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Ash and his team
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.
Ash will instead get one of the Ghost-Grass PokemonNo one would expect it.
Ash will catch a member of the Honedge line...for several reasons:
Fletching will evolve into Talonflame and become the next Swellow/StaraptorIt has to fill the role of both the fire type and the flyer, and its become the new Staraptor of 'surprisingly powerful regional birds'
Ash's Kalos team will haveSkiddo: with the capture of Chespin by Clemont, Ash needs a grass type, and Skiddo is one of the only other grass types in Kalos (With Pumpkinboo in Jessie's posession, the only other option is Phantump, which I don't believe the authors would use due to Ash's preference for speedy Pokemon) Now, normally Ash catches a Fire, Flying, Grass and Water Type, with the fifth spot being the wild card. But with Fletchling, there are two open spots for wildcard picks One will be another Kalosian Pokemon; such as Floeete, Honedge or Goomy. Another will be capable of Mega-Evolution; most likely being something from the Lucario, Gardevoir or Absol.
For the XY series, Ash will catch as much, if not more, pokemon as he did during the Unova sagaIn my personal opinion, that was one of the few good things about the Unova saga, an expanded team, so I hope they continue that.
Ash will start using his old PokemonAfter the earning the Bug Badge.
Ash will use more of his older Pokemon in Kalos during the league...Where Torterra will be like Noctowl and redeem himself.
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
Ash will catch a dragon typeThe main reason he only ever caught one dragon pokemon was most likely because of how rare and overpowered they were. But now the are more abundant and there is the fairy type to counter them.
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 will turn out to be related to XerneasAs was noted in the Anime Forum a few weeks before XY's debut, "'Xerneas' is 'Serena + X', which DOES follow the Nobody naming convention of 'name anagram + X'". Coincidence? Perhaps. After all, you can't convert "Calem" into "Yveltal". But still, there is the plot twist of her having met Ash before. What if that's only true From a Certain Point of View. No, I'm not saying that she's Ash's real/second mother, rather, I'm saying that she's been observing him from afar and/or has implanted some memories in Ash (assuming he remembers her). The twist of her having previous met Ash defies show-convention; her being a hidden priestess/prophet of Xerneas, or perhaps even Xerneas herself, is actually more likely in this series than her actually being an old Childhood Friend of Ash's.
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.
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. Clemont
Clemont will be actually taking care of BonnieBonnie looks like she's about Max's age. She barely looks ten (the journey age). So I'm guessing he'd be put in the same situation as Brock.
Clemont will be a "silent" BrockMaybe from time to time, Clemont will pull up a picture of a beautiful girl on his device and look at it with a smile. But wants a girlfriend but doesn't want one yet. So Bonnie is helping him date!
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. he takes care of his little sister, he's fairly mature, and is so smart. So this hints he's in his mid-teens.
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.
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.
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.
Clemont is working his butt off at homeHe had his duties as a gym leader and inventing, but the house needs cleaning, ([especially his room◊), he has a child to raise and feed, Bonnie, his mother's not here, and his father's always working (electrician and super hero). Somebody has to cook, clean, and raise the family. Well Clemont is left with that. 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 characters known to wear a nightcap to bed is Giovanni in 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 along with his Victreebel, 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 and people wore them back when there was no heating or cooling systems. And Kalos must be cold, based off of France. And he's the only one wearing a nightcap, Ash wasn't wearing one, Bonnie was wearing a hood to bed, and Serena was wearing a bow. So he probably gets cold easily. There could be no other possible reason why Clemont has to wear a nightcap to bed.
Clemont has a sleeper sofaIt may seem like a couch and an air mattress.◊ I think Clemont likes to treat his guests extra special, letting Ash sleep on the couch while he sleeps on an air mattress. I'm guessing that couch probably has a pull out bed, either they can't sleep in the same bed, it'd be inappropriate for a ten year old and a fourteen year old (how old Clemont might be) to be in the same bed especially since their just friends. So they need to be sleeping like that. And what bedroom doesn't have a bed? And Clemont was sleeping in the Pokemon center bed just fine◊, so that covers the "Clemont can't sleep in a bed" or "Clemont hates beds". That must be a sleeper sofa in the room or Clemont wouldn't be that sound asleep (looks like he can sleep through just about anything here) in the pokemon center bed, there must be a pull out bed.
Clemont put EVERYTHING on the robot in Episode 18We know he put his jumpsuit in the robot thus revealing what is underneath (glad he has bloomers because a diaper would weird on him), but... don't his shoes look... different to you? take a look◊ his shoes never looked like that! They're different than the ones he wore in the games and ever since episode 1. Then we get that awkward shot in episode 14 bare ankles?◊ what's with that? I guess either Clemont had to do a task that required being barefooted (like washing his feet) and just had enough time to put shoes on or he has two pairs of socks and one is the no show type. Then we get him actually wearing socks in episode 17◊! Geez did he put his shoe, socks, and jumpsuit on the robot?!
At one point, Clemont will give Bonnie a taste of her own medicine.To be more precise, there will be a future episode where Clemont gets fed up with Bonnie trying to set him up with every girl they meet and decides to teach her a lesson about how embarrassing it is by requesting any young boy the group come across to be her boyfriend. Bonnie
Bonnie will be somewhat more mature than MaxTo avoid being The Scrappy, but still be childish enough to act her age and be a Kid-Appeal Character. Also helps her goal is focused on her brother and not being a Know-Nothing Know-It-All.
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.
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 look up to Serena like a Cool Big Sis.And who knows? Maybe that will make Clemont feel a little jealous?
Running Gags that will appear in the X/Y AnimeHere are the estimated gags:
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.
Ash, Serena and Clemont/Bonnie will catch non Kalos PokemonWith only 69 Pokemon to go around, it's not so far a stretch to see them catch older Pokemon.
Limone is Blaziken MaskConfirmed
Possible Rivals in the XY animeThey need rivals.
Sanpei will be Ash's rival in Kalos, and the reason why Froakie won't evolve.So far, Ash's hasn't had any rivals in this region (they're usually introduced in the first 3 episodes). And Ash's last main rival, Trip's starter Pokemon was one evolutionary stage over one of his starters.
the season will invoke Hoenn by not having a rivalSo far, no "Paul"s, "Gary"s or "Trip"s have made themselves known, suggesting a similar pattern
Meowth will fall in love with an Espurr/Meowstic...just because it seems to happen with cat mons. There was Meowzy, then the Glameow in Sinnoh that evolved into Purugly and he thought she was ugly, and then the Purrloin in Unova that turned out to be male. Of course, he'll get rejected somehow.
A new main protagonist will be introduced mid-way through KalosAnd so that Ash can leave with honor, he will show his successor the ropes becoming a Pokemon Master by being a Master in the Teacher sense. The new main protagonist will have Mareep as his/her starter pokemon, as Mareep is the regional electric pokemon of Johto just as Pikachu is to Kanto. Then again they could have the Electric Rodent of Gen 7.
Malamar will be a recurring antagonist throughout KalosAll the signs are there. Dark/Psychic Cthulhu-esque mon, who can brainwash people and Pokémon alike, has a really creepy voice, got away at the end of its introductory episode, and said something about starting a new, evil world order? Malamar will continue attacking over the course of the XY series, until its goal is revealed in one final confrontation. Likely, James' Inkay will be involved in Malamar's eventual defeat.
Malamar doesn't work for Team Flare...It's actually a member of a new evil group that will feature in XY's third version/sequel/whatever. That's why the writers used such an oblique method of introducing the group (one Pokemon, no humans)- they have to be shrouded in absolute secrecy until near the time when the next Kalos games come out. The anime will be largely evil-teamless (with perhaps a couple other episodes like the Malamar one) until those games, with the Mega Evolution specials taking care of showcasing Team Flare.
Mega Evolutions in the Anime
Ash will Mega his Charizard.Having him evolve his Pokémon at all is on the unusual side, but considering one of the big announced features of the sixth generation, many of the Pokémon highlighted in the advertising, and Ash's return to one of his most classic, popular and fully-evolved Pokémon, it may be the true intent of the much-appreciated but underutilized return.
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.
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.
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.
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 EvolutionThe video game promotes this to a heavy degree. The anime will just crank this Up to Eleven.
If Ash ever uses Mega Evolution, it will only be a one time thing, like in a movie.Ash is meant to be your average trainer who tries hard and tastes defeat a lot. Mega Evolution carries a connotation of being unstoppable and ultimate. It doesn't fit to make that kind of power a regular thing for Ash. If Ash does Mega Evolve, it will be his Charizard in his Y form. X form is already connected with Red and Alan. Y would be Ash's thing.
Gary will return in XYWho better to show off Mega Blastoise?
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
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.
Ash will mega evolve his sceptile.
Both mega Charizard X and Y will show up in the same episode.And they will battle each other.
Mega Greninja will have an Early-Bird Cameo in a Mega Evolution SpecialIt'd synergize well with Greninja's appearance in Super Smash Bros. since they both have similar target audiences and depict Pokémon in the same way, and Greninja's new Mega Evolution could tease Pokémon Z.
Other Plots and Settings
What really happened in XY001:Instead of making a call, Alexa took her long sweet time, then called her younger sister at the very last minute. Hint? Her red fingernails.
Pokemon is going to do a BleachWith the ratings as they were for the XY opening in Japan, and how they've been for the following episodes, I have a bad feeling in my gut that Pokemon may have finally lost its steam after the Delacoura Arc, just like Bleach's filler. On the bright side, if it is the last season, perhaps Ash can win the League. Though, I suppose it is possible that it can overcome the initial filler based hurdles like Naruto during its year of filler, Delacour wasn't that long, was it?
Kalos will not be like UnovaHaving learnt about how the fans take Ash being dumbed down, they will avoid that at all costs, and will have his competence be more along the Hoenn, non Paul Sinnoh competence levels. They may also add some stuff to please the Periphery Demographic; be it Ash's father, professionalism, wider Pokemon parties and training, ect ect
The Pokemon XY anime will be very short, due to the lack of new legendariesFrom what can be guessed, the anime will most likely either go through another Arc Fatigue consisting of Pokemon from the past generations, or it will be very short, due to there only being 69 new pokemon. This will also include ONE new movie featuring the axis Pokemon (Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde).
There will be a massive number of fillers, consisting of the many leisures of Lumiose CityAgain, there's only 69 new Pokemon (not counting the new mythical ones) and so many old Pokemon from the previous generations return, so they'll try to shoehorn as many episodes as possible (just like Sinnoh and the Decolore Islands).
Team Flare, the past of Kalos and AZwill be more developed than their game counterparts. The fandom was pissed when they botched the Team Plasma arc, which was very likely a consequence of the 2011 earthquake. Assuming something bad doesn't happen, the Team Flare arc won't suffer from delays. Deciding to lure back older viewers and people who were disappointed with X and Y's storyline, they will make the storyline more developed.
Ash will not encounter Team Flare, they will go after Alan of the Mega Evolution specials.I really don't see the writers juggling Lysandre for both Ash's story and Alan's story, and Alan's connection with Mega Evolving puts him closer on track with the game's story, so there will be less hassle. I also feel genocide is a bit harder to include in the anime than past enemy team objectives.
The reference to Paris in The School of Hard Knocks (the ninth Kanto 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 win against the Old Timer with the Delphox in XY015 in the Kalos League......but he'll have at least one match after that. After all, that's how it is whenever you fight Wily. Yes, I know, call backs with random one-shots are nearly non-existent, but A: The writers have been willing to push the envelope early in the series and B: That old timer won a local tournament Offscreen during the episode he appeared in.
Ash will lose at the Kalos League as expected, and it will be to a Mega Evolution user, perhaps Alain.That would be the best way to end the XY season with a bang. The most important addition in XY is what defeats Ash.
Ash will lose the Kalos League to AlainThat way, the writers don't have to break their status quo of making Ash lose every league, while at the same time giving the older fans someone to root for. If Alain becomes popular enough, there would be a Broken Base if Ash won the league, with some praising his newfound competence and others pissed off because Alain lost to Ash of all people.
XY will be the final season with AshI'm not sure how far they can go on after Ash gains Mega-Evolution (Which is, like, 98% guaranteed) and the ratings issue. If Serena is meant to become his love interest, perhaps it is simply the birth of a new main character.
Mewtwo original and BW will appear in the next movieThe 17th Movie, the first Kalos one, will feature twelve Mega Evolutions, and the poster has both Mewtwo's on it. They already have Mewtwo Y in the Best Wishes Mewtwo, and I highly doubt the Pokemon writers will make a third Mewtwo after what happened last time.
those legendary Pokemon seen in the 17th move's short?They fake, or rather Illusions conjured up by the Kilefki from that same short.
There will be a movie focusing on Mewtwo's X Mega EvolutionAnd it will reintroduce the original Mewtwo and have him meet Newtwo. Consider that the X Mega Evolution looks much more masculine, it fits the original masculine Mewtwo better than the new feminine Mewtwo. The movie will expand on Newtwo's origin, and have Mewtwo dealing with the fact that he is no longer the only one of his kind, and the other one is stronger, with the Mega Evolution. The villain will have some way to negate psychic attacks. Newtwo will be defeated in it's mega form, but original Mewtwo will find new strength and Mega Evolve into the X form, then defeat the villain with a fighting type attack, and find peace with Newtwo.
a future movie will involve time travelThis will be connected to one of the event legends of Gen 6 (Diance, Hoopa or Volcanion) and the movie will feature a Future Badass version of Ash, who will be everything the fans expect him to be.
The Mewtwo that resided at New Island will become Mega Mewtwo XThis will be used to counter with the female-voiced Mega Mewtwo Y from the Genesect movie (if they ever find a convincing sound-alike to replace the late Dan Green).
In one of the movies, Bonnie will get emotionally attached to the Mythical Pokemon (cute legendary), 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.
The 18th film will feature Zygarde, Hoopa, and Volcanion.
Guesses already Jossed
Shauna will be Ash's female companion in KalosShe's important enough to be mentioned in the game plot, yet (thus far) not so critical to be a spotlight stealer in that right. Also, she seems to have an indicated personality but no indicated goals. Setting her as Ash's partner allows the writers to not recruit a female Gym Leader or Serena in the role, preserving the latter for a Movie cameo with Calem. It also preserves the already-announced goals of Tierno and Trevor, relegating them to Recurring Character status; possibly Friendly Rivals.
In addition to the above, Serena will be Ash's main rival. Trevor and Tierno will be recurring travelers who act as a Guest Star Party Member.Ash pretty much takes the place of the male protagonist from the games, and since Serena acts as The Lancer and main rival if you are the male protagonist in X/Y, she will be the same for Ash (plus to spice things up). As for Trevor/Tierno, they could be the male part of the Power Trio, but are more to switching in and out, leaving just Ash and Shauna.
Alexa is going to be Ash's new traveling partnerShe's going back to Kanto with him.
Pikachu's nerf in X/YIt will contract a weird sickness that is mostly native to Kalos will weaken it to normal strength for awhile.
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.
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.
Ash did live in Kalos for a short time.
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.
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.
The Nurse Joys of the Kalos region will use Spritzee as an analog to Chansey and Audino
The man with the Mega Blaziken is AZ
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
The Anime after Kalos:
Future Captures and Evolutions
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.
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.
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.
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.
At some point, Ash is going to get a Riolu or a LucarioIt hasn't happened yet, but given that he's befriended Riley, I wager Ash will either lose to Cynthia, and get either one of the above two or a Riolu egg from Riley, or beat Cynthia and get the egg from her. Then he'll take the egg with him when he goes to the next area and viola, he has a Riolu.
If Ash were to be able to catch legendary PokemonThe first will be Raikou. Which will bond with his Pikachu.
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.
Sooner or later, every move from the games will appear in the anime.Self-explanatory. At the moment (between BW 92 and 93), 437 of the 559 moves have appeared in the anime. The remaining 122 (4 from G1, 16 from G2, 25 from G3 - not counting Shadow moves, 33 from G4 and 44 from G5) WILL appear at some point, the writers just haven't found a way to introduce them yet.
Some of those moves will include...Older moves:
The fate of Team Rocket
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.
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.
Meowth will eventually perform a real Heel-Face TurnAs opposed to his Heel Face Mole routine back in Best Wishes.
James will join Ash & co.But unlike Meowth, his leaving Team Rocket will be legitimate. Or maybe Team Rocket finally goes under, and James chooses to adventure with Ash rather than going back home.
Ash and co. will kill Team Rocket.For the lulz.
Ash and co. will provoke Team Rocket into a Did You Think I Can't Feel? moment.Team Rocket have always gotten a raw deal, even when they hardly do anything evil as Ash makes them out to be (in Ash's many exposition explanations to characters of the day). He will one day go too far.
Team Rocket will disband 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.
Jessie, James, and Meowth will die in the finaleMost likely in a Heroic Sacrifice or Taking You with Me during the final battle with Ghetsis. The trio's sudden leap in competence was just a last hurrah by the writers before Team Rocket gets offed.
We will soon have our long awaited Ash n' Co vs Team Rocket arc.Why do I say this? Consider how much the status quo has been crushed. Brock is no longer part of the team, Ash is balancing all members of his party, Jessie and James got promoted and Giovanni is active. It's very possible that, after the Team Plasma arc, a true Team Rocket arc is possible.
Recycling old characters/settings
3rd Generation Remake-Related
We're going back to Hoenn.It's already been established that Black and White is going to be a shorter arc than normal. If we get Ruby and Sapphire remakes, Ash may return to Hoenn and bring Iris and Cilan with him, creating a five-member traveling party for the first time.
If a third generation remake is made...Ash will switch some of his current pokemon with some of his Hoenn region pokemon. When FireRed and LeafGreen were released the characters got some generation 1 pokemon and when HeartGold and SoulSilver were released the characters got some generation 2 pokemon. Since it is unlikely that anyone will be able to catch Hoenn pokemon in Unova, this is only way a character can have Hoenn region pokemon.
There will be a japanese Pokerap for the Gen 3 PokemonIt is to promote the Ruby and Sapphire remakes. Return of the Forgotten Characters!
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?
If Paul is introduced in a film, he would either...1.Still have the whole Buddy, Buddy with Ash, and one adventure later, learn the troubles he caused by a bigger monster, and FINALLY be treated well with the fanbase. 2.Get sent back to square 1 as a jerk, team up with the big bad, and get his just deserts. 3.My personal favorite. GET RIPPED APART BY A LEGENDARY POKEMON, YEAH!!!
Bonnie will form a rivalry against Vivi WinstrateThis is material for Max x Bonnie shipping purposes.
The writers will give Tobias Character Development.The new season reeks of pandering to the fanbase. What better way than giving Tobias purpose? It would serve as an apology of sorts by the writers. My thoughts are this: it will be revealed the Tobias serves as a group of legendary trainers/Aura Guardians dedicated to defending Unova. Tobias serves as a successful member, and The Powers That Be foresaw they would need the help of a fellow Aura user: Ash Ketchum. So they gave him a bred Latios and Darkrai to serve as a test to find strong enough Aura Guardians. Thus, his appearance in the Sinnoh Leauge was a Batman Gambit: to find an Aura Guardian. The defeat of the two legendaries proved Ash was the one.
Every filler really is important.They will all be referenced in a future episode in which Ash gets help from all of the people and Pokémon that he has met.
At some point during Iris's Guest Star Party Member role in the XY series (which, in itself, is inevitable), her Axew will evolve.Because it would be awesome. (And not to mention that was her plan for him in the first place.)
May's coming back.Since Ruby and Sapphire's getting a remake having her make at least a brief return seems inevitable, if not having her stick around from her return to the end of the season. Crossovers and other Plots
If Red were to appear in the Pokemon anime, he would be an in-universe expy of Takumi Fujiwara, complete with a Sugar and Ice PersonalityNothing would more fitting for a trainer who went from rookie to master of all the original 150 (excluding legendaries) Pokemon.
We will get a flashback of how 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.
Soon, there's going to be a giant flood, and they will get 2 of every Pokémon and put them on a giant ark.Why not?
The 20th movie will be a Crisis Crossover with past movie characters at a rate of 1 character/4-5 moviesAs a way to celebrate the anime's long-livedness, and to push forth the idea Pokemon X and Y had of bringing species from every region together on one new region. As to guess the most likely candidates, and as a form of sportsmanship so I can be wrong...
As an amendment to the 20th movie being a Crisis Crossover, All of Ash's companions will returnMisty, Brock, May, Max, Dawn, Cilan and Champion Iris will appear in the 20th movie with relatively major roles, for the same reason as the aforementioned WMG.
The very last Anime episode/movie will involve bringing together every protagonist and every single Pokemon they've ever hadBecause this long-running Anime needs to go out with a BANG!
Mewtwo will wait for eight more movies to pass before making its next appearance the year afterwardThis theory requires nothing more than knowledge of square numbers. Mewtwo appeared in the first movie, then in a special before the fourth movie, then in a special before the ninth movie, then in the sixteenth movie...
A movie will feature PokemorphsThe genetic fusion of human and Pokemon DNA is a rather popular fan concept, and with all the genetic experimentation done multiple times in movies, and the gradual radicalization of the enemy teams (Admit it, ever since Aqua and Magma the teams have gotten more and more dark.) will appear to create a movie capable of capturing the best elements of the nostalgic dark films (Mewtwo) and the popularity of character driven ones (Lucario, Keldeo)
A movie will explain why Ash never mentions events of movies.This goes with the "Ash is a Time Lord" theory. There will eventually be a movie in which Ash finds out that he is a Time Lord and has to go back in time to participate in the events of previous films (excluding the first movie, in which Mewtwo erased his memory of the story's events), meaning that there is more than one Ash Ketchum in each movie. Future Ash goes back in time to the events of each movie, wearing the same outfit his past self wears in the movie. In multi-Doctor stories like "The Five Doctors" and "The Day of the Doctor," the earlier incarnations of The Doctor do not remember their encounters with later incarnations after the story ends. Past Ash does not mention events of the movies within the anime because encounters with his future self hinder him from remembering.
There will be a CGI Pokemon movie.It's possible.
From now on, all movies will feature shiny Pokemon distributions.First it was the Beasts with Zoroark's movie, and now it's Hydreigon and Golurk with Victini's movie. The producers have realized giving out incredibly rare versions of Pokemon helps generate interest.
In the end...
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.
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.
The show will end in two seasons, in which Ash will defeat the Pokemon league and end up facing either his long lost father, who has become Champion, or a final showdown with an as-of-yet unknown evil character who's been pulling the strings all this time/reveal a conspiracy about Ash and his father.He'll use his strongest Pokemon from each land (Pikachu, Heracross/Donphan, Sceptile, and so on.). He may also face one or more of his friends, such as Ritchie or Gary. Maybe Paul will show up post Heel-Face Turn. (You know that's going to happen. Don't deny it...)
The last season of Pokemon will star the protagonists of Gold and Silver going through their storyline.Think about it. This whole time we've been watching Red's counterpart, Ash. The Second to last season will end with Ash becoming champion. Then, a new season starts. We see the new protagonists, Gold and Lyra or whatever they're named then. They decide to journey together. Along the way, they talk to people we've seen before and maybe even catch legendaries as you do in the games. And they keep hearing about some kid who was there before them and his awesome Pikachu. Finally, they get to Kanto. Maybe a little change in animation back to the original quality. They fight through the Kanto gyms too. Soon, they get to Pallet. They end up talking to Delia Ketchum (because you know you talked to Red's mom, too), who tells them the wonderful boy they've been hearing about is her son, and that she hasn't seen him in years. They get the other region's starters, train them, and soon, they're ready to challenge Mt. Silver. They spend at least 2 episodes getting to the top. Then, the final episode. No music. Silence except for the sound of wind blowing and footsteps as they come up the stairs. The screen goes white. And then you see him sitting there, at least a few years older, with Pikachu on his shoulder. Ash, grinning at us, in his original outfit, with his Charizard, a Blastoise with sunglasses, and a determined Venusaur are behind him. The screen cuts to black. Instead of the usual credits, you hear something that gives you chills. It fades back in to show Ash, Brock, Misty, May, Max, Iris, Tracy, Cilan, Dawn, and the new guys singing Karaoke. The song? The original opening. It shows an after party. Either Lyra or Gold tearfully ask if it's over. Ash grins. Cut to black. That, my friends is how it will end. Around 20 years from now.
When Ash finally goes to fight the elite 4, all of his traveling companions will appear to cheer him on.Basically, everyone who has ever traveled with ash will appear when he finally goes to fight the elite four.
The show will never, ever, end EVER!!!So long as someone can keep creating ridiculous names for the Pokémon, The Show Must Go On.
The show will end with the Pokémon world being destroyed.And Ash is the one who destroys it. In his final battle with Giovanni. By accident. By not realizing how much destruction he'd cause by saying "Pikachu, use Return!"
Other Potential Future Anime AdaptationsNote: If such a project is officially announced, e.g. Pokemon Origins, it should get its own page for guesses.
Blockhead Clefairy would be voiced by Tony Sampson or Greg Ayres, if he was given a proper anime appearanceThose two voices suit a Pokemon as talkative, crass, and hamish as Blockhead Clefairy.
There will be an anime series/movie that doesn't star Ash.Seriously, how long has he been around? In my opinion, he's getting old (not literally).