Yes it felt very unnecessary. The focus episode with Princess Salvia was fine, and I think that should have been plenty of exposure for it, I just think there was no real point in her giving it to Dawn. I would have preferred it if Dawn had kept Ambipom, but even if she didn't it would have been better for her to use one of her other Pokemon in the final round of the GF (maybe have Buneary evolve?), since that's pretty much all Togekiss did.
I feel the whole Princess Salvia and Dawn thing was unneeded in general, but yes, I feel Togekiss was an unneeded addition to Dawn's team. Nice, but unneeded.
Pachirisu, felt like they were thrown in the background after their first Contests and it would have been nice for Buneary to learn a fourth move after evolving too.
It wasn't so much of an issue that Dawn caught it late, but just that it didn't really do much of anything. It wasn't used for anything important aside from the Grand Festival finals and even then, it would have been better to have Ambipom or one of the Pokemon Dawn had that actually deserved to get to the Grand Festival help her with that battle. Gible and Snorunt were caught late too, but they actually had some decent focus and accomplishments. Togekiss didn't and along with how it was practically given to her when she didn't do anything to really deserve it, like actually bonding with Togekiss, made it seem unnecessary in the grand scheme of things to me.Originally Posted by Caseydia
I personally hated Ambipom over Togekiss. All they needed to do was give it to her earlier and it would have been better. But saying things like it was unnecessary to have on the show is not something I would ever say for any pokemon no matter how much it wasn't used or whatever the reason is. And there are a lot of pokemon that have been caught has been used less.(cough:Tauros:cough)
NO it was necessary for Dawn I think because she needed 6 Pokemon I guess.
Togepi and actually raised it into a Togekiss, then I would have been far more okay with it, especially when part of my problem with Togekiss is how it was handed to Dawn on a silver plate. Though, I still would have liked Ambipom to stay. I didn't hate it, but it deserved to go to the Grand Festival, unlike with Togekiss. Tauros at least helped Ash in the Orange Islands. Togekiss hasn't had any accomplishments even to that extent. Compared to her other Pokemon, Togekiss definitely felt like an unnecessary addition to Dawn's team.
Togepi being on the show would have got Dawn a lot of hate as well as Togetic. The writers were probably trying to be careful. Not to mention a lot of people were upset about Dawn getting a cyndaquil especially when Ash took so long for his to evolve. But I liked Togekiss. I wished it had more time on the air than it did because I thought it suited her well.
Most definitely, the writers were obviously in a hurry so they gave her a Togekiss out of nowhere, especially since Ambipom was taken off the show for dumb reasons (ironic that after the trade, Dawn's Aipom evolved but Ash's Buizel didn't evolve to a Floatzel for some reason). Iris's Dragonite is no different, though the main difference is that the writers were simply glorifying Iris so that she got more focus than Ash did.
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I have unpopular opinions: I prefer an older character returning but it isn't from the original trio. I was one of the few who liked both DP and BW. And I think that TR shouldn't leave in the anime.
Oh please if togekiss was unexessary then every unova pokemon ash has besides the starters would be unecessary.
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