New Pokemon Movie Rewrites History, Ditches Brock And Misty

New Pokemon Movie Rewrites History, Ditches Brock And Misty

The upcoming Pokemon movie is a re-telling of the Indigo League stories, with two glaring omissions.

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Namely, the absence of Brock and Misty, who were two of Ash’s first cohorts in original anime.


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Both might be Ash’s most well-known friends, with Misty even appearing in the first episode I Choose You!, after which the upcoming film is named.

Yet, in the official site, there are two other random children, Makoto and Souji. Both of them are apparently brand new.


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Via the movie’s official site, here is Souji.


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And Makoto.


[Image: official site]

You’ll notice that neither Brock nor Misty appear in the list of characters appearing in the main part of the movie. Nurse Joy? Yes, but Ash’s old friends? Nope.

People have noticed this.

https://twitter.com/Incineroarz/status/883745295913410561

https://twitter.com/TimLegdeur/status/883087702400286721

https://twitter.com/eloisa_txt/status/884033772831686656

Souji and Makoto are even showing up in 20th anniversary images instead of Brock and Misty.

Twenty years of 10-year-old Ash!

It’s almost like Brock and Misty never existed. As Pokemon Matome points out, the new movie has a retelling of this old scene with Butterfree.


[Image: Pokemon Matome]


[Image: Pokemon Matome]


[Image: Pokemon Matome]


[Image: Pokemon Matome]


[Image: Pokemon Matome]

In the new version, Brock and Misty have been written out.


[Image: Pokemon Matome]


[Image: Pokemon Matome]


[Image: Pokemon Matome]

The characters do have a tacked-on appearance in the closing credits. That’s according to Alex Aniel, who saw the movie at Japan Expo and who provided PokeBeach with a summary, writing, “In the end credits we see brief shots of Ash’s old friends — Brock, Misty, Tracey, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, Cilan, Serena, Bonnie, and Clemont.”

Oh.


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