Originally Posted by Pokemon Trainer Sarah
That's a pretty cool observation! I think it kinda makes sense. I always wondered why Delia didn't wake up her son on perhaps the most important day of his life and instead just let him sleep in and potentially completely miss out on a Pokemon.
Delia seems like a pretty unquestioning person. She didn't even freak out when she found out her son was 'the chosen one' who had to save the whole world in Pokemon 2000. If Oak just told her that she should allow Ash to sleep in since he had a special surprise for him or something, I think she would have easily gone along with it. From memory she isn't very surprised when Ash shows up with a Pokemon that isn't even a regular starter, either. xD
Maybe she was asleep too? X3 I think it was just so Ash could get an unusual starter.