,Nobody said Pikachu wouldn't remain in some fashion. It doesn't have to be Ash's Pikachu.Pikachu is the face of the franchise and isn't going anywhere,
1. Why would the new kid have Ash's personality? Why do people keep saying this?and the idiocy of "hey, we'll retire the main character and replace him with a new kid who has the same personality and the same pokemon and the same goal and... uh... yeah" should speak for itself. Come on.
2. Same Pokemon? No, next kid would have Gen 6 pokemon obviously. And since we hardly ever see Ash's older pokes as it is, it'd make no difference.
3. Same goal? So what, seeing someone new try Gyms is such a travesty? We watched two coordinators and their stories played out differently. Stop acting like they would be clones.