Pokemon Journeys has seen Ash Ketchum make some giant leaps when it comes to accomplishing his dream of becoming one of the greatest trainers in the world, with his biggest obstacle in the form of the Galar Champion Leon. With Ash becoming a part of the Masters 8 and the World Coronation Series ready to begin, one fan has brought the world champion to life with some spot-on Cosplay that takes the look of Leon and brings it into the real world.
The World Coronation Series, the upcoming tournament that will feature the Masters 8 battling one another for supremacy, still has Leon at the top of the roost, with his skills being shown off a few times in Pokemon Journeys to date. Taking the title of “Monarch”, effectively “strongest Pokemon trainer in the world,” Leon has mostly been on friendly terms with Ketchum the times that they’ve interacted over the course of the anime, but this is sure to change if Ash is able to defeat his opponents in the Masters 8 and faceoff with the current Galar champion. Should Ash actually manage to become the strongest trainer in the world, it will be interesting to see how this will change the future of Pokemon’s anime series.
Instagram Kyoko Star 000 shared this new take on the champion of both Galar and the world, with Pokemon Jouenrys set to see some major challenges for Leon as Ash continues his journey in attempting to be one of the best Pokemon trainers in the world as a part of his world tour:
The next video game of the Pokemon series that will be hitting the Nintendo Switch is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which will once again introduce a new region and pocket monsters to the long-running franchise. Most likely, the games will introduce a new champion, though it would certainly be possible for Leon to make an appearance considering the influence that the world champ has had on the world of Ash Ketchum and friends.
What do you think of this new take on the champion of Galar? Do you think Ash will actually manage to take down Leon to become the new world champ? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Pokemon.