>>35337971>I liked that May had to figure out what her goal was and then worked towards that. >It was realistic.
I'll give you that, but it made it hard to invest in her as a character.>Ash being supportive in Hoenn was nice. He was more experienced than his traveling companions at the time.
I mean, Ash during Sinnoh was more or less the same, but he atleast had some narrative agency to go along with it.>What's wrong with Max?
He really didn't offer anything in the team dynamic. Brock or the Pokedex could provide neat tidbit info, his quarreling with May was useless as Ash butted heads with her as well, and just generally annoying and useless in most situations.