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Almost all Pokemon evolve, but will Ash's Pikachu EVER evolve?!

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It is highly unlikely. Pikachu has shown that he personally does not want to evolve into a Raichu, despite that meaning he will gain higher stats. Ash has respected that as his trainer, and has helped stopped Pikachu evolving many times.

There have been times when Pikachu has considered evolving, but has ultimately wanted to stay the same, since once he evolves, he can't turn back.

Besides, not all of Ash's Pokemon evolve; Gible, Squirtle, Bulbasuar to name a few.

EDIT: Also, the anime doesn't stress evolution as the only way for a Pokemon to gain more power; it's not the be all and end all for a Pokemon, as it is in the games (esp. with competitive battling).

I just found the episode I was thinking of:


It was one of the few episodes that I actually remembered.

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And they changed to 8 minutes at almost exactly the same time.
Seriously, it's not as if I can tell when you will answer. I'm always about 5 seconds slower so it just meant that I took longer typing things out.
Agh, whatever, this has been the 7th freaking time.
JCM, stop flagging comments just because they don't fit in with how you see things. Either you've both answered close to the same time (again, the difference between the two answers here are but a few seconds) or you've been incorrect in your answer.

Mew might as well go around saying those people who answered a few seconds after him were clearly copying his answers.
,___, You know how I rage.
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He won't evolve because Ash and Pikachu don't want him to.

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pikachu does not want to evolve.

this should be -1 vote....,