Goh's goal is LITERALLY just catching pokemon. His goal is literally to catch all pokemon and catch Mew lol.
Those aren't the Project Mew eps. I'm not talking about the random fillers he captures a pokemon in.
What you're saying makes no sense, since Gary and Ash battled Moltres together (and double teamed it with Pikachu/Electrivire), Articuno together, and Gary is also showing off all his classic Pokemon like Blastoise, Umbreon, Arcanine, etc. Gary would be doing the same thing whether he was part of Go's goal or not.I've literally explained like twice now why I'm mad that Gary is Goh's rival. I don't want Goh to be involved with Gary at all. If they had established Gary as Goh's rival from the beginning of the series maybe it would be better but they just tacked him on 70 episodes into the series out of literally nowhere.
I wanted Gary to be apart of Ash's journey, not Goh's, I've been very clear on this from the jump.
Gary's role with Ash was done, that's why he also barely did anything in DP. He appeared briefly to give Gligar a Razor Fang to evolve, had a small cameo in the Galactic finale, but otherwise Gary's role in DP was so small (he only appeared in 3 episodes), he might as well have not have been in it at all. Seeing Gary involved in the plot and battling legendaries alongside Ash and his companion is something I never thought we'd see. The fact that Gary is also getting development as a researcher and isn't just stagnant or depowered is also great.