Should Pikachu have an alternate evolution? - Results (115 votes)
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Something that can keep up with the power creep of the later generations. I mean it's the mascot, it deserves that much. --- http://i.imgur.com/pVqey.png Arcvalons really is a genius.-kamikazetomato. If I remain a virgin until I reach 30 I become a wizard. - gamerTai.
I've never been a huge fan of Raichu so I would love another evolution that resembled Pikachu more. My guess is that the stone causes a mutation which is why Raichu looks so different from his pre evolutions. So this should be a natural evolution through leveling up. They could even make a story to explain why they couldn't evolve before. Something like "Pikachu from all corners of the world have come here to train and evolve without the need of a stone." Perhaps make a special location where it can evolve like Leafeon and Glaceon.
I know this will never happen but a guy can dream.
Pikachu needs a higher base stat total, a different design, a different name, and a different moveset and he'd be good. I'm thinking either something called Jolteon, Ampharos, or Electivire... --- "I'm no Jedi; I'm just a guy with a lightsaber and a few questions." - Kyle Katarn