Pokemon anime fans are starting to get worried after the preview for episode 4 makes no mention of Brock and Misty following their return.
Ash’s send-off mini-series titled ‘Aim to be a Pokemon Master’ is shaping up to be a great love letter for long-time anime fans, with beloved members from Ash’s journey returning to the spotlight.
In episodes two and three, Brock and Misty make a return to travel with Ash one last time, with Cilan from Pokemon Black & White also making a return as well.
Unfortunately, fans have started to get worried after a translated teaser for episode 4 fails to mention Brock, Misty, or Cilan at all.
Are Brock & Misty already leaving Ash?
A post on the Pokemonanime subreddit revealed a rough translation of the synopsis for episode 4 of the ‘Aim to be a Pokemon Master’ anime, which has caused quite a stir among the community.
The translated synopsis apparently says the episode focuses on Ash and Pikachu, who “visit a certain mountain in order to see the rare ‘Magikarp Waterfall.’ Along the way the two meet a powerful Beartic who’s freezing everything around it due to some kind of trouble it’s in.
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At first glance, the synopsis almost sounds like classic anime filler, which made some fans nervous thanks to the mini-series’ brief 11-episode run time. However, fans also immediately noticed that Brock and Misty were not mentioned at all in the synopsis.
“I will have a heart attack if Misty and Brock are gone already and the episode focuses on a random Pokémon,” said one fan. Another wondered if the mini-series was already headed downhill. “Ep 2 was at the level I was expecting, and frankly it exceeded my expectation…I’m now terrified it’ll be downhill from here.”
Of course, some viewers are still holding out hope that a companion will pop up again or that the episode will call back to previous fan-favorite adventures. “Honestly, I think people are over-exaggerating the “filler talk”. I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being a callback to Snow Way Out.”
Only time will tell if episode 4 of ‘Aim to be a Master’ really doesn’t involve Misty and Brock in any way, but hopefully fans are still able to enjoy the brief return they get before the series concludes.