[Images: TV Tokyo | GIF: Kotaku]

Next month, Brock and Misty are returning to the Pokémon TV anime. The trainers appeared in the original series, and just as Ash has changed over the years, so have they.

The art style for subsequent series evolved and changed, so when Brock and Misty made appearances, they did, too.


As Kotaku previously reported, both Brock and Misty will be airing in two Sun Moon episodes next month. Here is their official Sun Moon character art:

[Image: TV Tokyo]
[Image: TV Tokyo]

And here is how the characters have evolved:


(If you are wondering why Red is at the top, Twitter user hituhashi_Pokem explains here. You can read more about the manga Satoshi that was directly based on Red.)

Sun Moon certainly marks a stylistic departure for all three characters. But is it for the better? Or worse?

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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