For the past few weeks we've only talked about the alleged Pikachu-to-Raichu evolution, anticipated by the recap of Episode 34 of the Pokémon Explorations shared by Anipoke. The announcement had aroused a lot of curiosity, but as expected the long-awaited one The transformation of Ash's historical companion did not take place.

However, the episode actually has an answer to one question, namely: Why doesn't Ash's Pikachu really want to evolve? Surprisingly, the protagonist answered Go's question and revealed the riddle: "My Pikachu wants to get stronger, but like Pikachu. It is best to develop when you really want to!"You can see an excerpt from the episode below.

A very simple answer, but very clear. Since the anime's first episode, Pikachu has played hundreds of games, defeating opponents far more effectively on paper, and becoming the ace of Ash's team. In Pokémon Exploration, Pikachu is also the only member of the protagonist team who has never lost a matchwithout the exhibition game against Champion Dandel.

As the face of the franchise, of course, it assumes that the top floors of The Pokémon Company want absolutely no advancement, but getting a canon explanation can only please fans.

What do you think about it? Are you for or against Pikachu's transformation? Let us know with a comment! In case you haven't already, we remind you that you can read the spoilers for the next four episodes of Pokémon Explorations.

Why Pikachu doesn't want to evolve - Pokémon from R / Anime

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