Ever since the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter was revealed to come before the Diamond & Pearl chapter, the chronology of Pokemon Adventures/Special (from here on referred to as Special due to personal preference) has become a bit confusing. As such I saw it fitting to write a timeline of all the chapters to make things a little easier. Keep in mind that this is a general timeline. I will not be going into how many years have passed or anything like that, just the order of events. With that out of the way let’s get started.
Red, Green & Blue: This is pretty self-explanatory. It is the first chapter of the manga.
Yellow: It iis a clear sequel to Red, Green & Blue.
Gold, Silver & Crystal: This is a clear sequel to Yellow.
Ruby & Sapphire: Clearly takes place after Gold, Silver & Crystal due to Giovanni taking the remains of the Red and Blue Orbs at the end, which directly leads into FireRed & LeafGreen, which takes place when the characters are older than in Gold, Silver & Crystal.
FireRed & LeafGreen: As previously stated, it’s a direct sequel to Ruby & Sapphire.
Emerald: It is a clear sequel to FireRed & LeafGreen.
HeartGold & SoulSilver: Based on characters’ ages it has to be after Emerald.
X & Y: It comes after HeartGold & SoulSilver since Silver returned Rhyperior to Green.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire: It comes after HeartGold & SoulSilver since Giovanni has reclaimed control of Team Rocket and it comes after X & Y since Diancie appears and moved from Kalos to Hoenn in one of the side chapters.
Diamond & Pearl: It comes after Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire since a young Diamond and Pearl are seen briefly in that chapter.
Platinum: This is a clear sequel to Diamond & Pearl.
Black & White: It comes after Platinum since Caitlin has gained control of her psychic powers by the time of this chapter, something she was struggling with in Platinum.
Black 2 & White 2: It is a clear sequel to Black & White.
It is currently unknown when the Sun & Moon chapter takes place but at the very least it likely takes place after X & Y if Zygarde, Sina and Dexio appear at any point since they all go to Alola at the end of X & Y. If Red and Green appear in the chapter like they do in the games we might get more information.
And that’s the Pokemon Special timeline. I hope this is useful or interesting to someone.
Garnet cracks open two of her eyes, and stares up through her broken visor. Warm, familiar eyes stare back down at her.
“Opal,” says Garnet, relaxing.
The world shifts as Opal hoists Garnet up, cradling her as softly as she can. Garnet still has to bite back a groan, especially once Opal begins moving, carrying her somewhere. The world around her seems too bright; it’s dizzying. She shuts her eyes again.
She feels a hand on her cheek, reassuring her. “Hang in there.”
There’s worry in Opal’s voice. Garnet frowns– or tries too. Again, her body seems to have stopped responding.
“I’m cracked,” she tries to say, but thinks it might have come out garbled.
“… You have just a little fissure,” Opal says, voice still calm. Nonetheless, she seems to pick up speed. “Don’t you worry. We’ll have you to Steven in no time.”
Garnet hasn’t gotten cracked in millennia. How humiliating.
She can worry about her wounded pride later. For now, Garnet lets herself press her face into Opal’s chest, and tries to let her fear wash away. Here, in these cool, strong arms, she is safe.
Hello! I really love your animatics, they're always so fun to watch ("Blue" was such a gem ahah) and the "Ruby and Sapphire diner" inspired me to do my own with another fandom! Now that I'm about to post it, I realize that I should credit the original audio: should I just say that it comes from John Mulaney's skit or I should look for the original video and link it? You see, I took the audio from your animatic because it was my favorite version and now I don't know where to look XD
you can just say something like ‘original audio belongs to john mulaney’s ‘salt and pepper diner’ skit’. i believe the video with the original audio was taken down, so you won’t be able to find a source to credit directly.
and thank you so much! best of luck on your future art/animatics :>
amazing how large parts of the fandom see ruby and sapphire genuinely caring for and supporting one another as "obsessive and unhealthy", but at the same time pearl holding onto her unrequited crush on rose for thousands of years is held up by the fandom as the epitome of representation in the show
oh but what about gregrose? that ship is far from unhealthy, but i feel like if they were both women, people would jump to call rose manipulative and evil for not recognizing greg’s feelings