Like the title say,we'll discuss about 2 of the original six pokemon Ash has ever owned:Pidgeot,caught as Pidgeotto and Butterfree,caught as Caterpie.
If you remember,in the episode Pidgeotto evolved,Ash promised he'll just leave it with the flock of Pidgey,protecting it,only for a a short time.But,years have passed and this "short time" hasn't ended yet.It is quite strange if you thik that theoretically,Pidgeot should be in the Viridian Forest,a place which Ash always see and in which he goes when he returns home from a region.So why didn't we see Pidgeot in any of those episodes ?
It was captured by a trainer ?
It died ?
Back when we were on Sinnoh League,I was hoping for an epic episode where TR has stealed all of ash and co's pokemon and they were trying to kill ash with the claw of their robot and BOOM it is destroyed in one second by a shadow which is Pidgeot.But,it seems this wasn't planned by any of the Sinnoh writers.
As we know,Butterfree is now happy with his mate and probably with his babies.Fans wanted it to come back...but this is normal.
what do you think,it doesn't remember the way home or it does and returned at the place where Ash left it and didn't find him or he died after mating ?