I've pretty much noticed an odd and annoying pattern with all the water type starters in the series that the main trios have(except one)- they never evolve to their final forms, ever. seriously look at this:
Squirtle: Ash's never evolved, may's stopped at the 2nd stage
Totodile: not evolved
Mudkip: Brock's evolved into mashtomp, but not to it's last stage
Piplup: I don't think Dawn's ever gonna evolve it
Oshawott: Ash SERIOUSLY needs to evolve it
the only times we actually see their last stages is outside of the trios (like Gary's Blastoise).
my question is, when will the writers break this trend and give a fully evolved water starter to someone in the trio?