- Jun 17, 2006
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That doesn't make sense though. I don't think her deciding to take her team with her at the end of that special means that she'll never catch another Pokemon. I thought it was more like she just wanted to take them on this new journey. Regardless, I meant that it was an unnecessary limitation that the writers put on Dawn's character. She could still teach her Pokemon new moves to create new combinations, but catching and raising new Pokemon would still give her something new to work with and make it easier to show that her off-screen journeys have allowed her to progress.You may think so, but that's what she decided on.
Even if they didn't want her to capture new Pokemon, that could have been fine if they just allowed Buneary and/or Quilava to evolve. That would have been the easiest way to show that her off-screen adventures made her a stronger Coordinator. It wouldn't have taken much time beyond Ash reacting to that her Pokemon evolved and I highly doubt that it would have affected the nostalgia of her team, especially when they would be more focused on Piplup anyway. Not to mention the nostalgia factor hasn't really affected the vast majority of other returning characters. If they aren't willing to give Dawn new Pokemon, have even one of her two Pokemon capable of evolution evolve or let her become a Top Coordinator off-screen, then how can they show that Dawn has made any progress off-screen? By keeping Dawnn's team the same for whatever reasons, it just puts unnecessary limitations on her growth, which we haven't really seen with most of the other returning characters in the anime. It's just so needlessly frustrating when giving her just one evolved Pokemon probably would have been enough to satisfy fans. The solution was easy and right there.