A poster and a character sheet have been leaked on Japanese forums, seemingly depicting Ash's new design as well as, presumably, his new travelling companion. As of now, this is uncomfirmed, but seeing as the date for the official release is so near (29th) it's either a very elaborate fake or just outright official. We'll have to wait, anyways. The poster also shows all main regions. What are your thoughts on Ash's new design? Is it better or worse than Alola's? Would you rather it go back to how it used to? What about his travelling companion? Do you think it's a boy or a girl? Would you rather it be a boy or a girl? Personally, Ash's new design looks too Yokai-Watch-esque... while I would have liked a return to the old design. But, well, can't have everything, I guess? I still don't hate it, but it does look like they're trying too hard to be like Yokai-Watch, at least design-wise. As for the new companion, I really hope it's a girl. Her design is great and quite tomboyish, plus she looks like she has a strong attitude (and I also jumped to that conclusion, so my honour is at stake XD).