Many things about the entire situation remain confusing, even to this day.
As an example, after the initial fallout following their arrival had subsided, where did the creatures go? Given only speculation remains as to their eventual fate, was the government involved, or had they simply vanished as mysteriously as they arrived?
Or are they living amongst us still, hidden from the prying eyes of the general populace by those sworn to protect them?
Perhaps we'll never know, just as it's as unlikely we'll ever be told the real truth as to their mysterious presence in our world. The government has covered it up, the people involved remain mute, and the creatures themselves; these pokemon; are the biggest enigma of the lot.
At least their presence here has answered one important question that's plagued humanity since the dawn of its creation.
We are not alone.
Perhaps we never had been.
After losing in the Unova League Ash's spirit is crushed. He decides to train in isolation, leaving behind all his friends and family.
5 years later a new tournament forces him out of his self-imposed exile, leading to renewed friendships and unforeseen romances as Ash and the gang reunite. Events unfold and it seems that the Battle of the Champions tournament not just revitalizes Ash’s career, it lays the foundation for the rest of their lives…