In the beginning, there was only a churning turmoil of chaos. At the heart of chaos, where all things became one, appeared an Egg. Having tumbled from the vortex, the Egg gave rise to the Original One. From itself, two beings the Original One did make. Time started to spin. Space began to expand. From itself again, three living things the Original One did make. The two beings wished, and from them, matter came to be. The three living things wished, and from them, spirit came to be. The world created, the Original One took to unyielding sleep…
The Time Gears help control the flow of time in the Pokemon World. Even the most hardened criminals know not to disturb the Time Gears, lest the proper flow of time be disrupted in that general area. Three of the five Time Gears are protected by Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, the beings of Knowledge, Emotion, and Willpower.
wait a fucking second if the time gears are supposed to be contained in temporal tower in order to keep time stable what the fuck were they doing scattered in random places around the land
i find it unlikely that it was a recent development because uxie mesprit and azelf were guarding them like they thought the time gears belonged in those places. and the gears must have forged some connection with their new environments somehow because why would time stop in those places once they were removed if that wasn’t the case
i’m just surprised that to my knowledge there was no explanation offered for why the time gears were ever taken from temporal tower in the first place, it seems like a pretty critical detail to leave out