?
    …..
    *uncaring sheug*

    • Desu-er Seraph

      *shrug*

  • Fedex

    Really happy the original trio get reunited.
    So bascially I have lots of catching up to do.
    I got to beggining of Sinnoh saga, which id like to finish then BW, XY and now SunMoon.

    But nowadays I’m super busy.
    So im thinking of watching last 15 eps or so of Sinnoh and Unova and jumping straight to Kalos.
    Coz it feels like ill never get to SM at this rate.

    Thoughts?

    • Armaggedon16

      Watch whole of sinnoh, skip Bw, watch whole of kalos, skip sumo
      And watch subbed

      • Fedex

        Hmm I know the Sinnoh saga is meant to be one of best but it’s too long and ive lost my rythm with anime. Like back in the days I’d watch 3 episodes a night.
        Also SM looks awesome part of the reason why I wanna jump to Kalos!

        • Armaggedon16

          Sinnoh and Kalos are objectively leagues above all the other sagas. Sumo isn’t my taste, but from what I’ve seen it’s better than os and bw.

  • Wow, first Dragon Ball Super and One Piece are announced to have 1 hour specials, now Pokemon’s got a special 2 parter coming soon

  • Vincentk

    why the original clothes thought they got updated lol

    • Vincentk

      Also is this being done due to backlash from them not appearing in the movie?

      • mcfilmmakers

        For sure

        • Vincentk

          That’s what I believe, it just seem a bit coincidental for them to all of sudden have ash go back and hey looks who here in kanto brock and misty lol. Like they weren’t in kanto this entire time everytime ash comes back home, well maybe not brock but definetly misty, they think people dum lol

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      It’s the 20th anniversary of the anime. They prolly wanted to play the nostalgia card up a little. Ultimately it doesn’t matter what they wear. It was unlikely they were actually gonna have brand new clothes anyway.

      • Vincentk

        I guess that true. But they could of kept the clothes they were last seen wearing especially brock from what he wore in dp series.but I buy it it must be nostalgia

  • Ultron

    “Ultron, Misty is coming back with a mega gyarados!”
    http://i.imgur.com/J3QYyTS.gif

  • zess

    Nice the original trio is coming back! Wonder what’ll happen? I’ll definitely be seeing this episode.

  • zess

    Well if any of you gromflomites saw Rick and Morty hopefully you heard the best song every, if not the let this sernade your ear flaps!https://youtu.be/YU7Wwhlfl_M

    • Desu-er Seraph

      YES FINALLY ANOTHER PERSON MENTIONS THIS

      • zess

        The episode was great but this little song at the end made it all the better🤣

  • Golden_Flygon

    Just literally woke up and saw this on Serebii. I’m so fucking excited 😀

  • Monkeyfuzz

    Yeah I’m excited for this. I hope they have good reason to be there and it’s at least a 2 episode thing so they can have Ash battle each of them over each episode. Although apart from Lycanroc and Pikachu does Ash have anything remotely strong enough with him to battle their Megas with? I am also in two minds as to the fact that they both have Megas, whilst it is cool it also makes it seem like an easy thing to just go and get which it’s not meant to be, at least in the anime. I hope both are shown finding their Mega Stones and how they Mega Evolved for the first time. It’s almost a shame that this wasn’t the reveal of Mega Psyduck…

    • Fedex

      Brock and Misty having megas doesn’t make it easy at all. Don’t forget both are gym leaders and very competent trainers as well. They’ve been away since Sinnoh/Hoenn so they had plenty of time to acquire the power of mega evolution! xD

      • Monkeyfuzz

        Yeah but it seems like a big coincidence they both happen to get them and for their Ace Pokemon too. This is why I want to see how they obtained them.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    YAAAASSS. I wish it was for more than a couple of episodes, but I’m SOOO happy that Brock and Misty are gonna come back even just for a single episode each. I really hope they don’t completely recast for the English dub. If they can at least get the last people who played them back then I’ll be happy. (that said if they got their original VAs then I’d be SUPER happy lol) Anyway I find it interesting that Ash and Co. are going to Kanto. I wonder if they’ll have anyone catch a normal Kanto Pokemon and then compare it to one of the Alolan forms. Maybe a new Alolan form will be revealed by then? I’m trying not to get my hopes up that Brock and Misty will be all like “Hey Ash you’re going back to Alola? We’re coming too!!” I’d love that! Too bad it won’t happen….Anyway it’s strange they both have mega Pokemon. Well I guess not THAT strange. Megas still exist outside of Alola (technically in too tho) so it makes sense people would still be getting their hands on the stones. Funny thing is I’m already seeing people saying this is a clear sign we’ll be heading back to Kanto in USUM. They’re getting their own hopes up for nothing XP

  • Golden_Flygon

    Fun fact: It’s been 11 years since we last saw Misty in the anime.

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      I wonder if Azurill will have evolved at this point. It’d be cool to see her with an Azumarill

    • Monkeyfuzz

      To think, there’ll be some people who don’t even know who she is.

      • Golden_Flygon

        Wow that’s actually true

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        That’s such a weird thing to think about…….so many kids that have jumped on after she left and wouldn’t know Ash’s history with her. He;; there are prolly kids that won’t know who Brock is…..The more I think about it the older I feel lol

        • Vincentk

          I think brock has a better chance at being remember then misty

    • Vincentk

      It doesn’t feel that long though

      • Golden_Flygon

        Time sure flies…

  • Desu-er Seraph

    I just put this together…. Ash is meeting his old Pokémon
    Brock and Misty have Megas
    Maybe… ash will get a brand new Mega?

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Ash will never get a mega….even if there are new megas at one point in the future that ship has sailed……If they were gonna do it they would have in XY. Ash Greninja was the closest thing he’d ever get. the only reason they gave him Ash Greninja was so they didn’t have to give him an actual mega.

    • Monkeyfuzz

      Well there was that image with Mega Sceptile… but probably not.

      • Desu-er Seraph

        I mean…. Mega Typhlosionnnnn?

        • Monkeyfuzz

          His Quilava would need to evolve first.

          • Desu-er Seraph

            It better

  • Little Witch Academia has a pretty good dub (not that I doubted it did).

  • THE SQUAD IS BACK TOGETHER

    • Monkeyfuzz

      He was also Brock at 0:04

  • EarthenWarrior

    I hate losing to Smeragles that just Moody Minimize and you can’t do a god damn thing

    • Chaos

      That’s why I only play on showdown now, to avoid bullshit like that.

      • EarthenWarrior

        Well to be fair it is anything goes up 3 Smeragles doing it is just ridicules

        • Chaos

          Anything Goes is only there to justify the need for a reasonable ruleset in the main tiers.

      • Fedex

        To a lesser extent and legal one that is. I was playing someone using a swagger sub Klefki which was highly annoying.
        Fortunately it didn’t work out for him tho!

        • Chaos

          Yeah, it’s purely luck based strategy, sometimes it works out, sometimes not so much. But I’d rather not deal with it in all honesty.

          I used to quit games after failing to attack due to confusion three times, cos I couldn’t be asked to deal with it.

        • EarthenWarrior

          I wasn’t lucky this time…
          Pretty much got nothing but good Moody buffs and basically avoided sweet punishment
          I mean I was using my Fighting Mono and all I had to deal with was
          3 Smegles, Sunkern, Xerneas, and a Mega Ray

          If I could’ve Bullet Seeded the Smeragles and take them out it was just a matter of time that I wore down Rayquaza or my Pangoro would’ve easily beat Xerneas because they are mentally incapable of not running Geomancy and I’d Gunk Shot them into a Bullet Punch easy peazy

          But hax and luck was systematically on his side

          • Monkeyfuzz

            You don’t have Aura Sphere for evasion issues? Also what Sunkern is being used?

          • EarthenWarrior

            None of my Pokemon have access to Aura Sphere since this was my personal favorites
            Emboar, Heracross, Pangoro, Kommo-o, Breloom and Throh

            This team pretty much brute forces its way with the occasional Breloom savagery

          • Monkeyfuzz

            Hopefully Kommo-O gets Aura Sphere in USUM.

            I still need to know about the Sunkern…

          • EarthenWarrior

            My guess was a big “let me Baton Pass every known buff in existence just so you can be killed by the weakest Pokemon in existence” ploy but I already lost by the time he had 3 evasion boosts and wasn’t gonna let him humiliate me any further

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    I honestly can’t remember a time when I was THIS excited about the anime hahahaha Gonna try and not get my hopes up for too much craziness, but just the idea of Ash finally seeing his old friends again gives me goosebumps. I hope the second episode ends with all 3 of them taking out Team Rocket and sending them blasting off. That would really tickle my fancy. The only thing that would be better is if they came back to Alola with Ash, but unfortunately I don’t see that happening……

  • EarthenWarrior
  • So are the original voice actors coming back too?

    • TheUltraMonster6893

      Presumably the Japanese VAs will definitely come back. They’re pretty good at keeping characters voices with single people unless someone dies. I’m hoping they get the originals for the English dub, but I would settle for the second set of ones they had last. I just don’t want to have them be voiced by some completely different people yet again this time around. There doesn’t need a 3rd set of VAs. Just bring back the ones from AG and DP and that’ll be fine.

    • Ultron

      I really hope so. While Im happy Misty is coming back, it wont be quite the same if it’s a different voice

      • Shady

        Hey u y I can’t mention u?…..I was asking about u

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    Just trying to picture Kiawe and Brock interacting with each other. They’re both kind of the big brother figures of the group so it’ll be funny to see. Same with Mallow and Misty. The 4 of them share more or less the same spot in their respective groups lol

  • Another Video for my friends to watch

    https://youtu.be/fGlj18Nk56g

  • OMG!!!!! _/(°O°)_
    I found my binder… My Pokémon card binder!!! I found all my most powerful and rare cards like the Secret rare Pikachu from BW originals, Mewtwo EX from LT, Reshiram EX, both full art and normal Thundrus EX

    I found 58 super Rare/Promo Legendary cards in it!!

    • zess

      Was it packed away in a box somewhere?

      • It was in a cabinet in my Basement its been missing for over a year

  • EarthenWarrior

    Hey remember when I said I lost my Alpha Sapphire I found it in my cash box

    • Armaggedon16

      Das rad

  • To all you Persona fans here, there’s a YouTuber named Shenpai currently marathoning Persona 4 Golden on Twitch. She started a few days ago, but it didn’t really occur to me to tell any of you in case you’re interested.

  • Rabbid Govnah
    • God has left us

      • Rabbid Govnah

        REVIEWERS LOVE THE GAME THO

        • The gameplay must be unbelievably good then

          • Govbwah

            Supposedly the story is pretty good and the gameplay is really good and keeps you going and gets really hard

          • I watch AbdallahSmash’s walkthrough video’s (I think he got it early being a Youtuber and all) and it made me want it

          • KᑌᑭᑭO

            It actually is

      • Ultron

        God never came. Only arceus can save us

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      After seeing this, I’m surprised this game got such high scores

  • So guys, think Ash will bring some of his non-Alolan Pokémon to battle Brock and Misty?

    I could see him bring Bulbasaur and Charizard or something

    Maybe he’ll visit Squirtle too

    • Ultron

      I would love the squirtle squad to show up

    • anne-susan

      maybe he finely visits pidgeot

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Brock for life

      • Fire evaporates water

        Water drowns plants

        Uhhh… when there is a forest fire and it makes the grass more fertile so future plants are stronger or.. something…

    • EarthenWarrior

      I think you mean popcorn balls. Or a big ass sandwich

  • Butter Geek

    Imma back, the airport has wifi.
    I got a lot of goods, I’ll post them in few hours when I get home.

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Brock and Misty have Megas before Ash do and they have been gone for 7 years LOOOOOOOOOL i love this

    • Butter Geek

      Wait… Steelix isn’t even a rock type…
      *triggered*

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        At least it was before it evolved. Chansey, Croagunk, and Ludicolo say hi tho

        • Ultron

          I forgot happiny evolved

  • Butter Geek
    • UnburdenedLegume

      Lol thats actually really bad

    • KᑌᑭᑭO

      Each world has its own Mini Hub World, but it’s still a bummer :T

    • Tick

      this game looks great, i am so excited

  • EarthenWarrior

    http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uususpecttest-623778833
    Oh you should’ve seen the spitfire he was spewing when i gloated

  • ShinyXatu

    So I suppose I was half right about a Direct being this week? If anything, the Nindies Showcase is more of a confirmation that a full Direct is on the way – they have to get the bulky stuff out first!

    • Tick

      I hope there is a direct soon, all I want is a release date for Xenoblade.

    • Hopefully this means we are getting a Hollowknight for Switch release date

  • Claus H. Luíz

    #NotMyMisty2017

    • Shady

      2017 Misty kinda looks dump.

  • the magazine is called “televi-kun” tho