Never give up on your dreams, kids. After more than two decades of failing, Ash Ketchum has finally won a Pokemon League Championship, and Pikachu was with him every step of the way.
The long-awaited victory happened in the anime Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon where Ash entered the Alola Pokemon League. It was a truly unexpected win considering that Ash himself couldn't believe what happened. Nevertheless, fans all over the world immediately celebrated the beloved protagonist's victory.
Ash has been the protagonist of several Pokemon shows and games but had yet to win a Pokemon League. It's so unexpected that even Ash himself couldn't believe it happened.
Of course, the win came with questions. For one, some wanted to point out that Ash won the Orange Island League.
I get Ash won his ‘first league’— ً (@MrAloofTempShit) September 15, 2019
But he’s won literally three time,
Unless people wanted to forget that Orange League doesn’t exist? pic.twitter.com/IJFa7FXB5m
So does that count? Here's what one fan has to say about that.
Just to be clear & not have anyone confused; Ash won “A” #Pokémon League; not “The” Pokémon League. There’s no such thing as THE Pokémon League since each Region has their own League. Orange Island and Battle Frontier don’t count; Orange is not a region and BF was a Challenge. pic.twitter.com/A9H9xZp4oi— Ralfington @ New track OUT NOW!! (@ralfington) September 15, 2019
As it turns out, Orange Island probably doesn't count since it isn't an official region. In addition to that, the Battle Frontier win was a challenge and not an actual championship.
Perhaps the best thing about Ash's win is that he immediately celebrated it with his longtime best friend Pikachu. Although his other friends are not with him in the anime, his most loyal companion was still present for the momentous occasion. It's an amazing moment and we're truly proud of this guy. Congratulations, Ash and Pikachu!