Originally Posted by precita
The original trio bombed in Johto, and Misty was permanently removed from the show because of it. Also Brock was absolutely awful in DP, people should be happy they finally dropped him after he was bad in the last two sagas.
They'll probably have Ash travel with two new companions.
Funny, considering the Johto series was the peak of the show's popularity, and afterwards the show saw a slow but steady decline.