Well, you know how it goes. The show's past just proves it.
Pikachu, Togepi, Piplup, Oshawott, and any others I may be missing knows the word mascot a little too well.
To be honest, I personally took a liking to all of them, but I'm aware others didn't.
With that said, as much of initially charming a mascot may be, after a while, you start to realize why it is a mascot, and when you do, you begin not to like it.
However, if one finds a mascot to be a fav of their's, then of course they would have no problem seeing it on television 24/7.
Mascots are never shafted, and always get special treatment, but when that treatment blatantly becomes an eye sore, then it really makes a fan like myself wonder.
Is being a mascot pokemon an advantage or disadvantage.
Piplup was the starter with the most personality, so much that episodes that could have been used to further the Grand Festival and Pokemon League were based on adventures of it and Pikachu(another mascot).
Pikachu is guaranteed to be on every season as long as Ash sticks around, but has to deal with scrutiny if it losses a battle, or if it is even in that battle in the first place.
Togepi was cute as ever, and a rare species to the show, but I am aware some said it was around for so long it started to affect Misty's character(not that I agree though).
So, at the end of that day, is being a mascot, a good or bad thing? They're essentially pokemon celebrities, always in the tabloids, can be notorious or glorious, but too much of them can become sickening, but, when you write down their statistics, they've achieved more than others, so what will it be?