I still think its time Ash gets a Fossil. Get a Tyrunt. Serena gets Amaura. Oh happy days. Would love for a Phantump, but then there's the whole trade evo thing the anime doesn't seem to want to deal with. But maybe its time.
Froakie - Geninja
Fletchling - Talonflame
As for what else, not sure. Everything else is up in the air. I could see him getting a mega-evolution though, and defeat this season's rival with it. He may catch a new Pokemon for this purpose, but I see him bringing back Charizard or at least Heracross when he learns more about mega-evolution and brings them back for this purpose. Most likely Charizard, since he has the strongest bond with it, and most likely Charizard Y, since X was featured in The Origin. Whether he gets a new pokemon or not for Mega Evolution, he with still Mega evolve Charizard at some point, probably in the Pokemon League.
He might catch a Clauncher since he likes crustacean, and I could see him catching an Inkay for some reason or a Tyrunt since it is similar to his Gible.
This season is also the best time for Ash to catch a legendary, due to the low number of new Pokemon, and I could honestly see him with Xerneus. Probably not, but best time then ever.
Also, I see him getting far in the league, probably top 4 again. Last time was disappointing, no epic battles at all. I think a good move would be to have Ash win the Pokemon League and face the Elite 4. Whether he beats them or not doesn't matter, but this will lead to him travelling to the new region to face their Elite 4. This is where he will meet his new partner, a young trainer (can be guy or girl, but girl would be cool) who is going on a new journey, and Ash mentors them and helps them defeat all of the gym leaders and enter the Pokemon league. Ash does this all while catching new Pokemon and training to take on that regions Elite 4. This way would allow Ash to stay and not make his seem weak or a wuss and might actually put someone else in the spotlight. It could also allow for him to leave the series is they wanted without too big a backlash.
I don't know. Quick rant.
Spoke too soon with my previous post. No spoilers but I was wrong on one thing at least for now.
Hmm, I think I'll take a swing at this.
Pikachu-Wouldn't be the show without him.
Froakie/Greninja-Completely depends on how Froakie catches on, if it's to the level of Chimchar, it'll probably go all the way, if Oshawott then it may be stuck as is. Looking at how they're treating it now (as Ash's only starter) though I'm thinking it'll be the former, but you never know...
Talonflame-It's pretty much a given it'll evolve all of the way.
Skiddo/Phantump/Pumpkaboo-I think he'll definitely get a grass type so the question is which. The former is connected to a popular Pokemon, popular itself, and can show off the riding mechanic while the others could add a unique typing and feel to Ash's cast of characters.
Pancham/Pangoro-Could either be the cute marketable little guy or the big tough guy, either role could fit it.
Avalugg-It kind of reminds me of Glalie back in Hoenn, so I could see it fulfilling a similar role.
Litleo-It has shown up pretty well in merchandise, so there's a chance it may land on the cast and Ash would be the best choice for having it IMO. Having said that, its repeat Fire typing with Talonflame doesn't make it as interesting a choice unless they decide to split the niche between them somehow.
Espurr (Male)-Potentially I could see it work as a counterpart to Serena's possible Meowstic, or even just fulfilling for Ash's lack of Psychic types.
Lucario-Depends really, I think that since Lucario has been skipped over for two generations now it's not as likely a choice, but it was given a notable role in the first third of the game, is the first Mega Evolution you see and is given to you more directly so the possibility is there even if it's small.
I really want to see Ash with a Pangoro/Pancham, but I can also see one going to the TRio, since both Ash and James have Dark types and can evolve it. (Ash can have a Dark type in Greninja, I should say.) The pandas are two of my favorite Gen VI Pokemon, so I really want Ash to have it.
Based on what we know so far:
- Fletchling (if it evolves, which will most likely happen, will serve as his Kalos Fire-type)
- Skiddo (Ash needs a Grass-type on his team, and it's the only one I can see him getting.)
- Scatterbug (Ash may go to Santalune Forest at some point)
- Bergmite (out of the other pokemon, I can see the writers giving him this one, late in the region)
Pokemon I would like Ash to have, but will most likely not get:
- A Fairy-type (preferably something like Mawile with a Mega Evolution). If Ash does get one, I think the writers will give him Carbink.
1. Pikachu (duh)
3. Talonflame (I think the preview for his battle with Viola all but confirms that he catches a Fletchling).
4. Lucario (maybe he obtains him the same way you do in the games)
5. Skiddo (gotta have at least one grass type)
6. Jigglypuff? (Maybe so he can have a fairy type on his team)
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