2015-Aug-03 08:09:48 YourAverage( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Bag said: Theory: Sird went to Unova!
2015-Aug-03 07:18:12 Kat said: @MeltingPenguins: Well, Zinnia's schemes are pretty harebrained in the games to begin with. And maybe because she was also quite young she didn't have complete control of Salamence at the time and it got distracted by Ruby and Sapphire. I'm just taking shots in the dark here though.
2015-Aug-03 05:59:35 MeltingPenguins said: @ G : It's insofar a retcon as originally it was a wild Salamence and Ruby fighting it off made it run rampage and accidentally free Rayquaza. With Zinnia involved now, the question is: Why did she attack Ruby first if her goal was to free Rayquaza? Are we really going to believe she was hoping the 6-YEAR-OLD CHILD would battle her Salamance but not defeat it but injure it so it would look like it's a wild/injured one? What sort of plan is that (granted, canonically, ingame, Zinnia's great plan for summoning Rayquaza was 'hey, let's help the evil teams unleashing the legendaries and cause death and destruction so Rayquaza has to interfere' with 'going up the tower and asking Rayquaza nicely' as BACKUP plan... so such tomfoolery would actually be InCharacter... but still)
Also it adds in a totally meaningful connection between her and ruby, which does come across as a little icky, depending on your taste. (especially since so far it kind of seemed as if she was attracted to Ruby even back then... Courtney hitting on a 11-year-old was creepy enough)
2015-Aug-03 05:52:19 MeltingPenguins said: @VGBM: I am not jabbing at your intelligence, I am getting annoyed at your ignorance. I shall spell this out with very very simple words:
Kusaka is an official writer.
GameFreak is holding the rights to Pokemon.
GameFreak gave Kusaka the OK to write about the franchise.
Kusaka can NOT write whatever he wants.
Because it is official
He can alter characters and a bit of plot but he can not rewrite everything without GameFreak approving
Gamefreak approved of the things that changed compared to the games
Therefore, either the alternate character of courtney was gamefreak's idea or they approved of Kusaka's idea for her and later carried elements over.
Kusaka can not look into the future.
And I find it absurd how you could get the idea that I'd believe that from what I wrote. The idea that an official writer has to communicate with the copyrightholders and that said copyright holders might later on use a writers idea can not be that alien to you.
2015-Aug-03 03:12:06 VGBM said: @pwc13: I know, I'm agreeing with you, or trying to at least. I'm not exactly sure what this conversation has devolved into, or where all this 'I'm the ditto' stuff came from.
@MeltingPenguins: Funny how you choose to jab at my intelligence instead of actually answer my question. I'll ask you one last time, and I'll try to keep as simple and straightforward as possible so you'll understand: Why do you think Kusaka can see into the future?
2015-Aug-03 01:47:48 CasualObserver said: @G:
There are a few things at the end of the HGSS chapter that hint at it taking place before DPPt, but the biggest thing that shows there's a significant time gap between them is that near the end of the chapter, the Radio Director shows Gold and Silver his proposal for Proteam Omega. By the time DP rolls around, Proteam Omega has not only already begun airing, but it's been on long enough for Dia to become a fan of the show.
And, since both HGSS and ORAS take place three years after the Emerald chapter, with the Dex holders being three years older than they were during said chapter, they have to take place around the same time, though we don't know yet which one came first.
2015-Aug-03 01:25:53 Greener said: Probably because HGSS took place before DP.