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Should Pikachu have an alternate evolution?

#1ArcvalonsPosted 1/25/2013 10:31:57 AM
Should Pikachu have an alternate evolution? - Results (115 votes)
Yes
51.3% (59 votes)
59
No
48.7% (56 votes)
56
This poll is now closed.
Something that can keep up with the power creep of the later generations. I mean it's the mascot, it deserves that much.
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#2M4nnimalPosted 1/25/2013 10:34:00 AM
Light Ball Pikachu already has a pretty good niche.
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#3NumberXIPosted 1/25/2013 10:47:37 AM
Its an interesting idea I'd be open too. But it would take away from Raichu who has the privilege of being the evo of Pokemon's mascot.
#4HemerukioPosted 1/25/2013 10:51:48 AM
I'd say so. I hate Raichu.
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#5EmPee4TyyyPosted 1/25/2013 10:56:14 AM
Just give pikachu the same BST as Raichu.
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#6Aqua69696Posted 1/25/2013 11:09:40 AM
Hemerukio posted...
I'd say so. I hate Raichu.


Really? He'd be one of my top 50.
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#7mashimizuPosted 1/25/2013 11:11:19 AM
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.
#8HemerukioPosted 1/25/2013 11:12:20 AM
Aqua69696 posted...
Hemerukio posted...
I'd say so. I hate Raichu.


Really? He'd be one of my top 50.


Well, maybe I was going a bit far in saying I hate him. He just doesn't look that good.
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#9HauntedBulletsPosted 1/25/2013 11:26:29 AM
It should be an evolution that you have to have high friendship for and then he just turns into a more rugged, battle-hardened looking Pikachu with higher stats.
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#10CakeOfLiesPosted 1/25/2013 11:29:02 AM
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...
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