By - rentonguevara
The thing is, Pikachu didn't want to evolve. Ash offered it a thunderstone after it got hurt really bad, telling it that it would be stronger against damage like that if it evolved. Pikachu wasn't having it!
Ash asked. Pikachu did not give consent. Ash respected his decision. Pretty simple stuff. People can learn a thing or two from pokemon.
And unlike the games, it is actually somewhat reasonable not to evolve pokemon combat-wise as pikachu is faster than raichu in the show, even if it is not that way in the games
I'm still mad that Pikachu's speed stat is lower than Raichu's in-game
He just IV trained his Pikachu
EV trained*, pokemon are born with their IVs.
Oh yeah. That's what happens when you make references to things you yourself don't participate in haha
In the new pokemon games you can change thier IVs using bottle caps
But that's not training is it?
Its HYPER TRAINING!
u r false. ash asked pikachu to evolve but pikachu didnt want
It’s not all Ash. It was Pikachu’s decision to not evolve.
He tried to once, but Pikachu refused the evolution.
Twice actually one after fighting Lt. Surge and one after loosing to a charcter that has all pikachu lines in DP
Pikachu didn't want to evolve. It refused Ash's thunderstone because it wanted to prove it could square up to Lt Surge's Raichu without changing itself entirely.
Well technically he tried but pikachu was all like hell no. I'll beat that raichus ass without evolving and correct me if I'm wrong but he did kick his add all the way to the ground
Mostly through dodging because Pikachu was faster being smaller.
Don't remember. Been too long but yeah pikachu has to use what he's got. Then again it's kind of fixed. Pikachu is made out to be a God of Pokémon in the anime. He beats anything no prob
Like a snivy for a new trainer, Bellsprout, Togepi or how about Team rockets koffing?
Or broks onyx by using thundershock on the water pipes and make hisnonys suddenly weak to electric attacks
I can’t blame him, it’s his pokemon that doesn’t want to evolve.
Because pikachu is pokemons beloved mascot
That's pretty much the reason it don't evolve.
If ash forces a thunder stone on pikachu and it evolves is that some form of rape in the pokemon world
Sir, this is Wendy's
Yea ik thats why I went to a wendys in the first place
Please gamefreak, give Raichu a chance. A mega or an exclusive move. He deserves some love
they tried with alolan raichu
I was never really a fan of regular Raichu (not that it's not cute or anything, it's just not one of my favorites) but Alolan Pikachu is so adorable... I mean, it uses its tail as a surfboard!!!
That’s a flawed approach though. It doesn’t fix the issue with standard Raichu. This issue happens with regional variants in general.
How to bring Gorochu back: ***Raichu Mega form***
It gets volttackle
Should got his own signature move like hyper beam but its electric type
People have to understand that the anime is not like games. Pokemon are living breathing beings and can think for themselves.
Pikachu is gigantamax so he can't evolve right?
For 7 generations it was a choice that started after almost dying to Lt. Surge's Raichu.
Even if he chose to do it, the evolution wouldn’t happen cause he’s gmax
Edit: why you booing me I’m right
For 7 generations it would've, that was the point of me bringing up the whole 7 generations point in the first place.
He tried. Pikachu said no
Why evolve when you have the power of friendship.
Ditch your whole team afterwards
Legit never caught a Pikachu in any game
Weird flex, but okay.
Pikachu doesn't want to evolve, and is actually unable to evolve due to journeys recounting pikachu to be a gigantimax pokemkn
Pikachu >>> Raichu anyways.
Pikachoo don’t like the Thundr Ston tho
TBF I kept Pikachu In auras cause the contest Pikachu was a higher level than my other pokemon and I could give it strong moves like meteor mash
You could add a coma and put Pikachu in there and it'd still be just as accurate, haha.
Red: Gimme 25 cards.
Ash: But it's not your tu...
Red: I SAID GIMME THE DAMN CARDS.
Red completed the pokedex, so he actually evolved it B)
It was pikachu’s choice originally. Ash actually wanted him to evolve, just didn’t want to take away pika’s autonomy.
Didn't Pikachu only refuse the Thunder Stone after having fought the jerk Raichu and it's trainer?
I can't remember if these are the same episodes. Basically, I think Pikachu didn't want to become that. Respect.
It was Lt. Surge and his Raichu in Ash's 3rd Gym battle. Pikachu got very salty after losing to Raichu in the first battle and refuse to accept the stone to prove he can be better as Pikachu, not Raichu.
Evolve pikachu or (stay #) 25
I thought the anime did something where pikachu literally couldn’t evolve? Like ash’s physically wasn’t able to?
Turns out he just keeps 25
No that’s pikachu but it’s -evolve or draw 25-
People sleep on physical light ball pikachu
Get it, because Raichu is #25
Well Ash is Respecting the body Choices of Pikachu. Although a responsible Trainer would of worked with Pikachu to get over His fear of Evolving and Maturing. Although Ash appears to be Regressing in age so perhaps he needs to learn that lesson along side Pikachu.
I think to finish the Pokémon franchise, Ash will evolve Pikachu,thus ending an era.
Except Pikachu literally can’t because it’s Gmax.
Pikachu didn’t want to evolve. Beyond that it turns out he’s a G-Max Pikachu and *can’t* evolve
Ash's pikachu can gigantamax, and gigantamax-able pokemon can't evolve. Meaning, pikachu can't evolve, even with evolutionary stones.
I mean one arail ace or aura sphere can take out Pikachu regardless if it's evolved or not