I can't say I completely know what you're talking about. I kinda am not following Pokemon right now. Youtube's currently owned by Google, and I gave up on them a while back because of several things they're doing, so I can't use Youtube anymore, and thus can't watch pokemon online. Besides which, seeing how we gave up our cable provider due to some false promises the provider made, and I'm pretty much still on boycott from Pokemon, and I can't be bothered to check bulbapedia right now thanks to being thrown off a routine due to College as well as having my computer fixed earlier in the year... long story short, I haven't been following much outside what's currently on the forums. Then again, Bulbapedia probably wouldn't have covered it anyways. They certainly didn't mention Dawn returning on the article at all, not even as a banner, which caught me off guard when someone revealed that Dawn was returning.
Well, a Dragonite is technically of her element, since she's a Dragon-type trainer, and I'd be impressed that she'd capture one as early in her career as she did, but I'm still not certain if it's a good idea to give it to her right now.
Stuff that's not really canon but is in my mind? You mean something like Fanfiction? Well, I did have in mind something along the lines of a Pokemon/Star Fox/Beast Wars combination known as Pokemon Crew. In fact, that's where my username came from.
I only said that I don't know how Bianca behaves, I never said I didn't ever hear of her, in case we misunderstood each other. Anyways, Battle Vixens is about these girls who go to separate universities that each have rivalries. I heard that it was based on some Chinese myth about dragon emperors or something. The main character (or at least the closest thing to one) is a redhead/blonde girl (depending on whether its the anime or the manga, respectively) named Sonsaku Hakufu, and she's incredibly stupid (even moreso in the Anime). Also, that anime/manga shows the girls completely nude on several occasions and overall has certain inappropriate implications. Here's a wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Vixens
Actually, when I said "FAS", I wasn't even thinking of Bianca (to be honest, I don't even know how her character behaves). I was thinking more characters who fit that stereotype in general. Have you seen Princess vs Princess? Well, those girls who squealed like animals in regards to Fiorello Cappucino twice (not to mention trampling over Ash and co the first time). The Love Hina characters and the Battle Vixen characters are also examples of the Female Anime Stereotype.
I think it comes from the whole Water/Dragon Pokemon master thing. I like Iris, well I like her design, I don't actually watch the episodes, no time. By FAS are you talking about Bianca? I think she's nice.
I have heard of similarities between the two. However, whether there are similarities between the two or not, I am still reluctant to accept Iris as a replacement until, like Misty before her, she proved herself by behaving differently when there were multiple girls acting like the Female Anime Stereotype.