Disclaimer: Once again, I don't own Pokémon. Nintendo does. I don't own the songs either.

Author's Note: This fanfic shows how I think the series finale for Pokémon Anime will go. Of course, that may be a bit of a problem, because this fic is also the sequel to my Pokémon Live! adaptation. But I managed to fix that adaptation to fit the original storyline, so, anyway, here's the sequel, and my idea for the finale of the Pokémon Anime!

Today, we join our heroes, Ash and Pikachu, as they fight for the very title that they have been journeying years for - the Greatest Pokémon Master of all time!

Ash Ketchum couldn't believe how good things had been going for him. Just a month ago, he and his prized Pikachu had, with the help of the 150th Pokémon, Mewtwo, defeated the evil Giovanni and his mechanical marvel, the MechaMew2. After that battle, he had kept his promise to make it up to Misty Waterflower for forgetting her birthday by giving her the Diamond Badge that he had won from beating Giovanni. He had also confessed his undying love for her, and found out she loved him the same way.
Now, here he was, at the Indigo Plateau, winning the last battle he'd have to fight before becoming a Pokémon Master - against Lance, the leader of the Elite Four. All of Ash's friends were there in the bleachers, cheering him on. Even Jessie and James, two former members of Team Rocket, and their coworker, Meowth, were there. Giovanni had fired them shortly before his battle with Ash, so they had defected to the good guys.
Ash could still remember the battles prior to this one. He had fought against the four trainers that Lance was the champion of: Will, whose team was all dual types that included the Psychic type; Koga, the former Gym Leader of Fuschia City; Bruno, who used mostly Fighting-type Pokémon; and Karen, who had a rather dark personality, like her Pokémon. They were all using Level-40 to Level-50 Pokemon, and they weren't exactly pushovers. But Ash's Pokémon were in the same ballpark, so he managed to beat all four of them. And now, his Pikachu was whupping up on Lance's Level-50 Dragonite. That seemed very difficult, and pretty much hard to believe, but when you gave your Pokémon as much love as Ash did, you'd be a real winner.
Eventually, after a long hard battle, the mighty Dragonite was down. Lance recalled it, rather upset by his loss.
"Eeeeeeeyes!" Ash shouted, as his platform lowered and Pikachu ran up to him. "We beat the Elite Four! I'm a Pokémon Master - the winner!"
"That's it!" Lance cried. "I hate to admit it, but you are a Pokémon Master!" Lance stepped down from his platform and went to congratulate Ash. "I still can't believe my dragons lost to you, Ash! You are now the Pokémon League Champion!"
"Ha hah!" Ash laughed happily. "I knew if we tried our hardest, we could do it! After all, we won the Diamond Badge, and now we've won the title of Pokémon Master!"
"Or, at least, you would have been," Lance continued. This statement brought a shock to Ash and his supporters. "But you have one more challenge ahead. You have to face another trainer! He beat the Elite Four before you! He is the real Pokémon League Champion!"
"Well, he won't be for long!" Ash said, still determined to win. "Pikachu and I will kick this turkey's butt easily! Uh, what's his name?"
"I'm not telling," Lance said. "You'll have to find out for yourself!"
"All right!" Ash agreed. "It's a deal! Tomorrow, we fight the current Champion for the title of Pokémon Master!"


Ash was in the dugout with his friends. They were all giving him their comments on his victory.
"Oh Ash, you won!" Misty said sweetly, showering his face with kisses.
"That victory rocked!" commented Brock Slate, giving Ash the thumbs-up.
"It was picture perfect!" added Tracey Sketchit, as he was drawing a detailed picture of Ash's victory pose.
"Hey, thanks, guys," Ash said, wiping the light pink stains of Misty's lipstick off his face. "But even though I've beaten the Elite Four in battle, it isn't over yet. Remember, I've still got to face whoever it was beat me here. I'll catch you guys later. Get it? Catch? Come on, Pikachu. We're gonna go train for the final battle." With that, Ash got up and Pikachu followed him as they went out to start training. "Hee hee, catch you guys later. That's a good one, but maybe not..."
Right after Ash and Pikachu had left, Misty had a very dreamy look on her face. "Ahh, I always dreamed I would marry Ash someday, and now I know it will come true!" She could already imagine her wedding day with Ash.
In Misty's dream, she was wearing a beautiful white gown, her hair was down, and a clear white veil fell over her face. Ash, looking his handsomest in a white tuxedo, a red rose in his tuxedo pocket, stood across from her smiling his gentle smile, and looking deep into her eyes. He took her white-gloved hand onto his and slipped a blue sapphire wedding ring onto her finger. As the preacher declared them husband and wife, Ash lifted up Misty's veil and they came together for their first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Ketchum.
Tracey looked at how starry-eyed Misty looked. "Judging from how she looks, I'd say she's daydreaming of marrying Ash," Tracey said, stating the obvious.
"I could see that," Brock declared.

Doesn't take much to make me happy
and make me smile
Never never will I feel discouraged
Cause our love's no mystery

Demonstrating love and affection
That you give so openly yeah
I like the way ya make me about you baby
Want the whole wide world to see

Whoa whoa, you got the best of my love
Whoa whoa, you got the best of my love
Whoa whoa, you got the best of my love
Whoa whoa, you've got the best of my love

Goin' in and out of changes
The kind that come around each day
My life has a better meaning
Love has kissed me in a beautiful way

And oh yea (my love, my love)
oh yea (my love, my love)

oh you got the best of my love
Whoa whoa, you've got the best of my love
Whoa whoa, you've got the best of my love
Whoa whoa, you've got the best of my love

Demonstrating sweet love and affection
That you give so openly yeah
The way I feel about ya baby can't explain it
Want the whole wide world to see

Ohhh but in my heart
You're all I need
You for me and me for you
ohhh, it's growin' every day

ohhh, oh oh oh oh oh
you've got the best of my love
ohhh, oh oh oh oh oh
you've got the best of my love
ohhh, givin' you the best of my love
my love ohh my love
ohhh, givin' you the best of my love
my love ohh oh yeah
ohhh, oh oh oh oh oh
you've got the best of my love

Outside the Indigo Plateau, the former Team Rocket trio chows down their first real lunch in years.

Outside, the three ex-members of Team Rocket were chowing down on the elusive lunch they had hardly ever gotten a bite out of during their careers under Giovanni's rule.
"Boy, it's really wonderful to be back in civilzation an' havin' lunch again!" Meowth said between munches. "Da Boss never gave us any lunch breaks!"
"Yeah!" Jessie said in agreement. "But now that he's dead, we can do whatever we want!"
"Uh-huh!" James agreed gladly. "Being a member of Team Rocket made me miss the good old days when we were in the bike gang!"
"Well, we may not be part of the gang anymore, but at least it looks like we're not blasting off again anymore!" Jessie said.
"Amen to that!" James expressed.
At that point, they heard a familiar voice behind them. "Hey guys!"
The trio of ex-Rockets turned their heads and found who called to them. It was none other than an old friend of theirs during their days in Team Rocket: Mondo, the Class B Team Rocket apprentice who had gotten Jessie and James out of their various predicaments.
"Mondo!" Meowth said. "What brings youse here? Were you fired from Team Rocket too?"
"Well, not exactly," Mondo explained to his idols. "When I found out that The Boss had fired you, I feared that as long as I was a part of Team Rocket, I'd never be able to spend time with you again. So I decided to quit my job, just so I could be with you guys again. But when I got to the Rocket Hideout, I found that The Boss looked as if he had been done over by the Chicago Bears! I figured that if he was dead, he would never know that I quit, so I hung up my Team Rocket uniform and left to meet with you guys again." By now Mondo was sitting down with his friends, watching as they ate their food. "But I see I may not be needed anymore when it comes to your need for food."
"Oh, you can come and help us anytime you want," James said, a chicken leg in his mouth. "Since we're good guys now, you can still get us out of any problems we have."
"Ah," Mondo said, glad to be with Jessie and James again. "Thanks."
Meowth sat down on Mondo's lap. "I'm just glad Da Boss never had any chance of knowin' dat we've defected to da good guys' side."
"He does now," an angry and familiar-sounding voice came from behind them.
The four ex-Rockets turned their heads and screamed in horror. For what they saw meant trouble for them. Big trouble.