You know, I've compiled a list.
Ok, out of the 14 Legendary Pokemon that will be gathered, five have been taken total. (Well, four because Palmer didn't bring out Cresselia in this volume). 3 are in the Distortion World, three haven't been seen since volume 37 and the remaining are unknown.
The volume 40 preview states that the next volume will be the climax and lists all of the Legends, minus Arceus, plus Rotom and Phione.
I'm wondering, that volume is going to have to have at least 10 chapters in order for it to fully mix...
Dialga and Palkia will most likely help once they arrive in the DW.
Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will probably appear to help in the DW.
Marley will probably have something to do with Shaymin's appearance.
The thing that perplexes me is Manaphy and Phione? Where are they going to appear from?
In the Pokemon Ranger manga, Manaphy was sent to the Sinnoh Region in the final chapter.
If Adventures does take place in the same universe, then I can see Manaphy being sent to here. But, then where does Phione come in?
Personally, I think it's a little convenient to blame the magazines for anything that goes wrong.That's because the magazines didn't rush them into focusing the new games as quickly as they did with BW.
What I was getting at is that he could have planned the HGSS arc since 2006, but chances are that he had doubts about remakes even when the Emerald chapter ended in 2008.He probably wouldn't have, but not because he didn't want to (since I'm still pretty sure he said he did) but because that wouldn't be part of what he bases his story off of. He bases his story off of the main series of Pokemon handheld games.
But I don't see how that ending was any less sudden than a cliffhanger would have been. The difference is that the latter leaves a taste for more, and the former just warrants retcons.He rushed it because he had no choice, the magazine wanted him to get through the arc quickly and wanted it to have some sort of an ending so they could use that same magazine for BW but not have people wonder why HGSS stopped so suddenly. That's also why he couldn't pace the arc properly, because he didn't have time and they wanted to go an actual ending.
With Emerald, the Grade 4 magazine simply moved onto the DP chapter, but this happened in February 2007 rather than just after the games' release. There were a batch of Emerald rounds released in the Wonderland magazine afterwards, so we weren't supposed to just wait for the volumes.The magazine Platinum was in was canceled because of low sales and I don't remember what happened with Emerald exactly, but something happened with it as well to where it wasn't released magazine-wise.
Last edited by 1dbad; 1st August 2011 at 11:38 PM.
That was one endings from of the magazines the arc was published in. But I find the changes between the chapters in the volume and magazine version odd.