Pokemon Highlights Masters Eight Lineup in New Poster

Pokemon Journeys is highlighting the impressive final roster of the Masters Eight now that the newest episode of the series has officially cemented who the top trainers in the Pokemon world really are! Ash Ketchum has been quickly rising up the ranks of the World Coronation Series ever since he entered the world spanning tournament, and had even gotten to the top of the Ultra Class after not too long. The newest episode of the series then presented him with the opportunity to make it into the final Masters Tournament, and revealed who the top trainers in the World Coronation Series really are.

The newest episode of the series saw Ash taking on Raihan to break his way into the top right trainers of the Master Class before the final tournament between them begins. With his victory over the Dragon trainer, Ash officially made his way into the eighth rank and is now one of the Master Class trainers heading into the final climax of the anime overall. It was also confirmed who the rest of this mystery line up actually were, and there are some major returns coming our way. You can check out the full line up below thanks to a super slick new poster readying for the final tournament:

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The Top 8 Trainers in the World Coronation Series Masters Class (and their respective ranks) break down as such:

Leon (World Champion)
Cynthia (Sinnoh Champion)
Steven Stone (Hoenn Champion)
Lance (Kanto and Johto Champion)
Diantha (Kalos Champion)
Alain
Iris (Unova Champion)
Ash Ketchum (Alola Champion)

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Thanks to Ash being able to become the Alolan Champion during the Sun and Moon series, Alain is the only major standout among the final trainers who isn’t a Champion of their respective region. But with that said, it’s also representative of the entire franchise to date as fans will get to the see the champions of each region do battle with one another before the series comes to a close. It’s just a matter of seeing who pairs up with who from here on out.

What do you think? How do you feel about the final lineup for the Master Class’s Top 8 trainers? Did you expect some of the final additions? Which is the most surprising name in this final list? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!