Giovanni would have bee defeated in the Previous Season, Paul finding out Giovanni's his father, with the final season about Giovanni's 5 Admins trying to revive Team Rocket, and Ash focusing on beating The Kanto Elite Four; Caitlin, at her Johto Castle; Tower Tycoon Anabel; Reconnecting with his friends, Brock, Tracey, Gary, Oak, Ritchie, and Misty, Ha! ...Best for last!
Ash meets Loreli on Flo Island,
Agatha in Lavender Town,
Bruno on Victory Road, but first...
...meets Bruno in Saffron City Dojo, Foiling Team Rocket's Plan to obtain & duplicate Master Balls.
Lance in Ice Path, battling his Legendary Dragon Pokemon, Red Gyarados
, & Dragonite
Battles Janine in Kanto, and Koga in Mahogany Town,