I don't think Ash will catch Wimpod. They might associate that line with "evil" because it's Guzma's ace.
electric mouse, grass owl, rock dog, and now fire cat. wonder what's next
anywho, it's good to see ash building up a diverse team in alola. should help him out with his island challenge.
I agree that Dewpider isn't the most interesting Pokemon in the world and doesn't suit Ash as well, but I think Araquanid would be fine, given that one Pokedex entry that says it's a caring Pokemon that tries to protect weaker Pokemon. That definitely sounds like something right up Ash's alley.Other people think he's getting a Wimpod after today's episode? Great. It suits him, unlike that derpy spider
I think the issue here isn't just that Ash befriended a Pokemon. It's that Wimpod returned and thanked him afterward. With the exception of Rowlet, Ash's captures have been built up over time and have involved him bonding with the Pokemon he's going to capture. Wimpod would continue that trend. Plus, as far as I can tell, Golisopod is easily one of the most popular Pokemon this generation, so it's natural a lot of people want Ash to have one, so it gets an ample amount of screentime.Just because Ash befriends a Pokemon does not mean he has to catch it. Examples include Hippopotas in DP and Phantump in XY.
First off, I have to apologize. I was at work when I replied to your comment and was unable to express my thoughts fully, because I don't have a lot of time to reply on my breaks.No it doesn't. Both Barry and Ash had Staraptor, hell even Reggie had one, the only reason it WOULD matter is Guzma was Ash's rival.
If Ash can have Pokemon that a gym leader has (Turtwig), Ash could easily have one that a recurring character can have.
1. Just because there are some examples of this being the case, but Guzma isn't a rival (at the moment) so it doesn't matter. Ash having Charizard didn't stop Trevor or Alain from having one, yes Ash didn't use HIS Charizard, but they didn't HAVE to give them to Alain/Trevor as well as Kiawe and his Charizard (though I guess that's excusable for being a ride Pokemon) Ash and Paul both had Torterra, even if Paul didn't use his the point is Paul having Torterra never stopped Ash from having, the point is Paul having a Gliscor didn't prevent Ash from evolving his Gligar.
Unless you think Guzma will have a MAJOR role within the anime, I'm not seeing any legitimate reason to prevent Ash from having one, ESPECIALLY when he's had Pokemon that match Gym leaders. Clay had a Palpitoad, Winona had a Swellow, Ash may very well have a Lycanroc while battling Olivia.
Why is it that gym leaders are irrelevant, but it matters so much in regards to Guzma?
If anything Guzma is more like Alexa, and it didn't stop Ash from getting Noivern.
Given that I'm not sure why Guzma is such an important character, I kind of disagree, with the whole pattern.
Especially when we're dealing with a generation with relatively few Pokemon to begin with, that literally the writers may either have to choose between Dewpider and Wimpod if Ash is going to get a water type Z-move, and I almost feel like Dewpider is MORE likely to go to Lana in the end, since that was her ace in the games, sure its Popplio now, but that's because they weren't giving Popplio to Ash. And I have a hard time imagining the characters ONLY having one Pokemon while Ash has up to six.
Hell Kiawe at least technically has two.
The anime does change things, to fit whatever narrative they want. The principal is "THEY CAN" even if ultimately 'THEY DON'T" I'm just saying if they feel so uncomfortable about giving Ash and Guzma the same Pokemon for whatever reason they can give either one different Pokemon, while with Guzma it could be his favorite Pokemon, just not a Pokemon he uses.
Maybe even a story of Guzma's Golisopod having died before we're introduced to him. Who knows I would love to see a story of Guzma being a "good" character long enough to help Ash with his own Golisopod, kind of like Ash's Grotle and Paul's Torterra, but its a temporary truce to help Ash with his own Golisopod only to turn on them at the end or something similar like that to be chased off with either a bug or water z move (maybe normal)
That sounds prejudiced. Also, Ash has gotten two Dark types, one line which is especially associated with the villain team. Muk is also a Pokemon associated with villains. The reason I have against Wimpod is more the fact that I feel the Dewpider and Wimpod lines are rivals/counterparts and Dewpider's ability would be interesting to play out. Then again, a Golisopod on Golisopod fight would be pretty cool
Perhaps you're right, and I'm overestimating Guzma's importance in the anime. After all, it's still early, and Team Skull has only appeared in three episodes. But I at least expect him to be a little more important than, say, a Gym Leader. He's the leader of an evil organization. He's not going to appear for one or two episodes, only to disappear for the rest of the series afterward like Gym Leaders do. So yeah, I do place a little more emphasis on him than Gym Leaders.
Krookodile is associated with Team Plasma, though, even though not their team leader.None of them were a villainous team leader's ace though. None of the three Dark-types he has are associated with evil teams, with none of them currently having any Dark-type moves.
Well to be clear outside of Giovanni since when has an evil team leader ever even had focus enough for owning a Pokemon to be a problem for the main cast?
Giovanni even has a Kingler in the anime, technically but didn't stop Ash's from evolving.
Giovanni has only ever really used Persian, but its Team Rocket so I'll excuse that one over importance.
In 3rd generation, it was Aqua Members and Magma members who had Pokemon, neither Maxie nor Archie had Pokemon.
Cyrus didn't have Pokemon.
Lysandre only used Pyroar and Gyarados, and very infrequently I might add, what a total of maybe 4 mega evolution specials and maybe a handful of XY&Z episodes. Hardly what I would call representative of either Pyroar or Gyarados, in fact it probably was shiny to offset how ordinarily boring a normal Gyarados would be, so they turned it into a shiny one.
And Guzma probably falls within the same grouping. He might show up, but how often, and would it really matter for him to infrequently (likely) using Golisopod.
Even in the games you battle him technically only officially 3 times, while the other 2 times are just side battle.
With all of that, to think Golisopod would ever EVER be properly marketed within the anime is laughable, but unfortunately it happens, to think just a few episodes is okay for a Pokemon to not have more screentime to not be marketed more and a justifiable reason to NOT give it to a main cast is a rather annoying.
Ash's hypothetical Incineroar and potential Decidueye is going to show up in more episodes than Guzma's Golisopod unless he doesn't get Incineroar/Decidueye.
Even if somehow Golisopod shows up in every Guzma episode (which I don't think that even happens with Giovanni and Persian), we might get at most 10-20 episodes if we're lucky.
If Golisopod isn't the right Pokemon for Ash, fine, I won't presume to know how the anime works. But because of Guzma? Would be absolutely ridiculous EVEN if that IS the reason.
Krookodile is associated with Team Plasma, though, even though not their team leader.
I hope we do, as well. SM16 is probably one of my favorite episodes so far, and the starters just have such good chemistry together.i hope we get to see more interactions between the three starters now that litten is officially part of ash's team. i imagine they're friendly with each other after their little "adventure" in episode 16.
Probably because Pallossand is draining its energy. That's what Pallossand does.Ash caught kitten.Why is litten glowing green in preview of sm22