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    You know where they shoehorn cute pokemon that refuse to evolve into every situation possible and battle more than anyone else. Did I forget the part where they need infinite amounrs of exp to level up compared to a normal pokemon.

    Piplup Bulbasaur and Pikachu dont coint because we saw the first 2 try to evolve onscreen and Pikachu is the mascot so one free pass.

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    No. If they get marketed as the cutesy wee pokemon like Oshawott and Axew than the same thing will happen

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    It all depend on the writer & other anime stuff of Pokemon !
    Are they try to create the best Pokemon series they can Or Are they just going to advertise and sell Plushie !!!
    Its for them to decide .

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    It won't end.

    Here's your confirmation: Pikachu.
    Why are you looking here? There is nothing here.

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    I seriously doubt it. Pokemon that were treated like this is other generations, such as with Piplup, were really popular, so I don't see them changing that policy for a new generation, especially when promoting the merchandise through their characters is the main purpose of the series to begin with.

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    Unless Japan suddenly starts to hate cute things as a whole, it's doubtful they'll ever get rid of cute Pokémon from the spotlight.
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    The next girl is almost bound to get another cute pokemon that tags along out of its Pokeball.

    It really makes you realize what a miracle it was that the writers had May's Torchic evolve rather than staying like that for all of AG.
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    This is not a question that we can answer atm. All we know of Gen VI are the three starter pokemon and the two legendary mascots. Anything else, including any possible female leads that may replace Iris, as well as the types of pokemon that she will get if this were the case, is speculation for now.

    More likely than not, there will be at least one pokemon other than Ash's Pikachu that will not evolve in a Gen 6 anime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fighting Misty View Post
    The next girl is almost bound to get another cute pokemon that tags along out of its Pokeball.

    It really makes you realize what a miracle it was that the writers had May's Torchic evolve rather than staying like that for all of AG.
    Because it was weak and wimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemonsquared View Post

    Because it was weak and wimpy.
    So were Togepi and Axew, and we had to suffer through those two for their entire series.

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    Arguably this already happened back in AG, where very few Pokemon remained in their base forms (and from those that did, only Skitty was particularly marketable). The lucrative merchandising success that was Dawn's Piplup definitely influenced the way starters were presented in BW though. Whether that will continue into the new Generation, I can't say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze View Post
    Arguably this already happened back in AG, where very few Pokemon remained in their base forms (and from those that did, only Skitty was particularly marketable). The lucrative merchandising success that was Dawn's Piplup definitely influenced the way starters were presented in BW though. Whether that will continue into the new Generation, I can't say.
    Did it really though? Other than Buneary, pretty much Dawn's all other pokemon evolved that could of. Granted I guess this is why Brock's Happiny didn't evolve till the very end though.

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    Piplup is without question, the second most marketed Pokemon after Pikachu. It's not just a matter of the number of unevolved Pokemon, but how heavily marketed they are. DP was where the whoring out of secondary mascot Pokemon really took off, and BW followed suit.

    I just hope the new series tones it down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fighting Misty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pokemonsquared View Post

    Because it was weak and wimpy.
    So were Togepi and Axew, and we had to suffer through those two for their entire series.
    They weren't used for battles though. That honor would go to starmie/Politoed and Excadrill espectively. Torchic as a follower would never have worked especially since it had no hands.

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    So far I've seen, no. Best Wishes! is a monster in making Ash's Unova starters (especially Oshawott) "marketable enough".

    And it's a matter of time when Chespin is going to be forced in our throads like Piplup/Oshawott.

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