You actually caught me off guard with some of your arguments, too, and I thought you were really trying to hold back from decking me, haha. I'm more used to seeing the usual 'bulbapedia says so' or 'they are in same gen' and didn't fully expect someone to continue on like you did.
You brought some interesting points on top of that, like the Mr Pokemon receiving the orbs, which was tricky to counter because Gamefreak sometimes makes you wonder what's possibly canon and what is something they only brought to make certain Pokemon, etc. available in another region's games. Points like that above can make sense either way if you think about it.
I'll admit though, I thought Kanto and Hoenn's storylines had a connection way back before they really starting making time changes apparent. Once they started making more drastic differences like Emerald/Platinum and Steven's bizarre appearances and sayings in later games, that only furthered the chaos that is RSE's placement. If there really is a true timeline to come out, we may very well get some branches like the Zelda one with splits.
This brings me back to seeing how some people cleverly were able to include various spin offs, one example being how if N had defeated you and Pokemon were separated from people(one branch) then that could lead to the Mystery Dungeon games(Pokemon only world, although somewhere else). It's interesting because although they take place in a Pokemon only world they do acknowledge the existence of humans.
I'm thankful you're not enraged with me, lol. Glad to debate with someone who's rational.
I admit you made me work hard to counter your arguments. I sided with the establishment in this one but sometimes the world advances because of people who think differently, like you.
I think they threw away the canon of Pokémon in 5th gen, because there are two timelines and much differences between both versions of the games, despite the basic plot being the same. Therefore, I believe 6th gen will take place in a completely different universe only marginally related to what we know now. However, up to 5th gen I always took the 3rd versions as canon, and in fact Platinum is proven to be the true canon in BW. I think Emerald could be considered the true canon for 3rd gen because it doesn't make sense that either Aqua or Magma are the good guys.
Looks like neither of us is going to let this go, haha. XD
One thing we can agree on though is that Pokemon logic brought up in Gen III(and IV for that matter with both sets having much bigger differences in the original and third versions) has screwed things up to all hell.