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Question: This is a question for the XYZ series. I can't figure out if Alain is a good guy or a bad guy. He acts like he is good but I am not so sure if he really is. Can anyone tell me if he is good or bad?

Pokemon, I Choose You! - S1-E1

New this week Question: Why did Pikachu dislike Ash during the episode?

New this week Answer: Well he had just caught him in the wild. Didn't even catch him with a traditional poke ball but like tied him up with a rope. So I would imagine so, yes.

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New this month Question: Why hasn't Ash's pikachu evolved into raichu?

New this month Answer: I don't think so. Pikachu needs a thunderstone to evolve and I think in that episode Pikachu said it was happy the way it was.

New this month Answer: He refused to! He is also not the only Pokemon in the series to have done that, the first time in episode 14 fighting a Raichu, and then other times in the series (episode 540 comes to mind). Pokemon have their own free will (for being a bunch of critters locked in tiny balls...) and some are so happy with themselves that they prefer not to turn into their evolved version. Which usually is way less cute, incidentally.

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New this month Isn't there an episode where Pikachu is actively trying not to evolve?

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New this month Unlike most Pokemon which evolve as they gain levels, Pikachu can't evolve into Raichu unless it uses a Thunder Stone. In Indigo League episode "Electric Shock Showdown", Pikachu explicitly refuses to evolve, wanting to win its rematch with Lt. Surge's Raichu itself. Pikachu again refused to evolve in the Diamond and Pearl episode "Pika and Goliath!", simply resolving to train harder.


New this month Even if Pikachu had evolved into raichu, wouldn't there be a risk that it would decrease the number of the show's viewers.

Unrest at the Nursery! - S15-E47

Question: Why did Vullaby run away from the nursery? Was it because of Layla hurting her feelings?

Answer: Yes it ran away because Layla hurt its feelings.

A Jolting Switcheroo! - S17-E16

Question: Lyn mistakenly takes Bonnie's identical satchel containing Dedenne, but shouldn't Lyn's satchel be a different color so the mix-up doesn't happen?

Answer: It just happened because the girls each had the same colored bag.

So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd - S1-E47

Continuity mistake: When Team Rocket takes off in the boat, it sinks. Their pokeballs float away, and Jessie says "Arbok and Lickitung are floating away!" But she doesn't catch Lickitung until Princess versus Princess (Season 1, Episode 52).

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Trivia: During the Pokerap that appears after some episodes, nearly all of the pokemon shown are the actual creatures, but the Zapdos that is shown is a machine from Pokemon Island.

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