He's tried for more than 20 years to be the very best...
Always the bridesmaid but never the bride, Pokemon Trainer and hero to us all, Ash Ketchum, has finally become a Pokemon League Champion.
Ash did away with his Pokemon League Championship drought — one that lasted more than 20 years — in the 139th episode of the Pokemon Sun and Moon anime series, taking the title of Pokemon League Champion in the Alola region contest.
Fans flocked to Twitter celebrate Ash’s new title of Pokemon Master.
Which was bigger? LeBron coming back 3-1 against the Warriors or Ash Ketchum winning his first Pokemon league after a 22 year drought? pic.twitter.com/aU3BM9Kvhl
— Troydan (@Troydan) September 15, 2019
Stan Lee didn't publish his first comic until he was 39.
Vera Wang didn't enter the fashion industry until she was 40.
After 22 years, Ash Ketchum finally won the Pokémon League at the age of 32. Congratulations Ash 🎉
You're never too old to accomplish your dreams 💖 pic.twitter.com/M6CeG6pAE6
— 🌸 shirley j. 셜리 🌸 화이팅!! ♡ ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✨ (@LionintheTrees) September 15, 2019
The kid finally did it.
Ash Ketchum became a Pokemon Champion after 20+ years! pic.twitter.com/LncVCvvnVy
— Mike Mamon (@xPmnms) September 15, 2019
Even Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda took to the social media platform to celebrate.
— 増田順一@GAME FREAK inc. (@Junichi_Masuda) September 15, 2019
Prior to his Alola win, Ash’s best result in a Pokemon League Championship was a second place finish the Kalos league (aka the Pokemon XYZ series), losing out to Allan and Charizard.
Our best wishes go out to the ever-struggling anime character.