So I’ve been thinking lately, how much I used to be invested in the pokemon that Ash’s friends would capture throughout the course of the series. And it’s made me realise how much more I liked the character because they were actively obtaining Pokémon, and how little I am invested in the characters because of the little team changes they receive these days. Take Misty, May and Dawn for example, I invested more in these characters because of the fact that they would actively capture Pokémon, all 3 had full teams by the end of their journey with Ash, and Brock, although never had a full team, each series that he stayed on for he ended up getting Pokémon. Compare this to the new series, Iris having 4 team changes, Cilan having 3, Serena having 4, Clemont having 3, and then the current cast having 4 team changes between them. This is considerably less than older series and is a lot more noticeable in the current series with the most Pokémon a character owning is 2. Do you feel like you invest more if the character is capturing Pokémon more on a regular basis? And by team change I mean capture, and evolution after their debut episode.