Groans... I was very disappointed when I watched this episode about Piplup not evolving. You know why?
Because they barely kept any Japanese music in the dub...
Thought I was gonna say I was mad that Piplup didn't evolve, huh? Well, I'm not mad one bit. I think anime evolution is overrated by at least many older fans. It's as if a Pokemon will never amount to anything unless it evolves, no matter what the long term consequences of that are. (Ex. having Pikachu evolve.)
Like I said before, it'd be more annoying for Piplup to get all this attention and then be replaced by a 5th generation Pokemon doing what Piplup's doing right now.
People accuse Piplup of being a Pikachu clone (which I'm not disagreeing with, but... how come it was so bad calling Dawn a May-clone then?) and yet are upset that it gets an episode confirming it won't evolve.
First of all, it's a simple opinion, chill out. Second of all, the explanation was the same explanation as with the hundreds of other Pokemon that won't evolve: they think they're strong enough at their base stage and usually have a rivalry with their evolved form.
Many of the Pokemon in Ash's friends group don't evolve, but nearly all of them have never actually started to evolve or were going to evolve via the use of a stone. If Bulbasaur hadn't stopped itself from evolving, more people would think that Bulbasaur might have (or still might have) a chance of evolving in one episode. No one ever said it wouldn't.
And also, this isn't just any of Dawn's Pokemon- it's her starter, and the Pokemon that is most associated with her. If any Pokemon in her party would have an explanation on why it wouldn't evolve, it'd be Piplup.
This episode showed us that now there's definitely no point in waiting for Piplup to evolve.
True. I think I just hated it because the screen-hogger got even more attention...
In any case, it's not like it's going to leave anytime soon and never be seen again. It's the Pikachu of Dawn's party. Sure it wasn't like this at the very beginning of D&P
, but still...
I mean they could've used any old POTD to make them appear, but they choose to give said role to Piplup... As if we don't see enough of it... I think I've ranted enough...
A reason both Kenny and Barry appeared was because they each had a Pokemon that was a different evolved form of Piplup to show of to the TV audience.
If only there was a D/P scenario that builds ash's character...
There's always Paul episodes. Also there was an episode where Pikachu didn't evolve.