Que Lapras getting a pre-evolution for Generation Six and Iris catching one right at the end...
As long as they are in the games I'll be happy. Even if they are the Shadow Triad at this point. XD But heck, I wouldn't mind if they were de-promoted and decided to make a living by selling their tea. Perhaps they are battle-able and afterwards they can teach your starter the ultimate move (Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn and Hydro Cannon?) If Gold could, THEY could. A new look would also be nice. XD I'm interested to see how much they've grown. :3
Just realize that Iris is now the youngest Champion in the entire Pokemon games. She looked like 10 in BW So in BW2 she would be Champion at 12? That girl is more badass than Cynthia. She's younger and is the champion.
Secondly, I can see her as a champion when she makes a cameo next gen. And if she does, then it would be obvious she has achieved most out of all Ash's friends. I am sure some other character fans are totally pissed off on this.
Its a good thing anime!Iris isn't that strong, she's pretty much an average trainer in the anime. Not great but not bad.