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If you mean main characters, like our dear Ash Ketchum, then yes. There are plenty of examples where he sees a Pokémon, but doesn’t use it.
If you mean minor characters, then I’m not quite sure. A lot of Pokémon are used, and so it’s hard to keep track of them all. Obviously, legendaries and mythicals (although Mewtwo was used by Giovanni, and Tobias owned Latios and Darkrai, I think).But there are some Pokémon I’m fairly certain haven’t been used by someone, like Fearow and Gastly.
I can’t give you a clear answer(sorry about that) because there are hundreds of Pokémon episodes, and I’m not keen on binge-watching every single one.
porygon i guess
Porygon and its evolutions would most like by the answer if you don't count their cameos or the banned episode.

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I'm answering this because I have nothing better to do, and I want Internet points! :D

Pokemon only seen in flashbacks, or Pokemon that were released/traded, still count as being had by a Trainer, for the purpose of this answer. A person that is caring for/protecting a Pokemon does not count as owning that Pokemon (for example, Shaymin was cared for, but never actually captured, so for this list, Shaymin is on here.).

Gen 1
Omanyte doesn't seem to have a specific Trainer, according to Bulbapedia.
Kabuto doesn't seem to have a specific Trainer either.
Mew

Gen 2
Sunkern (Ash evolved one, but never actually caught it)
Unown
Porygon2
Raikou
Debatably Entei (Illusions of one were created by the character Molly Hale, but it was never technically captured)
Lugia befriended Ash and Goh, but was never captured

Gen 3
Lileep was looked after, but never used by a real Trainer.
Cradily was looked after as well, but never used by a Trainer.
Anorith was never used in battle.
Jirachi

Gen 4
Spiritomb
Porygon-Z
Regigigas
Cresselia
Manaphy hatched with May, but hatching isn't technically capturing.
Arceus

Gen 5
Victini
Tympole
Cofagrigus
Tirtouga was befriended by someone, but not technically captured.
The same goes for Carracosta.
Archen was revived and raised by Fennel, but never captured or used.
The same with Archeops.
Volcarona
Cobalion
Terrakion
Virizion
Kyurem was controlled by Team Plasma, but it may not have been captured.
Keldeo
Meloetta
Genesect

Gen 6
Quilladin
Skrelp
Dragalge
Tyrantrum is owned by Scientists, but never stated to be captured.
Amaura was revived, never captured.
Aurorus was revived, never captured.
Carbink
Trevenant
Xerneas
Zygarde was captured, but escaped.
Diancie
Hoopa
Volcanion

Gen 7
Cutiefly
Wishiwashis are at the Aether Paradise, they may have not been technically captured.
Toxapex
Dewpider
Bewear
Oranguru
Wimpod
Palossand is at the Aether Paradise, may not have been captured.
Minior
Bruxish
Drampa
Dhelmise
Tapu Koko
Tapu Lele
Tapu Bulu
Tapu Fini
Cosmog
Cosmoem
Solgaleo
Lunala
Nihilego
Celesteela
Kartana
Guzzlord
Necrozma
Marshadow

Gen 8
Thwackey
Rillaboom
Corvisquire
Blipbug
Orbeetle
Nickit
Theivul
Gossifleur
Eldegoss
Boltund
Rolycoly
Applin
Silicobra
Sandaconda
Arrokuda
Barraskewda
Toxtricity
Sizzlipede
Clobbopus
Morgrem
Obstagoon
Perrserker
Runerigus
Falinks
Pincurchin
Snom
Dracozolt
Arctovish
Drakloak
Zacian
Zamazenta
Kubfu
Urshifu
Zarude
Calyrex
Regieleki
Regidrago
Glastrier
Spectrier

Hope I helped!

Source: Every single Pokemon's Bulbapedia article

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Idk man I guess it’s not explicitly in the rules but in the 7 yrs I been here I don’t think answering a question partly and then just coming back to it has been allowed as much as it has, I think moderation has let up. It doesn’t sit right/seem fair/comes off as very point grubby

Users over the years who didn’t have a full answer would leave a comment sharing information they had, in fact that’s what people still do nowadays
I do agree with melcakes a bit here. Answering with a partial answer before you have all of the information is kind of like claiming a question, even if that isn't the intent, as people will see that somebody else is already working on it and there isn't a point in two people doing the same lengthy research, however, if there isn't an answer in the first place, two people could be working on it at the same time, and after one person answers, the other person has just wasted their time gathering the information... I'd personally say avoid actually answering, and state that you're working on an answer in the comments, and, if you choose to do so, update your comment with the information you're getting over time. If you don't do that, just keep your answer in a google document or something and add it when it's complete.
Ok. So I'll hide this answer, then reshow and edit it when I have all the info?
Go ahead and keep it up, but avoid doing this in the future.
thanks for the answer!