Oshawott is marketable enough to evolve?
I think it's marketable enough to not evolve...
Onix is practically confirmed not to be caught due to the opening
And the writers probably have a refusal to give Ash a second electric type.
I reckon the Magnemite is like Jigglypuff.. it just follows them.
When has anyone had their entire in-game team?
If it is him, he could have Samurott and 5 old gen pokes.
Or this rival might not be anyone that shows up in the games at all. (Tyson, Harrison, Morrison... so many "son's")
I can't find a solid reason for Oshawott to evolve all the way to Samurott.
"To break the curse" is not a solid reason.
Samarott may be marketable, but not as marketable as Oshawott (That car proves it)
So if you want to convince people Oshawott can reach Samurott, come up with a solid reason. Oshawott's issues were resolved (Aqua Jet) and if he evolved he gets 2 scalchops so it won't solve the issue of fighting without it...
Pignite: The Tepig line isn't as marketable as the others, so the writers can do whatever with it, so if they make it fully evolve they can show Ash is developing, getting stronger, etc.
The merchandise: The opening screwed up my theory of the merchandise affecting the anime, but I'm gonna still follow it for now...
There is no such thing as enough marketing. Black 2 and White 2 have just been released in Japan which will draw in new fans; the producers will likely advertise Oshawott as the basic stage starter and be shown as an ideal starter. They evolved Tepig in the anime which is being mirrored by advertisements in B2W2, such as the player in the introduction trailer having an Emboar and some of the early screenshots showing Pignite battling Elesa's Flaffy.
I still can't understand how people still think the Onix can be caught.
The magnemite has some significance since it has appeared in at least two or three episodes. Personally though I think it will just be a recurring pokemon that just likes to zap the characters like Iris.
Nobody has ever had their entire in-game team, not even Barry, and it will probably never happen. Some characters like Iris might get some of the pokemon in their in-game teams but not alll of them. That's what is happening with Cynthia as her teams are always changing so the pokemon that have been in all of them like Lucario and Spiritomb have yet to be shown in the anime.
Morrison, Tyson and Harrison, as well as Tobias Personally though since Alder likes to call Ash and Trip "Ashton and Tripton", I think his grandson's english name will have "ton" in the end of it, and the kid will be a rival for the league and probably win it.
We're a couple of anime months before the league and Ash has an unova water powerhouse in Palpitoad; Oshawott's role is for marketing and I can't understand how people still think after all of this time that it will still evolve.
Shraeder already beat me to what I was going to say. Besides, I'm not going to waste my time trying to convince you and the other doubters. Just be prepared to hear me rub it in if it happens.
Yeah we can tell what you will be like if it happens, your signature confirms it. That is, if it happens which is indeed doubtful since the marketing for pokemon like Oshawott, Axew and Pansage is only going to increase with the new games.