I lost track of the anime literally a decade ago, I think the last time I watched was in the middle of the Hoenn seasons. I knew about May and Max, but now I see there are 3 more girls they brought in too? Dawn, Iris and some blonde girl from the newest games? And Brock is gone too?
Has Misty basically been abandoned and forgotten by the writers? I tried looking up if she ever made any further appearances after Hoenn but apparently she just appears in flashbacks now? Is she like...dead and buried or something? Do the writers not care about her character anymore?
Funny, I remember a whole bunch of people whining about Misty leaving for years, whatever became of those people? I guess Misty wasn't popular enough to get a return to the anime then.