Now, this is something that we probably never expected to happen in our lifetime. After years of speculation, we’re finally going to know who is Ash’s father in the upcoming Pokemon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle!
Here’s what Crunchyroll said:
Outside of a brief mention at the start of the Pokémon anime (which was then remade in the 2017’s I Choose You! film), Ash’s father has been something of an enigma. What we do know is that Ash’s father and grandfather are both on their journeys to become Pokémon masters, leaving Ash to be raised by his mother and an always around Professor Oak. Surprisingly, even though Ash has been on television multiple times through his own journey, his father hasn’t been mentioned once … until now!
Feeling that it would be unnatural for Ash not to discuss his family when learning of the situation, Yajima decided for the first time in the anime franchise to have Ash describe his father’s personality and character. Ash exclaims at one point in the film that “watching [Koko and Zarude] reminds me of times with my dad.” Yajima goes on to explain that the origin of Ash’s own characteristics comes from his father, who shares a very similar personality as the 10-year old.
I can’t believe that this is finally happening. I’ve waited so long to know more information about Ash’s father. There were times where I just gave up and accepted the fact that Mr. Mime was Ash’s dad, but I can finally throw that theory into the trash. I haven’t been this pumped for a Pokemon movie film since Pokémon 3: The Movie – Spell of the Unown: Entei.
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will release on December 25, 2020 in Japan and 2021 in the West.