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Events that ocurr in the setting of Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, prior to the start of the story in the new timeline.


Ancient History

Koga & Janine Gaiden

  • Koga's ancestors Obito the Teleporter and Feng of the Beedrill fight during the Second Ninja Wars.
  • Obito dies without siring any children. Feng's lineage will continue up to the present day. Her Key Stone and Beedrillite are kept within the family shrine, only to be used in times of dire need.
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Jeanette Interlude

  • Utsubotto Fisher, a Victreebel Bloodliner, wins many battles with his unparalleled knowledge of the Victreebel family for the era.
  • He marries and establishes the Fisher Clan.
  • Utsubotto sired one child, who isn't a Bloodliner like he is. Utsubotto dies to illness before he could have more children.

Main Story

  • AZ is born.
  • King Kahele reigned in the Alola Region as a fair and beloved ruler, eventually passing on his title to his third eldest child. During this time island culture develops the Island Challenge and Totem Pokemon and Z-Crystals appear. He was eventually killed by Kamehameha, plunging the islands into civil war that became island vs island conflicts different from the earlier conflicts within islands that were common before Kahele. Eventually a descendant of Kamehameha takes over the entire island chain, becoming the first King of whom Acerola is a descendant.
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  • The Dark Pestilence kills half the population of Kalos and nearby regions.
  • Thousands of years ago, Sir Aaron conducts his research on Bloodliners, leading to Rota having the most complete and comprehensive information on Bloodliners by the present day.

Sir Aaron & Lucario Gaiden

  • Sir Aaron and his Lucario are exploring some ancient ruins, in search of answers about the fourth Bloodline type, Dominion.
  • They accidentally trigger a device that warps them back into the past.
  • While in the past:
    • After falling on a huge plain, Lucario senses an army approaching. Using his aura sensory abilities, Aaron determines their commander is a Psychic-type bloodliner.
    • Aaron and Lucario decide to approach the army, hoping they would have answers to where they are.
    • Aaron recognizes the army's banner, which much to his shock, belongs to an army long gone in his time, and thus he deduces he's in the past.
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    • The soldiers attempt to threaten him, but Aaron manages to use his diplomatic skills to request to speak with their commander.
    • The commander introduces himself as General DeEsper. Aaron recognizes his name as one of the allies of Lord Avianus, the warlord who tried (and failed) to submit Rota by controlling the Legendary Birds.
    • Asking if he's on his way to join with Lord Avianus, Aaron tries to forewarn DeEsper that the invasion to Rota is doomed to failure.
    • DeEsper retorts that Lord Avianus has a secret weapon, but Aaron replies that not even with the Legendary Birds they will succeed.
    • DeEsper is surprised that Aaron knows about this, and demands that he says how he knows. In response, Aaron reveals himself as a bloodliner as well.
    • DeEsper is impressed, and decides to challenge Aaron to an honor duel, one-on-one. If Aaron wins, DeEsper's army will retreat. If DeEsper wins, should Aaron survive, he'll be taken as prisoner of war. Having no other choices, Aaron agrees, but stipulates that no weapon may be used.
    • DeEsper decides to set up the rules, including allowing the no weapons rule, and declaring that the battle continues until one yields or dies.
    • The duel starts. When Aaron begins to gain the upper hand, DeEsper's Alakazam attempts to interfere, but Lucario stops him.
    • As they continue their duel, DeEsper sets up a Future Sight attack. Then, he uses a super-powered psychic blast, which Aaron counters with Dark Pulse.
    • Unable to push it back, Aaron jumps out of the way of the blast, and decides to engage DeEsper in close combat. DeEsper, however, is too tired to continue after that attack.
    • Aaron tries to get DeEsper to yield, but then, the Future Sight attack activates. Much to Aaron's shock, it wasn't meant for him, but for Lucario.
    • DeEsper points out that he demanded no one would interfere in his duel with Aaron, but never said anything about him interfering in Lucario and Alakazam's battle.
    • Aaron pushes Lucario out of the way, and takes the Future Sight attack for him.
    • Declaring himself the winner, DeEsper orders his men to aprehend Aaron.
    • Lucario is ready to defend his master, even if he knows he can't win, but suddenly, a Celebi shows up and rescues them before the soldiers attack them, warping them back to their own time.
  • Back in his proper time, while comatose, Aaron experiences visions of a distant future, mostly about bloodliners increasing in numbers, arising conflics, and a boy who looks a lot like him, even displaying similar abilities.
  • Lucario uses Heal Pulse until Aaron wakes up, noticing they're back at the ruins they were exploring before. Celebi then speaks to him.
  • Celebi reveals that the answers Aaron was looking for are not here, and that he was not even supposed to be here, because an entity who interfered with the flow of time sidetracked him from his path for its own amusement, thus prompting Celebi to rescue them.
  • Aaron asks Celebi about the visions he had, which Celebi confirms that the boy he saw is indeed Aaron's descendant, and that his actions will eventually change the world, after he faces many harsh trials.
  • Aaron doesn't understand, but Celebi assures that things will be clear in their next encounter, and advices him to continue his studies about Bloodliners, since his descendant will eventually need that knowledge as well, before teleporting away.
  • Leaving the ruins, Aaron and Lucario see a Pidgeot flying towards them.
  • The Pidgeot lands, and delivers a message for Aaron. Lucario deduces that it's from his lover, a young woman named Hanako from Kanto Village.
  • After reading the message, Aaron and Lucario hop onto Pidgeot's back and fly to Kanto Village, the former saying that his lover needs him by her side.

Sir Aaron & Lucario Gaiden: Several years after

  • Aaron and Lucario visit the Tree of Beginning's main root after another encounter with Celebi, who finally gave them answers.
  • Celebi and the Mew who lives in the tree have a plan for Aaron to help his heir in the future, but it involves sealing Lucario inside a staff, and imbuing the tree with a portion of Aaron's spirit so that when the heir sets foot in Rota, the tree will sense it.
  • Despite his doubts, both Aaron and Lucario ultimately agree to it, bidding each other farewell.
  • After Lucario is sealed inside the staff, Aaron goes to deliver it to Lady Rin so it's kept safe until the time comes.

Holiday Special 2017

Eighty Years Ago

Main Story

  • Charles Goodshow is born.

Seventy-Two Years Ago

Clair Interlude

  • Drayden is born.

Seventy Years Ago

Elite Four Drake Interlude

  • (Hoenn) Drake is born.

Sixty-Nine Years Ago

Blaine Interlude

  • Blaine is born.

Sixty-Eight Years Ago

Argenta Interlude

  • Argenta is born.

Sixty-Six Years Ago

Laramie Gaiden

  • Leeroy Laramie is born.

Fifty-Four Years Ago

Blaine Interlude

  • Several years later, Blaine becomes a trainer prior to the beginning of the Oak era.
  • At some point, Blaine becomes lost for several days in the caves of the Indigo Victory Road. He is saved by the Legendary Fire Bird Pokémon, Moltres, and this inspires him to become a Fire-type specialist.

Fifty Years Ago

Pokémon G-Men Gaiden

  • Fabron is born.

Forty-Two Years Ago

Laramie Gaiden

  • Encouraged by his mother, Leeroy Laramie enlists to serve in the Trainer-Ranger war.
  • He is assigned to the KLS Aqua battleship, under the command of Admiral Aves. He quickly befriends his new crewmates, Ronse and Tatsumi.
  • After asking what kind of person is Admiral Aves, Ronse and Tatsumi tell him that he and his Mega Pidgeot have brought countless victories for the crew. Afterwards they turn in for the night.
  • Several months later, Leeroy, while in lookout duty, spots a Ranger battleship in the distance and relays it to the rest of the crew. Admiral Aves calls everyone to battle stations.
  • In the midst of the crossfire, a roar alerts the crews of both ships, and a school of Gyarados shows up. Some of them were wounded and are not happy for this.
  • Both ships abandon hostilities to try and escape, but the Gyarados' ferocious attacks wounds and kills many, including Tatsumi. Ronse forcibly takes Leeroy to a lifeboat, along with other crewmates and Admiral Aves.
  • They try to escape, but one of the Gyarados notices them and follows.
  • Seeing that they have no choice but to fight, Admiral Aves calls and Mega Evolves his Pidgeot, ordering his men to escape without them.
  • One of the Gyarados summons a Rain Dance, bringing out a storm that shakes the lifeboat, and then a tidal wave swallows it, with everyone on board.
  • Leeroy wakes up stranded on beach. He breaks down as he realizes that he was the only one to survive.
  • Another human voice calls, and Leeroy briefly feels joy to know there's another survivor. Much to his chagrin, it's not one of his crewmates, but a Ranger.
  • The two attempt to kill one another, but end up knocked out due to the evident fatigue.
  • After they wake up again, they grudgingly agree to a truce to survive. The Ranger introduces himself as Jenkins Jackrum.
  • For the next months, the two make use of their survival training. Jenkins tries to use his styler to capture a Pidgeot, but it breaks the disc rendering the device inoperable. Leeroy mocks him for it.

Elite Four Drake Interlude

Forty-One Years Ago

Laramie Gaiden

  • One year after they first met, Leeroy is almost at his limit in tolerating his time with Jenkins. He attempts to capture a Rapidash but is attacked by Jenkins. Letting a year's worth of frustration overwhelm him, Leeroy strikes back.
  • The fight takes both of them back to the beach, where they attempt to kill each other, but are stopped when each says that they'll do what's right for Pokemon.
  • One month after their fight, Leeroy begins fixing things by asking Jenkins why Rangers use Capture Stylers. He explains it's how they apply their teachings of "Living in Harmony with Pokemon".
  • Jenkins in turn asks why Trainers uses Pokeballs. Admitting he never thought about it, Leeroy concludes it's because people and Pokemon can grow stronger together. Jenkins accepts that as long as the Pokemon chooses that life, saying that's how Rangers earn their Partner Pokemon. Leeroy agrees to that.
  • Suddenly, the Rapidash from before makes its presence known. Sharing an understanding with Jenkins, Leeroy rolls his Pokeball to Rapidash. Rapidash chooses to tap the Pokeball, and allows itself to be captured.
  • The next day, Jenkins leads the search for the Pidgeot he wants to befriend. Finding the Pidgeot, it takes them to the remains of Admiral Aves and his Pidgeot. After taking the Key Stone and Pidgeotite, the group buries them.
  • Leeroy teaches Jenkins about Mega Evolution. He successfully Mega-Evolves Pidgeot immediately. After returning Rapidash, Leeroy, Jenkins and Pidgeot leave the island.
  • Finding and Alolan Ship, Leeroy and Jenkins land. They learn from the captain that the Trainer-Ranger wars ended while they were gone. They also learn of the laws that would prevent them from associating with one another.
  • Several weeks later, Leeroy and Jenkins return home, never to see each other again.

Forty Years Ago

Twenty Gyarados Bill Gaiden

  • Bill is working as a fishing boat crewmen in Johto and is ridiculed by his colleagues and boss as a nobody. He is given a Magikarp as a mocking gift.
  • Bill remembers Magikarp evolves into Gyarados.
  • Bill begins his quest for vengeance.
  • He recruits nineteen other Magikarp and begins training. He names them First, Second and so on.
  • While training, he finds a Gyaradosite.

Thirty-Nine Years Ago

Twenty Gyarados Bill Gaiden

  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge begins on the anniversary of when Bill met his first Magikarp, starting with murdering his crew mates and boss.
  • Bill and his Gyarados destroy coastal settlement after coastal settlement, becomes known as Twenty Gyarados Bill.
  • Military, led by General Javelin, with support from Elite Four Denki Tekina, confront Bill and his Twenty Gyarados at Goldenrod City.
  • During the ensuing battle:
    • Javelin attempts to Mega-Evolve his Ampharos. Bill has First Giga Impact it and steals Javelin's Key Stone. He succeeds in Mega-Evolving First.
    • Denki's Electrode sets off an Explosion in Seventh's mouth after being thrown there by one of Javelin's Dragonite, killing it. In revenge, Sixteenth uses Earthquake on Electrode, killing it.
    • Second is killed by soldiers firing rockets at it while it's down. Eighth and Fifteenth were angered and attempts to kill them. Denki's Magnezone shields them, with Javelin's second Dragonite helping the soldiers escape. Magnezone dies from Eighth's and Fifteenth's Flamethrower attacks.
    • Javelin and his Charizard and Aerodactyl find Ampharos, dead. They recover the Ampharosite and fly straight back to Denki and his own Ampharos.
    • Denki's Raichu, Electivire and Jolteon as well as Javelin's third Dragonite, and the soldiers they were with, took advantage of Raichu's Static to defeat Third, Fourth, Ninth, Thirteenth, Seventeenth and Twentieth. The remaining surviving Gyarados all surround them and kill them all. Two of the surrounding Gyarados died when Denki's and Javelin's Pokemon and the soldiers fight to the end.
    • Javelin reaches Denki, and Denki learns all his other Pokemon were killed, shocking him. Javelin snaps him out of it and gives his and Ampharos the Ampharosite and a spare Key Stone. He also contacts his soldiers and gives the order to lure the surviving Gyarados into the trap they prepared earlier. Denki Mega-Evolves Ampharos.
    • Javelin's soldiers succeed in luring all the remaining Gyarados besides First into their trap, killing them.
    • Firing Hyper Beam at each other, the final battle results in a Mutual Kill for Bill, First, Denki and Ampharos.
  • People are glad Bill has died, while mourning all those Bill has killed.
  • At a T.A.T.O. summit, representatives accepted Professor Oak's proposal of placing a limit on the number of active Pokemon a Trainer may have, and Javelin's proposal of making the limit six in honour of Denki.

Thirty-Three Years Ago

Main Story

  • Delia is born.

Thirty-Two Years Ago

Johanna Gaiden

  • Johanna is born.

Thirty Years Ago

Lorelei Gaiden

  • Frey is born.

Pokémon G-Men Gaiden - Chapter One

  • At a Kalos village, Twenty-year old Fabron complains that he's being forced to read a book about Pokémon when he doesn't like them, while his brother Paien and his parents insist that he does so, given that they know he doesn't like the farming business either and he might as well learn something else.
  • Outside, while Paien is working at their farm, a Shiny Aegislash appears and posseses him.
  • Fabron hears his parents screaming, and much to his horror he sees Paien wielding the Aegislash sword after they killed them. The Aegislash introduces itself as Dainsleif.
  • Fabron tries to call for help and his neighbors come to his aid, but Dainsleif uses its powers to hypnotize half the humans and Pokémon present, and orders them to attack the remaining half.
  • In the middle of the slaughter, Fabron asks why it's doing it. Dainsleif replies "Because I choose to".
  • Fabron has no choice but to run away and hide until Dainsleif leaves, still in possession of Paien's body. Before leaving, it orders the remaining victims to kill themselves.
  • The next day, Fabron goes back to the village. With all the destruction and too many bodies to bury himself, he decides he'll try to reach the nearest town to warn everybody about Dainsleif. He salvages what he can (including his book) and prepares for his journey, since he'll have to go on foot with all vehicler wrecked. He vows never to trust any Pokémon again after this.
  • Elsewhere, in a forest sanctuary, a Meowstic that calls himself Elder reads a book about the power achieved by the bonds between humans and Pokémon in many forms, including the move Return, Mega Evolution, Z-Moves and more. A Combusken named Feu, his grandson, questions why he does this, but Elder sends him off to train.
  • Feu goes to train with his mother, a female Meowstic named Protector, and a Gallade named Guardian, and ponders that one day he wants to meet his father, a Blaziken who also was named Feu, and his namesake.
  • A truck drives towards the forest sanctuary, and attacks the Pokémon.
  • The driver comes out wielding a sword and a machine gun, and goes off causing a rampage, killing many Pokémon and capturing the few survivors.
  • Feu goes to get Elder for help while Protector and Guardian stay to fight the human, who introduces himself as Accentus of the Seven Brothers.
  • Elder tries to plead with Accentus to leave them alone, to no avail.
  • Guardian tries a sneak attack on Accentus with Teleport, but Accentus catches wind of him and stabs him in the stomach, killing him.
  • Elder asks why he's doing it, and Accentus replies "Because I choose to".
  • Feu grabs Elder and uses Quick Attack to escape, despite his own wishes to go back and attack Accentus to make him pay.
  • After Accentus leaves, Feu and Elder return to their destroyed sanctuary. Elder proposes that they bury their dead friends before going to rescue the captive ones. Feu is disgusted that they engage in human practices, but ultimately relents to stay until they gather supplies for traveling.
  • One week later, Fabron keeps traveling and runs out of food. Trying to find something to eat, he finds a Sitrus Berry on a tree and tries to get it, but he drops it and it rolls downhill.
  • Elsewhere, Feu is trying to find food for himself and Elder, since he didn't properly ration out their supplies. The Sitrus Berry falls near to him.
  • Feu tries to go grab the berry, but Fabron beats him to it. As they glare at each other, Feu demands that Fabron hands over the berry, but Fabron instead eats it.
  • Feu gets angry and tries to attack Fabron, who is ready to fight back using his metal baseball bat, but Elder intervenes.
  • After introducing themselves and telling their respective stories, Elder proposes that the three of them travel together and start by gathering supplies. Feu and Fabron don't like the idea, but ultimately agree.
  • Feu asks for a way to get Fabron to understand him faster, so Elder creates a Psychic Link between them using his powers.
  • At night, while they rest, Elder ponders on visions he's had about the past, the present and the future. Some have changed the world for better or worse, such as Twenty Gyarados Bill destroying the coast of Johto, or Samuel Oak and Adalbert Hastings making the world safer and more peaceful for Pokémon and humans alike.
  • Fabron tries to sleep, but has it hard due to Feu's Sleep Talking. He ponders on the latest events, and wonders what he'll do once they solve their respective problems. He finally goes to sleep.
  • Elsewhere, Accentus continues to drive through the road, and spots someone walking in front of him. He quickly steps on the gas and hits him, sending him flying.
  • Dainsleif breaks free of his (now dead) human host, and then demands of his attacker the reason for hitting him like that. When Accentus replies "Because I choose to", Dainsleif suddenly feels a connection with the human.
  • Accentus and Dainsleif quickly exchange their respective backgrounds, and the two quickly bond over their similarities. They decide to make a deal: Accentus will help Dainsleif to grow stronger, and in exchange Dainsleif will lend Accentus his power.
  • From inside the truck, Protector tries to prepare a sneak attack with Future Sight to free herself and her friends. Unfortunately, Accentus and Dainsleif notice, and they quickly take control of her.

Elite Four Drake Interlude

  • Moore and Drake are appointed as members of the Elite Four.

Twenty-Nine Years Ago

Happy Birthday, Lorelei!

  • March 15: Lorelei is born.

Twenty-Seven Years Ago

Mars Gaiden

  • Cyrus is born.

Twenty-Six Years Ago

Clair Interlude

  • Lance is born.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Happy Birthday, Ash!

  • Daisy Oak is born.

Twenty-Four Years Ago

Black Arachnid Gaiden

  • Neko Hachi and Ito Jenny are born.

Twenty-Two Years Ago

Skyla Gaiden

  • Skyla is born.

Sabrina Gaiden

  • Sabrina is born.

Twenty-One Years Ago

Clair Interlude

  • Clair is born.

Happy Birthday, Lorelei!

  • Lorelei receives a Lapras stuffed doll for her eight birthday.

Twenty Years Ago

Sabrina Gaiden

  • Sabrina's mother dies of an unknown (at the time) disease.

Mars Gaiden

  • Mars is born.

Nineteen Years Ago

Cynthia Gaiden

  • Cynthia is born.

Maylene Interlude

  • Maylene is born.

Brock & Lucy Gaiden

  • Solidad is born.

Eighteen Years Ago

Main Story

  • Rainer, Pyro, and Sparky are born.

Clair Interlude

  • Whitney is born.

Seventeen Years Ago

Koga & Janine Gaiden

  • Janine is born.

Wicke & Nephew Interlude

  • Wicke and Pia attend a rave together. Pia and everyone else make fun of Wicke, prompting her to leave in embarrasment.
  • Pia ends up having an one-night stand with a mysterious man.

Sixteen Years Ago

Main Story

Skyla Gaiden

  • Betty Snyder and Jamie Oliver are born.

Ultima Interlude

  • Ciel is born.

Lara Gaiden

  • Lara, Hex and Dario are born.

Wicke & Nephew Interlude

  • Zilant is born

Mars Gaiden

  • Mars' parents die when their house collapses. She's taken in by her aunt and uncle.

Lorelei Interlude

  • Frey makes it to the Top 16 in the Indigo League.

Elite Four Drake Interlude

  • Michelle is born.

Fifteen Years Ago

Sho Interlude

  • Shotaro Inazuma, AKA "Sho" is born.

Ritchie Gaiden

  • Ritchie is born.

Happy Birthday, Ash!

  • Delia's father dies of a stroke shortly before the birth of his grandson.
  • May 22: Ash Ketchum is born.

Main Story

  • Misty, Iris, Anabel, Red, Gary, Paul, Serena, Clemont, Samurai, A.J, Elwood, Aideen, Joshua, Aurora, Otoshi, Jeanette, Frax, Velvet, Lillie, Mallow, Lana, and Sophocles are born.

Ultima Interlude

  • Fitzdane is born.
  • Ultima is training at the beach of Two Island, when she spots a girl surfing on a Pokémon and getting caught in the whirlpools surrounding the island.
  • The girl attempts to freeze them shooting Ice Beam attacks from her hands, but fails and ends up falling into the water, prompting Ultima to rescue her.
  • Ultima takes the girl to her house to tend to her, but when she goes to get some food for her, upon returning she finds that she just grabbed her stuff and left.

Lorelei Gaiden

  • Lorelei receives her starter Pokémon from the local Daycare Center in Floe Island, a newly hatched Seel.
  • Lorelei and her friend Frey go into Icefall Cave to find a Lapras for Lorelei.
  • They encounter Krysta, who to their shock, is An Ice Person.
  • After a confrontation, Frey is injured. Lorelei manages to get him out of the cave and to the local clinic for medical attention.
  • Lorelei encounters Krysta who apologises for what she did before explaining that she's an Ice-Heart Bloodliner.
  • Krysta helps Lorelei capture a Lapras, before leaving.
  • Lorelei promises not to tell anyone about Krysta and gets Frey to promise the same.

Mars Gaiden

  • Kibou is born.

Luana Gaiden

  • Luana practices double battles with her active Pokémon, her Marowak and Bellossom vs her Misdrevous and Alakazam, pondering on her plans to eventually become a Gym Leader of the Orange Crew.
  • A trio formed by a Rhydon, Electabuzz and Lickitung approaches the beach. The Rhydon ponders on his past, how his family was taken from him and how he plans to make humans pay for it.
  • The lifeguards approach them to try and solve this peacefully. The trio of Pokémon instead begin attacking, killing anybody who tries to stop them, until they set their sights on the Grand Liucheng Resort.
  • Luana and their grandparents arrive to find the hotel has been set ablaze. Shocked at this, Luana resolves to find the ones responsible and punish them.
  • Luana finds the Rhydon and his cohorts, and confronts them with her own Pokémon.
  • During the Fight, Luana's Marowak attacks Lickitung with Bonemerang. Rhydon gets in the way, and the bone hits directly into his eye.
  • Checking for injuries on Electabuzz and Lickitung, Rhydon rips put the bone out of his eye socket along with his eye, which he eats to prevent his enemies from getting a trophy. He then whips up a Sandstorm to cover up his retreat and get away, carrying his knocked out teammates with him over the sea.
  • Luana names the Rhydon "One Eye", in case he needs to be identified should he ever return or needs to be hunted down.
  • A man suddenly appears behind Luana, commenting that he's impressed. Luana turns around, and notices the man is quite handsome.
  • The man asks for a place to crash for the night, and Luana offers to show him. The man proceeds to introduce himself.
  • At some point after these events, Travis is born.

Happy Birthday, Lorelei!

  • March 15: Lorelei turns receives a letter from a writing contest telling her she has been disqualified.
  • Frey comes in with the results of Lorelei's test for a Pokémon Trainer license.
  • Much to her joy, Lorelei passed with a perfect score, and she and Frey decide to go surf on her Lapras to celebrate.

Holiday Special 2017

  • Sapphire is born.
  • One-Eye and his crash are sleeping together while One-Eye watches over an egg. Watching the human fireworks, he decides to attack the nearest human settlement in the morning.

Lorelei Interlude

  • Lorelei and Frey begin traveling through Kanto together.

Clair Interlude

  • Meliae and Grayson (Gray) Bebop are born

Fourteen Years Ago

The Wild Boy From Sinnoh

  • Hareta is born.

Blaine Interlude

  • Alish is born.

Dude Gaiden

  • Jimmy Ethan Gold is born.

Holiday Special 2016

  • Lorelei and Frey are traveling together through Kanto. On Christmas Eve, they stop at Saffron City for an event host by Silph Co to celebrate the holidays.
  • Lorelei buys a muffler for Frey, to replace the one that got burned while training with his Charizard. Meanwhile, Frey buys a gold bracelet for Lorelei.
  • Lorelei returns to the Pokémon Center for the Christmas event to meet up with Frey, and they exchange gifts.
  • Upon noticing they're Under the Mistletoe, Lorelei takes the initiative and kisses Frey.

Mars Gaiden

  • Kibou is left by a mysterious man by the doors of the local church in Mars' hometown. She's taken in by the local priest.

Lorelei Interlude

  • Lorelei and Frey compete together in the Indigo League, facing each other in the Top 16.
  • Despite losing, Lorelei's Dewgong manages to cripple Frey's Charizard by injuring one of his wings, forcing him to sit out the next round.
  • Frey loses in the Top 8.
  • Afterwards, Lorelei and Frey decide to travel separately, but stay in touch with each other.

Black Arachnid Gaiden

  • Kumo Jenny, Ito Jenny's mother, lectures Neko Hachi for stealing an autograph that another kid had stolen, saying that he shouldn't take law in his own hands.
  • Ito and Neko talk to each other. The former mentions how the latter always gets in trouble, but the latter replies that one time it turned out for the best, citing how he rescued his Meowth from an abusive woman named Kyatto.
  • Neko reveals that the other reason he stole the autograph was because he wanted to use it as inspiration to make a name of himself. He and Ito make a promise with each other to become famous one day.

Thirteen Years Ago

Main Story

  • May is born.

Happy Birthday, Ash!

  • Delia's mother dies, leaving her to run the family restaurant and raise Ash on her own.

Johanna Gaiden

  • Johanna's parents are dying and needs urgent medical attention.
  • Johanna becomes especially determined to win the Sinnoh Grand Festival to use the prize money for her parents' surgeries, and manages to win against a Mega Medicham.
  • The surgeries weren't enough, and her parents died. Johanna suffers from financial difficulties.
  • Johanna receives a call from someone representing a group called UTP. They offer to help Johanna with her monetary issues.

The Wild Boy From Sinnoh

  • Mitsumi is born.

Looker Interlude

  • Blake & Koya are born.

Twelve Years Ago

Arnold Interlude

  • Arnold & Laila are born.

Happy Birthday, Lorelei!

  • March 15: Lorelei is traveling across Mt. Coronet to reach Snowpoint City during a blizzard, with Krysta serving as her guide.
  • As the blizzard rages on, Krysta suggests they take shelter inside a nearby cave and wait until it dies down.
  • Inside the cave, they find an Abomasnow. Lorelei battles and catches it for herself.

Skyla Gaiden

  • On route to visit her grandfather, Miles, with her parents, Miles Jr. and Huuro, Skyla watches the Flying-type Pokemon of Unova in wonder and watched as they used the winds to their advantage. She decides to continue her grandfather's dream and become a gym leader to do it.
  • They arrive at Miles' gym, where he tells Skyla about his latest challenger. After hearing it, Skyla asks about becoming the Gym Leader. Miles is happy about that, though his joy is lessened when he hears that Skyla is doing it to continue his dream.
  • He gives Skyla a Ducklett as a starter, before taking her to the pond where he keeps his Ducklett and Swanna. The Swanna dance and Miles points out his strongest Swanna.
  • That night, Miles talks to his son and daughter-in-law about Skyla's reasons for becoming the Gym Leader. Her parents decide that it has to be her grandfather who help her realise that she has to be herself to be the best Gym Leader she could be.
  • The next day, Miles takes Skyla to where he keeps his Woobat and Swoobat. There, one Woobat leaves a heart-shaped mark on Skyla, which Miles say is a symbol of good fortune.
  • They later begin Skyla's battle training. Skyla shares her idea of Pokemon producing winds on the battlefield for their own advantage. Miles approves and they begin work on developing the move. They are unable to succeed before Skyla and her parents have to go back.

Sabrina Gaiden

  • In Turquoise Town, Sabrina discovers her psychic powers when she uses them to stop a ball from hitting her.
  • Sabrina's father explains to her that she is a bloodliner, and encourages her to use her powers to make the world a better place.
  • Sabrina begins using her powers to help the townspeople, and they often reward her with gifts and tokens of gratitude. However, over time, the townspeople begin to rely too much on her, to the point they often call her for mundane tasks because they're too lazy to do them themselves.
  • After a woman drags Sabrina into her house to help her with the cleaning, her father assures her that she shouldn't let people abuse her kindness.

Eleven Years Ago

Falkner Gaiden

Blaine Interlude

  • Alish's parents die in a fire, so Blaine becomes her legal guardian.

Skyla Gaiden

  • Skyla's family visits her grandfather again. Her Ducklett evolved into Swanna during the year.
  • Miles has Skyla handle a first-badge challenger. Before the battle begins, Miles asks if her answer to the question "Why do you want to become a gym leader?" Skyla responds it's still to continue his dream.
  • The battle ends in a Double Knockout. Miles explains that in the event of a draw, the gym leader gets to decide whether or not the challenger gets the badge. Skyla decides he gets the badge.
  • Skyla and Miles work together to develop the move Skyla spoke off, with the help of Miles' strongest Swanna.
    • They start with teaching Skyla's Swanna to fly in turbulent winds.
    • Skyla's Swanna is taught Hurricane. Skyla decides the move is to be named Wind Works.
    • They make progress in modifying Hurricane into Wind Works. They perfect Wind Works after several days.

Holiday Special 2017

  • Lorelei and Frey go to a secluded location at Krysta's request. They find a frozen lake complete with Pokémon sculptures for them to use as a private ice rink.
  • Watching from afar, Krysta watches as an Articuno she befriended comes and makes it snow for them, wishing them a Merry Christmas and musing how they reunited her with her parents.
  • Sapphire spends her Christmas with May and the rest of her family.

Ten Years Ago

Main Story

  • Iris gets her leg injured by a school of Basculin, taking one month to heal and properly use it again.

Luana Gaiden

  • Luana and five-year-old Travis play at the beach together, along with Alakazam and Marowak.

Sabrina Gaiden

  • Sabrina continues to use her powers to help the townspeople, but is now standing her ground. Still, she can't help but feel that people grow more and more dependent on her.
  • Her father is called by the school principal in regards to an issue. On their way to school, they pass by a young trainer named Tommy, who continues to delay the start of his journey because he's too afraid to step up to the challenge.
  • Sabrina's father notes that "You can never improve if you never push yourself". Sabrina agrees.
  • At school, the principal says Sabrina wrote an essay for her history class about Twenty Gyarados Bill, whom she praises as "a shining example of self-improvement through hard work and determination", shocking her father.
  • At home, Sabrina tries to justify herself by focusing on Bill's positive traits, but her father will have none of that, and sends her to her room.
  • Sabrina becomes angry, not only at her father, but at everyone else in town, since they're too lazy to pursue greatness, and always content with doing the bare minimum effort. She decides that if the promise of achieving greatness doesn't motivate them, she will push them with the fear of losing everything.
  • Sabrina begins using her powers to terrorize the town, choosing a random victim every day to cause them some kind of harm.
  • When her father catches wind of this, he tries to stop her. In response, she hypnotizes him in order to force him leave the town.
  • Others try to escape the town, only to run into her. Sabrina's reign of terror continues for a month.
  • One day, Tommy, the bug-catching trainer appears to stand up and face her. Despite knowing he has no chance against her whatsoever, he decides to at least try to do something.
  • Tommy brings in his strongest Pokémon, his Pinsir, and fights alongside him to try and stop her.
  • When Sabrina realizes Tommy is actually trying to kill her, she pins him against a wall and almost kills him, but suddenly stops.
  • Sabrina realizes that she was proven right in her theory: in terrorizing the town, she drove Tommy to stand up to her. For his courage, she decides to spare his life and the rest of the townspeople's, and teleports away, since she can't stand being in that town any longer. Tommy vows to become strong enough to rid the world of her one day.
  • Tommy decides to sign up to become a Buster, to one day make Sabrina pay for her crimes.

Lara Gaiden

  • 6-year-old Lara, along with her parents and grandfather visit Rota, where they volunteer to groom Pokémon for an upcoming festival.
  • Lara plays at an open field with the local Ponyta while her parents watch. Fuko and Larry note the Ponyta seem to accept her rather quickly, like the ones they have at home.
  • Suddenly, Lara becomes covered in a burst of flames, causing Fuko and Larry to panic. As they rush towards her, they notice that, for some reason, she doesn't seem in pain or burning at all, even her clothes remain intact.
  • After putting out the fire, soldiers from the Cameran Palace show up, and ask them to come along with them.
  • That night, Lara waits in a guest room while her family talks to Lady Ilene. After a while, they enter to explain that she is a bloodliner.
  • Lara is worried that she's a freak, but her parents and grandfather quickly comfort her, assuring her that, bloodliner or not, they still love her and that will never change.
  • Larry points out that Lara's gift makes her special, since she can act as the bridge between humans and Pokémon to promote their philosophy of living in harmony, and Lady Ilene agrees.

Maylene Interlude

  • Fed up with the bullying all over town, Maylene knocks on the doors of the Veilstone Gym and asks Tanimoto-sensei to take her in as a disciple.

Kangaskhan Kid Gaiden

  • Tommy Marshall is born.

Nine Years Ago

Cynthia Gaiden

  • 10-year-old Cynthia and her Gible explore the Coronet Mountain Range to search for ruins.
  • Cynthia unlocks the Kricketune temple.
  • Cynthia and Gible find the Temple of the Brotherhood of the Medimen.
  • Cynthia reflects on the state of her home town.
  • Cynthia and Gible meet Riolu, who tries to warn them of the Light Stone Temple.
  • Cynthia and Gible encounter Riolu again, who tries to warn them about the Tomb of the Ice King.
  • Cynthia, Gible and Riolu, who joined them permanently, find a Topaz Crystal.

Sabrina Gaiden

  • One year after Sabrina left, Turquoise Town is abandoned by its residents and becomes but a Ghost Town, effectively erased from the maps.

Eight Years Ago

Cynthia Gaiden

  • Cynthia, Gible and Riolu use a Feebas to unlock a tomb.
  • Cynthia, Gible and Riolu find the Adamant Orb.
  • They find a Draconid funeral site.
  • Cynthia, Gible and Riolu find and explore the Gracidea Sanctuary Ruins.
  • In a tomb containing the spirits of 108 condemned criminals, Cynthia, Gible and Riolu encounter Professor Carolina and her team as well as the Spiritomb holding them captive.
  • Cynthia frees them but is attacked by Spiritomb in turn. She is successfully saved.

Looker Interlude

  • On a mission, Looker and Nanu lose a colleague to Guzzlord.

Blaine Interlude

  • Blaine discovers that his granddaughter is a Fire Heart bloodliner when she involuntarily uses Overheat.

Misty Gaiden

  • While cleaning her house's attic, Misty finds a box containing an old TV Set, a VCR, and several videotapes with her grandmother's name. She begins watching them.
  • Her mother comes and tells her to go clean up the pool instead of watching those videos. She reluctantly complies.
  • While cleaning the pool's edge, she gets fed up of her treatment and throws a tantrum, accidentally slipping and falling into the pool.
  • She starts to call for help, but no one seems to hear her, so she sinks and begins to drown.
  • Her bloodliner powers kick in, and she starts breathing inside the water without problems.
  • She finally gets out after several minutes, and confronts her parents and sisters. They are shocked, and quickly deduce she is a bloodliner.

Mars Gaiden

  • Mars' uncle and aunt throw her out of the house for forgetting to take the trash out.
  • Mars meets up with her friend Kibou, who tells her of a powerful trainer she just met. The two discuss their dreams of becoming trainers one day and the Pokémon they'd like to have once they do.
  • Kibou takes Mars to the local church, where the trainer is staying. The priest, who is tinkering with a Poké Ball to figure out its functioning, tells them the trainer is at the courtyard, and they also talk of an upcoming event, featuring a treasure from the Celestic Museum.
  • Mars and Kibou head for the courtyard, where they find the trainer, who introduces himself as Cyrus.
  • Mars recognizes Cyrus from seeing him in a tournament on TV a few years ago.
  • Cyrus notes that now he travels around the world, searching for strong people, and asks Mars if she is strong.
  • Mars doesn't reply, but Kibou tells Cyrus that she is very strong, and they'll both become trainers when they're older.
  • Cyrus then glances at Mars, and quickly deduces that her smile is but a facade to hide her true feelings. Cyrus claims that to gain real strength, you shouldn't hide your feelings, but supress them altogether. This leaves Mars thinking about it.
  • The following day, Mars is cleaning up the house for the event, and almost touches the orb while cleaning its glass cabinet, before being scolded by her aunt.
  • As the event begins, Mars' uncle begins with a lengthy speech.
  • Suddenly, the priest leaves his seat and begins walking to the orb, much to Kibou's shock, who tries to stop him.
  • As soon as he makes contact with the orb, the priest begins screaming around and drops it, like having some kind of attack.
  • Kibou tries to help him, but when she touches him, suddenly she electrocutes him, leaving him on the floor, and her hands begin giving off sparks.
  • Everyone looks at Kibou in fear, but before Mars can do anything, Cyrus steps up and calms her down. He takes her and the priest back to the church, and tells everyone to continue the event.
  • That night, Mars' aunt and uncle begin talking about what happened during the event, and begin to suspect that Kibou could be some kind of witch, since they've always felt something off with her.
  • Mars suddenly drops a plate, shattering it, causing his aunt and uncle to beat her up and throw her out of the house again.
  • She decides to go to the church, where she meets Cyrus, who offers to treat her wounds.
  • Mars ends up telling Cyrus about her relatives' treatment of her, and how much she awaits for the day she and Kibou can leave this town.
  • Cyrus then tells her that the world is a horrible place, filled with violence, lies and hypocrisy, and there are many like Mars' uncle and aunt.
  • Mars wants to become strong and asks Cyrus to help her. Cyrus doesn't take pity on her, but does offer her a Poké Ball with a Bronzor he's been training for a few weeks, and she accepts. Cyrus then reveals he plans to leave town the next day.
  • The next morning, Mars wakes up in the church, and Cyrus is gone. She goes to check on Kibou and the priest.
  • The priest is having dreadful nightmares and Kibou doesn't know what to do. Mars offers to go get help for him.
  • As she reaches her house, Mars overhears his aunt and uncle talking to the townspeople. Much to her shock, they're calling Kibou a witch and plan to do something to her. As soon as they spot her, Mars flees to the church.
  • Mars comes back and tells Kibou they have to leave the town immediately. Kibou doesn't want to leave the priest behind, but ultimately complies.
  • The two girls escape, but end up getting lost, and they have to stop to rest after getting tired and hungry.
  • A pack of Houndour suddenly attacks them, but inexplicably, Kibou manages to drive them off with a glare, leaving her and Mars confused.
  • Suddenly, someone hits Kibou in the back of her head. Much to Mars' shock, it was her uncle carrying a club, who hit her so hard he actually killed her, much to his own and his wife's shock.
  • Mars' uncle is worried that if the townspeople find out he killed a little girl, it'll kill his reelection. His wife suggests that they make up a story that the girl went berserk and killed Mars, so they had to avenge her.
  • Mars is shocked that they want to kill her, and begins calling for help, even for Cyrus, but to no avail. As her aunt and uncle approach her, she finally snaps and decides to unleash the Bronzor Cyrus gave her on them.
  • Mars has Bronzor use Psychic on his aunt and uncle to restrain them. Despite their cries of pain, she lets Bronzor continue until they're crushed to death.
  • Cyrus then appears, and asks Mars if she regrets what she's done. She says that she doesn't, and breaks down into tears, declaring that she hates the entire world.
  • Cyrus then reveals that he plans to create a new world, and asks Mars to come along with him. She accepts.
  • Back at the church, the priest continues to have nightmares about an incoming great war, apparently triggered by his contact with the orb. MissingNo then appears before him.
  • Mistaking him for a messenger from Arceus, the priest asks MissingNo how to get rid of those nightmares. MissingNo then calls the priest by his real name: William Stronger.

Six Years Ago

Arnold Interlude

  • Anna discovers Arnold is a Lock-On Bloodliner.

Five Years Ago

Main Story

  • Belladonna is thrown out by her mother after being seen kissing girls.
  • Kanto's Bug-type Gym Leader is arrested for theft, and Erika takes over as the new Celadon Gym Leader.

Misty Gaiden

  • Misty is at the Cerulean Battle Club. Don George and Nurse Joy are impressed with her battling skills, commenting that, should she inherit the Gym, she could save it from being revoked.
  • After leaving the Battle Club, Misty walks nearby the river north of Cerulean City.
  • She spots a trio of kids harrassing a Magikarp, kicking it like a soccer ball. She quickly goes to confront them.
  • The kids, despite being older, know that she's a very tough Pokémon battler, so they promptly retreat.
  • Misty places the Magikarp back into the river. The Magikarp thanks her for helping him before swimming off.

Jeanette Interlude

Joey Interlude

  • Joey won a prize. That prize is being able to appear as a special guest in DJ Mary's and Professor Oak's radio show. While on air, he declared his Rattata is the top-percentage of all Rattata.
  • Joey becomes a Memetic Mutation, and people begin mocking him.

Dude Gaiden

  • The Dude is waiting on Route 29, for someone to appear so he can pass on the knowledge of his art in catching Pokémon.
  • A local boy from New Bark, Jimmy Ethan Gold comes on a skateboard. The Dude tries to ask him if he'd like to be taught how to catch Pokémon. Jimmy is in a hurry to buy groceries in Cherrygrove and continues without stopping, much to the Dude's chagrin.
  • The Dude visits his grandfather, the Old Man, in Viridian City. After talking about his problems, the Old Man convinces his grandson to take a vacation to Cinnabar Island.
  • At Cinnabar Island, the Dude begins to pace from one end of the shore to another, trying to think about how to solve his problems.
  • MissingNo appears in front of him.
  • MissingNo begins to rant to the Dude about how things aren't going as expected in this new timeline, especially how many Characters Of The Day have gone on to have their own adventures.
  • The Dude replies that everyone is special in their own way and they have their stories, so MissingNo is nobody to judge them.
  • MissingNo then asks if the Dude has something exciting or worth living for. The Dude resolves to find something, and MissingNo decides to keep an eye on him.
  • Over the next months, the Dude goes on many adventures:
    • He helps Casey Snagem's daughters when they are attacked by a vicious Rattata.
    • He helps a girl and her father catch a legendary: a Mini-Arcanine.
    • He gets stranded on an island after a Gyarados wrecks his boat, and tries to catch a Pidgeot to escape.
    • He encounters in a cave a young Splash Bloodliner named Placido Walters.
    • He breaks into a house of a man attacking a child... until he sees the man is just teaching math to the boy, so he leaves.
    • He takes part in a Catching Tournament... until he sees it's for criminals and the winner is the one who steals more Pokémon from the others.
    • He saves a girl from a Rocket Grunt trying to mug her.
  • After his adventures, the Dude finds himself atop Mr. Mortar, still unsure about what to do.
  • He finds a girl who is trying to kick Poké Balls into a madeshift circle, and has her arms tied to her back in a madeshift cast.
  • The Dude approaches her, and she explains that she came to train her aim in catching Pokémon, but she fell and injured her arms.
  • The Dude then offers to train her, and she accepts. She introduces herself as Marina Crystal.
  • One month later, the Dude has passed all of his knowledge to Marina, who then goes her own way.
  • The Dude returns home, and meets MissingNo again, who is not amused upon seeing the Dude found something worthwhile after all and is satisfied. MissingNo leaves.
  • The Dude spots Jimmy coming out of town again, and tries to approach him. Jimmy is still not interested.

Falkner Gaiden

  • Falkner goes on a journey to try and capture Flying-type legendaries.
  • He meets up with Satsuki of the Kimono Dancers, who introduces him to Koji.
  • After passing Koji's test, he gives Falkner the Rainbow Wing so Falkner can search for Ho-oh.
  • With the Rainbow Wing, Falkner encounters Ho-oh on Mount Silver, and challenges it to a battle.
  • He loses badly, and wakes up four days later at the Pokemon Center.

Ritchie Gaiden

  • Ritchie and his mother Regina are on a vacation aboard a cruiser through the Sevii Islands.
  • A large Gyarados appears to block the ship's path, but an older trainer named Silver comes up and with his Salamence defeats it, even catching it for himself as a trophy.
  • Ritchie becomes impressed, and Silver reveals that he plans to fight Moltres when they get to One Island.
  • After docking in One Island, Ritchie sneaks away and follows Silver to see his battle against Moltres.
  • Salamence fights Moltres to a standstill, but a stray attack hits close to where Ritchie is watching, endangering him.
  • Silver spots Ritchie and abandons the battle to ride on his Salamence to rescue him.
  • Moltres blasts a boulder about to crush them, and then leaves, silently promising Silver to end the battle another day.
  • Silver takes Ritchie to his mother, who is angry that he sneaked away like that, but relieved that he's safe. She thanks Silver for saving him, and tells him that if he stops by Frodomar City one day, she'd be happy to show him her gratitude.
  • After returning home, Regina grounds Ritchie for two months as punishment.

Holiday Special 2017

  • Tsurugi and Katana moved to Crimson City in time for the annual Fisher Clan Christmas party after Tsurugi's father's death, whom they killed in self-defence after he discovered they were Bloodliners.

Four Years Ago

Lorelei Interlude

  • Lorelei and Frey face each other for an Elite Four slot. Lorelei barely wins.
  • Despite losing, Frey's performance impresses Lance, then an Elite Four member, enough to convince Lorelei to get them both in contact.

Happy Birthday, Lorelei!

Lorelei Interlude

  • Lance recruits Frey for the Pokémon G-Men.

Black Arachnid Gaiden

  • Neko Hachi and Ito Jenny reminisce about their childhood, and the promise they made. Ito says she doesn't believe they're able to keep it.
  • Unknown to them, Sabrina overhears their conversation, and goes to Neko's house to wait for him.
  • Neko meets Sabrina in front of his house. Despite having some suspicions, he lets her in.
  • Sabrina talks to Neko about her dream to make the world full of amazing people rather than mediocre ones. Neko believes that a nobody like him wouldn't be able to amount to anything.
  • Sabrina brings up the story of Twenty Gyarados Bill. Neko is horrified, but Sabrina points out that he too started as a nobody and left a mark in history because he tried. She then asks what's stopping Neko from doing the same, and Neko realizes it's his own inaction.
  • Sabrina leaves, and Neko ponders on her words. He decides that he will do as Bill did and gain Fame Through Infamy, albeit not as a murderer, but as a master thief, only targeting people who deserve it.
  • Afterwards, he realizes that Sabrina called him by his full name, but he never mentioned his surname in his conversation with Ito, wondering how she knew it.
  • Neko and Meowth begin training in the Battle Club, seeking to develop athletic skills for the former and break the move limit to have a wider arsenal for the latter.
  • Neko has a battle with Elizabeth Snyder, with her daughter Betty watching. Neko's Meowth defeats Elizabeth's Galvantula by revealing his two extra moves.
  • Betty and Elizabeth are impressed, and the former is surprised that Neko doesn't have any badges. Elizabeth mentions that not all trainers without gym badges are weak, reminding her of the Non-Traveling Protocol.
  • Before Elizabeth leaves, Neko recognizes her as the supermodel Electra, and asks her for an autograph for inspiration, as he too wants to become famous one day. Elizabeth accepts.
  • Neko decides to befriend a teleporter, and thus goes to find an Abra in Route 34, to help establish The Alibi. To avoid suspicion, he chooses not to put it in a Poké Ball.

Three Years Ago

Elesa Gaiden

  • Elesa inaugurates her new Gym, with a Fashion Show and some exhibition battles.
  • A challenger named Ricks manages to defeat Elesa's protegeés and earns the right to challenge her for a badge.
  • The battle undergoes between Ricks' Raichu and Elesa's Zebstrika. The battle ends in a draw, but Elesa judges that Ricks battled well enough to earn the badge.
  • Two months after the inauguration of her Gym, Elesa attends an autograph signing event, where she answers questions from her fans.
  • A girl named Bianca is the last one coming, asking her for some advice. Bianca wants to become a trainer one day, but her Overprotective Dad won't let her. Elesa advises her to try and find other ways to make her dreams come true. Bianca thanks her and leaves.
  • Elesa's referee, Blaire, gives her the statistics report on her winning rates, and notes how her performance has slightly dropped in the past two months. Blaire advises that Elesa should consider adding foreign Pokémon to her current roster.
  • Elesa considers it, but decides to deal with it later, since she has a scheduled agenda for the week, including the upcoming Pokémon World Tournament hosted in Sinnoh.

Sho Interlude

  • Sho is taken by his parents to watch the Pokémon World Tournament.

Elesa Gaiden

  • In the first round of the Pokémon World Tournament, Elesa fights and defeats Erika.
  • In the Top 16, Elesa fights and defeats Norman.
  • In the A-Block semifinals, Elesa defeats Pryce, who gives her the cold shoulder.
  • Elesa goes to see the B-Block semifinals. Clay fights against Volkner, but loses. Elesa takes an interest in Volkner.
  • Before the finals, Elesa goes to seek Volkner to strike some friendly chatter with him. They both wish each other luck.
  • The finals begin, and the roulette determines it'll be a Rotation Battle.
  • Volkner chooses Electivire, Raichu and Luxray. Elesa in turn chooses Eelektross, Emolga and Zebstrika.
  • Volkner takes an early advantage by knocking out Eelektross, but Zebstrika and Emolga manage to turn it around knocking out Electivire and Luxray.
  • Volkner's Raichu manages to turn the tide around, defeating Emolga and Zebstrika, winning the Gym Leader Cup for Volkner.

Sho Interlude

  • Inspired by the match between Volkner and Elesa, Sho decides to become an Electric-type specialist when he gets his trainer license.

Elesa Gaiden

  • After the tournament, Elesa finds Volkner again. The two talk for a bit, and Volkner reveals that the analyzed Elesa's battling style and planned accordingly to fight her. He suggests that adding new Pokémon to her roster might make her less predictable, and even offers to make temporary trades with her as a training program, since he often does with other Electric-type specialists.
  • Elesa agrees, and she and Volkner

Georgia Gaiden

  • A Serial Killer becomes known to Unovan authorities, and is nicknamed "The Reaper".
  • Victims include Georgia's parents. However, in his failed attempt to kill Georgia, he loses a knife, which Georgia uses to cut him and draw blood, providing the authorities the means to identify him.
  • The Reaper's identity is revealed to be Eric Knudsen, Ghost-type gym leader of Striaton City.
  • Eric Knudsen's gym is raided by Busters and SWAT teams. He is successfully arrested.
  • Georgia gains motivation to become a Buster.

Elesa Gaiden

  • Elesa is improving her winning rate, thanks to the Pokémon she received from Volkner, and decides to thank him properly. She also considers undergoing an image change and dye her hair black.

Black Arachnid Gaiden

  • On the anniversary of his conversation with Ito, Neko and his Pokémon get ready for their first heist. They plan to steal an autograph from Pallet Oak in the Florando City Museum and expose the curator for his ties with Team Rocket.
  • With Abra in wait, Neko and Meowth successfully sneak in after knocking out a guard and took the autograph, leaving behind the evidence to expose the curator as well as a Calling Card with a black spider.
  • The alarms get triggered, and more guards come in. Neko and Meowth manage to slip away without much trouble, using Pay Day to distract them, and meeting with Abra to teleport back home.
  • The next morning, Ito listens to DJ Mary's radio show, where she talks about last night's heist. She recognizes the thief's m.o. as the same as Neko's. The thief is named "the Black Arachnid" after the Calling Card he left behind.
  • Before going to work, Ito decides to ask Neko what he knows about last night's heist. Neko dodges the question, which only raises Ito's suspicion even more.
  • Ito goes to talk to her mother, who is now the local Police Chief. Kumo tells Ito that Neko has an alibi for last night and thus he cannot be the culprit. However, this doesn't ease Ito's worries, and she decides to sign up for more training in case the Black Arachnid comes to their city.

Clemont Gaiden

  • Meyer gives Clemont a Shinx for his eleventh birthday.

Black Arachnid Gaiden

  • The now christened Black Arachnid jumps from rooftop to rooftop in Alto Mare, approaching his next target, Kagemori Yosei. He's planning to steal the Books of Zeref from his personal collection in his mansion and expose his abuse of his daughter Kira.
  • During the break in, the guards witness Kagemori throwing a sword at his daughter just for coming in. As they reprimand him, the Black Arachnid tells them Kagemori has a long history of abuse with his daughter and makes his escape. The guards decide that it's more important to apprehend Kagemori than chasing after the Black Arachnid.
  • The next morning, Kumo and Ito listen to another DJ Mary interview, and how Kagemori was exposed by the Black Arachnid. Despite the alibis, Ito still believes Neko has something to do with it.

Ritchie Gaiden

Black Arachnid Gaiden

  • The Black Arachnid commits heist after heist, and the police forces of several cities gather to discuss what they know and how to catch him.
  • Some of the members question whether they should try to catch him, since his targets are always people who deserve it, comparing him to vigilantes like Gligarman or Blaziken Mask. Kumo Jenny, however, points out that the Black Arachnid commits his own crimes and thus has to be arrested.
  • The officers discuss the possibility of someone getting targeted at the upcoming Denki Memorial Exhibit, as many important people are going to attend and perhaps there might be someone bad enough for the Black Arachnid.
  • Neko and his Pokémon discuss their next target, Mahiro Harutaka, an executive from the insurance company Insuricare. They got a tip from an anonymous informant that Mahiro always tries to deny his customers their legitimate claims whenever they need insurance, as well as that he has in his possession an amulet that once belonged to the King of Pokemopolis.
  • Several weeks later, the Denki Memorial Exhibit is underway, with many important attendees, including the Fisher Clan from Kanto and the Blackthorn Dragon Clan.
  • While Javelin Wataru delivers a speech about Denki Tekina, the Black Arachnid appears, exposing Harutaka with a recorded confession, and freely admitting that he's a criminal before making his getaway.
  • Ito, who is among the police officers in the event, yells out "Kyatto is going to be released from jail!" to get a reaction from the Black Arachnid. It works, and her suspicions are confirmed.
  • Ito confronts Neko, knowing it's him. When she asks him to turn himself in, he reminds her that as a police officer it's her job to catch criminals, basically daring her to try and catch him.
  • Neko's Abra uses Protect to shield him from the attacks before they can catch him, and they eventually escape.
  • Ito is upset at her friend being a criminal, but Kumo tries to comfort her, saying that something good is about to happen.
  • Kaoruko Fisher offers to negotiate with Harutaka for the Pokémopolis amulet. Harutaka accepts, and allows himself to believe this is the end.
  • Jeanette finishes her call with the Fisher Clan's stockbroker, and reveals that the scandal has already wiped out half of Insuricare's value, and it's expected to go down further. With Harutaka exposed, Kaoruko declares that he and Insuricare have suffered reputational ruin, and that he'll end up in bankruptcy and even jail after being prosecuted.
  • Back in Catallia City, Ito is still saddened for what happened, until her Spinarak brings her Neko's Calling Card along with a letter. It also has a map marking a location, presumably where he stored what he had stolen. The message says "I kept my promise, what about you?"
  • Ito realizes that Neko did all of this for her, and vows to become the best police officer she can be to catch him one day, to honor their promise as well.
  • Elsewhere, Neko and his Pokémon are resting after another successful heist. Sabrina appears before him, to congratulate him, before teleporting away.
  • Neko notices that something seems off with her, but ultimately ignores it, satisfied with himself, as well as with inspiring his old friend to achieve greatness, before going to sleep.

Holiday Special 2017

  • Ritchie and Silver attempt to buy a Christmas-themed cooking book for Regina, but Regina is also at the store.

Two Years Ago

Dakim Gaiden

  • Fresh off winning an Ante Battle, Dakim demands more. A Cipher Peon named Skrub accepts.
  • After the battle, Skrub offers to introduce Dakim to his boss, Nascour.
  • Dakim and Nascour meet. They have a battle.
  • Dakim is introduced to the power of Shadow Pokemon, and is delighted by it.
  • Nascour invites Dakim into Team Cipher. Dakim accepts.

Holiday Special 2017

  • In Cerulean City, the local Officer Jenny finds Misty standing alone outside of the cake shop, and offers to buy her some cake to cheer her up.
  • In Catallia City, Ito Jenny comes back home after a failed operation to catch the Black Arachnid. She finds at home a Christmas present, a badge in the style of an official award, with a note from Neko congratulating her as "the best police officer in Catallia City".

Main Story

  • 14-years-old John Archer finds a female Ralts in a forest.

Cipher Interlude

Skyla Gaiden

  • Miles begins having Skyla handle more and more of the gym challengers.
  • Skyla's answer to the question "Why do you want to be a gym leader?" remains the same to Miles' disappointment.

Gardenia Interlude

  • Gardenia becomes Gym Leader of Eterna City.

Brock & Lucy Gaiden

  • Having exceeded the time to keep the Pewter Gym closed to mourn his parents' deaths, Brock reopens it. Unfortunately, he's unable to get his mind into it and he can't even defeat the easiest challengers.
  • Going for a walk, he meets up with Solidad, who offers him a ticket for the upcoming SteelixCon. While he has his doubts, he ultimately decides to attend.
  • At the SteelixCon, Pike Queen Lucy is determined to find herself a date.
  • Lucy spots Brock sitting on a bench, and decides to approach him. While he's reluctant at first, she manages to talk to him, and by listening to his issues, she actually makes him feel a little better.
  • Brock is about to leave, but Lucy stops him, asking him to stay for a while longer, and arguing that she would enjoy his company. He ultimately accepts, and the two decide to enjoy the rest of the event together.
  • Knowing that Lucy likes serpentine Pokémon, Brock offers to give her an Onix egg so she can have one for herself. They arrange to meet up the following day, and he even invites her to go for a meal somewhere. She accepts.
  • A few days later, Lucy asks Brock if he has any plans for the weekend, and they arrange to have a date at the local indoor pool.
  • While they take a rest, a guy tries to make advances on Lucy while Brock is away going to get their meal. After he doesn't take a "no" for an answer, she throws him into the water.
  • Lucy notices that Brock just saw what she did, and fears that's he's gonna dump her on the spot, like many other boys she dated before. Much to her surprise and relief, he's actually impressed.
  • While they eat their meal, the two share their troubles with one another. Upon learning that Brock will be in serious trouble if he doesn't improve his winning rate, Lucy offers to train him to get him back into shape.
  • Brock and Lucy spend the next two months training, and she leaves shortly after to go back to the Battle Pike.
  • Brock only has one month to improve his winning rate. The first challenger is a trainer named Chris, who comes for his sixth badge and expects an easy victory.
  • Brock's Onix defeats Chris's Alakazam and Vaporeon, much to his shock.
  • Chris calls in his strongest Pokémon, a Venusaur, who defeats Onix, but falls to Brock's Fire Fang-using Rhyhorn.
  • Brock's Rhyhorn proceeds to defeat Chris's Nidoqueen, winning the match for Brock.
  • Chris is shocked at his defeat, and Brock asks him to go out there and tell everyone that if they want a Boulder Badge, they'll have to work for it. Chris leaves in a huff.
  • For the next two weeks, Brock manages to improve his winning rate, achieving a 93% of victories.
  • While having dinner with his siblings, they notice he's back to his former self. They mention Lucy, and begin asking him questions about her.
  • Brock proposes to invite Lucy to come for dinner, but just when he's about to call her, she does it first.
  • Lucy congratulates him on his winning record, and also tells him that she's stopping by Pewter in a few days if he wants to hang out. Brock takes the chance to tell her that his siblings want to meet her and asks her if she'd like to come for dinner at his house.

Lara Gaiden

  • The Laramies are at a community center imparting one of their chats to promote their philosophy of living in harmony with Pokémon. It's Lara's first time doing it, giving a presentation about Pokémon abuse and how to deal with it.
  • Much to Lara's chagrin, Dario is among the atendees.
  • After the presentation ends, a family of a father, Dex, and his son and daughter, Rex and Hex respectively, stay to talk to Lara's parents.
  • Dex explains that Hex was traumatized by a Beedrill swarm and has been afraid of Pokémon since then, and they figured perhaps the Laramies could help her with it. Fuko and Larry gladly accept.
  • Fuko suggests that Lara might be the perfect person to help Hex, since the two are around the same age. Lara accepts.
  • The Laramies take Hex to their home, while Dex and Rex bid their goodbyes for now.
  • The next morning, Lara takes Hex to the barn where they keep the Ponyta and Rapidash. Noticing how wary she is of the Pokémon, Lara asks her about the Beedrill attack.
  • Hex finally reveals that her mother protected her, taking the worst of the Beedrill attacks, and died before the doctors could save her. Lara comforts her.
  • Lara tries to assure Hex that, while some Pokémon can be scary, there are people who can be scary as well, citing Twenty Gyarados Bill as an example. But she also points out that, if there are heroes like Blaziken Mask and Gligarman among humans, there are also heroes among Pokémon, like Tapu Koko.
  • While Hex seems a little less wary, she still doesn't feel quite ready to touch Pokémon. A cold breeze then passes through the barn's open doors causing Hex to shiver, giving Lara an idea.
  • Recalling the time she learned she was a bloodliner, she decides to put it to practice, showing Hex her Flame Charge. Much to her surprise, Hex also reveals that she too is a bloodliner, who can use Shadow Claw.
  • Slowly but surely, Hex begins to accept the Pokémon in the ranch, even enjoying their company.
  • A few days later, Dex and Rex come to check on Hex. They're happy to see she's back to normal.
  • The Laramies invite Hex's family to stay for the upcoming Pokémon Race, but they decline since they don't have Pokémon to ride.
  • A comment from Lara makes Rex realize that she too is a bloodliner, and asks Hex if she already told her about it.
  • Dex scolds his son for blurting this out, but Rex replies that if Lara is a bloodliner too, they're in good company. Lara confirms it by using Flame Charge.
  • On the day of the Pokémon Race, Larry competes with his Rapidash and wins, while Lara and Hex watch with their families from the stands. Larry wins the race with a commanding lead.
  • That night, at dinner, Lara expresses her excitement about competing in the race, so Larry announces that he's going to retire and Lara will take over for him the next year.
  • Fuko is worried that Lara is still too young, but Lara assures her that in one year she'll be ready to race.
  • Hex is unsure about competing too, but Lara offers to help her train, while Dex and Rex encourage her to accept.

A.J Interlude

  • A.J goes on a survival trip with his father, and they discuss the benefits of training with your Pokémon as opposed to just training them.

A Year Ago

Sho Interlude

  • Sho's parents go separately to get him a starter Pokémon. His father catches him a Shinx, while mother gets him an egg that hatches into a Pichu with Volt Tackle. He decides to keep them both.

Misty Gaiden

  • With their parents' passing, the Cerulean Sisters are now in charge of the Gym.
  • Daisy passes off a special permit for Misty, so she can start her Pokémon journey despite being under fifteen. Misty correctly assumes this is only a way to kick her out of their home without fear of getting into legal troubles.
  • Realizing she's not welcome there, Misty ultimately accepts the permit and leaves the Gym.
  • Misty goes to the Pokémon Center, where Nurse Joy listens to her woes. As a way to help her get started, Nurse Joy gives her a Water Stone, a Pokéball with a Wingull, and some money to get by for a few months. Misty thanks her, and promises to pay it back in full one day.
  • As she leaves the city, Misty vows to return one day and restore the Cerulean Gym to its former glory.

Squirtle Squad Gaiden

  • Five Squirtle abandoned by their trainers band up together to form the Squirtle Squad. Four of them give themselves the names Scout, Thinker, Heavy and Joker, while their leader is simply referred to as "Boss".
  • They go around Vermillion City causing lots of troubles, including:
    • Attacking a glasses shop to steal some pairs of sunshades for themselves.
    • Vandalizing a skate park, and escaping using some skateboards.
    • Breaking into a store to steal some comics, and slipping away from Officer Jenny and her Growlithe, [[Foreshadowing who warns them of a plan to put an end to their antics once and for all]].
    • Triggering a fire alarm in a supermarket to steal food.
  • Back at their hideout, the Squirtle Squad members enjoy their loot, but Scout accidentally eats a coconut-filled chocolate bar, which he hates, and throws it away, landing on Thinker's map and staining it.
  • Scout and Thinker get into a fight with each other, with Heavy ignoring them and Joker laughing, until the Boss intervenes and stops them.

Georgia Gaiden

  • Georgia joins a Buster Boot Camp to begin her training to become a Buster.

Astrid Gaiden

  • Astrid goes on her journey.
  • She finds an abandoned village devastated by Dark Pestilence.
  • Absol finds a Key Stone in said village.
  • In the Kalos League, Astrid places in the top sixteen, losing to Vermell's Mega Steelix. Vermell goes on to win the league.
  • Astrid accepts Mabel's offer to train under her.

Lara Gaiden

  • Hex has begun working at the Big P Pokémon Ranch full time, her fear of Pokémon all but forgotten.
  • Lara is getting ready to compete on her first race, and Larry brings his Rapidash for her to ride.
  • Meanwhile Dario talks to his cronies, who are ready to set up the traps for the competitors.
  • A few days later, the race is about to begin. Lara sees Dario approaching and tries to show some sportsmanship, but Dario refuses it.
  • The race begins, and several accidents begin to happen thanks to Dario's traps. Every time, Dario takes the chance to get ahead and never stops to help the injured.
  • At the halfway point, Dario loses his lead when his Dodrio's heads begin fighting over who gets to eat first.
  • A landslide occurs, gravely injuring many racers. Dario takes the chance to get ahead.
  • Enraged, the uninjured racers tell Lara to continue and win the race while they help the others.
  • Despite Dario's lead, Lara uses Rapidash's Flame Charge for a major speed boost.
  • Dario almost reaches the finish line, but Lara manages to catch up and overtake him at the last possible second, winning the race.
  • Dario accuses Lara of cheating for using her father's Rapidash, to which Lara counters that unlike her, he didn't stop to help the injured racers, and still lost.
  • Dario replies "all of that ain't [his] fault", which gets Lara suspicious, since she wasn't accusing him of that.
  • Lara decides to leave, but Dario demands that the prize should be his. Enraged at his attitude, Lara tells him that next year they can race again, and she will use her own Pokémon.
  • Dario keeps trying to pick a fight, but the other racers also show up to call him out, so he wisely decides to leave rather than facing everyone. He vows to make her pay next year.
  • That night, Lara talks to Hex about what Dario said. Hex admits it's suspicious, but they have no proof to act. Still, they agree Dario must not be allowed to win the race, so Hex offers Lara to race herself next year and help her with it.

Oak's Summer Camp Gaiden

  • Grace enters a Rhyhorn Race Cup in Kanto. She places Serena in Oak's Summer Camp.
  • Serena meets Ash, Elwood and Aideen.
  • The four become friends, and Serena and Ash become close.
  • Mr. Mime is already living in the Ketchum house and works helping in the Pallet House restaurant.
  • Ash and Serena take part in a baseball match in opposing teams. Joshua is chosen as captain of Serena's team.
  • Ash's team wins the match. Joshua becomes upset at losing, and plots to take revenge on Ash.
  • During a Rhyhorn Race, Joshua tries to sabotage Ash, putting him and other people in danger. Without any proof, Ash was about to take the blame before Serena steps in and takes the fall so Ash is not expelled.
  • Serena and Grace return to Kalos, although not before Serena and Ash decide to become pen pals to stay in touch with each other.
  • Ash, Gary, Joshua, Elwood and Aideen take the final exam of the camp.
  • Joshua is caught cheating, and is expelled.

Charmander Gaiden

  • Charmander and Kaia begin their journey together.
  • They encounter a Spearow, whom they defeat. And then, the rest of the Spearow's flock attacks them, forcing them to flee.
  • Upon seeing Charmander at risk of serious injury, Kaia returns Charmander.

Oak's Summer Camp Gaiden

  • A couple weeks after the camp, Ash receives his first letter from Serena, and writes his reply.

Koga & Janine Gaiden

  • Koga reflects that his daughter is almost ready to succeed him as Gym Leader, and prepares himself to take a spot on the Elite Four and strengthen his clan.

Charmander Gaiden

  • Two weeks after the Spearow attack, Charmander is found by Nurse Joy. With Kaia nowhere to be seen, she was presumed dead.
  • Unbeknownst to them, Kaia was found, brought to a hospital, without any identification, and was blinded by the Spearow attack.
  • Nurse Joy makes the arrangements for Charmander to be adopted.
  • Charmander is taken in by Damian.
  • He sets Charmander against his Nidoran. Though disappointed by Charmander's lack of strength, he decides Charmander has some promise.
  • Damian orders Charmander to spend the night training, Charmander does so.
  • The next morning, an exhausted Charmander is forced to battle, and loses as a result of the fatigue.
  • Later, Charmander battles a Rattata, and when he loses, Damian saves him, annoyed that it came to that.

Clemont Gaiden

  • Professor Belmondo meets Meyer, offering Meyer anything to let Clemont work with the group Professor Belmondo is representing.
  • Upon learning the group wants to develop anti-Ranger weapons, Meyer refuses to allow Clemont to build weapons of any kind, no matter how much he gets offered.
  • Professor Belmondo kidnaps Clemont.
  • Clemont and Sphinx defeat the security robot after they recover.
  • Donning his Blaziken Mask disguise, Meyer and Blaziken defeat the kidnappers.
  • Professor Belmondo escapes and leaves his accomplices behind. The fate of his accomplices wasn't specified.
  • Meyer resolves to be an even better superhero than before.
  • Clemont begins seriously considering obtaining the position of Lumiose Gym Leader upon turning fifteen.

Kangaskhan Kid Gaiden

  • Tommy Marshall is reading a book about Pokémon in his room, until his mother comes in, asking him why he isn't dressed for the dinner his father is hosting.
  • Ms. Marshall helps Tommy get dressed and fixes his hair to take him, while his father and the rest of the guests have already begun eating.
  • Mr. Marshall notices how his son seems sad during the party, and feels he needs to do something about it.
  • That night, Mr. Marshall discusses with his wife how Tommy seems to be sad lately, and wonder what they can do about it.
  • Mr. Marshall pulls a few strings, to arrange a trip by an A.I.-piloted helicopter to the Kanto Safari Zone with his son, so he can enjoy some freedom in the wilderness with Pokémon.
  • The trip goes well, and Tommy feels happy to be able to meet and play with many Pokémon, much to Mr. Marshall's joy.
  • As the sun begins to set, Mr. Marshall decides it's time to return home. Tommy feels reluctant, but his father promises they will return one day, and reminds him they can't stay too long because it might be dangerous. Tommy finally agrees.
  • Mr. Marshall accidentally kicks a baby Nidoran, who begins to cry. Trying to calm him down, the Nidoran cries louder and ends up alerting a giant Nidoking.
  • Mr. Marshall, assuming the Nidoking is the Nidoran's father, tries to give it back, but that doesn't calm him down. Tommy recalls that hurting a Nidoking's offspring will result in them getting really angry.
  • Mr. Marshall and Tommy begin running back to the helicopter, with the Nidoking chasing them. As he spots the helicopter, he commands the A.I. to "fly back home and don't stop".
  • Mr. Marshall trips with a rock and falls, and the Nidoking almost catches up to him.
  • Before the Nidoking can attack his father, Tommy throws a rock at him, hitting him on the eye and distracting him long enough for his father to get back up and run to the helicopter.
  • Mr. Marshall manages to get in, but Tommy doesn't make it, and the helicopter takes off without him.
  • Mr. Marshall tries to reach for Tommy, but he can't. He commands the A.I. to go back down for Tommy, but the A.I. refuses, on the previous order of "fly back home and don't stop". The helicopter leaves, and Mr. Marshall is unable to rescue his son.
  • Tommy escapes the Nidoking, managing to get just a brief moment to rest. He tries to find a way out, but ends up injuring his leg.
  • The Nidoking finds him again. When he's unable to run away anymore, he slips into unconsciousness. A Kangaskhan comes up and grabs him before the Nidoking can kill him.
  • The Kangaskhan takes Tommy to her cave. She returns just after he wakes up, bringing some berries for him.
  • After eating, Tommy tries to get back up and leave, but his injured leg, and Kangaskhan pointing to him that night is falling makes him reconsider it. He decides to stay there until he recovers, at least.
  • Kangaskhan sings a lullaby for him, causing him to recall his own mother.
  • The next morning, Tommy wakes up, expecting to be back in his home, but is still in the cave.
  • Still hurt, Tommy tries to get out of the cave, but another Kangaskhan, one with a baby in her pouch, blocks his path.
  • The new Kangaskhan tries to attack Tommy, but the Kangaskhan who saved him stops her.
  • After that, the Kangaskhan who saved Tommy beckons him to get into her pouch. Since he still has his leg hurt and can't walk on his own very well, and he needs to explore the zone, he agrees.
  • The two Kangaskhan leave the cave and begin to walk around the zone, meeting with many other of their kin feeding their young. Tommy takes the chance to see his surroundings, and his Kangaskhan begins to act very affectionately with him, helping him leave his worries aside.
  • The days pass, and Tommy gets to know more about the Kangaskhan and many other Pokémon residing in the zone.
  • The Kangaskhan mediate between an argument between the leader of a Tauros herd and a Farfetch'd wielding three leeks at once, who apparently beat up the whole herd.
  • Suddenly, a roar alerts everyone, and a Nidoking appears. Tommy recongizes him as the one who attacked him and his father a few days ago.
  • The Nidoking has everyone bow before him, except the Tauros leader, who tries to fight him. Unfortunately, the Nidoking is too strong and defeats Tauros with ease, crashing him into a tree.
  • The rest of the Pokémon begin handing to Nidoking the berries they've gathered. Nidoking takes them and leaves.
  • Tommy can't stand this, and once Nidoking leaves, he jumps out of Kangaskhan's pouch. Recalling his father's words about humans being weak by nature, but beings smart enough to come out on top, he offers to help the Pokémon, but needs to learn more.
  • Tommy's training begins.
  • As the days go by, Tommy trains with the local Pokémon, all the while watching how Nidoking continues to boss everyone around as he pleases. Even if they try to gang up on him, his offspring protect him.
  • Tommy assembles all of the Pokémon in the Safari Zone, offering to help them train to defeat Nidoking once and for all. Much to his surprise, everyone listens in.

Main Story

  • John Archer goes on his journey throughout Hoenn.
  • He encounters Zinnia who chases him off Draconid territory.
  • His Pokemon team by the time he reaches the Hoenn League is Gardevoir, Ninjask, Shedinja, Probopass, Altaria and Flygon.
  • John Archer reaches the Top 32 in the Ever Grande Conference, losing to Tyson.
  • Sometime after, John Archer was smothered in his sleep and his Pokemon was stolen.
  • The accomplice to John's murderer confessed he was told to do it by a man calling himself "Emissary".
  • John's Pokemon end up with Felgrand.

Kangaskhan Kid Gaiden

  • Months after training, Tommy understands what he can and cannot do. He helps each different Pokémon to play up on their stronger points to they can play their role more effectively, regardless of how strong Nidoking might be. Over this time, Tommy has trained how to climb and jump from one tree to another, and has fashioned himself a boomerang to fight from a safe distance. During this time, he also learns that the reason his Kangaskhan doesn't have a baby is because she lost it because of Nidoking. Tommy becomes more determined to take him down.
  • The day to finally end Nidoking's reign has arrived. Before they start, Tommy notices how Nidoking eats his tribute and refuses to share it with his offspring, who have to make do with the leftovers.
  • The group of monkey Pokémon begin the attack by pelting them with berries from the trees, and making gestures on Nidoking and his offspring to bring it.
  • Nidoking's offspring attempt Sludge Bomb attacks, only to end up trampled under the attacking Tauros.
  • Nidoking attempts to use Earthquake, but several Chansey use Protect to counter it, and begin throwing him a barrage of Egg Bombs.
  • As Nidoking tries to fend off his attackers, the other Pokémon begin attacking his children to prevent them from helping him. The Flying-types, led by the three-leeked Farfetch'd begin attacking him from above.
  • Tommy tosses his boomerang at Nidoking and jumps down to confront him.
  • As Tommy is about to finish Nidoking off, one of his Nidoran cries out, causing him to hesitate as he recalls what happened to him and his father. Nidoking takes the chance to attack Tommy by surprise, and demands that everyone surrenders or he'll kill Tommy.
  • A Sucker Punch takes Nidoking down, and after Tommy is safe, all of the Pokémon jump on him to continue attacking.
  • After he's finally down, Tommy realizes that he was about to become a monster just like Nidoking. He finally decides to let his Kangaskhan decide what to do with him.
  • Kangaskhan readies a Mega Punch, but instead of finishing Nidoking off, she tells him to just go away and never return. Nidoking flees.
  • The Safari Zone Pokémon celebrate their victory. Tommy offers to let Nidoking's offspring to stay with them, on the condition that they help everyone and don't cause any more trouble.
  • The weeks pass, and peace returns to the Safari Zone. Tommy realizes that his thoughts about returning home have been left in the back of his mind and he hadn't thought what he would do after defeating Nidoking.
  • Realizing that he and his Kangaskhan have both a void to fill, they decide to fill it together, and Tommy offers to be her Kangaskhan kid for the time being. The two leave for home.

Holiday Special 2016

  • Belladonna, Aurora, Vedia and Evanna rob a department store, but not without having an impromptu fashion show in the middle of the robbery.

Holiday Special 2017

  • In Vaniville Town, Serena bakes cookies and prepares Christmas cards at home, including one for Ash. Grace arrives along with her niece, Yvonne or "Y" as she likes to be called. Grace and Y tease Serena about Ash.
  • In Lumiose City, Clemont and his Luxio rest after some work on their latest project. Meyer brings them some chocolate and Pokémon food, and tells him that Bonnie has a surprise for him, much to Clemont's shock. Going out of the house, Clemont finds Bonnie brough him a long line of attractive women for him to choose one to marry, and he faints.
  • In Pallet Town, Ash and Delia prepare for the party at Pallet House. Ash receives Serena's postcard, and Daisy Oak comes to visit and bring a Christmas cake for the party.
  • Georgia visits Marion and her fellow orphans at the Orphanage of Love.
  • The Safari Zone hold a Christmas celebration after Tommy explained the whole thing to them.

Misty Gaiden

  • Misty reflects on the months she's been traveling on her own, how she's been training to understand and master her bloodliner powers. While she's been doing mostly fine, sometimes she feels lonely.
  • She hears some sniffing, and finds a Horsea in a small creek, beaten up and with a black eye.
  • She learns that his trainer abandoned him for losing a battle, calling him useless. Misty decides to take him in, and he happily accepts.
  • Two weeks later, she has an encounter with a Farfetch'd trainer who manages to make off with some of her supplies, including her fishing bait.
  • She decides to use a box of doughnuts the thief dropped in his escape as substitute for bait for the time being.
  • As she prepares to cast, her lure gets snagged into something, and a Psyduck flies off into the water along with it.
  • The Psyduck is unable to swim for some reason, so Misty has to dive in and save him. He quickly asks if she has more food for him.

Kiawe Interlude

  • Kiawe confronts a group of bikers dubbing themselves Team Catastrophe in front of the Pokemon School.
  • He fights the Kanto originating biker gang, and when he is on the ropes he is given a hand by a pair of new students named Frax and Velvet Lono.

Skyla Gaiden

  • Skyla grows frustrated with her grandfather still being unwilling to hand the gym over to her, despite her taking on most of the work.
  • She encounters Betty and Jamie. Betty is Electric-type specialist and challenges Skyla for the badge.
  • Before the gym battle, Miles asks Betty why she chose to specialise in Electric-types. Her answer leads Skyla to realize she needed to be herself instead of trying to be too much like her grandfather.
  • The battle begins, and ends in a Double Knockout.
  • Skyla explains that in the event of a draw, the gym leader gets to decide whether or not the challenger gets the badge. She decides Betty gets the badge, and also gives her the instructions to teach her Emolga Wind Works.
  • After Betty and Jamie leave, Miles asks Skyla "Why do you want to be a gym leader?" for the last time. Skyla answers that it's to pursue her own dream, rather than her grandfather's.
  • Happy with that answer, Miles officially hands the Mistralton Gym over to Skyla.

Elite Four Drake Interlude

  • Neesha makes it to the semifinals of the Indigo League, but loses to Corey.

A.J Interlude

  • A.J and his father Jin go for a camping trip near Mt. Moon so A.J can catch a Pokémon for himself.
  • Jin lends A.J his Machop, and they approach Mt. Moon's entrance cave.
  • Suddenly, a few rocks begin falling. A.J jumps out of the way, while Machop punches them out. However, one of them turns out to be a Sandshrew, who is not happy for being punched out like that.
  • A.J battles and catches Sandshrew.

Ritchie Gaiden

  • Ritchie wakes up and prepares to go to the Pokémon Center for his final test to get his Pokémon trainer license.
  • The final test is choosing a starter Pokémon and taking care of it for a week. If they do a good job, they'd be allowed to keep it and their license will be approved.
  • Ritchie picks Charmander, while the other two trainers are busy bickering with each other over who gets to choose first.
  • Back home, Ritchie shows his starter to Silver. Silver offers to train Charmander to learn a Dragon-type move.
  • With the help of Silver's Salamence, Ritchie's Charmander begins to learn Dragon Rage.
  • Six days after, Ritchie continues the training on his own, with the help of Silver's Chikorita.
  • While they're resting, a Pikachu comes up running away from a trainer whom Ritchie recognizes as Joshua. The Pikachu runs towards Ritchie and hides behind him for protection.
  • Ritchie notices Joshua has a Thunderstone, and quickly deduces he was trying to force the Pikachu to evolve.
  • Ritchie refuses to step aside and challenges Joshua to a Pokémon battle. The winner decides what to do with the Pikachu.
  • The battle starts, Ritchie's Charmander vs Joshua's Spearow.
  • Joshua attempts to attack Pikachu using Pursuit. Ritchie then has Charmander use Dragon Rage to stop it.
  • Joshua becomes enraged at losing and accuses Ritchie of cheating, and makes some comments about him and Silver. Before Ritchie can say anything else, he tosses Pikachu's Poké Ball and leaves in a huff.
  • Ritchie asks Pikachu if he wants to come along with them, and he accepts.
  • Days later, he talks with Silver about what happened, but Silver just shrugs it off, telling Ritchie that he shouldn't care about what others say.
  • The two reminisce about the time they met, and Silver comments about his choices in names for his Pokémon, Sparky for his Pikachu, and Zippo for his Charmander.
  • Regina comes and calls them to come down for dinner.

A.J Interlude

  • A.J is allowed to keep Sandshrew on the condition of caring for him. However, Sandshrew plays it hard by refusing to eat his food.
  • A.J attempts to feed Sandshrew with many things, but he refuses everything.
  • One day, A.J accidentally spills a failed recipe his mother made on a bowl of Pokémon food. He's about to trash it, but it piques Sandshrew's interest.
  • Much to A.J's surprise, Sandshrew eats all the food.

Happy Birthday, Ash!

  • Mid-to-late March: Daisy Oak wins the Kanto Grand Festival, and takes Gary for a small vacation to celebrate.
  • May 21:
    • Ash and Delia close the Pallet House restaurant early to start decorating for Ash's 15th Birthday party.
    • When Ash goes to cancel the fee for the catering service they ordered, Delia ponders on how much Ash has grown over the past one and a half decade.
  • May 22:
    • Ash goes in the morning to kill time at a fishing spot, but the only thing he fishes is an old rusted Pokéball. He decides to keep it to himself anyway.
    • While on his way to the restaurant, Ash runs into Professor Oak at the entrance of his lab. Oak wishes him a happy birthday, and Ash asks about the results of the Summer Camp exam. Oak simply says that he'll find out soon enough, and promises to go to his party later, after he's done with some paperwork.
    • Ash returns to the restaurant, and finds out his mother decided to start the party early to surprise him. The celebration begins.
    • During the party, Ash receives many gifts, including his Pokémon League Expo hat, and a muffler from Serena.
    • The birthday cake is served, baked by Delia herself.
    • At night, after the party, Ash goes out for a walk before going to sleep.
    • At the river bank, he finds that Gary has returned. He approaches to talk to him for a bit.
    • Gary explains that Daisy just came to drop him off and left, though not without asking him to wish Ash a happy birthday.
    • Gary tells Ash that he took a peek to his grandfather's files while he was out, and found out that they were the only ones to score above 90% in the exam, although there was an average of 80%.
    • Ash pulls out the Pokéball he fished that morning, and breaks it to give the red half to Gary. He explains he wants him to keep it as a reminder of a promise, to eventually face each other as equals and see who's the strongest of the two.
    • Gary accepts it, and the two exchange a fist-bump before leaving for their homes.

Giselle Interlude

  • Noland is teaching Giselle's class about how sunlight, rain, hail and sandstorm are used in battle.
  • Joe asks about other types of weather, citing how Skyla developed a move to create windy weather in battle from a magazine article, though also noting it is not yet an officially recognized move.
  • His classmates stare at him as if he was crazy.
  • After class, Giselle talks to him, saying he can't use a move just because he read about it in a magazine, especially if it's not officially recognized.
  • Joe asks about going beyond what they're taught in class.
  • Giselle disapproves, saying he can't even master the traditional tactics.
  • She offers to help Joe. He accepts.

Main Story

  • Betty Snyder takes the Top 4 of the Unova League, defeated by Black Gaiman the eventual Unova Champion of the year.

Charmander Gaiden

  • Damian releases Charmander so his Geodude could get some training.
  • During the training Charmander collapses.
  • At the Pokemon Centre, the Nurse Joy is shocked to learn that the last time Charmander was out of his Pokeball was six months ago, and scolds Damian for it, telling him that's why Charmander was weak and kept losing battles.
  • Damian scolds Charmander for not letting him know the reason why he was weak.

Misty Gaiden

  • Misty encounters Damian, whom her Horsea recognizes as his former trainer. She decides to challenge him to a battle to give him a lesson.

Charmander Gaiden

  • Damian uses Charmander against Misty.

Misty Gaiden

  • Misty's Wingull quickly makes short work of Damian's Charmander, and is about to beat his Weepinbell.
  • Damian gets angry and calls his Tentacruel to restrict Misty's Wingull.
  • Misty yells at Tentacruel to let go of her Wingull. Surprisingly, it complies.
  • Misty continues to give orders to Damian's Tentacruel, and it obeys them, smashing Weepinbell around and then smacking it into Damian's face.
  • Angered, Damian returns both his Pokémon and promptly flees.

Charmander Gaiden

  • Damian uses Charmander against Cross, and Charmander loses once more, making Charmander more worried about Damian's continued disappointment in him.

Pokemon G-Men Interlude

  • Team Rocket's Johto branch attempts to derail Goldenrod City's Magnet Train. Their plain is foiled by a trio of bloodliner vigilantes known as Flamestorm, Flashstrika and Decid-Arrow.

Ritchie Gaiden

  • Ritchie begins his Pokémon journey with Sparky and Zippo, bidding farewell to his parents.

Squirtle Squad Gaiden

  • The Squirtle Squad Boss is trying some weighlifting with Heavy, while Joker takes a nap. Scout and Thinker are out to plan their next raid.
  • The aforementioned members return to tell them of a new restaurant that opened up recently. However, they also tell him that they ran into Officer Jenny before, but she seemed to pretend not to see them. The Boss finds that weird, but he ultimately lets it by
  • The Squirtle Squad successfully raids the restaurant, but after getting out, they run into Officer Jenny. Much to their surprise, she has a different Growlithe this time around.
  • The new Growlithe is the older brother of her previous one, who's taking a recovery leave of absence. The dog begins to taunt the Squirtle Squad leader to goad him into a fight. Thinker tries to stop him, but the Boss still agrees to it.
  • The Growlithe quickly takes control of the fight, and uses a Wild Charge to catch him off guard. He then uses the electric energy to boost a Bite attack, but Thinker jumps in to take it instead.
  • With Thinker injured and paralyzed, the Squirtle Squad decides to retreat and escape. However, during their escape, most of their paths are blocked by Electric-types, and they're forced to take a stairway to an undeground tunnel.
  • It seems they've lost their pursuers, but then Officer Jenny shows up with many trainers and Electric-types, and demands that they surrender or else they'll be captured by force.
  • The Boss and the others decide to keep fighting, but the brawl escalates and a cave in happens.
  • Conflicted between saving themselves and helping the humans, the Squirtle Squad try to clear off the falling debris to help the humans escape. However, a rock falls on Scout's leg, trapping him.
  • Shocked by what happened, the Boss asks Thinker what to do. Together, the remaining members use their Water Guns to clear a path to the other side of the tunnel.
  • Much to his shock, the rest of the Squirtle Squad blast the Boss through the hole with their Water Guns, knowing they won't have time to make it bigger for everyone, and choose to save him instead of themselves.
  • The falling debris finally block his path and the noise stops. The Boss realizes he's the Sole Survivor of his gang, and realizes that it was his fault they got into that mess, but then, he shifts the blame on the humans who ambushed them, and vows to make them pay for the loss of his friends.
  • The Squirtle Squad Boss makes it to the other side of the tunnel, and heads for Cerulean City.


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