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19th Feb '17 3:36:21 AM Ominae
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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' (which takes place during an unknown point in 1995, the same year as the Belkan War) > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}} occupying the same general time period as ''X''. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''VideoGame/AceCombat7'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' (which takes place during an unknown point in 1995, the same year as the Belkan War) > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}} occupying the same general time period as ''X''. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''VideoGame/AceCombat7'' ''AceCombat7SkiesUnknown'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.
4th Feb '17 10:54:02 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''

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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, with a few exceptions centered around ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', essentially reboot everything and start fresh in a different setting with different characters, making its use of [[NumberedSequels numbers]] somewhat strange.

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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, with a few exceptions centered around ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', essentially reboot everything with every new game and start fresh in a different setting with different characters, making its use of [[NumberedSequels numbers]] somewhat strange.
4th Feb '17 10:52:55 AM SpinAttaxx
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* The ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series isn't a particularly confusing chronology, but the release order of the subsequent games still doesn't necessarily match the order in which they take place, so it still qualifies. The order is: ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}[=/=]VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters Prime Hunters]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Prime 2: Echoes]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Prime 3: Corruption]]'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' > ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', with ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimePinball'' being a loose retelling of the first ''Prime'' game.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series isn't a particularly confusing chronology, but the release order of the subsequent games still doesn't necessarily match the order in which they take place, so it still qualifies. The order is: ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}[=/=]VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters Prime Hunters]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Prime 2: Echoes]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Prime 3: Corruption]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce Federation Force]]'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' > ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' > ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', with ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimePinball'' being a loose retelling of the first ''Prime'' game.



* Though the various ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games are released roughly in chronological order within their own series, the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series which takes place after the end of the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX X]]'' series and before ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Legends]]'' began and ended years after the last ''Legends'' game came out. The newer ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' series takes place after ''Zero'' but still before ''Legends''.
* ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}''
** Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} fans have had more than a few arguments trying to sort this one out. Though there are some things that are commonly agreed upon.
** ''Sonic CD'' was developed at the same time as ''Sonic 2'', and takes place either before it or after ''Sonic & Knuckles''.
** ''Sonic 4'' takes place shortly after Sonic & Knuckles despite coming out in 2010.
** The ResetButton ending of ''Sonic '06'' and inclusion in ''Sonic Generations'' already make it's place in continuity somewhat confusing. However, the game says that Blaze the Cat is from the same future as Silver the Hedgehog. ''Sonic Rush'' and its sequel directly contradict this by saying that Blaze is from AnotherDimension. At the end of Silver's story in ''Sonic 06'' [[spoiler: Blaze absorbs Iblis and seals it and herself away disappearing in a flash of light]]. Which [[WildMassGuessing may suggest]] ''Rush'' takes place after ''Sonic 06''.
** ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' takes place "[[TimeSkip two years]] after the last game in the series". However, what is meant by that is unknown. Its ending [[spoiler: has Robotnik take over the world]]. This doesn't sit well with the next game in the series, ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. The game was eventually declared non-canon anyway, which is backed by Tails not remembering Green Hill in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.

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* Though the various ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' games are released roughly in chronological order within their own series, the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series -- which takes place after the end of the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX X]]'' series and before the ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Legends]]'' series -- began and ended years after the last ''Legends'' game came out. The newer ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' series takes place after ''Zero'' but still before ''Legends''.
* ''Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}''
''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} ''Sonic'' fans have had more than a few arguments trying to sort this one out. Though there are some things that are commonly agreed upon.
** ''Sonic CD'' ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' was developed at the same time as ''Sonic 2'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', and takes place either before it or after ''Sonic ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic & Knuckles''.
Knuckles]]''.
** ''Sonic 4'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4'' takes place shortly after Sonic ''Sonic & Knuckles Knuckles'' despite coming out in 2010.
2010. Furthermore, Episode II happens after ''Sonic CD'', owing to Metal Sonic returning from his defeat on Little Planet.
** The ResetButton ending of ''Sonic '06'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and inclusion in ''Sonic Generations'' ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' already make it's its place in continuity somewhat confusing. However, the game says that Blaze the Cat is from the same future as Silver the Hedgehog. ''Sonic Rush'' and its sequel The ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' series directly contradict this by saying that Blaze is from AnotherDimension. At the end of Silver's story in ''Sonic 06'' [[spoiler: Blaze absorbs Iblis and seals it and herself away disappearing in a flash of light]]. Which [[WildMassGuessing may suggest]] ''Rush'' takes place after ''Sonic 06''.06'', had WordOfGod not reaffirmed that her ''Rush'' backstory is the correct one.
** ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' takes place "[[TimeSkip two years]] after the last game in the series". However, what is meant by that is unknown. Its ending [[spoiler: has Robotnik take over the world]]. This doesn't sit well with the next game in the series, ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''. [[CanonDiscontinuity The game was eventually declared non-canon anyway, anyway]], which is backed by Tails not remembering Green Hill in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.



* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, with a few exceptions centered around ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', making its use of [[NumberedSequels numbers]] somewhat strange.

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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, with a few exceptions centered around ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', essentially reboot everything and start fresh in a different setting with different characters, making its use of [[NumberedSequels numbers]] somewhat strange.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are a few years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]][[note]]Concept art for Grimsley, a character appearing in both ''B/W2'' and ''S/M'', mentions that he is two years older in the latter, however, but then again, considering that Generations VI and VII are confirmed to be an AlternateUniverse (see below), who knows, really.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, unknown time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are a few years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]][[note]]Concept art for Grimsley, a character appearing in both ''B/W2'' and ''S/M'', mentions that he is two years older in the latter, however, but then again, considering that Generations VI and VII are confirmed to be an AlternateUniverse (see below), who knows, really.[[/note]] [[/note]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to.
27th Jan '17 2:01:48 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' (which takes place during an unknown point in 1995, the same year as the Belkan War) > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}} occupying the same general time period as ''X''. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''Ace Combat 7'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is all over the place, partially owing to [[ConstructedWorld the Strangereal setting]] not being [[{{Worldbuilding}} extensively fleshed out]] until the fourth game and Project Aces having to retroactively [[CanonWelding fit previous entries into the universe]]. Even so, [[AnachronicOrder the chronology can be hard]] [[SequelNumberSnarl to keep track of]] if you're not familiar with the series. ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Zero]]'' [[EpisodeZeroTheBeginning is the first entry]], and from there the order goes ''[[VideoGame/AirCombat 1]]'' (which takes place during an unknown point in 1995, the same year as the Belkan War) > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat2 2]]'' (and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy Assault Horizon Legacy]]'') > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies 04]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar 5]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation 6]]'' > ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception X]]'', with ''Xi'' as an {{interquel}} occupying the same general time period as ''X''. Meanwhile, ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatNorthernWings Northern Wings]]'' [[DashedPlotLine is running concurrently with]] ''04'', ''5'', and ''6''. This leaves ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere 3]]'' as the DistantFinale, with ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAdvance Advance]]'' as ''its'' direct prequel. ''Ace Combat 7'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat7'' was announced to be a sequel to ''[=AC6=]'', though it's currently unclear when it occurs in relation to ''X''. That's not even getting into ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault Joint Assault]]'', ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon Assault Horizon]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity Infinity]]'', all of which are instead set on Earth and appear to serve as {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to one another. Additionally, the arcade version of ''Ace Combat'' (also titled ''Air Combat'') and its arcade-exclusive sequel (''Air Combat 22'') share their own continuity.
26th Jan '17 9:27:28 AM Synchronicity
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are, presumably, several years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are, presumably, several are a few years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. twenties]][[note]]Concept art for Grimsley, a character appearing in both ''B/W2'' and ''S/M'', mentions that he is two years older in the latter, however, but then again, considering that Generations VI and VII are confirmed to be an AlternateUniverse (see below), who knows, really.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to.
14th Jan '17 7:00:04 PM nombretomado
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* The first two ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' games were placed in reverse order, with ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' happening before ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''. The first game even ''started'' with ATasteOfPower that eventually became the final conflict in the second game, creating a nice little loop of continuity. The third game, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', is third chronologically, 100 years after ''Fortress of Doom'' and 200 years after ''Lufia II''. The GaidenGame, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', is set twenty years after ''Lufia II'' (eighty years before ''Fortress of Doom'').

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* The first two ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' games were placed in reverse order, with ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' happening before ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom''. The first game even ''started'' with ATasteOfPower that eventually became the final conflict in the second game, creating a nice little loop of continuity. The third game, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', is third chronologically, 100 years after ''Fortress of Doom'' and 200 years after ''Lufia II''. The GaidenGame, ''VideoGame/LufiaTheRuinsOfLore'', is set twenty years after ''Lufia II'' (eighty years before ''Fortress of Doom'').
19th Dec '16 12:43:41 AM X2X
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** Gen VI muddles the timeline a bit thanks to ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire''. Unlike the other remakes, which supersede the canon of the original versions, these games are implied to instead take place in an AlternateUniverse, which would be later by scenario writer Toshinobu Matsumiya via Twitter. [[note]]The original tweet no longer exists [[http://archive.is/D9iPz but has been archived]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur quickly]] [[http://pokemon-sun-moon.tumblr.com/post/87619014772/official-pokemon-timeline-was-revealed-by circulated]] [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/696959-pokemon-x/69353687 around]] [[https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/26z79z/official_pok%C3%A9mon_timeline_confirmed_by_toshinobu/ the internet]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/767545-pokemon in]] [[http://pokecharms.com/threads/official-pokemon-timeline-confirmed.10106/ the]] [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics following]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 weeks.]][[/note]] Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X & Y'' and ''Sun & Moon'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']]. Furthermore, ''Sun/Moon'' features a post-game appearance from [[spoiler:Salon Maiden Anabel]], last seen in ''Emerald''. All hints point to this not being an alternate version of [[spoiler:the Frontier Brain]], but the actual character in question: [[spoiler:Anabel, a "Faller," [[TrappedInAnotherWorld winds up being transported to the "new" world]] by means of an Ultra Wormhole, an interdimensional portal.]] Looker, first introduced in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'', says that he first encountered [[spoiler:the now-amnesiac Anabel]] 10 years ago; the insinuation from said event is that ''Sun/Moon'' is set roughly a decade after Gen I/Gen III, as this matches up with Red being in his 20s.

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** Gen VI muddles the timeline a bit thanks to ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire''. Unlike the other remakes, which supersede the canon of the original versions, these games are implied to instead take place in an AlternateUniverse, which would be later be confirmed by scenario writer Toshinobu Matsumiya via Twitter. [[note]]The [[note]][[https://twitter.com/matsumiyan/status/464052839870787584 The original tweet tweet]] no longer exists [[http://archive.is/D9iPz but has been archived]] and [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur quickly]] [[http://pokemon-sun-moon.tumblr.com/post/87619014772/official-pokemon-timeline-was-revealed-by circulated]] [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/696959-pokemon-x/69353687 around]] [[https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/26z79z/official_pok%C3%A9mon_timeline_confirmed_by_toshinobu/ the internet]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/767545-pokemon in]] [[http://pokecharms.com/threads/official-pokemon-timeline-confirmed.10106/ the]] [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics following]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 weeks.]][[/note]] Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X & Y'' and ''Sun & Moon'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']]. Furthermore, ''Sun/Moon'' features a post-game appearance from [[spoiler:Salon Maiden Anabel]], last seen in ''Emerald''. All hints point to this not being an alternate version of [[spoiler:the Frontier Brain]], but the actual character in question: [[spoiler:Anabel, a "Faller," [[TrappedInAnotherWorld winds up being transported to the "new" world]] by means of an Ultra Wormhole, an interdimensional portal.]] Looker, first introduced in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'', says that he first encountered [[spoiler:the now-amnesiac Anabel]] 10 years ago; the insinuation from said event is that ''Sun/Moon'' is set roughly a decade after Gen I/Gen III, as this matches up with Red being in his 20s.



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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series all take place in the same world and are roughly chronological, but have different locations and, for the most part, characters. Except for the spin-offs. ''Battlespire'' takes place just before and during the first game, while ''Redguard'' takes place roughly 300 years before the first game. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is going to take place two centuries after Oblivion, but has been announced as a more direct sequel, events-wise.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series all take place in the same world and are roughly chronological, but have different locations and, for the most part, characters. Except for the spin-offs. ''Battlespire'' takes place just before and during [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena the first game, game]], while ''Redguard'' takes place roughly 300 years before the first game. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is going to take takes place two centuries after Oblivion, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', but has been announced as a is more of a direct sequel, sequel events-wise.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are several years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'', are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter. Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X & Y'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]]'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are are, presumably, several years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. to.
** Gen VI muddles the timeline a bit thanks to
''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'', Sapphire''. Unlike the other remakes, which supersede the canon of the original versions, these games are implied to instead take place in an AlternateUniverse, which would be later by scenario writer Toshinobu Matsumiya via Twitter. [[note]]The original tweet no longer exists [[http://archive.is/D9iPz but has been archived]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur quickly]] [[http://pokemon-sun-moon.tumblr.com/post/87619014772/official-pokemon-timeline-was-revealed-by circulated]] [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/696959-pokemon-x/69353687 around]] [[https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/26z79z/official_pok%C3%A9mon_timeline_confirmed_by_toshinobu/ the internet]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/767545-pokemon in]] [[http://pokecharms.com/threads/official-pokemon-timeline-confirmed.10106/ the]] [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] following]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter. weeks.]][[/note]] Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X & Y'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun ''Sun & Moon]]'' Moon'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']].''X/Y'']]. Furthermore, ''Sun/Moon'' features a post-game appearance from [[spoiler:Salon Maiden Anabel]], last seen in ''Emerald''. All hints point to this not being an alternate version of [[spoiler:the Frontier Brain]], but the actual character in question: [[spoiler:Anabel, a "Faller," [[TrappedInAnotherWorld winds up being transported to the "new" world]] by means of an Ultra Wormhole, an interdimensional portal.]] Looker, first introduced in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'', says that he first encountered [[spoiler:the now-amnesiac Anabel]] 10 years ago; the insinuation from said event is that ''Sun/Moon'' is set roughly a decade after Gen I/Gen III, as this matches up with Red being in his 20s.
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are several years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'', are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter. Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X & Y'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]]'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are several years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red (see the above note) is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'', are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter. Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X & Y'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]]'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']].
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is suggested to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'', are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter. Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X and Y'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' does this. Not counting ''Gold and Silver'', which were direct sequels to the first games, ''Red and Blue'', every iteration since has been part of a jumbled up timeline that can only be explained by in-game functions. ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' start off the series. At the same time that these are happening, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', games released six years later as part of the third generation, take place. Three years later, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' take place. Starting around when the red Gyarados business goes down, the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' occur. (It helps if you consider the remakes; ''Ruby and Sapphire'' and ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'' are part of the same generation and take place at roughly the same time, as are ''Diamond and Pearl'' and ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]''.) And then, some unknown, as of right now, time later (possibly multiple years later; see the following note for more details) the events of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' take place, followed by ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' (2 years later [[note]]Red, the player character in ''R/B/Y/FR/LG'', is canonically 11 in his games, which would make him 14 during Gen II/IV; as his age is given as [[VagueAge 16-17]] 16-17+]] in ''[=B2/W2=]'', this would suggest that ''B/W'' is set only, at most, a year after the events of ''[=HG/SS=]'' and ''Platinum'', [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is suggested implied to be the "canon" version by Cynthia]] in her ''B/W'' cameo[[/note]]). ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' then takes place around the same time as ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are several years down the road from ''[=B2/W2=]'' and ''X/Y'', as Red is officially said to be [[VagueAge in his early twenties]]. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokémon XD]]'' go wherever you want them to. ''Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', the remakes of ''Ruby and Sapphire'', are implied to take place in an AlternateUniverse, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/GD/VRKVd9Zq-the-pokemon-universe-or-holy-shit-gamefreak-has-been-reading-too-many-comics which would]] [[http://imgur.com/gallery/pvba5Ur later be]] [[http://cheezburger.com/8205390336 confirmed by]] WordOfGod via Twitter. Due to the existence of Mega Evolution (and, to a lesser extent, "Infinity Energy"), ''X and & Y'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun & Moon]]'' are also suggested to exist in said alternate timeline, with the [[ForWantOfANail point of historical divergence]] being [[spoiler:the firing of AZ's ultimate weapon 3,000 years prior to ''X/Y'']].
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