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    Quote Originally Posted by Mega Altaria View Post
    I actually thought that Misty's Psyduck evolved into Golduck but became disappointed that...     Spoiler:- potential spoiler:
    I've felt the same way, too. I think it would've been cool to see her have a Golduck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raichu27 View Post
    I've felt the same way, too. I think it would've been cool to see her have a Golduck.
    Yea Golduck would've made her team much stronger but then again Misty hardly ever battled so it might have gone to waste. ^^;

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    Quote Originally Posted by raichu27 View Post
    I've felt the same way, too. I think it would've been cool to see her have a Golduck.
    Yea Golduck would've made her team much stronger but then again Misty hardly ever battled so it might have gone to waste. ^^;
    Yeah, I completely agree. Imo, I think that a really big opportunity for Misty to get Golduck was wasted there, which could have a lot of potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serena_san View Post
    Yea Golduck would've made her team much stronger but then again Misty hardly ever battled so it might have gone to waste. ^^;
    Actually Misty battling record wasn't so bad when looking back. People unfairly remember her as "girl who almost never battled or did anything" due to not having cohesive and on going chain of competitions to compete in due to writers not beginning to explore her water master career more actively through competitions until later in series(like during Whirl islands), but she was still much more active than remembered helping in solving various problems and mysterie developing alot in personality.

    She definitely had more battles than any male traveling companion received and counting all battles she had in both OS and chronicles, it was actually more than what even Iris received.

    Remembering several memtrable matches during her run like against arrogant trainer Andreas from Seaking tournament, Delaney and his Poliwrath, Coastline gym leader Dorian from Johto, Marcellus who used Remoraid, Trinity and Harrison during Whirl Cup. Marina from this episode, pirates who wanted to kidnap Ash Lapras, various trainers like Joe and Giselle from pokemon school, Bike bridge gang when challenging girl with Cloyster, all those girls she fought in Princess festival etc.

    Or various wild pokemon such as Odish, Clefairy, Macargo, Sneasel etc. Not to mention often teaming up with Ash in battling Jessie and James, sometime Meowth becoming especially frequent in Johto saga.

    So if her Psyduck evolved it would had chance to shine and battle, especially during Johto series adding great powerhouse to her team, Not that Poliwhirl or Staru werent good as well imo and Corsola helped in adding more variety to her team.

    I have to admit when i watched "Bye Bye Psyduck!" for first time i was tricked in actually believing Misty Psyduck evolved as well, just to end up being proven wrong.

    Still it was excellent episode regardless imo enjoying in Misty such rich characterization which helped carry out this episode and revealing some impressive skills in commandng Golduck so well. Something Marina as another water expert noticed herself.

    Who knows maybe her Psyduck evolves one day and we get chance to see it battle in some tournament or against other trainers. Though i like her Psyduck with his clueless, dimwitted personality giving him lot of charm. That is if Misty ever returns again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemon fan 132 View Post
    Actually Misty battling record wasn't so bad when looking back. People unfairly remember her as "girl who almost never battled or did anything" due to not having cohesive and on going chain of competitions to compete in due to writers not beginning to explore her water master career more actively through competitions until later in series(like during Whirl islands), but she was still much more active than remembered helping in solving various problems and mysterie developing alot in personality.
    I just meant that aside from battling Team rocket and occasional characters like Marina here, I don't think she was active enough to justify her Psyduck evolving in the writers point of view probably. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serena_san View Post
    I just meant that aside from battling Team rocket and occasional characters like Marina here, I don't think she was active enough to justify her Psyduck evolving in the writers point of view probably. ^^
    I think writers decision behind not evolving Psyduck was more so in viewing it in its current form as better source of clash and comedy it was able to provide with confused personality than anything else. Afterall his interactions with Misty and frustration and anger it was able to cause from her leaded to many awkward and hilarious scenes adding to overall atmosphere of anime.

    Not to mention writers probably left Psyduck unevolved because his handicap and pretty tense relationship it had with trainer served as platform for build up of close bond and care between Misty and her pokemon. That can be noticed in Misty growing over her prejudices and irritaton accepting Psyduck for who he is despite beig handicapped.

    To point of Misty actually risking her life in late Johto by pushing Psyduck to side in saving him from TR crab machine whose whirlpool sucked her in instead. Something Misty would have never done earlier growing to really care for this pokemon.

    Writers probably thought how if it evolved in Golduck it would've defeated purpose of development in Misty growing to accept Psyduck in its current form. With new design and look failing to authentically capture problems it had in unevolved form.

    So i think writers may have felt there existed unfinished work there. Still opening chance for more development in Misty learning how to overcome Psyduck inability to battle and swim making massive step forward as water trainer in realizing how to bring her pokemon full power on surface with eventual evolution serving as testament to that. Kinda expected from those who wish to become water pokemon master.

    Psyduck was also one of, if not the most popular pokemon Misty had because of his personality, great interactions it had with trainer and impressive uniqueness. In having incredibly big psychic powers no other Psyduck showed to posess capable of knocking down any pokemon with just 1 move.

    Possibly playing factor behind not evolving as well at that time in fear of losing its popularity.

    p.,s. Afterall if writers felt that Misty isn't active enough to justify giving her Golduck they as one who were writing for her would increased her focus if needed. And they wouldn't evolve her Poliwag to Politoed than.
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