Rewriting the Pokémon Anime (OS-DP)
First, let’s address Ash’s age, in which he does age in this timeline:
- Ash Ketchum was born on May 22nd, 1986.
- Ash starts his journey as a Pokémon trainer in April 1997, so he is only ten for a month.
- Ash is 12 by the Indigo League, which takes place in the fall of 98.
- The Orange Islands takes place during the summer 99.
- Johto during the fall of 2000, Ash is 14.
- 15 during Hoenn (2001) and Battle Frontier
- 16 during Sinnoh (2002)
- 17 during Unova (2003)
- 18 during Kalos (2004)
Some movies, such as Mewtwo Strikes Back and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, will be incorporated into the timeline.
The OS-DP arcs have minimal changes.
Ash’s Kanto and Orange Islands Teams are the same except he doesn’t catch 30 Tauros. Pidgeot is not released. Ash gets the Haunter instead of Tauros. Ash keeps Primeape. Ash does not catch Krabby. Brock joins Ash, Misty, and Tracey in the Orange Islands.
In Johto, Ash catches Espeon and Larvitar.
The TRio will leave Team Rocket and thus stop following Ash after the Lugia arc. I do planning on them making an appearance later.
In Hoenn, Ash catches Lairon and Absol. May catches a Swampert instead of Squirtle and her Skitty evolves into a Delcatty.
DP is the same except Ash gets a Riolu and brings it with him to Unova. This is when the changes really begin. (Dawn also doesn't release Ambipom so she doesn't have Cyndaquil)
Ash's teams: (Not finalized)
Kanto: Pikachu, Butterfree, Pidgeotto, Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Primeape, Gengar, Muk
Orange Islands: Snorlax, Lapras
Johto: Pidgeot, Heracross, Bayleef, Typhlosion, Totodile, Noctowl, Espeon, Larvitar, Phanpy
Hoenn: Swellow, Sceptile, Corphish, Torkoal, Glalie, Absol, Lairon, Pupitar, Donphan
Battle Frontier: Tyranitar, Aipom
Sinnoh: Staraptor, Torterra, Buizel, Infernape, Gliscor, Riolu, Gible
Unova: Pikachu, Riolu