Gary Oak to Appear in Pokémon Anime For First Time in 11 Years

Today the 50th episode of the 2019 Pokémon (known as Pokémon Journeys in the west) anime aired, and the episode debuted a new opening that shows several characters that will make appearances in the future. Among the characters shown is Gary Oak (Shigeru Okido) Ash’s (Satoshi’s) original rival. This will mark the first time Gary has appeared in the anime in 11 years. His last appearance was during the Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl anime.

Iris from Pokémon: Best Wishes is also slated to appear during this season. It is currently unknown when the episodes featuring Gary and Iris are scheduled to air. The Pokémon Journeys English dub is currently streaming on Netflix.