The three starters could be on there just to pormote themselfs. if Brock's really in they main group (like i know he is) he's getting the fire monkey. He got Mudkip before, when May got Torchic and Ash got Treecko, i may be no different.
Cue my Evangelion fanboyness kicking in. :/ I'm liking him just on the basis of that. Plus, he looks like a punk. I'm getting sick of 'nice' characters and 'nice' rivals. Let's have this guy be a c*ck, and remain one.
Should make up for the fact we never really got Silver. :/
I've only looked at around 5 of the 3294943240 existing threads dedicated to D/P so I don't know if they've been posted already or not, but here are some other tidbits of the summaries on the scan:
Rival Battle: Pikachu seems to be gone for an entire episode, because at the beginning of this ep, Ash is still looking for it. And while searching, he meets Shinji who challenges him to a battle, but that's been said already.
Pocchama VS Subomii: Ash and Hikari don't seem to get along at first. That's why she challenges a minstrel called Naoshi to prove her strength.
Ash definitely gets Mukkuru, as the first sentence of the summary for "Get Naetoru!" states that he pops TR's balloon with it.
EDIT: ...when was the last time we saw a minstrel on this show?
Since Bippa is #013 and Mukkuru is #010 then that means that Mukkuru most likely has 2 evolutions... so that automatically makes it a bit more interesting... let's just hope it's final evolution is cool.
As for Shinji, he's got one creepy mug on him haha. I wonder if he's a jerk.
Hmm... he still is handsome =) I like his face, maybe he looks little old but
nice. Probably he is Ash's rival. I'm glad, he isn't Hikari's rival or something
because if he was we would have next May/Drew thing. Probably he is in
Ash's age because they have this same size. I would like to hear his voice,
probably will be deep and mysterious....ahhhh.....