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Paul Ketchum
September 22nd, 2010, 08:45 AM
Since they've booted Brock from the show and Ash is now traveling with two totally new characters, will the writers continue replacing Ash's traveling companions with new ones from now on, or will Iris and Dento travel to future regions with Ash like Misty and Brock did?

shot571
September 22nd, 2010, 08:50 AM
hmm thats a pretty good question. I think they might keep the brock replacement and keep replacing the girls and rivals like usual. Would be good if they brough back gary though

Guy
September 22nd, 2010, 08:53 AM
To be honest, after the move they pulled in choosing Iris over the new female protagonist, I have a feeling Dento and Iris will stick around just as long or even longer than Brock and Misty did in the originals. If it's true that Ash has indeed moved to Isshu with his mom, then if he ever has to return home, it's within the same region as Iris and Dento now; like it was with Brock and Misty.

Maybe Iris might stick around like Misty did, and eventually return home to take her place as the 8th Gym Leader in Isshu. However, I believe Dento will be around just as long as Brock. I mean, what's the point of finding a new replacement to Brock's role every new generation?

Vernikova
September 22nd, 2010, 12:27 PM
It would be better if they replaced all of his traveling companions at the end of every series if not everyone at once. No point in keeping Witch at the end since she's supposed connected to Gen V so she should be dumped forever. The green haired guy probably will stay like Brock did and become a stale figure of nothingness while Ash follows suit and the new girl stays just a little bit more fresh.

So yeah he'll probably get at least one new traveling companion since the writers shouldn't be stupid enough to create a copy of Johto.

Venusaur♣
September 22nd, 2010, 03:14 PM
I'm pretty sure he'll get some. I'm positive he'll get 1 or maybe 2 more companions.

joacen
September 22nd, 2010, 03:19 PM
To be honest, after the move they pulled in choosing Iris over the new female protagonist, I have a feeling Dento and Iris will stick around just as long or even longer than Brock and Misty did in the originals. If it's true that Ash has indeed moved to Isshu with his mom, then if he ever has to return home, it's within the same region as Iris and Dento now; like it was with Brock and Misty.

Maybe Iris might stick around like Misty did, and eventually return home to take her place as the 8th Gym Leader in Isshu. However, I believe Dento will be around just as long as Brock. I mean, what's the point of finding a new replacement to Brock's role every new generation?

I never heard of Ash possibly moving to the Isshu Region. Is there any more information on that?

Gumball Watterson
September 22nd, 2010, 04:08 PM
I never heard of Ash possibly moving to the Isshu Region. Is there any more information on that?

A preview showed Ash, Delia, and Professor Oak coming out from a boat, which implied either moving or a vacation. It is not known which one.

As for the most probable thing in this situation, it'd have to be that they're going to switch out both traveling companions from now on. The algorithm had a bumpy start but now it's very apparent that the Pokemon series takes on a Cosine function with a period of 4-5 years.

But hey, a better situation would be a mid-Isshu surprise or actually having Iris stay, therefore cementing Pokemon's capability of unpredictability, which is what I honestly hope for.

Vernikova
September 22nd, 2010, 04:34 PM
Keeping a character for two series isn't a "better situation" since the writers aren't good at keeping characters fresh.

GlalieX
September 22nd, 2010, 05:39 PM
From what I can tell about Best Wishes and Black and White, they are trying to go back to the original routes of the series, meaning that Dento and Iris will probably hang around for Isshu and an additional region if that additional region actually happens.

tweer
September 22nd, 2010, 06:39 PM
I think Ash will get replaced next season...

RUBY8
September 22nd, 2010, 06:47 PM
Yeah i beleive so they wanted a fresh new start with the series...I mean just look at his eyes now wierd.....

PlatinumDude
September 22nd, 2010, 10:16 PM
Since the writers wanted to give Ash a fresh start in the anime, I'm assuming that Dento stays for the next few seasons, and the traveling girl keeps getting replaced every saga.

mervyn797
September 23rd, 2010, 02:32 AM
I don't think Dento would have to leave soon enough, but definitely I'm guessing that Iris would have to leave. That's how the trends continues.
But we still have to see how interesting Dento, as Ash's companion can be. He might just be better than Brock. Who knows.. the writers sure know hoe to mess up characters in the Anime though...

XFakerX
September 23rd, 2010, 02:57 AM
No more Brock's awesome cooking for ash!

Mew~
October 12th, 2010, 07:34 AM
I have a really big feeling Iris will stay for quite a long time but I just don't think Dento will, he just doesn't appeal to alot of people (his eyes are weird) so I have a feeling they will cancel him out after Isshu! xD

Vernikova
October 13th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Witch probably won't stay because of the need for more eye candy characters. She'll be old news by the time this Gen. VI comes out anyway so she won't be useful at all.

e: Speaking of eye candy, Witch isn't nice to look at. Poor choice sadly.

Guy
October 13th, 2010, 07:55 AM
I have a really big feeling Iris will stay for quite a long time but I just don't think Dento will, he just doesn't appeal to alot of people (his eyes are weird) so I have a feeling they will cancel him out after Isshu! xD
If Iris remains, she'll at least remain for one more region like Misty did and that's if the writers are really trying to go back to basics with how the anime was before. Otherwise, I can see her being replaced by a new female by the time of the sixth generation.

There's really no clue-in on what Dento will be traveling with Ash for. So, with that I couldn't say if he'll actually stay as long as Brock or not. Although, I do foresee him staying more than one generation considering it doesn't make sense to replace a Brock figure every new region. :\

Allied05
October 14th, 2010, 01:52 AM
Ash would definitely need Dento to travel with him. Cuz someone has to fill in as the team chef like Brock.

PearlShipper4Life
October 14th, 2010, 09:00 AM
I'd love it if Dento stayed with Ash next series, so I do hope that's true. I don't want his entire group replaced again.

zlip
November 7th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Brock was with Ash for a whopping 13 seasons (according to pokemon.com) but how long will Dento stay with ash? will he switch every new region like the female protaginists or will he stay for a long time.

Personally i hope he leaves and brock comes back :P

Perrie ✿
November 7th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Another Brock lover.. We don't actually know how long, but Best wishes will have more than one season so Dento will stick around.

Jorah
November 7th, 2010, 06:54 AM
I don't think that Dento or Iris will stay through to a new game-region. If there's another filler series after BW, then yeah, I'd say they'll stick around for that. But it doesn't really make any sense for 5th gen characters to hang around in 6th gen advertising. Ash, at least, now changes his clothes to the new male protagonist's outfit to make him seem relevant.

It never really made any sense why they would want to keep random 1st gen gym leaders with him, other than they were his first travelling companions, so doesn't seem as awkward as keeping Dento and Iris through different generations would seem, I think.

Gumball Watterson
November 7th, 2010, 09:26 AM
Brock was with Ash for a whopping 13 seasons (according to pokemon.com) but how long will Dento stay with ash? will he switch every new region like the female protaginists or will he stay for a long time.

Personally i hope he leaves and brock comes back :P

Well, Brock was probably the holy exception until now. I think that until the anime ends, which means when I start college, or when I end college, or when I'm a manager for Microsoft, or when I retire, or when I die, or over 9,000 days after I die, they'll just switch out both characters >__> I know it doesn't sound pretty, but that's the linear regression, as my Calc/Stats teacher would say.

Soo... Right, Dento is most likely going to be switched after Best Wishes. What you shouldn't count on is Brock coming back, really.

Bluerang1
November 7th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Iris has more of a chance staying longer than Dent. She has a fresher personality that the writers can't afford to lose. If she is replaced, it'll be a clone of her or May/Dawn, and who would want that? Not that May/Dawn were bad, I liked them, but having that personality type after Iris' is never good. So I think Iris will stick around for a while, Dent, not so much. He'll probably get bored.

Vernikova
November 7th, 2010, 12:54 PM
If Witch has a higher chance of staying than Dent then they both have minuscule chance of staying because Witch's chances of staying are 0.1%.

mervyn797
November 8th, 2010, 02:12 AM
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You are wrong, the exact figure is 0.001%

Iris has more of a chance staying longer than Dent. She has a fresher personality that the writers can't afford to lose. If she is replaced, it'll be a clone of her or May/Dawn, and who would want that? Not that May/Dawn were bad, I liked them, but having that personality type after Iris' is never good. So I think Iris will stick around for a while, Dent, not so much. He'll probably get bored.
I think that when May or Dawn came out, they too had their individual personalities, so did they stay for more than one region? No.
And I don't think that the writers can run out of ~~personalities~~... xD