« The Pokemon anime was supposed to end after Ash WON the pokemon league. The Pokemon movie would have been the finale of the series.
Once more, fast forward Ash and Misty would have had a DAUGHTER. Ash would leave Misty for hardcore pokemon trainings, just like his father did before him. The cycle would be reborn anew.
ALL THIS was changed once executives realised how big a hit Pokemon was and how much money they were getting, so they changed the original ending (Ash looses, now go to the Orange Islands which is something we made up) and scrapped that original plot of the movie to extend the anime.
If they went their original route, Pokemon Gold and Silver would have their own seperate anime, with the protagonist Gold going around Jhoto instead of Ash. Same idea with later game regions.
However, everything was changed because MORE MONEY. »