Why did Gamefreak have to include this multiverse garbage, please, why did you have to? It makes my head hurt, it's worse than the Star Wars Expanded Universe. So I will be referencing the Star Wars EU (Expanded Universe) as an analogy for this, a lot.
By no means do I hate Pokemon Sun and Moon, but it did what I wish they didn't, tried to make the lack of Mega Stones in games prior to X and Y make sense. And I think they sorta kinda made it a huge mess.
Now I'm gonna use an analogy here. In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back there is a scene where Darth Vader tells 6 Bounty Hunters to find Han Solo. Boba Fett tracks him down to Cloud City and finds him. Now in a scene in Cloud City you can see a discolored IG-88 (one of the other bounty hunters) as a prop in a scrap-room. Why was this here? Because they needed filler props and had something called, ahem, a freakin' budget. Now, the Expanded Universe tries to explain why something so trivial is there, they say that Boba Fett killed him while on Cloud City, and that there was actually 5 IG-88s and then somehow one of them was also the Death Star-
Yeah, it sucks, and this is exactly what Pokemon did to their storyline.
So apparently games prior to XY didn't have Mega Stones, and then they came out with ORAS, a remake of a game which originally didn't have Mega Stones. Now I overlooked this, as it was so trivial and had nothing to do with the story... besides another trivial storyline... that tried to explain why Mega Stones were in ORAS and not RSE. Now GameFreak didn't have to try to connect the dots when you really don't need to, but they did and here comes along Sun and Moon. -=SPOILERS STOP READING HERE IF HAVEN'T FINISHED POST GAME=- UBs show up and say "Oh different dimensions exist" at first I was like "Cool!", and then Anabel shows up, "Oh no".
Now you may be asking, what about Anabel? Well, she apparently was from another dimension, where Emerald was the main game and not ORAS... excuse me. This is worse than the freakin IG-88 story said above! Now we are stuck with a confusing, headache inducing Multiverse because of the most trivial gimmick, Mega Stones. One trivial gimmick they could've glossed over and no one would care, but they had to pull a good ol' SW:EU! Thanks for reading all the way through this, I want to know what you think about this, do you like the multiverse? If so, why?
Also this Cynthia isn't the same one from DPPT, because, ya know, MEGA STONES.
Due to there being infinite universes, every Fan fiction, Lewd Picture, Rom Hack, and other things, including the errors in the Ultimate Handbook are all considered... CANON.