Wild Mass Guesses pertaining to the Pokemon Anime and previous films. WMGs for future movies and Anime seasons belong under Pokemon Future Films. For all other Pokemon Media, see Pokémon. The "Eagun is Ash" theory goes on the Colosseum page. There are also pages for crossovers and Ash's father.
Ash's Haunter is still with himShortly after Ash left Haunter with Sabrina it evolved into a Gengar and decided to catch up with Ash for some reason (perhaps it just got bored of playing with Sabrina) and hid in his shadow. Gengar has been stealthily helping Ash throughout his journey ever since.
Jessie and James are related.
Cilan is a negaishipper
Ash Ketchum is actually Negi Springfield in disguiseDue to the events of the Magic World arc, Negi was turned into a High-Daylight walker like Evangeline. However, because of his lack of aging, he was forced to go into hiding, but because he did not want to leave Japan, he stepped half a dimension away. Just as the Magic World is [[an overlay on Mars]], the Pokemon world is an overlay on the Earth. And so, he ended up in Kanto and assassinated the real Ash Ketchum, dying his hair black and acting the part until he recieved Pikachu and went on his journey. This would explain Ash's ability to attract women for no apparent reason, as well as his non-aging (Even though a year in-universe had passed between Ash's first arrival in Viridian City and the Indigo League, the execs still insist that Ash is only 10 at the beginning of Best Wishes), as well as his ability to use Aura without much training. It would also explain why Ash is able to survive damage that most people wouldn't even come close. Negi would be discreet, but he wouldn't stop using magic completely.
Sooner or later, Team Rocket will resort to KILLING Ash to get Pikachu.I mean, come on. They've sometimes taken him along with his Pokemon. And some of the mecha that the trio uses were proven to have nearly killed the boy.
When the series finally ends, Pikachu will evolve to Raichu.He'll probably do it to help win the final battle standing between Ash and becoming champion. Nothing could signal the end of the series like that.
The Decolore Islands are the Pokemon counterpart to the Thimble Islands in the Long Island Sound.
The reason for Team Rocket's efficiency thus far...
Jessie and James are actually the male and female of a relatively rare Pokemon species.
Ash somehow sweats the primary ingredient of Rare Candies.Rare Candy are items in the game that instantly level a Pokemon. Ash has somehow leveled up and evolved Pokemon that he's never trained prior to that episode.
Ash's Pikachu had somehow ingested a Light Ball prior to being caught by Oak, thus doubling his Special Attack (and Attack starting in the DP arc).This could be the reason Pikachu fries even Ground Pokemon and utterly pulverizes everything else. This is also the reason he's wanted by Jessie and James. Oak probably captured Pikachu in the first place because he wanted to study it, to know why it was more powerful than its brethren. This could also be why Pikachu refuses to evolve: it knows this at some level, and it knows it would become a normal Raichu after evolving.
James's family is distantly related to the Kaiba family.Ash is turned to stone by Mewtwo and Mew's attacks and is revived by the Pokemon's tears (emotions?), Ash was over-affected and became immortal, just like Captain Jack. This would also explain why he doesn't seem to age at all.
99% of the show is a giant dream sequence hallucinated by Ash. He's in a coma, and all the other characters are manifestations of various aspects of his psyche.The theory is explained here. Also here.
Jessie and Jessiebelle are related.
Brock's Mom is some sort of Nekomata-type Pokémon shapeshifting to look human.She's way too hot after 11 kids to be aging on a human scale. Her mysterious disappearance must have been some ritual or problem relating to her Pokemon family she couldn't let on. That eternal Cat Grin is bit of a clue - she must be related to the Mews. Her affinity for water Pokemon is a combination of love of fish and an attempt to overcome a fear of water gone wrong.
Anime Brendan is Birch's son.Simple process of elimination: in the games, whoever you play as becomes Norman's son/daughter, while the opposite gender character becomes Birch's. Since anime-May is Norman's kid, that would leave Brendan (who exists in this continuity, albeit as a completely silent, never-seen-in-focus Easter Egg character) as Professor Birch's son. As for why he never mentions him, the Professor is said to be quite forgetful in the games; it's conceivable that it simply slipped his mind at the time. ... No, it's not a particularly interesting one, but it's a theory, nonetheless.
Paul is somehow connected to Team Galactic.The evidence is minuscule at best, but it's there: he comes from Veilstone City (where TG's home base is located), and he displays an attitude toward Pokemon that's altogether not too different from that of Galactic's members (for example, he uses them as tools and discards them without a second thought).
Team Rocket is incompetent because Pikachu fried their brains one too many times.Self-explainatory.
The Ho Oh Ash always sees is actually Mew, shapeshifted, and Ash's guardian.Well, we've only seen Mew in the anime and movies a few times now, every time saving Ash from death or bringing him back from it. Also, we saw it in the beginning of the eighth movie - disguised as a Ho-Oh. Well, combined with the "Aaron is Ash's father/Ash's former life/A distant relative of Ash" theory, I think Mew has always been in contact with Sir Aaron, since he was the only one who actually knew how Mew could save the Tree of Beginning. Maybe he was chosen for something and Mew was his guardian. Mew just likes taking on the form of the majestic Ho-Oh and it has been stated to be immortal. Well, now, some hundred years later, Ash embarks on his journey and immediatally comes into mortal danger. I guess that lightning that hit Pikachu and powered it up when it was frying the flock of Spearow was actually a move that multiplies the power of Electric attacks, sent by Mew to save Aaron's son/distant relative/reborn form. And so, a few moments later, they saw it flying away in its Ho-Oh form.
Ash's Pikachu has an EXP Limiter of some sort......similar to what the gym leaders would have to have in order to use their Pokemon for more than a few battles without it becoming unfair to trainers.
Ash doesn't age because of his relationship with the legendaries.I'm sure if you're able to make friends with Pokemon able to manipulate time and whatnot, looking a...few years younger isn't that hard.
Why Ash is forever 10, and the end of PokémonPokéballs emit a field of radiation which mutates anyone exposed to it, eventually ceasing their aging and turning them immortal. Unfortunately for Ash, in-utero exposure to this radiation has a one in a million chance of causing this to happen before one reaches puberty, and his mother was exposed to a major radiation leak on a tour of Silph Co. when she was a traveling trainer; she's just finishing radiation therapy by the time Ash's journey starts, which is what Mr. Mime was for. However, Ash was also gifted with an aura that makes pretty much anyone and anything see him as a friend, allowing him to easily tame any 'mon. The series will end with a "There can be only one" Highlander scenario, where Ash eliminates the competition with his army of animal slaves, leaving only his closest friends (and female companions) alive. And Team Rocket for comic relief.
Ash has a congenital disease that runs in the family.This is the most logical explanation I could think of for Ash. And this would also explain why his mother Delia looks so youthful.
James is actually from Felarya.That's why he keeps getting Pokemon that try to eat him; they remind of home.
The Joys and Jennies are not the only human "clones" in the Pokemon world.Jessiebelle bears a striking resemblance to Jessie, and in one of the Hoenn episodes, Max meets his doppelganger, albeit one who is older and has brown hair.
Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny are both Dittos that have been mode locked into a random they saw on a swimsuit magazine.
Ash suffers from a genetic disease that will make him look 11 years old until he dies from it.Like Kanata, the missing parent died of the same thing. The only thing still keeping Ash from constant suffering is the Pokemon tears from the first movie.
Jessie and James are immortals.They constantly get subjected to stresses that would kill a normal human, and no matter how long it's been since they had food, they don't look any the worse for wear, just miserably hungry. James's family appears to be not only upper-class, but from an earlier time period than the average town and citizen might suggest. Jessie and James are from two feuding immortal families, since James ran from an arranged marriage with Jessiebelle, Jessie's cousin/niece/half-sister, or even great-aunt for what a few generations matter to people who live forever. (That or the descendant of the original Jessiebelle, but there are no feuding immortal families in that guess.)
Legendary Pokémon are much more powerful in the anime universe than in the games.Sort of a counter to the "Myths are just Myths" theories in the main archives.
The Jennies and Joys that happen to look different from the mold...Well, they are around. They don't disappear, nor are they killed (despite what Soylent Green conspiracy theorists say). They receive different names, and try to excel at other areas. How to notice them? By their hair color, of course. Whitney and Maylene could be related to Joys, while Duplica and Suzie (the Vulpix girl) could be related to Jennies, and so on. A strange male variation of a Jenny would be Wallace. Although, not every aqua-haired person would be related to Jennies, or pink-haired ones to Joy, as it would make the family bonds way too much strict. Also, they don't even need to look different. Hell, look at Marble◊! It's a Jenny with a different name!
Jessie and James are also Pokemon who can talk.Their 'ability', or whatever the appropriate word is, is to survive great impact.
Atsuhiro Tomioka eventually came to secretly hate the protagonists.What else would explain the Character Derailment of May and the Contest judges in AG078, Dawn losing the Super Contest preliminaries in DP049, and of course, the genesis of Paul?
The anime Pokemon world has a frighteningly small gene pool...Explains the weird resemblances and somewhat common act of mistaking total strangers for family members, without necessitating time travel or such. Also explains why they've died out in the not-too-distant future (see Mystery Dungeon WMG above).
Professor Ivy and her assistants are actually hermaphrodites.It explains why they were so eager to have Brock as their personal maid, and why Brock broke up with them, and refuses to talk about them; he found out they were traps, and it squicked him for life.
Ash is blowing up girls' bikes on purpose.He likes to have someone to travel with him and after seeing how well it worked the first time, he goes out of his way to have Pikachu destroy girls' bikes. This not only breaks the ice but also hampers their mobility, forcing them to walk beside him instead of easily outpacing him as they would if their bikes remained intact.
Ash's Pikachu is already partially evolved.In Electric Shock Showdown, Ash procures a Thunderstone and considers using it, and Pikachu hits it away. That brief contact was enough exposure to start the changes that would have it evolve into Raichu, but not enough to do anything that would be externally visible. It therefore combines the power of a fully evolved Raichu (or at least, a partially evolved Raichu) with the smaller, more nimble body of a Pikachu, allowing it to do things that would normally be impossible, such as "Thunder Armor" and "Volt Tail". (It still doesn't explain how it managed to take down a Rhydon just by aiming for its horn—the only explanation for that is that the first season really didn't give a crap about game mechanics.)
Ash will eventually become a Pokemon Master... and it has nothing to do with the Pokemon League.How many times do we hear him go on a lengthy speech about how his Pokemon are his friends? How many times does he release one of his Pokemon into the wild as soon as they reach a level of understanding with him? And isn't it clear by now that he is more interested in becoming accomplished through winning badges than being considered the best? There's a reason for this. It's all part of an ingenious plan that he may not even realize yet. He only releases Pokemon once they have proven their strength and respect him. They will reintegrate themselves into the wild. Due to their effective upbringing, they will become leaders among their kind. And they will spread the word of his name. His tendency to get personally involved with practically every legendary in existence won't hurt, either. Now consider the situation a few decades from now. Ash's name will be known far and wide among the Pokemon. Stories of Ash will be told to the newly hatched. Every Pokemon worth their salt will respect him. And if he ever comes around, they will do everything in their power to gain his favor. In other words, all Pokemon will essentially be at his call. Without Poke Balls. Without drawing circles around them. When he speaks, the Pokemon will obey. All Pokemon. And that is what being a Pokemon Master truly means.
Ash always visits the eight weakest gyms in a region.Any "Strongest Gym Leader is Kanto/Hoenn/Johto" guff is just townspeople or apprentices, or even the Gym Leader, bragging. That's why he never wins Pokemon League tournaments. Gary probably went after some of the stronger gyms first, and could barrel through the other gyms with ease, which is part of why he could get ten badges in the time it took Ash to get seven (aside from not stopping to help people as often). "Legendary" gym leaders cheat (Norman's underleveled Slaking) or are famous for other things, like being a hero or having a big fancy gym that attracts trainers who are impressed by a big construction budget (it's been shown in canon that stronger or better gym leaders are passed over or even kicked out of the league for budget/territory concerns, so why couldn't a really strong gym leader be unnoticed because their city is too small for the Town Map?).
Ash is Arceus's human avatar, come to announce the Messianic Age.Think for a second. The immortal-tears thing couldn't have happened unless Ash was very special to the future. Considering Pokemon battle to the death in the wild (and the predators have to eat something), I think they've had their fair share of death. Why not just let it go? Answer: Mew's avatar note is Pikachu, and she was in on the whole thing. I haven't seen the first movie in a while, so there is a high chance of this being Jossed, but hey, I can try. That's also how he got electrocuted several times in the first episode and still survived, Arceus was pulling the strings.
About the passage of time in the Anime universe. . .Since it would be patently ridiculous for Ash to still be 10 years old in the Anime verse, and yet a 1:1 ratio leads to a whole other set of problems, this troper proposes that time passes as follows in the Anime: Each official region (like Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn) equals one year. That means all the seasons that take place in a particular region up through the Pokemon League challenge equal one year of time. Each unofficial region or filler arc (that is, the Battle Frontier and the Orange Islands) is equal to half a year. That would mean as of the beginning of the Sinnoh region, Ash would be 14 years old, a number this troper can happily live with.
Ash never shows interst in girls because he has ridiculously high standards.The only girl he was ever interested in is Giselle, who is so hot, even Brock wanted her (and he's never interested in girls younger than him.)
Ash's Pikachu if it becomes a Raichu will become a real literal Godchu.Hell, it's that strong has a Pikachu; if it were to become a Raichu, it would probably be the Pokemon version of Bleach's Kenpachi in terms of how damn crazy awesomely powerful it would be.
Seeing the talking Meowth stops people from aging.Team Rocket's Meowth has some sort of subconscious Fountain of Youth power. Both Jessie and James have been children at some point, so it can't be them, it has to be the Meowth. Anybody who's spent time in the anime has likely met Team Rocket at least once, and that's all it takes, they'll be stuck that age forever. This is notable, since in Dawn's first episode, Meowth tells Dawn, a ten year old girl, that they've been chasing Pikachu since before she was alive, referring to the fact that the show has been around for ten years. So canonically ten years really have passed, and everybody else seems to be aging normally. That is until they meet that magical, talking Meowth....
Between episodes of the anime, Team Rocket actually have caught Pokémon and brought them to the boss.This would explain why the trio has yet to be fired.
Meowth's ability to walk and talk like a human is actually a tutored move any Pokemon can learn.It gives a non-humanoid or non-Psychic Pokemon the ability to interact with other Pokemon and humans on an even keel, as well as grant them increased agility and strength (hence Meowth's occasional bouts of hyper-Fury Swipes), but also prevents new moves from being learned, during and after the battle it's used. Since Meowth has instinctively grown to rely on the move ever since he learned it, he's been unable to learn any other moves since then.
Ash's Pikachu from the first few episodes is the original Godchu. The current one is a fake.Okay, we saw Pika take down a flock of spearow by itself with massive power. The Spearow disappeared. This was clue one. Next, Pika's ultimate power was unlocked by Ash supercharging it in Pewter. This gave it the power to effectively damage any Pokemon. Even Ground-types, as shown with Brock's Geodude. Poke Mart also knew, and decided that Capitalistnote Team Rocket COULD NOT get their hands on it on the off chance they succeeded. So, the next Pokemon center Ash visits, BAM. Switcheroo. Who would guess? No one, that's who. So now Godchu is sitting alone in a special room, where its power is being hidden, just in case someone comes close to possibly bringing them down. Never mess with Pokemart.
Team Rocket keeps failing because if they succeeded, they'd be out of a job.At least in the dub, Team Rocket has consistently demonstrated an awareness that they are characters in a television show. Thus, they realize that their role in the show (and thus popularity) hinges on them constantly failing to capture Pikachu. If they actually got Pikachu, their relationship with the main characters would be finished and they'd thus be out of a recurring role in the series, at best relegated to cameo roles. Also, they have shown that they are better at playing fair and being good guys as opposed to villains, so they are Punch Clock Villains along the lines of Ralph Wolf.
When Ash dies in the first Pokemon movie, it's Mew, not the Pokemon, that revives him (though the Pokemon helped in a way).Sort of. Mew could have changed Ash back from a rock, but he couldn't have brought him back to life. So, he used the Pokemon's tears and changed them into some kind of life force energy, and revived Ash that way. This explains why their tears are magically attracted to and absorbed by Ash. Why use their tears? Two different theories: 1. Mew relized that Ash's death could be used to convince Mewtwo to stop the fighting, and he thought it might have a greater impact on him if Mewtwo thought the tears of the Pokemon and clones brought him back to life. Or: 2. He couldn't just make life force energy out of thin air. After all, he isn't a god like Arceus. He could, however, change already-existing elements. He chose their tears to change because it was a liquid, and could be 'absorbed' more easily by Ash's body.
Brock’s mother did die- however, she was replaced by a DittoPart of an even more ridiculous theory: Dittos are like mail-order-spouses and are synthetically created for single men. One bad batch later, you have a bunch of Officer Jennies, Nurse Joys, and Brocklets running around, varying slightly in form when bred with humans. This also explains Brock’s natural urge to breed with every female he comes across as well as his obsession with Jennies and Joys- he’s just following his genetic programming to breed, breed, breed. He even wants to be a Pokémon Breeder - no doubt subconsciously doing everything he can to get females under his care. As for the female Brocklets- Brock’s dad overused his broken Ditto, and the more it bred, the more corrupted it became. What a scary family.
Ursula is from a rich family.Look at her dress. Look at her shoes. You think even a 10-year-old girl would walk through the forests for days on end wearing that. I don't think so. She probably has a chaufer to drive her from contest to contest, and buys her Pokemon rather than catch them.
Potential evolutions for Ash's Pokémon:Quilava into Typhlosion: It took FIVE HUNDRED AND FOUR EPISODES (a series record) for the damn thing to evolve, so it should be ready to evolve again soon, once it shows up in Isshu.
The real reason why Brock felt like he did when he left Professor Ivy is that nothing particularly happened between the two of them.Think about it, for a while Brock got to live with one of the loveliest ladies in the show (the largest breasts in the show), but when Ash and friends were away at the Orange Islands, nothing ever happened between Brock and Professor Ivy. And when Ash and friends were coming back to Kanto and reuniting with Brock, Brock had a adverse reaction to Ivy's name due to how it reminded him over how he failed miserably to be more than "just friends" with Professor Ivy. (But he got over it over time, in which he was able to mention Professor Ivy's name and feel fine with it occasionally afterwards.)
Ash and co. often see through Team Rocket's disguises; they just don't care.At first, they fell for it. But when they cheered Pikachu on in Electric Shock Showdown, Misty saw through their disguise. Perhaps the twerps have come to see through their disguises (though occasionally falling for it) but want to keep them around:
Brock's "mom" really is dead.Or at least the one that gave birth to him and his siblings. His actual mother looks a lot more like him and his siblings, complete with squinty eyes and coarse hair, like Flint and all their children. She died giving birth to Tilly and Billy. Flint, grief stricken, left Brock to take care of his younger siblings. When "Brock's mother" actually returned, it wasn't really her. Flint had hooked up with "Lola", who was actually a man, and the two decided to state that she was the children's mother, which the older children went along with and the younger children believed, until they were old enough for it to be explained to them. This explains why none of the children look like "Lola" and why "Brock's mom" reappeared very suddenly.
Lola isn't Brock's biological Mom...She's Misty's. Let's take a look at the facts: Lola is smoking hot (like Misty and her sisters), is a good enough Water Pokemon Trainer to lead a Gym (putting her near, though not necessarily at, Misty's level of skill), and decorated her Gym with reckless abandon (a trait more befitting her sisters; Misty would've had the same reaction as Lola's (current) husband did.) Granted, Lola's Curtains Match the Window, a trait that neither Misty nor her sisters have, but that may just be a recessive trait.
So why didn't she try to take over the Cascade Gym? Well, she probably approved of how Daisy and her sisters "ran" it. Also, recall what happened in Saffron City in the games: One clan, with a clear type-advantage, trounced another clan and got its Gym License. Now, in this case, I'm not sure that the League would have let stand there being two Water-type gyms. Or maybe she just enjoyed her new catch a lot and just wanted to work at her man's place.
Salvia and Dawn are twins, separated at birth.Well, Lucas does have a sister in the games, and since we won't see him and his sister, why not do it with Dawn? They do look more alike than Jessie and Jessiebelle. Their only difference is their accents, which is something you obtain by how you're raised.
Ash's Butterfree is gay.According to the markings on its wings, Ash's Butterfree was male. But so was the pink Butterfree he wanted to be with. Now they're off raising adopted baby Caterpies together.
The Pokemon League for Sinnoh, in the anime, was symbolic.Ash is the kid who plays with his favorites and loves his Pokemon. Tobias (the Darkrai guy) was a cheap player with his ubers. Paul was an IV-EV like competitive battler.
Ash is still the anime's protagonist because he hasn't become champion.Think about it. In the games, Red becomes champion. End of his story until the Timeskip, really. The other Reds from other continuities also usually don't stay that long in the spotlight after becoming champion. Ash hasn't accomplished what Red has done; he has yet to defeat Team Rocket or make it to the big leagues.
In the anime, Leaf's counterpart was given Bulbasaur.Since Gary was given Squirtle, it follows that Gary is the rival of a Charmander trainer (which could be either Ritchie or Damian.) This leaves Bulbasaur for Leaf's counterpart.
Leaf's counterpart will be the opposite of Ash, both personality and success-wise.Everything he is not. She may not have (initially) succeeded as a trainer but that doesn't mean she isn't successful. Also, on top of these, I expect her personality will tick Ash off in a similar way to Gary or Paul.
Lucas won against Brendan in the anime.At the beginning of the Giratina movie. Lucas's Pokemon just stood there, apparently unharmed, and Brendan wasn't shown. From the impact, we could believe that one of them had to have taken damage. This would also be a counterpart battle to Dawn Vs. May, where Dawn won. In the games, and apparently in the anime, Brendan is cocky and believes in his powers quite well. Lucas was the one to bring him down, since May never met him.
Nando's harp has some magical properties.It would explain why he has a flying, Sing-using, Perish-Song-surviving Kricketot...
Ash is actually training to become a Nurse Joy.All this time training his Pokemon is actually him trying to learn how to properly take care of them. He pretends to want to be a Pokemon Master because, well, he's not exactly the right gender for the job. Notice that A: he's never won a Pokemon League tournament except during a short Filler Arc, and B: he has no problem with dressing in drag.
The GS Ball contains Missingno..Because something has to be inside, since apparently Celebi is not in it. Not anymore.
Ash has awesomeness potential.Red in the games is presumably Hot-Blooded, hardheaded, and a friendship fan; not to the extent of Ash, but still quite so. Plus, their teams are the same in HGSS.
Best Wishes takes place in a parallel Alternate Universe.Why else would Ash actually have pupils, Pikachu's iron tail move look diffrent, and Team Rocket look like (and actually be) a significant threat? All of the past seasons had happened in that Alternate Universe almost exactly, which explains the Continuity Nods in the first BW episode.
Most of the trainers Mewtwo invited to New Island declined.After all if he was trying to gather the world's best rainers he certanitly would have invited atleast some of the champions, as well as people who have caught Legendary Pokémon. Taking this further, Ash and the other trainers we saw were only invited because everyone else who Mewtwo tried to invite declined. As for why the other trainers declined, they simply thought Mewtwo was some rich overconfident newbie, and not worth their time.
Tobias is a Possession Sue.Face it, Nintendo isn't going to be so lazy that they'll have a GodModeSue due to the Hatedom it'll create. And if Tobias was a Parody Sue or Take That to the hackers, they'd damn well show it. Somehow, a hacker managed to infiltrate the anime universe, but due to being an uber-user, he was stripped of any real personality and took over the intended plot point that always prevents Ash from becoming Champion. The only reason why Ash managed to beat two of his ubers or why he didn't use higher tiers was because the Pokemon anime universe was fighting back. The writers are trying to ignore it, and by now Tobias only remains in our memories (unfortunately).
(Alternate to the above) Tobias is YOUOk, stay with me here. Raise your hand if you ever took on the Elite Four with an uber note . The point is, how are you (and you, and you, and you, and you, and all the rest of you that are guilty of this) any different? Tobias is the anime version of all of us (yes, I've done it as well) who bust out the legendaries and sweep the Elite Four. We all hate Tobias because, secretly, we all hate ourselves.
Mysterial and Tobias are related.Mysterial's team is almost entirely legendaries, including Dialga/Palkia. So why not have Tobias as his son? Somehow, Tobias fell through the dimensions and crashed into the anime universe. As the Poketopia and anime universes are so different (Poketopia has trainable Olympus Mons, while legendaries in the animeverse, are, well, LEGENDARY), he broke, becoming an Empty Shell. The Tobias we saw has been warped and broken due to the radical differences between the two universes, reducing him to an Empty Shell whose only surviving trait is "being an impressive trainer".
Domino is an Evil Twin of Ai.From Mewtwo Returns, earlier there was a Psycho Prototype of the Ai Cloning Process. But she turned evil.
Paul hit puberty.Notice his deep voice and Emo Teen personality - he hit puberty early and is all hormonal. He's just displacing his anger on others.
Ash's Scraggy and Iris' Axew will battle each other for Ash's 8th Unova Gym Badge.Optionally, both will be fully evolved when this happens. If you really think about it, this is a rather good reason why both Ash and Iris have such noob-like Pokémon at the same time. Also, depending on how you interpreted Scraggy's introductory episode, they have a bit of a rivalry.
Hunter J is Bashou's mother.They look very much alike, have the same professional persona, and are in similar lines of work. Although YMMV if J would be old enough to have a son in his 20s, as her age seems to vary from episode to episode.
Airships are to the wealthy in the anime setting like private jets or yachts are in our world.That is to say, snazzy, but not unheard of. No one seems to be too surprised to see airships the sizes of cities descending from the cloud layer.
Brock got laid with Professor Ivy.Its not that Ivy violated him, or that he was rejected. He ended up dating her, and let his Onix meet her Cloyster. However, he was bad at it. And that's why he was traumatised. After all, it's fitting for a Lovable Sex Maniac like Brock, and besides, Rule of Funny. The reason it's a Noodle Incident is because the Moral Guardians won't let us know about it.
Ashachu will become catchable, or become a cameo character.Think, if Ash could be turned into a Pikachu once, don't you think it would happen again? Either that, or you meet the real Ashachu.
The evil Togepi was created by Team Rocket scientists.In "Island of the Giant Pokémon", Ekans explained that no Pokémon are evil. They can only have evil masters. So the only possible explanation for the Togepi being evil is that it was made that way WITH SCIENCE.
Ash is NOT Oblivious to Love.He is fully aware of all of the girls and Pokemon that have fallen for him. The reason he never acknowledges any of it is to avoid breaking anyone's heart.
When the show does eventually end...We'll get an epilogue episode that takes place 3 years later showing a new trainer (Gold, probably) fighting his way to the top. He'll have some big montage showing his biggest, most important battles, and finally climb to the top of Mt. Silver. And Ash will be there, a total badass, and will completely thrash him. It would be awesome.
Zekrom didn't restore all of Pikachu's powerThat would explain why several trainers have easily beaten Pikachu.
Ash caught a Pokemon in the "Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma" episodes.There is reason to believe that Ash and co. were in those episodes. The writers have been willing to have Ash catch more than a full team's worth of Pokemon than they have in the past. The episodes were postponed because of the damage done to the desert and to Castelia; due to the scheduled airdate being so close to the Earthquake/Tsunami that devastated Japan, it got postponed so as to avoid claims of insensitivity. There was also an episode after those two that was delayed for unknown reasons. I think it went down like this; Sometime during the episodes when the events that got them postponed were going on, a Pokemon's life was in danger. Ash goes to save it, but he can't... unless it's in a Pokeball. He convinces it to go along with this with the intention to release it when it's safe, but it likes him enough that by the time he can get the chance, it decides to stay with him. The reason that other episode was postponed as well was because he sent out that Pokemon during that episode and they didn't want to ruin the surprise. If this guess is right, than I'd further suggest it might be the Venipede he saved from the pipe. It seemed to really like Ash, as much as some of his own Pokemon.
Movie 11 is what movie 2 was originally slated to be.The original rumors surrounding movie 2 were that the villian was a mad scientist out to intentionally destroy the world. In the finished product, he's only a slightly addled art collector... but then a production sketch surfaced that claimed he's also a scientific genius, something that never manifested in the movie. Were the rumors true? Movie 11's Big Bad is, you guessed it, a mad scientist out to intentionally destroy the world (eventually). Both characters also have huge airships and are kept company only by their feminine-voiced computers.
Red and Blue are the 'other two trainers from Pallet Town' (besides Ash and Gary)Gary Oak has a twin brother, Blue, who has always been overshadowed by Gary's effortless high achievement, to the point that their own grandfather, Professor Oak, has difficulty remembering Blue's name. This sibling rivalry makes Blue desperate to do at least one thing better than his brother for once, so he shows up several hours early on the day that they're to pick out their starter Pokemon, so he can choose the best one. Unfortunately, Gary has another prospective rival in town, Red, who also shows up early, though Blue still beats him by a few minutes. Professor Oak's constant disappointment in Blue causes him to give the other boy, a complete stranger to him, the first choice instead. Red happens to choose the Pokemon that Blue wanted (though they've never been friendly with each other, and Blue knows he chose that one on purpose), adding insult to injury, and watering the seeds of a new rivalry. Gary who? Meanwhile, across town, Gary Oak is just waking up. Like the titular leporid in 'The Tortoise and the Hare', the self-assured boy has overslept, and ends up arriving a bit late at the lab. (Plus, it takes a while to gather his fan club.) When he finally reaches his destination, Red and Blue are long gone, and there's only one Pokemon left, which he grudgingly takes. His brother had actually outdone him for once, not only getting his Pokemon first, but also getting a head start on his journey. Gary is so busy stewing over this, that he doesn't see the sleepy fourth Pallet kid hurtling towards him until it's too late. His anger at Blue projects onto the easy target as he begins to berate Ash for running into him, until he realizes something... here is at least someone he's managed to be better than today—Ash doesn't even get a Pokemon, let alone his first choice. Gary steels himself with this knowledge, and hides his disappointment and anger under a big show of bravado, even bragging about how his last-option Pokemon is 'the best'. He departs in a swirl of put-on self confidence, leaving Ash to receive Pikachu from Professor Oak. Another rivalry takes root. Meanwhile, Blue and Red are already on their respective journeys. They reach each town ahead of Ash or Gary, and so never hear either of them mentioned, though everywhere Ash goes, he hears about the other trainers from Pallet Town who are doing so much better than him. Note: This doesn't explain why Professor Oak said the other two Pallet Town trainers had 'quit' in EP 065, or how the player in the games catching Mewtwo works out. But then, this is WMG.
Brock impregnated Professor Ivy, and is unable to face the factJust think about it - they were doing all happy and fine. Ivy and Brock more or less saw each other as pefect for them. Now skip forward to when Ms Ketchum finds him - he's obviously been on the run. Furthermore, he seems intent on trying to get as far away from the lab as possible, doing things like bumming rides to new regions, etc. The conclusion? That their relationship went so well Ivy became pregnant, and Brock on an impulse of cowardice, left, but disgusted with himself, couldn't find it in himself to return. So he's been on the run ever since. When he leaves Ash for good is when he decides he has to man up and go back to his life there. Further as proof is that his dad did the EXACT same thing. Professor Ivy is okay with this because she is generally chilled out, and she knows Brock will inevitably come back. Furthermore, Lola probably talked with Ivy too, and said not to worry. Whateevr it was, its likely just Brock who freaked out, as Ivy still views Brock in the same good light - Professor Oak for example delivers the message "By the way Brock - Ivy sends her best regards!" to Brock
In the anime, all filler is non-canonThat's why Ash is still only ten, 90% of the episodes we see aren't really happening. Only episodes where something significant happen, new catch/new attack/badge/contest/relevant battle/released Pokémon, the rest are just irrelevant.
The Zekrom that zapped Pikachu was actually Ryouga from Pokémon RéBURSTHe intentionally depowered Pikachu and made Ash look like a chump so that fans would give up on him and flock to Ryouga as a real Pokémon protagonist.
"Ash" is actually a group of clones, much like the Nurse Joy's and Officer Jenny's, designed to record data all over the Pokémon world in a relatively quick mannerOriginally, Professor Oak simply employed the original Ash Ketchum to help record data in Kanto (and perhaps in Johto and the Orange Islands); Oak was involved in a project to document the entire Pokémon world. However, Ash was taking much too long for Oak's needs, so Ash pays Professor Oak a special visit. After Oak examines Ash's body (strictly for research; I know what some of you may be thinking), he fires up his cloning machine; soon after, Professor Oak creates several slightly-different copies of Ash to document different regions of the world. This explains why Ash never seems to age: first of all, all of these region documentation missions take place around the same time. The clones are not engineered to age, either. The clones are engineered to place their utmost attention on their mission (explaining why none of them get caught up in love). In case anyone begins to suspect what is going on, Oak plants "memories" of what other Ash's have done into a particular clone.
Misty's "mermaid costume" is actually her natural formFor some reason or another (shipping related, perhaps?), Misty has a desire to roam in the surface world. Using some form of magic (I was going to say a necklace she wears, but then I saw that she does not wear such a thing!), Misty's tail morphs into a pair of legs (and Misty gains the ability to breathe out of water). When Misty wears the "mermaid costume", it is simply she transforming into her native form. Her sisters are either mermaids too, or simply human. If her sisters are simply human, then there are two possibilities for Mermaid Misty: either she was born a human, gaining her mermaid form later in life; or her "sisters" are not related to her at all.
Anime Iris is a ZoroarkAnyone else ever noticed how much Iris looks like a human version of a Zoroark? her hair is the same, even tied off at the end like a Zoroark's mane. Her ponytails are actually the tufts of fur on a Zoroark's chest. (just take them, flip them upside down, and move them under her neck) her sarong-thing is the part of a zoroark's waist where the leg fur is thicker than the fur on the belly. Her top is tight along her waist just like a Zoroark is thin, but the sleeves suddenly get thicker, just like a zoroark's arms. The little ribbon things tied around her ponytail-things are actually her Zoroark ears. Her hair dips into her forehead in a triangle, just like Zoroark, and she keeps a young Pokemon in her hair like the Zoroark in the movie did with Zorua. Iris was raised in the wild by Pokemon because she really IS a Pokemon! One day she decided to see what human life was like so she transformed herself using her illusion ability and wandered into town and has been living as a human ever since. Flashbacks showing her as a human before coming to town are actually her just lying about really being a Pokemon. This is also why Iris dodges ANYTHING that tries to hit her and the twerps. If she were to take any damage, her illusion might break and she'd be exposed. This is also why Iris is so agile, Zoroark are naturally fast and agile Pokemon. She talks by using some form of psychic-type move, while making her illusion move its mouth to match, making look like she's really speaking when it's actually just in people's heads.
Tobias is a Take That to hackers/legendary users.It would make a lot of sense.
Tobias is Arceus in disguiseIt got the idea from Dragonball, where Kami (God) disguises himself as a normal guy and participates in a tournament. Arceus, however, decided it'd rather curbstomp everyone with ubers rather than use common Pokémon.
Trip is going to get more depth soonWe're coming up on Nimbasa City, which is where Cheren got hit by his blue screen of death in the games. Since Trip is essentially an Expy of Cheren, I'm guessing that either we're going to see what happened to get Trip from adorable little kid to what he is now, or Trip is going to get broken hard.
Jessie and James are anti-fighting.No. I mean as a type. What Pokemon have we seen them successfully capture and order around? A large number of poisons and psychics, a couple of bugs, a couple of flyings, and now a ghost. All of these are types that have a defensive advantage against fighters. Now, we've seen several grasses as well, but all of them are fully capable of harming James, though not in a dominant manner that suggests type advantage. Most significantly, the two are easily hurt and pushed around by a normal.
Ash died when he was turned into a ghost during episode 23. And he STAYED dead.Remember how Haunter turned Ash into a ghost, but Ash eventually came back to life? Well guess what? He didn't. Instead, his soul was merged with a ghost Pokemon who then possessed his body. This is both why he doesn't seem to change, why no one can vividly recall him until they see him (with the exception of people who knew him before he was alive). But it gets better. See, his father is, in fact, a demon who was trying to kill Ash so that Ash could be reborn as the dark messiah (who would thus free the father from hell, which he can't escape, but he can briefly overpower to manipulate the world. The people of Pallet are ALL, in fact, worshipers of this demon. However, the plan was slightly foiled by various Pokémon, including the ghost Pokémon who prevented Ash from full awakening by joining his soul. Now, Ash is unknowingly a demon in training. The reason he seeks to make so many "friends" is because he is, in fact, marking their souls and enslaving them, but in exchange he grants their desires. For people who follow him an especially long time (such as Team Rocket and Brock), he gains special control, removing any will to resist. However, since he doesn't KNOW he's a demon, all of this works subconsciously, which just makes him seem like an odd but friendly boy. Eventually, however, Ash will mark enough souls to truly awaken. When this occurs, EVERY person and Pokémon he's "befriended" will become his slave, giving him enough power to open hell.
Anime Pikachu's "Volt Tail" is actually Thunderpunch.Fact 1: The Pikachu line can learn Thunderpunch from an Ampharos as an Egg move. Fact 2: Pokemon can use different body parts for the same move (Slam, Cut, etc.). Pikachu had an Ampharos in his ancestry, and used his tail, since his arms are little.
Pikachu will evolve, but not into RaichuPokemon have been established to have previously unseen evolutions. And When Pikachu does evolve, with how long it's been around, just becoming a Raichu would be sorta anticlimatic. No, When Pikachu finally evolves, it's going to be into some new form that has never been seen before. With stats on par with a legendary. And it will know judgement.
Meowth will get some Laser-Guided Karma for what he did in BW047 and BW048.What he did in those episodes was probably the worst thing he's ever done in the entire anime. You could tell from the look on Pikachu's face. I mean, I don't think I've ever seen him this mad before. There is no doubt Meowth will get some sort of comeuppance for that Heel Face Mole trick he pulled on the gang and it will probably be worse then any of the past TR blast offs ever.
BW052 will finish the season with Team Plasma's appearanceIt may also involve N. Theoretical titles include Ferris Wheel Battle! Team Plasma Appears! This entry written on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Cilan raped Burgundy.Anyone else get the feeling?
Ash switches out his Pikachu with each new region.After defeating everything important in Kanto, plus a ton of other crap, Pikachu should probably be level 60 or so. After he then defeats Johto (with Pikachu fainting against gym leaders) Pikachu should be in the high 80s to even 100. And then when they get to Sinnoh, Pikachu would be on the verge of breaking the level barrier (if electric hits ground, it's a possibility) and yet is defeated by a level 14 Rampardos, among other low level creatures. Despite Cranidos being a glass cannon. The only explanation for these losses? It's a new Pikachu that starts the new region off at level 5. Maybe the original one's kids.
The Best Wishes anime takes place a few years before the events of the game.And at least one of the things we will see in Best Wishes is how Iris became the eight gym leader of Unova. This would also explain why the female playable character isn't travelling with Ash; because she hadn't started her Pokemon journey yet!
Best Wishes takes place after Black and White's storyline.I know it's a little early in the story to be calling this, but I figure that if Bianca is already working for Juniper (may be likely she's raising a new Pokemon or something), this must be happening after the main storyline. Why do you think they're focusing on Team Rocket? Because Touko (I'm going to assume) took care of them already. And they needed a main villian so...yeah. This is a wild guess, so I can (and likely will) be proven wrong.
Best Wishes takes place between Black & White and Black2 & White 2This is not merely as a supplement to the other 2 theories; I have correlating facts: Specifically, the facts that he battles Homika for his 8th badge and that Striation isn't frozen over when he battled for his 1st one. This essentially puts it a few months before the Point of No Return between the two games. Which makes me fear that Ash will be following in the footsteps of Matthew from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, but that's a WMG all its own...
Best Wishes takes place in an Alternate Universe to the First 3 Anime Sagas.It only makes sense. Ash's old adventures haven't been referenced, nor have any of his old Pokémon. He's STILL ten, and he's as inexperienced as a new trainer. Pikachu lost to a level five Snivy and a low level Panpour. Team Rocket is a credible threat all of a sudden, despite Giovanni knowing their track record in the past. Every shred of evidence points towards this being a world where this is Ash' FIRST journey into a new region.
The next time the gang run into Team Rocket, Pikachu will become intent on having Revenge on Meowth.I think its safe to say that after Meowth's Heel Face Mole, Pikachu now hates him more then ever. A good way for this kind of thing is if the two Pokemon have a one-on-one fight and Meowth actually puts up a good fight, despite the type disadvantage. Eventually, Pikachu manages to turn the tables and gives Meowth the beat down of a live time. Then, after Meowth is left bruised and defeated, Pikachu walks away, deciding that he's Not Worth Killing.
Ash became the chosen one because of the events of the first movieBy getting between Mew and Mewtwo he proved himself to whoever was doing the chosing (probably Lugia).
Misty's parentes are neglectfulThey're never in flashbacks, it's just Misty and her sisters. And those flashbacks go back to when Misty was pretty young. Also, in early episodes the other characters sometimes teased her for being scrawny. Maby she really was scrawny e.g. slightly underfed and we don't see if because of Generic Cuteness.
The anime is in Anachronic Order.Hence why pikachu's power levels keep changing and why the movies that supposedly took place before Best Wishes are still set in places based off places outside of Japan. And nobody ages to hide this.
The Ash seen in the Best Wishes series is a different person from the Ash seen in prior series.The real Ash went off on another journey to refine his skill after the Diamond and Pearl series and hasn't been seen since. Best Wishes Ash (let's call him Ash-2) is a kid from Pallet Town (also named Ash) who's admired the real Ash since around the time of the Lily of the Valley Conference. Ash-2 admires the real Ash so much that he catches himself a Pikachu, teaches his Pikachu all of the moves Ash's Pikachu used at the Lily of the Valley Conference, decorates his room with replicas of the trophies the real Ash has won, does up his hair to look like the real Ash's, and even insists that his surname is Ketchum (this makes more sense in the JP version where they merely share the name Satoshi). Strangest of all is that he sees his mother as Delia Ketchum. Though Ash-2 is good friends with Professor Oak and has even caught a few Pokemon before heading to Unova, he is still a novice trainer who knows very little about Pokemon battling. Before the Best Wishes series begins, Ash-2 has some minor scrapes with Jessie, James, and Meowth of Team Rocket while they are in the midst of intense training for their new positions in the organization. They mistake Ash-2 for the real Ash and, thus, believe his Pikachu to be worth stealing. Meanwhile, the real Ash (who has steadily grown as a trainer from the incompetent buffoon he was starting out to a more tactically-minded veteran who can defeat two legendary Pokemon in the same battle and would certainly never lose to a rookie trainer or make a Pokemon storage exchange in the middle of a gym battle) is catching and training Pokemon somewhere else, blissfully unaware that he has a sycophantic fan or that Team Rocket is wreaking havoc in the Unova region.
One of Ash's Unova starters will evolve before he challenges the Driftveil Gym.Look at the trend set by the last three regions. In Johto, Chikorita evolved between the fourth and fifth gyms. In Hoenn, Treecko evolved between the fourth and fifth gyms. And in Sinnoh, Turtwig evolved between the fourth and fifth gyms.
It's Butch and Cassidy's fault that James's first Victreebel always attacked him.They were the ones who were "taking care" of it when it evolved. A few possibilities:
Grass-types love the way James tastes.This is why it's his grass-type Pokémon that always attack him. Maybe they think he's made of nectar or something.
Iris was assigned to follow AshIn Castellia, in both versions, Iris refers to herself as Bianca's "bodyguard". Now, say what you will about that job, it could very well be that someone caught wind of a "Chosen One" inbound and sent Iris to the area, knowing that they'd meet and join up. Has interesting ramifications when combined with a Black & White WMG re: the Shadow Triad's identities.
Ash and co. will kill Team Rocket.For the lulz.
The show will never, ever, end EVER!!!So long as someone can keep creating ridiculous names for the Pokémon, The Show Must Go On.
Ash and Pikachu are Highlanders.Similar to an above WMG, remember that immortals in Highlander stop aging when they die and that way back in season one, Ash and Pikachu were killed by a falling chandelier and later came back to life. They haven't aged since. Do the math.
Meowth's ability is Technician.Notice that he was able to stomp all comers with his "Fury Swipes of Love". Also, all his moves are 60-or-less power, exactly as you'd want with a Pokemon that has Technician. It just happens to be a Psychoactive Power, which is why it's not always on.
J isn't dead
The End Of Generation FiveThere will be an arc involving a Munna, and Team Plasma, culminating in Iris tutoring Bianca about battling, who will gain a lot more confidence...until it's beaten out of her by Ash. Team Plasma will return around Brycen's gym and will dismiss Bianca as a non threat...after which she finally gets a passion for battling and later defeats Ash before he find's out Iris is the final gym leader. Iris left a Fraxure that refuses to evolve in Drayden's care. Her Axew wants to evolve but for some reason is unable to. After An Aesop about the two Dragon's differing opinions Axew will warp into a Haxorus when Ash has Iris in a pinch...but still lose so Ash can go on to the league. N won't show up, so the final gym will be a shout out to him. Ash will become a champion. Then become a hobo in Generation Six.
Ash's Tepig will not evolve.Instead, he trades it for Bianca's Pignite.
Meowth is an avatar of NyarlathotepThese are really idiotic reasons, but...
The Reverse World in the 11th movie is actually the afterlife in the Pokemon world.Think about the fact that in the game the only way to get into the Distortion World post game is through Sendoff Springs which said to be where the deceased to go journey to the other side. It should also be noted that there are several building in the Reverse World, but not once are any of these buildings entered even though it would seem that they could be. This is because they are actually inhabited by the souls of the deceased and one of the reasons Giratina is there is to keep them in line. This may also be one of the reasons why Giratina isn't so fond of living people being in the Reverse World.
Ash receiving Pikachu is an Evil Plan by Giovanni.He wants Ash succeed him as the boss of Team Rocket and Viridian City Gym Leader. The trainers who travel with Ash were ordered by Giovanni to travel with him to keep him from going astray while Jessie and James were ordered to follow him and report on his progress periodically so Giovanni can know when it's finally time to reveal his plan. All of the trainers who have defeated Ash in the various Pokemon Leagues were hired by Giovanni to defeat Ash in order to prolong his journey until Giovanni's plan can be put into action, which will not occur until Ash wins a Pokemon League. It's not just a coincidence that Ash has lost in the league to a trainer who uses the same Pokemon as him, a trainer who uses a Pokemon (Meowth) associated with Team Rocket, and a trainer with at least two legendaries. They were all hired (along with the trainer who defeated him in the Johto League) to defeat Ash. The reason Giovanni doesn't want Ash winning a Pokemon league right away is because he's not yet mature enough to take over as the boss of Team Rocket and the Viridian City Gym leader. As soon as Ash has won a league, Giovanni will reveal his plan and ask Ash to take over Team Rocket and the Viridian City Gym.
Animating Charmander's flame is expensiveAnd that's why it is shown in the anime the least-that was enforced! Plus there are Ponyta, the Chimchar line etc that cause Charmander to be censored out of the show more.
Hunter J is somehow related to Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons
The Yamask that would eventually be caught by James was supposed to make it's debut in the canceled Plasma arc.Considering that they are supposed to be found in ruins and the arc was supposed to take place in those ruins, James's Yamask was originally supposed to have been found there.
Hilbert will be introduced as the Unova version of RitchieAs a counterpart to Ash, he'll have Eelektrik as his main walking Pokemon, Oshawott/Tepig as his token starter and Volcarona as a his bug. With all of them having nicknames.
Ash will FINALLY, 15 years latter, win a major leagueThen Black and White 2 will have a new protagonist.
Ash doesn't age because he's not alive.Specifically, he's a ghost. Remember the episode where we were introduced to Haunter? Contrary to popular belief, Ash and Pikachu didn't come back to life. Haunter simply made it seem like he was, removing their bodies. Ash and Pikachu are completely unaware that they're still dead, as they believe they are alive. The reason why Pikachu isn't a ghost type? The same as why Ghost Marowak is only Ground. Ash and Pikachu never age in personality or body because they still think they're alive, meaning they can never pass the 10-year mark. This may also explain his continued disintrest in women: ghosts aren't affected by hormones. Should Ash and Pikachu ever realise this, everyone will notice them as ghosts, and they could be under threat by [[Shinigami Dusknoir]] trying to drag them to the afterlife. They may even know it subconsciously: being "turned to stone" in the movie is a disguise.
Brock is an Assassin from Assassin's Creed
There will be a showdown between Shizui and CressBoth use water types.
Cilan's pansage is bred from a Cinccino.Think about it. In the games, Pansage is only able to learn bullet seed as an egg move with a Cinccino as a father. Cilan's pansage knows bullet seed in the anime. That brings some questions to where his pansage actually came from....
Team Plasma won't ever appear in the anime.Why? Because they'll base the arc plot on Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 - considering Homika is slated to appear, this seems likely.
Team Plasma's story will have its own season ala the Battle Frontier arcSo that it will make up for the missing episodes.
Meowth will eventually perform a real Heel-Face Turn
Iris or Cilan will catch a non-Unova Pokémon, to promote Black and White 2Similar to Dawn and her Cyndaquil, they could recieve an egg or simply catch a wild Pokémon.
There will be a japanese Pokerap for the Gen 3 PokemonIt is to promote the Ruby and Sapphire remakes.
Palpitoad wasn't intended to originally be captured - Sunglasses Krokorok was meant to be caught in the post-poned "Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma two-partedMight be stretching things a bit, but it would make some sense - Palpitoad has only appeared in battles so far and received the least character development of all the Unova mons. His role could easily be substituted by Krokorok, particularly the part in the Elesa battle. My theory is that as we KNOW Krokorok was to appear in the two-parter, it's possible he meant was to be captured by Ash towards the end of the episode(s), after which he'd take on Palpitoad's role and more. Then the Earthquake & Tsunami happened, and since the episodes are probably going to be shifted, the writers took a look and decided that Palpitoad could have its capture squeezed in as a placeholder until they plotted the manner in which Krokorok was caught in BW067 as a substitute (despite the fact that episodes are plotted months in advance, they probably had enough time to make animation edits and the like to make this work). That is of course IF my theory is correct, but we may never know.
There will be a Best Wishes Season 3 to match a possible Pokemon Black 3 and White 3 gameNo one saw the announcement of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 coming, along with an officially titled Best Wishes Season 2 of the anime to go along with it. My guess? Gen V is going to end up actually being a Trilogy of games/story, and the anime will follow suit in that trilogy format with a "Season 3," to go along with a possible "part three" of the games.
Paul will return, and pull a Big Damn Heroes momentMost likely during Ash's first, second, or final battle with N, Ash will be losing in manners most horrendous. When it looks like he's pretty much shafted, Paul returns just in time to save his ass. It makes sense. Paul explored every other region, getting their badges. Why wouldn't he be in Unova?
"Best Wishes 2" will have Team Plasma appear.And, like Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, they'll be suffering from an Enemy Civil War. Team Neo Plasma (led by N) will likely have an Enemy Mine with Ash and co (and maybe even convince them to join their side), while the original Team Plasma will either be having an Evil Versus Evil battle with Team Rocket, or they'll be using Team Rocket's actions to push their own agenda. Knowing Ghetsis, I suspect the latter.
Ash will use Primeape againLook at this: http://www.filb.de/forum/showthread.php?p=461050#post461050. When it shows Ash's old Pokémon at Oaks, Primeape, Charizard and Squirtle are there.
The group will encounter an Evil Counterpart of IrisLike how the motifs of Black and White are shown, there will be a character who comes from Iris's home village. Unlike her, he/she will have mastered several dragon type Pokémon, but chose to abandon the Dragon Master goal in middle of their journey, becoming more focused on the more modern/technological aspects. To further this, they will sport a Hydreigon and/or a powerful ice type.
N and/or Plasma will make their first appearance when Best Wishes 1 ends......at about episode 100-104. Episode 93 will wrap up a Tournament Arc after Ash earns his 8th badge leaving enough time for a few fillers and even getting a Rocket Plot underweigh before the season ending reveal and Cliff Hanger.
The series will end with the Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma two-parter.
Ash is the Black Hero who awakened Zekrom, via time travelI mean, just look at how much the hero looks like Ash◊. Ash could just be a descendant, but consider that this arc has already introduced time travel, thanks to the Tirtouga two-parter. In that multiple-month gap after the probable end of the league and before the probable release of gen 6, a story arc will start that at some point leaves Ash and co in the past before the founding of Unova, and the climax will have Ash awakening Zekrom. Of course, the hero looks like Sir Aaron too, so it might just be that the anime's character designers just like heroes with messy black hair.
Jessie and James' bumbling is deliberateReally speaks for itself, but think about it. Why else would, after so many seasons, the two, (Three if you count Meowth), still be held as members of Team Rocket if they're so woefully inept at capturing one certain version of a Pikachu? Simple. They're paid/ordered to act like buffoons, making the public picture Team Rocket as silly, wasteful, and the like, so, when actual news of what Team Rocket does reaches people, they aren't taken seriously, due to seeing the 'true' face of Team Rocket a day earlier. Giovanni might tear into them to keep the act up, but right as rain, there's bound to be a bonus for having to be publicly 'dressed down', in view of any non Rocket members.
Ash will almost win the Unova tournament......but as champion Alder is at his last, barely-standing Pokemon, Team Plasma will attack the League and rise their castle, making everyone stop with the tournament and fight Plasma. Thus, Ash still shows good results, but is free to go to another region.
The reason that they hadn't realeased the Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma two-parter yet...Is because they're trying to decide to whether or not discuss Ghetsis's relationship with his son N.
Ash somehow squeezes his Toxic Badge into the Legend Badge Slot.It's a Noodle Incident.
Damian is one of the Pallet trainers that started with Ash and GaryHe has a Charmander about at the same level of Ash's Pokemon and is considered strong for his experience, signaling he's pretty new. His 'quitting' is actually a story to mask how he got his training licence revoked for abusing his Pokemon. On why Ash didn't recognize him (Pallet is quite the small town, he would have known who the other three were): he actually did, he just didn't mention it on-screen because he was ashamed of coming from the same town as him. Then he accidentally mentioned his address when the nurse Joy that healed Charmander inquired on Damian's whereabouts, starting the investigation that cost Damian his licence.
The Distortion World is the same dimension the Unown came from in the third movieIf this is true, Giratina wouldn't be such a Woobie.
Pikachu has always been holding a Light Ball!
There are animals in this Pokemon WorldJust as there had always been, say, Gen 15 Pokemon who had existed since the very first episode, but arn't shown yet.
Ash is never going to age or stop journeyingFirst off, this isn't my theory. I saw it somewhere. Second, I'm surprised no one else has said this. Remember back in the very 1st episode when Ash saw Ho-Oh? Ho-Oh's Pokedex entry in Gen IV states "It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness." (its Gen V dex entries are pretty much the same). If this is true Ash was given eternal happiness, which, for him, is being a kid on a journey with Pokemon.
Gary Oak's cheerleaders were all faking their mindless worshiping of him, and were secretly his bodyguardsGary's a relative of a highly respected (perhaps THE most highly respected) authority in Pokémon. So it doesn't seem all that farfetched that he could have been seen as a potential target for ransom or worse, should he have gone on his journey alone. And since we haven't seen anything of the rest of his family, not even the sister that exists in every other media, maybe something happened to them, something that made the professor hesitant to send Gary out on his journey. And this troper remembers hearing somewhere that in Takeshi Shudo's original novelization, Gary's cheerleaders were hired by the mayor of Pallet Town (who happened to be the professor's brother) specifically to accompany him - maybe the reason for that was to put Professor Oak's mind at ease.
All of the Glitch Pokemon/Trainers exist in the animeBouncing off the WMG with Missing No being in the GS Ball, they are all real but in places where they can't do anything harmful to anyone. The pokemon in the GS Ball, however, is probably a glitch pokemon from gen two, since Missing No no longer exists after Pokemon Yellow(although, people love to ignore that sort of thing). The more harmless glitches, however, are left alone where you can find them in-game. It's just that the people that know about them aren't stupid enough to go mess around with them.
Iris will get a MudkipThe female companion in Ash's team seems to have several running themes: the previous will cameo in the new series, the bike thing (minus Iris), and every girl from May onward got a starter from the previous two generations. May (III) got Bulbasaur (I) and Dawn (IV) got Cyndaquill (II). Iris (V) naturally should get Mudkip (III) because it would fit the grass/fire/water theme.
The Pokemon tears in Movie 1 gave Ash eternal youthWhich is why he never ages.
The Charizard in the Episode N cover is Ash'sHe flew all the way across the ocean from Johto, sensing that his friend was in danger. In typical fashion, he will appear in a Big Damn Heroes style moment with a new move or two. For maximum bonus points, he'll team up with Iris's Dragonite and pull a Bash Brothers style moment.
In Episode N, one of Ash's mons will evolveEither Pignite into Emboar to help Charizard as mentioned in the above theory or Oshawott into Dewott or Snivy into Servine.
The Episode N story arc will climax with N & Reshiram battling against Ash & ZekromI don't know if this is a "guess" so much as a "saying-it-before-anyone-else-does," but like in the original B&W game, the Episode N story arc will be setting up the Hero of Truth/Hero of Ideals story from the games, and Ash has, since episode one of BW, been quietly set up to be the Hero that is chosen by Zekrom (see the very first episode of BW); while N - via the episode previews - is clearly the hero that is/will be chosen by Reshiram. Which goes into another WMG . . .
The Episode N story arc will combine story elements from both BW and B2/W2, not just one or the otherAs far as N himself goes, he'll be more like N from BW, though he will be more friendly towards Ash and Co. in the beginning, than his game counterpart was to Hilbert/Hilda. He may be more conflicted about wanting to split pokemon from people (especially after hanging out with Ash and his friend) but, in the end, he'll make a choice to do it. Meanwhile, it will probably be made more clear - to the viewers - that Ghetsis truly is a crazy, Manipulative Bastard right out the gate a la B2/W2, instead of it being the plot-twist it was in BW.
How Pikachu is able to hurt ground type Pokémon with electric attacksPikachu has a very strong disposition for the Color of Armaments haki.
Ash stays young by sucking the life out of virgins.Hense the various female companions.
Ash's near-death experiences have caused him to suffer brain damage.This would go to explain why Ash seems to forget vital information about Pokemon, and generally being Too Dumb to Live. For the same reason, Team Rocket became incompetent because the hundreds of blasting offs have caused severe head injury. Ash and Team Rocket becoming more competent is due to their head-injuries healing.
The Shamouti Lugia was the inspiration for the Counter Shield.The specific way Lugia used Whirlpool is very reminiscent of the Counter Shield. Ash was probably subconsciously remembering it when coming up with the Counter Shield.
Piplup is a Draco Meteor magnetGible really isn't trying to hit Piplup with his Draco Meteor attempts, the attack is simply attracted to Piplup because Piplup once ate a hold item that gives a pokemon a resistance to dragon type attacks but causes dragon type attacks to always hit the pokemon. Any time Piplup is close enough to Gible while he's practicing Draco Meteor, the effect of that item kicks in and so the attack has no other choice but to hit Piplup. As for the resitance side-effect, since Piplup seems to recover from these Draco Meteors fairly quickly, it seems like while it does hurt it's not enough to KO him. At first one would assume that it's probably because they're not complete Draco Meteors that they're simply weaker, however damage from continual weak attacks do add up. During training, it's not very likely that Ash is having Gible only using the attack once. It's more likely that Gible is using it several times and we're only shown it hitting Piplup once because using that joke several times in one minute would be too much. A weaker variation of a powerful attack like that is still going to be enough to KO a pokemon in a few hits. The added resistance would explain how Piplup can keep shaking it off that easily every time. This item probably doesn't digest easily so it'll take years until the item is fully digested, but until then its effects still work on Piplup.
The Unova League will be an even bigger Base Breaker than Sinnoh was.Episode BW 108 leads directly into the N episodes. The info on Bulbapedia shows that Ash will battle Cameron, who is, bluntly, an idiot. Status Quo Is God, so some Ass Pull reason will eliminate Ash, and the audience will consider it even more of a robbery than Mr. two-Ubers in Sinnoh. For some reason the writers seem to think the series will end if Ash wins an actual game-canon tournament.
Team Rocket uses a hologram projector to disguise themselves that works on everyone except the audienceThey're broken the fourth wall so many times that there is no way they don't know the audience exists. But they want the audience to recognize them at the same time, so they use the projector that the audience sees as a Paper-Thin Disguise.
Ash will get a Chespin when he ventures into the next regionHe always gets the grass starter in each region. Chespin will also show to be as badass as his Snivy was, but with a Plucky Girl attitude instead.
N will end up having a conversation with MeowthAnd it will be either hilariously awkward or creepy awkward.
Ash intentionally ensures that he always either leaves a loose end or fails to come in first in any meaningful championshipHe has just enough fourth wall awareness to realize that, if he ever conclusively wins anything or solves all problems and goals he has at a given time, it means his adventures would end, he'd start aging, and need to get a real job.
Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny are actually PokemonThat's why there are so many look-a-likes and why there are only subtle differences between each Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny. It also explains why Nurse Joys are so good with Pokemon and why every Pokemon seem to automatically trust them. Long before the start of the series, Scientists discovered two species of humanoid Pokemon. The scientists realized that these Pokemon could be used to benefit mankind. They sent these Pokemon to school to learn about human culture and to blend them into society. Since this was an extremely long time ago, the data was lost forever and Joy and Jenny are simply considered "doppelgangers."
Ghetsis will be killed off in the showSince he seems like he deserves it.
Ash's Pikachu was bred from his father's Pikachu.. Ash's Pikachu knows Volt Tackle, a move that only a Pikachu that was the result from breeding can learn(and when the mother has a Light Ball to boot! ) Given how what little we know about the elusive Mr Ketchum suggests he's a skilled trainer, he probably bred his Pikachu/Raichu at some point, and may have given it to Professor Oak in case he runs out of traditional starters. When hearing Ash was about to turn 10, his dad donated a Light Ball, expecting his son would probably not get there in time for another starter, so that Pikachu would be more competitively useful
If Ash gets a chance to obtain the Starter Pokemon of Gen. VI, he would obtain Fennekin the same way he did his Fire-type Pokemon, except Fennekin's ex-trainer will be a Complete Monster, unlike Damian, Paul, or Shamus.If so, he'd most likely the Dangerously Genre Savvy kind of person.
At the end of the Unova series, Jessie, James and Meowth will receive another promotion.They saved Giovanni's life during the Meloetta fiasco, and the opening for Season two depicts them fighting Team Plasma. Either of these could net them a promotion at some point.
Georgia is not the only Dragon Buster.Georgia refers to herself as "a" Dragon Buster, not "the" Dragon Buster. She also refers to other Dragon Busters. For all we know, there could be other Dragon Busters around, wanting to defeat every Dragon-type in existence.
There are Busters for the other 16 types.A Dragon Buster works hard to defeat every Dragon-type they see. Who's to say there isn't such a thing as a Grass Buster, a Water Buster, or a Dark Buster?
Brock is Gary's father.After all, we have evidence that Gary is Sam Oak's grandson, and Brock Sam's son.
If Ash were to be able to catch legendary PokemonThe first will be Raikou. Which will bond with his Pikachu.
Virgil's Eevee will evolve into SylveonHe had a complete set prior to the announcement, plus Sylveon was the first Gen 6 Pokemon announced other than the Starters.
The anime writers have been trolling us.It may got to explain the huge amount of Ship Tease despite the No Hugging No Kissing Rule, not to mention why Ash seems to keep failing.
Cilan's parents were taken away by team plasmaAll we see is just Cilan and his brothers. He got his permission from his brothers before he left.
The reference to Paris in The School of Hard Knocks (the ninth episode) will be retconned to Lumiose City.Yes, it doesn't make perfect sense (like pretty much anything in the series), but it must.
Ash will catch a Fletchling, a Chespin and a Froakie.Ash always catches the common birds (Pidgeotto, Noctowl, Taillow, Starly, and Pidove), and they all fully evolve (Pidgeot, Noctowl, Swellow, Staraptor, and Unfezant), so it can be safely said that Ash's Pokemon team in the XY anime will contain Pikachu, Chespin, and Fletchling, which will fully evolve. Ash has also added the Grass starter from every region to his team. Froakie will let him break the streak of having never had an evolved Water starter. If he also gets Fennekin, it will evolve like all his other Fire starters.
Giselle is Giovanni's rebellious daughter, and became Viridian City's gym leaderBeing a Pokemon Tech is a near guarantee of being filthy rich, and her known Pokemon are Ground type (Viridian Gym's type speciality in the games). She could be Giovanni's daughter... Only too honest to like her father's job, and ready to take it on his underlings. After Giovanni was outed as leader of the Team Rocket after the destruction of the gym, Giselle lost her status as the star of the Pokemon Tech (she was not kicked out because her tuition was already paid in full and the faculty believed that kicking her out without a valid reason would have meant dealing with a Team Rocket assault), but she ignored it and worked her ass into becoming a strong trainer, and when Agatha's time as temporary gym leader expired she managed to succeed her father... And crushed the Team Rocket members sent to re-establish a base in the gym.
The other trainers from Pallet have appeared in the animeTheir identities? Assunta, who choose Bulbasaur, and Damian, who choose Charmander (who later realized what a Jerkass his trainer was and dropped him, joining Ash' party). After all, Ash seemed strangely familiar with them, at least given the looks he gave them. But why did Oak said they quit? Easy: after her fifth badge, Assunta passed the examination to enter the Pokemon League without getting all the badges and dropped off the radar to train, and Oak, not hearing anything from her nor receiving new Pokemon, assumed she had quit only to be surprised when she resurfaced and, her Bulbasaur by now being an Ivysaur, entered the League and reached second place, while Damian, after the events in his episode, was subjected to an investigation that led him being stripped of his licence right after he won his fifth badge.
Gym leaders usually hold backA gym leader is a powerful and experienced trainer capable of teaching to other less experienced trainers, and there's even an authority that will make sure gym leaders qualify. Yet, many of the gym leaders faced by Ash in Kanto didn't give this impression: Brock's Geodude didn't really give a lot of trouble to a beginning Ash, Misty's sisters were annihilated by three beginners in a row (forcing Misty to substitute for them when Ash showed up), Surge did the truly idiotic move of evolving his Pikachu in Raichu before it could learn any fast move, and Koga had serious trouble against Team Rocket. The hype is rather strange... Unless they are holding back on purpose to see if the trainer is a capable one (they actually imply this more than once), and actually go for the win only if the trainer isn't qualified or is too cocky. It would explain every single incident of gym leaders not living to their hype:
Gary's starter was Eevee, not Squirtle.Its been a while since I have seen the episode with Gary's Blastoise, but from what I remeber, Brock says that the Blastoise was the one given to him by Professor Oak. They don't really say that is was his first Pokemon, and having Evee would make a little more sence than Squirtle, because have you even wondered why in Pokemon Yellow that the rival has Eevee and not something else? Well, it's possible the anime writers told the game makers what Gary's starter was so they didn't have to guess.
May stuffs her bra.Because there's no other reason for a ten year old to have that kind of figure.
Ash stopped using Counter-Shield because...
Cilan killed Brock.Think about it. First gym leader decides to travel with Ash and also happens to be a good cook? Maybe Brock was going to travel Unova with Ash, but Cilan decided he needed to be "replaced".
On Eternal HappinessIn Episode One of the First Season Ash sees Ho-oh, and it is said if you look at it, you are granted Eternal Happiness. People like to say that's why Ash is forever Ten. But what if that isn't Eternal Happiness to Ash? Think about it, when you think your about to die saving someone else, you feel good about yourself, you get Closure and Happiness (Or at least, with some people), Which was what he was about to do—Save Pikachu's life and maybe lose his. Eternal Happiness to him at that moment was making sure Pikachu lived, that's why Pikachu was able to last long enough to get to the Pokemon Center. However, Pikachu also saw Ho-oh, and that rule doesn't mean you have to be Human to get eternal Happiness. Pikachu realized he was being a total Dick to Ash earlier, and when he realizes that Ash is still going to save his life, he decides he would be Happy if Ash would be able to start over—He thinks he's about to die, so he wants him to move on and get a new Starter, one who will actually work with him and not be a total Dick. Pikachu, under normal circumstances, might have actually died, with Ash not being quick enough to get to the Pokecenter, but he was. And since Pikachu didn't die, Ash never had to get a new Starter—Which is something you get at Age 10. So Pikachu either has to Die, or stop being his Pokemon, and Ash has to get a new one, for Ash to start aging again. Because making sure Pikachu safe is what made him Happy. -Raxal
It's all from an Insane Man's point of ViewThe Narrator in the Anime is actually an insane man who constructed an entire past life for himself in his head. Continuity Errors and things that only exist in the REAL world can support this. For example, originally there were only 150 Pokemon, no more. But that changed later, and when people construct Mental Stories about things that didn't actually happen, they forget or contradict past details, such as there only being 150 Pokemon, when now there is 649 Pokemon. And then there are things like "The Lightning American", who is LT. Surge, It's elements from the Real World pouring into the story. It also explains the Pokemon, he's seen creatures like Dogs and Horses from when the man was Lucid, but when he went back to being Insane? He started going crazy with them. That's right, Ash might just be an Insane guy from our World.-Raxal
Ash is actually a Covert Pervert trying to build a harem.At first glance, Ash seems to be a Chaste Hero oblivious to romance. In truth, Ash is anything but. Ash is actually a huge pervert who loves the attention of his female companions, possibly male companions and maybe even Pokemon. Being Genre Savvy after witnessing Brock's continuous failures, Ash realised that hitting on girls would be doomed to failure. Instead, he realised in a Genre Savvy moment that being seeming uninterested in romance made him more desirable, as girls with a crush on him would work harder for him(aka be more sexy). Why else would Dawn wear such a short skirt, and May have all those Fanservice moments? Ash is actually a Covert Pervert that's master of obfuscating obliviousness to romance.
In the anime ONLY, a Celebi is "reborn" every time it travels through a time portal, maintaining its child-like innocenceThis process resets its memories, hence why it did not recognize Sam immediately in the fourth movie when they met in the cave. Also explains why it is easily beaten every time it appears in the anime; Celebi that have recently time-travelled also go back to Level 1.
Ash writes fanfics.Maybe Ash is just some fanfic writer, and the anime is basically his retelling of the games' plot, except with him (as a male Mary Sue) replacing Red and the other male protagonists. Traveling with female protagonists or gym leaders is wish fulfilment (they're the characters he has a crush on from each generation), while Brock is a close friend that asked to be written into the fanfic (when Brock leaves for a season, it's because they're arguing; he comes back after they make up). The characters that fill Brock's role when he's not there are just filler characters he put in to help him write the plot, and he completely made up the Orange Cup arc because he wanted some way to pass the time while waiting for Ruby & Sapphire. He doesn't win any of the official tournaments because he's able to realise that his character would just be boring if he won everything all the time, although he's gotten lazy and made his self-insert stupid during the latest seasons (or perhaps just gotten tired of writing it, but his friends force him to continue).
Ash will win the Kalos League, in so defeating a Grass Pokemon Trainer who uses a Celebi as his last PokemonThis trainer uses the Celebi Doctor Who Like to train his Pokemon so much they can use more than 4 moves, though not using the time travel to cheat and know ahead the outcomes of Pokemon matches. After Ash beast him with Pikachu, he uses Celebi to pop up in Oak's lab with Ash and says something about Ash's father in a major cliffhanger. Then the anime does a few months of Pokemon Chronicles like episodes just to make it more painful
Mewtwo Returns did not expunge all records of Mewtwo's existence.Think about it: Mewtwo used his psychic powers to wipe Giovanni and pal's memory of his and Mt Quena's existence, but there's nothing saying that he wiped out whatever records of him are left. Even though a lot of what's known about him was blown apart when he escaped, Giovanni probably has lots of super-secure files on Mewtwo. Giovanni and his Executives are the only ones who had files on Mewtwo. While Giovanni can't remember the password and place, the importance of the Mewtwo project(to the point that his own mother was part of it) would leave a colossal, mutant feline-shaped hole in the records. Having scientists brilliant enough to make Mewtwo in the first place find out what's going on, Giovanni rediscovered Mewtwo's existence. The reason Giovanni isn't going after Mewtwo again is because he's Genre Savvy to wait it out and ensure Mewtwo is in his command, especially now that he can't use his morality clones against Mewtwo. Unknown to Giovanni, Team Plasma managed to hijack this information and use it to create the Mewtwo in the 16th movie.
Ash's Charizard will Mega Evolve.Why would they introduce Mega Evolutions and NOT show it off in the anime?
Cilan and his brothers were really adoptedNo wonder they never showed Cilan's parents. Maybe he and his brothers were adopted by some woman and loved and cared for them. Then she became depressed and was bedridden back at home so his brothers are left to make money in order to take care of her. That might have been too horrible to talk about.
Chili came from hurting himself to craving donutsIn BW 140, Cilan and his brothers were shown as little kids. Chili was shown with a band-aid on his nose, possibly when he was younger he'd hit or punch himself in the face. But after hurting himself too much, he decided donuts are better than making himself bleed.
Iris' mother died of a sickness and her father left her to explore a new regionNotice Iris wasn't with her parents but she was in a boarding school full of kids who made fun of her. No parental figures were there so she stayed in a boarding school.
The anime is just a weird dream Ash is having
Ash has finally aged beyond 10This is probably on the list every time a new series rolls around, but, look at Ash in this latest trailer. He looks older now, at least 15. Has Ash FINALLY aged beyond the 10 year old he's been stuck as for nearly two decades?
Damien's Charmander is the same one Ash couldn't get from Prof. Oak's lab.
The Bulbasaur from the hidden village (Ash's Bulbasaur) is the same one Ash couldn't get get from Prof. Oak's lab.
Serena was a baby in her flashback.OK, Serena is starting her Pokémon journey so apparently she's 10, and Ash is now 16, being evident that Ash was no older than 7 in the flashback means Serena could have been 0 or 1 and she just saw him.
Trip is racist towards Kanto is because he was bullied by a kid from Kanto when he was in preschoolThe "Goonies" might have came from a kid from Kanto bullying him and he will never forgive her of what did she did to him.
Giovanni partially finances Team Rocket by having his Persian use Pay DaySeriously. He probably has a few dozens of those just for that...
Ash will be adamant against using Mega Evolutions and it will bite him in the assHe isn't fond of his Pikachu evolving, so I doubt he will even consider Mega Evolving because he considers will consider it a simple power up and not proof of hard work. Then comes Korrina who shows otherwise and hands him his ass in their first battle.
Ash and Serena are cousinsSome people there is managing the possibility of an engagement when Ash and Serena were kids, if that's true it's possible that they were engaged by their parents like it use to happen in Japanese and Asian societies, and if it happened when they were that young that probably means they're cousins. Think about it: There was Ranma and Akane or Syaoran and Meiling, both of them cousins.
Ash and Serena are siblingsAfter Ash's father and Delia divorced, he moved to Kalos and took Serena with him.
Serena's Ash in her vision is not the Ash we knowShe mistook him for another kid. Case in point, the kid she saw in the flashback had darker skin.
Most people get Butch's name wrong on purposeBecause Cassidy and him are famous, and so are Jessie, James and Meowth. But the latter three are liked because they're funny and relatively nice, while Butch and Cassidy are two jerks, so everyone who meets them do their best to piss him off.
The Boss fantasies are realisticBecause Team Rocket seems to be filled with silly but extremely competent people (aside for Jessie, James and Meowth, we have Butch and Cassidy riding segways in the headquarter just because they can, Nanba's bad temper, and Domino from Mewtwo Returns using tulips as weapons). It's not too strange to suppose that Giovanni, in his off-time, is the kind of person who would use Articuno for cooling himself in a hot day (that, and who else could brag of a similar air conditioning?).
Paul is Cyrus and Mars' son.We never get mention of any father, plus he is the Expy of Silver, who was also the son of a villainous leader. Blue+Red=Purple and it would also explain his cruelty towards pokemon. Right now he is in the custody of his older brother, Reggie, yet resents him because he will never get to have a real father.
The anime counterpart of Green/Leaf (Beta) is named Amanda
The Mewtwo that resided at New Island (Mewtwo Strikes Back) will become Mega Mewtwo X
The Pokemon XY anime will be very short, due to the lack of new legendaries
Cameron was the one who cause the earthquake that threw Best Wishes off-course
TR!Meowth is from UnovaUnova is based on the State of New York and the New York City metropolitan area. Meowth speaks with a New York accent. Probably Meowth comes from an area that used to have the only wild Meowths of Unova, that migrated in another region or in the nearest town (who happens to be called Hollywood and dedicated to cinema in honour of another Hollywood in another region) and remained the only inhabitants when the Pokemon Rangers or the League shut down the polluting factories and caused the area's economy to crash.
The man with the Mega Blaziken is AZ
Clemont is a new inexperienced gym leader like FlanneryClemont is too embarrassed to confess he's the gym leader? huh? Well let's put it as this: Clemont's father is an inventor just like his son and was the former gym leader of the Luminose City gym. But he had a big job in Unova. He couldn't abandon his gym so he put his gym in the hands of Clemont. Clemont is now the gym leader and parental guardian of Bonnie. His father had lots of Electric type pokemon but he wouldn't let his son keep them because of Bonnie. So he took them with him. Now Clemont had no Pokemon and was left with his little sister and gym to look after. Lots of hard work, so he fiddled around and changed his father's security system completely so it won't let any battle unless they have four gym badges due to stress. Then Clemont started acting like Trip and was taking photos and videos of stuff just to come up with an excuse.
Clemont will go into papa wolf mode when he senses danger or if any harm is being done to BonnieHe already grabbed Bonnie in a scary situation. He might have times where he sees danger and grabs Bonnie and will hold her very close to his body or pick her up and carry her in his arms while he handles the situation. And becomes VERY protective of her knowing she will be hurt.
Cyrus will come back as a god-like entityNo one knows the exact nature of the world Cyrus went to or what effects it could've had on him. It could be possible that he attained a higher power far greater than any legendary Pokemon in existence. He could even be the final Big Bad of the entire series. And this could be his One-Winged Angel form. he takes care of his little sister, he's fairly mature, and is so smart. So this hints he's in his mid-teens.
All the Nurse Joys and Officer Jennys are the same person, and she is spying on AshYes, there are photos—but photos can be faked. Yes, one Officer Jenny is black—but that's a fairly easy makeup job. Obviously, some sort of government agency has taken a keen interest in the travels of Ash Kecthum, and as such they sent somebody to spy on him. And, really, what better cover for a spy than the staff at a place the subject visits practically ever day?
Gary will return in XYWho better to show off Mega Blastoise?
Bonnie will go though a break the cutie phase as the anime progressesAs we know Clemont is literally spoiling Bonnie. So Bonnie might just get a little change of personality.
In one of the movies, Bonnie will get emotionally attached to the Mythical Pokemon (cute legendaries) Diancie or HoopaIf her role is anything like Max's, the last thing Bonnie would want is to part ways with a legendary Pokemon she just met, especially since she has no Pokemon of her own.
Ash's Charizard will once again return in XYWho better to show off Mega Charizard Y (a Mega form more faithful to Charizard's original design/the only Mega Evolution of Charizard that has yet to appear in the anime). It may also return and gain the ability to Mega evolve, just in time to help Ash win the Kalos League Conference.
Ash will get a Lucario in XYThis will happen the same way it did in the games. The first time Ash meets Korrina, one of her Lucario will become attached to Ash. This eventually culminates in Lucario teaming up with Ash to fight Korrina's other Lucario, resulting in a Mega Lucario duel like the games. Afterwards, Lucario will join Ash just like the one from the games.
Bonnie will be nicknamed "Bon-Bon" some point in the animeIt's a clever nickname.
Bonnie will one day capture the Jigglypuff that used to follow Ash and his friendsJust a random guess
Bonnie will form a rivalry against Vivi WinstrateThis is material for Max x Bonnie shipping purposes.
We will get a flashback of Prof. Oak first obtained Ash's PikachuPikachu is Ash's OLDEST Pokemon and has received main character status. It is long overdue for a backstory.
Team Rocket will dispand from Team Rocket and become spies for LookerGiovanni doesn't have any long-term respect for them, and it wouldn't be long before he carves out another Big Bad role, and because they are Harmless Villains, Team Rocket may be put in a position consisting of Moral Event Horizon, Even Evil Has Standards, Kick the Dog, You Have Outlived Your Usefulness, and Heel-Face Turn.
the Mega-Blaziken guy has a team of Mega-EvolutionsEvery time an event occurs that shows a new Mega-Evolution, he'll use one. He'll either be a Rival, or a Trickster Mentor, or perhaps even connected to another aspect of the Pokemon WMG
What really happened in XY001Instead of making a call, Alexa took her long sweet time, then called her younger sister at the very last minute. Hint? Her red fingernails.
Ash will start using his old PokemonAfter the earing the Bug Badge.
Ash did live in Kalos for a short time.four-year run and decided to use each of his old Pokemon in the Sinnoh League, he takes matters into his own hands by jumping into Ash's world, conjuring Darkrai and Latios out of thin air, and disguising himself as a trainer. The rest is history.
Tobias owns the Zekrom that lightning bolted PikachuAfter Tobias got through with whupping Ash, he knew that Ash would travel to Unova, so he had his Zekrom zero-in out Ash's most experience Pokemon (on him): Pikachu, in order to make sure he stayed that way. And to make his journey a real pain, he led Ash to a single bush containing one Iris, while manipulating Cilan's hart: making him the flambo he is now. To make sure his loss in Unova was certain, he pulled massive strings to have Ash fail at every single Unova event (save for gym battles), from having Litwick blow out Ash's candle at the Wishing Bell Festival, to Cameron's Riolu suddenly evolving into a powerhouse Lucario.
At the start of XY, Clemont isn't the Gym Leader, but one of his parents isHere's why I think, I think that Clemont and Bonnie's father/mother is the gym leader, and is emotionally distant. It would explain why Clemont used a Bunnelby, he wants to be his own person and what better way than to catch a Pokemon with ground type moves and an eventual evolution into a ground type when your bad parent is a electric type user.
Ash's Heracross will make an appearance in XY and unlock it's Mega Evolution.If Ash's Charizard doesn't return and show off one of it's Mega Evolutions, then maybe another Pokemon he owns that can Mega Evolve will.
In the Anime, Charizard and Mewtwo's alternate Mega Evolutions depend on their genders.Its been mentioned before that Mewtwo's X Mega Evolution looks masculine, while it's Y Mega Evolution looks feminine. The same can sort of be said for Charizard and it's Mega Evolutions. So the way I see it, to distinguish the gender differences for both Pokemon in the Anime, their X Mega Evolutions are exclusive to the males, while their Y Mega Evolutions are exclusive to the females.
Bonnie will look up to Serena like a Cool Big Sis.And who knows? Maybe that will make Clemont feel a little jealous?
There will be an episode focusing on Serena and Bonnie.A lot of shows that feature a team with at least two female members in the group usually have at least one episode centering around the girls and seeing as how XY is the first Pokemon Series to have two female companions instead of one, it would seem inevitable that Serena and Bonnie will get A Day in the Limelight together.
Somewhere down the line, Clemont will eventually snap at Bonnie for constantly trying to set him up with girls.And when that happens, he'll get a What the Hell, Hero? from Ash and Serena, telling him that he was too harsh on Bonnie and that she was only trying to do something nice for him.
Clemont will capture Chespin instead of Ash.Just for a nice change of pace where someone else in the group captures the Grass type Starter.
Ash will instead get one of the Ghost-Grass PokemonNo one would expect it.
Serena will find a nicheWas on YMMV earlier and it seems so far that Serena is mostly a shipping character, but eventually I think she'll find some Niche in the Anime-Kalos region. I mean, May didn't even like Pokemon to start and found out about Contests later, and Iris didn't get fleshed out for a while, so she has hope.
Clemont's Bunnelby will evolve into Diggersby, much to Bonnie's dismayThis one is predictable. Because of Bonnie affinity for cute Pokemon and Diggersby's Gonk features, this will not go well. Bonnie will act in a way that hurts Diggersby feelings and Clemont will snap at her. Bonnie will feel bad and Ash will once again have to be the nice big brother and comfort her. If you writers in Japan are reading this, DO NOT USE THIS PLOT.
Ash will catch a member of the Honedge line...for several reasons:
There will be a massive number of fillers, consisting of the many leisures of Lumiose City
Because of how long it takes in-game to get from Santalune to Cyllage, Ash won't get to battle Grant until late in the season
Serena will be the new Brock/CilanAs we know she has a pokenav and is the apparently the navigator and she made cookies for Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie. So Serena might cook their every meals and be the navigator while Clemont takes on the "mentor" role without the cooking.
had the GS ball not been postponed, Pokemon would have ended up like Yu-Gi-OhHad the plot continued as was originally planned, the story of Ash would have ended in Johto and like Yu-Gi-Oh, a new rookie trainer will take up arms each generation. And that would have been neither better nor worse than what we have now. The way Clemont sleeps is an obvious giveaway.◊ Notice how he is wearing a nightcap and is almost fully covered? Not exactly he has to have his head out to breathe and part of his neck is showing revealing part of his pajamas. But in Pokemon, the only character known to wear a nightcap to bed is Giovanni and Meowth's imagination (but the Boss fantasies have been killed after DP and no more nightcap was there after AG). James wore a nightcap in one episode that was all but the nightcap wearing was killed off after AG. Here we are four generations later with Clemont wearing one to bed. The nightcap is to keep your head warmer. So he probably gets cold easily.
Ash is transgender.He seems to fool just about everyone when crossdressing... Perhaps he is physically female, but he lives as a boy.
Limone is Blaziken Mask
Limone and Blaziken Mask are twinsWe will be led to think they are the same person until the reveal is made. You see, Blaziken Mask- let's call him "Limley" for now- and Limone used to work together to unlock the secret powers hidden in Kalos that allow Pokemon to Mega Evolve. One day they invoked Kalos's biggest secret, the demon Ly Sander, who caused Limone to lose his memory of their work, leading Limley to become a superhero as a cover for hunting down the two-point-five books that will tell him how to open a pertal to another dimension and get his brother's memories back... ... Wait, wrong twin theory.
Once the cast reach the Tower of Mastery, a bulk of an episode will consist of them going gaga over the long explanation about Mega Evolution
Ash, Serena and Cilan/Bonny will catch non Kalos PokemonWith only 69 Pokemon to go around, it's not so far a stretch to see them catch older Pokemon.