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** After winning the Sinnoh League and defeating the Elite 4 as of Chapter 305, Ash is slated to face Cynthia. Around a year later, ''Journeys'' has him being among the Masters Eight, where his second fight is against Cynthia. Both scenarios also take place after Ash actually gets his respect. Saving the universe in here and being a league champion in the anime.

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** After winning the Sinnoh League and defeating the Elite 4 as of Chapter 305, Ash is slated to face Cynthia. Around a year later, ''Journeys'' has him being among the Masters Eight, where his second fight is against Cynthia. Both scenarios also take place after Ash actually gets his respect. Saving the universe in here and being a league champion in the anime. Taken even further later down the line where the anime ''outclasses the fic'' by having Ash win the tournament itself and become the World Champion.

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** After winning the Sinnoh League and defeating the Elite 4 as of Chapter 305, Ash is slated to face Cynthia. Around a year later, ''Journeys'' has him being among the Masters Eight, where his second fight is against Cynthia. Both scenarios also take place after Ash actually gets his respect. Saving the universe in here and being a league champion in the anime.

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* {{Narm}}: There's really no way to take "Heracross! [[spoiler:Your arms are machine guns!]]" seriously.

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* FanNickname:
** [[CuddleBug Hug]]-[[EldritchAbomination Shoggoth]] for Muk.
** Ash's Legendary Maid Service for Mewtwo. Considering he tends to keep situations like the one at Shamouti from going completely out of control on his own, it's a nickname that is well deserved.
** Wallace's supercharged Magikarp is nicknamed Hyperkarp.
** Arceus and the new Creation Trio are collectively called the God Squad.
** Deoxys from [[spoiler:the Delta Episode]] is nicknamed Deoxys Bad Driver.

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** In ''Ashes'', Riolu evolves due to blocking an attack by Hunter J. In ''Journeys'', Ash's Riolu evolves due to blocking an attack by Chairman Rose.


** Throughout the story, Ash has come into ownership of multiple legendary Pokémon, though he lets them go off to do their duties while still having their Pokéball to call on them for emergencies. Come ''Journeys'' episode 53, and Goh has now found himself in the same situation with having caught a legendary, but letting them roam free. Bonus points for Gohs catch being a Suicune, which is one of the legends on Ashs team.

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** Throughout the story, Ash has come into ownership of multiple legendary Pokémon, though he lets them go off to do their duties while still having their Pokéball to call on them for emergencies. Come ''Journeys'' episode Episode 53, and Goh has now found himself in the same situation with having caught a legendary, but letting them roam free. Bonus points for Gohs catch being a Suicune, which is one of the legends on Ashs team.team.
**In this fic, Ash uses Sir Aaron's staff, with the Rainbow Wing and Silver Wing attached to it, as a makeshift keystone and can mega-evolve his Lucario. Come ''Journeys'' Episode 84, Ash now has both a keystone and Lucarionite to mega-evolve his Lucario.

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*** And both characters are Aura adepts in Ashes. How about that...


** In this fic, Ash catches Keldeo, a Mythical Pokémon, as a temporary team member. This, again, is something that seemed absolutely impossible in canon... Until Ash catches Meltan, a Mythical Pokémon, as part of his team for ''Sun and Moon''.

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** In this fic, Ash catches Keldeo, a Mythical Pokémon, as a temporary team member. This, again, is something that seemed absolutely impossible in canon... Until Ash catches Meltan, a Mythical Pokémon, as part of his team for ''Sun and Moon''.Moon'' and it doesn't ends released at the end, instead staying with Ash's Alolan family along with Ash's other Alolan mons.


* BetterThanCanon: Justified by the fact that Ash and co. are essentially ''redoing'' canon. Another reason is because Saph is consistent with his characterization and strong on continuity, unlike the writers of the anime, for example referencing that Ash has had birthdays.

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* BetterThanCanon: Justified by the fact that Ash and co. are essentially ''redoing'' canon. Another reason is because Saph is consistent with his characterization and strong on continuity, unlike the writers of the anime, for example referencing anime who tend to zig-zag on it. Many also welcome that Ash has had birthdays.is allowed to grow up here unlike the games.


** The story is not inherently [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun/Moon]] compliant, being set in a completely different region, but...
*** The sudden influx of years of data causes Dexter to upgrade into a Porygon, able to, among other things, translate for humans that can't understand Pokémon. Cue this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW14HO7C1Dg Sun and Moon trailer]]... [[spoiler:For the link shy, the Sun and Moon Pokédex has the ability to host a Rotom, allowing said Rotom to talk to you in English]].
*** Even better, the possibility of [[spoiler: a Rotom possessing a Pokédex]] was brought up in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7262793/151 Chapter 151]], about six months before the trailer.
*** Alolan Raichu are part Psychic type. Sound familiar, Sparky?
*** With the concept of Z-Moves being revealed, along with Gigavolt Havoc, it's funny to think that Volt Crash, in a sense, is now canon.
*** Even more hilariously, Gigavolt Havoc is being heavily associated with Pikachu in particular!

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** The story is not inherently [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun/Moon]] compliant, being set in a completely different region, but...
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The sudden influx of years of data causes Dexter to upgrade into a Porygon, able to, among other things, translate for humans that can't understand Pokémon. Cue this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW14HO7C1Dg Sun and Moon trailer]]... [[spoiler:For the link shy, introduction of the Sun and Moon Pokédex has the ability to host a Rotom, allowing said Rotom to talk to you Dex in English]].
''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''.
*** Even better, the possibility of [[spoiler: a Rotom possessing a Pokédex]] Pokédex was brought up in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7262793/151 Chapter 151]], about six months before the reveal trailer.
*** ** Alolan Raichu are part Psychic type. Sound familiar, Sparky?
*** ** With the concept of Z-Moves being revealed, Z-Moves, along with Gigavolt Havoc, Havoc being heavily associated with Pikachu in particular, it's funny to think that Volt Crash, in a sense, is now canon.
*** Even more hilariously, Gigavolt Havoc is being heavily associated with Pikachu in particular!
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** James having a Luxury ball? This fic did it first.
** Misty becoming a member of the Kanto Elite Four was something that was actually planned for the Gen 2 games, but was scrapped. Here though? She beats out Koga for the position.

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** James having a Luxury ball? This fic did it first.
** Misty becoming a member of the Kanto Elite Four was something that was actually planned for the Gen 2 games, but was scrapped. Here though? She beats out Koga for the position.
*** It happens again in ''VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield'', where Gigantamax Pikachu's special G-Max move '''is named Volt Crash'''.



** Brock and Misty's usage of Mega Stones for Steelix and Gyarados, respectively, in fic becomes this with the reveal of their return in the main anime's SM Season with Mega Steelix and Mega Gyarados.
** Ash [[TookALevelInBadass getting strong enough]] to seriously fight the Elite Four and Champion on equal footing. At the time the story started, this seemed an impossibility in canon, thanks to his portrayal in Unova. Then Kalos came along, and this fic's portrayal of Ash's competence suddenly wasn't that far off - he even came very close to defeating [[spoiler: Diantha, the Champion of Kalos]] in a battle.
** [[https://youtu.be/BdA22Lh6Rwk The announcement]] of the [[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Gen VIII games]], which are set in the United Kingdom and feature its own London equivalent (after the Swords of Justice briefly visited it while trying to visit Mewtwo).
*** The reveal of Gigantamax Pikachu and its special G-Max move. The move's name? '''Volt Crash'''.

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** Brock and Misty's usage of Mega Stones for Steelix and Gyarados, respectively, in fic becomes this with the reveal of their return in ''Anime/PokemonTheSeriesSunAndMoon'', in which the main anime's SM Season with two do in fact Mega Steelix and Mega Gyarados.Evolve.
** Ash [[TookALevelInBadass getting strong enough]] to seriously fight the Elite Four and Champion on equal footing. At the time the story started, this seemed an impossibility in canon, thanks to his portrayal in Unova. Then Kalos and Alola came along, and this fic's portrayal of Ash's competence suddenly wasn't that far off - he even came very close to defeating [[spoiler: Diantha, the Champion of Kalos]] in a battle.
** [[https://youtu.be/BdA22Lh6Rwk The announcement]] of the [[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Gen VIII games]], which are set in the United Kingdom and feature its own London equivalent (after the Swords of Justice briefly visited it while trying to visit Mewtwo).
*** The reveal of Gigantamax Pikachu and its special G-Max move. The move's name? '''Volt Crash'''.
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** Ash winning a Pokemon League was a big deal when it was done here, as it was the first time. And then ''finally'', in ''Sun and Moon'', Ash managed to win a Championship!
** Team Rocket having a significant interaction with a Cubone. In ''Ashes'', they took one in in an early chapter around Lavender Town. Then, years later, along comes ''VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndEevee'', where Jessie and James capture a Cubone in Lavender Town (though not as positively).
** Ash getting a Riolu by hatching its egg with his aura. Here, he's reminding the Riolu he met in Sinnoh, which causes him to hatch immediately. In canon, Riolu senses Ash's aura while still in its egg, and quickly hatches after Nurse Joy entrusts the egg to Ash after seeing it react to him. [[spoiler: In the climax of the Eternatus arc in ''Journeys'', Riolu would evolve into Lucario]].
** In an earlier chapter, Ash's Riolu fights against a Farfetch'd. In the current series of the anime, Ash gets a Riolu that, you guessed it, fights a Farfetch'd - the Galarian variation, to be precise.
** Throughout the story, Ash has come into ownership of multiple legendary Pokémon, though he lets them go off to do their duties while still having their Pokéball to call on them for emergencies. [[spoiler: Come Journeys episode 53, and Goh has now found himself in the same situation with having caught a legendary, but letting them roam free.]] Bonus points for [[spoiler: Gohs catch being a Suicune]], which is one of the legends on Ashs team.
* ShockingMoments: [[spoiler:The appearance of the original timeline's Team Galactic caught many people by surprise]].

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** Ash winning a Pokemon League was a big deal when it was done here, as here. After he did it was in the first time. And then ''finally'', in ''Sun and Moon'', Ash managed to real show, his win a Championship!
here isn't as important in retrospect.
** Team Rocket having a significant interaction with a Cubone. In ''Ashes'', they took one in in an early chapter around Lavender Town. Then, years later, along comes ''VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndEevee'', where Jessie and James capture a Cubone in Lavender Town (though (although not as positively).
** Ash getting a Riolu by hatching its egg with his aura. Here, he's reminding the Riolu he met in Sinnoh, which causes him to hatch immediately. In canon, Riolu senses Ash's aura while still in its egg, and quickly hatches after Nurse Joy entrusts the egg to Ash after seeing it react to him. [[spoiler: In the climax of the Eternatus arc in ''Journeys'', Riolu would evolve into Lucario]].
** In an earlier chapter, Ash's Riolu fights against a Farfetch'd. In the current series of the anime, Ash gets a Riolu that, you guessed it, fights a Farfetch'd - the Galarian variation, to be precise.
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** Throughout the story, Ash has come into ownership of multiple legendary Pokémon, though he lets them go off to do their duties while still having their Pokéball to call on them for emergencies. [[spoiler: Come Journeys ''Journeys'' episode 53, and Goh has now found himself in the same situation with having caught a legendary, but letting them roam free.]] free. Bonus points for [[spoiler: Gohs catch being a Suicune]], Suicune, which is one of the legends on Ashs team.
* ShockingMoments: [[spoiler:The appearance of the original timeline's Team Galactic Galactic]] caught many people by surprise]].surprise.

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** Throughout the story, Ash has come into ownership of multiple legendary Pokémon, though he lets them go off to do their duties while still having their Pokéball to call on them for emergencies. [[spoiler: Come Journeys episode 53, and Goh has now found himself in the same situation with having caught a legendary, but letting them roam free.]] Bonus points for [[spoiler: Gohs catch being a Suicune]], which is one of the legends on Ashs team.


* HilariousInHindsight: Since the fic was started before Generation VI, it originally lacked Fairy-types and Mega Evolution, and the author {{Retcon}}ned those elements into the story with [[spoiler:a TimeCrash, making it so that they always existed]]. Afterwards, [[WebVideo/GameTheory The Game Theorists]] made a video, "The Pokémon Multiverse Explains Everything", which postulates that the games with Mega Evolution are actually in a different universe than the ones without it.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Since the fic was started before Generation VI, it originally lacked Fairy-types and Mega Evolution, and the author {{Retcon}}ned those elements into the story with [[spoiler:a TimeCrash, making it so that they always existed]]. Afterwards, [[WebVideo/GameTheory The Game Theorists]] made a video, "The Pokémon Multiverse Explains Everything", which postulates that the games with Mega Evolution are actually in a different universe than the ones without it.



** Ash getting a Riolu by hatching its egg with his aura. Here, he's reminding the Riolu he met in Sinnoh, which causes him to hatch immediately. In canon, Riolu senses Ash's aura while still in its egg, and quickly hatches after Nurse Joy entrusts the egg to Ash after seeing it react to him.

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** Ash getting a Riolu by hatching its egg with his aura. Here, he's reminding the Riolu he met in Sinnoh, which causes him to hatch immediately. In canon, Riolu senses Ash's aura while still in its egg, and quickly hatches after Nurse Joy entrusts the egg to Ash after seeing it react to him. [[spoiler: In the climax of the Eternatus arc in ''Journeys'', Riolu would evolve into Lucario]].



* ShockingMoments: [[spoiler:The appearance of the original timeline's Team Galactic caught many people by surpise]].

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* ShockingMoments: [[spoiler:The appearance of the original timeline's Team Galactic caught many people by surpise]].surprise]].



** [[spoiler: The titular Giratina from the Giratina and the Sky Warrior being reminded and joining Ash. What makes it unexpected is that the capture of the lake trio beforehand has rendered Ash being unable to remind people of the previous timeline]].

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** [[spoiler: The titular Giratina from the Giratina ''Giratina and the Sky Warrior Warrior'' being reminded and joining Ash. What makes it unexpected is that the capture of the lake Lake trio beforehand has rendered Ash being unable to remind Remind people of the previous timeline]].

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** In an earlier chapter, Ash's Riolu fights against a Farfetch'd. In the current series of the anime, Ash gets a Riolu that, you guessed it, fights a Farfetch'd - the Galarian variation, to be precise.


** [[https://youtu.be/BdA22Lh6Rwk The announcement]] of the [[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Gen VIII games]], which are set in the United Kingdom and feature its own London equivalent.

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** [[https://youtu.be/BdA22Lh6Rwk The announcement]] of the [[VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield Gen VIII games]], which are set in the United Kingdom and feature its own London equivalent.equivalent (after the Swords of Justice briefly visited it while trying to visit Mewtwo).


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** Team Rocket having a significant interaction with a Cubone. In ''Ashes'', they took one in in an early chapter around Lavender Town. Then, years later, along comes ''VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndEevee'', where Jessie and James capture a Cubone in Lavender Town (though not as positively).


* HolyShitQuotient: [[spoiler:The appearance of the original timeline's Team Galactic caught many people by surpise]].

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* HolyShitQuotient: ShockingMoments: [[spoiler:The appearance of the original timeline's Team Galactic caught many people by surpise]].

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