I think it will be Misty, Cilan and some Gym Leaders from Galar (the ones we haven't seen).
Arceus has to be in the audience too eating poke cornPeople in close proximity towards the main characters.
So while they might not be directly in the stadium… likely some are streaming it like Lillie?
Anyway basically people in close proximity with the competitors characters so ideally
All of the companions especially Dawn because she knows Cynthia, Ash and Iris personally, May (she needs it), Serena since she said she’d be cheering Ash on, Alola gang confirmed they watch his matches, Cilan and Misty are a must.
Other essentials: Tracey Drayden, Delia, Paul, Gary, Mairin etc
No, because it doesn't make sense if characters are in the stands but don't interact with Ash.But isn't some return, even a silent cameo of her watching/streaming the match, better than nothing if her VA can't return?
Ok. That's fair. What about having her silent cameo not be in the stands or at the stadium, but a cut to her watching the match from home?No, because it doesn't make sense if characters are in the stands but don't interact with Ash.
This isn't like Hau and Guzma being in the Alola battle Royale audience, this would be former companions who haven't seen Ash in a long time. Doesn't make sense for them to watch from afar
If they could afford Mewtwo, why not Cilan?I think besides May/Max everyone should definitely return.
I want May/Max too but I could see it being unlikely, as I'm not too sure right now whether they'll want to give them silent cameos
As for Cilan, I'm iffy. Apparently his VA is too expensive now or something? But i still think he should be there
Every other past companion that's already returned in this series and Misty should definitely be watching even if they aren't in the stands, heck we have Tracey watching as per the preview