Ash Ketchum finally won his first championship trophy in “Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon – Ultra Legends.”
The celebratory moment happened on the show’s 1,080th episode titled “The Rise of Alola’s Champion” where Ash, the forever 10-year-old lead character of the “Pokémon” franchise, won the Alola League, according to The Wrap.
— díєthєr 🌙 (@dietherdadiz) September 16, 2019
It took Ash 22 years of hard work, countless battles and over 1,000 episodes before he attained his dream of becoming a Pokémon master.
During the finals of the tournament, Ash faced Gladion, a rival trainer whom he encountered multiple times in “Sun and Moon.” Both trainers used the Rock-type Pokémon Lycanroc, but the former’s monster came out as the victor in the battle.
The historic moment was celebrated online by many fans of the franchise who have been there to support Ash since the first series aired in the late 1990s.
— Kevin M (@c2c66320b14a486) September 15, 2019
If Ash Ketchum could tough it out for 22 years to reach his dream of becoming a Pokémon champion while never even evolving the Pokémon he uses most frequently, I’m confident that anything can be done.
Reach for your dreams, kids.
Reach for your dreams.
— Adalyn Grace (@AdalynGrace_) September 16, 2019
Congrats to Ash Ketchum on winning the Pokémon League and some real yummy animation this gen. Alola is one of my faves. pic.twitter.com/ZlhzxC5pLN
— LOMIANA (@lomisocialclub) September 15, 2019
— Donna Bella Castillo (@donnabella2k7) September 16, 2019
More than 20 years of traveling far and wide.
More than 20 years of Pokémon training+battling.
In more than 20 years and 1000+ eps, his courage pulled through, his destiny was fulfilled, and finally became the very best.
Congratulations, Pokémon League Champion Ash Ketchum. pic.twitter.com/n0WmRXhDep
— TSF EV (@Alpha_Eevee) September 15, 2019
The kid finally did it.
Ash Ketchum became a Pokemon Champion after 20+ years! pic.twitter.com/LncVCvvnVy
— Mike Mamon (@xPmnms) September 15, 2019
Ash’s former voice actress, Veronica Taylor, also celebrated the character’s victory, Gizmodo reported.
Congratulations to Ash Ketchum on winning the Pokémon League from Ash’s ‘younger’ self, circa 1998…yup, hard work, determination, good friends, and a bit of luck pay off! #pokemon #ashketchum #winning pic.twitter.com/JhgRcGJBEy
— Veronica Taylor (@TheVeronicaT) September 15, 2019
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