The Pokemon Journeys anime got a new opening in Japan, which reveals a few more classic characters making return appearances in this season.
Ash’s old rival Gary and former travelling companion Iris appear in the new opening, strongly suggesting that they will make return appearances in upcoming episodes. It is not known exactly which episodes the characters will return in.
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) January 8, 2021
About Pokemon Journeys
The series features “double protagonists” Ash Ketchum and Goh, along with their respective partners Pikachu and Cinderace. Ash and Goh travel around the world, specifically all regions that have appeared in the core series (from Kanto to Galar), and meet Pokémon from each region while pursuing their respective goals.
Ash continues his pursuit of becoming a Pokémon Master by entering the World Coronation Series, with the hopes of one day having an official match with the reigning Monarch, Leon. Goh, having had a fateful encounter with Mew when he was six, dreams of one day catching the Mythical Pokémon, and is currently filling his Pokédex in the hopes that it will get him closer to his dream.
The series also features as supporting characters a young girl named Chloe, who has a Yamper, and her father Professor Cerise, who runs the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City.