Hey guys! It's been a while, hasen't it? Yeah, I kinda stopped posting here after the thread died...glad to see people posting here again
Yeah I'm 99% sure that Iris will get introduced in the first episode. Looking back, Misty got introduced in the first episode, and begun traveling with Ash in the 2nd. May and Dawn also got introduced in the first episodes, only May begun traveling with Ash in the 1st while I believe Dawn didn't travel with him till the third, though they met in the second episode.Oh man I hope your right, I also hope Iris gets introduced to us in the first episode, than they can travel together for more than two. I'm sure once the episodes air the Negaishippers will come and hopefully tell us what happened. Also, we should have pictures up too..When we do, I'll be sure to try and post them here.
So yeah, if the anime continues this way, Iris should be introduced in the first episode. Then she and Ash will begin traveling together by the 2nd episode.