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In this day and age, should Pikachu be the series mascot anymore?

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3 years ago#1
Should it? - Results (96 votes)
Yes
66.67% (64 votes)
64
No
33.33% (32 votes)
32
This poll is now closed.
(I might as well make this a poll...)

Pikachu is used very rarely in the games outside of spinoffs. Should it still be the mascot or should it be something else? Should the franchise even have any specific mascot? I'm just wondering what people's thoughts are on this.
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3 years ago#2
He's been mascot for more than a decade. I doubt he'll be replaced any time soon.
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3 years ago#3
Well I like him being the mascot of the anime, and the anime kind of drives the franchise in terms of promotion.

GameFreak did seem quite content with making him one of the only Pokémon that can't be found in Unova though.
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3 years ago#4
You don't simply get rid of a mascot just because its been a long time. Ronald McDonald is the mascot of McDonalds but the resturant doesn't center around him.
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3 years ago#5
Raichu got screwed and deserves more exposure.
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3 years ago#6
SlimeStack posted...
Well I like him being the mascot of the anime, and the anime kind of drives the franchise in terms of promotion.

GameFreak did seem quite content with making him one of the only Pokémon that can't be found in Unova though.


Actually, Pikachu can be found in Unova.

The screen above the Pokemon Center in Castelia City has a picture of Pikachu.
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3 years ago#7
glitchunter75 posted...
SlimeStack posted...
Well I like him being the mascot of the anime, and the anime kind of drives the franchise in terms of promotion.

GameFreak did seem quite content with making him one of the only Pokémon that can't be found in Unova though.


Actually, Pikachu can be found in Unova.

The screen above the Pokemon Center in Castelia City has a picture of Pikachu.


Real wild Pikachu I meant! >.<
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3 years ago#8
Every gen will have its own couple of mascot Pokemon, but Pikachu will always be viewed as the overall series mascot.
3 years ago#9
I've argued that Eevee would have been a much better mascot for Pokemon overall (which I think The Pokemon Company knows too, having basically adapted Eevee as a secondary mascot for the series just under Pikachu), but history has been set. It's much too late to matter now. Pikachu is to Pokemon what Mario is to... Mario. Okay, that was a poor example.
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3 years ago#10
Wha? Since when was Pikachu the mascot?

I thought it was Omastar.
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