Never had it myself, but as mentioned one of the other lines of cards in the US actually did refer to Marril as Pikablu (Each card being a Pikachu Summer Vacation shot). So for a time before the episode such assumption was validated.I was reminded that oh yeah, "Pikablu" used to be an exciting new mystery once upon a time! What attacks can it use? What Type is it? Can it evolve? Is it related to Pikachu in any way?
Most likely, but a Season 9 episode of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic had a return appearance by a previous character of the day, Quibble Pants dating a pony named Clear Sky who has a daughter named Wind Sprint from a previous marriage.This seems like your typical 4Kids death cover-up, but this one is weird because later in the episode they'll go on to have Mateo say "For the rest of his life grandpa turned out one great sculpture after another." You don't typically say "for the rest of his life" about someone's who still alive, right? Dub-only fans can figure out he's dead either way so why dance around a reference to his death here?
Not a stretch to assume it's a divorce which some viewers believed even possibly fellow adult viewers.
Except for a bit in the episode I had to point out. That being Wind Sprint not warming up to Quibble to the end and for the reason that he isn't going to make her forget about her dad. Kids of a divorced couple can sometimes reject having a step parent or someone dating their parent.
But I can't think of (m)any case where the fear of forgetting a distant parent is in relation to divorce.
But then Hasbro had this aversion to mentioning death in FiM like how say Pokémon the Movie 2000 wouldn't refer to the 3 Birds as God's (or even episode) even though the Mouse House would be willing to do so.