I have been wondering about it this morning. How much can a Trainer reasonably accomplish within a year of starting their journey? What made me think about it is that Zero, the main character of my story Pokémon Resonance, has to collect 8 badges within a year to prove that he is ready to be a trainer. Sapphire in Pokémon Adventure did it in less than a fourth of that time in Hoenn, and Platina Berlitz beat her record in Sinnoh. We're ignoring Ash because he was 10 for an absurd amount of time, unless the Pichu Bros short can be considered canon where they celebrated the one year anniversary of meeting Pikachu. But I'm getting off track. Obviously, collecting the 8 gym badges of Johto in a year is plausible. What about other regions? I mean sure, Kanto is right there, but what about regions overseas? There's Orre, Kalos, Alola, and much more. How much more than his original goal can he accomplish before returning to New Bark and moving on to challenge the Elite 4? Kind of want to get this figured out early in his adventure.