B- Ash gets exited over everything. Getting exited over mega evolution carries no more weight than his excitement over a new region, a new pokemon, an update to his pokedex or a new restaurant. It doesn't mean it's something he's going to automatically get just for the sake of getting. If Ash get's a Mega, it has to be one that fits into his personality. It makes absolutely no sense for ash to catch a new Pokemon in Kalos just to have a mega-evolution possibility on his team, especially not with the weight that bond is supposed to play.
C- Within the realm of the Anime, evolution has absolutely been portrayed as artificial; especially evolution by means of evolutionary stones or object(the Razor Claw).
I know full well the storylines involved in those non-evolutions. I also know full well that it indicates a trend in the writers staff. A major issue that the writers like to address is personal strength overcoming adversity. The entire schism between Ash and Paul came from that issue. The Pikachu non-evolution storyline is a prime example of this. Every time evolution has been brought up regarding Pikachu it would have been an artificial means to beat an opponent(typically an opposing Raichu).
D- The close bond part is exactly why none of the other Mega Evolution's but Charizard make sense. The writers aren't going to plug a Pokemon onto Ash's team and create the kind of bond that would allow for Mega Evolution over the course of 1 region. Any Mega-evolution he get will have to have been with him for a while; which means Charizard or Heracross. Heracross has been mostly forgotten since Johto which means only Charizard fits the qualifications for a real Mega-Evolution on Ash's team. Charizard has run it's course on Ash's team, which is why that only makes sense once he reaches the Kalos League.
Given that Mega Evolution is a focus this saga, that it emphasizes the bond between trainer and Pokemon, and that Ash’s character is all about his love of, and his bond with, his Pokemon, I have to imagine that there’s going to be a point where we do see a Mega Evolution on Ash’s team. While Pokemon has run with the idea that a Pokemon can be strong without evolution, neither it nor Ash has been intrinsically opposed to the idea either. Ash has plenty of evolved Pokemon down at Oak’s laboratory to show that. I’m not going to say that Ash will get a Mega Evolution (that would be a disappointment for me, though), but I certainly can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t happen.
If Ash does get Mega Evolution I can’t see anyone else in that position besides Charizard. Aside from Pikachu, I don’t think there’s any other Pokemon whose bond with Ash the show has focused on more, plus it’s perfectly marketable. Certainly they’re not going to go through the trouble of adding a brand new non-Kalos Pokemon onto Ash’s team just to Mega Evolve, and I really don’t think anybody’s going to be choosing Heracross over Charizard when the latter has more of a story. But should that happen, then I personally don’t see it happening until after the Kalos League... or during it, on the off-chance the entirety of the Gen VI anime actually spends all its time in the Kalos region itself. The reason being that Fletching and its evolutions (which already make Charizard redundant) are more of a focus now, and probably will be as long as the characters are in Kalos.
I hope Serena gets the Espurr in the upcoming episode. Not only does she have it in the games, but it can give her some focus as well as a new companion.
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Heracross is one of Ash's earliest pokemon and a ready candidate for mega evolution.
Last, but not the least is a possible Lucario considering the whole history with Ash and Aura.
Heracross. Charizard got an entire episode dedicated to his return, after all.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind if the show gave Ash Mega Heracross instead. But Charizard’s my favorite, so I’d prefer him.
Well, if I remember, didn’t Origins only show one Charizard evolution? Ash could always get the Y variant.Originally Posted by Andre27
I would argue that if there’s a downside, it’s that Ash already has one Pokemon (Yayakoma) that makes Charizard kind of redundant now. But if there’s an arc after the Kalos League, then that won’t really be a problem.
it'd be really funny if it turned out ash's Mega is Gengar XD
Pikachu has gained so much focus during the whole saga. It is much more fun to see something which we have not seen very often again instead of the most overused lizard of all time. That would make the show improve.
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I agree though, Serena does need to get a first capture in the near future. Hopefully Fennekin gets a bit more experience first.
Has anybody thought or considered Tyrunt/Amaura? Maybe Tyrunt to Ash & Amaura to Serena?
I feel like its a possibility, especially for the small pool of new pokes in Kalos.
I feel like he'll get a Goomy or a Tyrunt. One of the two.
A fairy type, florges or swirlex my guess...
A wildcard poke, like a Honedge, Skiddo, or Binacle... One of those.
A switch in poke later in the series for his Mega Zard or Mega Heracross.
That's my guess.
I really REALLY hope that Ash's Froakie evolves into a Greninja. But I'm doubting it.