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    Default Pokemon Adventures Timeline

    I got tired of not finding a PokeSpe timeline around, so I decided to make my own.

    The calendar years are strictly conjecture and used to show relativity between arcs.

    Pre-Series Events
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    • ??/??/1973: Professor Samuel Oak wins the 1st Tri-Annual Pokemon League Tournament
    • ??/??/1974: Keane (Carl, outside of the Chuang Yi translations) is born
    • ??/??/1977: Chermaine (Sham, outside of the Chuang Yi translations) is born
    • ??/??/1980: Karen is born
    • ??/??/1983: Will is born
    • 01/06/1986: Blue is born
    • 08/08/1986: Red is born
    • 22/11/1986: Green is born
    • 03/03/1988: Yellow is born
    • 30/04/1989: Crystal is born
    • 21/07/1989: Gold is born
    • 24/12/1989: Silver is born
    • 02/07/1991: Ruby is born
    • 20/09/1991: Sapphire is born
    • 31/05/1992: Emerald is born
    • ??/??/1992: Blue and Silver are recruited for the Masked Children
    • ??/??/1995: Blue and Silver flee the Masked Man
    • ??/??/1995: Crystal trains at Mount Mortar
    • 04/04/1996: Diamond is born
    • 06/06/1996: Pearl is born
    • 27/10/1996: Platinum is born
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    RBG Year: 1997.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/1997: Yellow turns 9
    • 01/04/1997: Red sets out to complete the PokeDex and sharpen his skills
    • 04/04/1997: Diamond turns 1
    • 30/04/1997: Crystal turns 8
    • 31/05/1997: Emerald turns 6
    • 01/06/1997: Blue turns 11
    • 06/06/1997: Pearl turns 1
    • 20/06/1997: Red wins the 9th Tri-Annual Pokémon League Tournament
    • 02/07/1997: Ruby turns 7
    • 21/07/1997: Gold turns 8
    • 08/08/1997: Red turns 11
    • 20/09/1997: Sapphire turns 6
    • 27/10/1997: Platinum turns 1
    • 22/11/1997: Green turns 11
    • 24/12/1997: Silver turns 8
    • - - - - -


    Yellow Year: 1999. TimeSkip: 2 Years.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/1999: Yellow turns 11
    • 01/04/1999: Yellow sets out with Pika and his PokeDex to find Red
    • 04/04/1999: Diamond turns 3
    • 30/04/1999: Crystal turns 10
    • 31/05/1999: Emerald turns 8
    • 01/06/1999: Blue turns 13
    • 06/06/1999: Pearl turns 3
    • 20/06/1999: Yellow and Mewtwo defeat Lance on Cerise Island
    • 02/07/1999: Ruby turns 9
    • 21/07/1999: Gold turns 10
    • 08/08/1999: Red turns 13
    • 20/09/1999: Sapphire turns 8
    • 27/10/1999: Platinum turns 3
    • 22/11/1999: Green turns 13
    • 24/12/1999: Silver turns 10
    • - - - - -


    GSC Year: 2000. TimeSkip: 1 Year.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2000: Yellow turns 12
    • 01/04/2000: Gold starts his Journey to find Silver
    • 04/04/2000: Diamond turns 4
    • 30/04/2000: Crystal turns 11
    • 31/05/2000: Emerald turns 9
    • 01/06/2000: Blue turns 14
    • 06/06/2000: Pearl turns 4
    • 20/06/2000: The Pokédex Holders stop the Mask of Ice.
    • 02/07/2000: Ruby turns 10
    • 21/07/2000: Gold turns 11
    • 08/08/2000: Red turns 14
    • 20/09/2000: Sapphire turns 9
    • 27/10/2000: Platinum turns 3
    • 22/11/2000: Green turns 14
    • 24/12/2000: Silver turns 11
    • - - - - -
    • 21/06/2000-??/??/2000: Red and Gold's training session on Mount Silver
    • - - - - -
    • ??/??/2000: Rakutsu is born


    RS Year: 2001. TimeSkip: 1 Year.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2001: Yellow turns 13
    • 04/04/2001: Diamond turn 5
    • 30/04/2001: Crystal turns 12
    • 31/05/2001: Emerald turns 10
    • 01/06/2001: Blue turns 15
    • 06/06/2001: Pearl turns 5
    • 02/07/2001: Ruby turns 11, and runs away from home aiming to conquer all the Pokémon Contests; Sapphire meets Ruby again; 80-day challenge begins
    • 06/07/2001: Sapphire defeats Roxanne, obtaining the Stone Badge
    • 12/07/2001: Sapphire defeats Brawly, obtaining the Knuckle Badge
    • 21/07/2001: Gold turns 12
    • 25/07/2001: Sapphire defeats Wattson, obtaining the Dynamo Badge
    • 02/08/2001: Sapphire obtains the Heat Badge from Flannery
    • 08/08/2001: Red turns 15
    • 13/08/2001: Ruby enters the Normal Rank contests
    • 20/08/2001: Ruby enters the Super Rank contests
    • 22/08/2001: Sapphire earns the Feather Badge
    • 23/08/2001: Ruby enters the Hyper Rank contests
    • 26/08/2001: The Grand Meteor Explosion; Ruby and Sapphire are both engulfed both by it, in the skies of Sootopolis
    • 16/09/2001: Ruby and Sapphire wake up on Mirage Island; they begin the intense training; Sapphire gains the Rain and Mind Badges afterwards
    • 20/09/2001: Sapphire turns 11; 80-day challenge ends in a tie.
    • 27/10/2001: Platinum turns 5
    • 22/11/2001: Green turns 15
    • 24/12/2001: Silver turns 12
    • ??/??/2001: Rakutsu turns 1
    • - - - - -


    This is where it breaks down; I'm positive that I haven't screwed up, but I must have; Red, Green and Blue are 16 in FRLG, that's a fact, yet this says otherwise; where in this lies the error?

    Such a paradox; Adventures is quite clear on the matter, yet this time-line doesn't seem wrong in light of the same details we're provided.

    FRLG Year: 2002. TimeSkip: 6 Months.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2002: Yellow turns 14
    • 20/03/2002: FRLG arc begins around this time, give or take a week
    • 22/03/2002: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Silver are petrified around this time, give or take a week
    • 04/04/2002: Diamond turns 6
    • 30/04/2002: Crystal turns 13
    • 31/05/2002: Emerald turns 11
    • 01/06/2002: Blue turns 16
    • 06/06/2002: Pearl turns 6
    • 02/07/2002: Ruby turns 12
    • 21/07/2002: Gold turns 13
    • 08/08/2002: Red turns 16
    • 20/09/2002: Sapphire turns 12
    • 27/10/2002: Platinum turns 6
    • 22/11/2002: Green tirns 16
    • 24/12/2002: Silver turns 13
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    • ??/??/2002: Rakutsu turns 2
    • - - - - -


    Emerald Year: 2002. TimeSkip: 2 Months (stated)
    • - - - - -
    • 01/07/2002: Emerald arrives at the Battle Frontier; he chooses the Battle Factory as his first challenge
    • 02/07/2002: Emerald challenges the Battle Pike as his second challenge
    • 03/07/2002: Emerald challenges the Battle Pyramid as his third challenge
    • 04/07/2002: Emerald challenges the Battle Arena as his fourth challenge
    • 05/07/2002: Emerald challenges the Battle Dome as his fifth challenge and only loss
    • 06/07/2002: Amid the frenzied fighting, Emerald manages to convey his wish to Jirachi, reversing the petrifaction of the five Dex-Holders
    • 07/07/2002: The ten Dex-Holders assembled at the Battle Frontier participate in the Battle Dome tournament
    • - - - - -


    HGSS Year: 2005. TimeSkip: 3 Years.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2005: Yellow turns 17
    • 04/04/2005: Diamond turns 9
    • 30/04/2005: Crystal turns 16
    • 31/05/2005: Emerald turns 14
    • 01/06/2005: Blue turns 19
    • 06/06/2005: Pearl turns 9
    • 02/07/2005: Ruby turns 15
    • 21/07/2005: Gold turns 16
    • 08/08/2005: Red turns 19
    • 20/09/2005: Sapphire turns 15
    • 27/10/2005: Platinum turns 9
    • 22/11/2005: Green turns 19
    • 24/12/2005: Silver turns 16
      -----
    • ??/??/2005: Gold, Silver and Crystal fight the latest iteration of Team Rocket, vying for control over Arceus and its assorted lesser deities
    • ??/??/2005: Rakutsu turns 5
    • - - - - -


    DPP Year: 2008.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2008: Yellow turns 20
    • 04/04/2008: Diamond turns 12
    • 30/04/2008: Crystal turns 19
    • 31/05/2008: Emerald turns 17
    • 01/06/2008: Blue turns 22
    • 06/06/2008: Pearl turns 12
    • 02/07/2008: Ruby turns 18
    • 21/07/2008: Gold turns 19
    • 08/08/2008: Red turns 22
    • 20/09/2008: Sapphire turns 18
    • 28/09/2008: Diamond and Pearl meet Platinum Berlitz, and due to a mix-up, set off with her towards the peak of Mount Coronet
    • 25/10/2008: Diamond's, Pearl's and Platinum's journey ends somewhere around this time
    • 27/10/2008: Platinum turns 12
    • 22/11/2008: Green turns 22
    • 24/12/2008: Silver turns 19
      -----
    • ??/??/2008: Rakutsu turns 8
    • - - - - -


    Platinum Year: 2008. Timeskip: 18 days later
    • - - - - -
    • 14/11/2008: Platinum's Frontier challenge to unravel the mysteries behind the Distortion World begins.
    • 18/11/2008: Platinum's Frontier challenge ended, she helps Dia and Pearl, Paka and Uji, Volkner and Flint, Palmer, Looker, and the gathered Legendary Pokemon of Sinnoh, in the battle against Charon and Giratina. Team Galactic formally disbands, and Cyrus leave with Saturn, Mars and Jupiter for parts unknown, leaving Charon behind to be arrested by Looker
    • - - - - -


    BW Year: 2010. Timeskip: 2 Years.
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2010: Yellow turns 22
    • 04/04/2010: Diamond turns 14
    • 30/04/2010: Crystal turns 21
    • 31/05/2010: Emerald turns 19
    • 01/06/2010: Blue turns 24
    • 06/06/2010: Pearl turns 14
    • 02/07/2010: Ruby turns 19
    • 21/07/2010: Gold turns 21
    • 08/08/2010: Red turns 24
    • 20/09/2010: Sapphire turns 19
    • 27/10/2010: Platinum turns 14
    • 22/11/2010: Green turns 24
    • 24/12/2010: Silver turns 21
      -----
    • ??/??/2010: Black's journey; Unknown starting date, lasts four months.
    • ??/??/2010: Rakutsu turns 10
    • - - - - -


    BW2 Year: 2012. Timeskip: Going by the games: 2 Years
    • - - - - -
    • 03/03/2012: Yellow turns 24
    • 04/04/2012: Diamond turns 16
    • 30/04/2012: Crystal turns 23
    • 31/05/2012: Emerald turns 21
    • 01/06/2012: Blue turns 26
    • 06/06/2012: Pearl turns 16
    • 02/07/2012: Ruby turns 21
    • 21/07/2012: Gold turns 23
    • 08/08/2012: Red turns 26
    • 20/09/2012: Sapphire turns 21
    • 27/10/2012: Platinum turns 16
    • 22/11/2012: Green turns 26
    • 24/12/2012: Silver turns 23
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    • ??/??/2012: Rakutsu turns 12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xadhoom View Post
    I got tired of not finding a PokeSpe timeline around, so I decided to make my own. How does this thing look?

    RBG Year: 1997. TimeSkip: None. RGB: 11. Y: 9. GSC: 8. R: 7. S/E: 6. DPP: 2. BW: 2. (The year the first volume was published. Makes sense to start there)

    Yellow Year: 1999. TimeSkip: 2 Years. RGB: 13. Y: 11. GSC: 10. R: 9. S/E: 8. DPP: 4. BW: 4.

    GSC Year: 2000. TimeSkip: 1 Year. RGB: 14. Y: 12. GSC: 11. R: 10. S/E: 9. DPP: 5. BW: 5.

    RS Year: 2001. TimeSkip: 1 Year. RGB: 15. Y: 13. GSC: 12. R: 11. S/E: 10. DPP: 6. BW: 6

    FRLG Year: 2002. TimeSkip: 1 Year. RGB: 16. Y: 14. GSC: 13. R: 12. S/E: 11. DPP: 7. BW: 7.

    Emerald Year: 2002. TimeSkip: ˝ Year. RG: 16. B: 17. Y: 15. GSC: 14. R: 12. S/E: 12. DPP: 8. BW: 8.

    HGSS Year: 2004. TimeSkip: 2 Years. RG: 18. B: 19. Y: 17. GSC: 16. R: 15. S/E: 14. DPP: 10. BW: 10. (Did anyone actually refer to the Battle frontier incident as '3 years ago', or anything to that effect?)

    DPP Year: 2006. TimeSkip: 2 Years. RG: 20. B: 21. Y: 19. GSC: 18. R: 17. S/E: 16. DPP: 12. BW: 12. (2006 fits with Dia having a Wii.)

    BW Year: 2008. Timeskip: 2 Years. RG: 22. B: 23. Y: 21: GSC: 20. R: 19. S/E: 18. DPP: 14. BW: 14. (Unova is basically the Pokemon world USA, and 2008 was an important year there.)

    Emerald is 8 year-old, almost full 9 year-old in GSC.

    FRLG after RS ˝ year (6-7 months).

    Emerald after FRLG 2 months. Yellow still is 14 year-old, Ruby is full 12 year-old, Sapphire is 11 year-old (almost full 12), Emerald is 11 year-old.

    Gold & Silver are 13 year-old (and Gold almost full 14), but I am not sure Crys's age. Maybe she is 13 year-old (than Gold younger) or 14 year-old (than Gold older). And they are the same year in GSC and HGSS.

    HGSS after Emerald 3 years, Ruby is 14 or 15 year-old, Sapphire is 14 year-old (due Gold's birthday), Emerald is 13 or 14 year-old.

    So Crys's age will be a key. If we figure out it, we will be able to more clearly all the exact age and the time point of GSC (and HGSS).

    The time point of DP is unknown, but we know it after HGSS a few years later, and Pt after DP 2 weeks.

    Dia & Pearl are 12 year-old (so Dia is the oldest), Platinum is 11→12 year-old in DP.

    And the time point of BW is also unknown, and we also know it after Pt a few years later.

    Black is 14 year-old in BW. Although White did not mention her age, I think her age is also 14 year-old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e9310103838 View Post
    Emerald is 8 year-old, almost full 9 year-old in GSC.

    FRLG after RS ˝ year (6-7 months).
    I thought it was a full year. Oh well, the more mistakes people point out, the more I can correct.

    Emerald after FRLG 2 months. Yellow still is 14 year-old, Ruby is full 12 year-old, Sapphire is 11 year-old (almost full 12), Emerald is 11 year-old.
    How did I forget about that?!

    Gold & Silver are 13 year-old (and Gold almost full 14), but I am not sure Crys's age. Maybe she is 13 year-old (than Gold younger) or 14 year-old (than Gold older). And they are the same year in GSC and HGSS.
    I'm assuming 13.

    HGSS after Emerald 3 years, Ruby is 14 or 15 year-old, Sapphire is 14 year-old (due Gold's birthday), Emerald is 13 or 14 year-old.
    Was that ever actually concretely stated?

    So Crys's age will be a key. If we figure out it, we will be able to more clearly all the exact age and the time point of GSC (and HGSS).
    She was 11 during GSC, and 16 during HGSS.

    The time point of DP is unknown, but we know it after HGSS a few years later, and Pt after DP 2 weeks.
    2 years, most likely; the series has never done bigger TimeSkips than that.

    Dia & Pearl are 12 year-old (so Dia is the oldest), Platinum is 11→12 year-old in DP.
    Again, I assume them all to be 12.

    And the time point of BW is also unknown, and we also know it after Pt a few years later.
    Also likely to be 2 years.

    Black is 14 year-old in BW. Although White did not mention her age, I think her age is also 14 year-old.
    Most likely; she looks no older than Black.

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    YES. I've been wanting to discuss this for a LONG time. I had started timeline notes a long time ago, but lost them due to PC problems and never had the time to redo and complete the work. You two have pretty much hit dead-on with what I had completed.

    I think we can probably get this refined down to months (we know RS right down to the day, and I think we have a good idea of exactly where Emerald and DP take place at) and probably even further if we really put our noggins together and look through the lines.

    (Maybe this can be stickied for future reference?)

    EDIT: There's a lot of things that we need citations to clarify the facts. Maybe if someone can give us a volume number where these facts are stated, that would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintoff Cypress View Post
    YES. I've been wanting to discuss this for a LONG time. I had started timeline notes a long time ago, but lost them due to PC problems and never had the time to redo and complete the work. You two have pretty much hit dead-on with what I had completed.
    You arrived at the same ages and years as I did?

    I think we can probably get this refined down to months (we know RS right down to the day, and I think we have a good idea of exactly where Emerald and DP take place at) and probably even further if we really put our noggins together and look through the lines.
    That would be A possible ghost-rider. And a happy one too.

    (Maybe this can be stickied for future reference?)
    That would be another.

    EDIT: There's a lot of things that we need citations to clarify the facts. Maybe if someone can give us a volume number where these facts are stated, that would be great.
    Actually, the calender years are speculation on my part. Beyond that, established fact all the way.

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    You arrived at the same ages and years as I did?
    Actually, the calender years are speculation on my part. Beyond that, established fact all the way.
    For the most part, yes. While I wasn't able to nail down 100% where some arcs took place at, it was easy to narrow down to a half-year period and from there use logical deduction.

    For example, here's how I had my timeline set up:

    1997 (My prototype didn't have a specific year but rather started with the RGB arc as "Year 1". I like your method better.

    June 1 - Blue (Girl) turns 11
    August 8 - Red turns 11
    November 22 - Green (Boy) turns 11
    (For simplicity's sake, let's leave Yellow out of this for now.)

    We know that all three of them are 11 during RGB and we know (from the Emerald arc) that Blue is the oldest of the group. Therefore, her birthday has to come first. The interesting thing is that this makes Red older than Green (wasn't expecting that!).

    Because all three of them are 11 during RGB, we know that the arc can only take place between November 22, 1997 and June 1, 1998. Sadly, this leaves a wide space of six to seven months. That's as close as we can definitely place the RGB arc.

        Spoiler:- This is my theory, not proven fact.:


    (This reminds me of the dialog scene from the movie Buffalo Hearts.)

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    ...2008? What on earth ever gave a year for the chapters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolipiece View Post
    ...2008? What on earth ever gave a year for the chapters?
    Nothing, sir. It's called guesswork and conjecture. It's also called pulling random guesses from a place I'll rather not mention, and see how they fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintoff Cypress View Post


        Spoiler:- This is my theory, not proven fact.:


    (This reminds me of the dialog scene from the movie Buffalo Hearts.)
    In fact, I must say season for PMSP doesn't really influence.

    We can see Gold & Yellow wearing a long-sleeved in Summer,

    Aaron wearing a sleeveless garments when others wearing the winter clothes,

    and Black wearing a long-sleeved with jacket, White wearing a sleeveless garments with sleeveless jacket in the same seasons lol

    Although season actually exist in PMSP XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9310103838 View Post
    In fact, I must say season for PMSP doesn't really influence.

    We can see Gold & Yellow wearing a long-sleeved in Summer,

    Aaron wearing a sleeveless garments when others wearing the winter clothes,

    and Black wearing a long-sleeved with jacket, White wearing a sleeveless garments with sleeveless jacket in the same seasons lol

    Although season actually exist in PMSP XD
    So? those summers could be temperate enough, that wearing long-sleeved clothes wouldn't be uncomfortable.

    EDIT: This actually got stickied. Gotta admit, the admins work fast here.
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    In fact, I must say season for PMSP doesn't really influence.
    Yeah, that's why I only have the DPPt Trio getting their winter coats as a hint to the climate.

    ...2008? What on earth ever gave a year for the chapters?
    Hmm... I was worried that this might become a problem. Maybe there should be a disclaimer stating that the numeric year is strictly conjecture and used to show relativity between arcs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xadhoom View Post

    Was that ever actually concretely stated?

    I looked at,

    Carr said that three years ago he wanted to usurp the position of Team Rocket leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9310103838 View Post
    I looked at,

    Carr said that three years ago he wanted to usurp the position of Team Rocket leader.
    Okay then.

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    I thought the timeskip between HGSS and DPPt was three years because Dia mentioned seeing the Red Gyarados when he was four which places HGSS eight years after GSC which would then be three years after Emerald. But, I find it hard to believe that the time difference was THAT big. But then again, that's the only piece of evidence Kusaka left us with. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macromind101 View Post
    I thought the timeskip between HGSS and DPPt was three years because Dia mentioned seeing the Red Gyarados when he was four which places HGSS eight years after GSC which would then be three years after Emerald. But, I find it hard to believe that the time difference was THAT big. But then again, that's the only piece of evidence Kusaka left us with. :P
    And we saw Palmer still in here with his son, so Palmer certainly shortly after take office Tower Tycoon.

    Then again, if DP is three years after HGSS, Sird left Team Galactic nearly six years!? This is quite a long time.

    In fact, it mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years when serialized.

    Therefore, I prefer to believe that DP is only one year after HGSS. (Of course, the final decision in Kusaka's hands XD)

    By the way, DP Adventures also mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years, so I suspect that this is actually a setting of game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9310103838 View Post
    And we saw Palmer still in here with his son, so Palmer certainly shortly after take office Tower Tycoon.

    Then again, if DP is three years after HGSS, Sird left Team Galactic nearly six years!? This is quite a long time.
    In fact, it mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years when serialized.

    Therefore, I prefer to believe that DP is only one year after HGSS. (Of course, the final decision in Kusaka's hands XD)

    By the way, DP Adventures also mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years, so I suspect that this is actually a setting of game.
    If multiple sources claim this, then it's likely true, especially considering that the DPP games do not deny or comfirm it. Or possibly they do. My memories of those games are hazy. As are my memories of yesterday's lunch.
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    In fact, it mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years when serialized.
    That really poses the question of why Kusaka changed it up. The magazine version of PokeSpe actually corroborated with the games' mythos and in the long run it still makes perfect sense. Refresh my memory, was this stated early or late the DP arc? Because if it was later, then he might have changed it in the volume release so that people wouldn't easily figure out that HGSS came first so he could surprise them at the end of that arc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintoff Cypress View Post
    That really poses the question of why Kusaka changed it up. The magazine version of PokeSpe actually corroborated with the games' mythos and in the long run it still makes perfect sense. Refresh my memory, was this stated early or late the DP arc? Because if it was later, then he might have changed it in the volume release so that people wouldn't easily figure out that HGSS came first so he could surprise them at the end of that arc.
    It was mentioned in the first DP chapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9310103838 View Post
    And we saw Palmer still in here with his son, so Palmer certainly shortly after take office Tower Tycoon.

    Then again, if DP is three years after HGSS, Sird left Team Galactic nearly six years!? This is quite a long time.

    In fact, it mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years when serialized.

    Therefore, I prefer to believe that DP is only one year after HGSS. (Of course, the final decision in Kusaka's hands XD)

    By the way, DP Adventures also mentioned Professor Rowan left Sinnoh four years, so I suspect that this is actually a setting of game.
    Yes that's why I really want to think (and for it to be true) that DP doesn't take place too many years after HGSS (none if possible). Mewtwo's chase of Sird started after FRLG. The chase went on until sometime around the end of DP when Sird managed to get to Spear Pillar to lose Mewtwo. Three years is enough as it is but SIX years??? Sure feel sorry for that Starmie, having to carry its trainer on its back continuously and avoiding psychic blasts from Mewtwo for six straight years. Does Sird not need to eat or sleep??? There's also the fact that Mewtwo's purpose for chasing Sird was to find a way to unpetrify its friends. However, the Kanto Dexholders and Silver were unpetrifyed three months after they were petrified. That means that Mewtwo was chasing Sird for absolutely no purpose for five years and nine months. That's kinda sad for it. That's why I really want to believe that DP and HGSS are placed at approximately the same time. And when I read Coronis's summaries, it looked like Johanna called for Dia seconds after the final scene of HGSS closed out. :/

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    It was mentioned in the first DP chapter.
    Okay, so this puts the "changed to keep the HGSS/DP relation secret" theory as being quite plausible. The HGSS games were announced in May of 2009 for a September release (in Japan), given the development cycle of the games there was plenty of time for Kusaka to be aware of the game's existence as he was putting together Volume 30 (which was released in Dec 2008).

    Unless otherwise stated, I don't see why we can't concur with the magazine run in saying that DPPt one year ahead of HGSS...

    And when I read Coronis's summaries, it looked like Johanna called for Dia seconds after the final scene of HGSS closed out. :/
    ...Okay, I can see where the "one-year" theory can be a problem. I'll do a little thinking and revisit this later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintoff Cypress View Post
    Okay, so this puts the "changed to keep the HGSS/DP relation secret" theory as being quite plausible. The HGSS games were announced in May of 2009 for a September release (in Japan), given the development cycle of the games there was plenty of time for Kusaka to be aware of the game's existence as he was putting together Volume 30 (which was released in Dec 2008).

    Unless otherwise stated, I don't see why we can't concur with the magazine run in saying that DPPt one year ahead of HGSS...



    ...Okay, I can see where the "one-year" theory can be a problem. I'll do a little thinking and revisit this later.
    Lol yeah I don't think "time passes" translates as three years. Maybe a few weeks/months, one year at the max, but definitely not three years.

    And huh I never knew about the one-year passing hint on the magazines. One year is definitely better than three years imo. I thought it was three years because someone pointed out that Dia/Pearl (forgot who it was) saw the Red Gyarados at the Lake of Rage when he was four eight years ago. But then again it's not like there's only one Red Gyarados in existence. Or it could also mean that the Red Gyarados was around for quite a while before Silver captured it and it wasn't among the masses of Magikarp being forced to evolve. And it was a part of a comedy so I'm not sure to what extent we can take that claim seriously.

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    Having not read Volume 43, I'm just going to paraphrase Coronis's summary for those who didn't read it:

    13) Finally, with all that said, HGSS happens before the DPPt series. There's no definite time indication, but it says that 'Time has passed and the stage has shifted', which indicated it may even be years. Long ago, when DP was first serialized in the magazines, it mentioned about Rowan returning to Sinnoh after 4 years of absence (alluding to his visit to Oak in Kanto/Johto for the Pokedexes). This was changed to 'some time' in the manga, but it seems that this 4 year time line between Emerald and DP may be true afterall.
    I'm going to concur with that. As I said, I think it's pretty safe to anchor DPPt as around one-year after HGSS.

    Also, even without dialog talking about time passing, we cannot assume that just because we see Johanna looking for Dia at the end of HGSS that it means they immediately follow one another. Remember how at the end of Platinum they reference Gold (and as we now know, referencing a past event) to pass the story to that particular arc?

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    Okay wait I'm confused. How does Rowan returning to Sinnoh after four years indicate that the four years was the time difference between Emerald and DPPt? (Although I do like that theory, much better than the time difference being SIX years.) Was it ever mentioned in the Emerald chapter that Rowan visited Kanto/Johto for the Pokedexes? How do we know that the start of Rowan's visit was the same time as Emerald?

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    Oak sends a message to Rowan asking him to come to Kanto in the final pages of the Emerald arc. While it COULD be possible that a bit of time passed before hauled his old butt over there, it's assumed that he came over sooner than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macromind101 View Post
    Okay wait I'm confused. How does Rowan returning to Sinnoh after four years indicate that the four years was the time difference between Emerald and DPPt? (Although I do like that theory, much better than the time difference being SIX years.) Was it ever mentioned in the Emerald chapter that Rowan visited Kanto/Johto for the Pokedexes? How do we know that the start of Rowan's visit was the same time as Emerald?
    Yes, it was the very last thing they said in it: a request for Rowan to come help with the Dexes.

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