For the past 20 years Pokemon fans have watched one plucky trainer struggle to achieve their ultimate goal. They’d often come tantalisingly close, only to have it all snatched away at the last minute.
I’m not talking about Ash Ketchum, to be clear. That loser couldn’t battle his way out of a paper bag. I am of course referring to Brock, the former Pewter City Gym Leader and wannabe Lothario of the Pokemon world.
Anyone who enjoyed the Pokemon anime – especially in the early days – will no doubt remember that Brock spent the vast majority of his travels with Ash looking for love.
Alas, his dogged pursuit for the affections of the likes of trained professionals like Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny were constantly in vain. For two long decades, it seemed that Brock was about as likely to find love as Ash was to win a Pokemon League.
But no more. The latest development in the Pokemon Sun & Moon series is that Brock might finally have met the girl of his dreams, which is huge news for all the women that were sick of being harassed by him.
After getting rejected throughout his whole life,
will our boy Brock finally be able to receive affection?
— Bordoki Doki✨ (@bordsbordo) January 8, 2019
In a recent episode of the show, Ash’s old chums Brock and Misty made the trip to the tropical Alola region to pay the plucky young trainer a visit. It was here that Brock met Olivia, a fellow rock type trainer.
As it turns out, the two seem pretty into each other. The Pokemon anime doesn’t tend to waste time on love stories, so I don’t imagine this will be a huge plot thread going forward, but it’s nice to know that Brock has found somewhere out there who feels just like him.
— Jermaine (ジャーメイン) Road to 1k followers (@Majinken1987) January 7, 2019
There you have it kids, the moral of the story here is that if Brock can find love, anyone can.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.