Yeah, I think what a lot of people don't realize is, there were plenty of times where Misty either used her pokemon in some way, or battled in an episode that didn't revolve around her, but she still made contributions...

I especially liked Misty in "For Crying Out Loud", as that crybaby Marill was certainly enough for Misty to deal with. I kinda wish Misty got to keep Willhemina's Marill...I was hoping for "Misty, you're a capable trainer, I'd like you to raise my marill from now on!"

Marill would've made a nice addition on Misty's team...Which reminds me, I want Misty's Azurill to evolve!