Wasn't there an episode that dealt with Ho-oh after the GS ball had been given to... whoever it was supposed to be given to? "For Ho-oh the Bell Tolls". It was the story about how Ho-oh came to nest in the tower and was like a phoenix... I'm unsure as to if they actually showed the bird in the episode, though.Nomekop Oen said:2.Ho-oh
The last time we saw the G/S Ball was in Johto.So for the time being,it's something that's connected to the Johto region.Ho-oh is also connected to the Johto region and was one of the new legendaries from the Gold and Silver series.Both are closely tied to Johto,but the difference is that we suspect Ho-oh's official appearance is being purposely put off since we believe it might have an important role in the future.So instead of being forgotten,it's possible that they're holding back on the G/S Ball too.Sort of a stretch,but meh.
Hear-Hear! If Mr. Ketchum had been mentioned throughout the series, I would expect a late-entrance from him. However, he has only ever been mentioned im passim.Jo-Jo said:Actually, Delia said in Pokemon Live that she had dated Gio for a while before meeting Ash's father.
And I maintain that a single, solitary mention right back at the beginning of the series does not equate to a dangling plot thread. They can pull a Star Wars revelation on us if they want to, but currently there is no set up for any such thing in the anime. It's unfair to criticise the writers for not tackling something that they never gave us any reason to believe they would tackle in the first place.
Umm, battle frontier is in Hoenn, not Johto.MistyIRC said:The only thing that will bring the GS Ball back is a return to Johto a la the Battle Frontier.
Um, the battle frontier is in Kanto, not Hoenn.raekuul said:Umm, battle frontier is in Hoenn, not Johto.