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In Best Wishes, the reason they're using Iris......instead of just using Hilda is because Takeshi/Brock WILL be appearing in Best Wishes, despite what has been announced. Think about it: Hilda looks to be around fifteen, which is the same age as Takeshi/Brock. Obviously, he'd be all over her constantly to the point where no one could get anything done, and Satoshi/Ash would probably get irritated and ditch them somewhere. Making Iris the same age as Ash is the only option because Takeshi/Brock is not attracted to girls that young. And we don't have to worry about Satoshi/Ash falling for her, since he's ObliviousToLove and/or asexual.
Iris, in the anime, is related to the legendariesSame in the games. She is the "key" but doesn't know it. In her game screenshot, she is shown next to a guy saying "I have no idea how to awake the dragon Pokémon..." He could be talking about a prophecy that relates to you, Iris, N, or even Bel (Bianca) for a twist.
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.
Dent (Cilan) and Iris signify nature and technologyIris is down to earth while Dent is...A
Ash will win the Unova league.Top 16 in Kanto, top 8 in Johto, top 8 in Hoenn, 3rd in Sinnoh (and only losing against some guy with 2 ubers).
Wes or Michael will show up.If Orre and Unova are analogous to US states, then it's possible that Team Plasma could get hold of a Snag Machine and use it. Further, if they start making Shadow Pokémon (an Alternate Continuity from the games), Ash would definitely team up with Wes / Michael for An Arc. That sort of thing would be a Berserk Button for him. Given how mad he's gotten at people like Paul for their Training from Hell methods, Shadow Pokémon would be beyond the pale.
Ash can detect Shadow Pokémon, and conversely, Rui can use Aura.Being an Aura user, as Riley, Ash and Lucario are, is said to grant a tele-empathic power to read minds. Shadow Pokémon are surrounded with a dark aura that Rui can see naturally, and the Aura Reader can let others see. It follows that they're talking about the same thing. Of course, since Ash has never seen a Shadow Pokémon, this is not verified.
Iris will be Brock's Distaff Counterpart.She'll always fall head over heels for any good looking guy in the show, resulting in her Axew jumping on her head to make her stop. It will lead to a running gag when Axew evolves into a larger (therefore heavier) form and Ash and Dento must restrain him lest he jump on Iris's head and kill her.
Sabrina's child-like evil self is secretly manipulating Giovanni and the rest of Team Rocket. Giovanni's outfit in Best Wishes looks kind of like Sabrina's outfit in the anime except that it's a different color. Also, his secretary looks a little like Sabrina except with glasses and shorter hair.
Iris had awoken Zekrom sometime before the start of the seriesThis would explain things like how Zekrom appeared to Ash and Pikachu and not as the dark stone, as well as why Iris seemed to be interested in Zekrom.
Shooti's bird and octoghosts are both male.They're the only two lines in the Unova Pokedex that have gender differences. Ash will note the difference in looks between his bird and Shooti's, remember that he has a girl, and has Snivy use Attract.
There will be a Gene/osect movieWell the last two DNA-themed Pokémon got them.
The reason Pikachu was beaten by Shooti.Pikachu has been used so often and leveled up so much, its levels looped back to their original. This is because what gives Pikachu its extra power will overload Pikachu's body over time, and experience is vented out to prevent it from being overwhelmed by its own power.
Pikachu self-restricts in every new region.See Proud Warrior Race Guy. It would be no fun if Pikachu just God Moded his way through every new region, nor would it be fair to Curb-Stomp Battle the low-levelled Pokemon at the starting area, so he restricts his performance to a level consistent with a starter / average level for the area. Not only is he working under a Self-Imposed Challenge, but his Willfully Weak performance allows the other Pokemon on Ash's team a chance to shine.
Pikachu is training Ash as much as the other way around.Goes with the above. Pikachu wants Ash to be "the very best, like no one ever was" too, so the things he does are to help Ash get better. He's also acted like The Obi-Wan / Big Brother Mentor to other Pokemon, who go on to become stellar examples of their kind.
Tobias/Takuto is actually a projection/illusion created by the legendaries who are also responsible for Pikachu's power drain hence why he can defeat legendaries and get defeated by starter pokemon.The reason why is because they don't want Ash to win a league and become champion yet. They need him to take care of things in Unova/Isshu first. Also, the movies did in fact happen, they legendaries just make sure everyone forget and they are also deliberately limiting Pikachu's powers so Ash does not rely on Pikachu 100%.
N will be voiced by Daisuke Ono.It would please me.
Ash and Pikachu made a deal that wasn't shown to not go all out so as to give the rivals and gym leaders a chance and to avoid boring victoriesPersonally, this feels a bit more realistic then the way the anime does it. Also, Shooti will get the shock of his life should Ash go all out.
Ash will catch DucklettSerebii.net said an episode has been revealed where a flock of Ducklett stole Ash's hat, considering past events where Ash's hat was stolen(Primate and Aipom), Ash should catch a Ducklett to keep with the trend(If not immediately, then eventually)
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).
There will be a CGI Pokemon movie.It's possible.
In the series after B&W, Ash will visit the Orre region.So far it's the only region from the main series that Ash hasn't been to yet. Wes and Rui could make guest appearances in every episode, or every other episode (with no spoken lines, but will react to the situation accordingly) with Ash lampshading their appearances by asking them if they are stalking him and his friends. One of the friends will cover his mouth and tell them to ignore him.
Iris will leave Ash's group part way though the Unova region.Ash and Misty traveled together though three regions (Kanto, Orange Archipelago, and Johto), Ash and May traveled though two regions (Hoenn and Kanto), and Ash and Dawn only traveled though Sinnoh together. From this we can determine that the number of regions he travels with each of his female companions decreases each time. Eventually he'll be going through girls like water!
Tobias is possessed by/an illusion of Darkrai."His" Darkrai decided to, for the lulz, fight in the Pokémon league and is using Tobias to do it. Latios (and the 3rd Poke he has to have due to the way he beat Ash) are either Darkrai's thrall as well, or other Pokes he convinced to do engage in these lulz.
Movie 14 will have Touko/Touya (Hilda/Hilbert) fighting Wes in the intro.If it is Touko or Touya will depend on which of the films it is.
Ash will lose the Unova leauge..However it will be in the top 2, and a climactic battle against N. This will trigger the release of whatever main legendary they have, and thus Ash and co. will have to stop Team Plasma.
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.
Ash will have Team Plasma interrupt his league challenge.5th badge this early? There is something fishy going on, and Plasma is the most likely bet.
Ash will win the Unova league, with the next "season" using a new characterBrock leaving was a test to see how the audiance would react to abandoning old characters.
Iris is actually Reshiram (or at least one member of the Tao Trio)Think about it: we don't know much about her origins (or we aren't supposed to know), she's a dragon-type gym leader (all three Tao Pokemon are dragon-type), and there has to be some reason why she is choosing to travel with Ash. She is also clearly interested in Zekrom's activities in the first B/W episode (She doesn't call out Zekrom by name, however), but since she is present in that moment, she would probably not be Zekrom (Unless we got into clones or something like that...), so she could either be Reshiram or Kyurem (Who is possibly the third Tao Pokemon). Perhaps Iris/Reshiram/Kyurem was disguised as a human girl incognitio, and discovered that she preferred being a human to a Legendary Pokemon, and is hiding from her responsibilities. She could either be the original Reshiram/Kyurem, or a descendant born when the original perished.
The reason Ash is still 10 years old is because.A) Dialgia did something screwy to the timeline, or B) he's not, but he claims to be so his mom can avoid paying more in taxes.
Ash wins the tournament, possibly the E4, and is ready to fight the Champion...And then N's Castle rises in place of the stadium, destroying the whole structure! Then Ash with his friends + the Gym Leaders and members of the tournament unite to fight Team Plasma in the siege of the Castle. Eventually, N is defeated by Ash, same with Gethsis. However, with all desturction brought by Team Plasma the League is closed without an official winner and Ash has to try a new one. This way it would stick to the games AND give Ash a legitimate reason to go to a new region, instead of winning the League and staying in Unova as the new champion. WITHOUT stupid defeats by some random -sons and cheating Devils ex Machina. Something else? Yes, add Team Rocket invasion to the mix! And, if we're going to be absolutely unrealistic, let Ash EVACUATE from the region because of the invasion! MWAHAHAHA!
Trip's hometown is Driftveil CityThis comes from Trip's team. When Ash meets Trip a second time, he claims that he already has two badges as well as having six Pokemon. However, when you look at his team, it's impossible to get some Pokemon like his Frillish or Lampent at that point in the game. This makes this troper think that Trip originally lived in one of these two towns and already captured them before he got his starter. Frillish can easily be caught in Driftveil via surfing in that area. Tranquil can also be caught on Route 6. As for his Lampent, since the two cities is a route and a cave away with the tower past Mistralton City. Then there's the fact that Trip's other two Pokemon are revealed to be Vanillite and Timburr. Those two Pokemon can be caught in the Cold Storage area. If that's the case then it could very well be his hometown. Also, since Driftveil City is known for it's ocean and market place and most of his Pokemon are ocean themed (Tranquil, Frillish Vanilite in the sense of being able to use water moves). Finally, since you can apparently buy anything at the market place, this troper wouldn't be surprised if he bought his camera here. And even though the anime says he's from Nuvema Town, if the theory of the bottom is used, then he might have been living there temporary so he could get his journey started.
Trip will have a more sympathetic backstory.Compared to Paul who didn't have any excuse for his actions, this Troper hopes that Trip will have some backstory on why he's a jerk toward Ash. Alternatively there will be more to his character than he lets on.
Ash suffers from Munchausen's Syndrome By Proxy
Cilan and his brothers are the Shadow Triad.Cilan has instances of craziness several times. Burgundy states about him and how in her Imagine Spot, she suffered a humiliating defeat from him and he taunts her. She is already made out to be a liar in the episode but when she challenges him later on in this episode, the audience sees Cilan enjoying toying with her needlessly when it would only need one hit to KO both of her Pokemon. Plus, his expression that Burgundy shows in a flashback where Cilan declares that he never said those things has him have a rather evil expression. However, he has a similar dark expression when he's kicking her ass. This means that he might be the one who's lying, but because Burgundy has already proven that she's a big liar, no one would believe her. In one episode about the fishing contest it was downright creepy how he kept insisting that there was no longer a need for the fishing tournament to continue if he caught the biggest Basulin in the lake. Despite Team Rocket being badass in this episode, Jessie ACTUALLY looked worried at how persistent Cilan was and eventually told him to wait until the tournament was over to give other people a chance. It was almost like Cilan was going Higurashi on her. And then there was the time when he got pissed off at Ash and Iris FOR DROPPING A LEAF INTO HIS POT and then telling them that it was there fault for messing up lunch. Of course, his sanity goes back to normal after Iris just pulls out an apple and says "We'll just look for more food." Ash apologizes unlike Iris but the audience sees Cilan's instability at this point. And at the end of the episode, he was pissed that Ash and Iris never came back and he's all "It's waiting in vein time..." Cilan favors the villain role to the point that Iris thinks that's creepy. Cilan clearly states that the villain makes the plot...but if you take into account that he might be the Shadow Triad, he might be foreshadowing being a member. There's also the fact when Cilan tells Luke to keep filming, he decides to stop being the villain and to play the Anti-Hero...and that might foreshadow him changing to Ash and Iris' side. He also calls Iris his princess in this episode. True they were only acting but Cilan was adamant about Iris being the princess at the end. During the Don George Battle arc, what Burgundy said about him originally in episode 19 is starting to show. Cilan outright thinks she's annoying which given his personality, annoying doesn't seem to be in his vocabulary. And similar to what he did to Burgundy in battle, he owns Trip in battle but Trip isn't like Paul and doesn't blame his Pokemon. He just tells Cilan he's frustrated but he'll use this loss to get stronger. And then come another episode where he's constantly taunting his opponent Luke...to be fair, he's trying to give Luke some encouragement given his situation with battling. Additionally, he planned on clearly insulting Burgundy when she asked for a Connoisseur battle but he noticed Luke filming the camera when apparently no one in the room noticed but him (which shows that he's very observant and as a member of the Shadow Triad, you have to be aware of your surrounding) and decides to take her up to the challenge, which surprised her given that Burgundy thought she was certain he was going to reject her. No one else seems to notice the switch in Cilan's personality but her. Then comes BW069-70 concerning Skyla's appearance. Skyla using "air battles" to judge her opponent so she could have time to do her own thing angers Ash but Cilan ends up exploding from this. This can easily be explained when you learn about Team Plasma's motives. The honest members of Team Plasma seriously think that humans abuse their Pokemon and that said Pokemon need to be free from trainers that hurt them. Given that Skyla is a gym leader like him but neglects her duty as a gym leader by not allowing her Pokemon to battle or giving them the time of day, Cilan might have convinced himself that Team Plasma was right about most gym leaders abusing their power and making their Pokemon suffer. He might have been angry not because of the Air Battles but because of her arrogance that shows that she doesn't care about her Pokemon and the trainers that want to battle her. It shows when she taunts him after knocking out his Crustle and Cilan almost crushing his Pokeball in his hand. When he loses to her, he ends up in a minor Heroic BSOD not only because he lost but because as a member of the Shadow Triad, he might have let an "evil" trainer like Skyla get away with it. Naturally, he was cheering for Ash to win and even though he tells Skyla that he's happy that she sees things Ash's way, it doesn't change the fact that he was furious in the last episode. The fact the anger disappeared too suddenly implies craziness.
Following the theory that the Striaton City Gym Leaders are the Shadow Triad in Black and White...They are also the Shadow Triad in Best Wishes. Cilan will reveal his identity as a member of Team Plasma near the end of the series, and Brock will show up to take his place back and help Ash stop Plasma.
Tobias is Pierce in disguise.The whole Sinnoh Leauge thing was a plan, so that he could gain more information about Sinnoh-ultimately, this info will help Giovanni take over Sinnoh along with the rest of the world. It could also be to study Ash and his possible connection to the Unova legendaries (he is the Chosen One, after all.) And as a Continuity Nod, Pierce would note Ash as the reason why Jessie, James and Meowth have become the abysmal failures they are today (yes, before they met Ash they were skilled.) Revealing this information has made the trio become Dangerously Genre Savvy. As to why Pierce has legendaries...
Ash is going to break Trip's camera.
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?
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.
Volcarona will play a prominent role in one of the future movies.Seeing as it's practically treated as a legendary Pokemon in the games. Its role will, naturally, have something to do with the sun being blocked out. Perhaps Kyurem will be the causing a never-ending blizzard?
The Pokemon world really does have 4 month years, Ash's age is just being given in "our" yearsThis explains how years can pass but Ash can still be 10.
There will be a Kyurem focused episode in which Iris gets character developement.She has a phobia of ice pokemon because of their effect on dragon types, so it only seems reasonable that she would eventually come across a pokemon that is both an ice and dragon type.
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.
Ash will trade his Roggenola that hopefully evolves into Boldore with Trip's Gurdurr.If the game mechanic is followed once, then this could be possible. It would also be a call back with Zoey suggesting that Ash trade his Aipom with Dawn's Buizel only with someone like Cilan suggesting that they trade. This could also be subverted too as the minute they trade, they want their Pokemon at the end of the episode and end up receiving the final evolution of said Pokemon they originally traded.
Trip's Vanillite is a girl.Throwing this one out there. This is due to the whole Smurfette Principle. Ash's entire team is male and that left him at the mercy of Snivy until he found out that his Pidove was female. The same could apply to Trip too. If attract was more like it's game counterpart, it would be hitting all of Trip's Pokemon way too easily. However, looking at Trip's Pokemon and paying attention to the voice actors, while woman are capable of voicing male Pokemon, its to be noted that almost all of Trip's Pokemon are voiced by males EXCEPT Vanillite (and this applies to the English version as well). Frillish does not count because the color of its body is blue and therefore confirms that its a male. Besides, Vanillite gives the impression of being a female in comparison to Trip's other Pokemon with the way it acts.
Predictions for the Best Wishes finale.Alright, this is going to be long. As Ash enters the Unova Championships, Jessie, James and Meowth are intrigued. Since N is a part of the leauge, Giovanni sends the three to spy on the battles, and keep an eye on N. There will be many fangirls of N in the crowd, for the obvious reasons. Even Jessie will admit he's cute. It will end with Ash vs Trip, and N vs Bianca. Ultimately, it will end with Ash and N as the finalists. During this, Jessie and James will bet on who will win. It will be a Crowning Moment of Awesome. Ash's last Pokemon is Pikachu, while N's last Pokemon is...sunglasses Krookodile. Hey, N befriends Pokemon, so why not Krookodile? And N will win. Gaining the Championship title, N will be able to summon Zekrom. His castle will rise, and it'll be up to Ash and co to convice N of what he's doing is wrong. In order to counteract the N'd of the world as they know it, Ash will end up allying with Reshiram. All the meanwhile, Giovanni is heading to the castle, having enough of this "saving the Pokemon" bulls***. He has come to the conclusion that Reshiram and Zekrom are inherently tied to the object of his desire. He will arrive just to see Reshiram defeat Zekrom. Then Ghetsis appears. Being enraged that his plans are foiled, he'll insult and maybe even hurt N. And, infuriated, will eliminate Ash with his Hydreigon's Focus Blast. All of a sudden Jame's Cofagrigus appears, and takes the blast in stride! This is because James and Jessie ordered this, since outright MURDERING the twerp is just plain awful. Irritated by this, Ghetsis orders Hydreigon to give their Pokemon a Curb-Stomp Battle. However, Giovanni prevents this. And so begins evil vs eviller. Giovanni will tell the weird-looking man that he knows what he's doing is nothing but a lie. Laughing maniacally, Ghetsis fully admits he's been using N all this time, so he can conquer Unova itself. Cue Giovanni being shocked at this, and a subtle reference to Madame Boss. Ghetsis will use his Hydreigon, and Giovanni his Rhyperior. In the end, Giovanni will win. What happens to Ghetsis after this is unknown. He won't simply be jailed, since he deserves worse. It'll either be a (perhaps his own Pokemon turn on him?), or he'll wish he was killed then and there. Or maybe a Karmic Transformation courtesy of Cofagrigus. Or all of the above. Cue Tear Jerker between Ash and N, and some farewell scene. At the end is a Sequel Hook: that Giovanni has found the source of the power he needs, and without Team Plasma there's nothing in the way over his Take Over the World scheem. He will tell the trio to keep close eye on Ash, due to his experience with Reshiram. Setting us up for what we've wanted since the very beginning: the fight against Team Rocket!
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.
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 Complete 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!!!
Paul was right all along.Think about it: he was pretty much owning Ash every step of the way until the League, aside from the tie and the Pokeringer thing (and Staravia only won because it evolved.) He lost to Ash because Infernape got lucky and activated Blaze.
Meowth wasn't really fired.OK, this one's too obvious to not be on the page. Cue I Knew It in one week. This WMG has been posted by Bwburke94 on August 18, 2011.
Bianca doesn't have two Badges.She was lying. When we first met her, she had only one Pokemon - Pignite. She also claimed to have two Badges, but we never saw them, and we still haven't seen them at this point. She's lost every match she's been in.
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 behined 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 Kareoke. 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 freinds is how it will end. Around 20 years from now.
The first Pokemon that will evolve in Ash's party is TepigThis troper just has this feeling that he'll evolve first with the focus he's currently getting. Oshawott isn't evolving anytime soon and Snivy will likely be the second one to evolve. This troper is hoping he'll evolve in BW 053 (the team battle against the Subway bosses.)
Eventually Iris and Cilan are going to end up fightingThere has been speculation that because the two are so different that the two will have an episode where they're fed up with one another and split the group up for that episode (like at the beginning with Ash and Misty) with Ash being in the middle, not choosing sides and just spending the entire episode training or getting in trouble that will force the two to work together to help him out. This could be a Ship Tease episode too...
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.
If Brock shows up in Best Wishes......His running gag about failing to seduce women will be changed into Axew jumping into Brock's hair and biting his scalp and then Brock freaking out while he tries to get it out and stop biting. This may result in a rivalry between Croagunk and Axew.
The Best Wishes anime will end with Ash finally getting some respect.Given the sheer lengths the writers are willing to go to ensure Ash never wins a Pokemon League Championship, it's safe to say it won't happen here. However, the anime will adapt the game's ending to the anime's ending. Just as Ash has his mandatory big loss, N crashes the party, beats down the trainer who just beat Ash and anyone who could concievably be a threat, then proclaims himself ruler of Unova. Ash proceeds to save the day with his weakened team, fight off Team Plasma and redeems N. After that, the the tournament will be cancelled in light of the damage done by Team Plasma, but Ash will be given high honors for saving the day, which will be addressed in later seasons. (Ash will decide to move on to the next region rather then stick around and wait for next year's tournament.)
If Cassidy and Biff are in the Best Wishes anime, they'll also have gotten promoted.They'll likely be Team Rocket's equivialent of shock troops: stealing Pokemon is to be done with the maximum ammount of mayhem.
If Cassidy and Botch are in the Best Wishes anime, they'll have gotten demoted.Because of their Badass Decay, Cassidy and Bitch were demoted to Jessie and James's old position: stealing Pikachu. Jessie and James basically stole their jobs.
THE NAME IS BUTCH!!!!!
There will be an instance of Even Evil Has Standards.Specifically, Giovanni will be shocked when he learns Ghetsis abused N. Maybe even with reference to his mother from the CD Drama. Because we need to show just how bad Ghetsis is.
Ghetsis will be Killed Off for Real in the anime.He's certainly bad enough, and thanks to Hunter J, we know that villians can get offed.
When Team Rocket is defeated for good...Jessie, James, and Meowth will be recruited as mercenaries for a demolition company. Jessie will wield a flamethrower, Meowth will brandish a basball bat and shotgun, and James will sport a classy suit while sneaking around and stabbing people in the back.
When Best Wishes ends, Jessie, James, and Meowth will be promoted again.Even after returnig to their white uniforms and more humorous personas, they're still serious about their mission, and we have yet to see a true blast-off. Adding to this, they seem to play a big part in the "Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma" episodes (in which they wear thier black uniforms, natch). Speaking of Team Plasma, let's not forget Ghetsis, and how disgustingly evil he is. Taking someone that bad down—or even helping do it; recall that they've teamed up with Ash and company in the past—would earn anyone respect.
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.
James will add a Maractus to his partyLook at his history with Grass-types that have thorns.
When James' Yamask evolves...It will either continue the "attacks James out of affection" gag (though it would mummify James rather than bite him.) Or, randomly hug anyone in sight, thus achieving Memetic Molester status to rival Ash's Muk.
N isn't going to appear in Best WishesInstead, he'll appear in the next series, and we'll finally find out where he flew off to and what he did there. First N had an abusive father who he still voluntarily works with for most of Pokémon Black and White. Ergo N probably has some pretty strange ideas on how people are supposed to treat kids. So if Ash and freinds mess with Team Plasma's plans he might not be as nice to them as he was to the player character in the games. Since they can't explain all that the first time N shows up that would make him appear somewhat unsympathetic, and all the media N has been in so far seems to be working to make him as sympathetic as possible. Second, Ash and friends always doing everything is getting a bit annoying. The anime could use some Colonel Makepeace types, or references to other people doing important things that Ash had nothing to do with. Things like redeeming N. Third, a lot of people really want to know what happened to N, and having the person who got him to leave Team Plasma move to another region and run into N there would just be wierd.
Alternatively, N won't appear in the anime series at all.They've already skiped several of his ingame appearance locations, his story back story being much darker then most villains, and after the TP episodes getting put on hold because of the disaster over there in Japan with no signs of ever coming up again...
Iris will get the Deino in the future episode.She only has one dragon Pokemon and it gets annoying when this is the region with the most dragon Pokemon Iris can catch. She's supposed to be a dragon master and in order to do that, she needs at least two dragons. The trailer with all the long episodes shows Iris befriending a Deino that is waiting for its trainer. However, we don't see the end result, but chances are that Iris might get that Deino if the trainer turns out to be a jerk.
Trip is an Unreliable Narrator.Trip keeps insisting that Alder told him to get stronger so they would battle the next time they meet. When the group finally meets Alder in BW054, while Alder can remember Trip to a certain extent, he's almost positive that he didn't tell Trip that only strong Pokemon matter. However, Trip really seems insistent that Alder told him this. What can that mean? He misinterpreted their encounter and only some of the details are right while he blocked out other details (that might be related to trauma, that goes back to the theory above about Trip having abusive parents (or neglective parents).) By the end of the episode, the audience knows that Alder was telling the truth when he didn't say that power was the most important part of being a trainer with him constantly asking Ash and co about what their definition of strength means and about their goals. Only time will tell if the flashback comes to mind only to see something completely different.
Trip will win the Unova LeagueHe'll go on to challenge Alder and lose, proving his ideal about power was wrong.
Ash's Scraggy will learn Low KickScraggy knows only three moves as of this WMG, and according to it's bulbapedia entry,the event Scraggy knows all three moves plus Low Kick.
Dr. Zager is Charon in disguiseThey do look kind of similar, don't they? As for why he's working for Giovanni: He escaped after Team Galactic collapsed, joined Team Rocket under a false identity, and is planning his own Take Over the World scheme under their noses. Ordering Jessie, James, and Meowth to capture the Weather Trio is part of this.
Kyurem VS The three swordsmen will have another version to the movieSimilar to how Victini features two versions of the movie alongside either reshiram or zekrom, this coming movie will feature either Keldeo or Meleotta, depending on the two versions.
Kyurem VS The Three Swordsmen will feature pokemon from previous generationsI saw the promotional poster on Bulbapedia and in it, there were pokemon from previous generations (besides Pikachu of course).
Future Pokemon owned by main characters prediction.
The Team Plasma arc will be set after the Unova leauge.Given the delay due to the Japanese earthquake and that we're all the way up to the sixth gym leader, its unlikely we'll see it all fitted in into the pre-leauge episodes. Having it set afterwards will not only prevent the Team Plasma arc from being rushed, but also give a valid excuse for visiting the post-Elite regions. If this is right, I expect signs to be shown during the leauge. Maybe N could appear
There will be more instances of villains being Complete Monsters in the near future
Ideas for Complete Monster villains
Building off of those ideas...
More ideas for Complete Monster villains
Forgetting all the above, Ghetsis will fill the role of resident Complete Monster.And all the other villains that appear will be Affably Evil, too cool to fear or have standards. It would make Ghetsis all the more terrifying and horrible when there's nothing else to compare to him, ala Vile Villain, Saccharine Show.
Ash's Krokorok's sunglasses will eventually gets smashed.However, the moment it happens, it will evolve and Take a Level in Badass, rather than shying out. Bonus point if was to be exploited by the opponent.
Klang will have an anime debut with a MinunThis is to showcase its ability. And Plusle had made more appearances than minun.
Misty, Norman, May, Max and Forrest (Brock's brother) will return in Best Wishes 2, with very good reason.So, in Black and White 2, we're presented with the World Tournament. An event held every few years that gathers GYM Leaders and Champions from across the land to duke it out and see who is the true World Champion. That's in the game, at leasy. Now, remember in Pokémon Chronicles when Misty became the GYM Leader of Cerulean City? And another time when Brock passed on his GYM Leader duties as well as his toughest Pokémon to his younger brother Forrest? Yeah. See what I'm getting at now? If not, or for clarification, read on. Cynthia will inform Ash of the World Tournament soon after she appears, which we find out is the reason why she's in Unova in tthe first place. Perhaps Dawn wanted to enter too as she knew Ash would be there? Anyway, Ash will be surprised to find he is battling both Misty and Forrest in the tournament, with an entire arc dedicated to said championship. It'll also help to introduce Misty to both Dawn and Iris, seeing as she's only met May. Perhaps May and Max will also make a return, seeing as their dad, Norman, is a GYM Leader. My guesses for teams:
Pertaining to the above, Ash's Krokorok will evolve when he battles either Iris' Dragonite or Trip's Serperior during the Junior Cup tournamentSelf explanatory and given that the tournament arc is happening sooner than later, it woudln't be a surprise that given the situation and type disadvanatage it has that it would evolve to win the tournament.
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:
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 Genesect Movie will showcase a Gen VI Pokemon.At least one to as a preview to the next generation.
Team Plasma will appear soon.Team Rocket has retreated from Unova, and Plasma's appearance is long overdue. It will probably go straight to their BW 2 arc. Bonus points if they decide to take advantage of the Chronicles set-up and do a mini-series of the original Pokémon Black and White (possibly in the theme of the trailer for BW 2).
If Ash catches another Pokemon in the Best Wishes 2 arc, it'll be a Steel/Psychic type.As of now, Steel and Psychic are the only types that Ash has never caught. Note that getting a member of the Beldum or Bronzor line would kill two birds with one stone. Fanon depictions, Hilda would act as The Big Guy and the Tomboy to Iris' Girly Girl. For extra Badass points, she could own the Zekrom that zapped Ash's Pikachu (maybe having encountered N and his Reshiram in the past, and lost to him). Building on the ideas for Complete Monster villains above, Ghetsis could be the Big Bad of Episode N. In anime form, we'll finally see his horrific deeds onscreen (though probably on a level that wouldn't traumatize the kiddies), enough to have him classified as a Complete Monster here again (albeit in a different medium).
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.
The Mewto that appears in the Genesect movie is the same Mewtwo that debuted in the very first movie.Judging by the latest trailer with Ash calling its name.
Blast Burn's anime animation will have a nasty Does This Reminds You Of Anything momentWhere it resembles a natural disaster, so it was the only hyper beam move not shown yet.
Pallet Town will be populated with a lot Pidove.It has to do with Ash sending Unfezant to Oak's lab.
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!
The Mewtwo in Mewtwo's Awakenking is a different Mewtwo than the one in the first movie.In the manga adapation of this movie, Mewtwo had a different backstory, and it also speaks in a very feminine voice, in contrast to the previous Mewtwo's masculine one.
Missing No was a planned pokemon during Gen 1.It was supposed to have been a merging between Mewtwo and Genesect. However, because the latter fusee didn't exist at the time, we instead got a pseudo-cosmic clusterfuck. Now that they both exist, they'll fuse, and become the true ultimate Pokemon, with a Base Stat Total of 800: 150 in HP, and 130 in everything else, which they will do at the end of the 16th movie. the manga showing the four purple Genesect doing a Heel-Face Turn, the Army's "we want to go home" motivation and the turnout of Mewtwo, Deoxys, Darkrai, Giratina and Kyurem's seemingly villainous appearance/roles prior, not to mention the animé's tendency to throw around "evil Pokémon don't exist", this is bound to happen.
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.
At the end of Best Wishes, Iris's departure reasons is that she will travel to Blackthorn City in Johto before traversing that region and Kanto. As for Dent/Cilan, he will either continue with Ash to Kalos or go on his own to improve his skills.Later in the Decolora Island saga, Clair is supposed to show up. Iris will learn of her clan and way they study Dragon types and decides to head there as her motivation. As for Cilan, he will either join with Ash to see the "flavors" of Kalos or stay behind in Kanto to improve his abilities as a connoisseur or spread the art of being one since it's a career usually seen in Unova.
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.
The Nurse Joys of the Kalos region will use Spritzee as an analog to Chansey and Audino
The Pokemon: Origin special is testing the viability of a anime version without Ash.Anime's can have multiple versions going on at once: see Shippuden and Springtime of Youth with Naruto
Ash will use more of his older Pokemon in Kalos during the league...Where Torterra will be like Noctowl and redeem himself.
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.
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 villian will have some way to negat 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 villian with a fighting type attack, and find peace with Newtwo.
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.
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!
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.
RunningGags that will appear in the X/Y AnimeHere are the estimated gags:
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...
Alexa is going to be Ash's new traveling partnerShe's going back to Kanto with him.
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
Possible Rivals in the XY animeThey need rivals.
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 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)
Ash will finally age in the next anime seriesKen Sugimori talked about gen. VII in an interview. They might make Ash thirteen finally.
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?
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...
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