I used to think it'd be cool, but then I learned what Farfetch'd actually was. It is already okay in design and concept; you got tricked with the underdog and you kick ass with it. It should remain that way, though it WOULD like some special item or ability or unusual move.
To put it simple: I'd like the baby Kangaskhan to REMAIN A KANGASKHAN. If there IS a preevolution, it shouldn't just be "baby Kangaskhan".
In any case though, the pokemon itself is unique enough to not need any evolution nor preevolution. Pinsir
It was a counterpart to Scyther
in Gen. I, so it was weird it didn't. Also Scyther got plenty on its own despite its evolution to Scizor
, to the point it's a good example of a pokémon that stands on its own from its evolutionary relatives.
So I think it could be fine if it did get a similar treatment. On the other hand, Pinsir IS quite unique and iconic; but I think it'd be fine. Heracross
Contrary to the above two though, Heracross was specifically made thinking it wouldn't need an evolution, as a rare and powerful bug type. And unlike Pinsir, it didn't fall that far behind. It can take on your Scizor any day. Tauros
Both are counterparts to the other. It's been suggested a shared preevolution, which honestly, WOULD be interesting, as nothing else has done something like that and it would fit them.
So I guess it would be ok. As for further evolutions... They aren't really necessary. Lapras
I don't know what to say. In one hand, it's a classic. It already is a full pokemon and really doesn't need anything.
On the other hand, a Lapras evolution or preevolution would really change things; it'd extend the lore of a pokémon that has gotten quite plenty of spotlight. Ditto
The concept is a doppleganger. An evolutionary line for it would be silly.
However, it does have a serious problem in that it can't execute is concept succesfully. That's why the Imposter ability is so important: It gives this pokemon the one thing its need. Aerodactyl
No. It is the image of a prehistoric and strong pokémon, that stands up on its own against everything. It being single-stage further gives it a look of being solitary and angry and whatever else is associated with a sky prehistoric predator. Unown
They really, really, REALLY need something done for them.
But an evolution or preevolution is absolutely not it.
Whatever it is done for them, it has to be something pretty unique, to suit their nature. Right now they ARE the single most unique pokémon in existence. Girafarig
I don't know. I don't think it needs one, and there are too little single-stages already. Dunsparce
It's the Tsuchinoko, a criptid. I really like such creatures.
In Dunsparce case, its independent nature as a single-stage adds to its rarity and uncertain existence.
While Dunsparce isn't strong, and deviates from the lore of the Tsuchinoko, I think its a neat pokemon.
That said, an evolution wouldn't necessarially hurt it, but it already has a lot of unexplored potential in itself to add more to it. Qwilfish
... It doesn't?
It looks like plenty of pokemon like Carvanha
... except it just stays like that. No wonder it's overlooked: It looks like the thing you'd remember for its evolution... but its evolution doesn't exist. So nobody remembers it.
So yes, this one actually DOES need an evolution! Shuckle
Shuckle has been getting some weapons and cool tricks to surprisingly stand up on its own even in battle. It would be upsetting to see a pokémon that has gotten such support to lose its thing. Corsola
This one is curious. It is also overlooked like Qwilfish, but shares a trait with Slugma
of actually getting more spotlight in Hoenn.
In fact, an evolution for it in Gen III would've been pretty interesting.
I don't think it needs
an evolution though, but one could be beneficial for it. Delibird
No. It's a rare pokemon that already accomplishes its (gimmicky) concept. The problem is that the concept itself doesn't give much.
There is also a misconception that a pokemon is its battle power. That isn't really true, I think it's okay that a pokemon is weak in battle. Skarmory
It gives me some impressions of Aerodactyl. Thogh maybe a preevolution or evolution would be fine with it, it would be unnecesary. Stantler
Like Girafarig. More than "why not", I think the question should actually be "why". Otherwise the evolution itself and the new pokemon would be empty. Smeargle
Smeargle is a pokémon that executes its concept pretty well, and turns out to be balanced in battle. It doesn't want an evolution nor anything. I think it's already one of the better pokemon in the whole design, honestly. Miltank
You have this repeated. Sableye
Sableye... It's kinda half there. In one side it tries to stand up on its own. But... it gets often treated as if it actually wasn't a full pokemon- I guess this could actually tie even with its lore as being goblin-like, which often have a leader.
So I'm going to say like Corsola, an evolution would be beneficial for them. Mawile
And here I throw my attempt to be objective and analytic out of the window and let out a fangirl squeal at the thought of a cool Mawile evolution.
... what can I say? I think Mawile is neat. But at a point, it doesn't really seem to pull off the "deceiver" part well enogh. It needs something to emphatize that if you fall for its cute facade, you are doomed. Plusle
These two. A gimmick gone terribly wrong, with a half-baked concept.
Even if they got evolutions, unless it was something REALLY creative... Plusle and Minun
don't really have much. I guess they could get evolutions that in a twist, actually made them much more different from each other and more compatible with other pokemon. Volbeat
They have each other. Isn't it lovely?
... okay, that was terrible.
I guess but pokemon are more expected to change than the rest. But... these two are really a simple concept. They are overlooked, they aren't strong, they aren't even that interesting.
But they ARE simple. Again, an evolution wouldn't be bad nor anything... but they just don't particularly need one. Torkoal
Torkoal is cool in itself. It also has a sense of longevity; it evolving and undergoing changes would kinda clash with that. Spinda
Personally I don't like this thing, but I don't even understand its concept. It seems it might want a bit more of story to it, so an evolution could be something good for it actually. Zangoose
These two are rivals. If they get an evolution, it should emphatize they are, or were, rivals.
Actually, perhaps something like Escavalier
did would work.
But unlike them, they ARE fine without evolutions. They would welcome it though. Lunatone
If Bug pokémon are expected to undergo changes, Rock pokemon are the opposite.
Given the duality of these two, an evolution or evolution for them just wouldn't work. Perhaps a third pokemon related to them would, but not an evolution nor prevolution, it'd break their duality. Castform
Castform is another of those very unique and tricky pokémon. It already gets different forms, it doesn't want a line. Kecleon
Similar to Castform. Tropius
actually reminds me of Heracross. It is a good pokémon, that clearly stands out on its own. It wouldn't want an evolution, and a preevolution would be pointless given its concept. Absol
Now, this one. I really don't know. It does have this feeling of loneliness that comes with its concept and design.
... However there seems to be more they could do with it besides just put them in dangerous places.
I really don't know what to think of this one. Relicanth
No. Just no. This pokemon is based on the Coelacanth, which is notorious for having remained like that for millenia.
It is the unchanging pokémon. Luvdisc
I don't know either. Alomomola
seemed to be it, but wasn't for some reason.
I guess I'll put it in the "doesn't really need, but would be good" pile. Pachirisu
I think it not evolving differenciates from Pichukachu. And it being actually usable makes it stand out from the arithmetic duo. So I think it's good the way it is, leave it alone. Chatot
It's like... other gimmiky pokemon in my oppinion. Kinda like Delibird
in that it does accomplish its concept fully, and doesn't really want to expand on it.
Though unlike it, chatot would probably like a super-creative evolution of some sort. Spiritomb
It's a pretty unique pokémon, with a pretty scary background. It really doesn't want an evolution. Imagine if say, Doomsday or White Hand or whatever evil pokégod got piles of evolutions on them? I think this is a tasteful take of sort on those stories.
So I think it's good as a single-stage. Carnivine
If it did get an evolution or prevolution, I think it'd be in a similar situation to Roselia
. Which may or may not be necessarialy a bad thing. Rotom
It has its forms and its own tricks. It doesn't want evolutions. Audino
I never really understood why Chansey
got an evolution as Blissey
. Much less a preevolution.
But in any case, unlike Chansey did Audino holds up better. So I think it's a viable way to further separate the two. Throh
Well, they did that thing with Tyrogue
before. But like Audino, I think this way further differenciates between them. Basculin
In one hand, I think an evolution would emphatize and enrich the deal with the red and blue stripes, and a "generic fish" (nevermind they ARE my favorite of all these "generic fishes") that doesn't evolve could potentially throw it down the same drain as Qwilfish.
But unlike Qwilfish, it seems they ARE standing up as "the fish that doesn't evolve" quite well. So they have potential for a single-stage pokemon. Maractus
Same as Carnivine and Roselia
, I'd think. Sigilyph
Sigilyph has to be one of the most unique pokemon designs.
I don't know how would I feel about an evolution, but given their lore, I don't think they want it. Emolga
It's kinda like Pachirisu
, but it's not. We don't want to increase the number of Pikachu
I think not. It looks complex, distinctive, and rare enough, unlike Luvdisc. It probably wouldn't want a line. Cryogonal
I think it's good as it is. Something tells me an evolution would just be a bigger/group of cryogonal and a prevo an smaller one. So no. Stunfisk
As it is... it's a pretty derpy pokemon. Unlike other derpy pokemon though like Magikarp
, it doesn't evolve to anything. It gives a "what you see is all there actually is" image.
Which I guess is a change... but eh, the evolution could also be derpy while show Stunfisk has more than what meets the eye. Druddigon
A pure dragon that doesn't evolve? Cool.
Even if it's obscure, it's a good design and concept. I'm tired of overrated and overpowered dragons, and one that accomplishes not being so by being purely a dragon is quite a feat.
Don't they dare touch it. Ever. Bouffalant
I guess it's like Tauros, except without Miltank. So it doesn't want a preevo, and an evolution would be quite over the top. It's good as it is really. Heatmor
Now, these two...
Perhaps Durant actually does want something like an evolution to fight Heatmor back, while Heatmor would remain single-stage. It's an strange relationship.
And now, I've reserved one last note for the ending.
Say this is blasphemy, but...
An evolution for Phione
Why? Well, its existence is peculiar enough... but, a legendary evolving in an unique way is interesting. Its avaliability is rare. And it would further differenciate the thing from other... "fairy-like" legendaries like Mew
, while Manaphy
would be the true legendary like that.