Giovanni returned for Operation Tempest with no explanation. He, along with Pierce and Zager, can easily do the same here.
Originally Posted by The Great Butler
We'll probably get a lead-in to why that's happening in the episode directly prior to the two-parter.
the trio going back to doing serious missions instead of what we see now
Again, we don't know for sure that there won't be an explanation in the previous episode.
bringing the Meteonite back up with no explanation
There's no reason for any of them to have to be in the story. Just Angie and the other Plasma Grunts would be enough.
excluding N and Colress (and possibly even Ghetsis) from the story
Except it's been explicity stated that they will be those exact episodes, not just new episodes with some recycled footage.
There will be a Team Rocket VS. Team Plasma episode or episodes, but don't count on it being what was supposed to have aired. Recycled footage does not the same episode make.
It won't be exactly what was supposed to have aired due to the retconning, but still close enough.
Last edited by AgentPierce; 9th February 2013 at 6:56 PM.
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