- Dec 14, 2008
- Reaction score
Just checked it, he still announces his intention to be a Pokémon Master right before Spearow's attack. So, no, it still had nothing to do with Ho-Oh.
- The movie specifically retcons out the line where Ash declared that he'd become a Pokemon Master (right after watching TV).
- AU Ash first brings up his goal in the conversation where the group discuss Ho-Oh and Ash's encounter with it.
- When he loses to Cross, his main concern is Ho-Oh.
This seems the most likely explanation. They always retcon his past to add new info, like his friendship with Gary and his encounter with Serena.What's the alternative, anyway? That the original Ash had a secret encounter before the show even started?