Pokémon Explorations is finally back after a long pause, and the new episode managed to rekindle the fans' passion without too much difficulty. A few episodes from the start of the new Pokémon narrative arc in fact, the series has decided to focus again on Riolu, the last, important addition to Ash's team.
The new episode begins with Go and his Raboot intent on taking care of the many Pokémon captured since the beginning of the adventure, while Ash takes advantage of the calm moment to test the strength of his Riolu, making him collide with Mr. Mime. However, in the laboratory of Professor Sakuragi (now called Cerise in the western version), food begins to disappear, and the two decide to start investigating to catch the culprit and bring the situation back to normal. The flow of events leads Go's Cascoons to evolve into Dustox, and in the last minutes the protagonists discover the culprit: a small Skwovet.
As you can see at the bottom, it was the sweet behavior of Riolu, quickly passed from the stubborn and irascible attitude of episode 21 to that shown in the last episode.
And what do you think of it? Have you enjoyed the return of Pokémon Explorations? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below! In case you have not yet had the opportunity to discover the new series instead, we advise you to take a look at our first impressions on the anime.
riolu was so so cute in the episode !! #anipoke pic.twitter.com/uKHz8AFl3A- PM 2019 🛡 (@animepkmn) June 7, 2020
One thing is pretty certain though. Riolu is being built up as a secondary partner companion for Ash alongside Pikachu given it's heavy role in today's episode and also the fact we know it travels with the gang in the next episode as well. #Anipoke pic.twitter.com/s6krJH5TOY- Anipoke Fandom (@AnipokeFandom) June 7, 2020
Is it too early to say Riolu is the best Pokémon Ash has ever owned? 👉👈- Anipoke Hub 🏆🔥 #ThankYouAnipoke (@AnipokeHub) June 7, 2020
I LOVE HIM TOO MUCH ALREADY 😣 #anipoke pic.twitter.com/5M9jXaJwZo
I absolutely love how Riolu was shown to be stubborn when he first met Ash and didn't want to be treated like a baby but now he just clings onto Ash's leg for safety every chance he gets. Best puppy. #Anipoke pic.twitter.com/dp1XaCTjj1- Anipoke Fandom (@AnipokeFandom) June 7, 2020
Riolu’s Tail waggles 🥰🥰✨✨ #anipoke #pokemon pic.twitter.com/8P2ZjASpcY- TsuraiDragon (@DragonTsurai) June 7, 2020
Riolu holding Ash’s hand is adorable pic.twitter.com/KEaV5EjrAk- the professional dumbass (@marsh_adow) June 7, 2020