Honestly, even if the only continuity element we get is the reserves being used like the Battle Frontier I'd still consider that a win at this point.Hmm this thread might have a lot more use once again now that we are apparently reliving the Battle Frontier saga again, but with all 7 previous regions this time
"Why didn't they reference Ash's Bulbasaur in Episode 3..."
.etc .etc ad infinitum
At least the whole thing with Tapu-Koko in Sun & Moon went somewhere. Poor Zekrom could only cough up one episode (the first one) before being kicked into the clouds of obscurity.Remember when Zekrom was relevant to BW after the first couple eps?
Yeah, me neither...
Technically, it was touched in a Pokémon Chronicles episode. But it was still pretty minor.Speaking of, I wonder why they didn't have it take place in the Sevii Islands. It was a new feature in FRLG yet never touched in the main Anime.
Battle Frontier got Misty, Phanpy, and the Kanto starters despite skimping on Kanto references. I'm not ready to say the past is dead based on skipping possible references.Honestly, even if the only continuity element we get is the reserves being used like the Battle Frontier I'd still consider that a win at this point.