Pokémon is one of the most profitable franchises worldwide, and its beloved creatures have remained in the hearts of a large number of fans around the world, to the extent that today we will enter a tribute that is related with the official mascot of the franchise.
Something that seems quite striking to us is that Pikachu is the Pokémon that has been present in each of the Pokémon seasons, being the protagonist Pokémon of the series, and that together with Ash they embark on amazing adventures to become the strongest. .
The Pokémon Journeys anime, also known as Pokémon Journeys, and its sequels, have managed to captivate all fans, to the extent that a reference was recently made that did not go unnoticed among fans of another of the most popular anime in the Industry. , and we are talking about Naruto.
Thanks to the fact that Pikachu received a very peculiar nickname during episode 128 of the animated series, we can see that it has been referred to one of Naruto’s Hokage, in order to make clear the great power of the yellow mouse.
The next episodes of Pokémon Journeys will be responsible for “broadcasting” the fight between Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) vs. Lionel (Dande), so this episode was a preview to find out the Pokémon roster that both trainers will use for the final battle.
Each and every one of the mustard Pokémon was featured along with their performance during the tournament, and it was at this point that the commentators of the 8 Masters Tournament dubbed Pikachu “The Yellow Lightning of Pallet Town.”
Hundreds of fans took Pikachu’s new nickname as a reference to Minato Namikaze, Naruto’s Fourth Hokage who is better known in the Shinobi world as “The Yellow Lightning of Konoha.”
The final battle between the champion of Alola (Ash Ketchum) against the champion of Galar (Lionel) will begin on October 21, 2022 and it seems that this meeting will bring out the WHOLE repertoire of Pokémon that will fight on behalf of both trainers. If it’s still hard to believe, you can watch the moment Pikachu is christened with the nickname of the fourth Hokage starting at 3:50 with Ash’s Pokémon introduction.