What i mean is, how would the anime be if none of the previous main characters had been ditched (such as Misty, Brock, May, Max, Dawn and Tracey) but started to join, and join the new members season after season?
If now, our little darling group of young trainers (and breeders, and contestants) that travelled togheter consisted in 9 people (including Cilan and Iris of course)?
Would the Team Rocket have decided to match their number and requested for more units? Interactions? Would the seasons be longer?